Wednesday, June 28, 2023

#Spotlight on Hothouse Flower by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie

Hothouse Flower is is the ultimate forbidden romance that will have you hooked from the very first page as Daisy Calloway and Ryke Meadows’ finally get their love story. Available now! 

About the Book

Hothouse Flower
Calloway Sisters #2
by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie
479 pages, Kindle Edition
First published March 27, 2014
Ryke Meadows, meet Daisy Calloway ... she’s all grown up.

Twenty-five-year-old Ryke Meadows knows he’s hard to love. With a billion-dollar inheritance, a track-star resume, and an alpha-male personality—he redefines the term likable asshole. But he’s not living to make friends. Or enemies. He just wants to free climb three of the toughest mountains in Yosemite without drama or interruption.

And then he receives a distressed call from a girl in Paris—a girl that he has never been allowed to have.
Daisy Calloway is eighteen. Finally. With her newfound independence, she can say goodbye to her overbearing mother and continue her modeling career. Next stop, Paris. Fashion Week begins with a bang, and Daisy uncovers the ugly reality of the industry. She wants to prove to her family that she can live on her own, but when everything spirals out of control, she turns to Ryke to keep her secrets.

As Daisy struggles to make sense of this new world and her freedom, she pushes the limits and fearlessly rides the edge. Ryke knows there’s deep hurt beneath every impulsive action. He must keep up with Daisy, and if he lets her go, her favorite motto—“live as if you’ll die today”—may just come true.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Read an #Excerpt of Remember Me by Mary Balogh

New York Times bestselling Regency romance author Mary Balogh returns this summer with the second installment of her Ravenswood family series REMEMBER ME, a sparkling second-chance romance. Available Now!

About the Book

Remember Me
Ravenswood #2
by Mary Balogh

Format :368 pages, Hardcover
Published: June 20, 2023 by Berkley
ISBN: 9780593438152 
Can Lady Philippa Ware forgive the man who once shattered all her youthful dreams? Discover the passionate and heartwarming new novel on the redemptive power of love from New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh.

Philippa, elder daughter of the Earl of Stratton, grew up eagerly anticipating a glittering debut and a brilliant marriage. Then her brother caught their father out in a clandestine affair and denounced him publicly. The whole family was disgraced, and Philippa’s hopes grew dim, then were fully shattered when she overheard the dashing, handsome Marquess of Roath viciously insult her upon learning of her father’s identity. Only years later does Philippa find the courage to go to London at last to meet the ton . She is an instant success and enjoys a close friendship with the granddaughter of a duke. Only one man can spoil everything for her, but surely he will not be in London this year.

The Duke of Wilby is nearing death and has tasked his grandson and heir, Lucas Arden, Marquess of Roath, with marrying and producing a son before it is too late. Lucas, who usually shuns London, goes there early in the Season in the hope of finding an eligible bride before his grandparents come and find one for him. He is instantly attracted to his sister’s new friend, until that young lady asks a simple question: “Remember me?” And suddenly he does remember her, as well as the reason why the daughter of the Earl of Stratton is the one woman he can never marry—even if his heart tells him she is the only woman he wants.

Unfortunately for Philippa and Lucas, the autocratic duke and his duchess have other ideas and believe them to be perfect for each other. They will simply not take no for an answer. Telling Philippa the full truth is the hardest thing Lucas has ever faced, and the discovery of it will change them both before they discover the healing power of love.

Monday, June 26, 2023

#Spotlight on The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston

In this witty and heartfelt new story, a book publicist with a perfectly planned future hits a snag when she falls for her temporary roommate… only to discover he lives seven years in the past. Available Now!

About the Book

The Seven Year Slip 
by Ashley Poston

Format: 352 pages, Paperback
Published: June 27, 2023 by Berkley
ISBN: 9780593336502 
Sometimes, the worst day of your life happens, and you have to figure out how to live after it.

So Clementine forms a plan to keep her heart safe: stay busy, work hard, find someone decent to love, and try to remember to chase the moon. The last one is silly and obviously metaphorical, but her aunt always told her that you needed at least one big dream to keep going. And for the last year, that plan has gone off without a hitch. Mostly. The love part is hard because she doesn’t want to get too close to anyone—she isn’t sure her heart can take it.

