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Christmas at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer
St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
ISBN: 978-1- 250-11104- 3
Price: $7.99

Jacket Summary:
The best gift of all is the one you share with someone else. . .

From the moment he strode through the iron gate and into the offices of Two Love Lane on a crisp December day, it was obvious that Deacon Banks was something different. He wasn’t a Charleston native, not with that adorable Yankee accent. And unlike the usual client at the elegant matchmaking agency, he had no interest in finding a woman to marry—just a few no-strings dates while he was in town.

Macy Frost takes her professional services very seriously—how could she not, when she’s rumored to be a direct descendant of Cupid? Tech entrepreneur Deacon says he’s just trying to make his social-climbing aunt happy by being seen out and about with a few prominent beauties, but Macy insists she can make her client fall in love…for real. And Deacon can’t help but think she might be right. As charming as the palmetto trees and magnificent harbor may be, it’s the beautiful, breath-of-fresh- air Macy who’s become Deacon’s favorite part of the scenery. But can the hopelessly romantic Southern belle stop trying to fix him up and just let Cupid do his work on her own heart?

Kieran Kramer

Author Bio:
Kieran Kramer, author of the Impossible Bachelors series, was born in Washington, D.C. to an Air Force pilot father and actress/singer mother. She grew up mainly on Johns Island, a rural sea island near Charleston, South Carolina, where she helped build her family’s log home. Having worked for the CIA and as journalist for The Charlotte Observer, Kieran is now a stay-at- home mom. She once won $34,000 on Wheel of Fortune, and also won on Family Feud. She’s been married to her naval officer husband, Chuck, for twenty-one years, and they have three children.

Buy Link:
http://smpromance.com/contemporary/christmas-at-two-love-lane/

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Deck the Halls by Donna Alward

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Publication Date: October 3, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-250-17933-3
Price: $3.99

Jacket Summary:
With shades of It’s a Wonderful Life, one man must face his past to find his future this Christmas.
In the last year, George’s life has drastically changed. The formerly homeless veteran now has a job he likes, a family in the residents of Darling, VT, and for the first time in years, a home. But while his present is good, he’s still haunted by the past, a past that appears shortly before Christmas when the older sister of his brother-in- arms hunts him down and finds him in Darling, working at the Ladybug Garden Center.
Amy’s looking for closure for her family after her brother’s death in the Middle East, but the serious man she finds working in Vermont doesn’t resemble the soldier she remembers from years before. This man is hardened and yet somehow fragile, too, and in her desire to find out what really happened to her brother, she learns more about George than she ever expected.
With a little Christmas magic and the whole town supporting them, can these two bruised hearts make a future together?

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Author Bio:
A busy wife and mother of three (two daughters plus the family dog), Donna Alward believes hers is the best job in the world: a combination of stay-at- home mom and romance novelist. Donna loves being back on the East Coast of Canada after nearly twelve years in Alberta where her romance career began, writing about cowboys and the west. She is the author of Somebody Like You, Somebody’s Baby, and Someone to Love.

Buy link:
http://smpromance.com/contemporary/deck-the-halls/

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A Season of You by Emma Douglas

St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
ISBN: 978-1- 250-11098- 5
Price: $7.99

Jacket Summary:

It’s Christmastime in the quaint island town of Cloud Bay, where love is always in season…

Will has believed in love at first sight since the day he first laid eyes on Mina Harper five years ago. There was only one problem: She was happily married. Then, when Mina’s husband was killed by a drunk driver, Will figured she’d want nothing to do with a guy who owns a whiskey distillery. So he’s kept his feelings locked away, knowing that not even a Christmas miracle would be enough to melt Mina’s heart. . .
Mina believes her days of true love are behind her. Since losing her husband she’s kept to herself, content to do her own painting and stay out of the limelight that comes with her famous family. But when, after a freak accident, Will comes to her rescue, Mina can’t quite get him out of her mind. As curiosity turns into a fling during Cloud Bay’s first Christmas Festival, she finds it harder to convince herself that her feelings for Will are just mistletoe-inspired. Could Mina be ready to lay the past to rest and finally admit that what she really wants for Christmas—and forever—is Will?

