Blog Tour / Book Review – WHEN LOVE MATTERS MOST by Kate James



Another great one that wrenches at your heartstrings!  The 2nd book in The K-9 Trilogy did not disappoint.  I loved meeting Rick and Madison and it was great to see Cal & Jessica again from the first book in the series.

Sergeant Rick Vasquez meets Veterinarian Madison Long under non-ideal circumstances.  He’s brusque and a bit condescending because he doesn’t know if she’s qualified to be the primary vet of the San Diego Police Department’s K-9 unit.

On her second meeting of Rick, Madison learns the circumstances that made him be so tightly wound on their first meeting, and appreciates that he is there apologizing for his rudeness.  She likes the man she meets.

They are like oil and water.  Rick fled drug-related violence in Mexico as a boy and has made it his life’s work to end cross-border drug running and helping other young boys like him from being drug into cartels.  Madison is the privileged only daughter of a well-respected judge.  She sees the law as black or white and doesn’t understand Rick’s view on aiding a criminal that has come into the country illegally.

Will the attraction they feel for each other be enough to surpass their differences or will they only be fooling themselves in thinking they can have a relationship?

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Now More Readily Available in Print

This is an exciting time for Harlequin Heartwarming. Thanks to the loyalty of our readers, for the first time, our January releases, including When Love Matters Most, are available as mass-market paperbacks through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Also, When Love Matters Most will be available in select Walmart stores in the United States in February! Please check the Harlequin website for the location nearest you. Thank you to all our readers who made these advancements possible for us!

— Kate

When Love Matters Most (The K-9 Trilogy, #2)When Love Matters Most
(K-9 Trilogy #2)
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
January 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Keeping her safe at all costs

Could their backgrounds be any more different? Rick Vasquez, a K-9 unit sergeant with the San Diego Police Department, fled drug-related violence in Mexico as a boy. Madison Long, who recently became primary veterinarian to the SDPD’s canines, is the privileged daughter of a judge. Rick has dedicated his life to curtailing cross-border drug trafficking and preventing other young boys from being drawn into the dark world of the cartels.

But everything Rick and Madison value, and the growing love between them, is threatened by the dangers of Rick’s job, and the risks he’s determined to take…

Kate James spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Her writing has been recognized with a number of awards, including first place honors for Silver Linings in both the First Coast Romance Writers’ Published Beacon Contest and Ancient City Romance Authors’ Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award. Her November 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release, A Child’s Christmas, received first-place honors from Southern Magic, the Birmingham Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, for the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, placed second in the Ancient City Romance Authors’ Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award, and was a finalist in RWA’s Desert Rose Chapter’s Golden Quill Award and the Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence. Finally, her October 2015 release, When the Right One Comes Along, the first book in her K-9 trilogy, has received a Best Book of 2015 award in the contemporary category.

She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.

Kate would love to hear from you! You can connect with her by e-mail, through her website, her Facebook page, Twitter, or mail at PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0, Canada.

Tour Schedule

January 4th: Launch
January 5th: Katie’s Clean Book Collection
January 6th: Becky on Books & Sunrise Avenue
January 7th: Reading Is My SuperPower & Singing Librarian Books
January 8th: Getting Your Read On & deal sharing aunt
January 10th: Colorimetry & I Am A Reader
January 11th: Mel’s Shelves & Slice of Life
January 12th: Thoughts of a Blonde & Falling Leaves
January 13th: underneath the covers & Teatime and Books
January 14th: Rockin’ Book Reviews
January 15th: Enthralling DimpleLove, Laughter, Friendship
January 17th: Grand Finale

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Book Review – CHANCE OF A LIFETIME by Marissa Clarke



This is one of those books that just grabs my heart and won’t let go.  I love the depth of friendship and love that Gen & Chance have shared even through years of separation.

Genevieve Richards has been blind all of her life and her older brother and parents don’t let her forget it.  None of them are capable of seeing her for the self-sufficient adult she has become.  When she sees how short life truly can be, it nudges her into deciding to live for herself once and for all.  She’s going to complete that bucket list she wrote when she was in high school!

Chance Anderson was her brother’s best friend growing up, and the crush of Genny’s life until a traumatic event took him from her life.  Now when she runs into him 10 years later, she coerces him into helping her complete her List.

Will they be able to get past the happenings of the past and see a future together?

