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Must Have Faith
by Deborah Garland | Interview

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Q: MUST HAVE FAITH is book #2 of the Darling Cove Series. Where did you get your inspiration for this series? How are the books tied together?

I hadn't set out to write a series. I wrote, Must Love Fashion, but at the time it was called, Wishing on Italian Stars. I had all the ingredients for a series in that first book; a small town and a close-knit family but I hadn't intended for them to have their own books. I'm a member of the Long Island Romance Writers, and an editor was coming to one of our meetings to coach us how to pitch a series....

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Batiste
by Victoria Danann | Interview
Dangerous
by Tory Richards | Interview
Murder Notes
by Lisa Renee Jones | Interview
It's Complicated
by Nikki Prince | Interview

HEADLINES

Now Available: Bound In Fire
The witch with the phoenix tattoo… Isobel Fieri loves her dream job of working as an archivist in the city's most prestigious museum. Well, aside from the creepy advances of her boss, that is. But when her mentor goes missing and a valuable exhibit piece vanishes into thin air, she knows something is very wrong. Bound by her desire to find answers, some really steamy flashbacks, and an attraction to a certain sexy fireman, opening weekend is about to get interesting. He will find her again and protect her at all costs. Roark Jameson has never forgotten the mate he loved and lost. He and his cat have pledged their lives to fighting fire, the very thing that took her from them. When he finds himself in front of the Remington Museum, he is drawn in to the mythology exhibit despite himself. A chance meeting will upend his universe and bring his carefully constructed world crashing down around him. Discovering his long lost mate here seems impossible, but when danger roams the hallowed halls of the museum, he must fight for her or lose her forever to the twisted web of fate.
Her Captured Heart
Clay isn't sure kidnapping a woman for her own protection is a wise thing to do. Still, it's what his boss ordered, and as a mercenary, he's accustomed to following commands. Protecting one petite woman should be an easy task, but once Ebony arrives at his secluded home he realizes outside enemies aren't the only danger threatening her. His lust and overwhelming desire to hear her scream his name as she orgasms beneath him might prove too potent to resist.
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PARTY ANIMAL Roosters 6 Casey Cox is a porn star legend. Life is a never-ending party and there's always a hot guy or two willing to play. Then Casey meets the one man who isn't interested and suddenly it's a challenge he can't resist.
The Elusive Highlander
WARRIOR TOO ELUSIVE TO CAPTURE He is a Scottish Laird who lives in a world of Druid magic and ancient customs, hand fasted to the sister of his rival clan, MacDougall. Alasdair thought he was doing the right thing trying to bring peace to the region. But he is murdered on the eve of his wedding. Not willing to accept his death, his mother, a Druid priestess, performs a geas to keep him alive. But something went awry because, as the last word of the geas was spoken, Alasdair is trapped in time where he wanders the earth for centuries. The only one who can bring him back home is his betrothed. He has given up on ever finding her until she walks into his office in twentieth century Manhattan. A WOMAN TOO STRONG WILLED TO TAME Coira Ainsley is a happy-go-lucky young woman living in twenty-first century Manhattan. Her job as a travel agent takes her all over. She loves the work she does and is excellent at it. That is until she follows her client into his office and finds herself in the fourteenth century at Inveraray Keep in the Highlands of Scotland. At first, Coira thinks a prank is being played on her until she sees the giant, wearing nothing but a kilt and a studded leather strap across his massive chest approach her. Not one given to swooning, Coira finds herself welcoming the darkness that come over her as she loses consciousness, without learning that the naked giant is her betrothed from another time… another place. Will she give in and accept what has been pre-destined or will she fight to get back to the life she knows and loves?

BOOK REVIEWS
Flip the Beat
| Erotic Romance

Roxanne D. Howard's FLIP THE BEAT is an entertaining, coming of age (college age) story with hints of Cinderella. Molly Ivers is about to graduate and then head off to Paris as an intern for a museum. Not having much time for dating or relationships,...

Spinning Silver
| Fantasy Romance

SPINNING SILVER is a captivating fantasy read. I couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting. Basically, it's a retelling of Rumpeltstiltskin, with Miryem as the heroine who can spin silver into gold, whether in our world or the world of the Staryk...

A Scottish Duke for Christmas
| Historical Romance

Caroline Hastings fell in love with Ewan Radley, Duke of Strathmore, when they were courting, and he appeared to be well on his way to falling as well. Then Beatrice, Caroline's older sister entered the picture, and blatantly seduced Ewan away. Ewan felt...

