Jul 132014
 

Vampire Trouble by Sara Humphreys
Series: Dead in the City (# 2)
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 320
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Shane Quesada, a four-century old vampire sentry, is known for cold, unemotional precision when hunting rogue vampires.

Maya Robertson is a youngling vampire who will not be controlled—and to prove it, she rejects Shane’s protection—only to find herself in over her head with an alpha werewolf.

Soon, a war between the coven and the werewolf clan ignites, and Maya and Shane flee to Louisiana, where their passion for each other grows—as does Maya’s power. When she finds herself at the center of the conflict, will she finally trust Shane with her life—and her heart?

 

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Jul 132014
 

Obedience Classes by Sean Michael
Release Date: June 22, 2013
Publisher: Storm Moon Press
Pages: 30
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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When his pack alpha becomes fed up with his rebellion, werewolf Trevor is overdue for an attitude adjustment. Lone wolf Dirk is charged with this task, as a favor to the pack. Dirk, though, seems more interested in claiming Trevor for himself, by any means necessary. And regardless of Trevor’s feelings on the matter.

 

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Jul 132014
 

A Shimmer of Silk by Raven McAllan
Series: The House on Silk Street (# 2)
Release Date: January 16, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 63
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review
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Deborah may not know the full truth about her childhood, but she knows she needs to find her soul. During one of her performances at Silk Street, she attracts the attention of Oliver, Lord Craster. Known for his extreme tastes, he sensed a kindred soul in Deborah.

Persuading her that their needs mesh proves a challenge, even to a man of his experience. Will Oliver be the man she needs to unlock her secrets? Or will his dominance scare her too much to even try?

 

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Jul 132014
 

A Fox Between the Bear’s Sheets by Jenika Snow
Series: Wylde Bears (# 2)
Release Date: October 16, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 96
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Talia Landon, a red fox shifter with a weight complex, knew she was in trouble when she saw Ford Wylde for the first time. The alpha bear shifter was the type of male she should stay away from. It was clear he was far too experienced in sex, but what was supposed to be a one-night stand turns into a mating with a Wylde bear.

Ford wasn’t going to give up Talia, not after he marked her as his mate. But when Ford’s ex-girlfriend, Mina, comes back to Sweet Water after ten years, he knows he has to be honest about his relationship with Talia. Things get sticky when Mina shows an interest in him again, but Ford makes it known that Talia is his, and nothing and no one was going to get in the way of him claiming his female.

 

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Jul 132014
 

Board Approved by Jessica Jayne
Series: Taking Advantage (# 2)
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 49
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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After his divorce, Greg Snow dedicated his life to his work as a corporate attorney in a large law firm and as a member of the board of directors of Advantage Insurance Company. He liked it that way… at least that’s what he thought until Tessa Mills entered his life.

Growing up with an alcoholic mother and never knowing her father, Tessa Mills has not had an easy life. And her relationship decisions have been less than stellar. But she’s finally making a life for herself and running her own business – a yoga studio. It’s her saving grace and that’s all she needs… until Greg Snow turns her world upside down.

Tessa and Greg have a strong attraction, but is it enough to overcome all their differences?

 

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Jul 132014
 

Coming Unbound by Lacey Savage
Release Date: April 3, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc.
Pages: 106
Source: Book provided by publisher for review
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Ginny and Cole have struggled to connect intimately since before their marriage. When Cole suggests they surprise each other with the most sexually daring things they can dream up for their anniversary, Ginny reluctantly musters every ounce of courage she possesses to get nipple piercings.

Cole’s surprise? He’s turned their suburban basement into a dungeon—and hired a sexy Dom to teach them the art of BDSM. Desperately in love with his wife, Cole’s aware of sensitive sexual demons in Ginny’s past, and will try anything to beat them. Whips, toys, ménage play with the Dom…all these and more could help Ginny find pleasure, break through her issues. Or, if they’re not careful, possibly just break Ginny.

