TOP 30 FAVORITE 2016 Romance Books

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TOP 30 FAVORITE 2016 Romance Books

✦Born of Legend (The League: Nemesis Rising) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-5uy
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/1o8xFYY | Amazon HBK http://amzn.to/1o8xHQG | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/1ytVx7S | Reading Order Lists: http://wp.me/P3d0RZ-AF

✦Bounty (Colorado Mountain Series Book 7) by Kristen Ashley
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7vp
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/2hDmuIW | Amazon Series Link http://amzn.to/2hDelEp

✦MOONSHADOW (Moonshadow Book 1) by Thea Harrison
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7mB
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/2cZvGoH | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/2gtUZRj

✦Take Me Home Tonight (A Rock Star Romance Novel) by Erika Kelly
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4HY
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/1JFMAN3 | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1JFMGUW

✦The Player (The Game Maker Series, Book 3) by Kresley Cole
REVIEW 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4Lo
Genre: Erotica/ Contemporary Romance
Kindle: http://amzn.to/1OoF1fR | Amazon PBK: http://amzn.to/1XpeaXH

✦The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-759
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/1LIlgDi | Amazon HBK http://amzn.to/1OQ2L0C

✦The Beast: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4JB
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/1KX7Jsj | Amazon HBK http://amzn.to/1eZVP2k

✦Reaper’s Fire: Reapers Motorcycle Club by Joanna Wylde
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-67G
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kindle $5.99: http://amzn.to/1SAZswv | Amazon PBK $12.96: http://amzn.to/1OPlDcb

✦ALLEGIANCE OF HONOR (Psy/ Changelings) by Nalini Singh
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-5qA
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/1QUqtsG | Amazon HBK http://amzn.to/1QUqnRU

✦Off the Clock: A Pleasure Principle Novel by Roni Loren
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3wT
Genre: Erotica/ Contemporary Romance
Kindle: http://amzn.to/1OIRZdx | Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/1OIRU9E

✦BLOOD VOW (Black Dagger Legacy #2) by J.R. Ward
Review: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7kK
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Kindle: http://amzn.to/1RxpiwG | Amazon HBK: http://amzn.to/1Rxpjke

✦DRAGONMARK (The Dark-Hunters Series) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-77W
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/2fYkwit

✦MAVERICK (A Taggart Brothers Novel) by Lisa Bingham
Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-712
Genre: Western Contemporary Romance
Kindle: http://amzn.to/2bU1Sou | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/2f2z4MU

✦FALLING IN DEEPER (Wicked Lovers Series) by Shayla Black
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-5Ga
Genre: Erotica/ Contemporary Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/1QUrktk

✦MIDNIGHT REVENGE: A Killer Instinct Novel by Elle Kennedy
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3QS
Genre: Romantic Suspense/ Contemporary Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/1OIT05d

✦Hold Your Breath (Search and Rescue Series) by Katie Ruggle
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4Am
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Kindle http://amzn.to/1P4yEFa | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1PhB8Nx

✦Ride Hard: A Raven Riders Novel by Laura Kaye
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4Rm
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/1PhBWlF | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1mo9ZOq

✦DEVIL AND THE DEEP (Deep Six, Book 2) by Julie Ann Walker
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7uL
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Kindle http://amzn.to/2ikPe6e | Amazon Series Link http://amzn.to/2ikRUkq

✦ULTIMATE COURAGE (True Heroes #2) by Piper J. Drake
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-5TA
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Kindle http://amzn.to/2aFTeKJ

✦GOOD VAMPIRES GO TO HEAVEN: A Deadly Angels Novel by Sandra Hill
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7bw
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/2d2ptU9 | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/1fCEIUE

✦SWEET SOUTHERN BAD BOY (Harmony Homecomings) by Michele Summers
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7ln
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/2dCEBua

✦TO LOVE A WOLF (SWAT, #4) by Paige Tyler
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-5nh
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Kindle: http://amzn.to/1WAS4o9

✦WISHING FOR US (A Danvers Novel) by Sydney Landon
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-6Zk
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/2bU2cmY | Amazon Series Links: http://amzn.to/1NKggu0

✦DEADLY SILENCE (Blood Brothers) by Rebecca Zanetti
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-6DL
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2bKFZw4

✦Guardian’s Mate: A Shifters Unbound Novel by Jennifer Ashley
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-6mz
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/1QinRWB | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1QinX0x | Amazon Series Link http://amzn.to/1AoPYKz

✦Exposure by Kelly Moran
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3Ci
Genre: Romantic Suspense/ Contemporary Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/1OISa8G

