Jul 202016
 

Hot on His Heels by Margo Bond Collins
Series: What Happens in Vegas (# 16)
Release Date:  July 18, 2016
Publisher: Entangled: LoveStruck
Pages: 109
Source: book provided by publisher for review
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Sadie Quinn is at the romance readers’ convention for one reason only: to find editor Jocelyn Dellarivier. Which she could do if she didn’t keep running into the most frustrating, gorgeous man ever. To make matters worse, she just won a contest and a date with him is the prize. Jake Blaine could kill his boss for rigging the contest, but now he’s face to face with the one woman who could expose his alter ego. He’s not about to leave, but he can’t tell Sadie he’s the editor she’s looking for. But even though he’s playing with fire, Jake can’t seem to stay away. And after a night with the raven-haired beauty, he’s not sure he wants to…

 

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Jul 142016
 

Remembering Everly by J.L. Berg
Series: Lost & Found (# 2)
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

After two years in a coma, August Kinkaid has forgotten the darkness in his past. But his past hasn’t forgotten him. His beautiful former fiancée, Everly, remembers every tumultuous moment of their stormy relationship. The sizzling passion. The web of lies. And the terrible secret Everly’s been hiding since her last fateful night with August.

Now the truth is out and August remembers everything. As his long-buried memories come flooding back, he begins to understand why Everly would want to move on with her life. Why she would give her heart to another man. And why August should try to forget her once and for all.

But he can’t give up on the only woman he’s ever loved. Even if he has to reopen old wounds–and face the darkest demons of his past–August will do whatever it takes for a second chance with Everly. He let her slip away once. He’s not about to spend the rest of his life remembering Everly when he could be holding her in his arms forever . . .

 

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Jul 062016
 

The Highland Laird’s Bride by Nicole Locke
Series: Lovers and Legends (# 3)
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin Historical
Pages: 288
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Lioslath of Clan Fergusson has defended her clan and her orphaned siblings against countless enemies. So when Laird Colquhoun, the man responsible for the death of her father, arrives at the gates of her crumbling keep, she’ll fight him all the way!

It’s soon clear Bram’s famed tactics of seduction and negotiation won’t work on this guarded, beautiful woman. But when the sparks between them turn to passion, and they’re forced to wed, Bram must do whatever it takes to win over his new bride…

 

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Jul 032016
 

The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray by Mitzi Szereto
Release Date: November 19, 2013
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 216
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mitzi Szereto’s Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray continues where Wilde left off with the Faustian tale of a man of eternal youth and great physical beauty who lives a life of corruption, decadence and hedonism. The story begins in the bordellos of Jazz-Age Paris, moving to the opium dens of Marrakesh and the alluring anonymity of South America. In his pursuit of sensation and carnal thrills, Dorian’s desires turn increasingly extreme and he leaves behind yet more devastation and death. He ultimately settles in present-day New Orleans, joining with a group of like-minded beings known as The Night People. They inadvertently return to Dorian his humanity when he falls in love with a young woman he rescues from becoming their victim. She will be his redemption, but she will also be his final curse.

 

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Jul 032016
 

Sinful Surprises by Leigh Ellwood
Release Date: June 9, 2012
Publisher:  self published
Pages: 182
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

Award-winning author Leigh Ellwood offers four delightfully sinful tales of passionate paranormal activity. From amorous fairies to sleek and sensual were-creatures, these stories have bite. The following titles have been made available individually in digital format. First time in print! Leading Lady – a cult TV star hooks up with two out of this world fans at a convention, and ends up auditioning for a role that will change her life. Excitable – A werewolf, cursed and cast from his pack, must find true love in order to reverse the spell. Can he find the right girl before the full moon? Sweet Surprise – A delivery driver making a stop in an eerie town becomes hostage to an irate, amorous fae seeking vengeance on her employer. Both end up taking the standoff lying down, literally! Sugar on Top – Spooky Sierra Glade’s top gossip columnist has her cake and eats it, too, when she attempts to crash a secret bachelor party inside the cake.

