Bliss Release Day Blast with Giveaways! ACCIDENTALLY MARRIED ON PURPOSE (Rachel Harris) and HER SECRET, HIS SURPRISE (Paula Altenburg)

Two new Bliss titles–out today! Watch for upcoming reviews of HER SECRET, HIS SURPRISE and ACCIDENTALLY MARRIED ON PURPOSE, and read my review of SEVEN DAY FIANCE¬†here. ūüôā

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The summer is warming up with two new releases from Bliss this month.¬† One is our latest Red-Hot Bliss, Her Secret, His Surprise by Paula Altenburg, which throws the bedroom door open. The second is a traditional Bliss, Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris, which while it’s a behind closed doors story it’s definitely not lacking in sizzle.¬† Plus, Seven Day Fiance by Rachel Harris is on sale!¬† See below for more details. 
About Accidentally Married on Purpose:
One ring plus one wild night equals one crazy love
Sherry Robicheaux loves men. She loves love. And she loves an adventure. So when she meets a mysterious man while working backstage at a country music concert in Vegas, she’s all about what happens in Vegas staying there.
Country music superstar Tyler Blue just wants a weekend of anonymity…though there’s something about the spunky waitress with the streaks of purple hair that tempts him like no other. Until the next morning, when they both wake up with fuzzy memories…and rings on their fingers.
Convincing Sherry to maintain the ruse for his public image isn‚Äôt the hardest part‚ÄĒit‚Äôs reminding himself that their time spent playing husband and wife in her small town of Magnolia Springs can‚Äôt last. Tyler‚Äôs first love will always be music‚ÄĒand the road is no place for a sweet downhome girl.
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About Her Secret, His Surprise:
Conflict of interest is an understatement…
Since being disowned by her strict father, Cass Stone has spent her adulthood trying to prove him wrong. Her drive has led to more success than her family ever thought she‚Äôd achieve, and life is looking great. Not even an incredible and mysterious one night stand that leaves her a single mom can trip her up…until the father of her baby stumbles back into her life, as sexy and unreliable as ever.
Logan Alexander hasn‚Äôt forgotten the night he spent with Cass two years ago, but he never expects to end up undercover as her assistant. His job saves lives‚ÄĒlike it should have saved his brother‚ÄĒand he can‚Äôt afford complications. It‚Äôs difficult enough to maintain his cover as a carefree wanderer when he realizes his attraction to Cass hasn‚Äôt faded…and then he meets Cass‚Äôs daughter.



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Pick up a copy of Seven Day Fiance this week only for just $.99!
About Seven Day Fiance:
One bad boy. One good girl. One unforgettable week.
Angelle Prejean is in a¬†pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fianc√©‚ÄĒa fianc√© who¬†doesn‚Äôt exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle
told her mama they were engaged. 
Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane¬†can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look‚ÄĒand leave her heart a¬†mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning him at a charity¬†bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fianc√© problem.

Cane Robicheaux is no one’s prince. He doesn’t do relationships and he doesn’t fall in love. When sweet, sultry-voiced Angelle propositions him, he hopes their little fiancé game can finally get her out of his head. He doesn’t expect her to break through all his barriers. But even as Angelle burrows deeper into his heart, he knows once their seven days are up, so is their ruse.

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What I’m Reading: A Week in Review as NaNoWriMo Approacheth…. (10-26-13)

We’re getting us some culture! ūüėČ

Mini Moe #2 and I are headed over the border today–to the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake to see Our Betters by W. Somerset Maugham. It’s kind of last minute–a friend had extra tickets. Their website¬†says it’s similar to¬†Downton Abbey, which we’ve both watched and liked…well, MM#2 liked it until she saw the season finale last year. Since then she’s been a little bitter; hopefully nothing like that will happen this afternoon. It’s recommended for ages 14 and up–fingers crossed that I won’t have to spend too much time covering her eyes.

