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Excerpt of BURN FOR ME by Ilona Andrews

It's not out until next week (10/28) but you can read an excerpt of BURN FOR ME here!

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KissCon (An Avon Affair) comes to Seattle in November!

Can't make it to KissCon in San Rafael? Don't worry, we're hosting another KissCon event the very next day in Seattle, with EVEN MORE authors! Avon Books and University Book Store are teaming up to bring Seattle area romance readers the city's first-ever multi-author KissCon (an Avon Affair!) on November 23, 2014. There will be a special limited-attendance VIP event, followed by a larger public event. We are encouraging readers to reserve tickets for both! The star-studded author line-up includes: Ilona Andrews, Jennifer Bernard, Elizabeth Boyle, Julie Brannagh, Rachel Gibson, Lorraine Heath, Laura Kaye, Sophie Jordan, Sarah MacLean, Cathy Maxwell, Darlene Panzera, Julia Quinn and Lori Wilde. 2 pm: VIP Reception $10 / $15 Readers can enjoy a special VIP meet and greet reception featuring all these beloved authors! Admission will include sweets, with tea or coffee, or a tasteful glass of Little Black Dress Wines*. $10 tickets will include...

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Review: Something Sweeter by Candis Terry

This post is property of Geeky Bloggers Book Blog - ..reader with a blog and a glass of wine Source: Paperback Review Copy, Provided by Avon Something Sweeter by Candis Terry Publisher: Avon Format: Paperback Genre: Contemporary, Romance Number of Pages: 384 Series: Sweet Texas #3 Read: September 2014 Links to: Goodreads, Library Thing , and Author WebsiteReading Challenges: 2014 Seriously Series The men in Texas are hard to resist . . . Seattle event planner Allison Lane is an expert at delivering the perfect wedding—even if she might not exactly believe in the whole "'til death do us part" thing. When her father decides to tie the knot with a woman he barely knows, Allison heads to Sweet, Texas, to make sure his new honey is the real deal. What she didn't expect to find at the local honky-tonk was a sexy Southern man as bent on charming her...

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Sinful Rewards And Being Small Town Infamous

I spent my teenage years in a small town (population: 4,500). When my family moved into the town, my big brother tried out for the hockey team, THE sports team in this town. He was their star defenseman. I became known as his little sister. It didn’t matter what I did or said or became. I was a figure skater, starring in a couple of town productions. I was a newspaper reporter, covering school activities for the local weekly paper and town activities for the regional daily paper. I won awards and earned a full four year scholarship to the university of my choice. To this day, I’m known as my brother’s little sister. I question sometimes that local residents know my name because this is how they always refer to me. I was lucky. I could live with my label. Some of my friends weren’t as fortunate. One of...

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Bacon Wrapped Smokies & Burn For Me By Ilona Andrews

To spice things up on Wednesdays between “Waiting On” posts and reviews, I am going to share ”Recipe and a Book Recommendation.” Today I am sharing Bacon Wrapped Smokies and Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews. Enjoy and let me know if you would like them.. Enjoy! Recipes to delight your palate and books to feed your mind Below is a recipe that I prepared for my daughter’s wedding as an appetizer and wow did guests go gaga over this. It was like a herd of zombies heading towards a platter of Brains! :snort:  Since it’s football season, and indoor party weather these Bacon-wrapped smokies are easy to make and will keep your herd satisfied. Bacon-wrapped Smokies Ingredients: 1 pkg. (16 ounces) Hillshire Farm® Lit’l Smokies® 1pkg. of thick sliced bacon 1 cup of packed brown sugar toothpicks large flat non-stick pan, or cookie sheet with sides, lined in foil...

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Keep Me Safe (Slow Burn #1) by Maya Banks

When Caleb Devereaux's younger sister is kidnapped, this scion of a powerful and wealthy family turns to an unlikely source for help: a beautiful and sensitive woman with a gift for finding answers others cannot. While Ramie can connect to victims and locate them by feeling their pain, her ability comes with a price. Every time she uses it, it costs her a piece of herself. Helping the infuriatingly attractive and impatient Caleb successfully find his sister nearly destroys her. Even though his sexual intensity draws her like a magnet, she needs to get as far away from him as she can. Deeply remorseful for the pain he’s caused, Caleb is determined to make things right. But just when he thinks Ramie's vanished forever, she reappears. She’s in trouble and she needs his help. Now, Caleb will risk everything to protect her—including his heart. . . . Type: Romantic Suspense-Paranormal-Psychics...

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Oct 21 - Post

Book Review: The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

Brenda Novak’s novel, The Heart off Christmas is an amazing novel. This story is about Eve Harmon who runs a B & B in her small town. There she feels all alone and like her walls are closing in on her life. She wants kids and a family of her own. Her friends are all married. And to make matters worse, there is not a single guy in her town that she would want to marry. Until a handsome stranger comes to her town. This sexy man who comes to Eve’s small town is carrying around secrets. And just when the characters seem to be having a time of their life, something happens that breaks Eve’s happiness temporary. Will she and the mysterious stranger have a happy ending? Will his dark secret keep them apart? Or will the spirit of Christmas finally bring the two closer together despite what lies...

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Oct 21 - Post

Book Review: A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings

A Most Inconvenient Marriage is the best humorous romance novel that I have ever read! This story caught my attention super fast and kept me lured in deep into it’s amazing adventures as both characters try to figure out what happened and why. Nurse  Abigail who is tending a wounded soldier makes a promise to a man whom she thought was really who he said he was. He was a wounded soldier wanting to marry her so that his sister had someone that would take good care of her. Abigail agreed to this arrangement and soon is married to the man. The man dies and then Abigail keeps up her promise by taking care o the dead man’s sister. Now as Abigail is living on the dead man’s farm raising his sister, the real soldier returns home wounded but alive. Abigail knows this is not the man whom she married....

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Questions with Author Ilona Andrews

Can you briefly tell us readers what you new upcoming novel is about without spoiling it or us? Can you tell us readers about any future projects that you are currently working on? What inspired you to become an author? And why? How did you come about choosing to write paranormal romance novels? What book(s) excluding your own, would you say are your favorite to read and why? The novel is about what happens when you let an elite group of people have incredible power. :) Let me point you to our series website. We broke down magic system and Houses and all the cool bells and whistles. Currently we are working on the next book in Kate Daniels series, which is titled Magic Shifts. I wasn’t inspired to become an author. I simply wrote because I wanted to get the stories out of my head. It’s a kind...

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