INTERVIEWS & HEADLINES
The Crusader's Heart
by Kate Forrest | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for The MacKinnons of Mull series? How are the books tied together?

The inspiration came from learning about the life of Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland. When I lived in England, my husband and I visited Scotland and on our first trip, we toured Edinburgh Castle and Dunfermline Abbey, where I learned about this remarkable woman and the relic she brought with her to Scotland. Both Margaret and the relic inspired aspects of THE CRUSADER'S HEART, and readers will also see the relic's journey continue in the...

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Batiste
by Victoria Danann | Interview
Dangerous
by Tory Richards | Interview

HEADLINES

Fresh Beginnings
FREE for the next 3 days !! Travelling along #Route66 little could've prepared Jared when crossing paths with a beautiful hitchhiker ...
Mistletoe & Scrooge
What happens when Grant Conrad, a sports lawyer, avoider of relationships and anything Christmas meets Sophie McMannis, a party planner, avoider of relationships and self-described Scrooges? Their worlds collide when they meet briefly at a wedding reception; it ends… badly. Months later when Grant needs a date for the biggest night of his career, his assistant sets him up with a blind date – her niece, and the woman he can't get out of his head. With the help of her meddling aunt, a pixie, and plenty of mistletoe, Grant and Sophie are brought closer together - sharing HOT kisses and relearning the true meaning of Christmas. EXCERPT: "Thank you for being here with me, Sophie." "You…you're welcome." She licked her lips. God, he wanted her. "Dammit, this elevator ride is too short for what I really want to do." His voice sounded rough, thick with desire. He wanted to kiss her. He knew if he did, they'd never make it to the party. "And what's that?" Sophie's words rushed through him. "Everything." They stared at each other until a discreet cough broke through the silence and reminded them where they were. "Grant. We've been wondering where you were. There's plenty of people here eager to see you. This must be your date, Sophie, right?" It's a good thing Steven Kemper was paying him a boatload of money, otherwise in that moment Grant would have pushed the ‘close door' button on anyone else. The thought took him by surprise. Business had always come first for him. Women would and could wait. Not so with Sophie.
Angel Mine - Sci-fi Action Romance By Vijaya Schartz
Kick-butt female bounty hunter meets an angel on a forbidden planet. "... fast-paced space adventure/romance with lots of twists, turns, and enough action to satisfy sci-fi enthusiasts... story telling is imaginative and action scenes vivid... pleasing happily ever after that sets up a sequel."
The Doctor's Bargain
The Doctor's Bargain Dr. Douglas Baker had no intention of getting tangled up with any woman—in the immediate future, if ever. When his friend's fiancé tried setting him up, he made his opinion quite clear he would not be the victim of an obvious match-making scheme. So how did he end up making a bargain with the very woman he'd tried to avoid. Sandi Jones best friend was determined to fix Sandi's love life—which did not need fixing. She refused to be set up with a blind date, until she saw the gorgeous doctor. But their instant attraction, and misinterpretations, turned into a battle ground. Yet, when the patronizing doctor tendered a shocking proposition, she found herself agreeing.

BOOK REVIEWS
Shadow and Ice
| Paranormal Romance

Wow, what a great book! When Vale stumbles into an arctic cave with her sister, she never expects to find ancient alien warriors frozen inside. Especially one, with the body of a Greek god and the temperament of a piranha. For some reason, he takes...

Combust (a vampire and firefighter paranormal romance)
| Paranormal Romance

COMBUST (Underground Encounters #7) by Lisa Carlisle is an addition to the VAMPS paranormal series of novellas. In this book we return to Maya's and Nike's stories, best friends who have been permanently changed as they have learned of the paranormal...

Love Sincerely Yours
| Contemporary Romance

Peyton Lévêque has a very inappropriate crush on her boss, Rome Blackburn. Ready to leave Roam, Inc. and branch out on her own, and with the assistance of liquid courage, Peyton sends Rome an anonymous salacious email detailing all the dirty things she'd...

The Secrets of Chateau Swansea
| Historical Romance

It isn't a secret that I love a good period piece. Add in a bit of a mystery and some suspense, and I'm sold. In R.C. Matthews' THE SECRETS OF CHATEAU SWANSEA, we get all that and so much more. I was absolutely swept up into the story, so much so that...

