Wednesday, February 26, 2014

London Calling by @Anna_Elliott #Regency #Romance

Romance and Treason in Regency England

It is the autumn of 1809, and Susanna Ward's life is more perfect than she could ever have dared hope. She is reconciled with her estranged family and engaged to the man she loves, Lord James Ravenwood. But across the English Channel, Britain's war with the Emperor Napoleon still rages. And when a chance letter arrives from London, Susanna learns that James has secretly allowed himself to be drawn into the shadowy world of espionage and intrigue. To be with James, Susanna travels to London--and is soon caught up in a dangerous operation to uncover a ring of French spies and a traitor within the British War Office.

Susanna will risk her life to protect both her country and the man she loves. And yet as she sees James torn between love for her and duty to King and country, she realizes that the greatest danger may be to her own heart.

Set against the glittering backdrop of a Regency London Season, London Calling is a cozy mystery, appropriate for all ages. It is approximately 61,000 words or 244 pages in length.

Although London Calling can be read alone, the story builds on the events of Susanna and the Spy.

Reviews of London Calling:

"…a fun adventure, with a great historical backdrop in the Napoleonic wars. All in all, a wonderful cozy mystery."

"I thought it a fun read, both as an adventure and a sweet romance. I hope there will be more to come."

"This book was an enjoyable diversion, and put a fresh face on the regency period. I liked it as much as the first Susanna story."

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Eyes of Ice by Emily Rose - #Erotica @EmilyTheAuthor

In this first novel of the erotic series, shy, young Cecelia Hardwicke moves to Chicago with her best friend and the sole ambition of becoming a successful journalist. After she meets a mysterious young man with all the markings of the vampires of legend, Cecelia believes she has found the story that will make her career – yet as she investigates the intriguing Andrew Forrester and his circle of deadly companions, her interests become more passionate than professional. Before long, Andrew has awoken the demon of sexual desire inside of her, and Cecelia is no longer certain who is pursuing whom.

What readers are saying:

"Immediately gripping and intensely erotic, Eyes of Ice is sure to mesmerize any reader." ~Night Owl Reviews

"… an exciting read!" ~an Amazon Reviewer

"I became thoroughly riveted..." ~an Amazon Reviewer

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Male Wanted by Betty Jo Schuler - "Sweet, funny, fabulous read"

A Personal Ad Goes Oh-So Wrong!

Taylor Gayle advertises in The Town Crier for a male to date, but Max Stuart misprints her ad to indicate she’s looking for a “sadomasochistic male to mate” and includes her address. To atone for his mistakes, Max becomes her live-in protector. Now, who’s going to protect this high school librarian from the unbelievably sexy newspaper editor? And who’s going to save Max from this feisty Plain Jane’s charms?

Taylor Gayle names her plants, dulls her hair with a brown rinse, and envies her fraternal twin sister of her beauty. Max Stuart plays with noisy toys, brings home his sister's dog Muttso, and sets fire to Taylor's kitchen. The elevator in their apartment building is an accident-waiting-to-happen, but the landlady is more concerned with whether Taylor and Max are "cohabitating." Glorious Apartments are as misnamed as Progressive High School and Boomtown, Ohio. Nothing is what it seems in this slaphappy romance.

Max finds Taylor in her long skirts and oversized specs as tantalizing as a package in plain brown wrap with no return address. She thinks he looks like a CEO but can’t handle the simplest task. She thinks he’s short on ambition. He thinks she should relax. She wants a serious man. He wants a fun-loving woman. They want one another.

Neither are what they seem. But while these two fake their ways into each other’s lives, they find a love that’s real.


"This was a romance with substance as it made a statement about prejudices and finding your own true identity. With that philosophical slant, it was also humorous and endearing. Both characters are very likeable and the family dynamics realistic. It was a fun afternoon read that got me thinking." ~The Book Runner, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

"Taylor and Max have great chemistry and the story is sweet, funny and a fabulous read. I highly recommend it!"

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Shattered Blue by Jane Taylor Starwood #Thriller #MustRead @StarwoodRomance

A Highly-Rated Romantic Thriller

Shane MacKinnon used to be somebody else... 

