May 292015
 

Winter AustinJen:  Today we welcome Winter Austin to Romancing the Book.  Winter, will you share a short bio with us?
Winter: Winter Austin is a pen name for Winter Peck. She perpetually answers the question “were you born in the winter?” with a flat “nope.” A lifelong Midwest gal, Winter rediscovered her love of her beloved Iowa and its hot summers and snowy winters. Combining her love of all things rural, agricultural, and military, Winter translates that into writing deadly romantic thrillers, turning her small-town life upside down.

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May 292015
 

Atonement by Winter Austin
Series: McIntire County (# 1)
Release Date: May 18, 2015
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 284
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Atone for your sins . . .

A rash of unexplained suicides in the sleepy town of Eider, Iowa, draws McIntire County deputy Nicolette Rivers into a devious killer’s twisted plot. A former marine sniper suffering from PTSD, Nic hides her own deadly secrets, and The Priest will do anything to expose it and her.
For redemption is at hand . . .

Eider police detective Con O’Hanlon is assigned to help Nic uncover the truth behind the suicides. She rebuffs his help at every turn, but the stubborn Irishman holds on. When tragedy strikes, Con helps cover up the fallout, but is he too late to prevent Nic’s dark, downward spiral? Or is Con the one man stronger than her demons?

 

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May 292015
 

Up to Me by Christi Barth
Series: Shore Secrets (# 1)
Release Date: June 23, 2014
Publisher: Carina Press
Pages:  232 
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Ella Mayhew’s always appreciated the beautiful view of Seneca Lake from the spa window of her family’s hotel.But the view improves dramatically when a hot stranger runs across the grounds—shirtless. He’s the first man to kickstart her hormones in the three years since she lost her parents, and she doesn’t even know his name.

Graydon Locke’s on his umpteenth undercover assignment. The routine’s always the same: assess a business, recommend it for closure, then roll out before anyone discovers his decisions impact hundreds of lives. He’s always believed nothing good comes out of small towns. Why would this one be different? Then he makes two classic rookie mistakes—falling for the sweet, sexy girl who owns the very business he’s on the verge of axing. And letting the town’s residents get involved in both his life, and his relationship with Ella.

Ella’s the best thing to ever happen to Gray, but he’s lied to her from the start. If he pulls the plug on Mayhew Manor, the entire town may crumble. Ella couldn’t save her parents, but it’s up to her to save their hotel. Even if that means turning her back on true love.

 

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May 282015
 

Jen: Today we welcome Shary Hauer to Romancing the Book. Shary, will you share a short bio with us?
Shary: Shary Hauer is a Master Certified Executive Coach (MCC) with twenty years of success in Leadership and Executive Development with Fortune 500/1000 leaders, and the founder of The Hauer Group, a strategic consulting and coaching firm. Her business writings have been published in outlets including Working Woman and HOW magazines and The CEO Refresher; her creative nonfiction work has been published in Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul and Sage Woman magazine. She lives in Clearwater Beach, Florida where she glories in the wonders of the sea, fosters feral cats, and volunteers for the hungry, homeless, and elderly.

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May 282015
 

Insatiable: A Memoir of Love Addiction by Shary Hauer
Release Date: May 20, 2015
Publisher: She Writes Press
Pages: 173
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review
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In her professional life, Shary Hauer was a confident, successful, high-caliber executive coach who advised big-time corporate leaders around the globe—but her personal life was an entirely different matter. When it came to love, she was insecure, clingy, desperate, willing to do anything and everything to win and keep a man. Because without a man by her side, what good was she?

 

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May 282015
 

Wait for Me /Trust in Me by Samantha Chase
Series: Montgomery Brothers (#1 and #2)
Release Date:  March 17, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages:  353
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Two Great Books in One! Books #1 and #2 in Samantha Chase’s popular Montgomery Brothers series.

Wait for Me
Former NFL superstar Lucas Montgomery is perfectly fine in his self-imposed solitude until sweet, sexy and completely off-limits Emma Taylor comes crashing into his world…

Trust in Me
With a make-or-break business expansion in the works, the last thing Jason Montgomery needs is a hands-on assistant who wants to get her hands on him…

 

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May 272015
 

Katey Hawthorne is an avid reader and writer of superpowered romance, even though the only degree she holds is in the history of art. (Or, possibly, because the only degree she holds is in the history of art.) Originally from the Appalachian foothills of West Virginia, she currently lives in Ohio. In her spare time she enjoys comic books, B-movies, loud music, Epiphones, and Bushmills.

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May 272015
 

The Playhouse by Katey Hawthorne
Series: Superpowered Love (# 7)
Release Date: May 11, 2015
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Pages: 107
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Summer has been Lily McBride’s favorite time of year since she was a kid, because that’s when the Brookesville Playhouse opens its doors. Now that she’s an adult and works as their tech director, Lily wants more for her beloved Playhouse: a larger audience, a longer season, and exciting shows to draw new patrons.

This year, though, she also wants Genevieve Mason, a pretty starlet-in-the-making from the local university, recruited for the season’s tech crew. Genny throws her heart and soul into the place too, adding her own dreams of representation to the ‘must-have’ list, and using her sweet voice and surprising flare for pyrotechnics to draw the crowds in droves. They work so well together; it’s not long before their summer crush blossoms into a steamy affair.

Lily’s falling hard but always feels like Genny’s holding something back. And then there’s the dreaded Brookesville Arts Council–supposed to be a support system for all things cultural, instead dragging the Playhouse down with their old-fashioned stubbornness. There are a lot of hurdles to jump and egos to deflate before they can get what they want, both for the theater and from each other.

 

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May 272015
 

15 Minutes to Live by Phoef Sutton
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Brash Books
Pages: 186
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Carl moved into his childhood home after his parents died. It’s a house filled with fond memories…like when he was a teenager and his girlfriend Jesse would throw pebbles at his window at night to lure him outside for frantic sex. So he thinks he’s dreaming when late one night, he hears those pebbles hitting his window again…and there she is outside, aching for his touch. It’s only as they are ravaging each other again that he realizes it’s too good to be a dream.

It’s her. She’s back as if nothing has changed. But it has. For one thing, it’s been twenty years since high school. And she died three weeks ago.

Is she an imposter? A ghost? Or is the answer even more chilling? It’s just the beginning of a dangerous, unpredictable, and bizarre odyssey for them both…where nothing is what it seems… and every minute counts.

A substantially different version of this book was previously published as “Always Six O’Clock.”

 

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May 262015
 

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Cecy Robson_Author PhotoJen:  Today we welcome Cecy Robson to Romancing the Book. Cecy, will you share a short bio with us?
Cecy: CECY ROBSON is the New Adult and Contemporary author of the Shattered Past series, the O’Brien Family novels, and the award winning author of the Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song, despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the South, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

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