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Overture


OVERTURE, the premier novel in Skye Warren's North Security series, captivates with complex characters and taboo eroticism. Ms. Warren combines the worlds of classical musicians and ex-military mercenaries to create a seductive story that is as suspenseful...

Stone Cold Heart


Laura Griffin returns with a classic 'Bones'-episode thriller, when a series of missing persons start to bring an unlikely connection to a serial killer lurking in the midst of them. For readers who like a suspense-heavy, romance-that-skims-the-surface...

Cupid's Schemes - Volume 2: A Collection of Sweet Romances


CUPID'S SCHEMES - VOLUME 2 brings us 12 short vignettes where cupid's arrow hits it mark and love is found when it is least expected. Enjoyable stories with likeable characters this collection of vignettes is good fill in between reads.

Blow Me Away


It's all fun and games until somebody totals a van. Jase Dvornakov is the hot florist, back in Denver after a Navy mission goes seriously bad. Dedicating himself to the family business, he no longer does relationships and most importantly, doesn't...

The Good Griffin


THE GOOD GRIFFIN introduces you to a world where a shifter's animal speaks to them, where you have warlocks, griffins, and raven shifters, to name just a few. With a contemporary setting, this story nevertheless has a magical feel to it. Lucy and Damian...

Wicked Chemistry


Eden Margaret Fijalkowski has always been the good girl. Not one to (generally) break the rules, when she moves to Texas to take a full-time job teaching high school sciences, she suddenly finds herself willing to break all the rules. Mason (Mace)...

Notorious in a Kilt


NOTORIOUS IN A KILT (Hot Scots #5) by Anna Durand is a smokin' hot contemporary second chance romance. This entire series of sexy Scottish brothers and cousins is easy to read and entertaining. Each book can be read as a standalone although it was fun...

A Lord to Love


The rivalry between the Price and Morgan family might come to an end, if Lord John Morgan's offer to have his late rival's son hand in marriage is accepted. To Harrison Price, the proposal is a surprise and it comes in the worst possible circumstances....

Shadowmancer


SHADOWMANCER is the first book in the Paladin Charm series, and we meet Marius, the Shadowmancer in question. He was human, until he was taken by the Queen of Shadows. She changed him, and he now has more power than he knows what to do with. He is a gentle...

Year of the Demon


YEAR OF THE DEMON by Tara Fox Hall picks up almost where A GOOD YEAR leaves off and we are back in the lives of Debbie and her demon lover, Shaker, who is in the body of action star, Jett Black. Are you with me? Sounds a bit like a soap opera, which fits...

Dangerous Liaisons


DANGEROUS LIAISONS is the first full length book, but the second in this series. We return to Raf and Lara to find a month has passed since their last meeting, and Lara has done all she can to convince Raf she doesn't want anything to do with him. He...

Salvaging Truth


SALVAGING TRUTH (Hunters & Seekers #1) by Joanne Jaytanie is the exciting start of a new romantic suspense series. The books revolve around a salvage and investigation company called Hunters & Seekers run by three ex-SEAL friends. Dagger Eastin, Kaleb...

Triple Knockout


TRIPLE KNOCKOUT (Make Mine a Menage #3) by Jodi Redford is an OMG MMF BDSM erotic romance that demonstrates the freedom of authentic sexual expression and loving without labels. SUMMARY Allie has harbored hot 'n' heavy crushes on her brother Eric's...

Arctic Sun


ARCTIC SUN is the first book in the Frozen Hearts series, and we jump straight in with a model and a mountain man. Or at least, that's how the first appearances seem to be. Both River and Griffin have more to them than it appears. Griffin is a recovering...

Mage of Inconvenience


When a practical union becomes more than they bargain for, West and Julian start to understand that magic and love can be found in the most unusual circumstances. West is running away from his pack. To keep himself safe, he needs the help of a mage...

Overture


Losing her family at a young age, violin prodigy Samantha Brooks, is taken in by Liam North, head of North Security. As Samantha's skills as a violinist increase, so does her infatuation with Liam, which grows during their six years together. But there...

Dangerous Dreams


DRAGON DREAMS is a fast-paced novella prequel to the Obsidian Flame series. In it, we meet Lara, a dragon in hiding, who has a job to do. She has to protect the biggest, baddest Alpha Dragon of them all. Can she do that without exposing her own dragon? This...

Christmas in the Duke's Embrace


Lady Marina Ellis believed Lord Banfield when he said he loved her, that they'd wed as soon as he "settled his future." Fully expecting to be married shortly, Marina gives in to Lord Banfield's pleas, and soon finds herself expecting a child. Suddenly...

The Viscount's Mishap


Rating a book 3 stars is always difficult for me. Every time I have mixed feelings for a book, I rate it 3 stars. I cannot give it more, because I had some issues with the characters and with the story. But it's not bad either. I actually liked it and...

Royally Endowed


I'm leery of getting into royalty-type, aristocratic stories. There you have it, my confession. Not just because royalty stereotypes tend to mirror the British royal folks too much (writ large, with many liberties taken especially with the playboy...

