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[Book Tour, Review & Giveaway] Can't Wait by Jennifer Ryan

      Can’t Wait Hunted Series Prequel By: Jennifer Ryan Releasing November 11th, 2014 Avon Romance     ...Blurb... From the All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy Anthology comes Jennifer Ryan’s story of Caleb and Summer. Before the Hunted series they had a whirlwind romance not to be forgotten...   Caleb Bowden has a lot to thank his best friend, Jack, for - saving his life in Iraq and giving him a job helping him run his family’s ranch. He also introduced him to the most incredible woman he’s ever met. Too bad he can’t ask her out. You do not date your best friend’s sister. Summer and Caleb share a closeness she’s never felt for anyone, but the stubborn man refuses to turn the flirtatious friendship into something meaningful. Frustrated and tired of wishing to be happy, Caleb tells Jack how he feels about Summer. With his friend’s...

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Writing Erotic Romance – Second Drafts And Other Messes

This post has adult content. If you are under the age of eighteen years old and/or sensitive to adult language/situations, please do not read this post. You’ve conquered NaNoWriMo and have written a fast first draft of your story. Now what do you do with this steaming pile of word feces? There are some writers who claim to write perfect first drafts, first drafts that make the angels sing and editors weep with wonder. These writers can usually be found drinking by themselves at conferences. Publicly, we pretend to be happy for them. Privately, we know they can’t be trusted. Because every writer tweaks SOMETHING. Maybe this tweaking happens immediately after the first draft of a sentence or scene or chapter is written. Maybe this tweaking happens after the entire first draft of the story is written. The timing doesn’t matter. Once we change something – a word, a scene,...

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Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday!

Hey everyone,   As you are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving or just start your Christmas shopping early I wanted to say a little something. Most of my posts have been about books and this one is no exception but first...   Thanksgiving,           I know some don't get into this holiday for one reason or another but I want to encourage you to make a mental note to give thanks anyway. We all live busy lives and yes we should give thanks every day but sometimes time flies by and we forget. So tomorrow and Friday as you are shopping and spending time with friends and family or however you spend your days. Just stop and give thanks, thank your family for being there, or a friend that has always encouraged you, thank your children for giving you the faith and trust of a child, thank God for waking...

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ARC Review: Hard to Come By-Laura Kaye

Title: Hard to Come By Author: Laura Kaye Publisher: Avon Books Publication Date: November 25, 2014 Page Count: 384 ISBN #: 978-062267924 ASIN #: B00IRCO4G4 My Rating: 4 Crowns Order links: Amazon Kindle / Amazon / B&N / iTunes Book Description: Caught between desire and loyalty... Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team--sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there. When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he's become. Derek's easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn't trust. As the team's investigation reveals how...

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Sweet Cowboy Christmas by Candis Terry Review

Sweet Cowboy Christmas Sweet, Texas # 3.5 By: Candis Terry Releasing November 25th, 2014 Avon Impulse   Mistletoe, holly, and cowboys, oh my! Christmas in Texas has never been sweeter. Years ago, Chase Morgan traded in his dusty cowboy boots for the shimmering lights of New York City and a fast track up the corporate ladder. But when his shiny life is turned on end just in time for Christmas, Chase knows he needs to reevaluate even if that means going home to Texas to endure his least favorite holiday. When Mr. Tall, Dark, and Smoking Hot walks through her door at the Magic Box Guest Ranch, Faith Walker sees just another handsome, rich exec looking to play cowboy for a week-at her expense. She’s sure the grumpy, but sexy as hell Scrooge will put a crimp in her holly jolly plans. Until a sizzling kiss has her seeing him...

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Sinful Rewards 5-Ordering Dinner In Another Language

The dear wonderful hubby and I travel quite a bit. We often don’t know more than a couple of courtesy words in the local language, which makes ordering food an adventure. We’ll point at something another patron is having. Once my hubby mooed to tell the waiter he wanted beef. (grins) I’ve clucked to indicate chicken. Sometimes we simply choose things at random. Many times we have no idea what we’re eating. Bee, the heroine of Sinful Rewards, had a similar adventure when she had a lunch at a French restaurant. Here’s a bit of the scene *** The waiter returns, the hoity-toity bastard addressing me in French, knowing I don’t understand a word he says. I read his face. He gazes at me as my mom gazes at the customers she serves, waiting for their orders. I glance down at the menu, having no idea what it says. He...

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Review: What a Wallflower Wants by Maya Rodale

  Source: Received for review Publication date: September 30, 2014 Publisher: Avon Series: Bad Boys & Wallflowers #3 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars About the book: In the third novel in Maya Rodale’s charming Wallflower series, London’s Least Likely to Be Caught in a Compromising Position finds temptation in a devilishly handsome stranger . . . Miss Prudence Merryweather Payton has a secret. Everyone knows that she’s the only graduate from her finishing school to remain unwed on her fourth season—but no one knows why. With her romantic illusions shattered after being compromised against her will, Prudence accepts a proposal even though her betrothed is not exactly a knight in shining armor. When he cowardly pushes her out of their stagecoach to divert a highwayman, she vows never to trust another man again. John Roark, Viscount Castleton, is nobody’s hero. He’s a blue-eyed charmer with a mysterious past and...

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Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover

I promised the folks at Avon that I would post a review today, the release date of Sarah MacLean’s fourth book in her Rule of Scoundrels series. Alas, a nasty case of bronchitis infringed on my reading time. It is perilously difficult to try to cough and read at the same time. i have been reading Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover all day, so I wouldn’t miss my deadline. Not surprisingly, I quite enjoyed it as I had the earlier three novels. What one might have supposed would be the hero of the book turns out to be the heroine. Or rather, two heroines. Lady Georgiana has not one, but two alter egos. One of them is the fourth owner of the gaming hell, the Fallen Angel. Newspaperman Duncan West is observant enough to put two and two together and quickly realizes the lady and the madam are...

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Review + Giveaway: Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover

NEVER JUDGE A LADY BY HER COVER The Rules of Scoundrels #4 Sarah MacLean Adult Historical Romance 384 pages Avon Romance Available Now Source: eARC from publisher for review THE STORY By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking-in London’s darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city’s most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered...until now. Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by the beautiful, ruined woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and sin. He knows she is more than she seems and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana’s secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present, and risking all she holds dear...including her heart. MY THOUGHTS Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover, the...

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