Mar 272015
 

DK ffrench Author PicJen: Today we welcome D.K. ffrench to Romancing the Book. D.K., will you share a short bio with us?
D.K.: Lost in space, yet still boldly going, D.K. ffrench returned from the forbidden planet a long, long time ago to live a quiet life in a small town called London.

The minimal research he’d done lead him to the conclusion that his identity would best be protected if he masqueraded as a business analyst by day and a writer and musician by night and at weekends.

Available for musical soirees at the drop of a hat, he writes steamy SF romances on a MacBook Air and plays a Gibson Les Paul too loudly while he waits for a set of replacement dilythium crystals for the broken warp core on his ship.

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Mar 272015
 

L’Wren, Hawk and the Doves by D.K. ffrench
Release Date: March 27, 2015
Publisher: Breathless Press
Pages: 121
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Captain Saker Hawkings and First Mate L’Wren James agree to keep the mission and passion separate, but with two beautiful alien empaths onboard, it’s not only planetary peace negotiations that are in danger of breaking down.

L’Wren James and Saker Hawkings know that there’s no room on a starship for a captain and first mate to indulge their passion during a dangerous peace mission. The fragility of the cease-fire in the gender war on the divided planet Ourania threatens the stability of subspace shipping lanes, and the starship Sulaco’s mission is to get the negotiating team there and deliver them safely back.

When they take onboard Anchises and Cytheria, mysterious empath negotiators from the secretive world of Turaceona, they find their commitment to duty and to each other a struggle to maintain in the sexually heightened and emotionally charged atmosphere.

But Anchises’s and Cytheria’s struggle to keep their secret and the loss they cannot speak of hidden leaves one dangerously injured and the other missing in action. Only the truth about the man he is and the woman she is can save them.

Can Hawk and L’Wren face up to the challenges of duty, passion, and sexuality and still save not only their relationship but the peace process itself?

 

 

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Mar 272015
 

Accepting their Claim by LeTesiha Newton
Release Date: January 10, 2014
Publisher: Amira Press
Pages: 73
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Sonja Taylor, Veterinarian, doesn’t believe in love. She’s seen on too many relationships fail, so she buries herself in animals. But when she finds a salt-and-pepper and coal black wolf, she finds she has bitten off more than she can chew.

Hideki and Tobias have been loves for some time, but when they meet Sonja all bets are off. A Mate Challenge ensues between two men who love each other, but need her. Which one does she belong to? Or will it be better…if it’s both of them?

Warning: This book contains a hot male couple that has a spunky woman butting into the mix, one that they just can’t resist.

 

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Mar 262015
 

Cara ElliottJen:  Today we are excited to welcome Cara Elliott to Romancing the Book.  Cara, will you share a short bio with us?
Cara:  Cara Elliott wrote her first book at age five, a lavishly illustrated Western featuring a cowboy and his horse. She has since moved on from Westerns to writing about Regency England, a time and place that has captured her imagination ever since she opened the covers of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. (She’s decided she must have a thing for Men In Boots!) When not writing, Cara loves exploring the funky antique markets and small museums of London, where she finds all sorts of inspiration for her stories.

A three-time RITA finalist, she has won numerous awards for her writing, including the Golden Leaf Award, two Daphne Du Maurier Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award in Regency Romance from RT magazine.

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Mar 262015
 

Scandalously Yours by Cara Elliott
Series: The Hellions of High Street (# 1)
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 368
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

The eldest of the three Sloane sisters, Olivia is unafraid to question the boundaries of Society-even if it does frequently land her in trouble. Disdaining the glittery world of balls and courtship, Olivia prefers to spend her time writing fiery political essays under a pseudonym for London’s leading newspaper. But when her columns attract the attention of the oh-so-proper Earl of Wrexham, Olivia suddenly finds herself dancing on the razor’s edge of scandal. With the help of her sisters, she tries to stay one step ahead of trouble . . .

However, after a series of madcap misadventures, Wrexham, a former military hero who is fighting for social reform in Parliament, discovers Olivia’s secret. To her surprise, he proposes a temporary alliance to help win passage of his bill. Passion flares between them, but when a political enemy kidnaps the earl’s young son, they must make some dangerous decisions . . . and trust that love will conquer all.