And then she finds a strange man standing in the kitchen of her late aunt’s apartment. A man with kind eyes and a Southern drawl and a taste for lemon pies. The kind of man that, before it all, she would’ve fallen head-over-heels for. And she might again.

Except, he exists in the past. Seven years ago, to be exact. And she, quite literally, lives seven years in his future.

Her aunt always said the apartment was a pinch in time, a place where moments blended together like watercolors. And Clementine knows that if she lets her heart fall, she’ll be doomed.

After all, love is never a matter of time—but a matter of timing.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Read an #Excerpt from Summer's Gift by Jennifer Ryan + #Giveaway

Coming to you with a novel tailor made for the hot, sticky days of summer. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ryan’s forthcoming SUMMER’S GIFT is the beach bag essential—a perfect read to lose yourself in while seaside (or poolside!) or just dive into when you need to escape for a few hours.


About the Book

Summer's Gift
by Jennifer Ryan

Format 384 pages, Paperback
Published June 20, 2023 by Avon
ISBN 9780063094154
A young woman takes a DNA test on a whim and discovers the birth father—and half sisters—she never knew. New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan returns with this dramatic and page-turning novel perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover and Lori Foster.  A DNA test tells you who you come from, not who you are. All her life, Summer Sutherland felt like the missing piece in a puzzle, left out and looking for the place she truly belongs. And when an at-home DNA test reveals her selfish mother and well-meaning grandfather lied about her father, Summer sets out to discover the truth. Her new instant family comes with two half one who accepts her with open arms, the other resistant to the stranger staying in their house. But somehow Summer senses this is where she is meant to be—so she settles into her father’s Carmel home, ready to get to know them and find her place in the family she always wanted. But while her newfound parent is thrilled to get to know Summer—and her romantic connection to his business partner, Cody, heats up—tensions rise within the family. Will she ever fit in? Or should she return to her other life before tearing all their lives apart?

Monday, June 19, 2023

#Spotlight on Play for Me by Libby Hubscher

This summer, from the author of If You Ask Me, comes a home-run romance about a woman who loses everything she’s been working toward in one day and decides to start over by working at a boarding school. 

About the Book

Play for Me
by Libby Hubscher

Format 368 pages, Paperback
Published June 20, 2023 by Berkley
ISBN 9780593547229
When her new job takes her to a New England boarding school, she’s surprised to find her roommates are all men – including a very handsome one who plays by his own rules. 

Sophie Doyle has her dream job as the head athletic trainer for her favorite baseball team (go Red Sox!), a handsome boyfriend, and easy access to the finest cannoli in Boston. When she loses all three and the World Series to boot, she’s forced to apply for the open trainer position at an arts-focused boarding school in New Hampshire. The only available room is a glorified closet in an apartment with three guys: Jonas Voss, the aloof and attractive orchestra teacher, and his two rambunctious roommates.

Sophie knows that training a bunch of privileged high school kids whose idea of a play is A Chorus Line instead of a walk-off homer is going to be a big change from the pro athletes she’s used to. She wasn’t expecting that these students would have big-time talent and even bigger-time problems. Sophie has troubles of her own—Jonas is a full-fledged grump who clearly doesn’t want her near him or the precious piano he never plays.

With sunny optimism, Sophie sets out to win over Jonas and help the kids she’s growing attached to. But when her relationship with Jonas moves to the major leagues and plans change at the end of the season, they have to choose whether they are playing for keeps.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Top 5 Reasons to Love Nicole by Dianne Duvall of Rogue Darkness + #Giveaway

We are so excited to share with our readers the next exciting novel in Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians series! Keep reading to find out more and for your chance to win in the tour-wide giveaway! Rogue Darkness releases June 13th, grab your copy today at one of your favorite online retailers!  

Top 5 Reasons to Love Nicole

Hello! Thank you so much for joining us. I’m thrilled to be here, celebrating the release of ROGUE DARKNESS. If you like paranormal romance with edge-of-your-seat action, laugh-out-loud humor, sizzling passion, strong heroines, strong heroes who LOVE strong heroines, and surprising twists and turns, then I think you’ll really enjoy this one. (Don’t worry if you’re new to my Immortal Guardians series. You won’t feel lost if you dive in with this one.) 

Today I thought I would help you get to know Nicole, the heroine, by giving you five reasons Sean falls in love with her… along with some snippets from the story that I hope will whet your appetite for more.

