Aug 302015

Sharp Shootin’ Cowboy by Victoria Vane
Series: Hot Cowboy Nights  (# 3)
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages: 320
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review




Weary warrior… After eight years as a Marine sniper, war-scarred Reid Everett is back in his native Wyoming. He knows and loves this rugged land, so working for wildlife services to reduce the booming wolf population suits him to a T.

Caring crusader… Wildlife biologist Haley Cooper is desperate to make a difference. Leaving the world of academia behind, she accepts a position as a wolf advocate to protect the animals she loves.

Raw attraction… Their jobs set them on a collision course, but chemistry sparks like wildfire between Reid and Haley. They’ll have to brave some rough territory if they hope to reconcile their polarizing views with a passion that won’t be denied.


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Aug 302015

Cry Havoc by Jack Hanson
Series: Secret Files of the League of Silence (# 1)
Release Date: July 20, 2015
Publisher: Permuted Press
Pages: 316
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



In the year 2410, the catch-cry ‘Join the military, see the world’ still has the same appeal.

When the military consists of cosmopolitan alien races, constant conflict on the borders, and intelligent dinosaurs fighting alongside you, it’s so much more enticing. In the end, everyone serves in the Terran Empire.

This service will be the last touch of youth for a group of raw cadets before they are thrown into the grinder of war. They don’t really like each other and are full of conflict and self-doubt.

Their instructor, a veteran of a hundred battles, doesn’t care. He’ll bring them together whether they like it or not.

Unknown to them, they are the keepers of a forty-year-old secret, the newest addition to the legacy of humanity’s greatest champions.

They were brought together to repair that legacy, but it remains to be seen if they will overcome their own flaws, rise to be the heroes they were born to be and, as their motto says, cry havoc.


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Aug 292015

Best Erotic Romance 2014 edited by Kristina Wright
Release Date: January 20, 2014
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 218
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



This decidedly blissful and romantic anthology is filled with couples in every stage of love and lust who simply can’t get enough of each other. Best Erotic Romance 2014 is naughty and nice, and has both the heat and the sweet. Editor Kristina Wright has developed a stellar reputation with romance readers and fans, winning the coveted Golden Heart award. Desire, love, and realism are the heartbeat of the third edition of this popular, well-reviewed series. The authors are top writers in the erotica and erotic romance genres and they capture the essence of lustful loving in their passionate stories. From new lovers to married couples who have withstood the test of time and parenting, these are luscious, heartfelt tales layered with eroticism and emotion.


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Aug 292015

New York Minute by Melinda Dozier
Release Date:  March 9, 2015
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 174
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Shy accountant Veronica Bass is determined to live it up a little before settling down with a perfectly respectable man to live a perfectly respectable life, just the way her mother wants.

So when rock star Diego Diaz flashes his bedroom eyes at her during a wedding reception, Veronica swallows her shyness and leads him to the nearest hotel room. Now this total sex god keeps popping up in her life, and she finds herself telling some not-so-little white lies to keep him interested.

Diego’s world evolves around music, women throwing themselves at him, and having fun. His lifestyle hasn’t allowed him to find the right girl to settle down with until now, but his own secret stands in the way of forming a lasting relationship with Veronica.

Is their love destined to last for only a New York minute?


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Aug 282015

Hi everyone!  Julie Ann Walker here, tickled pink to be back on Romancing the Book and talking about my upcoming title, the eight in the Black Knights Inc. series, TOO HARD TO HANDLE.

Now, we all know what to expect in a romantic suspense novel, right?  There will be action and adventure, daring and danger, romance and sssssteamy sexy times.  And red-hot alpha men who have really big…  Guns!  I was going to say “guns”, I swear!  *wink*  But what doesn’t immediately come to mind when the phrase “romantic suspense” gets bandied about are the kickbutt women between the covers of the books.  And I’m here today, standing proud and saying loud that “I LOVE A BADASS BROAD!”

Which is probably why I write them.

