Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Read an #Excerpt from None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive by Carolyn Prusa




About the Book


None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive 
by Carolyn Prusa 
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 22nd 2022 by Atria Books (first published November 8th 2022)
ISBN1982188863
Perfect for fans of Maria Semple and Jennifer Weiner, this smart and witty debut novel follows Ramona through the forty-eight hours after her life has been upended by the discovery of her husband’s affair and an approaching Category Four hurricane.

Ramona’s got a bratty boss, a toddler teetering through toilet training, a critical mom who doesn’t mind sharing, and oops—a cheating husband. That’s how a Category Four hurricane bearing down on her life in Savannah becomes just another item on her to-do list. In the next forty-eight hours she’ll add a neighborhood child and the class guinea pig named Clarence Thomas to her entourage as she struggles to evacuate town.

Ignoring the persistent glow of her minivan’s check engine light, Ramona navigates police check points, bathroom emergencies, demands from her boss, and torrential downpours while fielding calls and apology texts from her cheating husband and longing for the days when her life was like a Prince song, full of sexy creativity and joy.

Thoroughly entertaining and completely relatable, None of This Would Have Happened if Prince Were Alive is the hilarious, heartwarming story of a woman up to her elbows in calamities and about to drive off the brink of the rest of her life.



Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Read an #Excerpt from Flirting with the Beast by Jane Porter


It’s been five years since Andi McDermott’s husband died, yet she’s still alone for the holidays. That is until she crosses paths with her moody neighbor, Wolf Enders. The more time they spend together the more Wolf’s icy exterior melts and suddenly Andie isn’t so lonely anymore.




About the Book


Flirting with the Beast
(Modern Love #2)
by Jane Porter
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 29th 2022 by Berkley Books
ISBN059343840X 
A woman expecting to spend the holidays alone finds warmth in the iciest man she knows in this steamy and charming later-in-life romance by New York Times bestselling author Jane Porter.

It's been five years since Andi McDermott lost her husband, and she's finally starting to feel like herself again, ready to live fully--she's even started dating again. But when her holiday plans with her stepson and his fiancé fall through, she refuses to spend another Christmas alone while everyone is celebrating with their families. Impulsively, she decides to go up to her cabin in Lake Arrowhead, a place she used to love to visit but hadn't gone to in years, not since the feud started between her husband and their nearest neighbor.

Andi starts to rethink her decision when being alone at the cabin proves to be more challenging than she expected--a heavy snowstorm hits the area, and Andi finds herself trapped there with no one to help except for her neighbor, Wolf Enders. A military vet who lives full-time on Lake Arrowhead, Wolf is as grumpy and intimidating as Andi remembers. But he's also unexpectedly kind and uncomfortably sexy--his presence reminds Andi that she may be older, but her body still works perfectly fine, thank you very much. But can this good girl tame this sexy beast of a man, and will this snowy fling turn into a love of a lifetime?


Monday, November 28, 2022

#Spotlight on Coming Home by Shelley Shepard Gray

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray returns this fall with the first installment of her Woodland Park Firefighters Romance series, COMING HOME. The story follows three veterans whose lives are irrevocably changed when they become volunteer firefighters in the small town of Woodland Park, Colorado.




About the Book


Coming Home
by Shelley Shepard Gray 

Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 23rd 2022 by Berkley Books
ISBN0593438086 
When an army vet becomes a firefighter in small-town Colorado, the flames of an old love reignite in this sweet romance by bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray

In Woodland Park, a small town nestled in the foothills of Pikes Peak, Anderson Kelly and Chelsea Davis were once the high school "it" couple--the star quarterback and the valedictorian. They broke up when Anderson joined the army and one poor decision at a fraternity party changed Chelsea's life. Now, she works long shifts in a senior center to support her nine-year-old son, Jack.

After multiple tours in Afghanistan, Anderson has changed, too--physically scarred but mentally strong--and he decides to move back to Woodland Park. Anderson and Chelsea steer clear of each other to avoid reopening old wounds, until they are forced to reconnect through the senior center. They soon discover that the love they once shared never completely vanished. But it will take a fire, a dangerous collision, and the love of one little boy to help Anderson and Chelsea see that the future they've always yearned for is in sight...