Emma Douglas

Author Bio:
Emma Douglas would love to live in a world where professional napping was a thing. But until then, she thinks writing books is a pretty awesome alternative. When not writing about imaginary people, she can be found reading, doing something crafty, binge-watching TV, playing her latest song crush on repeat, or singing badly in her car. She lives in Melbourne, Australia in a tiny house stuffed full of books, too many craft supplies and two cats who take up more space than you would expect. Find out more about Emma at http://www.emmadouglasbooks.com.
Buy Link:
http://smpromance.com/contemporary/a-season-of-you/

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With this Christmas Ring by Manda Collins

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Publication Date: October 3, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-250-17459-8
Price: $3.99

Jacket Summary:
A wallflower determined to fulfill a dying promise, the rogue she jilted years ago, and an orphaned baby are all brought together amidst the magic of Christmas in this new novella from Manda Collins.
Miss Merry Parks makes a deathbed promise to a school friend that her infant daughter will be taken to her absent father. There’s only one problem—to find the baby’s father, she’ll have to consult his cousin, Viscount Wrotham, the man she jilted five years ago. The man she couldn’t forget.
Alex Ponsonby, Viscount Wrotham, is stunned to find Merry Parks—looking more lovely than ever–on his doorstep with an infant in her arms. His shock soon turns to dismay when he learns his own cousin William is the man who abandoned his wife and child. As head of the family he’s duty bound to see right is done. But he can’t let this opportunity pass. He’ll take Merry and the baby to his cousin, but he’ll woo her back in the process.

Merry agrees to travel with Alex and the baby to Wrotham Castle, where the entire Ponsonby family has gathered for Christmas, but her plans to see the baby settled then leave are ruined by a snowstorm. After five years apart, Alex and Merry will spend theweek getting reacquainted. Perhaps it’s the spirit of the holiday, or the magic of the season, but there could be something else in the air this Yuletide…A Christmas Reunion.

Manda Collins

Author Bio:
Manda Collins is the author of the Studies in Scandal series, The Lords of Anarchy series, The Ugly Duckling series and the Wicked Widows series as well as several other Regency-set romances. She spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. When she’s not writing, she’s helping other people use books, as an academic librarian.

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HOPE AT CHRISTMAS by Nancy Naigle

St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
ISBN: 978-1- 250-10867- 8
Price: $15.99

Jacket Summary:
Sydney Ragsdale is divorced, but her husband is still calling the shots. In an attempt to shake free from his hold, she and her daughter, RayAnne, head for tiny Hopewell, North Carolina to the only asset her ex has no control over – a decaying farmhouse that once belonged to her grandparents. She finds solace at The Book Bea, the bookstore she’d loved as a child during her summer stays.
Kevin MacAlea, Mac to his friends, is the local high school history teacher and baseball coach. Father of a twelve-year- old son, he’s Hopewell, North Carolina’s most sought after bachelor. His young bride abandoned him and his son just before Christmas and has never come back. It has left his son bitter about Christmas which is hard for Mac who loves the magic of the season. He’s been the Santa here in Hopewell since the year Seth was born.
When a catastrophe forces The Book Bea to close before the end of the year, everyone in the small town is feeling the loss. While Sydney is already off-balance by the bad news, her ex-husband breaks a promise to their daughter that sends Ray Anne running away. As Sydney tries to figure out what her next steps are she discovers all of the answers are right here in Hopewell.

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Author Bio:
USA Today bestselling author NANCY NAIGLE whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. Now happily retired, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she currently calls North Carolina home. Nancy is the author of Christmas Joy.

