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Must Have Faith
by Deborah Garland | Interview

~In honor of this Romance Review Featured Book 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

Retribution...who Would You Kill To Escape Your Past?
A gripping romantic suspense of betrayal, hope and love by Diane Demetre "A great book that keeps you enthralled to the final page." "Fast paced, lots of suspense and surprising twists." "Gut-wrenching, with a love that eclipses them all." Jessie Hilton is tough. Since the age of fifteen, she has dreamed of being a principal dancer with the Australian Ballet Company. Now at twenty-four, she stands on the brink of fulfilling her dream unaware of a secret buried deep within her. Ex-military officer, Brad Jordan is rebuilding his life with the help of his boisterous Border collie, Whiskey. After helping Jessie out of a tight spot, he discovers a kindred spirit in the ambitious ballerina. But with the sudden attention of an unwanted admirer, Jessie's life begins to spin out of control. Called back to her family home in country New South Wales due to her father's unforeseen illness, she is torn between career and family. As her dream of being principal dancer fades, her stalker edges ever closer. But there is more to overcome than a lurking psychopath. Can Jessie and Brad confront their own demons and escape the past? Award winning author, Diane Demetre writes genre-busting stories which delve deep into the human psyche, and Retribution is no exception. Winner of Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Pro Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript, Retribution is her first romantic suspense. If you love a cast of complex characters, a slow simmering romance and an intriguing plot, don't miss this page-turning romantic suspense with a twist.
Autumn Reflections Kindle Countdown Sale!
Autumn Reflections just .99 through 08/22! Dr. Autumn Hanson, a prestigious orthopedic surgeon, uses her busy professional life as a way to distract herself from the loneliness building inside her. When she became a single mother to disabled Grayson, her seven-year-old son who wears superheroes on his leg braces, she vowed to give up those things to protect him, no matter how much she longed to share her life with someone. Kade Franco, a respected journalist in Cloquet, Minnesota, and the city's most eligible bachelor, has had his share of love's regrets. He could have any woman he wants, but he's waiting for his Lois Lane. Where he doesn't expect to find her is in the beautiful hazel eyes of the newest doctor in town. Autumn spent seven years building a wall around her heart, but she quickly discovers Kade's sexy chocolate eyes to be her kryptonite. She may be tough, but she's no match for her man of steel. Together, Kade and Gray will show her love never fails.
Irresistible
What if the gods created a man so beautiful, he was irresistible to everyone? Brandon thinks he's won at life when he hooks a guy so gorgeous he parts crowds walking down the street. But he and Cal will have to overcome a jealous BFF, Romanian mobsters, hermit widowers, and a dictatorship on the brink of revolution. Their dream wedding in the Greek isles turns to madcap odyssey in this modern, gay salute to Chariton's Callirhoe, the oldest extant romance novel in the world.
Wicked Rogue Of Mine
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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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Charlene Namdhari
Johannesburg, South Africa

Born and raised in the coastal city of Durban, South Africa and now living in the City of Gold, Johannesburg, my days are an energetic mixture of a full time job, a wife and mom to two beautiful teenagers. I hold a law degree and I am an avid events manager....

T.M. Payne
Virginia, USA

T.M. Payne is a mom to grown children, and she has six beautiful grandchildren whom she adores. She was born in Alexandria, Virginia and has never lived too far from the area. She has always enjoyed reading from an early age and began her journey...

Jan Graham
Australia

Jan Graham is an author of Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense. Her stories contain erotic elements, with some including elements of BDSM. She has numerous published titles to her credit, with more to come once she overcomes her current bout of...

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...

Darlene Marshall
Florida, USA

I'm the author of award winning historical romance featuring pirates, smugglers, privateers and the occasional possum. My novels are available in digital and print editions, and I'm hard at work on my next book. I haven't been a pirate (yet) but I've...

Joe Cosentino


Bestselling author Joe Cosentino won Divine Magazine's awards for best mystery novel, best humorous novel, and best contemporary novel of 2015. He is the author of the Jana Lane mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, and China Doll and the...


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UK

In "real" life, I am an academic with degrees in Political Science, Economics, Philosophy and Law and an insatiable desire to confound, baffle and disconcert my students. I love to read and write anything romance or erotica with a side of kink, things...

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Pittsburgh, PA

Hey fellow romance junkies! I'm a 40-something wife & mother who has been reading & reviewing erotic romance novels for many years now. I absolutely adore MMF menage stories and can often be found with my kindle in one hand and an iPhone in the other,...

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Michigan, USA

I am an avid book reader who can still remember the name of the first romance book I read - "Devil's Desire by Laurie McBain". I snuck off to the used book store and bought it with my pocket changes and hid it under my mattress when I was sneaking a peak...


