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Believe in My Heart by Maria K. Alexander

Ruth West - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Title: Believe in My Heart
Author: Maria K. Alexander
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Published: Nov 17, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday





This was a well-written contemporary romance. The characters were engaging and I really enjoyed that Hope was honest, vulnerable, and willing to be open to a relationship even though she had recently gone through a break-up. Vinnie had also experienced a break-up, and he was willing to look at himself and make some changes to become a more mature, balanced person. I was drawn in to this story and found it difficult to put down while I read to the end to find out what would happen. I was rooting for these characters. This book can be read as a standalone story, though it is the fourth in a series. I will be looking for the other books in this series as well as more books by this author.
Reviewed by Robin


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Crazy Little Thing by Tracy Brogan

Ruth West - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Bell Harbor is a one-million copy bestselling series.

If Sadie Turner is good at anything, it’s putting stuff in order. So when she finds her “perfect” life in disarray, she hopes a summer vacation at her aunt’s lake house will help her piece it back together. She wants to relax, reboot, and heal the wounds left by her cheating ex-husband. And that requires time away from men. All men.

Or so she thinks.

With two slobbering dogs and two cousins living there—one a flamboyant decorator intent on making over Sadie—it’s hard to get a moment’s peace at eccentric Aunt Dody’s house, especially with everyone so determined to set her up with Desmond, the sexy new neighbor.

Desmond is Sadie’s worst nightmare. Tall, tanned, muscular…and to top it off, he’s great with her kids. But he must have a flaw—he’s a man—so Sadie vows to keep her distance.

As summer blazes on, the life Sadie is trying so hard to simplify only becomes more complicated—a new career presents itself, her evil ex haunts her, and Aunt Dody reveals a tragic secret—but maybe a little chaos is just what Sadie needs to get her life back in order.

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Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss

Ruth West - Monday, October 09, 2017

Fresh off a divorce from a Hollywood hotshot, Madison Atwood needs an escape. With the paparazzi fresh on her heels and her love life splashed on every tabloid, she runs away to a swanky retreat in Northern California. Avalon Springs is the mountainside haven she needs to find herself again.

Luke Dawson lives off the grid, preferring solitude to society. When he finds a beautiful woman soaking in the hot springs on his property, he can’t stop himself from watching her. She captures his attention, but she’s just a city girl—a beautiful distraction disturbing the peace he’s settled here to find.

When Madison discovers Luke’s secluded cabin, he can’t turn her away again. They make no promises. Madison needs to feel wanted again, and Luke misses the touch of a woman. But when mother nature has other plans, they’re forced to spend more than a night of passion together. Can Luke say goodbye to the only woman who’s made him feel anything in years, and can Madison leave behind the man who brought her back to life?

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Show Me the Way by A.L. Jackson

Ruth West - Sunday, October 08, 2017

Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.

The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.

Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.

She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.

When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.

She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.

Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.

One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.

But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.

Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .

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Draekon Heart by Lee Savino and Lili Zander

Ruth West - Saturday, October 07, 2017

Back on Earth is a man who wants to kill me.
Back on Earth, I slept with a knife under my pillow to be safe.

There’s no coffee on the prison planet. No pizza. No chocolate.
I should be thrilled that there might be a way back home.

Except I don’t want to return.
Here, I feel safe.

Because Mike isn’t here.
And because Thrax and Zorux are.

But I’ve sworn off guys.
No matter how hot they are.
No matter how much I want to kiss them.
No matter how much I want to run my hands all over their hard bodies…

There are a hundred reasons why the three of us shouldn’t be together.
There’s still no sign of my friends.
The rescue attempt is spiraling into disaster.

And most importantly, I’m fairly sure that the Draekons I’m falling in love with aren’t my mates.

Draekon Heart is the third book in the Dragons in Exile series. It’s a full-length, standalone science fiction dragon-shifter MFM menage romance story featuring a wary human female, and two sexy aliens that win her trust and her heart. (No M/M) Happily-ever-after guaranteed!

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Author & Reader Registration Information

Ruth West - Thursday, September 28, 2017



We are excited to announce our keynote author is Lori Foster!