NaNoWriMo begins this Friday! Don’t worry–still¬†plenty of time to panic! (And sign up, if you haven’t yet. Just go here and join the insanity! And then add me as your writing buddy–my NaNo name is beckymmoe.)

On to the books…

This week I finished¬†Hunter’s Moon by Lisa Kessler–loved it and reviewed it here. Lisa stopped by the blog on Friday with an awesome guest post–make sure you check it out if you didn’t already! Next I read Seven Day Fiance by Rachel Harris–very cute! My review is here. I moved on to¬†Last Chance Book Club by Hope Ramsay next; it was the latest read for Harlequin Junkie’s HEA Book Club…this is definitely one series I’m going to be reading more from. Absolutely loving the small town vibe in it. I then moved on to¬†Prevailing Life by Amaris Chapman, a YA paranormal. I’m almost finished–review coming later on this week.

Next on my TBR:¬†Down the Aisle by Christine Bell,¬†Falling for the Marine by Samanthe Beck, and¬†Four Weddings and a Werewolf by Kristin Miller because I love the title. And I’m going to squeeze in Kristan Higgins’s new book,¬†The Perfect Match, if it kills me. Must. Read.

In audio, I finished Emmaso I must be ready for NaNo, right? Right?

Finally, I started Rick Roirdan’s latest in the Heroes of Olympics series,¬†The House of Hades. MM#2 has already finished it, and assures me there won’t be an agonizing cliffhanger ending to this one. She’d better be telling the truth, or she’s grounded for sure.

What are you reading this week? If you’re participating in NaNo, tell us about your novel!

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Book Review and New Release: Seven Day Fiance by Rachel Harris (Book two of the Love and Games series)

Title: Seven Day Fiance
Author: Rachel Harris
Series: Love and Games
Genre: Contemporary romance
Published: 2013
Pages: 211
Format read: ebook
Rating: B+

Seven Day Fiance¬†is a fast and fun read. It’s second in the series but can be read on its own–though you’ll want to pick up book one,¬†Taste the Heat to see how Jason and Colby’s story went down. You see enough of them in this one to act as a teaser.

Angelle Prejean escaped one Louisiana small town–to land herself in another. She’s fairly content there, though–she’s doing a job that she loves, making close ¬†friends, and finally coming into her own as she hadn’t been able to do under the somewhat stifling eyes of her loving family. There’s just one little problem–in order to prove to her family that she’s successfully moved on after breaking up with her boyfriend of eight years, she¬†might have invented a fiance. With Thanksgiving coming up soon, she might also have to produce that fiance for a week-long visit home. Fortunately, a well-timed bachelor auction comes to her rescue….

Cane Robicheaux has noticed clumsy, sweet and shy Angie–she’s the roommate of one of his younger sisters, after all–and is extremely grateful when she manages to save him from a stalker-ish ex at the bachelor auction. A major indiscretion on his father’s part has convinced him that romantic permanence just isn’t in the cards for him, but he can manage a week as a pretend fiance, surely–especially if doing so will finally bring him closer to Angie.

The fake-fiance storyline is a tried and true one. Seven Day Fiance¬†doesn’t offer any huge surprises–you pretty much know where everything’s going to end up from the first chapter–but there are some really cute and amusing situations along the way that definitely make for an entertaining read. I enjoyed Rachel Harris’s writing, and the small-town Louisiana setting was a lot of fun. I will definitely be reading more from her in the future. There’s definite sequel bait here–Cane has another sister (the heroine in¬†Taste the Heat is his sibling Colby), and Angie’s cousin Lacey would definitely make for a fun heroine as well.

Angie at times felt as if she were a little to good and sweet to be true, but we find out later on that much of that is her playing a part she feels she needs to when she’s with her family, and the reasons that she does so are adequately explained. Her early clumsiness around Cane is adorable, though almost over too soon. You absolutely can’t blame her for her crush, though–who wouldn’t get a little goofy around a hero who is described as “a child-whispering, factoid-spouting, sister-protecting, amazing-smelling (a trait that cannot be left out) hunk of swoon-worthy material”? Oh, and he has tattoos and can cook. And play the guitar and sing. Seriously.

