Caitlyn Dare announcement

 

Gravestone Elite, a brand-new, dark, bully romance trilogy from bestselling author Caitlyn Dare is coming SOON!!!

 

The First book in the series, Shattered Legacy is coming March 4th and is available for preorder!!

Preorder Shattered Legacy #1 TODAY!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3rYjN55

 

Add the Trilogy to Goodreads:
Shattered Legacy Book #1: https://bit.ly/GravestoneGR1
Tarnished Crown Book #2: https://bit.ly/GravestoneGR2
Fractured Reign Book #3: https://bit.ly/GravestoneGR3

 

 

 

 

SERIES BLURB:
Welcome to Gravestone…

Where everyone has secrets and only the strongest will survive.

A brand new dark bully romance trilogy from bestselling author Caitlyn Dare, coming March 2021

Blood.
Money.
Power.

Are you ready to be initiated?

 

 

 

 

About the Author:
Two angsty romance lovers writing dark heroes and the feisty girls who bring them to their knees.

Connect w/Caitlyn:
Website: https://www.caitlyndarebooks.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caitlyndarebooks
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CaitlynsDaredevils
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20272477.Caitlyn_Dare
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorcaitlyndare

 

Preorder: I have Lived and I have Loved

I HAVE LIVED AND I HAVE LOVED
Release Date: December 26th

The I Have Lived and I Have Loved Collection will be releasing on December 26th!! 100% of the profits from this anthology will be given to the Live A Thousand Lives charity.

Live A Thousand Lives is a nonprofit dedicated to making audiobooks more accessible to individuals with low to no mobility. To that end, Live A Thousand Lives provides audio players preloaded with classic stories to individuals in hospitals, care centers and nursing facilities.

For every ONE Romance Audio player purchased (loaded with 23 romance novels!), Live A Thousand Lives is able to donate TWO Classic Fiction audio players. These simple-function, easy-to-use players help open a world of books to readers with physical disabilities that prevent them from enjoying traditional books. Your love of books could help bring audiobooks to TWO book lovers with low mobility or physical handicap that keeps them from enjoying traditional books.

Check out www.liveathousandlives.com to learn more about their story, mission and inspiration.

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Blurb:
I have lived and I have loved…

There’s no better feeling than those little butterflies at the end of a romance story. Top Shelf Romance is proud to present a collection of happily ever afters in collaboration with a cause dedicated to providing stories for those in need.

100% of the profits from this anthology will be given to the Live A Thousand Lives charity.

These best selling romance authors have graciously donated their stories for this collection:
Willow Winters, KA Linde, Skye Warren, Carrie Ann Ryan , Nikki Ash, Jennifer Bene, Marni Mann, Melanie Harlow & Corinne Michaels, Amelia Wilde, Livia Grant, Tia Louise, Jenna Hartley, Aleatha Romig, Dylan Allen, Ella James, Nana Malone, Harloe Rae & JD Hollyfield.

Here’s to happily ever afters. All of them.

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Review: Rival Hearts by Brenda St. John Brown

Rival Hearts turned out to be a really enjoyable reading experience! I’ve never read this author before so I’m always a bit leery with new authors but she pulled me into the story instantly. Lucy Maclaren and Stefan Cane have a meet cute of sorts when Lucy stumbles into Stefan as she is coming out of the bathroom. She has hurt her ankle and he rushes off to help her by grabbing some ice. Big mistake! Their unusual first meeting leaves Lucy feeling confused and Stefan feeling attracted.

Lucy knows Stefan is in town to scout out a location for his reality tv show. The same reality tv show that will renovated a local pub and make it a star attraction….thereby putting Lucy’s own pub, The Blue Dog, out of business. Though they share a kiss she resolutely puts him out of her mind… until he shows up three months later as filming begins.

Stefan hasn’t forgotten Lucy. And though she is stubborn, he wants to see where their spark leads. But will Lucy’s worst fears come true?

