WEEKLY ROMANCE RELEASE LIST 11/30-12/6

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✦ROMANCE✦PARANORMAL ROMANCE✦EROTICA✦NEW ADULT✦ROMANTIC SUSPENSE✦ HISTORICAL✦

*This list will be pinned to the top of our FB page and updates will be made throughout the week. Buy links for Amazon Global, B&N, Kobo, and Paperbacks. Genre codes included with titles. Key to codes listed at the bottom of the list.

✿MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
✦Falling for the Enemy (Entangled Brazen) by Samanthe Beck #CR ➢ $2.99 Kindle http://geni.us/2fuU | B&N http://bit.ly/1vylsNc | Kobo http://bit.ly/1tsgSvx
✦Mistaken by Fate (Entangled Brazen) (Serve #3) by Katee Robert #CR ➢ $2.99 Kindle http://geni.us/28Gc | B&N http://bit.ly/1tC044n | Kobo http://bit.ly/1pD91yZ

✿TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
✦Full Throttle (Black Knights Inc.) by Julie Ann Walker #RS #CR (Donna 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $7.19 http://geni.us/1o3b | Amazon PBK $6.41 http://geni.us/1Xrl | B&N http://bit.ly/1vO67sN | Kobo http://bit.ly/11CuRYo | iTunes http://bit.ly/Z7gY3o
✦Wolf’s Fall: An Alpha Pack Novel by J.D. Tyler #PNR (Donna 4 Stars) ➢ Kindle $7.99 http://geni.us/2bDd | Amazon PBK $7.19 http://geni.us/wVx | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1rHWTho | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1FGQvaY
✦Only for You (One Night of Passion Novels) by Beth Kery #ER #CR ➢ Kindle $7.99 http://geni.us/2pWr | Amazon PBK $12 http://geni.us/2KI3 | B&N (PBK $12/ Nook $9.99) http://bit.ly/1A4Vgdb | Kobo $9.99 http://bit.ly/1B3firG
✦The Good Chase (A Highland Games Novel) by Hanna Martine Kindle $5.99 http://geni.us/1ESE | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://geni.us/2aRg | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1v7SR1j | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1v7TgRt
✦No Denying You by Sydney Landon #CR ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://geni.us/4sK | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://geni.us/1Q8C | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1w7scTS | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1FIvY7M
✦Owning Violet: A Novel (The Fowler Sisters Book 1) by Monica Murphy #ER #CR ➢ Kindle $4.27 http://geni.us/rmi | Amazon PBK $11.86 http://geni.us/1wbC | B&N (PBK $11.86/ Nook $4.99) http://bit.ly/1FGRVCf | Kobo $4.99 http://bit.ly/1w7tIW0
✦Full Blaze (Firehawks) by M. L. Buchman #RS #CR ➢ Kindle $6.15 http://geni.us/JLH | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://geni.us/3aHg | B&N (PBK $7.99/ Nook $7.49) http://bit.ly/1tsaK6t | Kobo $7.19 http://bit.ly/1pD370P
✦The Highland Dragon’s Lady by Isabel Cooper #PNR ➢ Kindle $6.15 http://geni.us/1YvS | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://geni.us/13V2 | B&N (PBK $7.99/ Nook $7.49) http://bit.ly/1A50rtw
✦In Bed With a Spy by Alyssa Alexander #HR ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://geni.us/13Tz | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://geni.us/2NaT | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1y0lSZU | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1y9Sgyu
✦Schooled: The Mastered Series by Lorelei James #ER #CR (Dawn 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $2.99 http://geni.us/sUP | B&N $2.99 http://bit.ly/1y0l3QY | Kobo $2.99 http://bit.ly/1y5n1Dh
✦Mai Tai’d Up (The Cocktail Series Book 4) by Alice Clayton #CR ➢ Kindle $7.59 http://geni.us/1ifT | Amazon PBK $11.41 http://geni.us/2ZhX | B&N (PBK $11.41/ Nook $7.59) http://bit.ly/1rI6m8s | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1y0o1oA
✦Too Far Gone (A Hanover Brothers Novel Book 4) by HelenKay Dimon #CR ➢ Kindle $4.27 http://geni.us/49K7 | B&N $4.99 http://bit.ly/1B3jpEa | Kobo $4.99 http://bit.ly/1vykiBi
✦Merry Christmas, Baby: A Lucky Harbor short story by Jill Shalvis #CR ➢ $1.99 Kindle http://geni.us/32N0 | B&N http://bit.ly/1y9Tfi1 | Kobo http://bit.ly/1tsftVL
✦Jason (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) by Laurell K. Hamilton #UF ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://geni.us/3WBL | Amazon PBK $6.47 http://geni.us/26up | B&N (PBK $6.56/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/1ya37Za | Kobo http://bit.ly/12ipvBy

✿Link to Previous Weekly Release Lists: http://bit.ly/1jz5V8S

✿FREEBIES, DEALS & SALES: Ebooks, Books, Ereaders & Tablets: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1Mn

✦GENRE ABBREVIATIONS✦
#CR – Contemporary Romance
#PNR – Paranormal Romance
#RS – Romantic Suspense
#NA – New Adult Romance
#ER – Erotica Romance
#YA – Young Adult Romance
#UF – Urban Fantasy Romance
#FR – Fantasy Romance
#HR – Historical Romance
#SFR – Science Fiction Romance

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✿UPCOMING RELEASES/ PRE-ORDERS✿

✦Burned: Fever Series Book 7 by Karen Marie Moning (January 20, 2015)
Kindle $11.99 http://geni.us/2hza
Amazon HBK $17.08 http://geni.us/1HA9
B&N (HBK $17.45/ Nook $13.99) http://bit.ly/1zHkP6R

✦The 27 Club by Kim Karr (Coming March 3, 2015)
Pre-Order:
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B&N: http://bit.ly/1xEtgLx
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1rB4587
GOODREADS ➜ http://bit.ly/1sN6enW