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

#Spotlight on A Light in the Flame by Jennifer L. Armentrout



A Light in the Flame, the addictive and unputdownable fantasy romance and book two in the bestselling Flesh and Fire series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout is now available!




About the Book


A Light in the Flame
(Flesh and Fire #2)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Hardcover, B&N Exclusive Edition
Published November 15th 2022 by Blue Box Press
ISBN139781957568201
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book two in her Flesh and Fire series…

The only one who can save Sera now is the one she spent her life planning to kill.

The truth about Sera’s plan is out, shattering the fragile trust forged between her and Nyktos. Surrounded by those distrustful of her, all Sera has is her duty. She will do anything to end Kolis, the false King of Gods, and his tyrannical rule of Iliseeum, thus stopping the threat he poses to the mortal realm.

Nyktos has a plan, though, and as they work together, the last thing they need is the undeniable, scorching passion that continues to ignite between them. Sera cannot afford to fall for the tortured Primal, not when a life no longer bound to a destiny she never wanted is more attainable than ever. But memories of their shared pleasure and unrivaled desire are a siren’s call impossible to resist.

And as Sera begins to realize that she wants to be more than a Consort in name only, the danger surrounding them intensifies. The attacks on the Shadowlands are increasing, and when Kolis summons them to Court, a whole new risk becomes apparent. The Primal power of Life is growing inside her, pushing her closer to the end of her Culling. And without Nyktos’s love—an emotion he’s incapable of feeling—she won’t survive her Ascension. That is if she even makes it to her Ascension and Kolis doesn’t get to her first. Because time is running out. For both her and the realms.


Monday, November 14, 2022

Read an #Excerpt from A Cosmic Kind of Love by Samantha Young


New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young is back with another addicting romance that will have readers swooning from the very first line! 




About the Book


A Cosmic Kind of Love
by Samantha Young

Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 18th 2022 by Berkley
ISBN0593438612
Space is the last thing an event planner and an astronaut need in this charming new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young.

When event planner Hallie Goodman receives party-inspiration material from the bride of her latest wedding project, the last thing she expects to find in the files are digital videos from Darcy’s ex-boyfriend. Hallie knows it’s wrong to keep watching these personal videos, but this guy is cute, funny, and an astronaut on the International Space Station to boot. She’s only human. And it’s not long until she starts sending e-mails and video diaries to his discontinued NASA address. Since they’re bouncing back, there’s no way anyone will ever be able to see them...right?

Christopher Ortiz is readjusting to life on earth and being constantly in the shadow of his deceased older brother. When a friend from NASA’s IT department forwards him the e-mails and video messages Hallie has sent, he can’t help but notice how much her sense of humor and pink hair make his heart race.

Separated by screens, Hallie and Chris are falling in love with each other, one transmission at a time. But can they make their star-crossed romance work when they each learn the other’s baggage? 


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

#Spotlight on Rage by Donna Grant


New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant returns to her beloved Kindred world with an all-new, captivating fantasy romance trilogy sure to capture hearts.




About the Book


Rage
(Kindred: The Fated #1)
by Donna Grant 

Kindle Edition
Published November 8th 2022 by DL Grant, LLC
ASINB09ZRBPW94
New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant returns to her beloved Kindred world with an all-new, captivating fantasy romance trilogy sure to capture hearts.

Elin feels as if she’s been in the fight of her life forever. She lost her mother to prejudice and misunderstanding and her sister to the Coven, not to mention her home and the freedom to use her magic without consequence. But she finally feels as if she has found a place to at least rest—that is if she can remain hidden.

When a mysterious illness befalls his clan, taking many lives, Rob Mackenzie finally goes to check on the person squatting in the cottage on his family’s land. He hopes to find help. He doesn’t expect the most enchanting and enigmatic woman he’s ever seen or the way she makes him feel—the passions she rouses. But it’s clear she has secrets, and earning her trust may be the toughest battle of his life.

