Thursday, July 20, 2017

Her Cowboy's Promise - Jennifer Hoopes



Three years ago, artist Emily White’s grief and survivor’s guilt sent her to the small Wyoming town of Fly Creek. Since then, she’s kept her emotions safely tucked away—until she meets the new rancher at Sky Lake Dude Ranch. Stetson in hand, the gorgeous cowboy’s arrival in her store immediately shakes up her world.

Adam Conley is only in Fly Creek for as long as it takes to fulfill his promise to his late cousin. The small town brings up too many memories of the life he left behind years ago. He knows his task won’t be easy, but the last thing he expects is the instant attraction to the reason he’s in town. Emily is beautiful, vibrant, and completely off-limits. He’s there to keep his promise—not fall in love.

But Adam’s secret will crumble everything Emily’s life has revolved around.

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Emily is existing. After losing her fiance in a horrible accident she moves to a town that reminds her of the one her fiance wanted to settle down in and run a ranch. Adam promised his cousin, Emily's fiance, that he would make sure she's happy. Emily steps outside of her comfort zone after she's attracted to Adam.  The two are made for each other if they can let their pasts go.  I love Adam. He's the cowboy girls dream of.
Though the story started a bit slow the explosive chemistry between Adam and Emily help the book move faster. If you enjoy a romance that's filled with redemption and forgiveness then I recommend checking out Her Cowboy's Promise.




Jennifer lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. When not writing, she can usually be found elbow deep in flour or inhaling chlorine as she cheers her daughter on at a swim meet. She loves musicals, caramel and roller coasters, and lists Machu Picchu at the top of her bucket list. She is a member of RWA and is the President of her local chapter, Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers. Find out more about Jennifer and sign up for her newsletter at www.jenniferhoopes.com

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

To Win Her Smile - Mackenzie Crowne



Sometimes love and luck collide . . . 

When sultry British Baroness Piper Darrow falls on desperate times, she needs a diversion—and cash. As a talented photographer, she jumps at the chance to travel to the U.S. for a Manhattan Marauders football event. But she gets more than she bargained for when buff quarterback Wyatt Hunter’s errant pass lands . . . in her face. And when it results in Wyatt’s comeback of a lifetime, the superstitious athlete is convinced Piper is his good luck charm . . .

With his sights on the Super Bowl, Wyatt will do anything necessary to keep Piper close. The fact that she’s a feast for the eyes is a bonus. And as they get closer, he discovers that beneath her proper English surface is a sweet, sexy seductress. Soon the notorious playboy finds himself genuinely smitten, and surprisingly open to love—until his powerful family uncovers something about Piper that threatens to shatter his trust. Now he’ll have to decide whether to team up with his fears, or his heart

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Maybe this Summer - Jennifer Snow




Always a wingman . . .

Owen McConnell is used to being ignored. After all, it's only when he appears as the Colorado Avalanche's team mascot that he gets all the attention. When the costume is off, women tend to gravitate toward his famous hockey player friends. But after he meets lovely, damaged Paige Adams, he knows he can be the star player for her. She's raising funds for the hospital burn unit, and Owen's determined to help her out---and sweep her off her feet.
The burn unit has been near and dear to Paige's heart ever since the doctors helped her after a vicious attack. Yet the scars---both emotional and physical---haven't faded as much as she'd hoped. She's closed herself off from relationships, and the thought of opening up is terrifying. But Owen's sexy charm might be just the push Paige needs to start loving again.

Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 RITA "Best First Book" Nominated Authors

 

Today we are sharing an incredible giveaway hosted by the 2017 'Best First Book' RITA Nominated Authors! They are giving away 2 prize packs! The grand prize winner will receive a paperback copy of each of the 6 nominated books. A second winner will receive an ebook copy of each of the titles. Be sure to sign up below and check out the authors who are participating and their incredible novels!