Cane’s bad-boy-man-slut ways are, naturally, just waiting for the right woman to show him that he can indeed change them to become a one-woman man. I enjoyed reading about his conversion, although the one-week time frame is a bit sudden for the ending. He does, however, really know how to bring it when attempting to win his woman back–his is an excellent public groveling scene.

There are a few instances of easy coincidences in the novel, but they’re neither glaring nor overly problematic. Overall, Seven Week Fiance is a great choice¬†for a light, easy, and romantic read that will leave you smiling. B+ rating.

I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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What I’m Reading: Week in Review (10-20-13)

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Mini Moe#2, Cody Hodgson, and Mini Moe#1 after the walk (MM#1 is standing a little in front, but yes, he is taller than the professional hockey player. MM#2 keeps feeling the need to point this out)

All three Moes woke up bright and early this morning to drive down to (sunny, thank goodness–it’s been a rainy few days) Buffalo, New York to take part in the Gold and Blue Star Military Family Tribute Walk. All¬†proceeds from the event will go towards a memorial for all the western New Yorkers (so far there have been 64) who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the sponsors was our very own Buffalo Sabres, and several current and former players were there to show their support. The Mini Moes cornered Cody Hodgson (a goal-scorer in Saturday night’s game, which MM#1 and I were at–that goal was a highlight, trust me) at the after party and got a picture. It was awesome to see so many players (Hodgson was joined by Steve Ott, Patrick Kaleta, John Scott, Jamie McBain, Andrew Peters and a few other former players, along with the voice of the Sabres, Rick Jenerett and Bandits lacrosse player Mark Steenhuis–I’m forgetting a few others, I know, so I apologize now) out there supporting the community. It’s been tough to be a Sabres fan so far this season, so it’s especially great to see them show up at something like this. Within¬†stalking¬†photo op-distance, too. ūüėČ

We all walked 3.2 miles before lunch! No wonder I was ready for a nap before the Bills game even started. (Which they won! The “fish” have been squished!)

On to the books! I’m still listening to¬†Emma right now to prepare for my NaNoWriMo novel. I’m taking it slow and only listening when I can really pay attention–currently I want to drop-kick Frank Churchill into the next century, so I’m really not sure he’ll be able to sufficiently make all of this up to Jane. We may be looking at an AU version….

I managed a bit more in ebook form this week. I read (and reviewed) Annie Seaton’s¬†Outback Affair–a nice addition to the series. I also scored a copy of book one in the series–Holiday Affair,¬†the only one I hadn’t read already–at the author’s Facebook release party on Monday (Tuesday, in Australia). Thanks, Annie!

Next I read¬†Sweet Treason by Gail Ranstrom, which I also reviewed, and featured in Friday’s post. It was a very interesting take on the American Revolution time period. I’ll be interested to see what she writes next.

Finally, I read the upcoming (out tomorrow!) release¬†Hunter’s Moon by Lisa Kessler. She’ll be joining us this Friday with a guest post, and I’ll be reviewing the book later on this week. I absolutely loved it–didn’t want to put it down, even for the hockey game last night! (I did, though, since we were there. Didn’t want to be rude. If I’d been at home, though….)

Up next:¬†Seven-Day Fiance by Rachel Harris and the next HEA Book Club book pick for this Thursday’s meeting, Hope Ramsay’s¬†Last Chance Book Club.¬†Oh, and tomorrow’s Monday, which means more chapters released in Ruthie Knox’s NA novel Truly exclusively¬†on Wattpad, and another episode of Emma Approved on YouTube!¬†Happy days!(Except that it’ll still be Monday. All day long. But still, could definitely be worse–and there’s much to look forward to!)

What are you reading this week?

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