The Earl and The Enchantress


Lizbeth Trethow lost her mother at age seven, and from that tender age started taking on the responsibilities of running her father's household and caring for her baby sister, Charlotte. Now after several seasons, and watching how her friends' marriages...

Mission: Her Defense


MISSION: HER DEFENSE starts off as Kill Bill on steroids as cursed Japanese swords find themselves in the wrong hands, thus necessitating the need for Team 52 to step in. Though since it encroaches on Las Vegas Metropolitan Police turf, it means that...

Cold & Deadly


The marvelous Toni Anderson scores again. COLD & DEADLY is the latest incarnation or rather, the first of the spin-off books of her FBI agents series, and with it comes the same fantastic, faultless type of writing that reminds me why I love romantic...

SHEP The Firefighters of Station #8


This is my first book by Samanthya Wyatt and wowee! Let me tell you what. It will not be my last one, either. Lord have mercy. Someone turn on a fan for me! Being married to my own sexy firefighter, I have a soft spot for books about men and turn...

Back to You


Within the murky trope of second-chance stories, there are a few--with a lot of conditions attached, I must admit--that do work out for me. Kimberly Kincaid's BACK TO YOU quite bravely tackles this as the full story behind Charlie's and Parker's past...

Blood Bond


Diving into a well-established series is difficult at times to orient oneself. However, BLOOD BOND, Ms. Butcher's 10th book in the series, is surprisingly easy to acclimate into from the very beginning. Highlights from previous stories are provided in...

The Beast In A Suit (A Contemporary Tale)


THE BEAST IN A SUIT is a well paced story that brings together Emeline and Adam, two people with very different reasons for being associated with the same company. Both characters are guarded but as the plots twists and turns, things will soon change....

Only a Duke Would Dare


Victor, Duke Sutcliffe, is rapidly approaching his 27th birthday, which normally wouldn't be a cause for concern--if only it weren't for that annoying part of his father's will--the part that states all of the duchy's unentailed property will be forfeit...

Scales of Gold


Brandon is a hunter whose next task is to capture a merfolk. As lucrative as the business is, when he gets to know the merman he's been after, his charming captive is all he can think of. Now, the most important thing is to keep Vez away from the destiny...

My Racy Reverse Harem Book Club


Rose and Devi are the only two members of the Romance Book Club to show up at the library for their meeting while a snowstorm approaches. Unable to walk home in that weather, Lance, the model-attractive librarian, offers Rose a ride home while she wrestles...

Bastard's New Baby


Jackson McKenna needs a wife if he hopes to hold on to his position as CEO of McKenna Logistics and Siobhan O'Malley needs a husband if she has any hope of keeping her nephew away from the greedy fingers of his grandparents. When these two meet, it's...

Cupid's Schemes - Volume 1: A Collection of Sweet Romances


Sixteen quick, cute stories of introductions and connections. Each story was different with its own circumstances and characters. I would recommend you pick this up if you are looking for something short and sweet but please note these are only Cupid's...

A December with a Duke


Widowed Everleigh Chatterton has been dubbed the "Ice Queen" because of her aloofness and avoidance of men. Everleigh has good reasons for steering clear of men--she suffered a brutal attack, and was forced to marry an elderly lecher who regularly abused...

Jake's Redemption: The Angel Eyes Series Prequel


JAKE'S REDEMPTION: THE ANGEL EYES SERIES PREQUEL by Jamie Schulz is a full length prequel to a new dystopian, western, sci-fi romance mash-up series. This story pulled me in right from the first chapter. The author brings you into a new world order in...

What a Wolf Desires


WHAT A WOLF DESIRES is the first book in the Lux Catena series, and we start off with a woman living her life quite happily. That changes when she is summoned back home by her Alpha, the one who sent her away in the first place. Lizette isn't sure what's...

Seduce Me


Charleston (Charlie) Monroe is the CEO of CMI Consulting. Groomed for the position by her father, she has done everything to prepare herself for the position, even turning away from love. "Charleston, do not be bothered with these boys in college....

The Never Veil: The Complete Series


THE NEVER VEIL: THE COMPLETE SERIES gives you the three separate books in one amazing, fantastical read. I had read Nobody's Goddess and thoroughly enjoyed every word, but to read all three back-to-back took me to Noll's world, where I didn't want to...

I Wanna Text You Up


Are you looking for a RomCom series and not sure where to start? Here, start here, and check out Teagan Hunter's series that takes texting to a whole new level. I WANNA TEXT YOU UP is book 3 in this series and I do recommend starting with Let's Get Textual...

Cards of Love: Temperance: A Forbidden Romance


temp·ta·tion (tem(p)-ˈtā-shən)-noun: "a strong urge or desire to have or do something. : something that causes a strong urge or desire to have or do something and especially something that is bad, wrong, or unwise." Dr. Leah Grayson...

Secrets Never Die


Throw in a police procedural-type story and I know Melinda Leigh can make it shine. Ms. Leigh's Morgan Dane juggernaut--into its fifth book here--keeps rolling on and shows no sign of abating and for good reasons. Morgan and Lance tackle a case that...

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