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Two Bonus Scenes

Just before my last book was published, I wrote a transitional scene set between the action of Lady Windermere’s Lover and The Duke of Dark Desires.  I offered it as a New Year’s gift to my newsletter subscribers. Now the scene, entitled  DENFORD AND WINDERMERE ON THE ROAD TOGETHER, is available to all on my website.  (Not that I want to discourage you from signing up for my newsletter — it’s the best way to be informed of my new releases and future plans. If you haven’t signed up yet you may do so here!) But that’s not all! If you’re curious about exactly how Henrietta Cazalet got her man and Oliver Bream became engaged to be married, I’ve posted OLIVER’S PROPOSAL, a deleted from The Duke of Dark Desires. I’ve posted additional material about several of my earlier books, details and inks to be found on the individual book pages.

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Excerpt from Jennifer L. Armentrout’s FALL WE ME (and share it to unlock MORE chapters!)

Jennifer L. Armentrout’s FALL WITH ME New Adult/contemporary romance (the fourth installment of her With You saga) is not out until March 31, 2015, but we’ve got a very special sneak peek right here of Chapter One! But you can unlock even MORE of the book simply by sharing this link or sharing directly from the application. Just use #JLAsneakpeek when you share on any social network or on your blog! If we get to 500 shares by Friday March 6th we’ll reveal Chapter 2. If we get to 1000 (or more) we will reveal Chapters 2-3!! Click on the cover to read the excerpt!

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Planning to Live in the Moment

Living in the moment has its pros and cons. I have been trying to do more of it as a way of balancing my chronic need for planning, and this week’s events have provided plenty of fodder for me to practice. A few random and totally unexpected things have happened to me this week that have flooded me with so many ‘feel-goods’ that I’m not apprehensive in sharing some of the negative that came along with the mix. A singular moment of ‘feel-bads,’ for whatever reason, can shatter the placid pond of contentment, so I have a tendency to go all Michonne on pessimism when it rears its ugly head in my life, and I do my best to keep moving forward, no matter what, even if it involves a change of plans. I finally submitted my first manuscript for traditional publication consideration, and now the countdown has begun. My…

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Cover Reveal: Need Me (Broke and Beautiful #2) by Tessa Bailey

Book Blurb From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tessa Bailey, comes the next fun and sexy novel in her Broke and Beautiful trilogy! “How did this tweed-wearing English professor turn out to be my dirtiest hero ever? Cause he really is.”–Tessa Bailey When Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best friends. No stranger to hard work, Honey’s sole focus is a medical degree…until she sees newly-minted Professor, Ben Dawson, and her concentration is hijacked. Honey is fascinated by her gorgeous, young English professor and vows to find a crack his tweed-wearing, glasses-clad exterior. While at an off campus party, an accident lands Ben in a dark, locked closet with a sexy-sounding southern belle…and their chemistry is explosive. But when he discovers that the…

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Feature and Giveaway: At Wolf Ranch by Jennifer Ryan

After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything. Ella Wolf rushes to her family’s abandoned Montana ranch after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she’s next…unless she can uncover a secret hidden somewhere at Wolf Ranch. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda. A man who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be… As an unlikely partnership sparks into something so much more, and a killer closes in, can Ella and Gabe learn to trust…

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Cover Reveal: NEED ME by Tessa Bailey

Check out this gorgeous cover for NEED ME by Tessa Bailey (on sale 4/21) From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tessa Bailey, comes the next fun and sexy novel in her Broke and Beautiful trilogy! “How did this tweed-wearing English professor turn out to be my dirtiest hero ever? Cause he really is.”–Tessa Bailey When Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best friends. No stranger to hard work, Honey’s sole focus is a medical degree…until she sees newly-minted Professor, Ben Dawson, and her concentration is hijacked. Honey is fascinated by her gorgeous, young English professor and vows to find a crack his tweed-wearing, glasses-clad exterior. While at an off campus party, an accident lands Ben in a dark, locked closet with a sexy-sounding…

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Cover Reveal: Need Me by Tessa Bailey

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tessa Bailey, comes the next fun and sexy novel in her Broke and Beautiful trilogy! “How did this tweed-wearing English professor turn out to be my dirtiest hero ever? Cause he really is.”–Tessa Bailey When Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best friends. No stranger to hard work, Honey’s sole focus is a medical degree…until she sees newly-minted Professor, Ben Dawson, and her concentration is hijacked. Honey is fascinated by her gorgeous, young English professor and vows to find a crack his tweed-wearing, glasses-clad exterior. While at an off campus party, an accident lands Ben in a dark, locked closet with a sexy-sounding southern belle…and their chemistry is explosive. But when he discovers that the girl in…

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NPR remembers Bertrice Small, an original Avon Lady

With the passing of original Avon Lady Bertrice Small, NPR wrote this lovely article in her memory. Decades before Fifty Shades of Grey and George R.R. Martin, we had Bertrice Small, the romance legend and industry pioneer who died Tuesday at 77. Small was part of a group of female writers, known collectively as “The Avon Ladies” (others were greats like Johanna Lindsey and Rosemary Rogers), who transformed the romance novel in the late ’70s, taking it from tame and sexless (think Barbara Cartland) to fiery and sensual — and creating some of the first classics of modern romance. Small herself was known for epic, flowing storylines that combined fascinating historical tidbits and larger-than-life characters; her best-known work was the Skye O’Malley series, which starred a swashbuckling pirate queen who commanded her own fleet and once bested Queen Elizabeth I in a battle of wits. Read the full article here

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Tessa Bailey’s Need Me Cover Reveal!

Need Me By: Tessa Bailey Series: Broke and Beautiful #2 ISBN: 9780062369086 Publication Date: April 21, 2015 Publisher: Avon ImpulseI am excited to share with you the unveiling of Tessa Bailey’s upcoming title Need Me. But first… What is the Book About? From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tessa Bailey, comes the next fun and sexy novel in her Broke and Beautiful trilogy! “How did this tweed-wearing English professor turn out to be my dirtiest hero ever? Cause he really is.”–Tessa Bailey When Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best friends. No stranger to hard work, Honey’s sole focus is a medical degree…until she sees newly-minted Professor, Ben Dawson, and her concentration is hijacked. Honey is fascinated by her gorgeous, young English professor and…

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