Buy Link:
http://smpromance.com/contemporary/hope-at-christmas/

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The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant

St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 31, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-250-16542-8
Price: $7.99

Jacket Summary:
New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant returns to Texas, where a small-town legend just might find the greatest gift of all. . .
’Tis the season for ex-Navy SEAL Clayton East to come home for the holidays—even if the mood at home is anything but festive. His father is ill. The East Ranch is in financial trouble. And now it’s on Clayton, the prodigal son, to make sure his family doesn’t lose everything.
Headstrong Abby Harper is like a mother to her younger brothers, who she’s helped raise since she was a teenager. Keeping them in line is no small task while she’s also working toward her college degree. And now that one of her brothers has been arrested for stealing cattle at the East Ranch, Abby is at her wits’ end. But there is a silver lining: Clayton East. He believes in second chances, and is willing to give one to her brother this Christmas. Letting beautiful Abby—and the inescapable longing in his heart—off the hook, however, is a whole ’nother story. Could it be that the woman of this local hero’s dreams has been back at home all along?

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Author Bio:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. She’s written more than thirty novels spanning multiple genres of romance including the bestselling Dark King stories, Dark Craving, Night’s Awakening, and Dawn’s Desire. Her acclaimed series, Dark Warriors, feature a thrilling combination of Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children, a dog, and four cats in Texas.
Buy Link:
http://smpromance.com/contemporary/the-christmas-cowboy-hero/

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Christmas in Kilts by Terri Brisbain, Lecia Cornwall, Brownwen Evans, Lavinia Kent, May McGoldrick

Swerve

Publication Date: October 31, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-250-17932-6
Price: $4.99

Jacket Summary:
Tis the season to fall in love! These five bestselling authors bring you great tiding of
highlanders and romances this holiday season!
A HIGHLANDER’S HOPE by Terri Brisbin
A village harlot who would never dream she could have a different life meets a Highlander who visits for the holidays and brings with him an offer and hope.
A HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS WAGER by Lecia Cornwall
When a snowstorm forces a charming lass hiding a broken heart to take shelter in a castle with three fine Highland lairds just days before Christmas, there’s a game afoot—who will be the first to win a kiss and maybe her heart.
A SCOT FOR CHRISTMAS by Bronwen Evans
She’s ready to embrace her life and future as a spinster, he’s trying to have one last hurrah before he gives into his family’s wishes and proposes marriage to his neighbor, but fate has other ideas when the lady and the Scot meet at a holiday house party in the wilds of Scotland.
LEFTOVER MISTLETOE by Lavinia Kent
What happens when a highlander finds himself stranded, maybe kidnapped, with an English lady around Christmas… maybe the mistletoe will help answer that question.
SWEET HOME HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS by May McGoldrick
An encounter between an English officer and a desperate aunt trying to keep custody of her young niece leads to a little magic during the holidays.

Buy Link:
http://smpromance.com/historical/christmas-in-kilts/

 

 

 

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Release Day Celebration: Fearless (Nameless 3) by Jennifer Jenkins with Giveaway

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Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for

Fearless (Nameless #3) by Jennifer Jenkins

presented by Month9Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

 

Happy Book Birthday, Jennifer!

 

 

 

 

In exactly twenty-three days, Gryphon will offer his life to Chief Barnabas in exchange for the lives of his best friend and mess brothers. Until then, he must keep his plans from Zo while avoiding the Wolves of the Allied Camp. But Gryphon is not the only one harboring secrets. To spare her own life, Zo has made a blood oath promising to help the Kodiak Clan free their families living as Nameless slaves. When Gryphon learns the truth — that the peaceful life he’d planned for Zo is not secure — he divulges a secret that will give the Allies the upper hand against the Ram.

Now, The Great Move is underway and a final battle between the Wolf, Ram, Kodiak and Raven cannot be stopped. Strength will be tested. Loyalties will be questioned. Alliances will form. In a world of uncertainty and danger, Zo and Gryphon may finally have what they’ve each always wanted.