✦Dragonbane (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (August 4, 2015)
►Reading in Pajamas Blog Post: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1EP
http://officialsanctuary.com/dark-hunters/dragonbane/
✦Pre-Order ➢ Amazon http://geni.us/35Ae | B&N http://bit.ly/1vsq48A | Kobo http://bit.ly/1r4xIOR | iBooks http://smarturl.it/osgciip

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Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: FULL THROTTLE (Black Knights Inc.) By Julie Ann Walker

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FULL THROTTLE (Black Knights Inc.) By Julie Ann Walker
Publication Date: December 2, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/Donna
Rated: 5 Stars

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Abby Thompson didn’t sign up to be the daughter of the President of the United States. The position was forced on her by the small matter of her birth. Preferring a quiet life of study, she’s content to leave the politics and the international intrigue to her father. Unfortunately, the most powerful man on the planet is sure to make enemies. When a group of armed thugs takes her hostage half a world away, demanding the U.S. government release prisoners in exchange for her safe return, she fears her father’s policy of “not negotiating with terrorists” means she’ll never see the shores of the Potomac again. Luckily, there’s one glimmer of hope. His name is Carlos Soto. And though she abruptly ended things with him years ago, she knows now he’s the only man who can save her…

Carlos “Steady” Soto has taken part in his fair share of dangerous missions working at the covert government defense firm of Black Knights Inc. But nothing prepared him for the emotional rollercoaster he faces when he’s tasked with rescuing the only woman he ever loved-who also broke his heart. Racing against time and outmaneuvering a group of trained terrorists will take everything he’s got. Plus there’s the heat simmering between them which is threatening to ignite into an inferno. While ruthless enemies stalk them, they must learn to trust each other again. Even if they do make it out alive, will Abby turn her back on him… for the second time?

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Another great installment in the Black Knights Inc. story! Carlos is, well perfect and embodies all my points for a hot special ops member with a heart. Abby was so likeable and funny that it was a match made in heaven. I also need to mention that the fast paced heart stopping story started immediately and didn’t let up. This book was filled with humor, action, hotties, heroes and steamy romance. It hit all my checkboxes and then some.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Amazon: http://amzn.to/1HLTEKn
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1vO67sN
Kobo: http://bit.ly/11CuRYo
iTunes: http://bit.ly/Z7gY3o

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Exclusive Excerpt

Sniff…wuffle…baraaaaaag!

The elephant was getting frustrated at their continued ability to evade its searching trunk, and Abby could only pray the advice she’d read in those articles was correct. It was bad enough to think of dying at the hands of militants, but getting snuffed out by a pissed–off pachyderm?

PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER DONE IN BY DUMBO…

Yep, she could see the headlines now. Definitely not the most respectable way to go and—-

Baraaaaaag! She jumped as another head–splitting trumpet blasted through the humid jungle air. Carlos tightened his arms around her, and she couldn’t help but think of what would have happened had the elephant not timed its arrival so precisely.

I mean, what the frickin’ sticks was I thinking? Oh, yes. She hadn’t been thinking. That was the whole problem. She’d simply been playing the part of Slutty McSlutNuggets, attempting to bang the one guy on the face of the planet she had no business banging.

Of course, in her own defense, it was a hard to say no to him when she’d been fantasizing about saying yes for most of her adult life. And then, as if that weren’t enough, there was the shock value of the thing. As in, Carlos Soto kissing her, caressing her, telling her to ride him and—-

She still had trouble believing it. Trouble believing he’d actually, factually wanted her. And, alrighty then, so maybe instead of seeing her as nothing more than that pesky undergrad who followed him and Rosa around like a lost puppy, she had, in fact, grown up in his eyes.

Still, you’re an idiot to have let things go so far, she admonished herself, even as she reveled in the feel of being held so tightly against his wide chest that she could hear his heartbeat thudding steadily beneath her ear. She wondered how it was he could remain so calm when they were ten seconds away from being skewered on a set of pointy ivory tusks. But then he moved his leg, just a little, and every thought in her head came to tire–squealing stop.

He was…hard.

***

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Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning romantic suspense. She has won the Book Buyers Best Award, been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award. Her latest release was named a Top Ten Romance of 2014 by Booklist. Her books have been described as “alpha, edgy, and downright hot.” Most days you can find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission.

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Social Networking Links:
Website: http://julieannwalker.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/JAWalkerAuthor
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/jawalkerauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JAWalkerAuthor

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FREEBIES, DEALS & SALES: Ebooks, Books, Ereaders & Tablets

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I’ve been checking out deals and posting since yesterday so I decided to make a blog post I can update as I see new deals. So check out what I’ve posted so far, grab the freebies and then check back through Cyber Monday for more deals.

If you’re not an Amazon Prime Member I would suggest signing up for the Free 30 Day trial. That way you can grab any deals you see and get the free 2 Day Shipping with no minimum order. Great for holiday shopping. Another way to save money is to split the cost with a family member. Immediate family can share a membership. For example my mom and I split the cost of a membership each year. One of us purchases the membership and then adds the other to the account. I think it’s up to 4 family members that can share a membership. We have separate Amazon accounts still so privacy is protected.

Here’s the link to Free 30 Day Amazon Prime Trial:
Join Amazon Prime – Star Trek Into Darkness Available on Amazon Prime Instant Video
Just remember to set a reminder to cancel before the trial ends if you don’t plan on keeping it. /Cori

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REVIEW: Light My Fire (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken

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Light My Fire (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken
Publication Date: November 25, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 5 Stars

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The trouble with humans is that they’re far too sensitive. Forget you put a woman in the local jail for a few months–and she takes it so personally! And yet she is the one trying to assassinate the queen. And now I’m trapped with Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight…gods! That endless name!

