Archives for April 2017

* Review * FIREWOLF by Jenna Kernan

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* Review * FIREWOLF by Jenna KernanFirewolf by Jenna Kernan
Series: Apache Protectors: Tribal Thunder
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on May 1, 2017
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When opposites attract, the sparks ignite more than they bargained for…

Dylan Tehauno is a hotshot, an expert in preventing and fighting forest fires. He knows that the inferno that killed a tech billionaire was no accident—and he suspects that he and filmmaker Meadow Wrangler were supposed to die, too. When lawmakers identify Dylan as a prime suspect, he and Meadow decide to find the real arsonist themselves.

Dylan and Meadow have nothing in common. He's a proud Apache and a war hero, a self-made man. She's a rich girl with a tabloid past. But there's no denying the heat between them. Is there more to their attraction than physical desire? Will they survive long enough to find out?

Danger abounds as we’re drawn into a volatile situation from the start of this story, and taken along on a wild ride of racing to catch the bad guys before they manage to silence them in any way possible! We see many familiar faces from the past stories in this series, and head towards the finish line of getting the answers they’ve been searching for since the Lilac Mine massacre.

Filmmaker Meadow Wrangler has spent most of her adult life as tabloid fodder. She’s rich and spoiled and has been made to feel that she doesn’t match up all of her life, so she goes with the flow and makes sure if she’s going to go down as gossip, it’s going to be exciting! When she meets Apache Dylan Tehauno, sparks fly … in more ways than one!

Lucky for her, Dylan is an experienced hotshot and able to get them to safety when an inferno breaks out! After fighting for their safety, they learn they are the prime suspects for the blaze! Will the connections he has with his tribe be enough to keep them safe until they can find the proof they need to clear their names?


* Review * HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO by Pamela Tracy

* Review * HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO by Pamela TracyHolding Out for a Hero by Pamela Tracy
Series: Safe in Sarasota Falls
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming on April 1, 2017
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This is more than just a case…

Every instinct Oscar Guzman honed in the military and the police academy is telling him that Shelley Brubaker is hiding something. It's not just a secret; he's sure of that. It's something darker, more dangerous. And the only way to protect her is to convince her to open up to him. But Shelley isn't about to let him get that close. Oscar knows that with her con-man ex still at large and probably threatening her, Shelley is suspicious of everyone. But he also knows that at eight months pregnant with a toddler to raise, she's in no shape to fight this battle alone. And he's not about to let her!

A drama filled story that keeps us guessing on what’s going to happen, and throws a few surprises in the mix that we weren’t expecting at all!

Shelley Brubaker’s ex has been causing trouble for her for months now, and just when she thinks it can’t get any worse, there he goes again! She’s so pregnant she’s about ready to pop, taking care of a toddler, and just trying to keep her head above water long enough to get things done and provide a peaceful life for these kids … what does she have to do to catch a break around here?

Oscar Guzman wants info from Shelley about her ex, and if he has to make friends with her to get it, he will … only he doesn’t expect to become emotionally invested in her as well … even when he just knows she’s lying to him and withholding evidence!


* Review * TAMING TRAVIS by Melanie Shawn

* Review * TAMING TRAVIS by Melanie ShawnTaming Travis by Melanie Shawn
Series: Wishing Well, Texas #4
Published by Red Hot Reads Publishing on March 29, 2017
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It was finally happening! Mia James was about to lead her first reality show. But when the beauty with sapphire eyes gets wind that her ex would be involved in the project, her sister suggests that she levels the playing field with a fake boyfriend…

Enter Wishing Well’s wild heart throb, Travis Briggs, who’s more than happy to fill the role and so much more for Mia. Ever since he laid eyes on her, the cowboy knew his world would never be the same…

What started out as pretend will turn very real when emotions and desires can no longer be denied in…Taming Travis…

A fun delve back into Wishing Well, Texas! I didn’t get drawn in to Mia and Travis quite as much as I have his sibling’s stories, but I enjoyed them none-the-less … and it’s always a pleasure to see the old characters again as their lives move forward.  Looking forward to more to come!

Mia James has come to Wishing Well to lead her first reality tv show! She’s really excited and raring to go … until she realizes her ex (who is also her boss) is coming to town to interfere in HER project. She desperately needs a distraction to draw some attention away from the past.