Touch Up
| LGBTQ

Fame isn't as glamorous as it seems for Dina Gilbert whose difficulty to cope with it brings her to a dangerous path in this charming and captivating romance. Dina Gilbert is a rising star becoming overwhelmed by the fame that is making her act in...

Empty-Handed Heart
| Erotic Romance

Is this Cardinal Rule all over again? One of the first books I read by Ms. Dalton broke my heart. One of the first books in the series, a love story all twisted and angst-filled just about killed me. When a beloved Dom leaves a submissive with little...

#1 Muse
| Contemporary Romance

Fan fiction writer and aspiring script writer Claire Becker loves weaving stories about her muse, actor Nick Larsson, but when her BFF gives Nick Claire's latest story, she's mortified! Claire and her friends concoct a plan to break into his home and...

Fractured Honor
| Contemporary Romance

After all these years, Kaylea Cross's paramilitary romantic suspense books are probably quite an institution in this small corner of the romance fiction market and it's always exciting to step into a new series Cross begins. Crimson Point--as exotic...

Seduced by a Scot
| Contemporary Romance

SEDUCED BY A SCOT (The Highland Grooms #6) by Julie London is a historical romance set in 1758 Scotland. Even though this book is part of a series, it can be easily read as a standalone. Nichol Bain is a "fixer" for the aristocracy. He prides himself...

Off Limits
| LGBTQ

High society and punk music make a perfect clash in this angsty romance that would get us wanting more on the series. As the first instalment of the Rose & Thorns series, OFF LIMITS delivers an enthralling and strong first impression. Nat's job as...

The House of Fear
| LGBTQ

A sex demon as a lover may not always be as he appears. A follow up to Soul Infection, this story should be read in the order it was written. Reading this as a standalone is not recommended. After a few passion-filled nights, Tristan is determined...

Steady Rain
| Erotic Romance

Rope bunnies unite! For those who enjoy knotty times with two sexy men, this is the book for you. Tristan and Kyle have been friends for a long time and now roommates. After watching one another experience one failed relationship after another, they finally...

The Hotter They Come
| Erotic Romance

THE HOTTER THEY COME is a story of following the heart and doing what's right, or at least the beginning of one. It is the first part of Piper and Jack's romance, so don't expect a sunshine and roses, happy ever after ending. The writing is good,...

Dear Santa
| Contemporary Romance

Retellings can be a hit or miss for me, and a miss usually if it follows the original's plot and storyline to the letter. DEAR SANTA is a retelling of You've Got Mail (starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) in the season of Christmas, and instead of books,...

Hunting Danger
| Contemporary Romance

Katie Reus's Redemption Harbor series definitely goes from strength to strength with each instalment and HUNTING DANGER takes on the boss/employee relationship that's got a delicious hint of the forbidden. Gage and Nova have had the hots for each...

An Italian Count for Christmas
| Historical Romance

Count Nico de Luca has been jilted and decides to travel to London to lick his wounds while examining the state of his family's business interests in England. His business manager has arranged for Nico to stay at a home he actually owns, but has leased...

One-Eyed Royals
| LGBTQ

This was a mind-blowing instalment of what has become one of the best series I'd read. It was fantastic. Absolutely brilliant. The crime scene in Las Vegas is showing to be relentless to detective Levi Abraham and PI Dominic Russo who are, again,...

In The Shadows
| LGBTQ

The second installment in the Social Sinners series is more emotional and touching than the first book. This time from Stoli's point of view, we get to follow the first steps of Joey and Stoli as a couple and to see the band facing adversity while they...

Perfect Addition
| Erotic Romance

The last thing Stephanie wants to be is a third wheel but when her friend, Jesse, and his new Dom, Grant, make her an offer, she can't possibly refuse. After all, it's just temporary, right? A great way to fill in the gap of what's missing in her life...

Claimed by Christmas
| Erotic Romance

Rexi Lake's CLAIMED BY CHRISTMAS is a romantic story with an MMF pairing and strong elements of BDSM but given that the female lead, Katarina, is new to the lifestyle and male leads Brett and Jase aren't, there are strong elements of instruction that...

Battle Scars
| LGBTQ

A beautiful and emotional story of love in the middle of chaos. Army medic Andrea King has lost her family and her desire to live. Struggling with depression and addiction she decides to go to a bar where she meets Michelle, who's also fighting to...