Million Dollar Cowboy - Lori Wilde



The illegitimate son of a Texas ranching dynasty, Ridge Lockhart left home ten years ago with one goal: to become more successful than the father who never accepted him.
Mission accomplished, but now he’s back at the Silver Feather Ranch for a wedding—three days of best man duty until he can hightail it out. Then he spies Kaia Alzate, and suddenly leaving isn’t quite so appealing.
Kaia Alzate grew up the daughter of the ranch foreman, servants to the mighty Lockharts in the mansion. Back then, she followed Ridge around like a puppy. Now, she’s fighting the attraction she feels for this sexy CEO. She’s determined not to make a big mistake—but when Ridge takes her in his arms she’s stunned…could he be the man she’s waited for all along?

Sunday, July 9, 2017

27: Dropping the Gloves - Mignon Mykel


Hockey defenseman, Jordan Byrd, has made some mistakes. Not fighting harder to be in his daughter’s life was one, but the other was thinking that life would be somehow better without his best friend in it. However, as badly as he’d like Marlo back in his life, the last five years showed him a side of her he never imagined possible.

At twenty-two, Marlo Byrd unexpectedly finds herself divorced and raising an infant on her own. Jordan had been her everything—her family and her protector—until one day he decided he wanted out. No calls. No letters. Nothing. She managed to find solace in the team that was once his…until five years later, when Jordan’s traded back. 

Back in the Enforcers locker room, Jordan is quickly put in his place—he may have a spot on the team, but his ex has a spot in the “family.” 

Everyone has an opinion on what happened between Jordan and Marlo. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

First Christmas - Heather Karn


Vixen is an ice dragon shifter whose obsession with Christmas increases each day. Her clan’s village is located at the North Pole: the home of the one and only Santa Claus and his elves. She lives a life of carefree celebration until an attack from a vengeful dragon lands Vixen at the feet of her mate, a man who has never celebrated Christmas.

Lunar is from none other than the South Pole, the farthest place on Earth from Vixen’s beloved home. And as for her favorite holiday, he’s never joined in any of the human rituals surrounding it. If anything, he’s purposefully avoided them. Vixen must now take the reins and teach her mate all about the joyous time of year she celebrates year round. 

Just when their relationship starts to blossom, Vixen is kidnapped and held for ransom. Lunar will stop at nothing to save her as his first Christmas draws near. After all, there is no place like home for the holidays.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Duke of Defiance - Darcy Burke




Difficult and defiant as a child, Bran Crowther, Earl of Knighton left England as a young man to pursue independence and adventure. He never expected to inherit the title and when duty calls him home, he still finds Society’s codes constricting and others’ expectations oppressive. Nevertheless, he needs a wife to be a mother to his young daughter, preferably a woman of intelligence and warmth who is, above all, immune to his idiosyncrasies—and to falling in love.
Widow Joanna Shaw isn’t interested in a second marriage, not after the loveless, passionless union she endured. She’d much rather dote on her young niece and nephew since they will likely be the only children in her life...until she meets a precocious girl, in desperate need of a mother. But her father, the so-called Duke of Defiance, is as peculiar as he is handsome, and Jo won’t take another risk with her heart. Their rules, however, are made to be broken, even when the consequences could destroy them both.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie - Jennifer Ashley


It was whispered all through London Society that Ian Mackenzie was mad, that he’d spent his youth in an asylum, and was not to be trusted—especially with a lady. For the reputation of any woman caught in his presence was instantly ruined.

Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord whose hint of a brogue wrapped around her like silk and whose touch could draw her into a world of ecstasy. Despite his decadence and his intimidating intelligence, she could see that he needed help. Her help. Because suddenly the only thing that made sense to her was…The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Her Surprise Engagement - Ashlee Mallory



 
Single mom Daisy Sorensen doesn’t believe in fairytale endings—at least not for her. All she wants is to enjoy a much-needed, stress-free family vacation at a friend’s Lake Tahoe home. So of course everything that can go wrong does. Including a gorgeous man and his daughter showing up in the middle of the night.
Soon-to-be Governor Jack Harrison has had a crazy week, but he’s sure nothing can top arriving to find a bathrobe-clad, beautiful stranger in the home he’s staying in for the week. He’s wrong. When things spiral out of control the next morning, Jack makes Daisy an offer she can’t refuse. She’ll pretend to be his fiancĂ©e and he’ll help her open the bakery she’s been dreaming about.
But in between late-night campfires and days on the lake, Jack finds himself falling for the strong, stubborn woman for real.