 

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Mar 262015
 

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To Catch a Countess by Patricia Grasso
Series: Douglas Trilogy (# 3)
Re-release Date: December 22, 2013 (Original June 2004)
Publisher: Lachesis Publishing
Pages: 313
Source: book purchased by reviewer

 

 

The most outrageous and reckless of the Douglas sisters, Victoria marries Alexander Emerson, the Earl of Winchester. She curbs her wild ways and tries to be a devoted wife. Everything would be perfect if not for her shameful secret. Victoria cannot read or write. She is determined to overcome her disability because she fears her sophisticated husband’s former mistresses will lure him away.

Alexander agreed to marry Victoria to right a grievous wrong that his late father perpetrated on the Douglas family. He soon realizes Victoria will make the perfect wife. Her sensual beauty and bright spirit captivate him. Could their marriage be a love match after all?

Ugly rumors and a malicious plot threaten to tear them apart. Can their marriage withstand the vicious ton? Will their love survive the scandal?

 

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Mar 252015
 

Love on the Menu by Ellen March
Release Date: February 14, 2015
Publisher: Fanny Press
Pages: 244
Source: Book provided by Tribute Books for review

 

 

Jago Tanner is a loner. He works up a good hunger at his outdoors pursuits centre in Wales and looks upon each female conquest as just another meal. When he’s sated, he doesn’t go back for dessert. Until Riley shows up. A Londoner hired through an agency to assist him with activities, she isn’t at all what he asked for. For starters, with the name Riley, he expected a man. But Riley is all woman–the sexiest woman Jago has ever laid eyes on. Unfortunately she dresses like a trollop and curses like a sailor. Though ignorant about most outdoors pursuits, she’s a skilled horsewoman, able to calm even his nerviest stallion. And her lively and generous nature enchants his housekeeper Emily and his ancient friend, Tom. In short, Jago’s new employee is a bundle of contradictions. Which is why, when Jago falls for her, he doesn’t trust his feelings. Riley seems unusually accident prone, and when her brother’s shady friends menace her, she plays the innocent. But how can anyone so self-sufficient and mouthy also be so trusting and naïve? And can a man with Jago’s volatile nature endure the jealousy a woman like Riley provokes just by strolling down the street?

 

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Mar 252015
 

Bringing Home the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon
Series:  Second Chance (# 1)
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Forever Romance
Pages: 388
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Evan Downey needs a new beginning. Since the death of his wife five years ago, the brilliant tattoo artist has shut himself away in a prison of grief that not even his work can break him out of-and what’s worse, Evan knows his son Lyon is bearing the brunt of his seclusion. Moving back to the lake town of Evergreen Cove where he spent his childhood summers is his last chance for a fresh start.

Charlotte Harris knows she owes it to her best friend’s memory to help Evan and his son find their way again, but she can’t stop her traitorous heart from skipping a beat every time she looks into Evan’s mesmerizing eyes. Charlotte is determined to stay strictly in the Friend Zone-until a mind-blowing night knocks that plan by the wayside. Now, if they’re brave enough to let it, Charlotte and Evan might just find a love capable of healing their broken hearts . . .

 

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Mar 242015
 
Jen:  Today we welcome Brynley Bush to Romancing the Book.  Brynley, will you share a short bio with us?
Brynley:  I’ve had a lifelong love affair with word.  I earned my degree in English and Creative Writing and wrote magazine feature stories for years before turning to writing fiction.  I write the kind of book I like to read: steamy contemporary romances featuring smart, sassy heroines with a sense of humor and strong, dominant alpha males who love their women a little feisty.I love rainy days, books, worn-in jeans, hot coffee, traveling to new places, the way words can weave into poetry, and happily ever afters. I live in Texas with my family and an assortment of pets.When I’m not writing, I love to read, spend time with my family, and travel.

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Mar 242015
 

Shameless by Brynley Bush
Series: Black Brothers Trilogy (# 3)
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 431
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Sheltered good girl Victoria Raine has always wanted to be a little bad. Tired of living life safely on the sidelines, she summons the courage to forge a new path for herself and applies to the FBI, looking for adventure and something to fulfill her vague longing for something…more. She gets more than she bargained for with her first undercover assignment—posing as the girlfriend of country music’s bad boy, Drake Maddox, a lone wolf with a reputation for having singularly erotic tastes. Hoping to catch a serial killer that’s targeting women close to Drake, Tori’s job is to convince the public, and the killer, that she and the wickedly handsome superstar are an item.

Although their relationship is a sham, there’s nothing fake about the hidden desires the sexy as sin cowboy awakens in Tori. As the killer draws closer, Tori finds herself falling for the one man she can’t have.

 

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