Fearless (Nameless #3) by Jennifer Jenkins

Publication Date: October 17, 2017

Publisher: Month9Books

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With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington and appreciate the finer points of ancient battle stratagem. (Seriously, she’s obsessed with ancient warfare.) However, life had different plans in store when the writing began. As a proud member of Writers Cubed, and a co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, she feels blessed to be able to fulfill both her ambition to work with teens as well as write Young Adult fiction.

Jennifer has three children who are experts at naming her characters, one loving, supportive husband, a dog with little-man syndrome, and three chickens (of whom she is secretly afraid).

 

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Cover Reveal: Mountain Man by Sherilee Gray with giveaway

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Mountain Man
Sherilee Gray
(The Smith Brothers #1)
Publication date: November 7th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Romance

Hank Smith saved my life, carrying me through a blizzard to his mountain cabin. He doesn’t like strangers, and he doesn’t like leaving his sanctuary. Now I’m trapped here with him until the snow melts.

I see him looking at me. He tries to hide behind a gruff exterior, but I see the longing and the heat burning in his eyes. I know he wants me, and I can’t resist him. I want to feel those big, rough hands all over my body.

But once he’s unleashed his raw, barely tried desire on me, will I be able to leave my mountain man behind, or will he make me his?

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Author Bio:

Sherilee Gray writes sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance. Stories full of heat and high emotion, following stubborn characters as they fight against the odds… and their happily ever after. She’s a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful NZ with her husband and their two children. When not writing or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.

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That Olde White Magick (An Abracadabra Mystery #2) by Sharon Pape

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That Olde White Magick (An Abracadabra Mystery)That Olde White Magick by Sharon Pape
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

That Olde White Magick by Sharon Pape is the second book in the An Abracadabra Mystery series. This series is cozy mysteries with a twist, the main character is a witch who runs a magic shop. In the first book readers were introduced to Kailyn Wilde who had inherited her mother and grandmother’s centuries old shop, Abracadabra, when they were unfortunately involved in an accident. Coming from a long line of those with magical abilities in the small town of New Camel Kailyn does her best to keep the magic flowing in the shop while keeping the witchcraft under wraps. Kailyn and her aunt Tilly had happened upon the body of their lawyer when they were supposed to be there to finalize their estate so the two became suspects and had to do a bit of their own investigating to help solve that murder.

Now in That Olde White Magick Kailyn and Tilly have found themselves yet again dealing with the police when they are attending a special town meeting that was called to deal with a new hotel that may be built. Kailyn was worried about the proposal so she and her aunt had brought their magician friend, Merlin, along to the meeting to see how the council voted and raise their concerns but Tilly happened upon the body of a council member which again puts them in the middle of yet another murder investigation.

An Abracadabra Mystery series first caught my attention last year when the first book was being released and since I’m always a fan of a good cozy mystery with a unique setting or characters I immediately knew I had to try this one out. The mixing of the genres and brining magic and mayhem into the cozy world works so well in these books and is such a fun addition to the normal murder mystery solving by the characters.

And speaking of the characters, this series certainly has some likable ones. I think for me the moments we get with Merlin absolutely steal the show in these books but I”m also a fan of Tilly and Kailyn too of course. The town the story is set in also has that nice small town vibe making it to where everyone seems to know everyone which is great for a setting with the character off questioning people and trying to beat the law to solving a murder. After two books in this series I’d definitely still recommend these both and while best to read in order they do each feature their own case so it is possible to read as a standalone if necessary.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Six Little Secrets by Katlyn Duncan

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My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Some secrets can never stay hidden for long…

Six teenagers meet in Saturday detention: a brain, a beauty, a cheerleader, a rebel, a recluse and the new girl.

But someone is watching. Someone has made sure that they are all in the same room at the same time. Someone knows that each of them is hiding a terrible secret…

…and by the end of detention, everyone will know the truth.

Who could read the synopsis on this one and not immediately think that this would be an ominous take on the iconic John Hughes film The Breakfast Club? Being one of my favorite films of the eighties I couldn’t resist picking this one up just to see what the author would do to give the story a creepy twist. While it’s not without it’s faults it did turn into one that I enjoyed reading just because it really is a remake of The Breakfast Club.