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When Daisy and Jack meet and the chemistry explodes off the pages. I love Jack he knows what he wants and he's not afraid to let Daisy know. Daisy however after been burnt badly by her exhusband is less willing to trust herself much less someone else.  She's determined to be independent.  Jack and her family have to help her learn asking for help isn't the end of the world.
I enjoyed this story very much! The characters were well developed and mostly likable.  If you enjoy a great romance with a protagonist with a bit of a stubborn streak I highly recommend Her Surprise Engagement.



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Ashlee Mallory is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and thrillers. She currently resides in Utah with her husband and two kids. She aspires to one day include running, hiking and traveling to exotic destinations in her list of things she enjoys, but currently settles for enjoying a good book and a glass of wine from the comfort of her couch.
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Torched - Liz Long


Title: Torched
Author: Liz Long
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Indie-Spired Design

Blurb: Lucy Sullivan and her circus family are finally back where they belong - in the spotlight and with each other. Even ringmaster Sheffield Donovan is in good spirits as their show delights audiences each night. Life is almost back to normal.
Until the US government appears in the form of one General Baker and his army of soldiers. At the threat of worldwide exposure, life as the Donovan Circus knows it is over. Cornered into the General’s terrible experiments, they have no rights, no friends, and no hope of escape. Lucy will lose more than one loved one, and perhaps her own life, in the process.
The Donovan Circus will face the worst danger yet - can Lucy take down an entire government sector, or will the gifted world finally be destroyed once and for all?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Something Borrowed - Megan Ryder


Three Bridesmaids. Three lost loves. One matchmaking bride.


SOMETHING BORROWED
Lone Star Match #2
Megan Ryder
Released June 22, 2017
Tule Publishing Group


Three Bridesmaids. Three lost loves. One matchmaking bride. With just a week before the wedding, can a bride-to-be reunite her bridesmaids with the ones who got away?

Brigid Anderson is a second year lawyer on a fast track to making partner. With the weight of her siblings' success on her shoulders, Brigid feels like she needs to prove something–to herself and to her parents. Her life is running smoothly and all according to plan...until she meets Grady. 
 
Grady Coughlin understands focus and ambition, having taken over his father's contracting business and building it into a successful historic preservation business on his own. After a blind date with Brigid that ends in explosive passion, they embark on a friends with benefits relationship. But as Grady establishes himself in the business world, he decides he wants more and wants it with Brigid. 
 
On the eve of her best friend's wedding, with her promotion to partner dangling within reach, Brigid believes Grady isn't the best partner to suit her career ambition. But Grady and her heart don't agree and she must decide if she should stick to the safety of the plan or find the courage to pursue what she really wants.

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She headed for the stairs, knowing that she should be working but was honestly too tired to do any more that night. As she headed up the stairs, Grady invaded her thoughts. Suddenly, memory flooded back and she flung open the bedroom door and hurried in. Her foot kicked something soft.
"Hey, watch where you're going." Grady's voice came from somewhere south of her, on the floor. The unknown pile of stuff on the floor wasn't her luggage but was a makeshift pallet where Grady had already settled for the night.
Brigid flicked on the light. "How was I supposed to know you would be camping out right in front of the door?"
"There isn't much room anywhere else." He sat up, the sheet falling away, exposing his firm sculpted chest that felt as amazing as it looked. Brigid would know. She had always been obsessed with his chest, tracing the muscles with her eyes and hands when they were in bed together.
She closed the door behind her. "I thought you were going to talk to Caroline about this."
He yawned and stretched his arms, arching his back. "I tried. She refused, saying there wasn't another bed. I can't stay at the cottage or the surprise will be shot. So, here I lay, stretched out on this poor, hard floor like a forgotten dog."
"Oh cripes, Grady. I'd expect such melodrama from Anna, not from you." But she laughed anyway and he grinned in response, the look taking her breath away momentarily.
She studied the floor. "That's hard wood, not carpet. You're going to be stiff and sore tomorrow, not able to finish the cottage. We’re both adults and the bed is big enough. Besides you don't have anything I haven't seen or touched before."
He stood, wearing only his boxers, his erection tenting the material in front of him. Her mouth went dry and she curled her fingers in her palms in an effort not to reach out and touch. He shook his head.
"I think it's a bad idea, Brigid. We're not together and I don't think we should muddy the waters again."
She frowned, her only thought focused on touching him, feeling him hard and hot around her, in her. She shivered as the cool air conditioned air touched her heated skin.
She bit her lower lip. "Would it really be so bad? I mean, we're not attached to anyone, so what can it hurt?"