✦FEARLESS (The Rescue Squad) by Kimberly Kincaid
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-5VM
Genre: Romantic Suspense/ Contemporary Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/1ZF2ZiK

✦FORGED IN SMOKE (A Red-Hot SEALS Novel) by Trish McCallan
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7vw
Genre: Romantic Suspense with Paranormal Elements
Kindle http://amzn.to/2in2Aij | Amazon Series Link http://amzn.to/2hDteqg

✦Storm of Ecstasy: The Guardians of the Realms Series by Setta Jay
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-5Ot
Genre: Erotica/ Paranormal Romance
Kindle http://amzn.to/29yi9y0 | Amazon Series Link http://amzn.to/29rbl5m

✦SHADOW RIDER (The Shadow Series, Book 1) by Christine Feehan
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-5yq
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Kindle http://amzn.to/1QUqzAy

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Review: BOUNTY (Colorado Mountain Series Book 7) by Kristen Ashley

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BOUNTY (Colorado Mountain Series Book 7) by Kristen Ashley

Publication Date: April 18, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

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imageJustice Lonesome has enjoyed a life of bounty.

Even so, she’s inherited the curse of the Lonesome. A poet’s soul. Which means she’s still searching for something. Searching for peace. Searching for the less…that’s more.

And when the foundation of her life is pulled out from under her, grieving, she goes to the mountains to find her oasis. She hits Carnal, Colorado and decides to stay.

Deke Hightower lost everything at the age of two. He lost it again at fifteen. His life has not been about bounty. It’s been about learning to live with less, because there’s no way to get more.

Deke’s also watched all his friends go down to the women who gave them what they needed. He wants that for himself. But he knows that search isn’t going to be easy because he’s a rider. His home is the road. That’s the only place he can breathe. And the woman who takes her place at his side has to do it sitting on the back of his bike.

When Deke meets Justice, he knows she’s not that woman. She’s cute. She’s sweet. And she’s into him, but she’s got it all and Deke knows he won’t fit into that. So he holds her at arm’s length. Establishes boundaries. And Justice will take it because she wants Deke any way he’ll let her have him.

But when Justice finds herself a pawn in a dangerous game, Deke makes a decision.

When he does, he has no idea he’s just opened himself up to bounty.

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Cori 5 Stars

I loved this book so much! BOUNTY is the seventh book in Kristen Ashley’s Colorado Mountain Series and can be read as a standalone but I recommend the entire series. BOUNTY is a beautiful love story that touched my heart, made me cry, made me laugh and made me smile. I fell in love with Deke and I really liked Justice. Kristen Ashley always delivers a great love story and she’s on my must buy immediately and then devour list. Her books skip to the top of my TBR pile as soon as they become available, I recommend them to everyone and I’m always loaning out paperbacks. Her books just make me happy and BOUNTY made me happy. I highly recommend this book and any other Kristen Ashley book for romance lovers.

*Review copy was purchased. 

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Buy Links

Kindle $3.99 | Amazon Series Link

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COLORADO MOUNTAIN SERIES BY KRISTEN ASHLEY
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  1. The Gamble
  2. Sweet Dreams
  3. Lady Luck
  4. Breathe
  5. JaggedReview 4.5 Stars
  6. KaleidoscopeReview 5 Stars
  7. Bounty

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  Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake. Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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Review: FORGED IN SMOKE (A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 3) by Trish McCallan

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FORGED IN SMOKE (A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 3) by Trish McCallan

Publication Date: July 19, 2016

Genre: Romantic Suspense with Paranormal Elements

Synopsis

img_5800Faith Ansell could never be mistaken for an action hero. The scientist is content in her lab, working with her team on life-changing discoveries. But when a mysterious organization captures her colleagues, she’s forced to flee for her life with SEAL Team 7.

Lieutenant Seth “Rawls” Rawlings, ST7’s corpsman, hasn’t been himself since a near-death experience in the Sierra Nevadas. He’s tense and distracted, and the team caught him arguing with himself—loudly. Despite his erratic behavior, Rawls is the only one Faith feels comfortable confiding her life-threatening secret in.

But Rawls has a secret of his own: his wasn’t the only spirit to return to the physical plane when he was resuscitated. At first, Rawls assumed the “ghost” he saw and heard meant he was having a complete mental breakdown. But the apparition soon becomes convincingly real, and what’s more, he may be the key to the conspiracy looming over them. Rawls had better act quickly because ST7’s race to save their reputations—and Faith’s life—is on.