She has a fun sense of humor.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Read an #Excerpt from The Sweetheart List by Jill Shalvis

I am excited to share THE SWEETHEART LIST, the latest standalone in New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis’ Sunrise Cove series. This novel is the perfect recipe for your next beach read, as it features: a charming small town in Lake Tahoe, a quaint bakery (that of course sells mouth-watering treats!) quirky characters, and true love.

About the Book

The Sweetheart List
Sunrise Cove #4
by Jill Shalvis

Format 352 pages, Paperback
Published June 13, 2023 by Avon
ISBN 9780063235694 
What makes life sweet?

-Freshly baked bread
-A cool lake on a hot summer day
-The comfort of a cozy bookstore
-Second chances and new beginnings

When Harper Shaw’s life falls apart, she knows it’s time for a change. She removes everything that doesn’t spark joy—from her soul-sucking job to eating kale to making lists—and sets off for the last place she was happy, Lake Tahoe (who wouldn’t feel good there, right?) to fulfill her dream of opening her own bakery.

With her Sugar Pine Bakery in between a tavern, owned by sexy, grumpy Bodie Campbell, and a bookstore, run by her new BFF, she feels a peace she’s never experienced since…well, forever.. Then she meets Ivy, a teenage runaway, who barrels into her heart. She sees a lot of herself in Ivy and takes her under her wing, but the teenager has secrets…

When those secrets explode, it changes Harper’s new world, and she’ll learn, it’s never too late to start over, it’s never too late to figure out your life, and best of all, it’s never too late to let yourself believe in love.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Happy #BookBirthday to ROGUE DARKNESS by Dianne Duvall + #Giveaway

The next exciting novel in Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians series is out today! Grab your copy of Rogue Darkness at one of your favorite online retailers! Keep reading to find out more about this can't-put-down paranormal romance, and for your chance to win in the tour-wide giveaway!  


Immortal Guardians Book 12
by Dianne Duvall 

Release Date: June 13th, 2023
New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers the next stand-alone novel in her “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) and “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews) Immortal Guardians series.

Immortal Guardians have hunted and slain psychotic vampires for thousands of years. Now someone is hunting them. Humanity remains oblivious to the existence of immortals, vampires, and gifted ones, so how does this rising nemesis even know who they are and where to find them? Could it be the machinations of an old nemesis—one they thought they defeated? Or is this something new? Because unlike the foes they’ve faced in the past, this one doesn’t just target immortals. He targets those who are near and dear to them.

A gifted one under the Immortal Guardians’ protection, Nicole has worked hard to land her dream job—that of an Immortal Guardian’s Second or mortal guard—and loves working with Sean. He’s smart. He’s funny. And despite the sometimes dark existence he leads, the two of them laugh a lot. Years spent as a special ops soldier prepared Nicole well, enabling her to keep Sean safe despite his tendency to dive headlong into danger. But can it keep her safe? The enemy they face is determined and shrewd. Uncovering his identity may require new methods of engagement and force her to take a few risks.
Sean hasn’t been immortal long, but he knows the rules. And according to the rules, Nicole is off-limits. She’s his Second. His guard. His best friend. The one person who knows him better than anyone else. Though he loves every minute he spends with her, friendship is all they can ever have... isn’t it? Sean soon begins to question that as the two of them engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with the enemy, one that will reveal the true depth of their feelings for each other and drive him to abandon the rules altogether.





Thursday, June 8, 2023

Read an #Excerpt from The Duchess Takes a Husband by Harper St. George

Fans of spicy historical romance and beloved romance genre staples like fake dating and the “teach me” trope won’t want to miss Harper St. George’s latest novel, THE DUCHESS TAKES A HUSBAND!

About the Book

The Duchess Takes a Husband
The Gilded Age Heiresses #4
by Harper St. George

Format: 312 pages, Mass Market Paperback
Published: May 23, 2023 by Berkley
ISBN: 9780593440988
A scandalous arrangement between a London rogue and an American duchess leads to lavish stakes.

Despite her illustrious title, Camille, Duchess of Hereford, remains what she has always been—a pariah. Though her title means she’s technically accepted by London Society, the rebellious widow with her burgeoning interest in the suffrage movement and her American ways isn’t exactly high on every hostess’s guest list. But Camille starts to wonder if being an outcast is not without its perks when the tantalizing answer to her secret fear appears in the shape of Jacob Thorne, the illegitimate son of an earl and co-owner of London’s infamous Montague Club.

