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Find Your Happily Ever After Here (and a Giveaway!): Happy First Anniversary, Bliss Books!

This month marks the first anniversary of Entangled Publishing’s Bliss books line. To celebrate, they’ve asked fans to talk about why they enjoy Bliss books, and are also offering an awesome giveaway—a Blissfully Sweet Gift Basket. Bliss titles offer uplifting, contemporary romances that focus on family, community, friendship—and of course, a HEA! I really enjoy them because they’re short and sweet, and are perfect for those times when I want a guaranteed happy ever after with a good dose of modern-day angst first. They focus more on the emotional relationship between characters (especially the hero and heroine, naturally!) than the…

Books on Sale: Amazon Daily Deal and SBTB Book Club Books at All Romance eBooks

If you’re looking for some end-of-summer reads—or stocking up for the cooler weather months (because what’s better than a comfy couch, a good book, and a quilt? Nothing, that’s what. Unless you add some chocolate.)—there’s quite a few books on sale today. As part of today’s Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal, there’s twenty-two romances on sale, all for $1.99 or less. It looks to be a decent selection, from contemporaries to historicals to paranormals. I haven’t read any of them yet, but a few of the titles and authors have made it onto my never-ending TBR list: Julia London’s the Fancy…

End-of-Summer Reading with a Book Review and New Release: Darker Days by Jus Accardo (Book one of the Darker Agency series)

Title: Darker Days Author: Jus Accardo Series: Darker Agency Genre: YA paranormal Published: 2013 Pages: 332 Format read: ebook Rating: B+ So we’re on our last vacation (sob!) of the summer. Yesterday, our first full day in the Poconos, we went to a minor league baseball game to watch the affiliates of the Yankees defeat (finally, after eight and a half innings of absolutely NO SCORING—I was just starting to worry that overtime was going to be necessary and the Mini Macs were already overdue for their naps) the affiliates of the Phillies. Since I find baseball only mildly more exciting than…

What I’m Reading: The Week in Review

Summer’s drawing to an end (no matter how much I try to deny it, it’s true), so I’ve been trying to get as much reading in as humanly possible before the dreaded “S” word starts up again. SIGH. I started the weekend reading the three Indulgence titles that were due to come out on Monday, so I could get their reviews done. I let Mini Moe #2 pick the order, which she did according to how smutty the titles started. (She’s fourteen. Therefore she is scornful of smutty-sounding titles. This is a good thing, for now.) First was Something’s Cooking…

The Best Man’s Baby Twitter Contest and a Surprise Sale!

Earlier this week I reviewed The Best Man’s Baby by Victoria James. It just went on sale Monday, and it’s already close to the top 100 in sales on Barnes and Noble and on the series romance list on Amazon! To celebrate, Ms. James is having the following contest: Dear Readers, I’m so excited and grateful that The Best Man’s Baby has received such an awesome response and is flying off the virtual shelves! You’ve all been such a great support so I’d like to celebrate by having a contest for a $20 Amazon Gift Card. The contest is super easy-all you have…

Book Review and New Release: A Curse of Passion by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez (Book two of the Deadly Legends series)

Title: A Curse of Passion Author: Melissa Bourbon Ramierez Series: Deadly Legends Genre: romantic suspense Published: 2013 Pages: 250 Format read: ebook Rating: C Can I just start by saying that no high school principal I’ve ever seen looks like the guy on the cover of this book? Granted, given the excessive hormones flying around any place that teenagers congregate, this is probably a very good thing, but still…. When Johanna Rios was eleven and her younger sister Carmen nine, their mother drowned herself in the San Julio River. First, though, she tried to drown her two daughters. The ghost of…

Book Review and New Release: The Best Man’s Baby by Victoria James (Book two of the Red River series)

Title: The Best Man’s Baby Author: Victoria James Series: Red River Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 179 Format read: ebook Rating: B+ The Best Man’s Baby is the second book in Victoria James’s Red River series, and it begins as Holly and Quinn, the couple from book one, A Risk Worth Taking, are getting married. Quinn’s two brothers Jake and Evan are acting as his best men, and Holly’s best friend Claire Holbrook is her maid of honor. Claire, a preacher’s daughter, has had a not-so-secret crush on Jake, the middle Manning brother, since forever. Jake, though, has a reputation as…

Book Review and New Release: Talking Dirty with the Player by Jackie Ashenden (Book two in the Talking Dirty series)

Title: Talking Dirty with the Player Author: Jackie Ashenden Series: Talking Dirty Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 219 Format read: ebook Rating: B Photographer Judith Ashton has got everything under control. She’s doing a job she loves, and if she felt a slight…pang watching her brother marry the love of her life, well, she’ll get over it. The even bigger pang she felt seeing Caleb Steele again? Well, that might be a little bit harder to get over. Especially since she’s never quite managed to get over Caleb—even though their single night together was eight whole years ago. Caleb is a…

Did You Know? August is Read-a-Romance Month!

If you read romance (and even if you don’t) you NEED to check this out. August is now officially Read-a-Romance Month! Bobbi Dumas, book reviewer, NPR journalist, and romance reader has put together this awesome event. Each day in August, THREE (3!) romance authors post on her site, telling why they read and write romances. Readers are encouraged to comment on their posts, and many of the authors actually respond back! (Kristan Higgins didn’t respond to me personally, which I’ll eventually get over. But Sherry Thomas and Marie Force did! Squee!) There are giveaways galore too, and a store to…

Book Review and New Release: Something’s Cooking by Meg Lacey

Title: Something’s Cooking Author: Meg Lacey Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 182 Format read: ebook Rating: C Tess Banyon has made a name for herself in the kitchen. She’s become, almost overnight, a “Martha Stewart”-esque personage (minus the pesky jail time, of course) across the country. When the “diva of domesticity” takes over half the space that was supposed to be devoted to his newspaper column and is on the verge of getting her own television show, investigative reporter Josh Faraday decides it’s time to strike back. Josh has been trying to pitch his own hard-hitting news program to…

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