Hounded by scandal and haunted by a terrible secret, Shannon Malone fled
Manhattan for the mountains of New Mexico and a new identity. Five years later, she's met a man who loves her in spite of her troubled past, a man who's leading her into a world of sensual pleasure she's never known. One morning a voice from her past threatens to shatter her new life. Someone thinks she has the missing millions from an investment scam, someone who also has a far more sinister reason to find her. The monster who tormented her childhood is after her again, and Shane must find the courage to beat him at his own sadistic game.

What readers are saying:

"…enjoyable and impressive debut novel!  ~InD'Tale Magazine

"…solid, polished, well written debut. I'll be keeping an eye out for more from this author."

"…the characters are vulnerable and real, and the action is high."

"I loved Shattered Blue! Jane Taylor Starwood's debut novel is a heart-lurching, page-turning, romantic suspense that kept me captivated!" ~Reading In Pajamas

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Wild Innocence by Candace McCarthy #MustRead #Historical

Native American Historical Romance

A Pampered Belle…

Devastated by her fiancĂ©'s betrayal, young Rachel Dempsey fled a life of privilege in Baltimore's high society for a hard-scrabble existence at her father's mission on the rugged shores of Lake Superior. There she tended the wounded brought to the mission's infirmary and vowed no man would ever touch her heart again—certainly not Black Hawk, the disturbingly sensual Ojibwa warrior she was tenderly nursing back to health.

A Fearless Brave…

Black Hawk had never allowed a woman to distract him from the dark dream of vengeance he had harbored against his hated Sioux enemy since boyhood. But soon the warmth in Rachel's eyes began melting the ice that shrouded his soul, and when danger threatened the mission, the fierce warrior spirited away the beautiful white angel to the safety of his own village. There Rachel discovered a new peace among the gentle Ojibwa, while the tenderness in Black Hawk's fiery touch ignited a sudden passion—convincing them both that they shared a love as bold and timeless as the untamed plains of the wild Northwest.

What readers are saying:

"…touched my heart and transported me back through time to an early period in our country's growth. This is a book that I will gladly place on my "to read again" shelf."

"I did not want it to end! I especially liked that she based her Native American romance somewhere other than the plains. I had begun to wonder if there were any writers out there that knew about the Woodland's Indians."

"…a wonderful escape from the normal, everyday chaos."

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Take Me I'm Yours by Donna Fasano #Bargain #eBook @DonnaFaz

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USA Today Bestselling Author

Sexy single dad Derek Mitchell has learned the hard way to never trust a beautiful woman. So although he would always be indebted to Lainey Adams for thwarting a kidnapping attempt on his beloved daughter, he isn't about to show his gratitude by offering his heart on a silver platter! 

But what's the brooding bachelor to do when his matchmaking millionaire father rewards Lainey's heroism--by giving her a share of the family fortune? Despite Derek's love phobia, something about the beguiling Lainey touches his soul, filling him with hope...and desire. Yet he senses that she is keeping secrets—the kind that could shatter his world.

What readers are saying:

"Readers who enjoy Debbie Macomber's writing will feel right at home in a Fasano novel." ~Fredlet, a reviewer

"[Fasano] is a genius at combining all the important elements of a successful love story; the chase, laughter, happily ever after, with just a touch of intrigue thrown in to give the story that something extra."

"Sweet, heartwarming read."

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fire Hawk's Bride by Judith E. French #MustRead #Historical

Native American Historical Romance

In 17th century England, divided by race and station, theirs is a forbidden passion. He is a magnificent Cherokee prince—held captive in an alien land—the chosen one destined to save his people from the white invasion. She is a gently-reared squire's daughter, promised in marriage to a man she can never respect. But from the moment Fire Hawk and Kate's gazes lock, and soul calls to soul, the two are bound, caught in a torrent of danger that sweeps them from the castled halls of Kent, across the Atlantic, to the wild splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains. There in the savage wilderness the star-crossed lovers risk everything in a single cast in the game of destiny.

