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Spotlight Blitz and Giveaway! Love Me? by K.E. Osborn (Book two in the Trust Me? trilogy)

 Read all about the second book in this exciting trilogy, and enter to win a copy of both books and signed bookmarks! Love Me? K E Osborn   Blurb: In the first book of The Trust Me? Trilogy, Jeni Taylor finds the love of her life, but as the second book begins, she finds herself lost without Aiden O’Connell, who’s been wrongly convicted of embezzlement charges and incarcerated. She must find the strength within to help prove he’s innocent while dealing with other issues. Aiden’s father, Alastair, still taunts her, making life between Jeni and Aiden more difficult, and an…

Cover Reveal: Seeking Her by Cora Carmack (A Finding It novella)

Today I’ve got a gorgeous cover reveal for you–Seeking Her by Cora Carmack, a novella in her Finding It series that will come out in January (so far away, I know!) Read all about it, drool over the cover, and check out the buy links below. ABOUT SEEKING HER by Cora Carmack A few months after being honorably discharged from the military, Jackson Hunt is still struggling to adjust back to the real world. He needs to get a job and find a sense of normalcy if he’s going to keep his own demons at bay. The job that falls…

Review: The Christmas Cookie Collection by Lori Wilde (a Twilight, Texas novella collection)

Carrie (Blurb): Come join a meeting of the First Love Cookie Club… “On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your own true love, he will be your destiny.” Carrie MacGregor doesn’t believe this–not one bit. She might be a “paid up” member of the Cookie Club and the local Sweethearts Knitting Club, but she’s not about to give in to the forced ho-ho-ho of the season. And why? Mark Leland. When he left town he broke Carrie’s heart. Now, the local-guy-made good is back, hosting the reality show “Fact or Fantasy.” Fact:…

Serial Love: Roman Holiday 1: Chained (Alternate title–Ruthie Knox: Still Helping Our Mondays to Suck Less)

  Title: Roman Holiday 1: Chained Author: Ruthie Knox Genre: Contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 40 Format read: ebook serial Rating: A I honestly wouldn’t have thought it was possible to love a 40-page first part of a to-be-continued serial novel this much, but oh, I so do. Thank you, Ruthie Knox, for once again allowing me to embarrass my fourteen-year-old with almost nonstop giggling in public while I read this one. (Mini Moe #2 totally had it coming. I’d just spent big bucks on her at not one, but two stores, buying way more things than we’d actually gone in there for. She was earning…

NaNoWriMo, Why Do You Hate Me So? (Week in Review: 11-15-13)

Oh, NaNoWriMo, you always seem like such a good idea at the time… Two years ago, I was happily plugging away at my NaNo novel when–my laptop died. Just died. On Thanksgiving, With a whole lot of tears, prayers, and desperate promises to whomever was listening, I managed to get it to boot up one last time so I could get my project off of it (yes, I know, always back up your work, and I do. Just not as often as I should, obviously) and then woke up at 4 AM on Black Friday to camp out at our…

New Release Review: On His List by Wendy Sparrow

Title: On His List Author: Wendy Sparrow Genre: Contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 77 Format read: ebook Rating: A- On His List by Wendy Sparrow, with its OCD hero and strapped-for-cash, can’t-keep-her-mouth-shut-or-her-body-still heroine is absolutely adorable. I loved every minute I spent reading it, though my dog had more than a few moments during that time when he worried about my sanity. Not that this is new, but…. Remy Maison isn’t actually a paid driver–her brother is. But their apartment was just broken into–again–and Denny’s migraine means he shouldn’t be behind the wheel today. It’s Remy’s day off, and she happens to like having an apartment…

Book Review and New Release: Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London

  Title: Definitely, Maybe in Love Author: Ophelia London Genre: Contemporary new adult romance Published: 2013 Pages: 260 Format read: ebook Rating: B+ I’m a total sucker for a good Pride and Prejudice retelling, so when I found out about Ophelia London’s new adult version, Definitely, Maybe in Love, I jumped right on it! As modern P&P versions go, it definitely (no maybes here) did not disappoint. Spring Honeycutt’s goal in life is to be taken seriously as an environmental science major. She’s completely remade herself while at Stanford University–overloading her schedule with classes, increasing her visibility by taking up important causes, becoming a vegetarian, embracing “girl power” music, and…

Book Review: Mary Balogh’s The Arrangement (The Survivors’ Club series, book two)

 Title: The Arrangement Author: Mary Balogh Series: The Survivors’ Club Genre: Historical romance Published: 2013 Pages: 400 Format read: paperback and ebook Rating: A- Blurb: Desperate to escape his mother’s matchmaking, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, flees to a remote country village. But even there, another marital trap is sprung. So when Miss Sophia Fry’s intervention on his behalf finds her unceremoniously booted from her guardian’s home, Vincent is compelled to act. He may have been blinded in battle, but he can see a solution to both their problems: marriage. At first, quiet, unassuming Sophia rejects Vincent’s proposal. But when such a gloriously handsome man…

Review and New Release: Neighbors by L.S. Murphy

  Title: Neighbors Author: L.S. Murphy Genre: Contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 65 Format read: ebook Rating: C+ Neighbors is a novella from Entangled’s Flirt line, which promises “palate-teasing novellas designed to satisfy readers’ cravings for romance without the time commitment required to invest in a full-length novel.” Sounds perfect for a busy November, right? Rena Woods’s design business is finally taking off. She’s landed a huge client–the wife of St Louis’s newest NBA star–and she’s sure that doing well on this job will give her an “in” in the industry. When her new neighbors move in, she might not have even noticed–except for the giant…

Baby, It’s Cold Outside:Two New Holiday Novellas from Entangled’s Indulgence Line

Entangled’s Indulgence line is releasing four holiday novellas this month in a series entitled Baby It’s Cold Outside. Four heroes and heroines plus one snowy Christmas Eve equals four steamy Christmas stories! Here’s the first two offerings from authors Kate Hardy and Heidi Rice: Title: ‘Tis the Season to Kiss Santa Author: Kate Hardy Series: Baby It’s Cold Outside Genre: Contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 95 Format read: ebook Rating: C+ Mitch Carter hates Christmas. He had a rough childhood, and Christmas never brought him anything more than another chance to be miserable. Even as an adult, he’s never wanted to celebrate the holiday. He needs to prove…

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