Rival Hearts has such a wonderful small-town English village vibe. I really enjoyed getting to know some of the characters of the tiny locale and of course, getting to know Lucy. She is somewhat cantankerous (which I love!) and not especially happy about her attraction to Stefan. She is determined to make her own pub shine and Stefan isn’t adverse to helping with that. While there is definitely a competitive feel between them, I found it was more on Lucy’s side. She has good memories of her family pub and for various reasons wants to make it successful. Stefan mostly just is fascinated by Lucy. He has a façade of being a reality star playboy but there is a lot more to him. Though through it all, Lucy is the character that stood out to me.

Rival Hearts is fun and a good way to spend some time. If you like three-legged dogs, chickens, good chemistry and a fast-paced story, this is a good pick!

Release Date: December 7

Britain’s most-eligible bachelor has met the girl of his dreams. Too bad he’s her worst nightmare. 

Stefan Cane has snogged and shagged his fair share of gorgeous women. Yet he’s spent the last three months trying to forget the woman he shared a fleeting kiss with at the Jingle Ball last year.

Now he’s back in the tiny English village, staying across the street from her pub, The Blue Dog. The same pub he’s about to put out of business.

Possibly.

Probably.

According to his endless spreadsheets, bloody definitely.

That’s not the goal of the pub renovation reality show he produces, but the truth is, his job depends on him getting his project done, on time and on budget. Even though the village isn’t big enough to sustain two pubs and Stefan knows it.

Lucy Maclaren knows it, too. She told him that at the Jingle Ball. Right before that kiss he hasn’t been able to forget. The one he desperately wants to repeat.

How is he supposed to do his job when he’s more worried about his so-called rival? Worse, how is he ever going to win her heart when the only thing she wants to see is his backside leaving town – preferably as soon as possible?

Grab Your Copy Here!


Meet Brenda St John Brown


Hi. I’m Brenda.  I’m a displaced New Yorker living in the UK. I lived in London for almost six years, but now I’m living in The North, in a tiny English village. We used to have sheep in our backyard! (Sheep!!)  Now we have a new housing development, so I mostly avoid looking out the kitchen window.

 

My novels are unabashedly romantic and run the gamut from angsty feels to make-you-smile swoons. Hitting the USA Today bestseller list has been the highlight of my career so far because – gah – #authorgoals! When I’m not reading or writing, I’m hanging out with The Boy, talking about random things and being overly strict about electronics.

 

I like running and Doritos, not necessarily in that order. I also like libraries, old churches and Paris. One day I’m going to write a novel set in Paris, which will necessitate lots of trips for “research.” 


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Review: Hard Love by Sara Ney

Hard Love is the newest book in Sara Ney’s Trophy Boyfriends series. It follows Tripp Wallace and newly introduced character, Chandler Westbrooke.

I think more than any other title in this series so far, this one is really true. Tripp is… hard. He has a very difficult time letting people in and I never quite understood why. He has a great family. He gets razzed on by his brother, Buzz, a lot, but it is clear they love each other. And Tripp has a really good life. He is a professional football player, makes good money, has a nice home. But for some reason I just didn’t fathom, he has a difficult time with connecting with women.

Chandler is a sweet woman, newly independent and trying to make her post-college life a success. She is working for her family’s business (which happens to own a baseball team) but she is doing her best to not live off her parents money. Tripp thinks she is rather boring when he first meets her. She is equally unimpressed with him too. In fact, when Chandler lands Tripp flat on his back at his brother’s wedding, well, let me just say I thought it was an unexpected awakening for him.

I liked this book well enough. It isn’t my favorite Sara Ney title and it definitely lacks some of the humor of the previous books in this series but it does end on a high note. Chandler and Tripp’s dog, Chewy, turn out to be the stars of this story and I enjoyed seeing Chandler wake up to her potential.

ARC provided by author for review.

 
 
 
 
 
Release Date: November 19
 
 

 

“HARD TO LOVE.”

 

Hard head. Bad attitude. Terrible boyfriend. That’s what my exes have said about me—but I wasn’t serious about any of them, so what do I care what rumors they spread? What I need is to be left alone; by the press, by the paparazzi, and by women.

 

Too bad I’m about to be surrounded by them for the weekend. My obnoxious, matchmaking brother is getting married, and he’s doing his damndest find me a wedding date…

 

“HARD TO FIND.”