Jacob is used to making deals with his club members—he’s just not accustomed to them being beautiful women. Nor have the terms ever been so sweetly seductive as Camille’s shocking proposition. To finally buy his own club and gain the crucial backing of investors, Camille offers Jacob the respectability of a fake engagement with a duchess. In return, the tempting widow has one condition: she wants Jacob to show her if it’s possible for her to experience pleasure in bed.

The lure of such a bargain proves too delicious to resist, drawing the enterprising rogue and the wallflower duchess into a scandalous game and an even more dangerous gamble of the heart.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

#Spotlight on A Little Ray of Sunshine by Kristan Higgins

About the Book

A Little Ray of Sunshine
by Kristan Higgins

Format: 496 pages, Paperback
Published: June 6, 2023 by Berkley Books
ISBN: 9780593547618 
A kid walks into your bookstore and… Guess what? He’s your son. The one you put up for adoption eighteen years ago. The one you never told anyone about. Surprise!
And a huge surprise it is.
It’s a huge surprise to his adoptive mother, Monica, who thought she had a close relationship with Matthew, her nearly adult son. But apparently, he felt the need to secretly arrange a vacation to Cape Cod for the summer so he could meet his birth mother…without a word to either her or his dad.
It’s also a surprise— to say the least—to Harlow, the woman who secretly placed her baby for adoption so many years ago. She’s spent the years since then building a quiet life. She runs a bookstore with her grandfather, hangs out with her four younger siblings and is more or less happily single, though she can’t help gravitating toward Grady Byrne, her old friend from high school. He’s moved back to town, three-year-old daughter in tow, no wife in the picture. But she’s always figured her life had to be child-free, so that complicates things.
When Matthew walks into Harlow’s store, she faints. Monica panics. And all their assumptions—about what being a parent really means—explode. This summer will be full of more surprises as both their families are redefined…and as both women learn that for them, there’s no limit to a mother’s love.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

#Spotlight on Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison

From #booktok sensation B.K. Borison, comes a story about two best friends who decide to fake date to reach their holiday happily ever after. Imagine living in a hallmark movie, complete with the small town and Christmas tree farm. Now add in a best friend you are secretly in love with, and you have LOVELIGHT FARMS. With over 3 million views on TikTok, romance readers do not want to miss this first romantic comedy in the Lovelight series!

About the Book

Lovelight Farms
Lovelight #1
by B.K. Borison
Format 332 pages, Kindle Edition
Published November 10, 2021 by Berkley
Two best friends fake date to reach their holiday happily ever after in this first romantic comedy in the Lovelight series.

A pasture of dead trees. A hostile takeover of the Santa barn by a family of raccoons. And shipments that have mysteriously gone missing. Lovelight Farms is not the magical winter wonderland of Stella Bloom’s dreams.

In an effort to save the Christmas tree farm she’s loved since she was a kid, Stella enters a contest with Instagram-famous influencer Evelyn St. James. With the added publicity and the $100,000 cash prize, Stella might just be able to save the farm from its financial woes. There’s just one problem. To make the farm seem like a romantic destination for the holidays, she lied on her application and said she owns Lovelight Farms with her boyfriend. Only…there is no boyfriend.

Enter best friend Luka Peters. He just stopped by for some hot chocolate and somehow got a farm and a serious girlfriend in the process. But fake dating his best friend might be the best Christmas present he’s ever received.

Monday, June 5, 2023

#Spotlight on Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan

This summer, #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan returns with a special manga edition of her steamy Carpathian novella, DARK HUNGER!

About the Book

Dark Hunger
by Christine Feehan

Format 208 pages, Paperback
Published October 2, 2007 by Berkley
ISBN 9780425217832
The New York Times bestselling author's Carpathian classic goes Manga!

Christine Feehan has reinvented the vampire novel with her New York Times bestselling Carpathian series. Now she and Berkley take her "out-of-the- ordinary" (Booklist) in a thrilling new direction--and this time it's more graphic than ever.

Riordan is an immortal Carpathian male, trapped and caged, his honor compromised by his captors. They're in his mind. They're in his blood. And not one can withstand his desire for revenge.

Juliette is an activist devoted to liberating animals from a secret jungle lab. What she stumbles upon is a prisoner like no other. She will release him from his bonds. He will release her from her inhibitions.