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Quick Review: A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev

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Title:A Bollywood Affair
Author:Sonali Dev
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction,
Published: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Kensington
Rating:♨♨♨♨♨ 5 of 5 cups
Review:
Excellently written with a detailed and nuance account of a cultural divide not just  between countries but within the same society, the western way of life compared to eastern, specifically Indian, urban versus rural traditions.  Readers will simply adore Mili and Samir, especially Mili's charming, innocent, independent personality.  She displays a strength most modern women have when it comes to balancing traditional values with modern ones.  Samir has that strong almost devil may care playboy attitude that hides a sensitive soul and a great talent for cooking.  Ms. Dev has managed to capture the essence of how modern sentiments clashes with long held tradition in Indian society regardless of location. A Bollywood Affair is the perfect blend of humor and poignancy , character and plot driven story and the most i…

Quick Review: Elderberry Croft by Becky Doughty

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Elderberry Croft is a series of short stories to warm the heart. A few paragraphs in and I was engrossed. Reading it was akin to being marvelled at the changing of seasons like those books which are good companions to a mug of cider on a winter day or chilled lemonade on deep summer as you settle in a cosy corner.
The collection breaks down in monthly chapters with romantic titles; such as February Embers, May Enchantments, September Longing. It all began when a mysterious girl moves into an empty cottage at The Coach House Trailer Park and christens it Elderberry Croft. The tenants of the park, who think the park is the last stop on the road and idly while away their days in seclusion, merely gave her a few weeks to move away. But as the new girl, Willow, starts charming her neighbours and breathes certain vigour in each of their lives, her enigma unravels as well and they all journey together towards hope and healing.
Elderberry Croft was a wonderful read filled with inspiration and…

Quick Review: Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay

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Title:Lizzy and Jane
AuthorKatherine Reay
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Christian
Published: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Rating: ♨♨♨♨♨ ( 5 of 5 cups)


Review:
Lizzy and Jane was a perfect melding of those often read and beloved literature with the sustaining comfort of food and the inevitable ups and downs of life. Ms. Reay has crafted a tale so engaging and captivating from its main protagonist to the secondary characters that make it whole and the truly unique approach of melding food and taste in literature. Lizzy as a character was both fascinating and frustrating, totally human while her sister Jane, is well the same. You continuously cheer for them and you hope for that happily ever after not so much for the romance aspect (although thats a given ) but more for them as sisters. Its an inspirational story but its not preaching in its approach. The incorporation of literary works and how it influences your choices in life especially in food was so u…

Deep Summer by Gwen Bristow

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Gwen Bristow’s classic Southern novel tells of the first forays of a family of settlers in deep Louisiana. The Sheramys travelled from Connecticut to what they call then as West Florida in the 1880s to claim a land property. As they cruised along the Mississippi River, they happened to meet a dashing young man who fancied the Sheramy daughter, Judith.  
Originally published in 1937 and the first book in Plantation Trilogy, Deep Summer is mostly the story of Judith Sheramy and Phillip Larne when they first started building their plantation, Ardeith. 
Filled with languid prose and gripping details of slavery in the Deep South, Bristow writes with gentle genuineness but without reluctance. It evokes a bittersweet feeling of nostalgia and painful truths as the author chose to delve down and explore each character’s potentials and presented a spitting image of the struggles of planters and slaves.
What remained to me after reading it is that the characters are quite redeemable. In the be…

Desired by Stacey Kennedy: 0.99c SALE! Rafflecopter Giveaway as well

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DESIRED by Stacey Kennedy Readers of FIFTY SHADES OF GREYare sure to love DESIREDStacey Kennedy’s latest seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality.


Title: DESIRED Series: Club Sin (DESIRED, book #3, BARED, book #2, CLAIMED, book #1) Author: Stacey Kennedy Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance – BDSM Release Date: August 5, 2013 Number of Pages: 292 Publisher: Random House - Loveswept  Format: Digital eBook ISBN:9780553391183 “Sexy, sensual, and totally seductive ... Stacey Kennedy sure knows how to make a girl swoon.”—New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff Synopsis:   Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler canno…

Release Day Launch: Laura Kaye's Just Gotta Say

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Laura Kaye's JUST GOTTA SAY! JUST GOTTA SAY is a 17K-word erotic menage short story. JUST GOTTA SAY will be $.99 and available in print!!
Amazon | B&N | KoboJust Gotta Say is a super sexy friends-to-lovers story and a contemporary ménage a quatres. Here’s the blurb: Callie Davis stumbles upon two of her three male roommates in a surprising, molten-hot midnight tryst and discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. Desire to play with them grips her, and she can’t stop fantasizing about having multiple men, particularly her three long-time best friends. Callie is thrilled when a guys’ night out gives her the perfect opportunity to recreate her fantasy, with the help of a threesome porn video and a bag of sex toys. That is, until Lucas, Jack and Noah return early and catch her in the act. More than anything, the guys want to make her fantasy come true. But Callie has a secret, and she can’t help wondering if being…

Quick Reviews: The Night Garden and Love and other Unknown Variables

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TitleLove and Other Unknown Variables
AuthorShannon Lee Alexander
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Published: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Rating: ♨♨♨♨ 1/2 (4 1/2of 5 cups)
Review:
Beautiful, funny, poignant. It had me laughing and crying, face palming and trying to hide the tears falling, while at work or commuting or anywhere not in the safety of my room. Who knew that mathematical equations hold their own romantic poetry?  Or that Charlie and Charlotte are pieces of the same puzzle who just fit like so.
Or that love is one equation that holds infinite possibilities if you take the chance.