That’s what they say about good men—they’re hard to find. Not that when I find one, I’ll be the type he’s looking for; too nice, too ordinary, too boring.

 

My cousin is getting married, and her fiancé insists on throwing me at his brother. Cold, uncaring professional football player Tripp Wallace would never look twice at a woman like me. Too bad for both of us, I was wrong…

 

Grab Your Copy Here:

Amazon US | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon AU

Free in KU

 

 
 
 
Meet Sara Ney

 

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. 


Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced lattes, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 
 
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Cover reveal: Rival Hearts by Brenda St John Brown

Release Date: December 7

Britain’s most-eligible bachelor has met the girl of his dreams. Too bad he’s her worst nightmare. 


Stefan Cane has snogged and shagged his fair share of gorgeous women. Yet he’s spent the last three months trying to forget the woman he shared a fleeting kiss with at the Jingle Ball last year.

Now he’s back in the tiny English village, staying across the street from her pub, The Blue Dog. The same pub he’s about to put out of business.

Possibly.

Probably.

According to his endless spreadsheets, bloody definitely.

That’s not the goal of the pub renovation reality show he produces, but the truth is, his job depends on him getting his project done, on time and on budget. Even though the village isn’t big enough to sustain two pubs and Stefan knows it.

Lucy Maclaren knows it, too. She told him that at the Jingle Ball. Right before that kiss he hasn’t been able to forget. The one he desperately wants to repeat.

How is he supposed to do his job when he’s more worried about his so-called rival? Worse, how is he ever going to win her heart when the only thing she wants to see is his backside leaving town – preferably as soon as possible?
Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
Add to your Goodreads TBR list!
Meet Brenda St John Brown


Hi. I’m Brenda.  I’m a displaced New Yorker living in the UK. I lived in London for almost six years, but now I’m living in The North, in a tiny English village. We used to have sheep in our backyard! (Sheep!!)  Now we have a new housing development, so I mostly avoid looking out the kitchen window.

 

My novels are unabashedly romantic and run the gamut from angsty feels to make-you-smile swoons. Hitting the USA Today bestseller list has been the highlight of my career so far because – gah – #authorgoals! When I’m not reading or writing, I’m hanging out with The Boy, talking about random things and being overly strict about electronics.

 

I like running and Doritos, not necessarily in that order. I also like libraries, old churches and Paris. One day I’m going to write a novel set in Paris, which will necessitate lots of trips for “research.” 


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Cover Reveal: See Me After Class by Meghan Quinn

 

SEE ME AFTER CLASS by Meghan Quinn
Release Date: November 12th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Add to Goodreads:
https://bit.ly/2FwD22q

 

Preorder:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2HFsZZT
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3mscNK5
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/3kBmwgS
Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/3kzZKGf

 

 

Blurb:
“Did you have relations with my brother . . .”

Good question.

I’d like to preface this by saying it was never my intention to ever get involved in a workplace romance, let alone get involved with the most surly, agitating, and pompous man I’ve ever met who just so happens to be my new friend’s brother.

My intentions were to show students how English and reading books could actually be fun and make a new life for myself in the suburbs of Chicago.

But so far, I’ve managed to be called into the principal’s office.

Coerced into participating in the teacher’s badminton league.

And instigated into passionate fights with Arlo Turner over education and decorum while losing my underwear at the same time.

Known as Mr. Turns Me On, he’s the reason I might get fired from my first ever teaching job.

 

 

About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

Connect with Meghan:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meghanquinnauthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7360513.Meghan_Quinn
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authormeghanquinn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorMegQuinn
Website: http://authormeghanquinn.com
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/meghan-quinn
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LitE4x

Review: A Very Bossy Christmas by Kayley Loring

I love office set romances. It’s just a trope (I guess?) or setting that works for me very well. And that is partially what makes A Very Bossy Christmas so fun. Maddie is Declan’s assistant and he lives to irritate and irk her. But there’s no denying he has feelings for her. Maddie is perhaps a little less clear to read but she definitely gets riled up when Declan is around.

Whose name is the one that pops out of Declan’s mouth when his mother asks if he is seeing anyone? Well, you guessed it. Maddie’s name! And that’s where the trouble and fun begins in this home for the holidays romance.

