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Keely and Jonah drop everything to fight for what matters, including each other.
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Blog Tour: After the Dark by Cynthia Eden, Now Available!

In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's gripping new series, a disgraced FBI profiler must save her reputation by stopping a sadistic killer she knows all too well.
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Blog Tour: Hard Justice by Lori Foster, Now Available!

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Lori Foster returns with the second installment in her explosive new series featuring sexy bodyguards who’ll do anything to protect the ones they love.
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Monday, December 11, 2017

Enchanting Dark Romance: A Deep Dark Call

Even a lone wolf must one day claim his mate.
I expected what I came for in Wallachia: a job as a governess and a fresh beginning, far away from all that tormented me in England. Instead, I found a sinister manor house with secrets lurking down every dim corridor.

Eerie, erotic nightmares plague my sleep—inspired, no doubt, by tales of the village’s mystical guardians and my darkly handsome employer.

Ioan Marcu is as enigmatic as the lands where he and his daughter make their home. The locals say that he is cursed, that he is behind the questionable circumstances of his first wife’s death.

But I feel an almost supernatural pull toward him, despite the wall of solitude he’s built around himself.

Our passion has reached a fever pitch, and I know we must confront the consequences of our lust.

For Ioan is no normal man, and I may just be the key to his powers’ full potential.
A Deep Dark Call
Rose Vane
Pub Date: 12/4/17
Carina Press
Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Rating: 5/5
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A Deep Dark Call, debut fiction from Rose Vane, is an incredible dark romance. It pulls you in with secrets and envelops you in enchanting lore.

Lucy Cross travels to a strange, distant Wallachia because there is nothing and no one left for her in England. She is hired as governess for Ioan Marcu's daughter, Alexandra. The harsh winter and language barrier make for a bleak future, but the immediate attraction to the boyar and intelligence of her new charge gives Lucy hope. Ioan is the guardian of his people and the wolves that live in the surrounding forests. The pull of wild attraction goes both ways between them. For Ioan has found the means to unleash his supernatural other half. Lucy is the key he's been waiting for since he first learned about the dark power held within.

Lucy walks into a world where old traditions are alive and thriving. The hidden truths about herself are fighting to rise and she can no longer remain ignorant of her destiny. Normally, I despise having to wait for secrets to be revealed. In this story, though, Rose Vane tactfully reveals pieces of information as it becomes relevant. I never had to wait too long for answers to the questions that were raised in the outset of the story. The quick pace makes it seem as though you have been thrust into the middle of an extravagant tale that has been unfolding for some time before you're introduced to the characters. There aren't any long passages of backstory even though this world is unfamiliar. The setting is a breath of fresh air as it transported me to somewhere new and unusual.

Every page builds up to a marvelous ending. I will be looking for more from Rose Vane because she brings a touch of something different to the romance genre. I'm eager to see what else she has in store for her readers!
*ARC provided in consideration for a review*
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Friday, December 8, 2017

New December Reads From Harlequin!

This December make sure you pick up one of these select Harlequin reads! Keep reading to learn more and read my review of Always a Lawman by Delores Fossen.

His Secret Son by Brenda Jackson
Three nights with a Texan…and one pregnancy surprise! Only from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson!

The Texas rancher and navy SEAL who fathered Bristol Lockett’s son died a hero’s death…or so she was told. Yet when Laramie “Coop” Cooper strolls into her exhibit at an art gallery three years later, he’s very much alive—and still making her pulse zing. The all-consuming chemistry between them is as undeniable now as it was then, but Bristol won’t risk her heart—or their son’s. Little does Bristol know he’s determined to win over his unexpected family at any cost!
Harlequin Desire
Publication Date: 12/05/17
Genre: Romance
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A Christmas Bride for the King by Abby Green
Unwrapping her innocence... Reluctant ruler Sheikh Salim Al-Noury would rather abdicate than taint his realm with his dark secrets. Until one exquisitely beautiful diplomat is hired to persuade him to reconsider the throne...