Ever since Megan Ryder discovered Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught while sneaking around the “forbidden” romance section of the library one day after school, she has been voraciously devouring romance novels of all types. Now a romance author in her own right, Megan pens sexy contemporary novels all about family and hot lovin’ with the boy next door. She lives in Connecticut, spending her days as a technical writer and her spare time divided between her addiction to knitting and reading.



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Monday, June 26, 2017

Hero's Heart - Lila Felix Cover Reveal!

Hero's Heart
Lila Felix and Elle Kimberly
Contemporary Romance



Synopsis:


Hero’s Heart

Ranger never came back like he promised Hero he would. He left her broken and alone to always wonder why. 
Hero waited as long as she could, but life goes on. 
In Ranger’s absence, she did what she had to, taking Ranger’s brother in to care for him as he died.  
Hero and Ranger never imagined that Garrison’s will would throw them back into a past that caused them nothing but pain and grief.  
This isn’t their high school romance anymore. 
This isn’t prom dresses and skinny dipping in the pond. 

This is a matter of Hero’s heart.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nominate October Winds on Kindle Scout



Today I'm hosting Katie Mettner's new Kindlescout nomination, October Winds!  
I've read October Winds and It's an amazing story! 
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October Halloran hides in plain sight in Zansaville, Minnesota, but Sheriff Jett Raven knows ‘Sarah Banks’ isn’t who she claims to be. Flying under the radar to keep her past hidden, October is finally happy with her new life, until she stumbles across a dead body. Murdered truckers and attempted kidnappings put October’s life in danger. When the stakes are high, and girls’ lives are on the line, it’s up to October to discover who’s after her and why. It’s up to Jett to keep her alive.




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Katie Mettner writes inspirational and romantic suspense from a little house in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. She and her husband share their lives with their three children, and one very special leopard gecko. When not penning her next novel, Katie has a slight addiction to Twitter, with a lessening aversion to Pinterest since she quit trying to make the things she pinned.





Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lost and Found Sisters - Jill Shalvis



They say life can change in an instant…

After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.A.'s hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend dying to slip an engagement ring on her finger. So why does she feel so empty, like she's looking for a missing piece she can't find?

The answer comes when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim. This shocking revelation washes over Quinn like a tidal wave. Her whole life has been a lie.

On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn't quite fit in right away, she can't help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked.

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Wrong Kind of Compatible - Kadie Scott




Data analyst Cassie Howard may be brilliant (and, okay, a little awkward), but she’s worked hard to get where she is. She definitely doesn’t need some sexy new analyst coming in and taking credit for her work. Or the inappropriate thoughts that keep popping out of her mouth she’d rather he not hear.
For undercover FBI agent Drew Kerrigan, computers have always made more sense than people, but he’d better develop some slick social skills in a hurry if he’s going to win over the too-tantalizing-for-his-sanity Cassie. Hacking their systems was easy. Now he’s just got to hack the one person in the company most likely to see through his ruse…
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The Wrong Kind of Compatible is a story of two computer nerds. I liked Cassie she was the true nerd and I love the fact that the girl is a nerd. She also has spunk, and klutziness.  Drew drove me a bit nuts with his determination that Cassie was the only one who could possibly have done it. Yet there were times where he was so sweet and unique for the hero that he had his moments.  There is  very technical language, if you don't know a lot about it you start feeling a bit lost. The attraction between the two was awkwardly adorkable. If you enjoy a who done it with a sexy nerdy love story check out The Wrong Kind of Compatible.



Award-winning contemporary romance author, Kadie Scott, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it. No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.
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