What readers are saying:

"Authentic Native American detail and endearing characters draw you into this incredible love story.  Fire Hawk is as compelling as he is tender. . . a true hero." ~Genell Dellin

"Ms. French writes for the senses.  Her visual description is always poetic and her love scenes sensual." ~Romantic Times Magazine

"Character development is excellent.  Romantic tension adds fire to passion." ~Rendezvous Magazine

"Kudos to Judith French for an eminently readable tale!  She describes the Native American way of life with sympathy and insight." ~Affaire de Coeur Magazine

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pulling Home by Mary Campisi - That Second Chance Series - @MaryCampisi

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It's all about that second chance...

Sometimes we're lucky enough to get that second chance-in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are standalone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties these stories together? A common theme-belief in the beauty of that second chance.

Pulling Home is Book One of That Second Chance Series.

She'll risk anything to save her child...even the truth.

It's taken nine years and a cross-country move, but Audra Valentine Wheyton has kept her secrets safe. She's created the perfect life-a husband who loves her, a daughter she adores, and a position as head writer for an award-winning daytime soap. When her husband dies suddenly, Audra returns to her hometown for the funeral and faces a community that has not forgotten her meager beginnings and a man who has never forgiven her for marrying his brother.

Jack Wheyton is a successful pediatric neurosurgeon who is about to become engaged when Audra walks back into his life with her daughter. He forgave his brother long ago for taking something that had been his, something he hadn't even realized he wanted until it was gone. But forgiving Audra is another story...and forgetting her? Near impossible.

When a shattering illness strikes Audra's daughter, she turns to Jack to save her child and risks exposing a secret that will change their lives forever.

What readers are saying:

"I loved this book from the first page to last. This is a story of misunderstandings, clarifications, redemption, second chances & true love. Would recommend this book to anyone!"

"I stayed up half the night reading this book! I enjoy the mystery that unravels throughout the story. A MUST read!"

"…turn off TV, the radio, the phone… the story line of "Pulling Home" was pure pleasure."

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Other books in the That Second Chance Series
Book Two: The Way They Were
Book Three: Simple Riches
Book Four:
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Monday, February 17, 2014

The Purloined Skull by Velda Brotherton #Mystery for #Kindle @veldabrotherton

When dogs dig up a human skeleton, people in Cedarton, Arkansas learn that murder can happen even in a small town in the Ozarks. Dal Starr, the newly hired crime scene investigator, balks at having local reporter Jessie Stone tag along on his investigation. Sparks fly between the two as they try to learn who was buried under a bluff and who killed him. The discovery of a lost skull threatens to reveal hidden secrets and end two careers.

What readers are saying about this highly-rated book:

"...a top-notch mystery with complex characters and plenty of sexual tension...will keep you turning pages late into the night…"  ~Christopher Allan Poe

"The Purloined Skull is a great "who done it" mystery that will keep you guessing up the last page. Another wonderful read from talented author, Velda Brotherton. I can't wait for the next book with Stone and Starr." ~Ruth, an Amazon Reviewer

"The storyline is riveting and complex…" ~Alice, an Amazon Reviewer

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Lift Me by Synthia St. Claire #NewAdult @synthiastclaire

Katherine Atwater was about to start her new life, but instead she's headed back. Back home. Back to her cancer-stricken mother. Back to a lover who lied and tore her heart to pieces.

Attorney Shane Logan is going the same way, on the same bus, and preparing to try the biggest case of his career. He didn't expect to find a woman like Kat on this trip. He never imagined he'd be saving her life.

After barely surviving the accident, Kat wonders if she'll ever again see Shane, the handsome man with soulful amber eyes who rescued her. A hero was just what she needed. The sound of his voice stirred up the most wonderful, longing ache inside of her she'd ever felt. Somehow, with him, all of her troubles seemed to lift away.

To Kat's surprise, Shane finds his way to her small town. He's come to risk it all righting the wrongs of a greedy billionaire and his gorgeous, deceitful daughter, but will Shane risk taking a chance with the girl he saved?

What readers are saying:

"A fantastic New Adult romance!"

"Moving, quirky, highly-recommended!"