Christmas means heartbreak to Charlotte McQuillan, so working abroad over the festive season is the perfect getaway. But Salim proves to be her most challenging client yet as his rugged masculinity awakens untouched Charlotte to unimaginable pleasures! Soon Salim accepts that he alone can bear the weight of the crown. And his first proclamation will be to make Charlotte his Christmas queen!
Rulers of the Desert #2
Harlequin Presents
Pub Date: 11/21/17
Genre: Romance
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Always a Lawman by Delores Fossen 
A sheriff’s heart-wrenching past threatens to destroy his future in USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen’s brand-new Blue River Ranch miniseries…

Ten years ago, Sheriff Gabriel Beckett helped convict the man who murdered his parents in a shocking crime that still haunts his small Texas town. Now the terror has returned and the woman who escaped the attack is a target again.

Jodi Canton loved Gabriel—until that love shattered with his parents’ murder and her father’s conviction. Taunted with threats, she’s determined to bait the real killer out of hiding. Drawing out a criminal puts her life on the line, but Gabriel’s protection puts her heart in danger. Even if they survive a predator, can they risk everything to heal each other?
Blue River Ranch #1
Harlequin Intrigue
Pub Date: 11/21/17
Genre: Western Romance
Rating: 4/5
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Delores Fossen welcomes readers to Blue River Ranch, a new miniseries of romantic suspense. Always a Lawman is immediately engaging and sends readers through a whirlwind of danger and suspense.

Jodi Canton goes back to the place where all her troubles started. One tragic night 10 years ago she was attacked and Gabriel Beckett's parents were murdered. Jodi couldn't remember who attacked her, but all signs pointed to her father who has been in jail ever since. Jodi's back now to prove her father's innocence and to draw out the real killer. Returning to the crime scene as bait is the start of the end. From that moment, a series of events proves that someone is trying to kill her and suspects from the original investigation are once again under the light of suspicion. Gabriel, now Sheriff, wants to keep Jodi out of harm's way while catching the culprit.

For a quick read, this story is very involved. Someone is trying to cover their tracks by making those closest to Jodi seem suspicious. Fossen creates a tangled web that Jodi is eager to bash through despite her lingering anxiety. The attack deeply affected Jodi and it shows in her interactions with others and the course her life took. I appreciate how real the characters seem as they deal with the twists and turns of the investigation.

Romance in the middle of an intriguing mystery is the best kind of story. It doesn't hurt that our hero is a cowboy cop and our heroine is just as strong. If you loved B.J. Daniels' Dark Horse or Linda Lael Miller's Forever a Hero, you'll thoroughly enjoy Always a Lawman!
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Up Next in the Series:
 JAN 2018          FEB 2018        MAR 2018

About Delores Fossen:
USA Today bestselling author, Delores Fossen, is an Air Force veteran who has sold over 100 novels. She's received the Booksellers' Best Award for romantic suspense, the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Rita ®. Her books have been featured in Woman's Day and Woman’s World. In addition, she's had nearly a hundred short stories and articles published in national magazines. You can contact the author through her webpage at:
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Blog Tour: Back Home at Firefly Lake

A heartwarming small-town romance that will make you believe in love and second chances.

She has a million reasons to leave. Can he give her the one she needs to stay?

Cat McGuire's return to Firefly Lake is turning into much more than she bargained for. Sure, she missed the crisp pine-scented air and the comfort of having her family around her. But being home makes her feel less like the successful single mom she is--and more like the awkward teen who never fit in. It doesn't help that hockey-pro Luc Simard is back in town, too. Luc was her childhood crush, the hometown hero who never noticed her, and yet somehow he still makes her heart skip a beat.

Luc's homecoming has been bittersweet. He's lost his wife and his career, but there's no better place to start over than Firefly Lake. Coaching the local kids' hockey team makes him feel alive again, and he thinks his life is complete--until Cat arrives. The shy girl he always wanted to protect is now the gorgeous woman who's stealing his heart and making him believe in second chances. But how can he convince Cat that Firefly Lake is where she truly belongs?