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Donna 5 Stars

I was hesitant as I began to read this installment. The ghost aspect just isn’t my thing, but I am so glad I kept reading. I loved it. Rawl was the perfect one for this idea because his reactions were realistic as was relationship with Faith. For her part, I wish she had been a little more trusting because a few times she came across as condescending. But that did not take away from the story or the hot romance. All the ST7 members were together and in the thick of battle and intrigue that they do so well. I do enjoy how they interact with each other. And oh boy I love where the series is going with the Shadow Mountain addition. I hope the next installment comes soon because I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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

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Buy Links

Kindle | Amazon Paperback

Amazon Series Link

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✦Red-Hot SEALs Series by Trish McCallan✦ Amazon Series Link
✦Book 1: Forged in FireKindle
✦Book 2: Forged in AshKindleReview 4.5 Stars
✦Book 3: Forged in Smoke ➢ Kindle

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About the Author

Trish McCallan was born in Eugene, Oregon, and grew up in Washington State, where she began crafting stories at an early age. Her first books were illustrated in crayon, bound with red yarn, and sold for a nickel at her lemonade stand. Trish grew up to earn a bachelor’s degree in English literature with a concentration in creative writing from Western Washington University, taking jobs as a bookkeeper and human- resource specialist before finally quitting her day job to write full time.

Forged in Fire, the first book in her Red Hot SEALs series, came about after a marathon reading session, and a bottle of Nyquil that sparked a vivid dream. She lives today in eastern Washington. An avid animal lover, she currently shares her home with four golden retrievers, a black lab mix and two cats.

Website: http://trishmccallan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trish.mccallan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/@TrishMcCallan

Review: DEVIL AND THE DEEP (Deep Six) by Julie Ann Walker

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DEVIL AND THE DEEP (Deep Six, Book 2) by Julie Ann Walker

Publication Date: July 5, 2016

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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A COVERT MISSION
Maddy Powers’s life revolves around cocktail parties, political fundraisers, and charity events – but she can’t forget the daring former SEAL who appropriated her father’s yacht a few months ago … or the scorching kiss they shared before he disappeared into the deep blue sea.

SPARKS A FLAMING DESIRE
Bran Pallidino carries a dark secret behind his lady-killer eyes – one that keeps him from pursuing a serious relationship with Maddy. But when she’s taken hostage during a trip to the Dry Tortugas, the men of Deep Six Salvage drop their treasure hunt for a sunken galleon and embark on a dangerous mission to save Maddy.

WITH EARTH-SHATTERING REPERCUSSIONS
As they fight her merciless kidnappers, they discover this isn’t a simple hostage situation, but something far more sinister. Passion boils between Bran and Maddy, but what good is putting their hearts on the line if they don’t survive the dawn?

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imageAnother dashing tale of daring-do on the high seas. Seriously, it was so much fun to read the exploits of this group of x-SEAL hotties. Between the edge of my seat action and the hot romance, I couldn’t put it down. Maddy was made for Bran and it was fun watching her prove it to him amidst all the chaos. Overall it was fun and made me so anxious for the next one.

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

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Kindle | Amazon PBKB&N | iBooks

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imageJulie Ann Walker is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling Author of the Black Knights Inc. romantic suspense series. She is prone to spouting movie quotes and song lyrics. She’ll never say no to sharing a glass of wine or going for a long walk. She prefers impromptu travel over the scheduled kind, and she takes her coffee with milk. 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.

Social Networking Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: LICENSE TO SHIFT (Grizzlies Gone Wild) by Kathy Lyons

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LICENSE TO SHIFT (Grizzlies Gone Wild, Book 2) by Kathy Lyons

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

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Julie Simon returns to Saginaw, Michigan, to find her ailing father’s missing research on local shapeshifter lore. Unlucky for her, the only person who can help her is the darkly sexy Mark Robertson, the guy who spent an entire summer giving her the cold shoulder-and one white-hot night of pleasure…

Mark is a hair’s breadth away from going feral. Soon, his grizzly side will destroy everything that makes him a man. And after years of fighting, Mark is ready to give in to the beast. Then Julie-the gorgeous, curvy book nerd who awakened his most primal desires as a young man-shows up at his door. Now, he’s fighting an insatiable longing to claim her as his mate. But Julie isn’t the only one after her father’s research. Someone-or something-evil is tracking Julie’s every move…

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Donna 5 Stars

What a fun and fast paced story! I loved Julie’s inner thoughts as she found herself in a reality she didn’t believe, and it was fun to listen in on Mark’s human trying to control his grizzly. This is a shifter romance but it has little things that make it unique, and I appreciate that. The book had intense scenes mixed in well with humor and sexy romance. It checked off all my wants in a book and I can’t wait for the next one.