When the truth comes to light that a witch has been targeting the Mackenzie clan, Elin can’t remain sequestered. She knows she can help, and some things are more important—especially when they include saving the man she has quickly come to love. But it means revealing her secret to him and those who have hunted her kind for eons. Those who see anything they don’t understand as evil. Still, Elin hasn’t been able to safeguard those she’s loved in the past. She has to at least try to save Rob and his family.

Even if it means her end.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

#Giveaway of Love and War In the Jewish Quarter by Dora Levy Mossanen


We're sharing today a poignant love story, Love and War in the Jewish Quarter reflects the terrible toll taken on the people of Iran by religious hatred, war, and the international greed for oil. 




About the Book


Love and War in the Jewish Quarter
by Dora Levy Mossanen 

Kindle Edition, 295 pages
Published November 8th 2022
ASINB09YSM4MML
A breathtaking journey across Iran where war and superstition, jealousy and betrayal, and passion and loyalty rage behind the impenetrable walls of mansions and the crumbling houses of the Jewish Quarter.

Against the tumultuous background of World War II, Dr. Yaran will find himself caught in the thrall of the anti-Semitic Governor General, the most powerful man in the country. Dr. Yaran falls in love with the Governor General’s defiant wife, Velvet, upending not only the life of the doctor’s beloved daughter, but the entire community. In his quest to save everything and everyone he loves, Dr. Yaran will navigate the intersections of magic, science, lust, and treachery. His sole ally is the Governor General’s servant, an exotic eunuch, who will do anything to aid his mistress in her dangerous quest to attain forbidden love. 


Monday, November 7, 2022

#Spotlight on Raven Unveiled by Grace Draven


Grace Draven is back with the next electrifying installment in her romantic fantasy series, The Fallen Empire novels!




 About the Book


Raven Unveiled
(Fallen Empire #3)
by Grace Draven
 
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 8th 2022 by Ace
ISBN0451489799
A woman with the gift to speak to the dead—and the assassin pursuing her—may be the only chance a crumbling empire has of holding back true evil, in this electrifying fantasy romance from the USA Today bestselling author of Radiance.

Siora has been on the run for longer than she cares to remember, from her past and her gift. Born with the ability to see and speak to ghosts, she has heard their desperate pleas as an otherworldly predator stalks the dead amid the fertile killing fields of the collapsing Krael Empire. The creature’s power and reach are growing with every soul it consumes, but Siora is preoccupied with her own troubles: namely an assassin who has sworn an oath of vengeance against her.

Gharek of Cabast was once the right-hand man of the reviled empress but is now a wanted fugitive. Although his reasons for hunting Siora are viscerally personal, what Gharek can’t anticipate is that when he finally does find her, she will hold the key to saving his world, or what’s left of it. To make good on old debts and protect the vulnerable dead from a malevolent force, Gharek and Siora will both need to make an ally out of an enemy—and trust that will be enough to save each other. 

Thursday, November 3, 2022

#Spotlight on Bond of Passion by Larissa Ione



Bond of Passion, an enthralling second-chance paranormal romance novella in the Demonica series from New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione is out now!




About the Book


Bond of Passion
(Demonica #21)
by Larissa Ione

Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published November 1st 2022 by 1001 Dark Nights Press
ASINB09LXVTWR6
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione returns with a new story in her Demonica series…

He was an assassin. She was his lover.
And his victim.
Now, years later, she’s back from the dead and looking for vengeance.

Thanks to an unexpected and fortuitous disaster, Tavin’s contract with the underworld’s Assassin Guild was broken decades early. But instead of freedom, he’s suffocated by guilt and regret. In many ways, he’s more trapped than he was before. In an attempt to numb his pain, he works at Underworld General Hospital, saving people instead of killing them. But nothing can diminish the memory of assassinating the female he loved…not even the knowledge that he’d done it to spare her an even worse fate.

