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Sep 18 - Post

Sep 18 - Post

Accepting Friends As They Are

I have a terrible memory. It took me a year of daily classes with my now-best friend before I remembered her first name. Twenty years later, I still have to look up how to spell both her last AND first names (her first name is Gillian and I can never remember if it has one L or two). I never remember birthdays. I forgot my own birthday one year (and my buddies will never let me forget it – grins). My friends know this about me. They accept it. They realize that my bad memory isn’t all… well… bad. I don’t hold grudges. I forget their mistakes, their embarrassing moments, their secrets. They tell me everything, knowing I’ll forget most of it. Cyndi, Bee’s best friend, isn’t perfect either. Cyndi is proud of her slut status. She goes home with a different man every night. When Bee ventures out with...

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Sep 17 - Post

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 & 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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