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

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Excerpt

Read an Excerpt: http://jadeleeauthor.com/project/license-to-shift/#excerpt

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Buy Links

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The Grizzlies Gone Wild Series

Book 1: The Bear Who Loved Me – http://amzn.to/2iheLNz
Book 2: License to Shift – http://amzn.to/2ihgnab
Book 3: For the Bear’s Eyes Only – http://amzn.to/2ihrtvU

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About the Author

Kathy Lyons is the wild, adventurous half of USA TODAY bestselling author Jade Lee. A lover of all things fantastical, Kathy spent much of her childhood in Narnia, Middle Earth, Amber, and Earthsea, just to name a few. There is nothing she adores more than turning an ordinary day into something magical, which is what happens all the time in her books. Winner of several industry awards including the Prism—Best of the Best, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice, and Fresh Fiction’s Steamiest Read, Kathy has published over 50 romance novels, and she’s just getting started.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

 

Review: KILL WITHOUT SHAME (Ares Security) by Alexandra Ivy

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KILL WITHOUT SHAME (Ares Security) by Alexandra Ivy

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publication Date: December 27, 2016

Synopsis

img_5764Five brave military heroes have survived the hell of a Taliban prison to return home—and take on civilian missions no one else can. They’re the men of ARES Security. Highly skilled, intimidating, invincible, and one by one, tested again and again…

Lucas St. Clair’s prestigious family had a political future neatly planned out for him—one that didn’t include his high school sweetheart, Mia Ramon. Under their pressure, Lucas gave her up. But since surviving captivity, he’s a changed man—and a crucial member of ARES Security. When he discovers a dead man clutching a picture of Mia that bears a threatening message, his fiercest protective instincts kick in, and he knows he must go to her.

Mia has never forgiven Lucas for breaking her heart, and she’s convinced her feelings for him are in the past. But it’s soon clear that isn’t true for either of them. Now, determined to solve the crime and keep Mia safe, with his ARES buddies backing him up, Lucas will have to reconstruct the murder victim’s last days—and follow a lethal trail that leads right back to the fate of the woman he still loves…

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Donna 5 Stars
I enjoyed this riveting who-done-it mystery/romance. Lucas and his security team have the type of camaraderie that I love and the fact that they’re all hot and sexy adds a lovely layer to their story. Mia is a self-confident woman who thankfully never went into the witchy zone. They made a great couple in this hot romance. The mystery and danger that surrounded her kept me guessing and turning the pages as fast as I could. I loved it and can’t wait for the next installment.

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

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Excerpt

Read an Excerpt http://alexandraivy.com/books/shame.php

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Buy Links

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Check out Book 1: 

Kill Without Mercy (Ares Security, Book 1) by Alexandra Ivy
KindleREVIEW 5 Stars

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About the author

imageALEXANDRA IVY graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She currently lives in Missouri with her extraordinarily patient husband and teenage sons. To stay updated on Alexandra’s Guardian series or to chat with other readers, please visit her website at http://www.alexandraivy.com.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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ROMANCE NEW RELEASES 12/25-12/31/16, Giveaways, Pre-Orders, Freebies & Deals

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New Releases

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✦How Not to Let Go (The Belhaven Series) by Emily Foster (Contemporary Romance) (Releasing 12/27/17) ➢ Kindle $7.99 http://amzn.to/2ivvEaq

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HUNT THE DAWN (Fatal Dreams Book 2) by Abbie Roads

Publication Date: December 6, 2016

Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Romantic Suspense

Synopsis

img_5686Out of darkness and danger
You can’t hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery—he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI’s hunt for a serial killer, he has no way to avoid the pain that brings him. Until he is drawn to courageous, down-on-her-luck Evanee Brown and finds himself able to offer her something he’s never offered another human being: himself.

Dawns a unique and powerful love
Nightmares are nothing new to Evanee Brown. But once she meets Lathan, they plummet into the realm of the macabre. Murder victims are reaching from beyond the grave to give Evanee evidence that could help Lathan bring a terrifying killer to justice. Together, they could forge an indomitable partnership to thwart violence, abuse, and death—if they survive the forces that seek to tear them apart.