Mia's Wedding
| Erotic Romance

I'm usually not a big fan of Harem stories, but I've always heard great things about Lucy Felthouse, so I thought I would give this one a try. My thoughts? Captivating. Intriguing. Sizzling. Those are just a few ways to describe this second book in the...

Timber Lake
| LGBTQ

TIMBER LAKE is the second book in the Snowy Range Mystery series, although it can be read as a standalone. The story starts off with Michael and Sonny (Seamus) bumping into each other at a rodeo. There is instant attraction between them, but apart...

The Eagle and the Fox
| LGBTQ

THE EAGLE AND THE FOX is the first book in the Snowy Range Mystery series. The story is about two adult males, a young girl, and her secret boyfriend. The two adult men, Josiah and Marcus, have known each other for years, but only to 'grunt' to each...

Black Cat Security
| Erotic Romance

I have to admit that when I picked this story, I had no idea what I would be reading, as I got hooked on the title and didn't go past it before clicking "request". This was a compelling story that I found intriguing and read it over two sittings. Likes:...

The MacTaggart Brothers Trilogy (Hot Scots, Books 1-3)
| Erotic Romance

I've a thing for Scots ever since I became addicted to Outlander, and when I saw this book and read the description, I knew I had to try it. And, I was definitely not disappointed, because let me tell you: Holy Scotsmen, Batman! These 3 books were absolutely...

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,...

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...

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...

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MEET THE AUTHORS
Sabrina A Fish
Oklahoma, USA

Award-Winning Author Sabrina A. Fish lives in Oklahoma with her husband, son, and two cats, where she owns a trophy company and collects names for her novels from lists of award's recipients. She loves all things chocolate and her husband is sweet enough...

Gini Rifkin


Greetings. I write adventurous romance some stories steeped in history, some with a sci/fi fantasy twist Regardless of time period, my heroes and heroines never have and easy trip as they journey through life and toward one another. But love abounds...

Hywela Lyn
UK

Hywela Lyn lives in a small village in England, with her long suffering husband Dave, although her heart remains in her native rural Wales, which inspired so much of her writing. Although most her writing tends to be futuristic, the worlds she creates...

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...

Penny Brandon
Australia

Penny is a complete romantic who believes everyone can fall in love if only they'll open their heart to the possibility, which is why she writes those hot, erotic stories that will always have a happily ever after. However, it doesn't mean she'll necessarily...

Seelie Kay
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Seelie Kay writes about lawyers in love, with a dash of kink. Writing under a nom de plume, Ms. Kay's wicked pen and overly inquisitive mind has resulted in twelve works of fiction, including the Kinky Briefs Series, the Feisty Lawyers Series, The...


MEET THE REVIEWERS
Ana


I work in the mental health area and that makes me feel attracted to books that address such subjects. I like to read angsty stories. Complex character are my favourite and i've always felt attracted to dark theme books. Right now i'm almost exclusively...

Avonna Loves Genres
Cleveland, OH

I have been a bookaholic my entire life and am excited that now I am finally chasing my dream of reviewing and sharing my love of romance books with others. Nothing makes me happier than reading, sharing great authors and writing a review for discussion.

Belinda Boring
USA

A homesick Aussie living amongst the cactus and mountains of Arizona, Belinda Boring is a self proclaimed addict of romance and all things swoon worthy. It wasn't long before she began writing, pouring her imagination and creativity into the stories she...

Caitlyn Lynch
Brisbane, Australia

I'm an Australian mum of two who loves to write about men and women in sexy, romantic situations throwing their inhibitions to the wind!

