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What Happened to the Historical Romance Novel?

​These days it seems the ever popular historical romance genre has become dominated by dangerously seductive Regency era dukes. Once upon a time, a girl could find some bad ass cowboys in historical westerns, tycoons in turn of the century NYC, and medieval Knights charging in to save the day. It makes one wonder: has the historical romance genre become narrowed down to just dukes? I inquired with fellow romance authors and editors to check on the state of our beloved historical romances. Read more about dukes, knights, cowboys and other heroes of days of yore at ​The Huffington Post!

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KISS ME CAPTAIN on sale for .99 starting September 23!

That’s right! You asked for it–you demanded it, and the yowling child always gets her wish! The e-edition for KISS ME, CAPTAIN, Book Two in the French Kiss series, will go on sale for the buy-me-NOW price of .99 starting on Tuesday, 23 September! Tell all your friends! Family! Co-workers! Heck–tell all you enemies! I’m fine with that! This is such a deal it’s like you’re stealing this book! If you were a fan of Book One, WANTED: WIFE, then you’re no doubt wanting to know what happens with Andy’s little brother, Marcel, who is now CEO of Mercier Shipping. Well, I’ll tell you, it seems the lone female captain in all of his fleet has chained herself to the mast of her ship in fear of losing her job, and now it’s causing a media firestorm. Guess who’s going to cross the pond to Philadelphia and straighten the situation...

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Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

Rowena’s review of Boomerang (Boomerang #1) by Noelle August. The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August Welcome to Boomerang.com, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret. Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well . . . one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning—together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post hookup taxi . . . to the same place: Boomerang headquarters. What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy...

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Blog Tour Review: Stay With Me – J. Lynn

At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends. But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming. Sexy and intense, Jax is in...

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Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Once More, My Darling Rogue – Lorraine Heath

From New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath, comes the second book in a brand new series, The Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, featuring three eligible bachelors…and the scoundrels that reside within each. Born to the street but raised within the aristocracy, Drake Darling can’t escape his sordid beginnings. Not when Lady Ophelia Lyttleton snubs him at every turn, a constant reminder he’s not truly one of them. But after rescuing her from a mysterious drowning, he realizes she doesn’t remember who she is. With plans to bring her to heel, he insists she’s his housekeeper—never expecting to fall for the charming beauty.  While Ophelia might not recall her life before Drake, she has little doubt she belongs with him. The desire she feels for her dark, brooding employer can’t be denied, regardless of consequences. So when Ophelia’s memory returns, she is devastated by the depth of his betrayal. Now...

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Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Sinful Rewards 3 – Cynthia Sax

  Bee Carter’s carefully constructed world is tumbling down around her designer knockoff heels. Pleasing others isn’t working for this small-town fashionista. Bee decides to throw caution to the Chicago wind for one night and release her inner bad girl, accepting a sexy challenge from an unknown texter, exploring the backseat of a limousine with gorgeous billionaire Nicolas, and entering a rough, tough biker bar with the mysterious Hawke. Two hot men, one wicked night. When this good girl goes wild, who will make her erotic dreams come true—the enigmatic billionaire or the tattooed bad boy? Series: Release Date:  September 16, 2014 Publisher: Avon Impulse Source: Edelweiss Reviewer: Shannon Rating: Buy the book at: Reviewer’s Thoughts 3.5 Cocktails Having not read the previous two installments to this series, I will admit Cynthia Sax made it very easy to pick up the storyline and follow along. SINFUL REWARD 3 continues the...

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Spotlight, Excerpt & Giveaway : Sinful Rewards 3: A Billionaires and Bikers Novella by Cynthia Sax

Tour Hosted by www.bookslapped.com Book Blurb & Info Bee Carter's carefully constructed world is tumbling down around her designer knockoff heels. Pleasing others isn't working for this small-town fashionista. Bee decides to throw caution to the Chicago wind for one night and release her inner bad girl, accepting a sexy challenge from an unknown texter, exploring the backseat of a limousine with gorgeous billionaire Nicolas, and entering a rough, tough biker bar with the mysterious Hawke. Two hot men, one wicked night. When this good girl goes wild, who will make her erotic dreams come true—the enigmatic billionaire or the tattooed bad boy? Buy Links Goodreads / Amazon Book Excerpt A very large man separates from the pack, and my words fade. He's backlit, his face and form in darkness, but I'd recognize that blunt buzz cut, square chin, broad shoulders, and confident swagger anywhere. "Hawke," I whisper, my toes wiggling...

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The Dreaded Friend Zone

In Sinful Rewards, Bee’s relationship with Nicolas, our enigmatic billionaire, starts as a friendship. They genuinely like each other, teasing each other about their foibles and their hang ups. Nicolas admitted in Sinful Rewards 2 that this friend first progression of a romantic relationship is new to him. We’re not sure why he wishes to take his relationship with Bee slowly, why he wants to form this friend base first, but she must be special to him or he wouldn’t have changed his behavior. In Sinful Rewards 3, Bee is ready to move out of the dreaded friend zone. She’s attracted to Nicolas. She doesn’t know if Nicolas is attracted to her. Here’s a snippet… *** When Nicolas holds me, I feel safe, cherished, protected. I relax, resting my head in the hollow of his shoulder. I haven’t felt safe in a long, long time. “Friends don’t let friends take...

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