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Excerpt

Read Chapters 1-3 HERE

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About the Author

Abbie Roads is a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. By night she writes dark, emotional novels, always giving her characters the happy ending she wishes for all her clients. Her novels have finaled in RWA contests including the Golden Heart. Race the Darkness is the first book in the Fatal Dreams series of dark, gritty romantic suspense with a psychological twist.

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Spotlight, Excerpt & Giveaway: THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES (Windham Brides, #1) by Grace Burrowes

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THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES (Windham Brides, #1) by Grace Burrowes

Publication Date: December 20, 2016

Genre: Historical Romance 

Synopsis

img_5671This first novel in a new Regency series from USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes is a spinoff of her highly popular Windham series.

THEY CALL HIM THE DUKE OF MURDER…

The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, and even worse—a Scot. They say he should never be trusted alone with a woman. But Megan Windham sees in Hamish something different, someone different.

No one was fiercer at war than Hamish MacHugh, though now the soldier faces a whole new battlefield: a London Season. To make his sisters happy, he’ll take on any challenge—even letting their friend Miss Windham teach him to waltz. Megan isn’t the least bit intimidated by his dark reputation, but Hamish senses that she’s fighting battles of her own. For her, he’ll become the warrior once more, and for her, he might just lose his heart.

Listen to Chapter 1 of the audiobook!

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AUTHORS LOVE THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES!

“The hero of THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES reminds me of Mary Balogh’s charming men, and the heroine brings to mind Sarah MacLean’s intelligent, fiery women… This is a wonderfully funny, moving romance, not to be missed!” —Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author of My American Duchess

“Grace Burrowes writes from the heart–with warmth, humor, and a generous dash of sensuality, her stories are unputdownable! If you’re not reading Grace Burrowes you’re missing the very best in today’s Regency Romance!” —Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling author

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“THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES has everything Grace Burrowes’s many fans have come to adore: a swoonworthy hero, a strong heroine, humor, and passion. Her characters not only know their own hearts, but share them with fearless joy. Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure.” —Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author

“THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES is captivating! It has everything I love in a book–a sexy Scotsman, a charming heroine, witty banter, plenty of humor, and lots of heart.” —Jennifer Ashley, New York Times bestselling author of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