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Liam & Charlie - Close Proximity 3 Liam is done with love, but his daughter Portia has other plans. When he arrives to pick her up from college, she sets him up with her friend Charlie, and merrily heads off to her internship without them. Liam is left with an uncomfortable hard-on for Portia's bestie, and a long drive to Vegas with a guy too young to know what to do with a guy Liam's age. Charlie thought he liked girls. More specifically, he thought he liked Portia, but when her dad offers him a ride home after graduation, he suddenly, shockingly realizes that he doesn't like women at all. He likes Liam, and he wants to hook up as soon as possible, and maybe not ever let go. So, when Liam makes an offer he can't refuse, what's he supposed to do? Say no to the hottest person he's ever met?
Forest Girl (a Story Of Love, Soulmates And An Arranged Marriage)
Esi Afriyie has been in love with Michael Yaw Badu since childhood. When he receives a scholarship to study in America, all hope seems lost ... until he returns to Ghana ten years later. An arranged marriage contracted by their families makes her dreams come true, but does the reality of being Mrs. Michael Badu live up to the fantasy? Michael may have married Esi, but he is in love with someone else—Forest Girl, a mystery woman he encountered just once in the forest. His heart belongs to her, and he doesn't need his beautiful wife awakening his carnal desires. He is even willing to sacrifice his marriage for another encounter with Forest Girl. Reality is not what either Esi or Michael imagined. Esi is disillusioned; Michael feels trapped. Will Michael give in and allow his heart to discover a love that was always meant to be, before it's too late?
99c Pre-order - Dead In The Garden
How is that even possible? Death by spice?
Love Potion
For uptight veterinarian Nicole Caruso, a fortuneteller's prediction, a vial of gold liquid, a handsome man with secrets and some very strange happenings prove there's no escaping the magic of love. Previously published by Boroughs Publishing Group. This is a 14,000 word short story.
Rogue Dragon Rising - Pre-order $0.99 Sale! Available Sept. 17th.
Twenty-three year old, Amari Hawke, is thrust into the world of two-soul shifters when she is injured and kidnapped by trackers outside the veil, beyond the safety of her homeland. Unable to remember her past, she trusts no one and relies on instinct to survive. As her awakening approaches, the first time she will transition into her animal, she must evade rogue shifters trying to capture her. Now free from the King's Army, powerful dragon lord, Jaxon Blackthorn, seeks a peaceful life. Intent on building his lands into a viable plantation, away from war and bloodshed, he is reluctantly pulled back into the fight when he defends the mysterious shifter with no past against an unseen enemy. As evil threatens to destroy the entire realm, can the battle-hardened warrior and coming-of-age noblewoman accept their differences to forge an alliance that will ultimately unite the shifter nations?
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. 'A moving and fan-yourself-worthy love story' USA Today's Happy Ever After on Ruin
His Vampire Harem
He's special. He just doesn't know it yet. Darius Linnet has it all. He's a top male model, he's traveled the world, and everyone wants to either be him or be with him. But would they really want to walk in his shoes? Because when emotions consume him, heated sparks fly. When he sleeps, his dreams take on an other-worldly twist. And his perfect body--sometimes it doesn't even feel like his own. Until, that is, he meets a group of sexy, mysterious men who claim they've been searching for him for centuries. He's their savior, apparently, the key to their release from eternal damnation. They love him and they want to show him the pleasure he's been denying himself. There's only one problem: Darius's demon father has other ideas.
The Viking's Captive
After her village is raided by Vikings and she is carried off and taken as a slave by one of the marauding Norseman, twenty-one-year-old Duna learns the hard way that her best attempts at defiance will merely earn her a painful, humiliating spanking. More shameful still is the inspection of her naked, helplessly aroused body which follows the strict chastisement. Though he does not hesitate to punish his new slave's bottom both inside and out when her behaviour warrants it, Halvor cannot deny the effect Duna's innocence and beauty have on him, and before long he has decided to make her his wife and claim her virgin body properly. But when a man from her village tracks her down, will Duna choose to stay by Halvor's side?
Mountain Cowboy
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Short Stories Rock And Giveaway
Are you a short story reader? Then you'll like the new Facebook page, Short Stories Rock, where you will discover new authors. I've written around 35 short stories. Eleven very shorts are in my new book, Just Desserts...and Other Stories. Clean and wholesome, sweet meets set in small-town Sommerville where there's fun and forever possibilities. Visit the page and comment for the giveaway!
Castaways - 99c/99p (11-17th Aug)
COMPLETE REVERSE HAREM SERIES AVAILABLE - FREE on KU. One girl. Five men. A deserted paradise island. What would you do? Olivia Bailey is up for The Challenge. Why the heck wouldn't she be? With mariner qualifications piled high, engineering experience to rival someone twice her age, she's ready to take on the mighty Pacific Ocean and win. But what about her fellow crew? Five guys, four nationalities. A billionaire's heir who likes to take charge in every aspect of life, an outback expert with a heart-stopping smile, a Spanish chef with mouthwatering moves and sexy twins who reveal themselves slowly, until it matters, then they act fast. An adventure was what Olivia wanted, it's certainly what she gets. Because things at sea happen in a heartbeat, friendships grow, tempers heat and desire flares. But what about when it all upends? When the unexpected happens? Will they pull together, or will fear drag the crew of Temptress apart? THE CHALLENGE, by award winning author Lily Harlem, is a reverse harem series best read in order and intended for mature readers. The series is complete and available on Amazon and KU.
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