Feb 102016
 

The One Who Got Away edited by Kristina Wright
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 256
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

We all have… that One, the one who got away. The one we fell for or simply were attracted to, but we never got. That One, but not necessarily The One, at least not the first time around. That One who slips into our fantasies late at night when we’re feeling melancholy or nostalgic. Maybe we took a chance once and it simply didn’t work out. Maybe we never took the chance… and we wish we had. We all have the name of the One Who Got Away tattooed on our heart, always with us, never forgotten.

There is something hopelessly romantic about the idea of connecting with a long lost love. This luscious Cleis Press collection of second chance stories celebrates longing and loves that, whether by fate or by design, are at last requited and fulfilled.

 

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Feb 092016
 

Caprice by Cassidy Ryan
Series: Lust Bites
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 41
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review
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She never intended to fall in love.

Jennifer thought that accepting a job as PA to the owner of a high-class call-girl agency would bring some excitement to her life, but it turns out to be no more exciting than being the PA to a used car salesman. She is on the verge of quitting when the agency is contacted by reclusive artist, Mason Greene, looking to hire a girl for the week. Jennifer see’s this as her chance to finally add a little spice to her humdrum life. So, she becomes Caprice, and heads off to Mason Greene’s private island.

But secrets never stay secret for long. What will happen when the truth catches up with Jennifer?

 

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Feb 082016
 

Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year edited by Sacchi Green
Series: 20th Anniversary Edition: 1
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 224
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Cleis Press’ most lauded editor, Sacchi Green assumes the helm of one the most-heralded and best-selling series, Best Lesbian Erotica. This match made in book publishing heaven is also a fan fave whose readers range from 18 to 80 and who can’t get enough of the Lambda Award–winning Sacchi Green’s scorching hot stories of lesbian sex. From lust-at-first sight quickies to long-time companions, this voracious volume is the stuff of every woman’s fantasy. With secret desires, coming-out, and coming-of-age stories and deeper explorations of what Green describes as “the fiercer shores of sex,” Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 aims to please and leave you satisfied.

 

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Feb 052016
 

A Virtuous Ruby by Piper Huguley
Series: Migrations of the Heart (# 1)
Release Date: June 14, 2015
Publisher: Samhain
Pages: 256
Source: Book provided by the author for review
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An unexpected love in a small, Southern town.

After fifteen months of hiding from the shame of bearing an illegitimate child, two words drive Ruby Bledsoe to face the good citizens of Winslow, Georgia. Never again. She vows to speak out against injustice. For her sisters. For her parents. For her infant son, Solomon.

When she comes to help an injured mill worker, she bristles when a tall, handsome man claiming to be a doctor brushes her aside. Despite his arrogance, Ruby senses he’s someone like her, whose light skin doesn’t quite hide who he is.

Up north, Dr. Adam Morson easily kept his mixed race a secret. Now that he’s in Georgia, summoned by his white father, he can feel restrictions closing in around him.

Something powerful draws him to the beauty whose activist spirit is as fiery as her name. And soon, Adam wants nothing more than to take Ruby and her child far from Georgia’s toxic prejudice. But Ruby must choose between seeking her own happiness and staying to fight for the soul of her hometown.

Warning: Contains a doctor learning there’s more to healing his patients than stitching a wound, and more to a woman than knowing her place—and it’s not in the shadows with her head down. Sorry, Buckeye fans, this hero’s a Wolverine—but we won’t hold that against him.

 

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Feb 032016
 

Once Upon a Regency CoverOnce Upon A Regency: Timeless Tales And Fables
Release Date: February 5, 2016
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Pages: 765
Source: book provided by the authors for review

 

 

Once upon a time nine historical romance authors created a fairy tale inspired Regency world…

Resisting Romeo by Samantha Grace
Enchanted by the Earl by Amanda Mariel
Wish Upon a Kiss by Meara Platt
A Duke Worth His Salt by Allison Merritt
Masquerading as a Miss by Ari Thatcher
Searching for My Rogue by Dawn Brower
The Enchanted Cave by Sue London
Taming Beauty by Lynne Barron
Stealing a Lady’s Heart by Tammy Andresen

Join us on a Regency adventure of love and romance in the limited edition box set Once Upon A Regency: Timeless Tales And Fables!