What I've Done
| Contemporary Romance

Melinda Leigh's Morgan Dane juggernaut of a series goes on strong with no sign of abating and I for one, am glad for it. With little of the unnecessary (and sometimes over-exggerated) drama as her stalwart, arse-kicking protagonists who go from strength...

Protected: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella
| Romantic Suspense/Mystery

When Geneva Harris broke things off with Wade Rycroft back in high school, he left the ranch for the Army and didn't look back. Now a McKay-Taggart operative, when he comes home to attend his brother's wedding and finds out the town has alienated his...

Counterpoint
| LGBTQ

I've always been intrigued by Dom Bradley, or at least, with the sexy but untouchable stage persona he assumes that has helped become a weapon against his shyness when performing. And it was more than an inkling that COUNTERPOINT would be a book that...

Undercover: City of Seduction
| Erotic Romance

UNDERCOVER: CITY OF SEDUCTION by Vivien Clark is the beginning of a romantic suspense series, I assume, because it is not described as such, but it leaves you on a huge cliff-hanger. FBI Agent Tess Flynn is on an undercover assignment in her hometown...

Moonlight Sins
| Contemporary Romance

When his father was found hanging in his own office, Lucian de Vincent and his family come under suspicion. After all, none of them could be accused of actually being upset that the old man was gone. It couldn't have come at a worse time, however, as...

Under Control
| Contemporary Romance

Just his luck. Firefighter Derek Gilman gets stranded with a hot woman in an elevator...and didn't get her digits. But with two kids to think about, he doubts Olivia McGovern is the type of woman who wants baggage in her relationship anyway. She's both...

Wings on Fire: Complete Collection
| Contemporary Romance

WINGS ON FIRE is the complete collection of three novellas, telling the story about a guardian Angel, Daniel, and his accident-prone charge, Kerry. It starts off with her in hospital, and Daniel lamenting to himself that he hasn't done a good job of keeping...

Not So Human
| Contemporary Romance

Sabrina is a young, average American woman who is bored at her job, recently broken up with her boyfriend (well, he left), and lives with her bestie. When the story opens, she's on the worst date of her life. Okay, she hasn't had much of a chance to go...

Escaping Exile
| LGBTQ

ESCAPING EXILE is the first story in a planned trilogy. In this excerpt, we are introduced to Andrew and Edmund. Andrew is a vampire in exile on a tropical island, whereas Edmund is a shipwrecked naturalist. We find out more about Andrew's life in a series...

Strictly Confidential
| Erotic Romance

Conferences are so boring, but when Kennedy Keller meets Matthew Hamilton, things start to look up. Thrilled with a night of hot power exchanges and anonymous sex, Kennedy finds herself wishing she'd have gotten Matt's number, because she sure can't get...

Bedfellows
| Contemporary Romance

When Adrienne rear-ended Sullivan, she had no clue how that one moment would change her life. Adrienne quickly finds out that Sullivan and his BFF Will share everything, including women. Hesitant at first, the sexy men convince her to give them a chance...

Mafia Princess
| Erotic Romance

I chose to read this book as mafia romances fascinate me. I love the fictional world of the organization and enjoy seeing the big bad men of the mafia brought to their knees by love. So I could not wait to read this book. The story began on a strong...

The Cabin (Close Proximity #2)
| LGBTQ

THE CABIN is the second book in the Close Proximity series, and we meet Flynn who has just been jilted at the altar, and Beau, an artist from LA with a reservation gone wrong. Flynn offers his couch for the night, due to the weather conditions and the...

Spirit Shattered
| Paranormal Romance

SPIRIT SHATTERED is the fourth book in The Guardians series. I have read book 1, Spirit Fall, but not books 2 and 3. I would say you don't HAVE to read them all, as the stories pretty much standalone. However, if you want more background snippets that...

The Elevator (Close Proximity #1)
| LGBTQ

Adrian and Mr. Greyson Lee seem to have nothing in common, until a brownout left them stuck in an elevator. The forced proximity of the situation makes them realizes they might have been what the other has been needing. But when the power is up again...

Star Brides: The Meat Market
| Erotic Romance

THE MEAT MARKET is the second book in the Star Brides series, but can be read as a standalone. It is actually a bit of a misnomer. I thought we would start off by 'seeing' the Meat Market, but no. Instead, we dive right into the story and only learn about...

The Recruit
| LGBTQ

The line between life and death can be very thin when the decision is in the hands of a creature seeking for new recruits to serve its purpose. Albert is leading an organized group of vampires who are carefully looking for new people to join them. Filling...