Deja remembers all of her dozens of former lives, and she knows that she only found love in one of them…until her lover murdered her. As a soul locked inside the nightmarish boundaries of demon hell, she stewed in hatred until a single, fateful event gave her one more shot at life.
And at revenge.

Now another specter from the past is threatening them both. Can two damaged people overcome their history to save not only themselves, but a second chance at love?

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

#Spotlight on Sold to the Demon Prince by Lauren Crowne



Sold to the Demon Prince by Lauren Crowne is out now! Check out this gorgeous paranormal romance and be sure to grab your copy today! 




 About the Book


Sold to the Demon Prince
(Sins of the Blood War #1)
by Lauren Crowne 

Kindle Edition
Published November 1st 2022
ASINB0B17THLW5
The demon prince is arrogant, dangerous, and hot as sin.
He is also my new owner.

As a fae slave, I knew that one day I'd be sold at auction, but I never expected to be purchased by royalty, much less by the demon prince himself.

Rumors say that Prince Leo is a cruel master who murders his fae when they no longer entertain him. They say he's just like every other species that harvest the magic in our fae blood.
But I know the truth.

There's more to the demon prince than what the world sees. He has plans, big plans, and if I agree to help him, it could mean freedom for me and every other enslaved fae.

When the day comes that I'm given the chance for freedom, will I take it, even it means leaving Prince Leo forever? Or can I admit that the demon prince who owned my body might own my heart as well?

All books in the Sins of the Blood War series contain spicy tension, deliciously steamy scenes, characters who talk (and curse) like adults, and occasional moments of violence. Leo's a prince who can do whatever he wants, after all, and in this book, what he wants is her.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Read an #Excerpt from Sign Here by Claudia Lux

A DEMON WHO IS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE 🔥





About the Book


Sign Here
by Claudia Lux
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published October 25th 2022 by Berkley
ISBN0593545761
A darkly humorous, surprisingly poignant, and utterly gripping debut novel about a guy who works in Hell (literally) and is on the cusp of a big promotion if only he can get one more member of the wealthy Harrison family to sell their soul.

Peyote Trip has a pretty good gig in the deals department on the fifth floor of Hell. Sure, none of the pens work, the coffee machine has been out of order for a century, and the only drink on offer is Jägermeister, but Pey has a plan—and all he needs is one last member of the Harrison family to sell their soul.

When the Harrisons retreat to the family lake house for the summer, with their daughter Mickey’s precocious new friend, Ruth, in tow, the opportunity Pey has waited a millennium for might finally be in his grasp. And with the help of his charismatic coworker Calamity, he sets a plan in motion.

But things aren’t always as they seem, on Earth or in Hell. And as old secrets and new dangers scrape away at the Harrisons’ shiny surface, revealing the darkness beneath, everyone must face the consequences of their choices.

Monday, October 31, 2022

#Spotlight on Archangel's Resurrection by Nalini Singh


For thousands of years the passion between Alexander and Zanaya burned bright. And then Zanaya falls at the hands of the Archangel of Death only to rise again in what is thought to be a miracle. Or is it a curse? And it is really the Queen of the Nile who was resurrected? 


AH! I adore me some archangels! Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series is a must-read for all paranormal romance fans. if you haven't started this series yet you are missing out! I am currently in the middle of Archangel's Resurrection and loving Alexander and Zanaya's story, there is so much history between these two! Keep reading to find out more and grab your copy today! 



About the Book


Archangel's Resurrection
(Guild Hunter #15)
by Nalini Singh

Kindle Edition, 396 pages
Published October 25th 2022 by Berkley
ASINB09R6S9RGR
New York Times Bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into the dangerous, haunting world of archangels…and a love that is legend.

For thousands of years, the passion between Alexander, Archangel of Persia, and Zanaya, Queen of the Nile, burned furious and bright, seemingly without end. But to be an archangel is to be bound to power violent and demanding. Driven by its primal energy, Alexander and Zanaya fought as fiercely as they loved. Locked in an endless cycle of devotion and heartbreak, it is only Zanaya’s decision to Sleep that ends their love story.