 

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Feb 012016
 

Electromancer by Daco
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 234
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

When arch villain Momo threatens to destroy the world with The Big Zapper – a weapon of mass destruction the likes of which has never been seen before – it’s up to Alexa Manchester and her new electricity-harnessing superpowers to stop him.

With a little help from her sexy chauffeur, Sigfred Sawyer, and some exciting encounters with the mysterious and handsome Blue Arrow, soon Alexa’s love life is charged up, too. And to defeat the seemingly invincible Momo, it might just take the naturally super power of love to save the day.

Offering all the Kabam! Pow! Zap! of beloved comic book sagas with the beating heart of a love story, this over-the-top, genre-blending send-up is sure to delight superhero fans and romance readers alike.

 

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Feb 012016
 

Kissing: A Field Guide by Violet Blue
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 145
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Kissing is an art form. A great kiss can stop traffic, start a five-alarm fire, and feel like Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Get your smooch on with all the different tricks and tips in this handy guide. Bestselling author and columnist Violet Blue helps readers choose — and perfect — their very own unforgettable kissing style. Learn how to time a kiss perfectly, how to deliver (and receive) a first kiss, and how to ask for kisses with body language. Recognize when someone wants to kiss you, when to build tension, and when to take your kiss to the next level. Discover all the secrets and foolproof techniques for the perfect kiss in this indispensable guide to an overlooked sensual art.

 

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Jan 312016
 

The 8th Circle by Sarah Cain
Series: Danny Ryan (# 1)
Release Date: January 12, 2016
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Pages: 336
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

A year ago, Danny Ryan lost his wife and son in a car accident. He’s still reeling from the tragedy when Michael Cohen, his friend and fellow journalist, drives into the pond in front of his house with a bullet through his gut. With Michael’s death ruled a murder, Danny must work to get his name crossed off the list of suspects, and that means digging into Michael’s last article, an expose of the twisted side of Philadelphia politics. But powerful people are ready to kill to protect what Michael was about to uncover, and if Danny’s not careful, he’ll be next. The dark heart of the city is on display in Sarah Cain’s gripping debut thriller, The 8th Circle.

 

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Jan 282016
 

With Open Arms by Cindy Nord
Series: The Cutteridge Family (# 2)
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Samhain
Pages: 309
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Hardened in childhood by the death of her parents, then left to run the family’s southwestern territory ranch when her brother rode off to fight for the Union years before, Callie Cutteridge hides her heartbreak behind a mask of self-sufficiency. Breaking horses for the army proves she’s neither delicate nor helpless. When a former cavalry officer shows up claiming to own her brother’s half of the Arizona ranch, she steels herself to resist the handsome stranger’s intention to govern even one single aspect of her life. After all, loving means losing…to her it always has.

For months, Jackson Neale has looked forward to putting the bloodstained battlefields back east behind him. Callie isn’t the agreeable angel her brother led him to believe, but he’s damned well not the useless rake this foul-mouthed hellion thinks he is, either. His quest for calm stability contradicts sharply with her need for control, yet still their heartstrings tangle. But how can these mistrusting partners transform their fiery passion into happily-ever-after?

Warning: Contains a high-strung, tart-tongued heroine who drives the hero past the point of rational thought. If she were a man, he’d be happy to connect a well-aimed fist at her jaw. As it is, he’d be happy to give her foul mouth a good scrubbing with a bar of soap.

 

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Jan 272016
 

Duty Before Desire by Elizabeth Boyce
Series: The Honorables (# 3)
Release Date: January 25, 2016
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 288
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Consummate rake Lord Sheridan Zouche is no stranger to scandal. But when his family banishes him as a bad influence until he vows to marry, he inexplicably chooses the one woman he cannot seduce: an Englishwoman born and raised in India, who has been sent home against her will to find a husband.

Arcadia Parks wants nothing more than to return to the peaceful hills of Hyderabad, far from the contrivances and strange moral strictures of the ton. But her aunt is insisting she wed, so she can’t turn down Sheri’s unexpected proposal of convenience. They’ll marry for one year—and consummate the union just once to make it official—after which time he’ll help her return to India.

Alas, the best-laid plans sometimes go awry. Will Sheridan be able to give up the woman staking claim on his heart? And will Arcadia see through to the sensitive heart lurking beneath his glib facade?

Fans of Judith Ivory and Cecilia Grant won’t want to miss this highly anticipated story!

 

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