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Book Review – LAST OF THE RED-HOT HEROES by Tina Leonard



I really enjoyed my return trip to Hell!  It’s a quirky town filled with a mix of good down-to-earth people with some unsavory dirtiness mixing in from the other side of town.

Harper Castleberry is a single mother of 6 year old son Michael.  She has a team of gals she’s training in trick riding that she took over from Mayor Judy when she was ill in the previous book in this series.  Back then, Harper was part of the team and they were learning bull riding in hopes of bringing some fame and respectability to Hell, TX to encourage families to want to live there.

Declan O’Rourke is a former SEAL and owns a training facility with his two best buddies Trace and Saint.  He’s intense and sexy and just about the nicest guy you could meet.  He’s been crushing on Harper for years now … waiting for her to be ready to look his way … but he also second guesses himself a lot because he doesn’t want to give up his bachelorhood.

Will Harper finally realize what a great man she has standing in front of her and make her move?

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Book Review – REBEL LOVE by Jodi Linton



Sexy & exciting in a dirty world of drugs and murder.

Em Connors is the President of the Dirty Sinners Motorcycle Club and is willing to do anything to get vengeance for her lovers murder 10 months ago.  Even sink to the murdering levels that surround her.  Even turn on the only “family” she has left.

Cade Jackson, Houston PD, is trying to find evidence to get justice for his partner’s death.  Going undercover into the same biker world that he was undercover with when he was murdered is the only way he’s going to find out who was behind his killing.  If he has to get close to the Motorcycle Princess, so be it.

It starts as a game of cat and mouse to see if he can meld into the club and get the info he needs … but the more Cade cozies up to Em, the more real it becomes.  When it all comes to a head, will Cade take down Em and her MC, or will he turn his back on the law to ride off into the sunset with her?

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Book Review – ONE WEEK WITH THE BEST MAN – Andrea Laurence



The 3rd book in the Brides and Belles series was hard to put down!   The characters are adorable together and light quite a spark!

Gretchen McAlister works hard to make things beautiful as part owner of a wedding planning business, but the shy, awkward woman doesn’t see the beauty in herself.

Julian Cooper is a famous, sought-after bachelor who is best man in one of the weddings Gretchen is helping plan.  When his Manager pulls some strings and makes them an offer they can’t refuse, Gretchen’s business partners volunteer her to “pretend” to be Julian’s current flame at the wedding festivities.

Julian gets a kick out of how shy Gretchen is, and sets in to make her more comfortable around him and people in general.  During all of their acting, true feelings start to emerge.  Can there ever be a future for these two people from different worlds?

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Blog Tour / Book Review – DIRTY PLEASURES by Meghan March



Country artist Holly Wix married billionaire Creighton Karas on the spur of the moment in Book One.  He possesses her with such sexy charisma.

After disappointing her by forgetting a promise about putting her career up there as important as his, Creighton tracks Holly down and goes along on part of her tour to be able to spend time with her and prove to her that she’s important.

She falls harder for him every day.

Can’t wait for the final book, coming soon!

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Dirty Pleasures by Meghan March

Book Two of The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy

Date of Publication: December 29, 2015


Dirty Pleasures

I did it. I married a billionaire.

My reasons are my own, but the last thing I expected was to feel owned.

I may have taken vows, but I’m still determined to be me.

Now his rules are taking over my world, but I’m not the kind of girl to just obey.

There’s only one problem: I might actually be falling for him…

I have no idea how this marriage is going to go, but holding onto a piece of myself while succumbing to his dirty pleasures is shaping up to be the ride of a lifetime.

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About Meghan March

Meghan March is the author of contemporary and erotic romance novels.

Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at

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More from the Dirty Billionaire Trilogy!

Dirty Billionaire: Release Date 12/08/2015

I’ve got a big dick and an even bigger bank account. That’s pretty much where my bio ends.

Honestly, I don’t need to say anything else. I’ve just sold 99% of women on going home with me.

Do I sound like an asshole to you?

That’s because I am.

And guess what? It works for me just fine.

Or at least it did.

Until I met her.

Books talk about sparks flying. Fuck that shit. With her, it was like emergency flares mixed with jet fuel. Or maybe just straight up napalm.

Only one problem.

She wouldn’t tell me her name or her number when she disappeared from the hotel room after the hottest fucking night of my life.

Now I’ve had a taste of unicorn pussy–the sweetest, rarest of all pussy–and I need it again.

So what’s an asshole to do?

I took this problem to the street. A missed connection gone viral.

And when I find her? I’m keeping her.

