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Release Day Review! HOW TO TAME A WILD ROGUE by Julie Anne Long (The Palace of Rogues #6)

In Julie Anne Long’s thrilling new romance in the Palace of Rogues series, an infamous privateer’s limits are put to the test when he’s trapped during a raging tempest with a prickly female at the Grand Palace on the Thames. He clawed his way up from the gutters of St. Giles to the top of a shadowy empire. Feared and fearsome, battered and brilliant, nothing shocks Lorcan St. Leger—not even the discovery of an aristocratic woman escaping out a window near the London docks on the eve of the storm of the decade. They find shelter at a boarding house called…

Series Spotlight! AFTER DARK WITH THE DUKE by Julie Anne Long (The Palace of Rogues #4)

Our countdown to HOW TO TAME A WILD ROGUE (here July 25th!) continues this week with AFTER DARK WITH THE DUKE, the fourth book in the Palace of Rogues series—in which Delilah and Angelique welcome England’s revered war hero, the starchy, formidable Duke of Valkirk, who is hiding out at The Grand Palace on the Thames to write his (overdue to his publisher *cough*) memoirs, and Mariana Wylde, a scandalous opera singer on the run from a mob out for her blood. The crackling enmity between these two (seeming) opposites reaches a crescendo when Mariana leads the guests in a…

Series Spotlight! I’M ONLY WICKED WITH YOU by Julie Anne Long (The Palace of Rogues #3)

I’m helping Julie Anne long count down to HOW TO TAME A WILD ROGUE, the next book in the Palace of Rogues series, coming July 25th! This week is all about Hugh Cassidy, rugged American, and Lady Lilias Vaughn, the daughter of an earl, whose worlds collide at The Grand Palace on the Thames in I’M ONLY WICKED WITH YOU! Hugh is on a mission to find another girl entirely—one with whom he was secretly love, and who bolted from America across the sea—when he stumbles upon the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen… sneaking a cheroot. He quickly learnsshe’s…

Pre-Release Review! HOLIDAY HEART ON Charity Anthology (19 authors writing for a great cause!)

Get a head start on the holiday spirit by reading for a great cause! Nineteen of today’s most entertaining rom-com authors have teamed up on #Books4Beats. This collection of festive shorts ranges from sweet to steamy and promises to entertain. 100% of proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement, an initiative designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. Authors:Playing by Heart by Sylvie StewartBetter than Christmas by Brenda St John Brown and Serena BellHang Your Heart by Arell RiversHockey Hotties Heart-On…

*Actual* 5 Star Review! AFTER DARK WITH THE DUKE by Julie Anne Long (The Palace of Rogues #4)

Sparks fly when a daring diva clashes with an ice-cold war hero in the newest thrilling romance in USA Today bestselling author Julie Anne Long’s Palace of Rogues series. She arrives in the dead of night, a mob out for blood at her heels: Mariana Wylde, the “Harlot of Haywood Street,” an opera diva brought low by a duel fought for her favors. But the ladies of the Grand Palace on the Thames think they can make a silk purse from scandal: They’ll restore her reputation and share in her triumph…provided they can keep her apart from that other guest.…

New Release Review! I’M ONLY WICKED WITH YOU by Julie Anne Long (The Palace of Rogues #3)

USA Today bestselling author Julie Anne Long continues her Palace of Rogues series with a brand-new romance about an ambitious American and a headstrong British heiress. He’s the battle-hardened son of a bastard, raised in the wilds of New York. She’s the sheltered, blue-blooded darling of the London broadsheets, destined to marry a duke. Their worlds could only collide in a boardinghouse by the London docks…and when they do, the sparks would ignite all of England. Nothing can stop Hugh Cassidy’s drive to build an American empire…unless it’s his new nemesis, the arrogant, beautiful, too-clever-by-half Lady Lillias Vaughn. The fascination…

A Conversation with Mira Lynn Kelly, Author of MAY THE BEST MAN WIN (The Best Men #1–with a new release review and giveaway!)

Welcome, Mira! What 5 things should readers know about you? I’m a write-at-home mom to four kids, an overgrown puppy beast, and one perpetually young-at-heart husband. I write contemporary romance…the sexy, flirty, fun kind. I’m a chronic stress-baker…and I’m always on deadline. So my house smells delicious most of the time! More than anything else…I love to laugh. More than anything else…I hate to clean. I’m a stress baker, and a procrastinating cleaner. I’m with you on #5, so you know when I start compulsive cleaning, it’s REALLY bad. Where did the inspiration for this book come from? The inspiration for…

Release Day and Giveaway! LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS a Documentary by Laurie Kahn (with 10 Surprising Facts about Romance Novels)

 I can’t recommend this film enough–it’s a must-see! 10 Surprising Facts about Romance Novels by Laurie Kahn   Four years ago, when I began making my documentary film Love Between the Covers, I stepped into a community I knew nothing about: the global network of women who write, read, and love romance novels. What I found surprised me. Here are ten things I learned:   Romance fiction is a billion-dollar industry Romance novel sales total more than a billion dollars a year. They sell as much as sci-fi, mystery, and fantasy combined.   The romance readership is HUGE and global More…

New Release and Giveaway! WAY OF THE WARRIOR Homecoming Tour (8 Military Romances, all proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project)

I’m almost done with this one–review to come! Soooooo good–definitely worth every penny 🙂 Way of the Warrior Homecoming Tour! Suzanne Brockmann on “Home Fire Inferno” I write about a SEAL team, so my military heroes tend to show up in a rather large group! And although Home Fire Inferno focuses on Navy SEAL Dan Gillman (whose wife, Jenn, is about to have a baby!), you’ll also see quite a bit of Izzy Zanella, along with Mark Jenkins, Jay Lopez, and the inimitable Senior Chief Stan Wolchonok. Readers will also get to meet the SEAL with the face of a serial killer and…

New Release Review and Giveaway! MEAN STREAK by Sandra Brown

I think I’ve found a new author to binge read! Mean Streak by Sandra Brown Published by: Grand Central Publication date: August 19th 2014 Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense Synopsis: Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of “instant divorce,” Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past…