The story has taken Saturday detention that we all know from the movie and turned it into an elaborate revenge plot so while you are reminded of a classic film there is a whole new story to enjoy here. Whoever has set up the kids in detention has them doing tasks to keep their secrets hidden and by the end everything tied together quite nicely.

Now my biggest complaint about this book is going to simply be one that most will probably have with it being a short read, it simply lacked the depth that being longer would have given the story. The book is very fast paced as it moves through the story but without more depth it lacked making the characters stand out and be what their descriptions are listed as – a brain, a beauty, a cheerleader, a rebel, a recluse and the new girl. Overall though I think it was worth the read and would rate this one at 3.5 stars.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Entangled Halloween Spook-tacular event!

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No tricks here, just treats for you!

Entangled is excited to be celebrating our Halloween Spook-tacular here with you! What better way to celebrate Halloween than with some fun treats? So we’ve picked 12 not to be missed paranormal reads that you will want to load onto your e-reader and even better each is on sale for just 99¢!
So be sure to pick these up while they’re on sale for this week only!
 

Gone With the Wolf

When CEO and alpha werewolf Drake Wilder discovers that his one true love is a secretary in his company, his primal instincts kick into overdrive. Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. Upon learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers. When Drake’s twin brother senses that Drake has found his match—and now inherits their father’s billion dollar estate—he plans to take Emelia out. Drake vows to protect her at all costs, but he might have to pay with his own life.

 
       

Sex and the Single Vamp

Deacon is a patient vampire. He’s only loved one woman in over five hundred years— CiCi— and she chose another. So when she shows up in his office asking for help, he finally has the chance to lay that demon to rest. He’ll help her, but for a price—a night in his bed. But Deacon has a secret and when Cici is suddenly mortal again, his deception might be the only way restore her immortality. Can love bridge the gap between a heartbeat and forever?

When Danger Bites

Buttoned-up Corporal Kaitlyn Amador is dangerous on every level. Marine Captain Jax can survive the temptation for only so long before his wolf takes over and pursues what it wants.

 

Love Me to Death by Marissa Clarke

Love Me to Death

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Up until the moment she’s shot and left for dead, biologist Elena Arcos lived a pretty nondescript life. Now the “Slayer” Nikolai Itzov has abducted and pulled Elena into a world she never knew existed alongside her own. He’s been sent to kill her before she transforms into the dark creature she’s destined to become. Yet something in this notquite-human woman calls to Nikolai’s blood. To his desire. To his soul. Now he must protect her…until she changes into the one thing he is sworn by birth to hate.

The Red Lily

 

The Black Lily needs a larger army if they are to defeat the vampire monarchy. In order to do so, former lieutenant Nikolai must seek help from the red-hooded temptress he needs to avoid, for the secret he carries could prove dangerous for her if she gets too close. But Sienna will do anything for the Black Lily…

Night Walker

After catching her fiance with another woman, the last thing Kate Bradley needs is romance, but after meeting Calisto she’s drawn to him in ways she doesn’t understand. Calisto has no doubt Kate is the reincarnation of his lost love, but the Fraternidad Del Fuego Santo has a new watcher with dark ambitions of his own. As old enemies re-emerge and a new threat arises, the betrayal that enslaved Calisto to the night might destroy the only woman he’s ever loved again.

Damage Control

Leigh Alphin is captain of the Fighter Force of the battleship Valiant Knox. He’s honorable, straightforward, and hard as nails – except for the soft spot he has for his new recruit Mia Wolfe. Now that she’s one of his new recruits, it’s imperative he stop thinking about her in that way. Neither of them can afford to make this mistake, yet desire takes hold, consuming them. For the first time, Leigh’s iron sense of honor falters as his heart fights for love…and against an enemy trying to destroy everything they hold dear.