Eons later, it is the Cascade of Death that wakens them both. The passion between them a flame that yet burns, Alexander and Zanaya stand together in one last battle against the ultimate darkness. But even a warrior archangel cannot win every war. Alexander’s scream shatters the world as Zanaya falls, broken and silent…only to rise again in a miracle that may be a devastating curse. For is it truly the Queen of the Nile who has been resurrected?

Only one thing is clear: this is the last beat of their passionate, angry dance. The final song for Alexander and his Zani…

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Q&A with author Layla Lochran of Battle Born for You + #Giveaway

We're excited to share with you the second book in Layla Lochran's Tell All Secrets series, BATTLE BORN FOR YOU! This second chance romance and continuation of Alexander and Liliana's story is available in eBook, Paperback, and Audiobook formats, grab your copy on Amazon today! 




1: How did you get started in writing?

I’ve always had a pencil and paper ready to go, no matter where I’d be. I remember sitting in the grass at the playground in 2nd grade writing about a furry three-eyed purple monster and his calico cat. I had quite the imagination back then, still do I suppose. Creative writing classes were, and still are my jam!


2: Are you a pantser or a plotter type of writer?

Pantser all the way. For those that do not know, a pantser is a ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ style of writing, as to a ‘plotter’ is just that, a writer who knows a good premise of the storyline throughout the book. I may have a vague sense where a character is wanting to take their story, however, most times I expect the story to go one way, and wouldn’t you know it, the character has other plans. 
PS- Shark is really good at doing this to me as I write his book! I never know where the characters are going until they tell me. It’s more fun that way. 😊


3: How did you come up with the characters Liliana and Alexander?

Monday, October 24, 2022

#Giveaway of A Touch of Moonlight by Yaffa S. Santos




About the Book

A Touch of Moonlight
by Yaffa S. Santos 

Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 25th 2022 by Harper Paperbacks
ISBN0063159031
From the author of A Taste of Sage comes another charming and engrossing novel in which a young woman must navigate her family’s expectations, the demands of her job, a new love, and a secret about her magical identity.

Larimar Cintrón works hard at three things: her job as brand manager for Beacon Café, a New York based corporate bakery chain; taking care of her parents and her abuela; and hiding that she’s a ciguapa—a mythical creature of Dominican folklore with long, straight hair and backward feet. Larimar may be a ciguapa only during full moons, but she feels like an outsider in her family the rest of the month too. Her love of ’90s punk rock music and style further sets her apart. But when her best friend introduces her to Ray, a bakery owner and fellow punk rock lover, Larimar thinks she may have finally found someone with whom she can be her true self.

As Beacon Café's brand manager, Larimar oversees all new location openings, including its newest in New Jersey, which could be the project that finally lands her a coveted promotion. But when she discovers the location is right across from Ray’s bakery, Larimar is torn between impressing her boss and saving Ray’s business. As she continues to grow closer to Ray, and as the new store’s opening looms, she struggles to hide the truth about herself and her job. But embracing her magical nature may be the only way Larimar can have everything she wants.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

#Giveaway of Where We End & Begin by Jane Igharo

 



About the Book


Where We End & Begin
by Jane Igharo

Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 27th 2022 by Berkley Books
ISBN0593440234 
Star-crossed lovers get a second chance at romance when they're reunited at a wedding in Nigeria, in a heartfelt novel from the acclaimed author of The Sweetest Remedy.

Dunni hasn't seen her high school boyfriend, Obinna, since she left Nigeria to attend college in America. Before their devastating separation, they vowed to find their way back to each other one day.

Twelve years later, and their vow is a thing of the past. Dunni works as a geneticist in Seattle and is engaged to a man she doesn't love but one her parents approve of. Her future is laid out for her, and everything is going according to plan until she returns to Nigeria for a friend's wedding and runs into Obinna. The shy, awkward boy she loved as a teenager is now a sophisticated, confident man. Things have changed, but there's still an undeniable connection between them.