But what am I to do? I am Celyn the Charming with direct orders from my queen to protect this unforgiving female.

Even more shocking, this unforgiving female is completely unimpressed by me. How is that even possible? But I know what I want and, for the moment, I want her. And I’m sure that she, like all females, will learn to adore me. How could she not when I am just so damn charming?

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Yes, I have a weakness for these loud obnoxious ego-driven dragons. Their chaotic family bantering leaves me in stitches every time. This book was no exception and I was so glad to be back in their world once again. Their quick wit never falters no matter what is going on around them, thankfully Elina and her sister fit right in. Hot, sexy, exciting and laugh-out-loud humor makes for a very enjoyable time. I only hate that it ended.

*Review copy provided by Kensington in exchange for an honest review.

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Kindle $6.84 http://amzn.to/1EXIfql | Amazon PBK $$7.99 http://amzn.to/1IOArsJ | B&N (PBK $7.99/ Nook $5.84) http://bit.ly/1y7OdB2 | Kobo $6.89 http://bit.ly/1y5cGGj

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http://gaaiken.com/excerpts/light-my-fire-excerpt/

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DRAGON KIN SERIES BY G.A. AIKEN ~ READING ORDER
✦#1: Dragon Actually ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1iumaRv | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/1adXWWB | B&N http://bit.ly/1adYmfE | Kobo http://bit.ly/1bCXFPx | iTunes http://bit.ly/HfiqY7
✦ “Chains & Flames” from Dragon Actually
✦#2: About a Dragon ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17sVKQJ | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/HssgXA | B&N http://bit.ly/1cqUFdY | iTunes http://bit.ly/1cqPKtK
✦ “Can’t Get Enough” from Everlasting Bad Boys ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/16m85mG | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/19SHZrV | iTunes http://bit.ly/17xo2rb
✦#3: What a Dragon Should Know ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18CVng6 | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/17sW9Tg | iTunes http://bit.ly/16MJBjv
✦#4: Last Dragon Standing ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1cqQM8Y | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/18CVMzg | iTunes http://bit.ly/1gcCMAd
✦ “Dragon On Top” from Supernatural ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17xp5Hz | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/17xp5Hz | iTunes http://bit.ly/19SHcaE
✦#5: The Dragon Who Loved Me ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1adZY8X | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/18CUHrd | iTunes http://bit.ly/1f454Kn
✦#6: How to Drive a Dragon Crazy ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17sVuRM | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/1iuq6Bx | iTunes http://bit.ly/19b84TK
✦ A Tale of Two Dragons ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dcPfm4 | Nook http://bit.ly/1aNnYRi | Kobo http://bit.ly/1cl96jV | iTunes http://bit.ly/18CSmMT
✦#7: Light My Fire (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken ➢ Kindle $6.84 http://amzn.to/1EXIfql | Amazon PBK $$7.99 http://amzn.to/1IOArsJ | B&N (PBK $7.99/ Nook $5.84) http://bit.ly/1y7OdB2 | Kobo $6.89 http://bit.ly/1y5cGGj

http://gaaiken.com/reading-order/

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West Coast and spends most of her time writing and making sure her rescued Pittie doesn’t love everyone into a coma. When she’s not writing about sexy dragons, she’s writing about sexy wolf, lion, tiger, and other fang-filled predators under the name Shelly Laurenston. Find out more about this New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors books at http://www.shellylaurenston.com.

✦G.A. Aiken also writes as Shelly Laurenston and you can find a list of her books here: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-MN

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Review: VAMPIRE IN PARADISE (Deadly Angels) by Sandra Hill

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VAMPIRE IN PARADISE (Deadly Angels) by Sandra Hill

Publication Date: November 25, 2014

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis
imageIt’s been centuries since the Norseman Sigurd Sigurdsson was turned into a Vangel—a Viking Vampire Angel—as punishment for his sin of envy, but he’s still getting the hang of having fangs that get in the way when seducing women. Slaying demon vampires known as Lucipires and using his healing gifts as a cancer research doctor, Sigurd is sent to Florida’s Grand Keys Island as a resident physician . . . where he encounters a sinfully beautiful woman.

The only hope Marisa Lopez has of curing her five-year-old daughter is a pricey experimental procedure. When she meets the good-looking doctor, Marisa is speechless. Then Sigurd tells her he believes he can help her daughter. Could this too-hot-to-resist Viking doctor be an angel of some sort sent to bring a miracle for her daughter? Or is he just a vampire bent on breaking Marisa’s heart?

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Donna 5 Stars
Ms. Hill once again brings a fun hot Vangel story that I had to finish in one sitting. How can I not like a Viking Vampire Angel? An almost wacky twist on a vampire story that once again pulled me into their world from page one. I was curious how Sig’s story would go since his deadly sin is envy but I needn’t have worried. Marissa is a strong woman desperate to help her child by any means and it takes Sigurd’s stubbornness to counter that determination. A perfect match made in heaven. This story had all the elements I’ve come to love in her books. Danger, slimy bad guys, laughter and hot romance. Sig and Marisa’s story also made me tear up a few times, which is a testament as to how far I was pulled into the story and how much I liked them. The only bad part of this book is having to wait until the next one.

*Review copy provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

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Buy Links

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✦Deadly Angels Series by Sandra Hill✦
1. Kiss of Pride http://amzn.to/1fCED3q
2. Kiss of Surrender http://amzn.to/1fCExc2
3. Kiss of Temptation http://amzn.to/1NQGsFG
4. Kiss of Wrath http://amzn.to/1LwRcvw
Novella: Christmas in Transylvania http://amzn.to/1LwR534
5. Vampire in Paradise http://amzn.to/1fCE7SN
6. Even Vampires Get the Blues http://amzn.to/1EOIX67

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About the Author
imageMy life and my books are a celebration of new beginnings.