Bittersweet Blood

Determined to solve the mystery of who she is and why everyone wants her dead, Tara Collins hires Christian Roth to help her uncover the truth. But Christian is more than your average PI. A vampire and ex-demon hunter, he lives among the humans, but now a crazed demon hell-bent on revenge is hunting him down, a fae assassin is on the loose with an unknown target, and the Order he abandoned desperately needs his help. As Tara’s secrets and Christians problems collide, they’ll learn that some rules are meant to be broken.

Shifter Planet by D.B Reynolds

Shifter Planet

 

Determined to remain on Harp to learn its secrets and call it home, Earthling Amanda Sumner sets out to become part of the planet’s elite Guild. While he wants the Earthlings gone, Shifter Rhodry de Mendoza is reluctantly drawn to the fierce and lovely woman who’s determined to prove herself. The pair is thrown together in what becomes a fight for their lives. And they might just lose everything–including each other–in their battle for the right to live in peace.

Undying Destiny

Emily Ross just wanted a fresh start. She’s a survivor, coming off the tail end of an abusive relationship, and craves time alone to learn who she is and to save the home that holds her heart. The last thing she needs is a controlling, alpha male calling all the shots. Meeting Kenric might just change her mind, though. He is wrong for her in all the right ways. But in order to keep her heart from breaking, he has to keep the hordes of evil vamps from stealing her very breath.

Waking Up Dead

Waking Up Dead

It’s been two years since the virus first hit the country, and Jackson Hart watched almost everyone she loves die…or turn into zombies with an insatiable appetite for flesh. Luke Granger never expected to see another living human being, let alone that she’d be a fiery little thing who stirs his blood. Outnumbered by the dead, their only hope is to get the hell out of Chicago. Jackson and Luke finally have something to live for in a world Jackson and Luke finally have something to live for––if they can just survive the night.

All Bets Are On

Derek Wescott, Prince of Hell, has just made a wager that he can entice the sweet yet plain Jaclyn Reynolds into bed before midnight. But Jaclyn is determined that it will be a cold day in Hell before she ever gets into his bed. So Derek offers her a friendly wager: he’ll give her $10,000 if she can resist him on their date. Because he’ll do just about anything to ensure that Jaclyn is completely—and infernally—his

 

Cover Reveal: Butterfly by Cambria Hebert

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Butterfly
Cambria Hebert
(Public Enemy)
Publication date: November 3rd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Drunken brawls. One-night stands.

No-show interviews. Toilet-papering my hoity-toity neighbor’s house.

Insulting my fans. Trashing hotel rooms.

What’s it take to become public enemy number one?

I just told you.

I’ve done all that and more.

My poor conduct got me on the Celebs Behaving Badly list

and ultimately ruined my career.

From the world’s number-one popstar to world’s most hated.

That’s me. Ten Stark.

Go underground, they said. Stay out of the spotlight.

Most importantly, stay out of trouble.

Everyone loves a good comeback story.

For once, I listened.

I met someone who didn’t know my name,

my face, or the bad behavior that defined me.

She taught me I wasn’t who everyone thought I was—everyone including me.

Then someone whispered my name and things got messy, as they always do.

Now I want her back.

I’m not a caterpillar, but a butterfly.

My wings are in full color, not just black and white.

But first, I have to shed my cocoon and fly.


Author Bio:

Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

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The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen

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The Emerald CircusThe Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen is a collection of short stories with an introduction to the works done by author Holly Black. I do believe some of these by Yolen at least have been published before but I was not familiar with her work so the entire collection was new to me. I’m not a huge fan of short stories myself but when seeing this I realized that some of the collection included stories on some of my favorite stories such as Peter Pan, the Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland so of course I had to check this one out.

