Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Promo: CARAMEL BEACH by Audrey O'Connor


In Audrey O’Connor’s steamy, stormy follow-up novella to Lessons in Pure Life, Diego and Lia reunite after weeks apart for dance-floor revelations, midnight confessions, and a run-in with the law. Fans of Karina Halle's Racing the Sun won't want to miss this exciting new release published by Tryst Books!



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About Caramel Beach:


Title: Caramel Beach
Author: Audrey O’Connor
Publisher: Tryst Books
Series: Lessons in Pure Life #2
Release Date: February 27, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Series Romance
ASIN: B01MUAWZR0

In Audrey O’Connor’s steamy, stormy follow-up novella to Lessons in Pure Life, sun-soaked days melt into restless nights for Diego and Lia, kept apart for weeks by long hours and miles of coastline. When an A-list wedding reunites them in Caramel Beach, the tension is higher than ever.

Over the course of an electric twenty-four hours filled with sugar, sex, and magic, the couple faces their share of personal demons, angels, and unlikely prophets. While Diego confronts his problems with the help of a surf champ and a bottle of whiskey, Lia stumbles into a bathroom-stall seduction and possibilities she never knew existed. Amid the chaos, Lia and Diego try to reconnect. What comes after is a life-altering odyssey into uncharted territory.

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Excerpt:

We meander back to the hostel in the wet sand, the surf to our left. The moon is full and bright, bouncing off the gentle waves that roll into the bay.

My first few months in Costa Rica were rich with the exhilaration of my new environment. I landed in the lap of a whole new life, just like that. After working all month in Pacifica without him, being with Diego again sends those early memories bobbing up to the surface. He’s got this sharp energy beneath the layers and layers that make up a man. Intimidation is what he inspires, followed closely by strange physical sensations that spell your undoing. He triggers an energy in me that could tear the hood off a car. And I’m sure as hell not on flakka.

He slides his arm around my waist like he can hear me. We walk a few steps before he stops and turns to face me.

“I wouldn’t hate it if you’d let me hold you.”

The waves crash endlessly behind us, a soaking wet heartbeat. I’m still strung up in his words when he closes the empty space between us.

“You’re on fire,” he tells me, hands making a ring behind my back so we’re suspended in some kind of stained glass embrace.

“Hey, thanks.”

“You sure know how to put yourself together, gringa.”

Blush.

“I’m not the only one.”

He sighs and I wait patiently. Indecision slows his expression, crystalizing in his delay.

Whatever it is goes away.

“Did you enjoy your time, you know, without me distracting you?” he asks.

“It was busy, but we got a lot done at the new school. I can’t complain.”

“I wish you would.” He pulls me in closer.

That one gets me. His slow kiss disappears everything around me before I’m even sure it’s happening. Lips softer than I remember, the light scrape of his chin on mine. A rugged feeling so welcome it can stay for dessert.

“You’re trouble,” he breathes.

“The best kind of it,” I reply.

“There’s nothing I can do about it, is there?”

“I doubt it.”

Bowing his head, he lowers his eyelids.

“I forgot what this is like,” he laughs tiredly, rubbing his cheek with his hand. “You still take me by surprise.” He tilts his head, considering me tenderly but wincing, like it hurts to admit it.

Watch and see my defenses lower to unprecedented depths.

I press against him, not sure whether I’m teasing him or me. His palm is warm on the back of my leg.

“How’d you get your skin so soft, anyway?” he whispers, stroking my thigh gently until it evolves into a grasp, the tips of his fingers pushing into my flesh.

“Magic.”

“It’s working.”

I laugh, breathless. “So what do you wanna do?”

“Right now?”

I nod.

He pulls me in by the bottom with both hands. “Get to know you all over again.”

Copyright © 2017 by Audrey O’Connor


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About Lessons in Pure Life:

Title: Lessons in Pure Life
Author: Audrey O’Connor
Publisher: Tryst Books
Series: Lessons in Pure Life #1
Date Released: January 15, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Series Romance
ASIN: B01N5Q2HA1


Freshly minted grad Emilia Noble arrives in Costa Rica to teach English in the tropical community of Pacifica. Its carefree, pura vida lifestyle is a welcome contrast to her dark and wintry origins. Tossing caution aside like an old winter coat, she plunges headfirst into an exotic cocktail of sensory pleasure.