The Elevator (Close Proximity #1)
| LGBTQ

THE ELEVATOR is the first in the Close Proximity series, which from the looks of this book, is going to be short and steamy reads! Adrian is a self-proclaimed geek, and works hard for a company that doesn't really appear to deserve him. Greyson is...

Almost Gothic
| Erotic Romance

Trusty Rusty comes with a dark unexpected past. He's the sweet and quiet secondary character in this series. Finally getting his and Eliza's story is a treat. I particularly enjoy femdom and this one is so good. For those who have not read other books...

Double or Nothing
| LGBTQ

The way this pair of authors manage action is outstanding. I was unable to stop reading and I simply couldn't read fast enough. From the start to the end, DOUBLE OR NOTHING was an amazing experience. A perfect mix of action and love. Rich is part of...

Edge Jump
| LGBTQ

EDGE JUMP starts off with the death of Brett's sister, who is also Rylan's skating partner. The police are treating it as an attempted mugging. Brett wants answers and hopes Rylan can provide at least some of them. When they meet up with each other again,...

Haka Ever After
| LGBTQ

HAKA EVER AFTER is the final book in the Sin Bin series, and it goes out on a high. Taine wants to marry Freddie more than anything. He is even prepared to brave Freddie's fathers, which trust me, is a big thing. Read their full story. You'll see what...

Soul Infection
| LGBTQ

A new series with questionable magic and magicians, the Scholomance school of magic shows up again. For readers who have read Black Cat Security, they may remember this magic school which is not as nice Hogswart and not for children. Tristan Todorov is...

Torment
| Erotic Romance

TORMENT takes dark and twisted to a whole new level, and the intensity level is off the charts. The story picks up where Regret left off, and I mean that literally. From the first sentence, we're right in the middle of the jaw-dropping cliffy from the...

Gabe's Revenge
| Erotic Romance

GABE'S REVENGE is the second book in the McLeod Security series, and to be honest, I was confused for 90% of the book where McLeod Security actually fell in this story, although it all became clear. Lissa is the daughter of Andrini, a small time crook...

Breaking The Rules
| Erotic Romance

Travis Holt has been busy recovering from a UFC injury and is now ready to grab the title. His focus is on his busy gym and getting back into fighting shape. He's got plenty of rules to follow. In BREAKING THE RULES, author Ember Leigh adds temptation...

Regret
| Erotic Romance

Holy Moly! REGRET pulls out all the feels from the very beginning. I expected the story to be dark, but it's also incredibly intense from the heartbreaking prologue to the very last page. I don't think Bella J has left an emotion out of this one and...

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Melissa Ohnoutka


Melissa Ohnoutka is the author of action packed, heart stopping suspense novels with a touch of romance. She's a big adrenaline junkie where books and movies are concerned, but avoids conflict in her real life as much as possible. Born and raised in Texas,...

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
USA

Early days of reading romance novels and women's fiction laid the groundwork for me to take up the pen and write my own memorable love stories. My writing consists of sensual contemporary western romance with strong family ties, an occasional paranormal...

Michelle O'Leary
Michigan, USA

Sci-Fi/Fantasy romance author Michelle O'Leary resides in Marquette, MI which graces the shore of pristine Lake Superior. Born and raised in Upper Michigan, Michelle is a child of nature, enjoying all things outdoors. Originally published through a...

Suzy Shearer
Western Sydney, Australia

Renaissance woman, best-selling and Award winning author Suzy Shearer writes contemporary and paranormal erotic romances filled with mature and interesting characters. Her books always feature older heroes and heroines; ranging from mid 40s to 60s. The...

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Kate Allure writes erotic romances that celebrate sensuality, sexual exploration and, of course, true love. Writing for Entangled Publishing and Sourcebooks, her books feature real women meeting handsome professional, working men as they go about their...

T.M. Payne
Virginia, USA

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North Carolina, USA

We're a review site that is determined to show readers how much we love romance and reading New Adult and Adult fiction, and everything about that world. Cafinated Reads has been an active blog since August 2009, and hosts a multitude of genres, with...

Rachel's Willful Thoughts
Missouri, USA

I can't remember a time without reading. I look back and marvel at the huge stacks of books I would check out from the library. The advent of e-readers brought my reading addiction to a new heights. I look forward to shining the spotlight on our up and...

