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Aug 042015

All Wound Up by Jaci Burton
Series: Play by Play (# 10)
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 336
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



In the latest Play-by-Play novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Quarterback Draw, a sexy baseball player is done striking out…

Tucker Cassidy is going through a slump—both with his curveball and in his dating life. After having a painful altercation involving his ex-girlfriend’s knee, the professional baseball player is convinced things couldn’t get worse…until a gorgeous doctor comes to the rescue at his most embarrassing moment.

As the daughter of the owner of the St. Louis Rivers major league baseball team, Dr. Aubry Ross has been around jocks all her life. She knows the ins and outs of all their games, and she isn’t interested in playing.

When Tucker repeatedly lands in the hospital where she’s working, Aubry starts to think he’s getting injured just to see her. Tucker is both funny and sexy, and Aubry is pleasantly surprised to discover he actually respects her job.

But when her father disapproves of their relationship, will Tucker let threats of a trade get in the way of a game-changing love?


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Aug 042015

Return of the Italian Tycoon by Jennifer Faye
Series: Vineyards of Calanetti (# 2)
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 254
Source: book provided by the author for review



Promoted…to wife?

Tough tycoon Angelo Amatucci must return to the Tuscan village of his childhood. With a lot of work to do, he brings his dedicated assistant Kayla Hill with him.

As beautiful Kayla falls for the village’s charms, she also discovers a new, very attractive side to Angelo–working with him to secure a wedding contract is blissful torture! Especially as Kayla begins to wonder what it would be like to be Mrs. Amatucci…


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Aug 032015

Karen Rose SmithJen:  Today we kick a new week at Romancing the Book with a visit from Karen Rose Smith.  Karen, will you share a short bio with us?
Karen:  An only child, Karen Rose Smith delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew, and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there.  Maybe that’s why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances.

Readers often ask her about her past times. She has herb, flower and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens. And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn’t all about work, awards and Bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.

Karen looks forward to interacting with readers.  Her website is the portal to her latest news, releases and social media feeds at It’s like a treasure map with new surprises to reveal at each click. For day to day chatting, search on Facebook for KarenRoseSmithBooks.  Tweet withKaren on Twitter @karenrosesmith.  Her blog, Cats, Roses…and Books! discusses whatever is uppermost in her mind at She hopes each and every one of her books brings you reading pleasure and warm feelings to surround your heart.


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Aug 012015

Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne Johnson
Series: Sentinels of New Orleans (# 4)
Release Date:  April 21, 2015
Publisher: Tor
Pages: 349
Source: book provided by the author for review



Wizard sentinel DJ Jaco thought she had gotten used to the chaos of her life in post-Katrina New Orleans, but a new threat is looming, one that will test every relationship she holds dear.

Caught in the middle of a rising struggle between the major powers in the supernatural world—the Wizards, Elves, Vampires and the Fae—DJ finds her loyalties torn and her mettle tested in matters both professional and personal.

Her relationship with enforcer Alex Warin is shaky, her non-husband, Quince Randolph, is growing more powerful, and her best friend, Eugenie, has a bombshell that could blow everything to Elfheim and back. And that’s before the French pirate, Jean Lafitte, newly revived from his latest “death,” returns to New Orleans with vengeance on his mind. DJ’s assignment? Keep the sexy leader of the historical undead out of trouble. Good luck with that.

Duty clashes with love, loyalty with deception, and friendship with responsibility as DJ navigates passion and politics in the murky waters of a New Orleans caught in the grips of a brutal winter that might have nothing to do with Mother Nature.

War could be brewing, and DJ will be forced to take a stand. But choosing sides won’t be that easy.


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Jul 312015

GCNichols_AuthorPicJen:  Today we welcome G.C. Nichols to Romancing the Book.  G.C., will you share a short bio with us?
G.C.:  Author Bio: G.C. Nichols is a Creative Director by day, a graduate of Parsons School of Design, and writer by night. Other than getting lost in the imaginary worlds her mind creates, G.C. enjoys riding, hunting, and fishing, with her husband, family and friends. She is happiest on the wooded acres of serenity they call home in upstate New York, surrounded by a wild array of entertaining pets.

Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Jul 302015

Today we welcome Anna Clifton to Romancing the Book.  She has a wonderful top 5 list for us, but let’s get to know her first.

Anna Clifton is a lawyer by trade and a mother to several children and a couple of cats. Her passion is writing warm contemporary romance novels about families and friendship with a special focus on legal eagles. Making Ends Meet is her fourth novel.

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Jul 302015

Making Ends Meet by Anna Clifton
Series:  Murphy’s Law (# 4)
Release Date:  June 1, 2015
Publisher: Escape Publishing- Harlequin Enterprises
Pages: 243
Source: Book provided by author for review



From Anna Clifton comes a sweet, emotional, beautiful romance about a man whose life has been derailed and the unexpected woman who can help him get it back on track.

‘It’s for other reasons that I won’t need a nanny beyond a month.’

Twenty-three year old nanny Somer Sullivan has never had a job quite like this one: fix the messed-up, out-of-control life of high-profile artist and thirty-something dad Harry Halligan. But Somer is organised, efficient and not afraid of a challenge. She will do everything Harry needs her to do, including bringing his ex-wife home for good.

‘One month, Harry, and I’ll be out of here.’

Harry Halligan doesn’t want a nanny, but he needs one—he needs Somer. She’s the only one who can reach his troubled daughter, who can bring some measure of peace to his home. But as Somer advances her mission to fix his life, a few things become clear: his ex-wife might not be the answer, and Somer just might be. But Somer is running like hell from something in her own life and hiding in his.

Only one thing is for sure. Harry now has less than a month to make the hardest decision he’ll ever have to make—a decision that will change all of their lives forever.


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Jul 282015

crissysmith_resizedJen: Today we welcome Crissy Smith to Romancing the Book. Crissy, will you share a short bio with us?
Crissy: I live in West Texas with my wonderful family which consists of my husband, teenage daughter, and three Labrador retrievers. By day I can be found buried under piles of paperwork as I try to navigate in the accounting world but at night I’m at my laptop, creating new paranormal worlds that I hope to intrigue and excite readers with. I’m an avid reader so if I’m not writing I gobble up as many books as I can. My goal in life is to offer my readers an escape and a little piece of comfort as I myself have found in my favorite authors’ books. I have two long running series with Totally Bound and I invite you to pick up one of the stories and try your hand at a new paranormal romance.

You can find out more about me and my past, current, and future books at either of my websites:

Author website | Series website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest


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Jul 282015


Secret Color Hair Extensions
Manufacturer:  Secret Color
Size/Weight:  3.2 oz.
Source: product provided by Interact Marketing for review

Get Dramatic Color in Seconds with Secret Color™!

  • Demi-Inspired Colors
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  • Can Curl or Straighten
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  • Demi’s 4 Favorite Colors


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Jul 272015

AliciaHunterPaceJen: Please share a short bio and links to where you can be found online.
Alicia: USA Today best-selling authors Stephanie Jones and Jean Hovey write together as Alicia Hunter Pace. Redeeming Rafe is their ninth contemporary romantic comedy set in the South. They are both native Alabamians and share a love of football, hockey, and old houses. Stephanie teaches elementary school and Jean, a former librarian, is a billet mom during the junior hockey season. Stephanie and Jean are both active members of the Heart of Dixie Chapter of Romance Writers of America. Visit them on their website, on Facebook and  on Twitter.  Subscribe to their newsletter


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