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Aug 282015

Hell or High Water by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Deep Six (# 1)
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



In a world on the brink…

Six men. One sunken Spanish galleon. Millions in gold and silver coins lying on the ocean floor. And a past that refuses to let the guys of Deep Six Salvage forget the Navy SEAL motto: the only easy day was yesterday…
There’s more than one kind of treasure…

The nation’s security has always been CIA agent Olivia Mortier’s top priority. But a mission-gone-wrong has begun to make her wonder if there’s more to life than risking hers.

And more than one secret at the bottom of the sea…

Only two things could make Leo Anderson abandon his hunt for the legendary lost ship, La Santa Christina, and return to the world of weapons and warfare he swore to leave behind: a capsule of enriched uranium, lost on the ocean floor, and a plea for assistance from the one woman he can’t seem to forget…


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Aug 282015

Too Hard To Handle by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Black Knights Inc. (# 8)
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 413
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



“The Man” is back
Dan “The Man” Currington is back in fighting form with a mission that takes him four thousand miles south of BKI headquarters, high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. He’s hot on the trail of a rogue CIA agent selling classified government secrets to the highest bidder, when Penni DePaul arrives on the scene. Suddenly the stakes are higher, and keeping Penni safe becomes Dan’s number one priority.

And this time she’s ready
A lot has changed since former Secret Service Agent Penni DePaul last saw Dan. Now a civilian, she’s excited about what the future might hold. But before she can grab onto that future with both hands, she has to tie up some loose ends-namely, Dan Currington, the man she just can’t forget. And a secret that’s going to change both their lives-if they can stay alive, that is.


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Aug 272015

profilepicJen:  Today we welcome Amy Stearman to Romancing the Book.  Amy, will you share a short bio with us?
Amy:  Amy Stearman is an avid reader and writer of stories, hailing from the Midwest. She lives in the liberal mecca of Kansas with her husband, young son, and ornery Sheltie.

Amy holds her bachelors degrees in Human Services and Victim Studies, and a Masters degree in Social Work. That might sound pretty cool, but she accidentally ended up in marketing.

When she’s not chasing her four year old or attempting DIY home improvement, she’s jotting down story ideas and dreaming big.

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Aug 272015

Altered by Amy Stearman
Series: Chronicles of The Creed (# 1)
Release Date: December 11, 2014
Publisher: self published
Pages: 244
Source: book provided by the author for review



Unassuming law student Sadie Pratt leads a quiet life immersing herself in her books; outside of school, her only real form of excitement is researching the local flour mill and her link to its terrible history. That all changes one fateful night when her employer requests she meet with a mysterious client who will change her life in an unthinkable way.

Vincent Strickland has toured the country attempting to regain his holdings after serving a punishing sentence for his violent past. He is out for revenge when his path unexpectedly crosses Sadie’s, who he believes is his former lover reborn. He will stop at nothing to possess her.

Fallen deity Thayer Aubade has dedicated his life to The Creed, a secret sect charged with protecting the innocent from monsters like Strickland. When his team is dispatched to rescue Strickland’s latest victim, the scene he discovers feels all too familiar and he vows he won’t play by the rules this time.

Desire, possession, and treachery lead Sadie down a crooked path to redemption. She must rely on her intellect and inner strength for her survival… and for that of the man she loves.


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Aug 272015


Desperado by Tina Leonard
Series: Deep in the Heart (# 2)
Release Date: December 17, 2013 (originally pub in June 1998)
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages: 284
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



She’s about to make things rough for a smooth-talking man.

Let a lavender-haired city slicker use his ranch for a movie set? Cody Aguillar has an answer for her: It’ll be a cold day in hell. But he can’t deny Stormy Nixon is too cute for words, and though he had no intention of giving her what she wants, her determination is beginning to earn his admiration—and wear down his resistance.

Soon he can’t get her out of his mind. When the set lights go hot, Stormy won’t be the only one calling “Action.” But when it’s time to call “That’s a wrap,” will their attraction grow cold…or will something permanent be branded on their hearts?

This Retro Romance was previously published by London Bridge in 1998.

Warning: Contains a bad boy rancher who never thought he’d be any city girl’s hero, and an unconventional heroine who’s acquiring a taste for lariats and leather.


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