"This had all the ingredients for a great read: a believable sexy hero, a heroine you can relate to, steamy scenes, and actual romance instead of instant love."

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Satin Pleasures by @KarenDocter #MustRead #Kindle Romance

Bustiers, Birds, and the Blues…
$0.99 Valentine's Day Special (regular price, $3.99)

Dan McDonald walked away from the American dream, a life full of money, glamorous women and power. Now nothing can lure him back into the corporate death trap. Except….

Dan’s scheming aunt snares him into opening a lingerie shop in Tess Emory’s shopping mall. Tess is everything Dan has vowed to avoid—sexy, smart, and obsessed with work.

Tess is determined to make her life a success and right the wrongs of her past, no matter the cost.

They’re both going to discover that true love breaks all their rules.

** RomCon Reader's Crown finalist ~ Contemporary Category
** Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finalist ~ Best Short Contemporary Romance

What readers are saying:

"… a cute, feel-good romance!" ~Book That Thing

"Satin Pleasures by Karen Docter is pure romance, and wonderful one at that. This was such an enjoyable read, that I couldn't put it down…" ~The Reading CafĂ©

"This story reminds us to take time out for those little things that make our life worth living." ~5 stars from an Amazon Reviewer

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

When Noonday Ends by Carmen DeSousa - Romantic Suspense @Author_Carmen

Passion, Secrets, and Murder!

Welcome back to Land of the Noonday Sun, also known as Nantahala, North Carolina.

When a new attorney accepts a pro-bono case of an abused woman suspected of attempted murder, he ends up with more than he bargained for. She's the ex-wife of one of the oldest and wealthiest families in Ashville, and her in-laws will stop at nothing to conceal family secrets--even murder.

Unable to ignore his attraction, he gets closer than he should. But when all evidence points to the woman he's falling in love with, he will risk everything--his reputation, disbarment, maybe even his life to uncover the truth.

What readers are saying about this highly-rated book:

"Love the characters. Twists and turns keep you wanting more. Can't wait for the next book!!"

"Carmen DeSousa's books keep getting better…"

"Great romantic mystery!"

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Eternity by Tmonique Stephens - Paranormal Romance - @Tmoniquebooks


Cursed for 2,000 years, he has tracked his lover’s soul through each reincarnation only to lose her horribly every time. Reclaiming their love is their only salvation. He’s been her friend, her father, her neighbor, but never again her lover … until now.


A late night walk home throws her into the path of a killer. The last thing she remembers are the deep blue eyes of the man trying to kill her—and the first things she sees after a seven-day coma are the same blue eyes in the handsome face of the man hired to protect her. Is he truly the owner of a security firm assigned to protect her, or the man who wants to finish her off? Is it fear she feels when Roman touches her, or the memory of something sweeter?

Past secrets haunt them. An angry demon stalks them.

Roman will do anything to recover what they had. Though Stella’s ruined childhood has made her close her heart and body to any man, he must get past the walls around her to gain her love and trust, for it will take their union to defeat an unexpected enemy sent from the Egyptian Gods. A man Romans respects, and Stella trusts.



"This book had everything you could want...action, love, and twists and turns that kept me reading. I can't wait to read more books by Stephens and I highly recommend this book. It is very suspenseful and action packed."

"Eternity is romantic, suspenseful and well written. The ancient Egyptian elements are rarely utilized in fiction and the splendor and mystique of that era is a riveting back drop."

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

True Spies by Shana Galen #Historical #Romance @shanagalen

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He's Tired of Deception...

Baron Winslow Keating is honor-bound to finish one last mission as an elite spy for the Barbican group even though he just wants to go home and be with his family. But after years of secrecy and absence, his daughters hardly know him and his wife has given up on him...

She Wants a Little Intrigue...

Lady Elinor has had enough of domestic duties. She contemplates an affair with a rakish spy, only to discover a world of intrigue and treachery that she never knew existed. Even more shocking, her neglectful husband is suddenly very attentive—quite the jealous type—and apparently there is much more to him than she ever knew...