Although I am a livelong writer–I’m the oddball who liked writing essays in school–it wasn’t until the early 1990s that my writing interest turned to novels. It was a new beginning for me…a totally different career path from the journalism I had been practicing. More than twenty novels later, I am still in love with writing…and with new beginnings.

No wonder all of my books deals with new beginnings in some way or another. In fact, my first novel, The Reluctant Viking, first published in 1994, was about a woman on the brink of divorce looking for a chance to start all over. A new beginning for poor Ruby Jordan. Fast forward more than ten years and you will find there is a theme of new beginnings in all my books. Doesn’t matter if it’s divorce, death, despair, time travel, loneliness, boredom or plain old dissatisfaction, readers want to know that there is a chance for…yep, new beginnings.

One of the greatest gifts we have in this world is to find work we love, which is appreciated by others. I have been especially blessed in that regard.

AUTHOR LINKS:
Website: https://www.sandrahill.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SandraHillAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SandraHillAuth

WEEKLY ROMANCE RELEASE LIST 11/23-11/29

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✦ROMANCE✦PARANORMAL ROMANCE✦EROTICA✦NEW ADULT✦ROMANTIC SUSPENSE✦

*This list will be pinned to the top of our FB page and updates will be made throughout the week. Buy links for Amazon Global, B&N, Kobo, and Paperbacks. Genre codes included with titles. Key to codes listed at the bottom of the list.

✿SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014
✦Hitched (The Red Shoe Memoirs Book 1) by Karpov Kinrade #CR ➢ Kindle $2.99 http://geni.us/3GBY | Amazon PBK $8.09 http://geni.us/1osM | B&N (PBK $9.99/ Nook $2.99) http://bit.ly/1zQiDqR | Kobo $2.99 http://bit.ly/11pHmWZ

✿MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
✦Maybe Not: A Novella by Colleen Hoover #CR #NA ➢ $2.99 Kindle http://geni.us/2XKX | B&N http://bit.ly/11OHgrS | Kobo http://bit.ly/1AH0Cym
✦Seducing the Girl Next Door: A novella (Entangled Indulgence) (Bencher Family) by Inara Scott #CR ➢ $0.99 Kindle http://geni.us/292E | B&N http://bit.ly/1v3ahuv | Kobo http://bit.ly/1riAHER
✦The Movie Star’s Red Hot Holiday Fling: A novella (Entangled Indulgence) (Sweetbriar Springs) by Christine Glover #CR ➢ $0.99 Kindle http://geni.us/2QdA | B&N http://bit.ly/1vFaVlf | Kobo http://bit.ly/1C55UoU

✿TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
✦The Darkest Touch (Lords of the Underworld #11) by Gena Showalter #PNR (Cori 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $6.59 http://geni.us/1OAm | Amazon PBK $6.79 http://geni.us/3M2M | B&N (PBK $7.99/ Nook $7.49) http://bit.ly/1q8Oa0u | iBooks $7.99 http://geni.us/3SDO | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1p1yiCH
✦Light My Fire (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken #PNR (Donna 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $5.84 http://geni.us/3nsN | Amazon PBK $6 http://geni.us/44dP | B&N (PBK $7.99/ Nook $5.84) http://bit.ly/1y7OdB2 | Kobo $6.89 http://bit.ly/1y5cGGj
✦Hard to Come By: A Hard Ink Novel by Laura Kaye #CR #RS (Donna/ Cori 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $4.99 http://georiot.co/2Xga | Amazon Paperback $5.38 http://georiot.co/3rHG | B&N (Paperback $5.99/ Nook $4.99) http://bit.ly/SfqFcW | Kobo $4.99 http://bit.ly/1tpQD85
✦Black Widow (Elemental Assassin) by Jennifer Estep #PNR #FR ➢ Kindle $7.59 http://geni.us/3jrG | Amazon PBK $6 http://geni.us/roO | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1xMcBbH | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1xMd2md
✦Vampire in Paradise: A Deadly Angels Book by Sandra Hill #PNR (Donna 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $7.99 http://geni.us/157a | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://geni.us/1SOr | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1yMj44w | Kobo http://bit.ly/1y7TRD6
✦Night Shift by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin and Milla Vane #PNR ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://geni.us/1tSd | Amazon PBK $5.78 http://geni.us/23Dh | B&N (PBK $7.99/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/1riSvzM | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/11Qnygl
✦Unchained (Men in Chains) by Caris Roane #PNR ➢ Kindle $7.59 http://geni.us/14uN | Amazon PBK $7.99 http://geni.us/3uFv | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1tpUNgd | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1yMtd1h
✦Broken Open by Lauren Dane #CR #ER ➢ Kindle $7.19 http://geni.us/2qR2 | Amazon PBK $6.79 http://geni.us/2mEr | B&N (PBK $7.99/ Nook $7.19) http://bit.ly/1teNMQ5 | Kobo $7.19 http://bit.ly/1AHurig
✦’Til Death by Bella Jewel #CR #NA ➢ $0.99 Kindle http://geni.us/2AjT | B&N http://bit.ly/1FjPCF4 | Kobo http://bit.ly/11qG0vi

✿Link to Previous Weekly Release Lists: http://bit.ly/1jz5V8S

✦GENRE ABBREVIATIONS✦
#CR – Contemporary Romance
#PNR – Paranormal Romance
#RS – Romantic Suspense
#NA – New Adult Romance
#ER – Erotica Romance
#YA – Young Adult Romance
#UF – Urban Fantasy Romance
#FR – Fantasy Romance
#HR – Historical Romance
#SFR – Science Fiction Romance

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✿UPCOMING RELEASES/ PRE-ORDERS✿

✦Burned: Fever Series Book 7 by Karen Marie Moning (January 20, 2015)
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Amazon HBK $17.08 http://geni.us/1HA9
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✦The 27 Club by Kim Karr (Coming March 3, 2015)
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✦Dragonbane (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (August 4, 2015)
►Reading in Pajamas Blog Post: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1EP
http://officialsanctuary.com/dark-hunters/dragonbane/
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COVER REVEAL: Lies Unspoken (Flawed Love Series #1) By Lisa DeJong

