Nov 252015

Dukes Are Forever by Anna Harrington
Series: The Secret Life of Scoundrels (# 1)
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Pages: 384
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review




Battlefields and barrooms hold much more interest for Edward Westover, Duke of Strathmore, than a little girl’s fondness for dolls and lace. When he takes possession of his enemy’s estate, everything that villain held dear-including his daughter-belongs to Edward. Hire a governess, arrange a dowry, give a few reassurances, and be off on his way-that’s Edward’s plan. But he’s in for the shock of his life. For his new ward is a beautiful, impetuous, and utterly irresistible woman . . .

. . . AND WAR

Kate Benton is stunned. Who is this arrogant, infuriating man who’s invited himself into her home and taken over her life? Her vow: to do everything in her power to convince him to leave her-and Brambly House-alone. Yet as chilly days melt into sultry nights, Kate sees glimpses of kindness underneath Edward’s cool façade . . . and a passionate nature that takes her breath away. There’s so much she doesn’t know about this man. But does she dare trust this devilish duke with her heart?


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Nov 242015

Denial by Natalie Dae
Series: What’s Her Secret?
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 259
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



Her heart had been broken. How could it ever be mended?

Sometimes life has a habit of breaking a person, but Lori’s discovered there’s a reason for it. Better things are around the corner. She didn’t realize that at first, but after things went sour, a light beckoned, an anchor in the form of a man named Jaska.

He ignites her soul, understands her needs more than she does. She embarks on a journey, one that has many twists and turns, and with Jaska guiding her, she doesn’t think it can go wrong. Except there are terms to their relationship, a contract they’re bound by, and no matter what, they’re not supposed to express how they feel about each other. It’s dangerous—falling in love isn’t allowed.

But Lori has fallen in love, and the year Jaska has given to teach her the ways of the lifestyle is both pain and pleasure—and not only from spankings. It’s pain—she loves him but can’t express it. It’s pleasure—she gets to spend time with him.

Denial is the name of the game for both of them. Deny their feelings and everything will work out fine. But Lori knows that somewhere down the line during this year she’ll have to open her mouth and tell him how she feels. The question is—when?


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Nov 202015

Christmas in Duke Street by Miranda Neville, Carolyn Jewel, Shana Galen, Grace Burrowes
Release Date: October 10, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 304
Source: book provided by the author for review



Christmas in London is a busy time at the little bookshop in Duke Street, for love, literature, and shopping. Four couples come and go and discover that happy ever after makes the perfect Christmas gift. A new anthology from the bestselling authors of Christmas in the Duke’s Arms and Dancing in the Duke’s Arms.

The Rake Who Loved Christmas by Miranda Neville
Sir Devlyn Stratton wants to save his brother from an unprincipled adventuress, especially when he meets Oriel Sinclair and wants her for himself. Oriel won’t marry for convenience or become a rake’s mistress. But succumbing to Dev’s seduction is all too tempting.

A Seduction in Winter by Carolyn Jewel
He’s an artist and a duke’s heir. She’s sheltered and scarred. Can he show her by Christmas that love can be theirs to share?

A Prince in her Stocking by Shana Galen
Lady Cassandra has always done as she’s been told. Meek and malleable, she’s lived a life devoid of passion. When she meets a handsome man rumored to be an exiled prince, she sees one last chance at excitement. Little does she know, too much excitement can be dangerous.

The Appeal of Christmas by Grace Burrowes
The best Christmas present is the one he didn’t realize he desperately needed.


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Nov 192015

The Dangerous Duke of Dinnisfree by Julie Johnstone
Series: Whisper of Scandal (# 5)
Release Date: October 26, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 224
Source: book provided by the author for review



Justin Holleman, the Duke of Dinnisfree, is used to being wanted—in bed, for missions, and even dead. He’s protected his country more times than he can remember, gaining enemies along the way, but he failed to defend himself from the past that hardened his heart. Instead, he became an expert at shutting people out. Yet now, in order to save the king, Justin needs to let go of his old ways and let someone closer to him than ever before. He approaches the mission with his classic cold calculation, but his fiery new ally upends his ordered world and entices him at every turn. Suddenly he’s in danger of compromising his assignment and losing his heart, two things the rogue swore never to do.

Desperate to protect her parents from poverty, among other things, Miss Arabella Carthright unwittingly becomes a pawn in a dangerous political battle when she agrees to aid an enigmatic stranger. Having learned long ago to count only on herself, she’s surprised when time and again the duke actually aids her. But when his true assignment becomes clear, Arabella realizes the man she’s come to care for poses the greatest threat to those she loves.

As Justin and Arabella face their feelings and their web of deception falls away, they must decide how high a price they are willing to pay for love and loyalty.


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Nov 182015

The Architect by C.A. Bell
Release Date: August 13, 2015
Publisher: House of Erotica
Pages: 94
Source: Book provided by the author for review



A one night stand? Not if you arrange to have another. When Ruth Watson finally decides to break her depressive state of singleness and get back out on the social scene, the last thing she expects to happen is meet Mr. Right and share a moment of passion in the middle of the buzzing city… But she does.

After meeting Heath Berkley on her first venture out after two years of hermit like existence, Ruth’s life suddenly becomes exciting for the first time. As their meetings become more frequent, and their love affair blossoms, a common interest between the pair is found.

Agreeing to explore their unveiled kinkier sides while Heath is in town on business, Ruth finds herself rapidly slipping under his spell and craving more of him.

But when their journey into the darker side introduces them to George Randall, things take a sinister turn, and when his true identity is revealed, Ruth has a hunger for revenge.