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“I don’t want any damned dukedom, Mr. Anderson,” Hamish MacHugh said softly.
Colin MacHugh took to studying the door to Neville Anderson’s office, for when Hamish spoke that quietly, his siblings knew to locate the exits.
The solicitor’s establishment boasted deep Turkey carpets, oak furniture, and red velvet curtains. The standish and ink bottles on Anderson’s desk were silver, the blotter a thick morocco leather. Portraits of well-fed, well-powdered Englishmen adorned the walls.
Hamish felt as if he’d walked into an ambush, as if these old lords and knights were smirking down at the fool who’d blundered into their midst. Beyond the office walls, harnesses jingled to the tune of London happily about its business, while Hamish’s heart beat with a silent tattoo of dread.
“I am at your grace’s service,” Anderson murmured, from his side of the massive desk, “and eager to hear any explanations your grace cares to bestow.”
The solicitor, who’d been retained by Hamish’s late grandfather decades before Hamish’s birth, was like a midge. Swat at Anderson, curse him, wave him off, threaten flame and riot, and he still hovered nearby, relentlessly annoying.
The French infantry had had the same qualities.
“I am not a bloody your grace,” Hamish said. Thanks be to the clemency of the Almighty.
“I do beg your grace’s—your pardon,” Anderson replied, soft white hands folded on his blotter. “Your great-great aunt Minerva married the third son of the fifth Duke of Murdoch and Tingley, and while the English dukedom must, regrettably fall prey to escheat, the Scottish portion of the title, due to the more, er, liberal patents common to Scottish nobility, devolves to yourself.”
Devolving was one of those English undertakings that prettied up a load of shite.
Hamish rose, and for reasons known only to the English, Anderson popped to his feet as well.
“Devolve the peregrinating title to some other poor sod,” Hamish said.
Colin’s staring match with the lintel of Anderson’s door had acquired the quality of man trying to hold in a fart—or laughter.
“I am sorry, your—sir,” Anderson said, looking about as sorry as Hamish’s sisters on the way to the milliner’s, “but titles land where they please, and there they stay. The only way out from under a title is death, and then your brother here would become duke in your place.”
Colin’s smirk winked out like a candle in a gale. “What if I die?”
“I believe there are several younger siblings,” Anderson said, “should death befall you both.”
“But this title is Hamish’s as long as he’s alive, right?” Colin was not quite as large as Hamish. What little Colin lacked in height, he made up for in brawn and speed.
“That is correct,” Anderson said, beaming like headmaster when a dull scholar had finally grasped his first Latin conjugation. “In the normal course, a celebratory tot would be in order, gentlemen. The title does bring responsibilities, but your great-great aunt and her late daughter were excellent businesswomen. I’m delighted to tell you that the Murdoch holdings prosper.”
Worse and worse. The gleeful wiggle of Anderson’s eyebrows meant prosper translated into “made a stinking lot of money, much of which would find its way into a solicitor’s greedy English paws.”
“If my damned lands prosper, my bachelorhood is doomed,” Hamish muttered. Directly behind Anderson’s desk hung a picture of some duke, and the old fellow’s sour expression spoke eloquently to the disposition a title bestowed on its victim. “I’d sooner face old Boney’s guns again than be landed, titled, wealthy, and unwed at the beginning of London season. Colin, we’re for home by week’s end.”
“Fine notion,” Colin said. “Except Edana will kill you and Rhona will bury what’s left of you. Then the title will hang about my neck, and I’ll have to dig you up and kill you all over again.”
Siblings were God’s joke on a peace-loving man. Anderson had retreated behind his desk, as if a mere half ton of oak could protect a puny English solicitor from a pair of brawling MacHughs.
Clever solicitors might be, canny they were not.
“Then we simply tell no one about this title,” Hamish said. “We tend to Eddie and Ronnie’s dress shopping, and then we’re away home, nobody the wiser.”
Dress shopping, Edana had said, as if the only place in the world to procure fashionable clothing was London. She’d cried, she’d raged, she’d threatened to run off—until Colin had saddled her horse and stuffed the saddle bags with provisions.
Then she’d threatened to become an old maid, haunting her brothers’ households in turn, and Hamish, on pain of death from his younger brothers, had ordered the traveling coach into service.
“Eddie hasn’t found a man yet, and neither has Ronnie,” Colin observed. “They’ve been here less than two weeks. We can’t go home.”
“You can’t,” Hamish countered. “I’m the duke. I must see to my properties. I’ll be halfway to Yorkshire by tomorrow. I doubt Eddie and Ronnie will content themselves with Englishmen, but they’re welcome to torment a few in my absence. A bored woman is a dangerous creature.”
“You’d leave tomorrow?” Colin slugged Hamish on the arm, hard. Anderson flinched, while Hamish picked up his walking stick and headed for the door.
“Your pugilism needs work, little brother. I’ve neglected your education.”
“You can’t leave me alone here with Eddie and Ronnie.” Colin had switched to the Gaelic, a fine language for keeping family business from nosy solicitors. “I’m only one man, and there’s two of them. They’ll be making ropes of the bedsheets, selling your good cigars to other young ladies again, and investigating the charms of the damned Englishmen mincing about in the park. Who knows what other titles their indiscriminate choice of husband might inflict on your grandchildren.”
Hamish had not objected to the cigar selling scheme. He’d objected to his sisters stealing from him rather than sharing the proceeds with their own dear brother. He also objected to the notion of grandchildren when he’d yet to take a wife.
“I’ll blame you if we end up with English brothers-in-law, wee Colin.” Hamish smiled evilly, though he counted a particular few Englishmen among his friends.
A staring match ensued, with Colin trying to look fierce—he had the family red hair and blue eyes, after all—and mostly looking worried. Colin was soft-hearted where the ladies were concerned, and that fact was all that cheered Hamish on an otherwise daunting morning.
Hope rose, like the clarion call of the pipes through the smoke and noise the battlefield: While Eddie and Ronnie inspected the English peacocks strutting about Mayfair, Hamish might find a peahen willing to take advantage of Colin’s affectionate nature.
Given Colin’s lusty inclinations, the union would be productive inside a year, and the whole sorry business of a ducal succession would be taken care of.
Hamish’s fist connected with his brother’s shoulder, sending Colin staggering back a few steps, muttering in Gaelic about goats and testicles.
“I’ll bide here in the muck pit of civilization,” Hamish said, in English, “until Eddie and Ronnie have their fripperies, but Anderson, I’m warning you. Nobody is to learn of this dukedom business. Not a soul, or I’ll know which English solicitor needs to make St. Peter’s acquaintance posthaste. Ye ken?”
Anderson nodded, his gaze fixed on Hamish’s right hand. “You will receive correspondence, sir.”
Hamish’s hand hurt and his head was starting to throb. “Try being honest, man. I was in the army. I know all about correspondence. By correspondence, you mean a bloody snowstorm of paper, official documents, and sealed instruments.”
Hamish knew about death too, and about sorrow. The part of him hoping to marry Colin off in the next month—and Eddie and Ronnie too—grappled with the vast sorrow of homesickness, and the unease of remaining for even another day among the scented dandies and false smiles of polite society.
“Very good, your grace. Of course you’re right. A snowstorm, some of which will be from the College of Arms, some from your peers, some of condolence, all of which my office would be happy—”
Hamish waved Anderson to silence, and as if Hamish were one of those Hindoo snake pipers, the solicitor’s gaze followed the motion of his hand.
“The official documents can’t be helped,” Hamish said, “but letters of condolence needn’t concern anybody. You’re not to say a word,” he reminded Anderson. “Not a peep, not a yes-your-grace, not a hint of an insinuation is to pass your lips.”
Anderson was still nodding vigorously when Hamish shoved Colin through the door.
Though, of course, the news was all over Town by morning.