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COVER REVEAL: Lies Unspoken (Flawed Love Series #1)
By Lisa DeJong

RELEASE DATE: December 14th, 2014

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Designer/Photographer: Mae I Design & Photography
Pre-order on Amazon 
Goodreads

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I tried hard not to fall for the bad guy.
My new roommate, Blake, is a jerk—an unemployed artist with a chip on his shoulder. I can’t stand him unless his hands are on me. He makes me desperate for him, and everything he makes me feel.
And then there’s my new boss, Pierce–successful, charming, and extremely good-looking. He goes after what he wants, but what does he see in me?
I try to stay away, but I end up in the arms of exactly who I was hiding from. And when I find out what’s being hidden from me, my heart twists in ways it never should.
I thought I knew him.
I didn’t.
The way he kissed me.
The way his hands traveled every inch of my skin.
I thought it meant something, but as it turns out, it was all lies unspoken.

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Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn’t change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Release Blitz: UNTIED ANTHOLOGY

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UNTIED ANTHOLOGY IS LIVE!
**100% of the proceeds go to the
The Breast Cancer Society**
**Available for a LIMITED TIME – ONLY $0.99**

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What do you want?

Do you want sex?

Do you want love, happiness?

Or maybe you want a little suspense?

Could it be you don’t know what you want?

Could you be in just the right frame of mind to get mind-fucked until you’re looking at your kindle with tears in your eyes asking … What the hell just happened?

Maybe you’re ready to have it all?

Good. Because you’ve come to the right place.

These six best-selling authors have bound together the hottest romance novels of 2014.

Get ready to get Untied.

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Books Included are:

BANG by E.K. Blair, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

THE DEVIL’S CONTRACT by Claire Contreras, Bestselling Author

TAKE ME FOR GRANTED by K.A. Linde, USA Today Bestselling Author

BELOVED by Corinne Michaels, Bestselling Author
Features an EXCLUSIVE Bonus Chapter only available in this Anthology

KICK by C.D. Reiss, USA Today Bestselling Author

PHENOMENAL X by Michelle A. Valentine, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Also featuring bonus chapters from Corinne Michaels and Claire Contreras

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(1) Signed Paperback of Beloved by Corinne Michaels
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(1) Signed Paperback of Phenomenal X by Michelle A. Valentine

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Blog Tour, Spotlight & Excerpt: MAN LAW by Adrienne Giordano

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Man Law (Private Protectors, #2) by Adrienne Giordano
Release Date: ​​July 4, 2011
Genre:​​​Romantic Suspense
Sale Price &Dates:​$0.99 from November 20, 2014 – November 26, 2014

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Amazon: http://amzn.to/1zG91Pb
B&N: http://bit.ly/1xsYZBK
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1vsBjin

Book Trailer:​​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJf-fhWG-Rk&feature=youtu.be

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Security Consultant Vic Andrews lives by his Man Laws:

Never mess with your best friend’s sister
Never get caught
Never get attached

But he can’t deny his irresistible attraction to Gina Delgado, a young widow with three kids and plenty of strings attached. Even so, having a physical relationship doesn’t mean they’re “in a relationship.”
Gina lost her husband to tragedy; she is not getting emotionally involved with another man in a dangerous profession. Sleeping with Vic is just stress relief.

Until one of Vic’s assignments goes wrong and the target selects Gina and her kids for revenge. There’s nothing Vic won’t do to protect Gina and the children–the family he realizes, too late, he wants. He’ll accomplish his mission but will he have lost his only chance at true love?

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Chapter One

Man Law: Never mess with your best friend’s sister.

