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Review: Susan Elizabeth Phillips' HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS is a must-read, modern day gothic page turner!

I've really enjoyed Susan Elizabeth Phillips' novels for a long time. My favorite of her books are in her Chicago Stars series (also the first series of hers that I read). To be absolutely honest, I haven't *loved* every book she's written, but most of them. She's one of those writers that even if I find some of the storyline hard going, that I'll continue reading the title. To say I was intrigued by her most recent book, Heroes Are My Weakness, is an understatement. My first glance at the cover, a jean clad, red parka wearing view of a woman, I thought it would be another humorous contemporary. Instead, I found myself swept away by this updated gothic romance set on a remote island off the Maine Coast, that harkens back to my favorite authors growing up - Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt, Phyllis Whitney, Daphne DuMaurier, and Charlotte Bronte....

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Hard to Hold On To Hit #8 on the NYT List!

  Every once in a while, something happens that just totally blows your mind, fills your heart, and leaves you absolutely amazed that your dreams are really, truly coming true. That happened to me yesterday, which was already totally awesome because of all the birthday love you all sent my way. But then I learned that Hard As You Can finaled in a big contest for Best Romantic Suspense of 2014. And then I learned that Hard to Hold On To hit #36 on the USA Today Bestseller List. And then I learned that Hard to Hold On To hit #8 – THE TOP TEN – on the New York Times Bestseller List!!!!!! OMG you guys! Not only were #36 and #8 my best list placements ever, but Top 10 is crazy hard to do. And to do it on a novella, and a novella that totally embraces the hero’s race, was just...

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Win a bag of historical romances from your favorite Avon authors!

I'm delighted to be giving away a stash of fabulous, autographed historical romances from the likes of Caroline Linden, Sophia Nash, Miranda Neville, Julie Anne Long, Lorraine Heath, and Sophie Jordan!

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Cris Reads | Review of THE COWBOY AND THE ANGEL (Rodeo #2) by T.J. Kline

I love it when novels make you think about your own motivations and fears, when you find little pieces of yourself in the characters you grow to love. It's truly a beautiful thing and the mark of a fine author.

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Aug 27 - Post

The King's Coven

Chapter 2: Under typical circumstances, King Ferdinand didn’t mind when his concubines ripped off his clothes, first his tunic, then his leggings, often shredding the silken, gold-laced garments in the process. He knew his way around pleasures of the flesh and appreciated the hungry attentions of his women, all hand-picked from the realm for their beauty, wit, and corruptible natures. While their firm caresses entertained him, he still could not forget The One he had lost, eons ago. “Azeti,” Qens whispered, in his ear. The snow fell down upon them but he didn’t feel the chill. In keeping with ancient traditions, they had all disciplined themselves to endure and then enjoy nature’s extremes. He and Qens lay before the small fire in a clearing in the wintry forest.His other courtesans idled and whispered quietly while his courtiers kept watch for the uninvited and unwanted. He and his women only wore...

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Aug 27 - Post

Coming 9/2 -THE LAWS OF SEDUCTION exclusive Cover Reveal on Heroes and Heartbreakers!

EXCLUSIVE! You heard it here first! The cover for the upcoming 3rd book in the “French Kiss” series THE LAWS OF SEDUCTION will be revealed exclusively on Heroes and Heartbreakers on Tuesday,  September 2nd! Here’s a sneak peek into Rex Renaud, another scaldingly hot Frenchman: When Rex Renaud, the COO of Mercier Shipping, is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, he knows he’ll need a miracle to clear his name, and sassy feminist lawyer, Charlotte Andreko, is the perfect woman for the job. Charlotte has built her career defending pro-bono clients against womanizers like Rex Renaud, and she’d much rather let him sweat it out in a jail cell then defend him in court. Yet Rex swears he’s been set up, and when he offers her a shocking sum of money in exchange for her legal counsel, the financial security is too tempting to resist. And when the court...

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Do You Believe in Magic?

Raine Cameron, heroine of the BLACK RAVEN'S LADY, is known to have the Second Sight. She's had the ability from an early age. Through her gift of interpreting visions, she helped Rory MacLean find his abducted wife in the first book of the HIGHLAND LAIRDS TRILOGY, THE MACLEAN GROOM. Although the belief in the Fairy Faith is common throughout the Scottish Highlands in 1503, there's one person who denies that Raine has this magical gift. Keir MacNeil, a sea captain known for his ferocity in battle both on land and sea, scoffs at the idea that anyone can look into the past or foresee the future. So when Raine decides to search for the man she's seen in a vision - the traitorous laird she believes to be her natural father - she knows better than to tell MacNeil the truth. She must convince him to allow her to board his ship, the Black Raven, and take her with him into the Hebrides...

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Review of Nightingale by Cathy Maxwell

This was a great novella or short story. Cathy writes beautiful love stories with deep emotion and lovely passion. The story of young love, devasting heartbreak and the chance for two people who find their love has survived their years apart. I loved Dane and Jemma and can only wish the story has been longer.

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Congratulations to T.J. Kline!

Rodeo Queen is a 2014 Readers' Favorite Finalist in the Contemporary Romance category!

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