As they rediscover each other, their days filled with desire and passion, Dunni is reminded of the beautiful future she once planned with Obinna. But when devastating secrets are revealed and the reckless actions of their past bring new challenges, she's left questioning everything, including if the love that consumed her as a teenager is still worth holding on to. 

Monday, October 17, 2022

#Spotlight on Ricochet by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie

 




About the Book


Ricochet 
(Addicted #2) 
by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie 

Kindle Edition, 265 pages
Published May 22nd 2014 by K.B. Ritchie 
As a sex addict, Lily Calloway must do the impossible. Stay celibate for 90 days.

Cravings and fantasies become her new routine, but while Loren Hale recovers from his alcohol addiction, Lily wonders if he’ll realize what a monster she really is. After all, her sexual compulsions begin to rule her life the longer she stays faithful to him.

Progress. That’s what Lily’s striving for. But by trying to become closer to her family—people who aren’t aware of her addiction—she creates larger obstacles. When she spends time with her youngest sister, she learns more about her than she ever imagined and senses an unsettling connection between Daisy and Ryke Meadows.

With Lily and Lo’s dysfunctional relationship teetering and unbalanced, they will need to find a way to reconnect from miles apart. But the inability to “touch” proves to be one of the hardest tests on their road to recovery. Some love brushes the surface. Some love is deeper than skin.

Lily and Lo have three months to discover just how deep their love really goes.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Happy #BookBirthday to The Akseli by Dianne Duvall + #Giveaway

THE AKSELI, the next novel in Dianne Duvall’s exciting new sci-fi romance series full of action, adventure, and happily-ever-afters is LIVE! Grab it now on Amazon!



ABOUT THE BOOK


The Akseli
(Aldebarian Alliance #4)
by Dianne Duvall 

Release Date: October 11th, 2022
New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers the next stand-alone novel in a thrilling new sci-fi romance series full of action and humor.

Simone has hunted and slain psychotic vampires night after night for hundreds of years and desperately needs a change. When the leader of the Immortal Guardians offers her an opportunity to guard ten mortal women who are venturing to another planet, she dives right in and finds traveling into space and meeting amazing alien races just as exciting as she'd hoped… until an enemy attacks. Simone saves everyone she can before she's thrust into an escape pod and the ship explodes. Alone, fearing some—if not all—of her friends have been killed, she vows to seek vengeance.

Despite his fierce reputation and propensity for violating the law, Janwar has formed a friendship with strait-laced Prince Taelon of Lasara. When the prince's ship is destroyed, Janwar joins the massive Aldebarian Alliance-wide search and rescue mission and soon locates the Gathendien ship that launched the attack. An odd thing happens, however, as he and his crew stealthily approach it. The lifeforms inside begin to perish, two or three at a time in quick succession. Much to his surprise, someone else has reached the ship first: one of the very Earth women he hoped to rescue.

Fascinatingly fierce, Simone bands together with Janwar and his crew to search for her missing friends and wreak havoc upon those who wish to harm them. She also widens eyes, drops jaws, and sparks laughter and mischief as she banishes the warriors' world-weariness and makes each day seem like a new adventure. The friendship that grows between Janwar and Simone swiftly deepens into love. But the enemy warriors they face are tenacious and boast more weapons in their arsenal than the alliance knows. Can Janwar, Simone, and such a small crew vanquish them?

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Top 5 Reasons to Love Janwar from The Akseli by Dianne Duvall + #Giveaway



Top 5 Reasons to Love Janwar from The Akseli


Hello! Thanks so much for joining us! I’m very happy to be here, celebrating the release of the fourth stand-alone novel in my exciting new Aldebarian Alliance series—THE AKSELI. If you like sci-fi romance and paranormal romance that is full of action that will keep you flipping pages well past your bedtime, strong heroes who adore strong women, lovable secondary characters, humor that will make you laugh out loud, and happily-ever-afters, then I think you’ll enjoy this one.

Today I thought I would help you get to know Janwar, the hero, by giving you five reasons Simone falls in love with him… along with some snippets from the story.