Travis to the rescue! Heartthrob Travis Briggs has been breaking hearts all over town, but he knew one day he’s find “the one” and the minute Mia walks into the room, he knows he’s found her. He just has to convince her of that!


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Featured today is Harlequin MIRA and St. Martin’s Press author BRENDA NOVAK!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Brenda!



It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s career as a bestselling author–she caught her day-care provider drugging her children with cough syrup to get them to sleep all day. That was when Brenda decided she needed to quit her job as a loan officer and help make a living from home.

“When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda says. But she sold that book, and the rest is history. Her novels have made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and won many awards, including five Rita nominations, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Book Seller’s Best and the National Reader’s Choice Award.

Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are proud parents of five children–three girls and two boys. When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually raising funds for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). Click on the graphic below to visit her website to see how you can help!

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My favorite color is … periwinkle.

My favorite place to read is … on my Exercycle (because then I don’t notice the desire to stop–LOL).

My favorite snack is … any baked goods!

My favorite type of music is … Top 40.

My favorite hot beverage is … hot chocolate (crazy about it).

My favorite type of flower is … hydrangeas.  

My favorite time of day is … I love all parts of the day, but it’s nice to relax at night, when my work is done.

My favorite candy is … chocolate covered toffee. 

My favorite hobby is … reading or learning new things via documentaries. 

My favorite place to vacation is … Europe (fascinated by the history).



Look for Brenda’s latest release with Harlequin, FINDING OUR FOREVER, the kick-off to her new Silver Springs series!



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The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys’ Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch’s owner, that she’s really her daughter? Cora’s not sure she can do that, not unless she’s confident the news will be welcomed. And once she gets to know Elijah Turner–Aiyana’s adopted son and ranch manager–that decision becomes even more difficult.

Although Elijah can’t deny his deep attraction to Cora, he’s always struggled with trust. Anyone with his past would, and there’s something about the ranch’s newest employee that isn’t exactly as it seems. But if the feelings she awakes in his guarded heart are any indication, she might be just what he’s long been waiting for.




COMING SOON in the Silver Spring series …


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Silver Springs

Struggling to make ends meet after a messy divorce, Sadie Harris is at the end of her tether. Her waitressing gig isn’t enough to pay the bills let alone secure primary custody of her son, Jayden, a battle she refuses to lose. Desperate, she accepts a position assisting Dawson Reed—the same Dawson Reed who recently stood trial for the murder of his adoptive parents. Joining him at his isolated farm seems risky, but Sadie is out of options.

Dawson has given small-town Silver Springs plenty of reasons to be wary, but he’s innocent of the charges against him. He wants to leave his painful past behind and fix up the family farm so he can finally bring his dependent sister home where she belongs.

As Sadie’s and Dawson’s professional relationship grows into something undeniably personal, Sadie realizes there’s more to Dawson than the bad boy everyone else sees—he has a good heart, one that might even be worth fighting for.



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Silver Springs

Sometimes starting over means finding everything you’ve been missing…

After catching her fiancé cheating—with another man–usually straight-laced, workaholic scientist Ellie Fisher liberates her wild side just long enough to indulge in a passionate one-night-stand with a tall, dark stranger she meets at a trendy Miami bar. Embarrassed by her recklessness, she ducks out the following morning without learning the guy’s full name, something that shouldn’t have been a problem…until a pregnancy test turns positive.

Being a professional football player, Hudson King has always been cautious around women. But this one had been different—so disinterested in his celebrity, so convincingly into him. When Ellie tracks him down, claiming she’s carrying his baby, he’s stunned. And more than a little betrayed.

But after growing up as an orphan, he’ll do anything to stay involved in his child’s life, so he urges Ellie to move to Silver Springs where they can co-parent. Hudson has a lot of love to give—certainly enough for his child, and when their initial spark reignites, perhaps for Ellie too…



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Savanna Gray needs a do-over. Her “perfect” life unraveled when, to her absolute shock, her husband was arrested for attacking three women. With her divorce settled, she takes her two children home to Silver Springs to seek refuge between the walls of the farmhouse where she was born. It needs a little TLC, but she’s eager to take control of something.

Gavin Turner understands the struggle of starting over. Abandoned at a gas station when he was five, it wasn’t until he landed at New Horizons Boys Ranch as a teen that he finally found some peace. He steps up when Savanna needs help fixing things–even when those things go beyond the farmhouse.