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In the Bluegrass of Kentucky, two American Saddlebred horse trainers face danger and each other. They must work together to discover who's threatening Mel's life and the safety of their daughter. Is there enough of an ember in the ashes of their past to reignite the flames of love? Also in paperback and at your favorite ebook retailers.
Managing Blake
Opposites attract, but do they last? Former all-star player, Blake Anderson manages the Idaho Outlaws. He has one goal-win the league championship by the time he's forty. A wife and kids? He can wait. He's lived his life under the motto, 'one night is enough'. Then the woman who he's been lusting after from afar is available and one kiss is not going to be enough. What happens when the right person shows up at the wrong time? Caris Sloane needs to have a baby-now. Her well laid plans of career, marriage, and baby become flipped. Her ex, who she thought was finally Mr. Right turned into Mr. Wrong-six months ago. A lab failure destroys her frozen eggs-six days ago. She crashes a bachelor party and kisses Blake-six hours ago. Definitely wrong time. She needs a vacation and a new plan.
Mike The Firefighters Of Station #8
THE FIREFIGHTERS OF STATION #8 Passions soar and desires burn hot, yet each is afraid to surrender to love. 5 Men - 5 full length books. Together, the hero and heroine overcome their inner conflict to achieve love completely unaware there is a more dangerous peril—one man's revenge. MIKE Mike Armstrong puts his life on the line every day but he doesn't like being called a hero. Fighting fires is his job. It's in his blood. A profession that has made him a confirmed bachelor—until a certain female lights a fire under his skin. Cassie Peters spends her days teaching children and her nights dreaming of Mr. Right. Shy and self-conscious of her curvaceous body, she keeps men at a distance—until she meets the sexy firefighter who keeps her awake at night. Passions soar and desires burn hot, yet each is afraid to surrender to love. Together, they overcome their fear of rejection, completely unaware there is a more dangerous peril. A thirst for vengeance threatens the firefighters of Station #8 placing Mike and Cassie directly in the line of fire.
When The Heroes Have Reputations Like These... Who Needs A Villain?
Pandora is a Fairy Godmother who's never fit in with her own people. Still, she has the power—and the attitude—to step in and help those who others have decided "aren't worthy" of a happy ending. How hard could it be to manipulate some of the most feared beings in their world? Viktor has spent his entire undead life being the bogeyman to the paranormal community, and that's the way he wants to keep it … with everyone else far away from him. But when the opportunity arises to take his revenge on his nemesis, he can't resist—even if it means risking his reputation and rescuing the damsel in distress. Halle never expected to find herself in need of a savior, especially one with a reputation like Viktor's. But she's used to listening to her instincts, and her cat trusts the strange woman who pops up and claims to have some solutions. After all, if a girl can't trust her own Fairy Godmother, then what is this world coming to?
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What happens when a feminist falls for a dominant man? Lillian is thrown together with a wickedly-sexy British architect on a building project but is overwhelmed by the intense desires Finn evokes. An experienced Dom, he's not in the habit of initiating unsuspecting young women into his dungeon, but hints of her sexual subservience combined with her can-do spirit are irresistible. When Lilli shows up at his home offering her submission will it be enough to convince this powerful Dom to cross the line and bring her into his lifestyle and will she have the moxie to survive his training and flourish under his loving bondage? Be prepared to fall to your knees. Early ARC Reviews: "Kate Allure writes the HOTTEST love scenes!" --Susan P., NetGalley "This book is the perfect escape from reality. With light BDSM and a sexy love story, I was fully invested in a HEA." --Morgan M., Goodreads
The Duke And The Thief
Though she works two jobs and earns enough to keep herself off the streets of Victorian-era London, twenty-one-year-old Eloise Smith has developed a naughty habit of stealing trinkets from those around her. When a gentleman who introduces himself as the Duke of Savoy takes an interest in Eloise, however, he decides to put a stop to her thieving with the aid of his riding crop. The duke knows how to deal with a young lady in need of stern correction, and when Eloise is caught with yet another item that doesn't belong to her, she is chastised even more shamefully. As she is forced to confess the full extent of her misdeeds with her well-punished bottom still on display, Eloise cannot help longing to be claimed hard and thoroughly, but the man who has set out to tame her has a secret of his own. Will the truth bring their newfound romance to an end?
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CHRISTMAS KISSES Although born into wealth and privilege, Cecelia Brightman has never found the forever-after kind of happiness she seeks. She has devoted her life to helping others through charity work, but now, at the age of forty-two, she can no longer continue on the same path. Much to the chagrin of her parents and friends, she leaves the trappings of wealth to follow her heart to the small town of Paxtonville in Colorado to be near her brother and his large family. Connor MacKenzie is carrying baggage from a previous sorrow that almost destroyed him. However, Cecelia Brightman, the new owner of the local coffeehouse, is rocking his lonely world. SOMEWHERE TO SPEND CHRISTMAS Is there Somewhere that Christmas wishes come true? When the bus Sunny Fairbanks is traveling on stops for a layover in the small seaside town of Somewhere, she decides to walk on the beach at sunrise—and falls in love with the area. Her decision as to whether to remain in Somewhere for a few days, or continue northward, is unexpectedly made for her when she steps on a shard of glass. A young man jogging along the shoreline comes to her aid and she is forced to do something she hates—accept help.
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