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Cris Reads | KEEP ME SAFE (Slow Burn #1) by Maya Banks

A sizzling story of a woman who risks her life and her heart to find a wealthy man’s missing sister—the first novel in a sexy new romantic suspense series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks. BLURB When Caleb Devereaux's younger sister is kidnapped, this scion of a powerful and wealthy family turns to an unlikely source for help: a beautiful and sensitive woman with a gift for finding answers others cannot. While Ramie can connect to victims and locate them by feeling their pain, her ability comes with a price. Every time she uses it, it costs her a piece of herself. Helping the infuriatingly attractive and impatient Caleb successfully find his sister nearly destroys her. Even though his sexual intensity draws her like a magnet, she needs to get as far away from him as she can. Deeply remorseful for the pain he’s caused, Caleb is...

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Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers, published in 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Author. Goodreads. Amazon. Book Depository. Barnes & Noble. Source: purchased + e-ARC via Netgalley (thank you, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, for providing me with this free e-copy in exchange for an honest review; this was a “read now” title on Netgalley, along with the sequel, Dark Triumph, as the final part, Mortal Heart is coming soon). Genre: YA historical fantasy. Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of...

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DEAL ALERT! Get your thrill on for just 99 cents!

Lena Diaz's skillfully woven romantic suspense ASHES, ASHES, THEY ALL FALL DEAD is specially priced for your reading enjoyment!

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Bid On My Items in the MRW Auction! Ends 10/27!

  I’ve got something super fun for y’all today! My writers’ chapter, Maryland Romance Writers, is holding on online auction fundraiser, and I’ve got a number of fun things for READERS and WRITERS to consider bidding on! And, if my items don’t float your boat, check out some of the other nearly *70* items up for grabs! But don’t delay, because the auction ends on October 27!! From me: Spend a long weekend in my beach place in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware!     Win a copy of EVERY one of my paperbacks, autographed or personalized to YOU! Win a themed gift set with signed books from my Hearts of the Anemoi series! Win all my super sexy paperback Brazen books, including in French! From my “team”: Win a two-chapter critique from my agent-of-awesome, Kevan Lyon! Win a release day launch event organized by my InkSlinger PR publicist, KP Simmon! Win...

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ARC Review & Spotlight+Giveaway: Black Raven's Lady by Kathleen Harrington

Black Raven’s Lady  Highland Laird’s Trilogy # 3 By: Kathleen Harrington Releasing October 21, 2014 Avon Romance  My Rating: 4 Crowns Order Links: Amazon / B&N / Itunes / Kobo Book Synopsis: This exciting conclusion to the popular Highland Lairds Trilogy features a runaway lass and the laird who will do anything to protect her. Feisty Lady Raine Cameron has been surrounded her whole life by gossip claiming she is not her father's daughter. Determined to find her true heritage, the dark-haired beauty boards the Black Raven under false pretenses in search of the man who she believes is her father, a man who is also a traitor to Scotland. Only the Black Raven himself stands in her way… Laird Keir MacNeil has a reputation for being a ruthless and powerful ship captain. On a mission to apprehend Scotland's most wanted traitor, he never expected to see Raine on his ship. Keir vows...

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Click to view slideshow.   HOSTED BY HERDING CATS & BURNING SOUP and SIMPLY ANGELA.  Thanks! I thought I would do something a little different here.  I am going to go from Vampires with my audiobook copy of Lara Adrian’s A TOUCH OF MIDNIGHT (reviewed yesterday) to Mages and Monsters with a short review of THE WINTER KING (below the entry form). These two paranormals run the gamut from sexy alien vampires to high-fantasy sexy paranormals. They are the prizes for the hop! I enjoyed them both. The WINTER KING part of the prize is a new paperback copy from AVON and the A TOUCH OF MIDNIGHT  part is an “open box.” I used the MP3 CD to download the book so I could listen to it, but other than not having plastic on it, it works fine. HOW TO ENTER:   Just comment and use the Rafflecopter form. Please...

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Oct 23 - Post

Sinful Rewards 4 – This Terrific Series Gets Steamier!

Fresh Fiction has reviewed Sinful Rewards 4! “SINFUL REWARDS 4 is intense, deeply satisfying; simply wonderful. This might well be the best instalment so far in this brilliant series, and that is saying a lot.” *** Subscribe To My Release Day Newsletter: Four years ago, Bee Carter left her tiny hometown, escaping her tormenters. She concealed her tarnished reputation under a good-girl persona, hiding her history from Nicolas, her strong and silent billionaire; Hawke, her tattooed bad-boy biker; and Cyndi, her man-crazy best friend. Today, she’s returning home … and she’s not alone. Some of her deepest, darkest secrets will be revealed. Trust will be tested. Clothing and inhibitions will be discarded. Bee and her hometown will never be the same. When her past and her present collide, will any of Bee’s relationships survive? Buy Links: Amazon: ARe: Barnes And Noble: Google: iTunes:

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Oct 23 - Post

KissCon: an Avon affair

Avon will be hosting a series of fan fests, called “KissCon,” starting with two consecutive events in San Rafael, CA on 11/22, and Seattle, on 11/23.  What does KissCon entail? A group of *amazing* Avon authors will be doing a signing, a Q&A, and fun, interactive events with the audience. There will be prizes, raffles, and so much more in the way of romance goodness! Authors

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