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I missed the cover reveal for Julia Quinn’s upcoming novel, The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy, so I thought I’d share my thoughts/predictions about this novel instead: Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can’t be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family’s infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She’s the type of girl you don’t notice until the second—or third—look, but there’s something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she’s the one. Iris Smythe–Smith is used to being underestimated. With her pale hair and quiet, sly wit she tends to blend into the background, and she likes it that way. So when Richard Kenworthy demands an introduction, she is suspicious. He flirts, he charms, he gives every impression of a man falling in love, but she...

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Excerpt from ONCE MORE, MY DARLING ROGUE by Lorraine Heath

Lorraine Heath's ONCE MORE, MY DARLING ROGUE is not out until next week but we have a sneak peek right here for you!

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Laura Kaye & Jennifer Ryan Summer Q&A

Join contemporary romance authors Laura Kaye and Jennifer Ryan for a Q&A this Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm ET RIGHT HERE! Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink series, about a group of ex-soldiers and the ladies who love them. The latest Hard Ink release is HARD TO HOLD ON TO, and Laura's donating all of the proceeds from its first two weeks’ of sales (all sales through 9/1/14) to a national non-profit that helps wounded veterans. Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Hunted series and the McBride series. Her latest novel is DYLAN'S REDEMPTION, the final McBride book, and tells the story of sheriff Dylan McBride and his long lost love.

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OOO! I'm so excited! I woke up this morning to find my paranormal/fantasy romance Reluctant Angel on sale for $1.99 at All Romance eBooks and Amazon! Warning: This one is a bit spicy! All Romance Amazon

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Feature and Giveaway: Kiss Me, Captain

French billionaire Marcel Mercier loves women. And there's a string of broken hearts across two continents to prove it. But as CEO of Mercier Shipping, he's got more important things to worry about . . . like why the charter company he just purchased in the United States is suddenly the center of an international media firestorm. Now that big, bad Mercier Shipping owns Captain Dani Lloyd's ship, she's sure her job is at stake. But she won't go down without a fight—even if it means chaining herself to the mast of the Esther Reed and refusing to set foot on shore. The delectable captain and her newsworthy dramatics are a PR nightmare, but Marcel is happy to let Dani prove her skills on a weeklong sail to Boston. He knows no woman can resist him for that long . . . in fact, he's counting on it. But Marcel's...

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Review of HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"You are one gorgeous creature. Did any of those loser boyfriends ever tell you that?" - Theo Heroes Are My Weakness Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips Publisher: William Morrow Release Date: August 26th, 2014 Source: Publisher for Review Purchase Links: Amazon - B&N - Kobo - iTunes Add to Goodreads New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips is back with a delightful novel filled with her sassy wit and dazzling charm. The dead of winter. An isolated island off the coast of Maine. A man. A woman. A sinister house looming over the sea ... He's a reclusive writer whose macabre imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill with laughs. But she's not laughing now. When she was a teenager, he terrified her. Now they're trapped...

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Bee And Cyndi – A Heroine’s Best Friend

I judge people by the friends they have. I think we all do. When I discover that a new acquaintance is a friend of a friend, I’m predisposed to like her. We already have one thing in common – the same great taste in friends. I judge characters by the friends they have also. If the heroine has no friends, I wonder why. What’s wrong with her? Does she have the skills to build a lasting romantic relationship? If the heroine has a nasty best friend, I wonder why she chooses this person to hang out with. Does she have terrible judgment? Does this terrible judgment extend to her choice of hero? Bee’s best friend, Cyndi, isn’t perfect. She’s a slut and quite proud about this. She likes everyone, even the not-so-nice people (like Angel – eye roll). But she’s fun and generous and she doesn’t judge Bee. Cyndi is...

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Hard to Hold on To by Laura Kaye

Hard to Hold by Laura Kaye Series: Hard Ink #2.5 Also in this series: Hard As It Gets, Hard As You Can Publisher: HarperCollins on August 19, 2014 Genres: Romantic Suspense Source: Publisher, Tour Reading Challenges: Ebook Purchase: Amazon Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves--which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel--and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude. As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life...

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Hard To Hold On To, Laura Kaye (10 cupcakes)

I applaud Laura Kaye for this novella.  A standing ovation in fact.  There’s no way in hell that it was easy to tackle a suicidal character, but she did it and she did it well.  Mental health issues are a passion of mine, for good reason, but there is definitely not enough attention paid to this topic.  I really love the fact that Jenna didn’t just “cure” Easy’s issues.  It would have definitely been the (pardon the pun) easy way out and I have respect for Laura for not going that route.  Mental health issues are a real problem, a problem that can take medication, therapy and on-going treatment.  My heart breaks for Easy.  I’ve been where he is.  But you don’t have to have those kind of issues to appreciate this book. Title: Hard to Hold On To: A Hard Ink Novella Author: Laura Kaye Overall rating: 10 cupcakes...

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Hard As You Can, Laura Kaye (10 cupcakes)

Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink novels are downright fantastic.  Shane and Crystal’s (Sara’s) story is no different, even though I think it was darker than Rixey and Becca’s story.  Crystal’s (Sara’s) past is beyond horrible.  I can’t believe the crap she had to live through.  That was one strong, strong woman.  Holy hell.  Shane’s guilt over his sister was nothing to sneeze at either.  Talk about tortured hero/heroine. I love the fact that we got to catch up on the characters from Hard As It Gets.  In fact, the book starts before HAIG ends.  Shane is taken by Crystal from the very beginning.  Even though she has a “boyfriend” (and believe me, I use the term very, very loosely), she is equally smitten by Shane.  Their relationship progresses incredibly quickly, but that doesn’t take anything away from the story.  I can’t wait to read about Easy and Jenna – next! Title:...

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