Of course when all was said and done my favorites are the ones I was looking forward to reading although there were a few others within the book that I also quite enjoyed too. There were however a few stories that I wondered why they were even included as there didn’t seem to be much to them but perhaps someone that loves short stories overall would enjoy them more than myself who is always thinking were is the rest of this when it comes to short stories or books. I think though that regardless of being a huge fan of this type of read if you are interested in retellings and new twists on old classics then you’ll at least enjoy those stories.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr blitz with giveaway

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The Cutting Room Floor
Dawn Klehr
Publication date: October 13th 2017
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult

Behind-the-scenes secrets could turn deadly for Desmond and Riley

Life in the Heights has never been easy for seventeen-year-old Riley Frost, but when she’s publicly dumped and outed at the same time, she becomes an immediate social outcast at her high school. So Riley swears off romance and throws herself into solving the shocking murder of her favorite teacher, Ms. Dunn.

Riley turns to her best friend, budding filmmaker Desmond Brandt, for help. What she doesn’t know is that Dez has been secretly directing her life, blackmailing her friends, and hoping his manipulations will make her love him. When his schemes go too far, Dez’s web of lies threatens to destroy both of their lives.

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Author Bio:

Dawn Klehr is the author of the young adult thrillers: The Cutting Room Floor and If You Wrong Us.

She began her career in TV news and though she’s been on both sides of the camera, she prefers to lurk behind the lens. Mostly, she loves to get lost in stories –in film, the theater, or on the page – and is a sucker for both the sinister and the sappy. She’s currently channeling her dark side as she works on her next book.

Dawn lives in the Twin Cities with her funny husband, adorable son, and naughty dog.

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Lure
C.M. Stunich
(Mafia Queen, #1)
Publication date: September 21st 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Three gloriously wicked mafia bosses.

They play with the dark strings of my heart, lure me into temptation.

As the daughter of crime kingpin, Carlo Costello, I have responsibilities.

First, ferret out the traitors.

Next, bring four legendary New York City families together.

I feel like a pawn on the board, a piece lost in a dirty game of violence, sex, and corruption.

But I’m done with being the pawn; I want to be queen.

And I’ll have three kings to reign beside me.

That is, if the sex and the seduction doesn’t kill me first.

One of my lovers is a traitor.

My heart doesn’t care.

But the families will.

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EXCERPT:

“Miss Costello,” a voice greeted before I’d even gotten the chance to settle onto the leather bench seat. “It’s a pleasure.”

Holy. Shit.

My skin rippled with sinful delight and I unknowingly wet my lower lip with my tongue.

The voice that was speaking from the shadows was warm, but dangerous, this easy tone that belied the true nature underneath. It was darkness made sound, like church bells in the night, a warning to lone travelers to stay away. To run.

I just wasn’t sure if I was supposed to run away … or run toward it.

“Mr. Moran,” I said, feeling my heartbeat pick up in a staccato rhythm that sloshed the blood between my ears and turned the volume up on my pulse to a point where I could barely hear my own thoughts.

I blinked several times, trying to adjust to the low light in the backseat.

Before I’d even gotten the chance to gather my thoughts, a hand was coming to rest on my right leg, the scorching path of a thumbprint chasing its away across the bare skin below the slit in my dress.

Shivers of heat rose up in my skin, obliterating the words in my mouth, freezing my hand in mid-movement as I tried to shove Marcell’s away.

“A pleasure,” he repeated, withdrawing his hand and leaving me an icy ruin.

“I …” I had no idea what to say, sitting there and blinking through the shadows at the most beautiful man I’d ever seen. I mean Bo was handsome, but … the man sitting next to me was pure unadulterated sin. He was lust given life, a demon risen from the depths of hell, as beautiful as he was dangerous.

The words died on my lips.

“Can I get you a drink?” he asked, his eyes as black as the darkness outside the SUV, his hair an indistinguishable shade from the shadows. His smile was liquid agony, melting my insides and calling up every single shred of my DNA that belonged to the Costello family.

Hot. Impulsive. Easy to anger and quick to lust.

It was literally in my blood.

And I’d been ignoring it for eight, almost nine, years.

That was going to come back to bite me in the ass, wasn’t it?


Author Bio:

C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.

She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.

Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.

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