Despite an escalating attraction to Gavin, Savanna resolves to keep her distance. She trusted her ex, who had a similarly tragic background, and is unwilling to repeat her past mistakes. But it’s hard to resist a man whose heart is as capable as his hands



And coming soon in her “The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles” series with St. Martin’s Press …

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The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles


Evelyn Talbot, a psychiatrist at a maximum-security prison in remote Alaska, studies some of the world’s worst serial killers. But she’s about to meet her most elusive patient at Hanover House yet: Dr. Lyman Bishop, AKA the Zombie Maker given his fondness for performing icepick lobotomies on his victims. A brilliant cancer researcher, Bishop is either the most cunning psychopath Evelyn has ever encountered—or he is wrongly convicted.


When a new ice-pick fatality occurs, it seems Bishop really was wrongly convicted. Except…Evelyn has a personal connection to the murder victim and that suggests the killer may be someone from her own past: Jasper Moore, her high school boyfriend who tortured her and left her for dead when she was only sixteen. Jasper murdered three of her friends back then—and was never caught. Is he trying to send a message with this copycat crime? Is he coming for her next? The only thing Evelyn knows for sure is that if Jasper is on her trail, she might not be able to escape again . . .



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Welcome to Hanover House….

Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot has dedicated her life to solving the mysteries of the psychopathic mind. Why do psychopaths act as they do? How do they come to be? Why don’t they feel any remorse for the suffering they cause? And are there better ways of spotting and stopping them?

After having been kidnapped, tortured and left for dead when she was just a teenager—by her high school boyfriend—she’s determined to understand how someone she trusted so much could turn on her. So she’s established a revolutionary new medical health center in the remote town of Hilltop, Alaska, where she studies the worst of the worst.

But not everyone in Hilltop is excited to have Hanover House and its many serial killers in the area. Alaskan State Trooper, Sergeant Amarok, is one of them. And yet he can’t help feeling bad about what Evelyn has been through. He’s even attracted to her. Which is partly why he worries.

He knows what could happen if only one little thing goes wrong…




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Evelyn Talbot knows that a psychopath can look perfectly normal. She was only sixteen when her own boyfriend Jasper imprisoned and tortured her―and left her for dead. Now an eminent psychiatrist who specializes in the criminal mind, Evelyn is the force behind Hanover House, a maximum-security facility located in a small Alaskan town. Her job puts her at odds with Sergeant Amorak, who is convinced that Hanover is a threat to his community…even as his attraction to beautiful Evelyn threatens to tear his world apart.


Then, just as the bitter Alaskan winter cuts both town and prison off from the outside world, the mutilated body of a local woman turns up. For Amorak, this is the final proof he needs: Hanover has to go. Evelyn, though, has reason to fear that the crime is a personal message to her―the first sign that the killer who haunts her dreams has found her again. . .and that the life she has so carefully rebuilt will never be the same….



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* Review * THE ARGENTINIAN’S VIRGIN CONQUEST by Bella FrancesThe Argentinian's Virgin Conquest by Bella Frances
Series: Claimed by a Billionaire
Published by Harlequin Presents on April 1, 2017
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His most tempting conquest!

Lucinda Bond might be descended from English nobility, but her aloofness hides painful insecurities. Painful enough that she's never allowed herself to be touched.

Then Dante Hermida sweeps her from the Caribbean Sea, assuming she's drowning, and Lucie finds herself in the arms of Argentina's most outrageous playboy! His arrogance challenges her, but his caressing gaze ignites a desperate desire…

Despite Lucie's defiant facade, soon Dante has her at his sensual command! But discovering Lucie's innocence, this dark-hearted Argentinian finds himself longing to claim her…with a need that shows no sign of abating!

Two lost souls buried in subterfuge finally meet their soul mate! Bella Frances takes us along for the ride as she weaves a magical story filled with painful pasts, passionate awakenings and longings for a forever they have only been able to dream of! Great characters who charmed their way into our hearts.

Desperate to escape the pressures surrounding her, Lady Lucinda Bond is simple going for a swim when she is abruptly disturbed and manhandled by none other than Argentinian playboy Dante Hermida! In Dante’s defense, he thinks he’s rescuing her from drowning, but it doesn’t lessen her fury one bit!