In the tradition of New York Times bestselling authors Susan Wiggs and RaeAnne Thayne comes an emotional story about finding love in the most unexpected of places from Jen Gilroy.
Back Home at Firefly Lake
Firefly Lake #3
Jen Gilroy
Pub Date: 12/5/17
Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Rating: 4/5
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Pull up a chair and start a warm, sizzling fire because Jen Gilroy's Back Home at Firefly Lake is your next cozy read! Readers are taken back to Firefly Lake just in time for Mia and Nick's New Year's Eve wedding and just in time to catch Nick's sister Cat fall head over heels for Luc Simard.

Luc and Cat have known each other since they were children and never before had there been a sexual attraction between them. Cat may have had a crush on him but she was never brave enough to do anything about it. Now Luc is coaching her daughter in the one thing Amy can't live without, hockey. The two can't avoid each other and sparks ignite with every contact.

Back Home at Firefly Lake encompasses some of my favorite elements of cozy romances. Both Luc and Cat struggle to overcome experiences from their pasts that still weigh them down. The McGuire father left a stain on the family that Cat has yet to come to terms with. Luc's pain, on the other hand, stems from the death of his wife, Maggie. They had so much in common including their love for hockey and ice skating and he just can't let her go. Then, there's a little girl craving a father and struggling to find a place where she belongs. Cat only wants what's best for Amy and strives to prove to her daughter that she'll love her no matter what. I love that Amy plays a significant role in this story. She's not just a prop used to bring Luc and Cat together, but actually attempts to orchestrate a romance between them! It was unexpected and added a layer to the plot that made it a touch more interesting.

This story continues its focus on the McGuire family with festive snippets of their French Canadian heritage. Gabrielle and Ward's relationship moves forward and Georgia even has a change of heart about staying in Firefly Lake. Even though they are still healing from the wounds caused by their father's departure the McGuire siblings are closer than ever. They're a very realistic family. They don't always communicate well, but they love each other fiercely.

This series has it all: big families, a cute canine, feisty kids, and romance galore! If you enjoy RaeAnne Thayne's Haven Point series you'll enjoy the Firefly Lake novels which have a touch more heat.
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About Jen Gilroy:

Jen Gilroy lives in a small town in eastern Ontario, Canada where her Irish ancestors settled in the nineteenth century. She's worked in higher education and international marketing but, after spending too much time in airports and away from her family, traded the 9-5 to write romantic women’s fiction to bring readers' hearts home.

Jen likes ice cream, diners, vintage style and all things country. Her husband is her real-life romance hero, and her teen daughter teaches her to cherish the blessings in the everyday.

The Cottage at Firefly Lake, the first book in her Firefly Lake series, was a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® award in 2015. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award 2017.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Can't Get Enough of The Original Heartbreakers!

New York Times best-selling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Original Heartbreakers tale, featuring a rough, tough bad boy brought to his knees by... a kindergarten teacher?

The king of one-night stands...
To inherit--and destroy--his father’s business at long last, Brock Hudson needs a wife. The ruthless ex-military heartthrob has always avoided romantic entanglements. Women are sweet, but vengeance will be sweeter. Or so he thinks. Only one woman will do, but the vulnerable beauty is more than he bargained for—sexier, wittier, and utterly irresistible.

The queen of the deep freeze…
After an abusive first marriage, Lyndie Scott has sworn off relationships. But still she longs for a child of her own. Turns out, the brawler who frightens her with only a glance is the answer to her problems. She agrees to his proposal, with a caveat: spend every night in bed with her, then walk away for good when it’s time to divorce. Even if she’s pregnant.