One thing that bugged me initially is that Maddie and Declan’s conversations often seemed more like bickering than sexy bantering. It took me awhile to get used to that and I did want to throw in the towel but I am glad I stuck it out because when Kayley Loring really attacks the chemistry that is between these two characters, it made the story and their romance a lot more enjoyable for me. Yes, it involves a bit of a ruse on Declan’s family but I think his feelings for Maddie are there from the very beginning. And I quite enjoyed how he groveled for her by the end. Also… Maddie’s niece, Piper, christens their ship name as “Maclan” and it totally made me laugh every time it shows up. As did Piper!

This is a fairly typical romance but it made me laugh and I enjoyed the chemistry of the characters and that made this book a winner for me.

🎄🎅🏻 𝙷𝙾𝚃 𝙽𝙴𝚆 𝚁𝙴𝙻𝙴𝙰𝚂𝙴 🎅🏻🎄

𝐻𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑢𝑝 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝐴 𝑉𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝐵𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑦 𝐶ℎ𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑚𝑎𝑠 𝑏𝑦 𝐾𝑎𝑦𝑙𝑒𝑦 𝐿𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔! 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 ℎ𝑜𝑡 ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝑟𝑜𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒. 𝑂𝑛𝑒-𝑐𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑘 𝑡𝑜𝑑𝑎𝑦!

BLURB

What’s the actual last thing you’d ever want your executive assistant to see you doing the morning after you had hot, drunk, angry sex with her in a terrible hotel room? Dancing around your terrible hotel room to “Come and Get Your Love” like Star-Lord in 𝐺𝑢𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐺𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑥𝑦—naked? Yeah. Me too.

And yet, here we are.

This isn’t even the most unprofessional thing that’s happened between us in the past couple of weeks.

The first was when I agreed to let her have Christmas Day off, but only if she goes with me to three family gatherings as my fake girlfriend.

The second was when she caught me belting out a Christmas song on stage in the awful hotel bar.

The third was the hot, drunk, angry sex that followed, but I do not regret it.

And she hasn’t even found out the real reason I need her by my side this holiday season.

I need to pull it together before I do the dumbest, most unprofessional thing of all—fall head over heels in love with the only assistant who’s lasted more than a month at the job and claims to hate me and my moods more than she hates eggnog.

𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝐼’𝑣𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑒𝑛 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑚𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑠ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝑒𝑔𝑔𝑛𝑜𝑔.

Add to your Goodreads TBR➜ https://bit.ly/AVBC_KL

Audiobook is coming in December and will be narrated by Connor Crais and Mackenzie Cartwright!

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AMAZON UNIVERSAL ➜ mybook.to/BossyChristmas

BOOKBUB http://bit.ly/AVBC-BB

TEASER

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn’t allowed to write about in those PG-13 scripts. Now she’s breathing cleaner air and writing dirtier words. It’s an adjustment she’s happily getting used to.

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Cover Reveal: Hard Love by Sara Ney

Release Date: November 19

“HARD TO LOVE.”

Hard head. Bad attitude. Terrible boyfriend. That’s what my exes have said about me—but I wasn’t serious about any of them, so what do I care what rumors they spread? What I need is to be left alone; by the press, by the paparazzi, and by women.

 

Too bad I’m about to be surrounded by them for the weekend. My obnoxious, matchmaking brother is getting married, and he’s doing his damndest find me a wedding date…

 

“HARD TO FIND.”

That’s what they say about good men—they’re hard to find. Not that when I find one, I’ll be the type he’s looking for; too nice, too ordinary, too boring.

 

My cousin is getting married, and her fiancé insists on throwing me at his brother. Cold, uncaring professional football player Tripp Wallace would never look twice at a woman like me. Too bad for both of us, I was wrong…

 

Add To Your Goodreads TBR List!
Meet Sara Ney

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. 


Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced lattes, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 
 
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Review: Her Christmas Cowboy by Jessica Clare

You may have noticed that I am not a big reader of cowboy romances. Usually, cowboys just do not do much for me. But when I read the synopsis of Jessica Clare’s recent release, Her Christmas Cowboy, I was intrigued. It features a very shy hero and a recently divorced woman who is trying to stand on her own two feet.