“Ah, shit.” Vic Andrews, butthead supreme, listened to the churn of the ocean’s waves. Or was it his life skittering off its axis?
Gina laughed that belly laugh of hers and he couldn’t help smiling. He extracted himself from her lush little body and rolled off. The St. Barth sand stuck to his back. Yep, they’d worked up a sweat. Salty sea air invaded his nostrils and he inhaled, letting the moisture flood his system.
Jesus Hotel Christ.
What had he been thinking? He’d been heading back to his room after closing down the resort’s bar and there she was, the girl—er, woman—of his dreams, crying on the beach. No condition for her to be in after witnessing her brother’s marriage to the love of his life.
Vic didn’t mention the fact it was 3:00 a.m. and she was alone on a secluded beach where any drunken asshole, like him, could have at her. Although technically he wasn’t drunk. Buzzed maybe. Big difference. Besides, they’d been at a wedding. Buzzed was allowed.
Gina moved and he finally turned toward her. “I’m—”
“No, absolutely not,” she said. She swiped at her curly mane of dark hair. Her face gave away nothing, but that meant squat. Gina knew how to hide bad moods.
The whoosh of the ocean lapping against the shore distracted him and he stared into the blackness.
“What did I say?” he asked.
“You were going to apologize. I don’t want to hear it.”
Apologize? Him? “I’m not sorry.” He touched her arm. “Are you?”
Please don’t say you’re sorry. Please.
That would be all he needed. He’d just freakin’ obliterated the sister rule Mike had invoked nearly a million—maybe two million—times. The sister rule was Man Law, and Man Laws were about the only rules Vic followed.
He only wanted to check on her, and before he knew it, voila, the clothes were off, the condom was on and they were humping like bunnies right there on the beach. At least no one saw them. All the well-meaning people were asleep.
Gina brushed sand from her legs and stood to straighten the sliplike dress he’d shoved up over her hips. The silky fabric glided over her curves, and the activity in Vic’s lower region made him groan. A thirty-five year-old mother of three, and she was killing him. He should be ashamed.
Screw that.
She was right there. Right there. And, because he’d probably never get the opportunity again, he should grab her and—
“I’m not sorry,” Gina said. “Not about the sex. I’m sorry about other things, but this, I loved.”
Vic retrieved his pants and stood. Gina and her honesty. Good or bad, she just put it out there and didn’t worry about the repercussions. He guessed it came from losing her husband at the age of thirty-one. She had nothing to lose.
“I need to go,” she said, watching him with her big brown eyes as the moonlight drenched her face. He put his shirt on. Did she have to look at him that way? Particularly when he wanted a replay.
“Aren’t the kids bunking with your folks?”
“They are, but you know how Matthew is. He might search for me.”
Fifteen-year-old Matt, her eldest son, took his job as man of the family seriously.
“Right. Okay.” Vic motioned toward the resort. “I’ll walk you.”
Gina held up a hand. “I’ll be fine.”
Nuh-uh. No way. “I am going to walk you. It’s late and you shouldn’t go by yourself.”
Hell, she shouldn’t have been out here alone in the first place, but he knew she’d tear him a few new ones if he said it.
She stood there, peering up at him and—God—she was fantastic. She had a classic oval face with high cheekbones and a nose he knew she hated. For over two years now he’d imagined running his finger over the little bump in it, but never dared. Every inch of her seemed perfectly imperfect.
Blown sister rule.
Gina shoved her fingers through her curls. “We screwed up. I can’t believe it. We’ve been so good.”
“We didn’t screw up. We had a simultaneous brain fart. Again.”
She laughed and shook her head.
“Anyway, walk me to the edge of the beach. You can see my room from there and can watch me go up.”
“Gina, what’s the big deal? Nobody will know we just—” he waved his hand, “—you know.”
“It’ll be better if you don’t walk me. With his mental radar, Michael is probably waiting by the door. On his damned wedding night. I swear he’s a freak. He should stay out of it.”
Oh, boy. She was getting fired up. Maintenance mode. His friend needed protection. They were both ex-special ops, but they didn’t stand a chance against all five foot three of Gina.
“Mike loves you. He’s trying to protect you.”
“From you? You’re his best friend.”
Vic ran his hands over her shoulders. “Yeah, but I’m not right for you.”
“The circumstances aren’t right. That’s true, but he doesn’t have to keep reminding me.”
“He does it to me too.”
They strolled to the edge of the beach, and he squeezed her hand. Don’t go. Just stay for a while. All he wanted was more time with her. Not a lot to ask.
On tiptoes, she brushed a kiss over his lips. A little hum escaped his throat. What the hell was that?
“I had a great time,” she said. “You were just what I needed.”
“I think a ‘but’ is coming.”
“We can’t do this again.”
Yep. Not good. “I know.”
She pulled her hand from his and hauled ass toward her room. Away from him.
He waited while she went up the stairs and she stopped in front of the window of the room next to hers. A minute later the door opened and Matt came out. He turned and, apparently using his Spidey sense, looked straight at Vic.
And we’re busted.
Chapter Two

Man Law: Never get caught.