Lori Foster is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author. She has received the Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy and for Contemporary Romance; Amazon’s top-selling romance title for Too Much Temptation; Amazon’s Top Ten editors’ picks in romance for Causing Havoc; Waldenbooks’ second “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance for Say No To Joe; the BGI group’s “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance for the The Secret Life of Bryan, “Bestselling Romantic Comedy” for Jude’s Law, “Bestselling Romantic Suspense” for Back in Black; and Amazon’s #1 Editors’ Pick in Romance for Servant: The Acceptance.

Lori has been featured as a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle, and the USA Today “Quick Cross” puzzle.

To give back to the community, Lori does an annual “benefit” book where all advance and royalties go to a charity, and she hosts the annual “Reader & Author Get Together,” facilitating major interaction between readers, authors, and industry professionals while also donating all proceeds from raffles to local charities.

Visit Lori at her website LoriFoster.com

Author Registration: 
We hope you'll be there to join Keynote Author Lori Foster in welcoming readers and fans to Richmond. Author registration is by invitation only.

We will be offering two levels of author participation.

Our Hosting Author level with include our Friday night reception, a Saturday morning workshop with our keynote author Lori Foster, a hosted table at lunch (with seven readers), a single six foot table at our signing, our "Old-Fashioned County Fair" buffet dinner with lots of fun and games, and an exciting "after-party" at Visions nightclub. The price for this author package will be $325.00.

We will also be offering a Signing Author package which will include our Friday night reception, a Saturday morning workshop with our keynote author Lori Foster, lunch (seated at a hosting author's table), a shared eight foot table at our signing, our "Old-Fashioned County Fair" buffet dinner with lots of fun and games, and an exciting "after-party" at Visions nightclub. The price for this author package will be $225.00.

Invitations are going out as we speak, so if you are interested in receiving an invitation please fill out the form to request an invitation.

Reader Registration:
We hope you'll be there to join Keynote Author Lori Foster, as well as dozens of others USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors for a weekend of fabulous food and fun in Richmond, Virginia. Reader registration will open on March 1, 2018.

Our VIP Reader ($125.00) ticket will include:

1. Friday night - Welcome party at Visions Nightclub

2. Saturday Luncheon with Authors. Every reader will receive a hostess gift from their table hostess, plus a ticket for the larger prizes donated by each author - fifty prizes in all.

3. Early access to Book Fair and Signing - 100 plus authors.

4. A fantastic buffet dinner with host authors with "Old-Fashioned County Fair" theme. Games, prizes, fun galore!

5. Saturday night after party at Visions Nightclub.

Again, reader registration will not officially open until March 1, 2018. But by joining our "Early Bird" list, you receive the following:

1. Coupon good for $10.00 off $125.00 VIP package.

2. Access to our private Facebook Group. During the months of January and February, one VIP registration will be given away in the group to a lucky reader. The only way you can win this prize is to sign up for the mailing list.

3. Early registration. This list will be given 48 hours to register from March 1 to March 3, ensuring those who have signed up get first chance at the luncheon (we expect it to sell out fast!) as well as first choice of author lunch table. To join the list - just answer a few easy questions, give us your email, and you're good to go. We'll contact you within 48 hours with information about joining the private Facebook group.

Fill out the form here.

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Rose by Shanna Hatfield

Ruth West - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Title: Rose (Beach Brides Book 9)
Author: Shanna Hatfield
Publisher: Amazon
Published: July 18, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance




This story is part of a 12 book series. Each installment is written by a different author and tells the tale of a different member of the Romantic Hearts Book Club. The latter is an online group of readers who are diehard romantics and have not been successful in love. They all decided to meet so enjoyed a Caribbean vacation together. One night, they each wrote a note hoping it would lead to Mr. Right, stuffed it into a bottle and threw them into the ocean.
Tanner Thomas’ mom finds one of the bottles and after reading the note presses her son about contacting the woman who wrote it. Our hero makes appeasing noises, takes it home, puts it away and promptly forgets all about it.
When he does eventually come across the bottle again, he reads it and is intrigued enough to reach out by email to the author of the missive. As they get to know each other online, Tanner feels compelled to meet the sweet woman. He takes time off and travels to the West Coast in order to do just that.
Rose Lawson lives in a small town and is the owner of a shop called One Vintage Rose. She has been unlucky in love and after having her heart broken has put her efforts in running her shop and teaching crafting classes, there. When her recent online friend shows up unexpectedly, she discovers that he may be the man of her dreams.
Rose is a well-written sweet and gentle romance with a delightfully quirky and charming heroine, humor, and a non-ostentatious-secretly-wealthy-yet-down-to-earth hero. The author swirls in a couple of scene stealing secondary characters for readers to chuckle over and with. It is a lovely standalone read and as a bonus includes a recipe to try. This lighthearted read is great for lazing an afternoon or evening away.