A marriage of breathtaking inconvenience...
As the days pass too quickly and the nights heat up, Brock battles a sense of possession and obsession. Will the former commitment-phobe convince his wife they’re better off together, or will she pack her bags and go?
Can't Get Enough
The Original Heartbreakers #6
Gena Showalter
Pub Date: 11/5/17
Genre: Romance
Rating: 3/5

Gena Showalter dives back into Strawberry Valley with a hot new romance. Two heartbroken people are drawn together by the prospect of a happily ever after. All around them their friends are in new, happy marriages and committed to family. Brock Hudson and Lyndie Scott have to rise above their dark pasts to learn how to love themselves and find love with each other.

Brock and Lyndie have been circling each other since they first meet in Can't Hardly Breathe, Dorothea and Daniel's story. Brock's friends, Daniel and Jude, are married to Lyndie's friends, Dorothea and Ryanne. It only makes sense that they would fall for each other eventually. It starts with a proposal. Brock asks Lyndie to marry him so that he can take over his late father's company. He sweetens the deal for Lyndie by agreeing to help her get pregnant.

Can't Get Enough has a sexy rating that is off the charts, but I would have liked to dive deeper into Lyndie and Brock's insecurities. It seems like we only get surface emotions and not much face time with Brock's mom and brother who played a hand in making his childhood miserable. However, between Brock and Lyndie we get all the romancing we could possibly ever get in one story. We see they want each other from the get-go and we get to see them come to turns with that desire.

I recommend this series for fans of Lori Foster or Maisey Yates. If you love small town romances where everyone is given a chance to find love despite the pain of their pasts, then this is for you!
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~About Gena Showalter~
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series.  In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours!  Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at or

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Sugar Pine Trail, A Cozy Romance for Winter

An unlikely attraction brings comfort, joy and unforgettable romance this holiday season!
Librarian Julia Winston is ready to ditch the quiet existence she's been living. She's made a list of new things to experience, but falling for Jamie Caine, her sexy military pilot neighbor, isn't one of them. Julia's looking to conquer life, not become the heartbreaker's latest conquest. But when two young brothers wind up in Julia's care for the holidays, she'll take any help she can get—even Jamie's.

Happy to step in, Jamie reveals a side of himself that's much harder to resist. Not only is he fantastic with kids, he provides the strength Julia needs to tackle her list. She knows their temporary family can't last beyond the holidays, but the closer she gets to Jamie, the more she wonders if things could be this merry and bright forever…
Sugar Pine Trail
Haven Point #7
RaeAnne Thayne
Harlequin Books
Pub Date: 9/26/17
Genre: Romance
Rating: 4/5
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I was first introduced to the Haven Point Series when I read Snowfall on Haven Point. Since then I've managed to keep up with the series as it continues.  Serenity Harbor solidified my love for this cozy romance series and I really didn't think the next story could top it, but Sugar Pine Trail came mighty close. It's something to do with the cute kids and pets with big personalities that keep me coming back!

Sugar Pine Trail focuses on librarian Julia Winston who spent the last 10 years caring for her ailing parents and not truly living her life. When playboy pilot Jamie Caine rents out the upstairs apartment in her home, she has to fight not to become his next conquest. Lines are blurred as Jamie, who vowed not to get close to the uptight librarian, goes out of his way to help when Julia becomes the temporary foster parent of two boys in need. Joining together over the holiday season Julia and Jamie learn that despite the long, scary road to reach it, love is possible.

Julia is a genuine, true-blue character that I can only dream of emulating. I loved this character for so many reasons but mostly because of how selfless she was when she pushed into the lives of Davy and Clint and helped them in a time of need. Her selflessness made her story that much more touching and the ending that much more bittersweet. Even Jamie's character struggled with a loss that shaped his actions and the course of their romance. I love how these stories emphasize family and kindness to strangers. Sugar Pine Trail was no exception as readers are pulled into the fold of the ever growing and loving Caine family.

Out of the three Haven Point novels I've read to date, Sugar Pine Trail has the most heart. It's the perfect novel to cuddle up with during the cold winter months.
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