Knowing there is only one place she wants to be, Ruth follows Heath’s disciplinary hand to the Highlands of Scotland, in hope that his healing arms will squeeze the pain and devious thoughts away. At least until she has to return to London.


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Nov 182015

Death Before Decaf by Caroline Fardig
Series: Java Jive Mystery (# 1)
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Publisher: Alibi
Pages: 296
Source: book provided by publisher for review



After her music career crashes and burns spectacularly, Juliet Langley is forced to turn to the only other business she knows: food service. Unfortunately, bad luck strikes yet again when her two-timing fiancé robs her blind and runs off with her best waitress. Flushing what’s left of her beloved café down the toilet with her failed engagement, Juliet packs up and moves back to her college stomping grounds in Nashville to manage an old friend’s coffee house. At first glance, it seems as though nothing’s changed at Java Jive. What could possibly go wrong? Only that the place is hemorrhaging money, the staff is in open revolt, and Juliet finds one unlucky employee dead in the dumpster out back before her first day is even over.

The corpse just so happens to belong to the cook who’d locked horns with Juliet over the finer points of the health code. Unimpressed with her management style, the other disgruntled employees are only too eager to spill the beans about her fiery temper to the detective on the case. Add to the mix a hunky stranger who’s asking way too many questions, and suddenly Juliet finds herself in some very hot water. If she can’t simmer down and sleuth her way to the real killer, she’s going to get burned.


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Nov 172015

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Dare to Seduce by Carly Phillips
Series: Dare to Love (# 8)
Release Date:  November 17, 2015
Publisher: CP Publishing
Pages: 143
Source: book provided by RockStar PR for review



Alpha billionaire businessman, Max Savage has had a thing for Lucy Dare for as long as he can remember but he values his long standing friendship with her brothers too much to cross the line. When Lucy shows up at an engagement party on the arms of another man, Max doesn’t like the changes he sees in her and vows to make her his own.

It’s now or never. Max can think of one way to convince Lucy she’s with the wrong guy. He’ll dare to seduce her … no matter what the consequences.


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Nov 162015

Lark Singer by Lisa Orchard
Series: The Starlight Chronicles (# 2)
Release Date: December 6, 2014
Publisher: esKape Press
Pages: 123
Source: book provided by the author for review



Lark Singer is seventeen years old and already on the way to a brilliant music career. As she and her band, Starlight, gear-up for an upcoming, life-changing band competition, though, life seems to be throwing her a few curve balls. The mysteries of her past seem to be unraveling, and she’s no longer certain she wants to know those answers, or how knowing about her past will affect her difficult relationship with her mother. And when her best friend, Bean, changes things between them, all her plans for a musical future are placed in jeopardy. How can she balance her unraveling personal life to keep her musical goals on track?


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Nov 162015

Frontier Gift of Love by Dorothy Wiley
Series: American Wilderness Series Romance (# 5)
Release Date: November 5, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 344
Source: book provided by the author for review



Catherine’s life is at stake. Captain Sam Wyllie is forced to face his darkest fear and make an impossible choice. A wrong choice will shatter their blissful world and everything that matters to him. For his wife and unborn child to survive, his love will have to be stronger than their misfortunes. It’s December 1799, and Sam and Catherine are expecting, but their unborn babe is in grave danger and Catherine might not live through the child’s birth. Sam is desperate to find a way to save them both.

Sam’s courageous heart is sorely tested. He frantically searches for a solution to the impending crisis as their winter in the beautiful Kentucky wilderness grows even more troubled. Heavily armed, cold-blooded men arrive to buy Wyllie Mountain, in Sam’s home state of New Hampshire. The land is sentimental to Sam and he refuses to sell. But these ruthless men will do anything to force him to sign over the deed. Sam must not only stop these determined men, he needs to uncover who sent them, and why they want his mountain. If you love thrilling historical romance, don’t miss this action-packed read with a heart-pounding finish.

FRONTIER GIFT OF LOVE, set in what was then America’s West, is the highly-anticipated fifth novel in the American Wilderness Series Romances (however each book may be read independently). Like Dorothy Wiley’s four other award-winning novels, this exciting tale is emotionally powerful. A Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner for Westerns, Wiley continues to earn five-star ratings from readers. Her epic frontier stories captivate readers of romance, westerns, and historical fiction. Charmed by the beauty of her poignant love stories, romance lovers cheer for her endearing heroes and heroines. Spell-bound by horrific events and heinous villains, readers of westerns fear for her valiant characters–settlers of the untamed West. But all readers appreciate Wiley’s ability to take them on a thrilling journey to a new world for the brave. With her singular voice, passionate narrative, and thrilling plots, Wiley has written an enthralling, highly romantic, and timeless series.


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Nov 132015

The Irresistible Rogue by Valerie Bowman
Series: Playful Brides (# 4)
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: St Martins Paperbacks
Pages: 351
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



Daphne Swift has not laid eyes on her devilishly charming husband, Captain Rafferty Cavendish, in quite some time. As a matter of fact, she wants the rogue to annul their brief marriage so that she can marry the reliable and estimable Lord Fitzwell. But the breathtakingly handsome Rafe is not interested in letting Daphne go-at least not without paying his scandalous price…

Rafe prefers to face the dangers of spying alone, but this time he needs his innocent, fiery wife to uncover the information he seeks. He has even agreed to release her from their marriage if she submits completely to his plan. However, Daphne’s alluring combination of courage and curves makes her a dangerous distraction, and it is not long before Rafe is trading subterfuge for seduction in order to prove that Daphne is meant to be his and his alone…


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