Reviewed by Lil

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Stolen by Addison Cain

Ruth West - Saturday, September 23, 2017

Title: Stolen (Alpha's Control Book 1)
Author: Addison Cain
Publisher: Blushing Books
Published: September 26, 2017




Dark, Delicious, and Seductive. Stolen by Addison Cain is a science fiction romance that is edgy and hot that will have you thinking about this book even after you finish reading it. From the very first chapter, we are thrown into a fast moving but well paced plot where Brenya's life is in peril. It's easy to get into this book without feeling overwhelmed early on. The danger element heightens all of ours senses, immediately feeling empathy as we follow her plight, which never seems to waiver. Brenya is a strong character and we immediately like her, even when she's suffering and struggling through obsticles. The heated moments in Stolen include acts of non-consent and power exchange which may not be for everyone. If you like your heroes dark, dirty, and in charge then this book is definitely for you. Along with lots of sexy moments, Stolen also includes strong world-building and a well-timed plot of Alphas, Betas, and Omegas that is complex but easy enough to understand. Addison Cain's writing is smooth and easy to follow, making this a constant page-turner. This is the first Addison Cain book that I've picked up and I look forward to the second book in the series.
Reviewed by Samantha Peters


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Cover Reveal: Three Rivers Run Deep by Piper Stone

Ruth West - Friday, September 22, 2017

This is book one in a new, exciting series by Piper Stone. Nestled in the heart of Missoula, Montana are seven smokejumpers, an elite team called the Jackals, sworn to protect lives and the majestic land surrounding them. By day they indulge in their penchant for danger. By night they exude passion. While they have yet to find love, they are ready to lavish a woman with adoration. They share a bond of friendship, and a membership to Burnout, an exclusive club catering to a domestic discipline life style. Each man has a story to tell, one of heartache, yearning and tragedy. Are you ready for their journey and their brand of domination?

Prevent. Protect. Preserve. This is their motto…

Rock singer, Jessica Dunn, is at a crossroads in her life and her music career. She knows it’s time for a change. When a friend suggests a vacation in Missoula, Montana, she accepts, albeit with reservations. Cowboy country isn’t her style. While meeting a sexy rancher has delicious perks, she doesn’t like his attitude. After seeing a hint of the man inside, she’s determined to peel away his armor.

Stoker Hansen is no lady’s man. In truth, the wounded vet prefers tending to his ranch and soothing his personal beasts fighting to breach the surface. A fireman by trade, his cowboy behavior has garnered a lengthy suspension. A damning secret haunts his every move but a chance meeting with a new girl in town lights his fire. The opinionated vixen has a mouth and a ballsy personality and sparks fly, but he’d prefer to take her over his knee for a hard spanking versus develop any kind of a relationship. Still, he remains intrigued.

A series of tragic events pushes Stoker into rejoining the smoke jumping team, if only for a single caustic event. He will face his greatest challenge in an effort to save his honor. Can the sexy singer bring out the man inside and banish his nightmares? Can the handsome smoke jumper help Jessica leave her past behind, finding love as well as her voice?

Publisher’s Note: This adult, action adventure romance offers suspense, danger, mystery, sexual scenes and elements of domestic discipline. If any of these elements offend you, please do not purchase.

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Dear Bridget I Want You by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

Ruth West - Thursday, September 21, 2017

From the New York Times Bestselling authors of Stuck-Up Suit and Mister Moneybags, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

Dear Bridget,
I'm writing this letter because it's highly doubtful I'll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.
So, here goes.
We're totally wrong for each other. You're the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I'm just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.
But here's the thing... for some bloody reason, I can't stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.
I want you.
The only reason I'm even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don't believe it's one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we're joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.
So, what's the purpose of this note? I guess it's a reminder that we're adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it's to let you know that I'm leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you'd like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.
No questions asked.
Think about it.
Or don't.
Whatever you choose.
It's doubtful I'll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.
--Simon

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