Dante can’t believe the uppity airs surrounding Lucie. So what if she stems from English nobility, she’s still lucky he gave her the time of day! The two butt heads as they challenge the shields they each have up to protect themselves from the scars of life. She lives her life hiding from the limelight, and he spends his life partying in it.

When they suddenly find themselves in need of the other one’s help, they agree to spend a short time together and then go their separate ways … after they throw a fling into the mix of course!


* Blog Tour / Book Review * TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY by Melissa Foster

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* Blog Tour / Book Review * TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY by Melissa FosterTruly, Madly, Whiskey by Melissa Foster
Published by World Literary Press on April 10, 2017
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Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm's length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She's a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey's midnight fantasies. She's also one of his closest friends.

Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his.

The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there's no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotionally charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew.

Melissa Foster has a magical way with words that weaves its way into your soul and makes you feel like her characters are your close personal friends! She’s really outdone herself with this story! We feel the sexual tension between them instantly and as we get into their story, we feel the compassion and pain they both feel so strongly. Great characters with a mix of sweet and sassy along with a healthy dose of strength and confidence! Can’t wait for more from this family and group of friends!

Bear Whiskey knew the day he was introduced to Crystal Moon by his best friend’s girl that she was different. Yes, she was sexy and hot and her sassy mouth really got to him … but besides that, there was just a real connection. No matter how many times she put him off, he patiently pursued her … 8 long months of showing her how great he was finally did the trick.

Crystal has weathered many storms in her life, and she’s finally at a point where she thinks she has found her saving grace … until Bear steps into her life and starts stirring up feelings and emotions that she’s not so sure she can handle! She resists him for as long as she can, but when she finally decides to give a relationship a try, she’s terrified it’s all going to explode around her.

When secrets are exposed and dreams come to the surface, will these two be able to overcome and heal the hurt as they walk into a brighter tomorrow with each other?




Truly, Madly, Whiskey

By: Melissa Foster

Releasing April 10, 2017
World Literary Press


A new sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm’s length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She’s a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey’s midnight fantasies. She’s also one of his closest friends.

Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his.

The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there’s no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotional and sexually charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew about themselves.



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“Really, Bear. I can drop you at your place before I go to the fabric shop.” Crystal started the car, feeling more in control than she had inside the shop. She hated the way she’d frozen up when things had gotten hot between them. She wanted him. After putting herself through three years of therapy, dealing with not only the trauma of the attack, but the bullshit with her mother and the loss of her father, she was sure she could handle anything. She’d dated other guys since she’d left college without issue. Why did it have to be different with the only guy she wanted to be close to? It pissed her off that her past still owned a piece of her, and she needed to get over it before Bear got fed up and walked away for good.

“I have to go to the store anyway.” He flashed one of his smiles. “We might as well go together.”

“You need to go to the fabric store?” she said flatly, knowing he was bullshitting her. She realized her car smelled different, cleaner. The seats were shiny, the dashboard dust free. “Did you clean my car?”

“Detailed it,” he said casually, as if he did this type of thing every day. For all she knew, he did. “Changed your oil, topped off your fluids. You really need to do those things every three thousand miles.” He touched the doll hanging from her rearview mirror. “I dusted off this, too, even though I’m a little worried that it’s a voodoo doll.”

She wasn’t about to tell him it was a worry doll that she loved more than life itself.

“Bear.” She couldn’t suppress her smile about the voodoo doll as she drove toward the store. “You really need to stop acting like you have to take care of me. I appreciate you handling the inspection, which I’m paying you for, by the way. But you don’t have to do all these things for me. I already like who you are.” Even if I have a hard time showing it.

“I know you do,” he said, as cocky as ever.

Why is that such a turn-on?

“I didn’t do it to get your attention. Shit, six three, two thirty.” He flexed his biceps and winked. “You’re sitting next to Peaceful Harbor gold, baby. I’ve got your attention.”

She couldn’t suppress a laugh. “That you do, and probably half the women in this town.”

“Only half?”

He kept her laughing the whole way to the fabric store, and it was just what she needed. It really had been a long day. They’d hosted three parties, and one of the mothers was just about the most obnoxious woman on earth. She’d pushed her daughter toward pink frilly outfits for the first half hour, when all the little cutie had wanted was to dress up as a skateboard princess. Gemma realized Crystal was going to strangle the wench, and she’d calmly suggested the woman head down to Jazzy Joe’s for coffee. The rest of her day hadn’t been much better. Plus, she’d spent the morning overthinking everything about her relationship with Bear, which was probably why she’d freaked out when she’d really been dying to kiss him.

