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New Release Review and Giveaway! OFFSETTING PENALTIES by Ally Matthews

Offsetting Penalties by Ally Mathews Publication Date:  November 6, 2017 Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush     Isabelle Oster has dreamed of being a prima ballerina her entire life, so when the only male dancer backs out of the fall production, she’s devastated. Without a partner, she has no hope of earning a spot with the prestigious Ballet Americana company. Until hot jock Garret practicing stretches in one of the studios gives Izzy an idea, and she whips out her phone. But does she really want this badly enough to resort to blackmail? All-state tight end Garret Mitchell will do anything…

New Release Review and Giveaway! NAILED IT by Cindi Madsen

About the Book:  I’m Ivy Clarke. Bartender, best friend, and disbeliever in love. And now I’m in over my head, trying to flip a house all by myself. Thanks, HGTV. I’m not too proud to admit I need some help. Too bad the only one who can help me is the same man I want to throw out this house’s second-story window. Jackson Gamble and I can’t be in the same room together for more than a minute without devolving into a sparring match. Except for that one time… But enough about that. Jackson’s looking for forever, and I don’t…

New Release and Giveaway! THE COWBOY’S MAKE BELIEVE BRIDE by Kristi Rose (Wyoming Matchmaker #2)

The Cowboy’s Make Believe Bride Kristi Rose (Wyoming Matchmaker #2) Publication date: October 24th 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Searching for a new future… Fortune “Fort” Besingame left ranch life years ago, joining the Navy to escape the shame of his father’s gambling addiction and the enormity of his losing the ranch on a bet. Now Fort has returned to Wyoming, to his mother’s ranch in hopes to start a new life. A former Military Police, he wants to run for Sheriff… but convincing the townsfolk Fort intends to put down roots in the small community is going to take…

New Release Review! SAYING I DO by Tracey Alvarez (Stewart Island #8)

Saying I Do by Tracey Alvarez Synopsis: Marriage and happily-ever-after are for suckers… Joe Whelan was fooled once on the way to the altar, and the Irish doctor isn’t about to be an eejit over a woman again. Especially not one who witnessed his broken-hearted humiliation years ago. He won’t be swayed by the sparks that fly whenever his eyes meet MacKenna’s or distracted by her sweet kisses. The only thing Joe cares about is preventing his sister from making the biggest marital mistake of her life. MacKenna Jones loves a good wedding—so long as she’s sewing the bride’s gown,…

New Release Review! TAKE ON ME by Gwen Hayes (Silver Pines #4)

Take On Me by Gwen Hayes Synopsis: Online dating columnist Dane Martin (www.virile.com) has no plans to give up his reign as bachelor extraordinaire. He has a reputation to uphold, especially with the upcoming release of his book Coming on Strong. Holly Winters, everyone’s favorite girl next door thanks to her blog of the same name, gives dating advice to women struggling to find commitment among the Virile sycophants. Dane is exactly the kind of guy she cautions her readers away from. When a publicity stunt goes awry and the opposites must pretend to be dating, all bets are off.…

Cover Reveal! CHECKMATE Duet (THIS IS WAR and THIS IS LOVE) by Kennedy Fox

★★★ Title: Checkmate: This Is War Series: Checkmate Duet #1 Author: Kennedy Fox Photographer: Sara Eirew Designer: Sara Eirew Genre: Enemies to Lovers Romance Release Date: October 3   Travis King is the worst kind of asshole. He taunts me for being a good girl and mocks my high standards. He’s cruel, crass, and has enough confidence to last two lifetimes. And I hate him. It wouldn’t matter so much if he were avoidable. But considering he’s my older brother’s best friend and roommate, I see him more than I’d ever want to. His sculpted abs and gorgeous eyes are a…

New Release Review: PLAYING WITH FIRE by Kate Meader (Hot in Chicago #2)

Playing with Fire by Kate Meader Synopsis: From popular romance author Kate Meader comes the second novel in Hot in Chicago, a brand-new, sizzling series that follows a group of firefighting foster siblings and their blazing hot love interests! As the only female firefighter at Engine Co. 6, Alexandra Dempsey gets it from all sides: the male coworkers who think she can’t do the job, the wives and girlfriends who see her as a threat to their firefighter men, and her overprotective foster brothers who want to shelter their baby sister at all costs. So when she single-handedly saves the…

Release Day and Giveaway! SEARCHING FOR ALWAYS by Jennifer Probst (Searching For #4)

Today we are celebrating the release of SEARCHING FOR ALWAYS by Jennifer Probst. This is the 4th book in the Searching For series and it is published by Gallery Books. Check out the teaser and giveaway below. SEARCHING FOR ALWAYS Synopsis: New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Probst sparks a blissful mind-body connection as her “sexy, satisfying” (Kirkus Reviews) new series continues! She’s an expert in helping others de-stress, but Arilyn Meadows is running on fumes. Along with her job counseling singles seeking soul mates at the Kinnections agency in Verily, New York, she’s a yoga teacher,…

Lindsay Emory, Author of KNOW WHEN TO HOLD HIM, Talks about the “Kiss or Kill” Trope

I LOVE enemies to lovers 🙂 Lindsay picked most of my favorites, though–I’m going to have to do some real thinking to come up with more… One of my earliest experiences with the enemies to lovers (or as I prefer to call it, Kiss/Kill) trope was watching Moonlighting in the 80’s.  The snarky banter  between uptight Maddie and playboy David was tight and tense and sexy and something that probably formed the basis of every romance I’ll ever write, including my debut contemporary romance, KNOW WHEN TO HOLD HIM. This trope is old as dirt, and can be seen in Shakespeare …