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About the Author

Grace Burrowes grew up in central Pennsylvania and is the sixth out of seven children. She discovered romance novels when in junior high (back when there was such a thing), and has been reading them voraciously ever since. Grace has a bachelor’s degree in political science, a bachelor of music in music history, (both from Pennsylvania State University); a master’s degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University; and a juris doctor from the National Law Center at the George Washington University.

Grace writes Georgian, Regency, Scottish Victorian, and contemporary romances in both novella and novel lengths. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, and enjoys giving workshops and speaking at writers’ conferences. She also loves to hear from her readers, and can be reached through her website or her social channels.

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Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway: ABSOLUTE TRUST (True Heroes #3) by Piper J. Drake

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ABSOLUTE TRUST (True Heroes #3) by Piper J. Drake

Publication Date: December 20, 2016

Genre: Romantic Suspense/ Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

img_5653Hot military heroes, the women who love them, and the dogs who always have their backs. ABSOLUTE TRUST is the third book in a high-adrenaline romantic suspense series from Piper J. Drake.

LOVE IS THE GREATEST RISK OF ALL

After multiple tours of duty, Brandon Forte returns to his hometown on a personal mission: to open a facility for military service dogs like Haydn, a German shepherd who’s seen his share of combat and loss. It also brings him back to Sophie Kim, a beacon of light in his life . . . and the one woman he can’t have. But Forte’s success means he’s made enemies in high places. Enemies who are now after Sophie . . .

When Forte enlisted and left without saying goodbye, Sophie did her best to move on. But with her first love back in town, looking sexier than ever, she’s constantly reminded of what they could have had. Then after he risks himself for her, Sophie realizes she’ll have to put her life in the hands of the man who broke her heart, knowing the danger—and the sparks between them—could consume them both.

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Donna review 4.5 stars

What a fun wild ride with Brandon and Sophie. The story was fast paced and exciting, while still leaving plenty of time for them to rekindle their old relationship. I liked them both even though they each did or felt something hairbrained. Brandon held on to something said to him in his teens, when he should have let that go now that he was an adult. Then Sophie was too blasé after something that happened. Those two things made me pause. It did not detract from the story though. Sexy, scary and a real page-turner.

*Review copy provided Forever Romance in exchange for an honest review.