She parked in front of the fabric store. There were some things that just didn’t fit in the world as Crystal knew it, and Bear Whiskey clad in a tight black T-shirt that said Whiskey Bro’s across his massive chest, a pair of snug, low-slung black jeans, and leather boots strutting into Jennilyn’s Fabric was on the top of the list.

She pulled her list from her bag as his eyes coasted over the store. What was he thinking, coming with her? That was dedication she could not ignore. The epitome of commitment.

That is Bear.

My Bear?

She toyed with that as he draped his arm over her shoulder. She wondered what had taken him so long. She’d expected him to do it the second she’d stepped from the car, but he was probably in shock that they were actually going to a fabric store. She smiled to herself as he leaned closer and rubbed his nose along her cheek.

“Can I help you?” she asked with a laugh.

“You smell like jelly beans, and I happen to have a thing for sugary goodness.”

“You can’t seriously have that good a sense of smell.”

He pressed an unexpected, and deliciously warm, kiss to her cheek and reached into her purse, withdrawing a bag of jelly beans. “Hoarding? Or were we going to hide these later in your body and let me find them?” He moved his mouth beside her ear and whispered, “Blindfolded. With my hands tied behind my back.”

He nudged her deeper into the store. Holy crap. She’d stopped walking. Was she breathing? And was that a thing? Blindfolded? Hands tied behind his back? Oh, the control that would give her. She’d be at no risk of being overpowered. But would she want that much control? She imagined herself lying naked on her bed, watching as his greedy mouth moved over her breasts, down her belly, and she felt herself go damp.

No, no, no.

Ice cream. Ice baths. Cow poop!

Her body continued vibrating from the inside out. This was bad. Really, really bad. Like a virus she couldn’t shake. She needed an anti-Bear pill. Stat!



Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.





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* Blog Tour / Book Review * FAKING IT by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

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* Blog Tour / Book Review * FAKING IT by Carly Phillips and Erika WildeFaking It by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
Published by CP Publishing LLC on April 11, 2017
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Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn't into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there's only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancé. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement, quickly becomes something more serious that neither one ever anticipated.

A swoon worthy hunk of a man wins our hearts in the latest by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde! He’s rich, hunky, and a kindhearted soul who sets out to help out a friend and have a little fun doing it, but winds up feeling more than he ever expected. Great group of friends and family and a sweet yet sexy, hot read!

Max Sterling and Hailey Ellison started working together on a project a few months ago and developed into friends who enjoy a few good laughs and friendly conversation each time they see each other. Max can’t believe how attracted he is to her … but unfortunately for him, she’s taken … or is she??

When Hailey needs a warm body to fill the position as her fake fiance to get her out of a little business snafu, Max ends up being her guy. And when he finds out that she’s free, all bets are off and he sets out to woo her into enjoying a heated fling with him while they pull off their fake engagement. When it comes time to call it quits, will they be in too deep?




Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde

Faking It
April 11, 2017


Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn’t into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there’s only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancé. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement, quickly becomes something more serious that neither one ever anticipated.



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Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at


***About Erika Wilde***

Erika Wilde is the author of the sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she’s not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at



* Review * EXPECTING THE BILLIONAIRE’S BABY by Andrea Laurence

* Review * EXPECTING THE BILLIONAIRE’S BABY by Andrea LaurenceExpecting the Billionaire's Baby by Andrea Laurence
Series: Texas Cattleman's Club: Blackmail
Published by Harlequin Desire on April 1, 2017
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A Texas-size pregnancy surprise!

Cecelia Morgan needs to take her business to the next level, and decorating the new luxury resort in Royal, Texas, is just the ticket. But at the meeting to pitch her designs, she comes face-to-face with Deacon Chase, her former flame from the wrong side of the tracks who grew up to be a billionaire hotelier. Turns out he's the silent partner in this project. Their chemistry is off the charts. Too bad she's spoken for.

But when the blackmailer terrorizing the Texas Cattleman's Club targets Cecelia, revealing a past secret that ruins her present engagement, she turns to Deacon for comfort…only to soon be expecting!