Six Weeks Later

“You got me,” Vic said when Lynx picked up the phone.
Whose number had he just called? Knowing Lynx, he probably talked some unsuspecting blonde into letting him use her phone. His old army buddy now worked for the State Department and was completely paranoid about their calls being traced. When Lynx wanted to speak with Vic regarding sensitive matters, he sent a fax—a fax for God’s sake—from the FedEx store down the street from his D.C. office. Vic would call him back from a secure line—in this case a prepaid cell phone.
“You’re in a jackpot.”
Vic sat straighter in his desk chair. “Translate.” Lynx had a flair for drama, and being in a jackpot could mean a whole lot of bullshit things.
“The job you did for us last month.”
A car horn honked from Lynx’s end. He must be outdoors. “The Israel thing?”
“Yeah. The brother is pissed at you.”
“There’s a shocker. The sheikh should be pissed at someone.”
Namely Vic, who’d been hired by a secret U.S. government agency to take out the sheikh’s little brother, an Osama wannabe. Mike, the CEO of Taylor Security, liked to call them off-the-books jobs.
“No,” Lynx said. “He’s pissed at you. Your cover is blown.”
Vic’s shoulders went rock hard. He’d need a sledgehammer to get them loose again.
“What the fuck, Lynx?”
“Hey, I’m just giving you rumor mill here, but it’s coming from a good source. My contact at the agency accidentally let me find out. The sheikh threw money at someone who threw money at someone, and now he’s got your name.”
He shot out of his chair, every muscle in his body seizing. “Son of a bitch. Who gave me up? There can’t be six people who knew about that op.”
“Please. With the kind of money this guy can toss around, anyone can be bought.”
Vic grabbed a pencil from the desk, snapped it in half. “Did I get set up?”
“No. Someone got greedy.”
“My ass is in the wind?”
“Yeah. Watch your six. Gotta go.”
Vic punched the button to end the call. He’d wipe the phone clean and destroy it later. No harm in being careful. He stared out his corner office window. Just a businessman enjoying the June sun while the Chicago lunch-hour crowd swarmed the lakefront path. People everywhere.
Deep breath. Work the problem. When he’d taken the Israel job, the agency told him it was a solo mission. He’d sneak into the country as a tourist using a fake passport, and if he got into trouble, no one would pull him out.
He didn’t get into trouble.
He’d completed his mission.
For his country.
And now his cover was blown. Sure sounded like a setup.
The hammering in his ears started, and he stacked his hands on top of his head. This could be crap. Lynx said it was a rumor.
Vic hustled down the hall to Mike’s office and found him at his desk. Early in Vic’s army career, he and Mike were Rangers together and they had a history of saving each other’s asses.
“I got a problem,” Vic said as he stormed into the office and shut the door behind him. He took three deep breaths. Focus.
Mike snapped his head from his computer and stared. His dark eyes had an intensity that drove the ladies wild, but these days he was a one-woman man.
“You heard me right. I got a problem.”
Vic had maybe uttered those words three times in the fifteen years he’d known Mike. Each time, someone had been injured or dead. Mike leaned back in his swanky leather chair. Felix Unger’s contemporary twin could have decorated this place. Everything in chrome, with sharp angles and fancy art. One lone stack of paper sat neatly bundled to the left. Mike didn’t go for mess.
“What’s up?”
“Remember the job I did last month? Lynx just called. My cover is blown. The sheikh spent big bucks to find out who I was.”
Mike squinted. “Those fuckers gave you up?”
“One of them, yeah.”
“Do you know who?”
“Hell no. And it’s too damned bad, because I’d like to break his fucking knee caps.”
Pain shot through Vic’s jaw and he lightened up on the teeth grinding.
“Okay,” Mike said. “We can assume they’re gonna come after you.”
Vic stalked the office. Crap. Sweat beaded down the sides of his face and he swiped at it. He was losing it. Fear was not something he allowed himself, but this rattled him. When was the last time that happened? How about never? The last few months had been this way, though. Something gnawed at him, eating away his insides.
Five years with Delta Force ensured he could take care of this problem, but he didn’t want to do it in a city that had welcomed him when he left the military.
“We got a whole army of guys here ready to cowboy up,” Mike said. “We could even bring a few back from overseas.”
They had at least five hundred men in the Middle East protecting U.S. officials.
“Hell, I trained most of them and you want to put them on me? I can take care of myself.”
Fuckin’ A, bubba. Maybe Vic’s ego was getting in the way, but at thirty-six years old he’d had a whole career of spec ops training. Offering him protection came as an insult.
Mike shook his head. “Hey, asshole, did I say you couldn’t? All I’m saying is we put some muscle around you. Eyes in back of your head.”
Eyes in the back of his head. Mike had been his eyes for years now. Wasn’t he the one who’d given Vic a job when he needed one? Now they were partners. Mike handled high-end security, and Vic handled the civilian contractor assignments. The neutralizing-terrorists stuff.
“There’s no credible threat yet. I’m supposed to tie up man power for a maybe?”
Mike shrugged. “But you think it’s solid, or you wouldn’t have come in here.”
He had him there, and Vic scratched his head. The hammering in his ears went bye-bye, leaving behind the wilting end of the adrenaline rush.
“I brought a shit storm on us.”
Mike rolled his eyes. “Are we having a moment here or what? Don’t get ahead of yourself. Let’s see what happens. Meantime, put a team together and I’ll sign off.”
“We may not need them, but I’ll put something on paper.”
“Right. Let’s get someone to sweep your car and your apartment building. Just to be safe.”
Vic nodded. “Already on it.”
“Watch yourself,” Mike said.
This sucked. He should fight this alone, but knew if this guy came after him, he’d need a team. The gut shredding began. People, maybe his friends, were going to die.
And it would be his fault.