Diego is a local whose surfer body and cool detachment make Lia buzz with a long-lost thrill. Fascinated by her new environment, she can’t help but wonder about the moody inner workings of the boy with triceps like Wolverine and a grimace to match.

Diego seems to have no problem ignoring Lia, though. Caught up in his family’s conflicted attitude toward foreigners, he notices her only when it’s convenient. But as Lia thrives in her new surroundings, Diego might just find reason enough to defy his embattled, insular father. When north and south are mixed together, the results are intoxicating.

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About Audrey O’Connor:

Audrey O’Connor is inspired by art, science, compassion, and rare moments of transcendence. She writes in Chelsea, Quebec, and enjoys river swims, woodsy gatherings, live music in Wakefield, and a deep, dark cabernet sauvignon.


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Monday, February 27, 2017

Spotlight Review: MARRY ME ON MAIN STREET by LuAnn McLane

MARRY ME ON MAIN STREET – LuAnn McLane 
A Cricket Creek Novel , Book 11 
Berkley Sensation 
ISBN: 978-1-101-98982-1 
ISBN: 1-101-98982-3 
December 2016 
Contemporary Romance 

Cricket Creek, Kentucky – The Present 

Ten years ago Danny Mayfield asked his classmate, the shy Susan Quincy, who stuttered when nervous, to the prom. They even shared a kiss. When Susan learned their mothers, who were good friends, suggested the prom date, it devastated her self-esteem. In the past years she has diligently avoided Danny, a difficult accomplishment in a small town like Cricket Creek. While trying to carry a too-heavy box of Mason jars, which she wants to fill with cookie mix and sell in her store, Rhyme and Reason, she nearly drops them. A man's arms surround her, preventing either her, or the box, from dropping to the sidewalk. It is Danny. She is still intensely attracted to him, but sends him on his way with a heart-felt thank you for his help, but no other encouragement. 

Danny doesn't want to go away. He remembers that prom-date kiss, and afterward, how Susan seemed to head in another direction whenever he showed up. He decides he wants more—not only from Susan, but also for his future. 

Middle-aged Betsy works for Susan at Rhyme and Reason. They have become good friends. She encourages Susan to see Danny, and in return, Susan encourages Betsy to make some moves on John Clark, owner of the deli next door. Before owning the deli, John had been a high-powered attorney in New York. His divorce brought him back to Cricket Creek to reinvent his unsatisfying life, but Betsy wonders what he could see in her. 

MARRY ME ON MAIN STREET is a Christmas come-together story, and the opportunity for all the characters to make peace with their respective pasts and present, to build more fulfilling futures. Many characters from previous stories, after all this is the eleventh Cricket Creek saga, take part in the story, but they do not confuse the understanding of this one. 

Robin Lee

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Promo: SEXY SIX by Ahren Sanders

They call me Sexy Six 

Cocky? Absof*ckinglutely
Sexy? That’s what they say
Unstoppable? You bet your ass

NFL Golden boy, Super Bowl MVP, and the league’s hottest player—on and off the field. To most, I’m a celebrity, with the records to prove it.

Fame, fortune, family… I’ve got it all.

Except Grace Monroe. 

Two years ago, Grace turned my world upside down with just one look. I didn’t stand a chance against the shy, southern beauty with the radiant violet eyes. Our intense connection was unlike any force I’ve ever faced. Then she disappeared, without a word, leaving me with nothing but questions, a handful of memories, and a lifetime of what-ifs.

Now she’s back, and so much more than the girl I once knew. Stunning, successful, and sexy as sin, she’s my fantasy come true.

One taste, one touch, one moan, and I’m addicted.

Grace is the game changer I never saw coming. Everything I’ve ever wanted is finally within reach.

Suddenly, I’m playing the most important game of my life… a game where losing isn’t an option.