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Excerpt

Sophie Kim must’ve come directly from work because, under her very sleek, black trench coat, she wore a matching pencil skirt. Three-inch red heels popped in contrast to the severe black of the rest of her outfit. Which did all sorts of things to him. Naughty things. The kind of things that were so good that they were really bad. Especially when a woman was off limits.
“Hey! Is that the new guy?” Sophie slowed her approach, keeping her gaze locked on Forte’s face.
She’d been around tiny dogs all her life, but she’d spent enough time at Hope’s Crossing Kennels over the last couple of years to have learned how to meet the much bigger dogs in Forte’s care. Training working dogs was his thing. Or in Haydn’s case, retraining.
Always a work in progress.
Sophie had been here when Forte had come back from active duty, too battle weary to continue deploying. She’d helped him with the accounting when he’d established Hope’s Crossing Kennels and had generally integrated herself into the private world he’d created for himself, Rojas, and Cruz while they all rebuilt lives for themselves.
Sophie’s bright smile faded as she waited for him to answer. She always sensed when he got too caught up inside his own head.
“Yeah.” Forte came to a halt and murmured the command for Haydn to sit.
Instant obedience. Despite his injury, surgery, and current need for recovery, the dog was as sharp as he’d been on active duty. The mind was eager, ready to work. The body, not so much.
Sophie’s smile renewed, the brilliant expression stopping his heart, the way it had every time he’d seen her since they’d first met way back in high school. She came to a stop in front of them, barely within arm’s reach. “He must be doing well if you’ve got him out here for some field work.”
While they spoke, Haydn watched them both. Then he sniffed the back of Sophie’s hand, which she’d been holding conveniently within reach.
Usually, he preferred if a person asked to be introduced, but this was Sophie. If she’d approached anyone else, she’d have requested permission to say “Hi” to the dog. But between the two of them, everything was an exception.
It showed how well she’d come to know the way he worked in the last few years. He’d changed with every deployment. It happened. And she’d adjusted and accepted those changes in him without a word when he came back. She was the steadfast, forever friend.
He’d never told her why he’d left in the first place or why he’d come back. She was so good at just accepting him that she might never know. And he was a coward for not telling her.
“What’s your plan for him?” Sophie glanced down at the dog, now that he’d sniffed her hand. “Haydn, right?”
“Yeah.” Forte cleared his throat. “He’s got a couple of weeks of physical therapy first. Then we need to coordinate with the Air Force on his adoption.”
“Ah.” Understanding in one syllable. She had the kind of caring heart to fill in the gaps when something went unsaid. “His handler didn’t make it.”
Part of why Sophie was one of the only people Forte felt easy around was because she got it. Only needed to explain once. And she listened the first time. Sometimes no explanation was required at all.
“Where’s your car? We’ll walk you.”
“Right across the street.” Sophie jerked her head in the direction of the small parking lot.
They headed over, Sophie falling into step next to Forte. She didn’t try to take his hand or tuck her own around his arm. They weren’t like that. Besides, she knew he didn’t like to be all wound up with a person when walking out in the open.
As they approached her car, Sophie juggled her shopping bag to pull her keys out of her purse and triggered the trunk.
“Need help?” Forte came up alongside the car, scanning the area around the parking lot out of habit.
“No worries.” Sophie lifted the trunk door and carefully placed her shopping bag inside the deep space, leaning in to move things around to where she wanted. “I need to make sure this is arranged so stuff doesn’t shift. It’s delicate!”
He was not going to admit to anyone, ever, how much he was willing to stretch his neck to catch sight of her backside while she was leaning over.
Haydn sniffed the side of the car. The big dog was very engaged, his relaxed attitude changing to a sharper set of movements. Forte tore his attention from Sophie.
Haydn had detected something out of place. Something wrong. Forte’s stomach tightened into a hard knot. Nothing wrong should be anywhere near his Sophie. It didn’t matter that they were in a sleepy town on the edge of a river in the middle of a peaceful country. It didn’t matter that there shouldn’t be any real danger here.
Haydn deliberately sat and looked up at Forte. It was a clear signal. One Haydn had been specifically trained to give as a military explosives detection dog.
Shit.
“Sophie. Step away from your car.” He’d explain later. Be afraid later. Rage. Worry.
Later.
She popped up from the trunk. “Huh?”
“Do it.”
They had to move now.
She complied, thank god. He gave Haydn a terse command, circled around to grab Sophie and get more distance. He steered her across the parking lot toward a big dumpster. It’d serve as good cover. Then he reached for his smart phone.
They got a couple of yards away, and Sophie craned her neck to look back at her car, even as she kept moving with him. She always did as he asked immediately, but she had a brain, and she insisted on explanations after she complied. “What—?”
Behind them, the trunk hatch came down with a solid thunk.
Forte let out a curse and grabbed her, pulling them down to the ground and rolling for the cover of other cars as an explosion lifted the entire driver’s side of her car.

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✿TRUE HEROES SERIES BY PIPER J. DRAKE✿
1. EXTREME HONOR ➢ Amazon | Review
2. ULTIMATE COURAGE ➢ Amazon | Review
3. ABSOLUTE TRUST ➢ Amazon

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About the author

imagePiper J. Drake (or “PJ”) spent her childhood pretending to study for the SATs by reading every interesting novel she could find at the library. After being introduced to the wonderful world of romance by her best friend, she dove into the genre. PJ began her writing career as PJ Schnyder, writing sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk, for which she won the FF&P PRISM award as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award. PJ’s romantic suspense novels incorporate her interests in mixed martial arts and the military. The True Heroes series is inspired by her experience rescuing, owning and training a variety of retired working dogs, including Kaiser, a former guard dog, and Mozart, who was trained to detect explosives.

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