Gina had three checks for her brother to sign, one of which was for a company credit card maxed out by an overseas operative. Michael wouldn’t be happy.
A quick stop in the ladies’ room on the third floor allowed her to freshen up. She never knew when she’d run into Vic, but it always helped to be prepared. She fluffed her hair, checked her lipstick and gave herself a once-over in the full-length mirror. She wore the champagne pencil skirt and matching silk blouse her sister-in-law picked out. Not bad. Pretty darn good actually.
Roxann liked helping her choose age-appropriate clothes for the thirty-five-year-old she was, rather than the coed look she’d gotten used to. Gina liked her low-rise jeans and T-shirts, but maybe she was in a rut. A deep one. For four years now.
The romp on the beach with Vic made her realize she needed to make changes. To stop clinging to the person she’d been before Danny died. That person evaporated when a burning building collapsed on her husband and destroyed her world. Accepting the new normal hadn’t come easily, and she’d been fighting it by not altering the tangible things like wearing clothes Danny liked or hanging his uniform in the bedroom closet so she’d see it every day. Keeping things the same meant preserving some part of her cherished husband.
This included focusing on their children. On making them whole when half the parent base had disappeared. Putting their needs first and hers last. Wasn’t that what good mothers did? But somehow Gina the woman got lost, buried under the rubble of a burning building.
The time had come to dig out. Enter Roxann and her all-around good taste. Despite her penchant for classic clothes, Roxann could find things with a little funk to them. She made for a great sister-in-law, and Gina reminded Michael every day he’d better not blow it.
With a final flip of her hair, she left the ladies’ room and headed for Michael’s office. Vic stepped into the hallway, turned and smiled the slow wicked smile that always sent her heart into overdrive. Add the green eyes, the messy blond hair and the oh-so-sexy goatee, and a girl was done for.
“Hey, you,” he said. “What’s going on?”
Gina stopped a foot or two in front of him. Otherwise, she’d get whiplash trying to look up at all six foot five of him.
“I have checks for Michael to sign.”
He glanced toward Michael’s office, then back at her. Something was off. She searched his face, took in the rigid jaw, the crease between his brows and—bam—his eyes. Missing today was the twinkling mischief that promised a girl he’d put a smile on her face but wouldn’t relinquish his emotional armor while doing so.
“Are you okay?” she asked. “You seem distracted.”
He smiled the player smile this time. Like that would work on a woman raising three children. Puh-lease. Surely she’d lost her mind thinking he’d admit something to her. “Forget I said anything. If you need to talk, let me know.”
She stepped around him, but he reached for her and a zing shot through her arm. Damn. After that glorious night on the beach he couldn’t touch her without her body betraying her. Not that he’d touched her since then. On the contrary, he usually acted like she had a skin rash.
“I’m sorry,” he said. “You’re right. I am distracted. No big deal.”
“Fine. Just know my offer stands.” She held up the checks. “I need to get these to Michael.”
He pushed a curl from her cheek. What was with him today?
“Look at you.”
“What?”
Vic shrugged. “You look…different.”
Different? What the heck did that mean? “New outfit. Rox helped me with it.”
“Ah.”
Enough of this already. Because, really, she didn’t have time. She was getting nowhere with him when all she wanted was to get somewhere. And then he went and did it. He tilted his head and parted his lips just so slightly and a burst of heat exploded inside her. Suddenly, the hallway seemed tight. Closing in as his stare filled the space. At any second, it would occur to him that he should attempt to mask his feelings. The idiot hadn’t yet realized his ability to hide from her dissolved two years ago in her basement. That had been the first time she’d noticed the look and it still tortured her. Damn him for bringing it all back.
Her fingers twitched at the memory. Kneeling on top of the dryer battling the water that had shot from the pipe and doused her. And Vic staring at her in a way that made her miss having a man to curl up with.
“Holy shit,” he had said.
The words cut through the sound of gushing water and penetrated her focused struggle with the valve. “The handle is stuck.”
His gaze traveled along the ceiling, darting along the pipelines. Slow. Considering.
“Idiot,” she screamed, “the valve is here.”
He stepped around the large puddle forming on the cement floor and stormed to the back corner of the basement. “No kidding, but I’m not getting wet when I can cut the main supply.”
“The main supply?” What?
And suddenly, the river slowed to a trickle. She stared at the pipe, gave it a whack with the wrench. Bastard pipe.
For two years she’d been living as a single mom, dealing with appliances that failed, shoveling snow, getting the car serviced. Never mind raising three kids whose moods shifted like swings in the wind. She been doing it all, hadn’t she?
Without a man.
Until the flipping water valve got stuck. With Michael not around, she’d been forced to call Vic when all she wanted was to take a bat and smash that stupid valve to a million little bits. Just destroy that piece of crap. She pounded her fists on the washer because she didn’t need this evil, blasted, hateful valve making her feel like she needed a man.
Vic stood a few feet from her, hands on his hips. Did his lips quirk? She swore they did. No, sir.
She flicked the wrench at him. “Don’t you laugh. I’ll come down there and beat you to death. You will be bloody if you laugh at me.”
He remained silent. One of his better choices, because she was just mad enough to let him have it. She tossed the wrench down, pushed her saturated hair from her face. “I’m sorry I called you an idiot. That was mean.” She held her hands wide. “Look at me! I’m soaked.”
“Oh, I’m looking.”
The rumble in his tone drew her attention and she found him, head tilted, lips slightly parted, eyes focused on her…chest.
The one encased in a soaking-wet tank top.
A white one.
With a sheer lace bra underneath. Lovely. Her very own wet T-shirt contest. She gasped and spun away because…well…Vic. Never before had he done this, and heat poured into her cheeks.
Two years she’d been without a man’s hands on her. Two long years without passion. Without sex that left her loose limbed and quivering. And he had the nerve to look at her like he wanted nothing more than to put his hands on her.
Wait a second. Why not? She deserved attention. Didn’t she?
Besides, he had great hands. Big hands that let a girl know he’d take care of her.
And then she lost her mind.

Copyright © 2011 by Adrienne Giordano
Permission to reproduce text granted by Harlequin Books S.A.

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REVIEW: Cowboys for Christmas by Liz Talley, Kim Law, and Terri Osburn

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Cowboys for Christmas by Liz Talley, Kim Law, and Terri Osburn
Publication Date: November 18, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 3.5 Stars

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3 cowboys…2 weeks…1 wedding!

Three all-new stories by Kim Law, Terri Osburn, and Liz Talley

Claire, Georgia, and Mary Catherine couldn’t be more different, but they promised they would be there for one another no matter what. And when they all gather in Holly Hills, Texas, for Mary Catherine’s Christmas wedding, they’ll find they have one thing in common: hearts that are about to be branded—by unforgettable cowboys.

In “Love Me, Cowboy” by Terri Osburn, wallflower Claire would be more excited about the wedding if it didn’t mean running into Mary Catherine’s brother—the bull rider she once had a scorching one-night stand with…

Ivy League volleyball coach Georgia never wanted to see Holly Hills—or another cowboy—again. But a sexy veterinarian is making her rethink her vow to never marry a Texas man in “Kiss Me, Cowboy” by Liz Talley.

Claire and Georgia both think that Mary Catherine is getting hitched to the wrong man, despite how perfect he is. And in “Marry Me, Cowboy” by Kim Law, a local rancher with a wild reputation gives Mary Catherine a glimpse of what might have been—and what could still be…

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“Love Me, Cowboy” was a cute love story revolving around past love rekindling. I liked Tyler and Claire and enjoyed reading how they worked through their misconceptions of the past to find the adults they have become. Terri Osburn has a nice easy flow to her writing that brought the characters to life.

“Kiss Me, Cowboy” is also a fast paced story that entwines perfectly to Love Me, Cowboy. How Georgia could expect to resist Reed for even five minutes was a mystery I enjoyed reading. Overall a smoothly written little romance about coming home and taking chances.

“Marry Me, Cowboy” was the finale of the wedding story and I loved it. I liked that the “marrying the wrong guy” didn’t feel like the same old story. It was well written and tied up the anthology quite nicely. And as an overall comment to this book: I liked that it was one story told from three different perspectives with three happily-ever-afters. It also helped that the three author’s writing styles complimented each other.

*Review copy provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

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Terri Osburn is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Anchor Island series. She makes her home along the coast of Virginia with an eye-rolling teenager, three fat tabbies, and a hyper yorkiepoo.

Liz Talley is a former English teacher who lives in North Louisiana with her high school sweetheart, two rough and tumble boys, and a gaggle of pets.

RITA-nominated and Golden Heart winner Kim Law is a former computer programmer, now spending her days writing happily ever afters. A native of Kentucky, she lives with her husband and a passel of animals in Middle Tennessee.