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California, USA

I am currently working on my first full length novel that will be part of a YA dystopian series. I love reading classics, the newest YA, and romance. I believe that reading as much as possible and writing reviews helps in the writing process in my quest...

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Ohio, USA

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Werewolf Sanctuary
An authority on wolves, Veterinarian, Dr. Madeline Styles is hired to stop a disease killing the wolf pups at the Shadow of the Moon Wolf Sanctuary in Montana. Wyatt Weylan who runs the sanctuary is drop dead gorgeous, mysterious, and domineering. A man one does not deny. The minute Wyatt sees Madeline, he is smitten—no—obsessed. Unfortunately, he is forbidden to mate a human. Could she be a rare wolf maiden? A woman with the mark of the wolf. Not possible. Madeline discovers the pack's true nature and unexpected dangers that come with living in a secret society. Wyatt does his best to ease her into the truth, yet, an immediate threat from an enemy werewolf shadows their tentative relationship.
Hey, Nobody's Perfect
Life was complicated enough for Sivia before a guy with no legs came onto the scene. Her parent's divorce did not wipe out their traditional family values. Dad is still way too self-centered, Mom is still resentful, Russ is still shoving food in his mouth and Sivia doesn't need any more drama. But when the new student, obnoxious and legless Keeley, becomes her project partner, her life becomes even more complicated. Family friction, peer pressure and her overly controlling father are threats her budding relationship--but prejudices she never knew she had and doesn't want to acknowledge are the biggest hurdle of all.
The Redemption Of The Shrew
Nothing is more painful than rejection—particularly when completely naked. Gloriana Warren doesn't want to wait for marriage. Beneath her shrewish exterior is a kindhearted woman who uses her fortune for good. It doesn't matter that the man she's set her sights on claims impoverishment. She's in love and determined to marry him. But her attempt at a moonlight seduction ends in disaster. French marquis Philippe de Bellechasse has had it up to his gorgeous dark eyes with being pursued by lusty ladies. His escape to England from the violence of the French Revolution took a toll on his finances as well. Gloriana may be gloriously naked, but he's just not ready to submit to her seduction. But when a precious family artifact is stolen, Philippe must convince Gloriana he's not the guilty party. He'll steal it back for her, but on his terms. Gloriana, believing he despises her, has plans of her own. Working at odds is dangerous, but working together can be more so. Is Philippe willing to risk his heart again for a deliciously tempting shrew?
Rush
From Samantha Towle, New York Times bestselling author of Breaking Hollywood and Ruin, comes a new powerful, passionate and dramatic contemporary romance. "With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select…" It's been three years since quarterback Ares Kincaid's NFL dream came true, and he's living the high life. The days of cleaning up after his drunk of a father are long gone, and he has no intention of going back. A car crash and DUI charge meant a lengthy stint in rehab for Arianna Petrelli, and her dream of being a professional artist slips further away when she's sacked from her position at a gallery. Her need for a job stronger even than her dislike of football, Ari goes to work for her father, the head coach of the New York Giants. Ares hates alcoholics, which is fine with Ari because she thinks he's a brainless jock. Yet when Ares rescues Ari from a situation with her ex-boyfriend, an unlikely friendship begins – one that quickly becomes more. But messing around with the coach's daughter can only lead to one thing…trouble.
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A Fake Wedding. A Real Baby. One Huge Mess.
Avery Price: Here's the deal – I need cash to buy my bridal shop or find a new place to lease. I stumbled on a chance to win $50,000 and get my store on the front page of a bridal magazine. The catch is, I have to get married or at least stage a convincing wedding. My best (and only) bet is Jack, but he's a total marriage-phobe, and I've already walked out on him once. This time, I'll make him an offer he can't refuse. It's the perfect solution. Dr. Jack Maddox: When Avery chickened out on our s-e-x buddy deal the first time around, I thought that ship had sailed. Imagine my surprise when I find her in my kitchen the next night in only an apron. She says she's changed her mind, but there's a catch (of course). I'd rather poke my eye out with a fork than to get married. Though for this fun-sized wildcat, I can handle a little acting. But, two little blue lines can ruin even the best of plans. Get ready to fall in love with the swoon-worthy veterinarian Jack Maddox in the hot standalone 3rd book of the Beach Pointe romance series. If you love sizzling bedroom shenanigans, dysfunctional family chaos, and a heart-stopping climax, you'll love Mysti Parker's hilarious romantic comedy. Buy All Jacked Up to learn how NOT to end up with a phony husband and a real baby.
Once Upon A Rebel Fairytale
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