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Dirty Together: Release Date 01/12/2015

My wife.

I love saying those words.

She’s mine, and if she thinks I’m going to let her run without tracking her down and bringing her back to where she belongs–with me–then she’s about to be introduced to a new reality.

Because I’ll fight dirty to give her the happily ever after she deserves.

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Book Review – TO WIN HER TRUST by Mackenzie Crowne



*sigh*  My name is Lynn, and I’m addicted to Tuck!

I thought I fell in love with Jake in the first book of the Players Series TO WIN HER LOVE  …  it was great to see him and Gracie and the family again throughout this one …. but I was only infatuated with him.  My heart belongs to Tuck!

Great read!  Well written and draws many emotions out of you as you read it.  There is so much humor packed in with the seriousness … I spent at least half the book with a dumb smile on my face just hoping the people around me didn’t think I was crazy, but I couldn’t help it!  Tuck’s exaggerated ego & flirting combined with CC’s feisty sass and hilarious dog just did it for me.

CC Calhoun has lived most of her life in fear.  Fear of strangers, fear of crowds, fear of attention, etc.  She has vowed to herself to get out more and try to improve her life.

Kevin “Tuck” Tucker, handsome wide receiver for the Manhattan Marauders, happens upon CC and witnesses her going into one of her panic attacks, and decides to kiss her as a distraction.  It works!  CC is blown away that a kiss could actually make her breathe again and nip her attack in the bud.

CC decides to test the theory and see if it will work all the time, and Tuck volunteers to be her test subject.  Will their plan help heal her and let her have a better life again?  And will temporary go out the door when they enjoy the time they spend together?

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Blog Tour / Book Review – HOLD ME UNTIL FOREVER by Christina Phillips



A wounded soul finally succumbing to his one true love.

Ella Clark has known the Grayson brothers practically since she was born. Best friends with Cooper since she was 4 years old, great friends with Jackson, and crushing on Alex since she was 12 and noticed boys.

Alex has resisted his attraction to Ella for years by avoiding her as much as possible.  Ever since she laid a kiss on him when she turned 16, he’s been envisioning doing nasty things to her.

Now that Ella is leaving her job at Graysons, she makes one last effort to get Alex to notice she’s alive.  She flirts and propositions him into agreeing to a no-strings affair with her at his adult club, Excalibur.

Will their fun stay just that, or will Ella get Alex to see that his crazy past doesn’t have to sway the future they can have?

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Hold Me Until Forever
Grayson Brothers #3
By: Christina Phillips

Releasing January 4, 2016
Entangled Brazen


 She’s the only one he wants…and the one he can never have…

Ella Clark has been in love with Alex Grayson forever. She’s tired of being invisible—or worse, being treated like his kid sister. If she can just get him to drop his iron-fisted control for two seconds, she’ll prove she knows exactly how to blow his mind.

Alex has been fighting his attraction to Ella since her should-have-been-innocent sweet sixteen kiss burned down his world. He’s damaged, and there’s no way he’ll ever drag her into his screwed up life. Until she offers him something he’s always craved—steamy, no-strings sex inside his exclusive BDSM club. Where she’ll be safe from the darkness that haunts him.

Except there’s nothing safe about being with Ella, and the more she gives, the harder it is to let her go. If he stays, he risks everything, but how can he walk away from the only woman he’s ever needed?


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(Ella’s just told Alex that she’s leaving Grayson’s, and Alex has gone round to her apartment to try and talk her out of it…)

Guilt twisted through her again. Before he’d taken her into Grayson’s she’d been floundering, her self-confidence still in bad shape after her mom’s asshole boyfriend had cornered her when she’d been fourteen. Her succession of part-time and casual jobs was nothing to brag about, and the only constant in her life had been her volunteer work at the Wildlife Retreat.

“I’m not leaving you in the shit. There’s plenty of time to find a replacement for me.”

He gave her a smoldering look. Oh, for fuck’s sake… “No one could take your place.”

If only he were talking about her as a woman and not his indispensable work colleague.

“Hate to say it, but you’ll probably be surprised.”

He didn’t immediately deny it, which stung more than it should.

“You plan on staying in touch?”

She couldn’t tell by his tone of voice whether he gave a damn one way or the other. So much for no one being able to take her place. Looked like he was already over it.

Don’t you dare say it. Heat flooded through her, but the words spilled out anyhow. “I might come visit you in your club one night.”