Synopsis:
Charlie Hanson has a clear vision of his future. A senior at Brighton School of Mathematics and Science, he knows he’ll graduate, go to MIT, and inevitably discover solutions to the universe’s greatest unanswered questions. He’s that smart. But Charlie’s future blurs the moment he reaches out to touch the tattoo on a beautiful girl’s neck. 

Blog Tour Stop: Making Headlines by Erin Brown

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Synopsis: When a one-night stand turns into an online photo scandal, Sophie Tucker and Luke McGraw become campus celebrities overnight for all the wrong reasons. Sophie Tucker can’t wait to start her freshman year of college—she has a full scholarship to her dream school and her sights set on landing a coveted staff writer position on the college newspaper. But when a scandalous photo from a one night stand she barely remembers is posted on The Score List, a new tabloid-style gossip site the campus is buzzing about, Sophie realizes her freshman year isn’t going to be what she imagined. As more photos are posted, Sophie decides to use her journalistic prowess to take down the anonymous person behind the site. Luke McGraw is that guy—the vice president of his fraternity, the online editor of the school newspaper, and the one every girl wants to date. When a photo of Sophie, the girl he hooked up with the night before classes started and can’t get out of his head, shows up on The Score List…

What a Lady Needs for Christmas by Grace Burrowes: Exclusive Excerpt

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Title: What a Lady Needs For Christmas Author: Grace Burrowes Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Release Date: October 7, 2014 Genre: Historical Romance

Book Summary

Lady Joan Flynn needs a husband—any husband—if she’s not to find scandal and mischief under her Christmas tree; Scottish wool magnate Dante “Hard-hearted” Hartwell needs an aristocratic wife to gain access to the financing that will keep his wool mills secure. Can holiday magic spin an expedient match into true love, and wary differences into trust?
Exclusive Excerpt

Cover Reveal: Magan Vernon's On Paper Wings

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Today we're revealing the cover in the highly anticipated sequel to My Paper Heart! This is the second book in this southern romance novel and you get your chance to go back to Louisiana and spend some time with Libby, Blaine, and turn up the southern heat!

Title:  On Paper Wings (My Paper Heart #2) Genre:  New Adult Contemporary Release Date:  November, 2014 Cover Designer:  Elizabeth Sharp with Sharp Designs
About On Paper Wings Taking a leap of faith is one thing, but learning to get up when you fall is a whole other story.
After a summer spent with her Aunt Dee in tiny Elsbury, Louisiana, former Chicago princess Libby Gentry traded in her old life for a new one with the southern Casanova, Blaine Crabtree. But just when she thinks things are changing for the better, old girlfriends of Blaine's start coming back into the picture, and not a single one of them are friendly or bad on the eyes. Combine the worry of passing her first semester at St. Joseph Community College and sponsorin…

Doll-baby by Laura Lane McNeal

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Doll-baby portrays New Orleans at a time of the Civil Rights Movement in the summer of 1964 through the eyes of a twelve-year-old, Liberty Bell. 
After the death of her father, Liberty was unceremoniously left in the care of her grandmother she had not met who lives in an old Queen Anne Victorian house with black servants. Coming from the Northwest Coast, Liberty has not seen such eccentricities like the ways of the South or her grandmother, Fannie, who sometimes gets admitted to an asylum.
Quennie, Fannie’s black cook, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Doll-baby, take to Liberty like family and introduce her to the traditions of the South along with old secrets that abound the old house in Prytania Street. In this debut novel, Liberty is confronted with her painful past, her difficult relationship with her mother, the strangeness of Fannie’s house where his father grew up and a new city on the brink of a revolution.

Release Day Launch: Making Headlines by Erin Brown

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Blog Tour Stop: Indecent Proposal ( Boys of Bishop series #4) by Molly O'Keefe

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Goodreads Book Summary: 

Perfect for readers of Susan Mallery and Rachel Gibson, Molly O’Keefe’s gritty and sensual tale of passion and politics features the brother of the heroine from the author’s beloved novel, Never Been Kissed. He’s a driven man who refuses to be distracted—until he meets a beautiful bartender who just may change his life.

With his chiseled jaw and his thick blond hair, Harrison Montgomery was born to lead. Four generations of Montgomery men have served the state of Georgia and now he’s next in line. Harrison, though, is driven to right wrongs: namely to clean up the political mess left by his father’s greed and corruption. But Harrison must first win his congressional bid, and nothing can get in his way—not even an angel who served him whiskey and gave him a shoulder to lean on and a body to love for a night. Problem is, she’s pregnant. Scandal is brewing and there is only one solution: marriage.

Damage control? Ryan Kaminski can’t believe that a cold, calculating p…

As Long As You Love (2B Trilogy #2) Me by Ann Aguirre

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Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. She has her reasons;missing her family, losing her college scholarship. But then there's the reason Lauren can't admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend's older brother.

Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He's the guy who women love and leave, not the one who makes them think of forever;until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her.

Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.






Review: As Long As You Love Me, the second book in Ann Aguirre's 2B Trilogy, is definitely an enjoyable new adult contemporary romance. Its small town girl going back home and starting a romance with her long time crush who just happens to be her best…

Cover Reveal: Shiloh Walker's Furious Fire: Grimm's Circle Book 8

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Holy smokes! We are so excited to bring you the cover reveal for Shiloh Walker's FURIOUS FIRE! FURIOUS FIRE is the eighth novel in her Grimm's Circle Series published by Samhain Publishing. What's even more amazing than this cover!? The first 7 books in the series are on sale for $.99 for a limited timeto celebrate FURIOUS FIRE's upcoming release on November 11th!
FURIOUS FIRE GoodreadsAbout FURIOUS FIRE:
 November 2014 The Grimm are coming to an end…the second to the last book