What readers are saying:

"Galen strikes the perfect balance between dangerous intrigue and sexy romance." ~Booklist

"A thrilling ride, filled with mystery, intrigue and romance." ~Fresh Fiction

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sanctum Angels by Edenmary Black #RomanticSuspense

Book 1 of the Shadow Havens Series

When Priana Grey walks into a bank, she isn't expecting to be taken hostage by a violent thief; nor, is she expecting Detective Joe Cafaris to offer his life for hers. The stepdaughter of fallen angels of the Sanctum, she has concealed her true nature to move among humans for years, but Joe's courage astounds her. Although she knows that falling in love with a human is a disaster, she just can't ignore what she feels.

Joe is a tough loner, cool in the most dangerous situations, but he's not ready for the scorching desire he feels for Priana. He has a million logical reasons to walk away, but his heart wants something else.

Priana's stepbrother, Keirc, warns that she'll find only misery with Joe, yet he guards a perilous secret of his own. His lover, Iridea, is the daughter of Sebastien Galaurus, a ruthless vampire who leads the Demesne, a powerful supernatural haven quite unlike the Sanctum.

When a stunning crisis forces Priana into the heart of the Demesne, a maelstrom explodes in the shadow of supernatural havens on the brink of war, where fallen angels, vampires, weres and daemons call the shots and humans are viewed as critically frail - a place where men and supernaturals can die.

What readers are saying:

"I would highly recommend Sanctum Angels for a different spin on the Supernatural Universe, a beautiful love story, and just a plain old good new Indie Author to test drive. Kudos! I can't wait for the next book, Sanctum Warriors!"

"This was one of the most amazing debut novels I have read since joining my fellow book lovers in reviewing the works of some of the best indie authors around. From the very beginning I truly loved how the story opened up with a simple act of going to the bank that leads into the incredible lives of some of the most amazing characters, human and non-human, alike."

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Room Service by Vanessa Stark #Erotica #Bargain @stark_vanessa

"Sexy, Fun Debut!"

Natasha Raven has a secret. Although she is the bestselling author of erotic fiction, she has never penned a sex scene. Her sister, Liza, was responsible for the sizzle in Natasha’s books – until she passed away only months ago. Now Natasha must write the scenes herself. Trouble is, she hasn't a clue what to write and being a virgin doesn't help. When she is invited to speak at a conference workshop titled 'From Your Sheets to the Page,' Natasha panics. But a suggestive wink from a young hotel staffer named Jace gives her an idea. If she can muster the confidence to have a one night stand with Jace, she just may be able to endure the workshop without feeling a total fraud. But will she go through with it? And is Jace all that he seems?


"What a fun debut! Room Service is sexy -- um, yeah, you might have guessed by the cheeky cover :) It's also a lot about the joy of loving your work (writing romance), enjoying your community (romance authors and readers) and getting muddled up in life. Underneath all the fun, there are some serious issues, well handled. This novella packs a lot in -- enjoy the ride."

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Garland Roses by Kathryn Reynolds Book 1 #RockStar #Romance @Kathy1964a

What would you do if a menacing stalker was threatening your life? For Kathy Meadows this isn't a philosophical question, but a fact of life. A psychotic madman who calls himself The Doctor is stalking her, calling her all hours of the day and night.

While attending a rock concert with her nieces, Kathy is studied by a stunningly sexy man in the crowd. All too soon, she discovers the mysterious stranger is the legendary Joel Garland, Garland Roses' lead-singer. With a sinking heart, Kathy realizes Joel is out of her league, and that once the concert is over, she'll never see him again. But fate proves this prediction wrong. When Joel learns of the danger Kathy is facing, he steps in to protect her and vows to keep her safe from The Doctor.

Joel and Kathy’s romance is the first story in an eight-book series that follows the lives and loves of the famous Garland Roses rock stars.

What readers are saying:

"…an intriguing concept of an ordinary person and a rock star. I also liked the fact it has family values. It was funny and suspenseful and loved the romance (clean). I look forward to the next one in the series."

"If you like to read, you will love this book. If you love to read you will read it twice."

"I really enjoyed this book; the good plot kept me guessing. When does the next one come out? I will read the whole series."

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