 

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Jul 122014
 

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Last week we had the honor of doing a feature on Debbie Macomber and her Rose Harbor series, including her upcoming release Love Letters.  As I was working with her publisher on the promotion, they sent us an except from Love Letters, but it arrived after the post had been published and I wanted everyone to enjoy this excerpt.  So here we go…

In this enchanting novel set at Cedar Cove’s cozy Rose Harbor Inn, #1New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber celebrates the power of love—and a well-timed love letter—to inspire hope and mend a broken heart.
 
Summer is a busy season at the inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Despite some folks’ good-natured claims to the contrary, Jo Marie insists that Mark is only a friend. However, she seems to be thinking about this particular friend a great deal lately. Jo Marie knows surprisingly little about Mark’s life, due in no small part to his refusal to discuss it. She’s determined to learn more about his past, but first she must face her own—and welcome three visitors who, like her, are setting out on new paths.
 
Twenty-three-year-old Ellie Reynolds is taking a leap of faith. She’s come to Cedar Cove to meet Tom, a man she’s been corresponding with for months, and with whom she might even be falling in love. Ellie’s overprotective mother disapproves of her trip, but Ellie is determined to spread her wings.
 
Maggie and Roy Porter are next to arrive at the inn. They are taking their first vacation alone since their children were born. In the wake of past mistakes, they hope to rekindle the spark in their marriage—and to win back each other’s trust. But Maggie must make one last confession that could forever tear them apart.
 
For each of these characters, it will ultimately be a moment when someone wore their heart on their sleeve—and took pen to paper—that makes all the difference. Debbie Macomber’s moving novel reveals the courage it takes to be vulnerable, accepting, and open to love.

 

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Jul 122014
 

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Risky Business by Amy Andrews
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Escape Publishing – Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd
Pages: 243
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Samantha Evans’s life is going to hell. Not only has she rage-quit her beloved, high-powered job, but she is suddenly afflicted by hormones, free time, and an unavoidable, undeniably gorgeous irritant in the form of Nick Hawke, her extreme sports star neighbor, who has come home to take over the reins of his grandmother’s second-hand bookshop. Sam needs something to keep her from begging for her old job back until she’s good and sure her boss understands how wrong he was, and taking a low-risk, low-stress job helping Nick at the bookstore might be just the thing.

After all, it’s not like Nick is the right guy to help her with her hormones. He’ll just be fun to look at while she searches for the one.

Nick has six months to get over an injury before Everest and a big, fat contract beckon. That means no sports, no danger and, above all else, no risks. It means playing it safe. And Nick Hawke doesn’t do safe. So he’s going to need something to stave off the boredom while selling books he doesn’t read to people who wouldn’t know a carabineer from a crochet hook. What could be safer than hiring a cranky, unemployed accountant to help run the bookstore? Sam is efficient and methodical and messing up her neat, post-it note world could be a fun way to pass the time….

 

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Jul 122014
 

Forbidden Fires by Madeline Baker
Release date: April 18, 2013 (reprint)
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Blush
Pages: 445
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Desire blazes out of control in this historical from the winner of the Romantic Times Award for Best Indian Series. After her brother is killed by them, Caitlyn vows to hate all Indians. But when she gazes into the defiant eyes of the proud Stalking Wolf, whom her father is planning to hang, she knows she can’t let an innocent man die.

 

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Jul 122014
 

The Alpha Takes a Mate by Sam Crescent
Series: Disaster of the Otherworld (# 1)
Release Date: June 25, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 145
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Brandon is the werewolf alpha of the Northern Forest Pack. He’s looking for a mate with the same strength as him to lead his pack through the dark times they are about to face. Never did he anticipate to mate with an innocent human female.

Elle Smith moved to Grace Hill after a vampire attack almost killed her family. After she turns twenty-one her life is changed forever. Brandon bites her as she’s working at the diner, declaring her his mate. She can’t believe it’s happening and refuses him.

However, the pull of the mating can’t be denied. Elle seeks him out even though she can’t bear to look him in the eye. Brandon will do anything to keep his woman safe. As Grace Hill becomes the home to many dangerous paranormal beings, Brandon pretends another is his mate.

Hurt, Elle shuts him out. Has Brandon lost his only chance of a mate? And what threat from her past could send Brandon to possible war?

Their world has never been more fragile as a cult known as Disaster of the Otherworld intends to plunge them into chaos.

 

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