 

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Jun 282016
 

Rough Edges anthology
Series: Pen and Kink Anthologies (# 1)
Release Date: June 16, 2016
Publisher: Pen and Kink Publishing
Pages: 170
Source: Book provided by publisher for review

 

 

Nothing is sexier than someone who knows what they want and has the confidence go after it. This anthology is crammed full of hot romances featuring those kinds of rough-around-the-edges alpha personalities–stories about the kind of men and women who ride horses during the day and their partners at night, who speak few words but mean every one of them, and who would never break their own personal code of honor.

 

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Jun 242016
 

Christmas Canapés & Sabotage by Janel Gradowski
Series: Culinary Competition (# 2.5)
Release Date: April 26, 2015
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Pages: 35
Source: book provided by the author for review
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From bestselling mystery author Janel Gradowski comes a tasty holiday treat…

Amy Ridley is excited to be participating in the Holiday Celebrations Competition to kick off her Christmas season in Kellerton, Michigan. Local cooks are set to compete for prizes then serve their best party dishes to holiday revelers. Amy has her eye on a special prize, but she has a difficult time concentrating on creating a perfect party buffet when a plague of problems begins to whirl around her. Can Amy figure out who is sabotaging the competition in time to create a prize-winning tablescape and take home the ultimate Christmas gift?

 

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Jun 242016
 

Pies & Peril by Janel Gradowski
Series: Culinary Competition (# 1)
Release Date: July 4, 2014
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Pages: 196
Source: book provided by the author for review
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When Amy Ridley decided to compete in the Kellerton Summer Festival Pie Contest, the last thing she expected was to find the reigning pie queen, Mandy Jo, dead—a raspberry pie smashed on her face! Mandy Jo made fantastic pies, but she accumulated more enemies than baking trophies. But when Amy receives a note threatening her own life, she decides to do some investigating herself.

It seems that half the town has a reason to kill the mean pie queen, and Amy finds herself sifting through a list of suspects that’s longer than her list of recipes. Not to mention playing cupid for her love-shy best friend, fending off a baker intent on finding out her prize-winning culinary secrets, and ducking the deadly attentions of Mandy Jo’s killer. If Amy doesn’t find out who wanted the pie queen dead soon, her own goose may be cooked!

 

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Jun 232016
 

Dark Season by Joanna Lowell
Release Date: June 20, 2016
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 296
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Haunted by her Future

Tainted. Degraded. Doomed. Doctors told Ella Arlington that her epilepsy would prevent her from living a normal life. When her cousin tries to put her in an institution, she flees to London, determined to control her own destiny. But while at a séance, Ella’s epileptic fit is mistaken for spiritual possession. Loath to reveal her scandalous condition, she goes along with the misperception, and soon finds herself attracting the attention of a devilishly handsome viscount determined to keep the past buried.

Tortured by his Past

Viscount Isidore Blackwood’s fiancée died with secrets he’s vowed to keep, but nothing could have prepared him for the arrival of a mysterious woman who’s rumored to have contacted her ghost. He doesn’t believe for a moment that Ella possesses supernatural powers. Her presence, however, shakes him to his core and when he accuses Ella of being a con artist, sparks unexpectedly ignite between them.

When some surprising truths come to light about Phillipa’s death, Isidore concocts a plan to stage a spectacle of a séance for the ton with Ella’s help. Their devil’s pact might just flush out a killer, but will Isidore let his fury and guilt consume his own soul in the process? And can Ella trust him enough to gamble on a future she never thought she could have?

 

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Jun 092016
 

Finding Fraser by kc dyer
Re-release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 368
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

On the cusp of thirty, Emma Sheridan is desperately in need of a change. After a string of failed relationships, she can admit that no man has ever lived up to her idea of perfection: the Scottish fictional star of romantic fantasies the world over—James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser.

Her ideal man might be ripped from the pages of a book, but Emma hopes that by making one life-altering decision she might be able to turn fiction into fact. After selling all her worldly possessions, Emma takes off for Scotland with nothing but her burgeoning travel blog to confide in.

But as she scours the country’s rolling green hills and crumbling castles, Emma discovers that in searching for her own Jamie Fraser, she just might find herself.

 

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