Caleb gets tongue-tied around women. He grew up in the Alaskan wilderness with his brothers and though they now live in a more populated area in Wyoming (though still small town), Caleb is still incredibly shy. But he has a huge crush on new teacher, Amy, and wants to make his intentions known… somehow. He volunteers to be Santa to her Mrs. Claus even though the thought of being Santa has him scared. But he’s going to find his courage.

When Amy starts receiving gifts from a secret admirer, she is at first pleased if mystified but soon she is disturbed by the gifts. When Caleb reveals he is one (yes ONE!) of her secret admirers, Amy is pleased. She didn’t think he even liked her. But as he finally opens up, talks a bit more, Amy finds Caleb to be a quality man.

Honestly, this is just a sweet love story. Amy is trying to learn how to do things on her own after her ex-husband controlled her life. She wants to be able to deal with the big hole in her bedroom ceiling but she knows it is a costly repair. And yeah, she cries when it happens but she bucks up and does her best to keep going forward. Caleb’s entrance into her life helps a lot because he ends up doing quite a few repairs as his way of trying to show her he is interested. Amy has to show Caleb that even though she appreciates what he is doing, she knows she has to find her own footing too. These two walk a fine line as Amy searches for independence.

The Christmas setting is WONDERFUL in this book. Oh my gosh if you like sweet love notes, please pick this book up. Caleb finds ways to show Amy his interest (that do not creep her out) in such a positive and affirming way. I just really enjoyed his presence. Amy and Caleb find their way together, learning to talk (well, mostly him) but also enjoying the silences that come with becoming comfortable and intimate with someone you admire and respect.

Her Christmas Cowboy is just a pleasing story. I haven’t read anything from Jessica Clare lately because she is mostly writing about cowboys but I am so glad I took a chance on this book. It’s going to be a great romance any time of the year.

Her Christmas Cowboy is available now!

ARC provided by publisher for review.

Release Blitz: Tofu Cowboy by Lola West

 

TOFU COWBOY (Big Sky Cowboys #1) by Lola West

Release Date: October 8th

 

Add to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55118872-tofu-cowboy

 

 

 

AVAILABLE NOW!!

FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/34Ozoej

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3bbzaiL

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2QIW7jH

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/3lIX4qP

 

 

 

 

Blurb:

She’s a nude model, and her meaty vegetarian cowboy wants a private session.

Tall, blond, rugged Luke Morgan knows how to handle a herd. He’s everything a cowboy should be – but he still feels like the blond sheep in his family because he’s also a soulful artist with a penchant for veggie lasagna.

Twenty-five year old, blue-haired, buxom, beautician Maddie Richards just moved to Conway, Montana. She’s new to small town life, the gossip and the intimacy. Being open and letting people in isn’t what Maddie does best. On a body positive journey, she’s inspired to model nude for a local drawing class.

From the first minute he sees her, up on the podium modeling, Luke can’t take his eyes off Maddie. Their attraction is magnetic, but Maddie has a secret that could ruin everything.

This sexy, smart, rip roaring good time, gallops with tease and titillation and introduces readers to the entire Morgan tribe, a tight knit family of ripped and rowdy ranchers.  When the Morgan’s get together, shenanigans abound. If this is your first foray into the Big Sky Boys Series…well, howdy and welcome to the family!

 

 

 

About the Author:

Lola West writes short, sweet, smart, silly, sexy romance. With a PhD in women’s studies and a flair for the dramatic, Lola likes to keep it real.  Her loves are cotton candy, astronomy, kitten heels and small-town hunks. Lola writes heroes that make you swoon and heroines that talk back. And, she believes that consent is always sexy, even in books.

You can learn more about Lola by visiting lolawestromance.com where there is a FREE BOOK, a prequel to the Big Sky Cowboys Series.

LONG LIVE THE BOOK BOYFRIEND!

 

Connect w/Lola:

Website: https://www.lolawestromance.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lolawestromance

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/romance_lola

Instagram: http://instagram.com/lolawestromance

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20629767.Lola_West

Bookbub: bookbub.com/authors/lola-west

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