Friday, June 23, 2017

A Blind Date with a Book!

From The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, California... It's the Dating Game!

Okay, maybe it's not exactly the dating game. Instead of three slightly weird bachelors, we have a stack of blindly wrapped romance books. And instead of an awkward first date, we have a first book from a potential new favorite author.

I've always been curious about the idea of picking a book based on a brief description. Like many readers, I usually pick a book based on the blurb and the cover. If both catch my fancy, I'm game! So to take a chance is exciting. Will this be a book I'll love? Will this author become a new favorite? What book did I get? Well, stay tuned after this brief commercial...

...or you can click "read more."

I promise, if this becomes a series of posts, I won't be quite as corny and cheesy next time. :)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Spotlight: A Sky Full of Stars (The Shaughnessy Brothers #5) by Samantha Chase

A Sky Full of Stars
The Shaughnessy Brothers #5
Samantha Chase
Sourcebooks Casablanca
June 6, 2017

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The stars are about to align in the newest Shaughnessy brothers romance!


Brilliant astrophysicist Dr. Owen Shaughnessy feels more connected to the cosmos than to people. He’s great with calculations, but when he leads a team of scientists to study a famous meteor shower, he doesn’t factor in his free-spirited artist assistant Brooke Matthews.


Polar opposites in personality, the friction between them threatens to derail the project. But the beauty and mystery of the night sky draw Owen and Brooke together—and she’s going to surprise him in ways the stars never could.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Spotlight: Run to Ground (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #1) by Katie Ruggle

Run to Ground
Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #1
Katie Ruggle
Sourcebooks Casablanca
June 6, 2017

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He lost his mentor.
He lost his K9 partner.
He almost lost his will to live.
But when a ruthless killer targets a woman on the run, Theo and his new K9 companion will do whatever it takes to survive—and save the woman neither can live without.

Grieving the death of his partner, Theo Bosco has no room in his life for distractions. Though his instincts scream that he should avoid Juliet ‘Jules’ Jackson, he can’t seem to stay away. It doesn’t help that Theo’s new K9 companion has fallen head over paws with Jules’s rambunctious family.

Or that when he’s with her, Theo finally knows peace.

When Jules rescued her siblings, whisking them away to the safety of the beautifully rugged Colorado Rockies, she never expected to catch the eye—or the heart—of a cop. Yet as Jules struggles to fight her growing attraction to the brooding K9 officer, another threat lurks much closer to home…

And this time, there’s no escape.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Release Blitz: At His Mercy (Forbidden Lovers #1) by Shelly Bell

At His Mercy
Forbidden Lovers #1
Shelly Bell
June 20, 2017

Angel in his arms . . . Devil at her heels

One last, no-strings night of indulgence. That's all Tristan wants before he begins a much-needed new chapter in his life. Instead he finds an innocent angel in pink who brings him to his knees.

Isabella is done hiding from the world . . . and her haunting memories. Discovering courage in the arms of a perfect stranger, she finally lets go and sheds her inhibitions.

To Isabella's shock, she soon learns that Tristan is more than her mystery man—he's her professor. But Tristan isn't the only person who's found Isabella on campus. A dark figure from her past has come back for her. Now Tristan will risk anything to protect Isabella . . . even if it costs him his life.

Paperback Blitz: Kristen Ashley's Colorado Mountain Series

Exciting news! Kristen Ashley's popular Colorado Mountain series is now available in trade paperback with beautiful new covers! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: The Right Ranger (The Men of At Ease Ranch #3) by Donna Michaels

"So, Cord, my spider-slayer, critter remover, orgasm creator extraordinaire, tell me something?" - Haley Wagner

The Right Ranger
Series: The Men of At Ease Ranch #3
Author: Donna Michaels
Publisher: Entangled Lovestruck
Published: June 12, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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Haley Wagner’s life just got a lot more complicated. As if turning her struggling ranch around isn’t tough enough, she’s forced to call him for help. With his hard eyes and even harder body, Cord is an irritatingly sexy contradiction of hot and cold. How can she possibly hide her embarrassing secret when just looking at Cord is a combustible event?

Former Army Ranger Cord Brannigan has a secret, too. He promised his fallen teammate he’d protect the tempting, fiercely independent Haley from a distance, but now they’re stuck together for three weeks. Alone. Keeping his hands off will take every ounce of control he can muster. And that control is slipping…

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Release Blitz: All I Am: Drew's Story (This Man #3.5) by Jodi Ellen Malpas

All I Am: Drew's Story
A This Man Novella
Jodi Ellen Malpas
Forever Yours
June 18, 2017

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Ellen Malpas comes a new novella in the This Man series. You don't need to read the series to enjoy this story, but if you're already a Jesse Ward fan, just wait till you see the advice he gives Drew about falling in love.

I thought I had control.  I was so, so wrong...

I don't need a relationship.  I have Hux, a decadent club where I quench whatever raw desire I choose.  I take pleasure and I give it - no strings attached.  So when Raya Rivers comes in asking for someone cold, emotionless, and filthy... well, no man ever takes his wicked pleasure quite the way I do.

Only Raya is different. Vulnerable. And carrying some deep sorrow that gets past all my carefully constructed walls and inexplicably makes me care.  Now craving controls me.  Ice has given way to red-hot need.

But Raya has no idea about my other life - my real life.  That I'm daddy to an adorable little girl.  My two worlds are about to collide with the force of a supernova.  Once Raya knows the truth, will she be able to accept all I am?