The ultimate in reunited love! I didn’t think it was possible for me to like Cecelia after how mean and uptight she and her “mean girl clique” were in a previous book in the series, but Andrea Laurence performed a miracle and made her likable! Not only did I understand her attitude, but I even pulled for her to win her guy.  Great characters, a sweet reunion and a happily-ever-after with all the feels!

Cecelia Morgan is crossing her fingers that the expansion she wants to happen with her successful business will work out. She’s putting her all into this presentation to decorate the new luxury hotel in Royal, Texas, The Bellamy Hotel. When she walks into the meeting to present her bid, she’s sure she’s about to be laughed out of the room though, when she finds out the silent partner in the hotel is none other than the high school boyfriend she dumped years ago.

Billionaire Deacon Chase has come a long way from when he was the boy from the wrong-side of town dating the rich, popular girl in school. He dearly loved her, and even though it’s been many years and he’s had a good life since, he’s never forgotten her or the future they had planned together. When the blackmailer targeting the Texas Cattleman’s Club sets their sights on Cecelia, will he be able to help rescue her from becoming the talk of the town?


* Review * FIGHTING ATTRACTION by Sarah Castille

* Review * FIGHTING ATTRACTION by Sarah CastilleFighting Attraction by Sarah Castille
Series: Redemption #4
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 4, 2017
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My sweet, sexy Penny has a dark side. Just like me.
I will have her. And then I will lose her, and suffer a lifetime of regret.

Rampage. Everyone loves him. He is Redemption's top heavyweight fighter and the biggest gossip in the gym. But he isn't the teddy bear everyone thinks he is. He's hiding a dark secret-and he hates himself for it.

Twice a week, Rampage transforms into Master Jack, a notorious dom only the most hard-core submissives will play with. How can he-a Southern gentleman, bred to respect and protect women-want to dominate them?

But Penny Worthington wants him. Beneath her pearls, kitten heels, and prim British exterior beats a tortured heart...Master Jack is the only one who can set her free.

An explosive delve through dark secrets and intense desires to find their soul mate! Fun characters and hot sex help carry this book as the plot dips and recovers throughout with periods of dragging only to come back to an exciting pivot. Overall a satisfying read with a happy ending.

Jack “Rampage” Caldwell is just getting his MMA career to the peak he has wanted for a long time when he can’t seem to keep his mind free of Pen. He’s not good for her and no matter how much his heart races when she’s near, there’s no way he can answer the pull he sees in her eyes. He has secrets that he’s not proud of … he can’t pull her down with him!

British born Penny Worthington puts off the air of being proper, but has dark secrets and desires hidden beneath the surface. She sees a kindred spirit hiding beneath the southern gentleman facade that the public sees of Jack. Can she bring herself to reach out and grab what she wants most in life … even though she knows he deserves better?


* Review * THE SPANISH TYCOON’S TAKEOVER by Michelle Douglas

* Review * THE SPANISH TYCOON’S TAKEOVER by Michelle DouglasThe Spanish Tycoon's Takeover by Michelle Douglas
Published by Harlequin Romance on April 1, 2017
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The new boss…

Her family hotel has just been taken over and Wynne needs to do whatever it takes to seem bright, breezy and unflappable. Easier said than done! If she can work nicely with the charismatic Xavier Ramos then her colleagues might just keep their jobs…

Xavier has no qualms about ruthlessly transforming a homely motel into a chic boutique hotel—only, he has a fight on his hands against fiery Wynne! While he's busy taking over her hotel, with every battle he finds she's taking another piece of his heart…

Captivatingly sweet! From the moment they meet, we are intrigued by the chemistry Wynne and Xavier share. Great characters, a heartwarming story line and just a whole lot of feel good reading!

Wynne Stephens isn’t looking forward to meeting the new owner of the hotel that’s been her family treasure for years, but she’ll do anything she can to make nice so her staff can keep their jobs. Will she be able to win over the new owner … and when she learns his true reason for taking over, will she even want to try?

Xavier Ramos isn’t here to make friends. He’s here to turn this eyesore of an inn into the ever efficient kind of facility he runs all over the world. Having it fulfill a bit of payback and revenge at the same time is simply his just reward.

Past secrets, misunderstandings and lots of cozy interaction pave the way to both sides reassessing what’s really important in life.