At least it wiped that infuriating, unreadable expression from his face. He stared at her as though she’d just grown a pair of horns.

“I don’t think so.”

It was the note of finality in his voice that really pissed her off—as if he thought she was joking and he didn’t find it funny.

“Why not? I think I’d really get off on a night at your club.” Take that. If only she didn’t look so rough. It was hard trying to act like a sophisticated woman of the world when she was barefoot and Alex could’ve stepped off the cover of GQ.

“Didn’t know you were into that scene.”

“There’s a lot you don’t know about me.” Including the fact I sleep in one of your old shirts. At least he hadn’t recognized it. Then again, it was about three years old. He’d left it here when the brothers had helped her move in, and somehow she kept forgetting to give it back to him.

Accidentally on purpose.

“I would’ve known about this.”

Was he laughing at her? He didn’t look as if he was, but it was hard to tell what he was thinking.

Whatever. She wasn’t backing down.

“I might not be hardcore, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to experiment now and then.”

“Define what you mean by ‘experimenting.’”

He damn well was laughing at her. What’s the kinkiest thing I’ve read lately? “Ménages.” That’d shut him up. Or turn him on.

“You enjoy having sex with two men at the same time?”

She glared at him. “You find it so hard to believe that two men would want me?”

“That’s not what I find hard to believe.”

His quick-fire response took her breath away. Trust Alex to compliment and insult her in one easy comment.

She cleared her throat, which kind of ruined the worldly aura she was going for, but it was better than choking on her own words. “So, does your club cater for that kind of thing?”

What was she saying? She’d die if he called her bluff.

He didn’t answer right away. His eyes were all dark and smoky and it was suddenly hard to breathe properly. He seemed to be considering her question, which sent prickles of alarmed excitement over her bare skin.

Excalibur caters for almost anything,” he said.





Christina Phillips is an ex-pat Brit who now lives in sunny Western Australia with her high school sweetheart and their family. She enjoys writing paranormal, historical and contemporary romance where the stories sizzle and the heroine brings her hero to his knees.

She’s addicted to good coffee, expensive chocolate and bad boy heroes. Christina is also owned by three gorgeous cats who are convinced the universe revolves around their needs. They are not wrong.
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Book Review – A MOMENT TO DANCE by Jennifer Faye



My return trip to Whistle Stop, New Mexico was quite a pleasure!  I enjoyed seeing Cord and Alexis again who we met in the first book in the series, and I just fell in love with Ella and Tony!  I really enjoyed the first book, but I liked this one even more.  There’s just something about a couple of kindhearted people, who are both carrying huge burdens of guilt for things that have happened in the past, finding each other and together overcoming their heartaches to become even better people that gets you.

Ella Morgan is new to town, and is in desperate need of a permanent job and a way to raise some money fast to pay the taxes on the cabin she inherited as well as fix the place up before it falls down around her!

Tony Granger is sinking beneath all of his responsibilities and feeling like he’s not making the cut in raising his nephew Johnny.  He’s trying his best to help him heal from the death of his parents, but he’s going downhill fast at school, and Tony being approved to adopt him is at risk.

Ella hears about a benefit the firefighters are having to raise money to revitalize the town, and wants to join the dance competition to try to win some of the money she needs for her cabin.  Tony needs someone to tutor Johnny and is willing to trade her his services as a dance partner, for her help with Johnny.

Will they each find the peace they need with each other to share their past regrets and be able to free themselves to have a future together?

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Book Review -A FAMILY AFTER ALL by Kathy Altman



I really enjoyed reading this book.  The writing style is rich and filled with many emotions to take you along on the journey of each character you meet.  I felt sad when reading about the past, I felt hopeful for the future, I grinned and chuckled at their witty dialogue with each other.  It was nice to see a few familiar faces from previous Castle Creek adventures.

Ivy Millbrook runs a dairy farm in Castle Creek, PA.  She’s spent the past year flirting with the owner of Tweedy’s Feed & Seed, trying to get him into her bed.

Seth Walker is a single father of two and isn’t looking for casual.  He doesn’t want to sneak around, but won’t parade anyone temporary into his kids’ lives.  But he can’t deny the attraction he has for Ivy.  Every time they are around each other, it’s filled with hot flirting and torment.

When Ivy has a sudden need of help at the farm, Seth is there to lend a hand even though it inconveniences him and his kids.  While they are working together and getting to know each other better, will they decide to actually date or will Ivy continue to push commitment away?

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