Because this time… winning means forever.
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Book Giveaway: HARD TO HANDLE by Christine Warren

From New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren comes Hard to Handle, the fifth book in her Gargoyles series about a tale that is as old as time…and a love as strong as stone.
The only male among four sisters, Michael Drummond is no stranger to women’s strength and formidable will. But when a fierce woman warrior from another realm bursts into his life, bringing with her a battle between good and evil, Michael is overcome by an explosive dose of desire that only this stunningly beautiful woman can inspire.
The first and only of her kind, Ash is a lone female gargoyle, a creature destined to protect mankind from Demons determined to unleash their darkest forces.
But her bone-deep instinct to do battle is turned off-kilter by her untamed attraction to the dangerously handsome human she can’t stay away from. If they manage to keep the world safe, can they turn the passion crackling between them into a love that will withstand the test of time?
“Soars with fun, witty characters and nonstop action.”Publishers Weekly on Stone Cold Lover
Don't miss the other books in the Gargoyle series:
Book #1: Heart of Stone
Book #2: Stone Cold Lover
Book #3: Hard as a Rock
Book #4: Rocked by Love




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Friday, February 24, 2017

Book Winner!

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Spotlight Review: FOREVER IN HER EYES by Karen Rose Smith

FOREVER IN HER EYES by Karen Rose Smith 
A Perfect 10 
Search For Love Series , Book 9 
Published by Karen Rose Smith 
Available online September 12, 2016 
EBook ISBN: 978-0-9974612-3-7 
Print ISBN: 978-0-9974612-4-4 
Contemporary Romance 

Los Angeles and Santa Rosa, California 

Melanie Carlotti lost her husband and daughter when their Christmas tree set their house on fire. A following explosion sent glass fragments into Melanie's eyes. It took many months to heal enough for cornea transplants and many more months for her to get her sight back. And here it is, almost the Christmas season again. Ever since the transplant, Melanie has been troubled by eerie dreams. In them, she sees a strange man and has odd feelings that the dreams might belong to someone else. 

Melanie is determined to learn the cornea donor's identity, and, with the help of a psychic and private investigator, she does. As it turns out, the donor's husband is a businessman who is redoing offices in a building in Santa Rosa . . . and Melanie is a successful interior decorator in L.A. She applies for the job, which will take months, and is hired. And, the man for whom she will work, turns out to be the man from her dreams! 

Zach Morgan owns several sporting goods stores. His wife perished in an accident over a year ago, and he can't forget the argument they had just before she drove off. Now he has his work and little Amy, eighteen months old and the light of his life. 

Somehow Melanie ends up staying—temporarily—in the penthouse with Zach, Amy, and Flo, the friendly housekeeper. As the temporary stay grows longer, Melanie, who misses her own daughter, can't help but fall in love with little Amy. 

The above oversimplifies a highly absorbing tale that moves right along with one heartwarming and suspenseful scene after another. The story never slows down; there are no lines you will be tempted to skip even as you can't wait to find out what happens next. I was mesmerized by it all and am awarding FOREVER IN HER EYES one of Romance Reviews Today's rare Perfect 10s. 

Jane Bowers

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Promo: THE MISTRESS ENCHANTS HER MARQUIS by Christina McKnight


Title: The Mistress Enchants Her Marquis
Series: Craven House (Book Two)
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency
Release Date: February 21, 2017

COURTSHIP WAS NEVER SO SCANDALOUS

The grandson of an unconventional marquis and son of a notorious woman, Elijah Watson, Marquis of Ridgefeld, has spent most of his life outside of London. His atypical upbringing has left him longing for roots and a traditional family life, and he’s determined to live his life above reproach. When he meets Miss Samantha Pengarden, he believes he’s found the woman he wants to marry—except she has other far more sensual ideas for him.

Known throughout the ton as the illegitimate rebellious daughter of London’s disreputable Craven House Madame, Samantha has never had to face the world without her shy twin by her side—until now. Her sister’s marriage and the return of her blackguard father leaves her alone and adrift. When Elijah agrees to escort her to the town’s most infamous establishments, she thinks she’s finally found a man with a taste for scandal and a knowledge of matters of the flesh.

But she never counted on Elijah being so honorable. When Samantha is listed as the mistress of the Marquis of Ridgefeld in White’s betting book, her reputation is in ruins—and only Elijah can save her. Can two total opposites come together for a love certain to last a lifetime?

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Author Bio:
Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.


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