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Author Interview: Ashley Heckman, author of The Last Three Words

  Title: The Last Three Words Genre: Young Adult Release date: November 15th 2013 Publisher: Evernight Teen  Goodreads link Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Christian Marx never belonged anywhere but with his best friend Maye. Life with her beats the hell out of the dingy apartment he shares with his neglectful mother. Mom may be blood, but Maye and her little sister Rowe are family. Life would be perfect if only Maye loved him the way he loved her. Last night, she did. Today, she’s dead—a tragic accident no one could have predicted. With Maye gone, it’s up to those she left behind…

New Release and Review: Santa to the Rescue by Adele Downs

  Title: Santa to the Rescue Author: Adele Downs Genre: Contemporary holiday romance Published: 2013 Pages: 60 Format read: ebook Rating: B- Official blurb: Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn’t go back on his word; never hurts a woman; and lasting love isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don’t offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for. When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing “Santa Baby” in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can’t keep.…

Baby, It’s Still Cold Outside! Review and New Release: ‘Tis the Season to be Kissed by Amy Andrews

Brrrr! It definitely IS cold outside here–and I know just what will warm me up–another holiday-themed novella from Entangled’s new series…. Title: ‘Tis the Season to be Kissed Author: Amy Andrews Genre: Contemporary holiday romance Published: 2013 Pages: 70 Format read: ebook Rating: A- This past Monday, the latest novella in the Baby, It’s Cold Outside series was released–Amy Andrews’s ‘Tis the Season to be Kissed. It’s one novella that definitely knows how to heat things up! Kindergarten teacher Tamara is spending New Year’s Eve alone. All alone. Her good friend Georgia–who herself is spending the evening at Times Square, where no doubt there will be plenty…

New Release: Mine by Katy Evans (Book two of the Real series)

  Title: Mine Author: Katy Evans Date for Re-Release of Paperback: November 5, 2013 Publisher: Gallery Books Blog Tour Hosted by: The SUBClub Books   Synopsis “I will do anything to make her MINE.” —Remington Tate  In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Remy” Tate as vital as the air he breathes . . . and now he can’t live without her. Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every…

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…

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