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Follow the link for A NOTE FROM SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS… AVAILABLE NOW IN MASS MARKET PAPERBACK! HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS by Susan Elizabeth Phillips “It was the sex that made that book sell so good,” she said.

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Truly Sweet (Sweet, Texas #5) by Candis Terry

5 Sweet, Sweet, Texas Stars! I’ve loved every book in this series and didn’t want it to ever end, but Candis Terry did the Wilder family proud with this final story. I laughed, I sighed, I fanned myself, and I cried, and I will miss the people and the town of Sweet, Texas! Blurb… When the one you’ve always wanted At sixteen, Annabelle Morgan hoped her crush on Jake Wilder was just a passing phase. Now she s twenty-nine and nothing has changed except Jake. The once-carefree marine has come home with a giant chip on his shoulder. He insists a single mom like Annie deserves more than he can offer. Yet no matter how gruff his gorgeous exterior may be, Jake s toe-curling kisses convince her that this attraction is definitely mutual. Becomes the one who wants you back Butting heads with feisty Annie was always a thrill. Add…

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Review ~ Close to Heart by T.J. Kline

Synopsis: It only took an instant for her world to come crashing down…but Heart Fire Ranch is a place of new beginnings, even for those who find their way there by accident As the only veterinarian in town, Justin Hart doesn’t have time to think about romance. So when A-list actress Alyssa Cole crashes her car outside his clinic, it’s entirely unexpected when there’s a spark between them he can’t ignore. Still, she’s a movie star, and he’s just a small town cowboy. Alyssa has learned the hard way not to believe first impressions, especially not in Hollywood. But, 400 miles from her former life with nowhere to go and no one to turn to, she places her trust in the handsome vet who comes to her rescue. There’s no denying the connection between them, but when Alyssa’s past shows up at the door, will their new relationship be able…

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4 Days Left to Vote for the Hard Ink Wedding Novella!

There are just FOUR DAYS left to vote for your favorite couple to get a wedding story in the Hard Ink novella, Hard Ever After, releasing January 19, 2016! Have you read and met all the Hard Ink couples yet? If not, now’s the time! Because for four more days – between now and July 31 – you get to vote on which couple gets the bonus wedding novella. Who will you choose? I can’t wait to see! Down below, I’ve got some wedding invitations for you to share around to encourage other readers to vote for the couple you want. So grab your favorite couple’s invitations and help spread the word! You can also grab one of the smaller avatar images for your Facebook and Twitter avatars. Have fun with it and vote, vote, vote! Now, please spread the word and vote! I cannot wait to see who I’m going to…

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My Mother’s Art

Growing up, I was amazed at my mother’s talent. She used to spend hours standing in front of an easel, seeing something only she could see. Many times she painted a scene from memory. Sometimes, she had a still life arranged on a nearby table. She painted everything, but enjoyed portraits the most. My favorites range from the portraits of the old women of Mexico to some landscapes she did of the Texas Hill Country. I don’t remember being cautioned to stay quiet or leave her alone. I just recall that it was something my brother and I did. Mom was painting, so don’t interrupt her. She worked primarily in oils, although she often sketched in charcoal. Her box of brushes and tubes of paint were contained in this broad and shallow wooden box that was totally off limits. I was raked over the coals once for using one of…

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Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips #Paperback @Avonbooks #Giveaway #BuyNow #Release

Enter to Win A Surprise SEP Prize Pack HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS Susan Elizabeth Phillips Releasing in Paperback July 28th Avon Romance 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 together on a snowy island off the coast of Maine. Is he the villain she remembers or has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes. It’s going to be a long, hot winter. Now Available in Paperback Amazon | B&N | BAM a Rafflecopter giveaway Susan Elizabeth Phillips soars onto the New…

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Review Stop on the Tasty Virtual Book Tour for PERFECT TOUCH by Elizabeth Lowell with #excerpt + #giveaway

Welcome to my review stop on the Tasty Virtual Book Tour for PERFECT TOUCH by Elizabeth Lowell, releasing everywhere tomorrow from William Morrow! I am such a huge fan of Ms. Lowell’s and yet just when I think she can’t outdo her last novel, she does. PERFECT TOUCH is a perfectly wonderful read. Stick around for an excerpt from this fab book and a tourwide giveaway too! ***eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest and unscripted review. Blurb for PERFECT TOUCH: Sara Medina is a designer and art dealer from San Francisco. She matches her clients’ desires with fine and folk art from the world over—living up to her thriving business named Perfect Touch. She still remembers her rural childhood of hard work and poverty on the family dairy farm, but she keeps it firmly in the past as she searches out new artwork and artists…

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Blog Tour Excerpt and Giveaway: All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue by Sophie Jordan

Hi friends! Happy Monday! Welcome to the blog tour for All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue by Sophie Jordan, book two of The Debutante Files series. Check out this book, publishing tomorrow, and enter the fabulous giveaway! All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue by Sophie Jordan Book Two of The Debutante Files Publisher: Avon Publication Date: July 28, 2015 ***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers*** Official Summary: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sophie Jordan continues her new series, The Debutante Files, featuring debutantes on the hunt for Mr. Right. First friends, then enemies… Lady Aurelia hasn’t always hated Max, Viscount Camden, her brother’s best friend. In fact, as a besotted girl, she thrived under his kind attention—sure that he was the most noble and handsome man in the land. Until her young heart discovered what manner of rogue he…

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Review: Hard to Come By by Laura Kaye

Hard to Come By by Laura Kaye Hard Ink Series #3 BlurbCaught 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 powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to…

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