Contemporary

His Untamed Love by Anya Summers

Ruth West - Monday, July 09, 2018

Visiting the Black Elkhorn Lodge and Resort is Mia Evans’s last option. She’s bordering on a nervous breakdown. Everyone in her life she thought she could count on deserted her. And, to make matters worse, she has the foulest case of writer’s block in the history of the world. She figures getting herself out of the prison her apartment in Chicago has become will help jar her life and her writing out of the rut they are in. But she isn’t prepared for the surly, sexy cowboy – who looks like her every dark fantasy come alive – riding into her life on his trusty steed.

Cole Stewart only loved one woman in all his thirty-five years, until he lost her forever and swore he would never love another. Since then he’s had a revolving door with the subs at his lifestyle club Cuffs & Spurs, all with the unwritten rule that he doesn’t get involved or do relationships of any kind, period. That is, until Mia Evans, the burned-out, anxiety ridden author, needing to get away from her real life, nearly runs him over with her car. Seeing the haunted expression in her gaze and a body he craves, the Dom in him knows he must have her, must taste her and feel her writhing beneath him. But will he be willing to risk his heart for the untamed passion he finds in her arms?

Publisher’s Note: This steamy romance contains elements of power exchange.

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Interview with author Michelle M. Pillow

Ruth West - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Five Facts: I used to be painfully shy--hide behind the television so I didn't have to talk to people shy.

I once pet a rhinoceros' belly. He rolled onto his side like a giant puppy.

I prefer red toenail polish to any other color.

I recently received my 100 published books pin from RWA. I've been published for almost 15 years. I've written in multiple romance genres - paranormal, historical, contemporary, futuristic, sci fi, fantasy - and have recently published cozy mysteries.

I still have my 10 year old dream of publishing a photography book and having my work shown in museums.



Interview:

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Around 10, my dad gave me my first camera, and from that moment on I wanted to be a photographer working for National Geographic.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
When I read the book Travels with Charley by Steinbeck, I had the strongest urge to do what he did--travel around and meet people, see their lives and hear their stories. I want to go to every country.

Do you have any hobbies? I started out as a photographer, and thought that was what I would always do. The writing career launched and took me in a whole new direction. But I still love to pick up my camera when I get a chance.

What was your first kiss like?
Unforgettable...but not for the right reasons. It wasn't good.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
I'm an extroverted introvert. I used to be painfully shy. It was hard at first for me to get out there and do reader events and book signings. Now, I still tend to be a private person, but I'm more outgoing.

How do you handle negative reviews?
Luckily, the majority of my reviews are positive ones. I have wonderfully supportive readers! <3

I don't know many people who aren't affected by criticism in some way, but you can't let that negativity infect you. As I've gotten older, I've come to the conclusion that it's only an opinion and if they don't like reading my work there are plenty of other authors they can choose from.

Do you get nervous before a book release?
Nervous and Excited. It usually hits in around the time all the promo and marketing is set and I have nothing to do but sit and wait for the release.



NY Times & USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Michelle M. Pillow

Book: (Un)Lucky Valley Book 1: Better Haunts & Garden Gnomes (June 26)

Genre: Cozy Paranormal Mystery Romantic Comedy

Welcome to Lucky Valley where nothing is quite what it seems.

Lily Goode wasn't aware she had an inheritance waiting for her in the form of a huge Victorian house in Lucky Valley, Colorado. Life might finally be coming together for her. That is if you don't count the endless home repairs, dealing with eccentric Aunt Polly who claims they're both witches, and Nolan Dawson the handsome home inspector who seems to have it out for her, then, sure, life is grand. Oh and not to mention the strange hallucinations and garden gnomes who are far more than lawn ornaments.

If mysterious accidents don't do her in, then the rebellious gnomes just might. With the help of Aunt Polly, it's up to Lily to discover who's sabotaging her new home and trying to drive the Goodes out of Lucky Valley once and for all.





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Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Ruth West - Friday, April 06, 2018

After ten years together, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, and beautiful twin girls, and they communicate so seamlessly they finish each other’s sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it’s casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years . . . and panic sets in.

They decide to bring surprises into their marriage to keep it fresh and fun. But in their pursuit of Project Surprise Me—from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to sexy photo shoots—mishaps arise, with disastrous and comical results. Gradually, surprises turn to shocking truths. And when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other at all.

With a colorful cast of eccentric characters, razor-sharp observations, and her signature wit and charm, Sophie Kinsella presents a humorous yet moving portrait of a marriage—its intricacies, comforts, and complications. Surprise Me reveals that hidden layers in a close relationship are often yet to be discovered.

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Craft by Adriana Locke

Blog Diva - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

They're not quite enemies. Not really friends. More like frustrated balls of sexual tension and neither will give in.

Lance Gibson drives Mariah Malarkey absolutely crazy. He uses her office like a phone booth, takes cupcakes from the corner of her desk like she baked them just for him. She didn't. Maybe she knew the history teacher happened to love peanut butter icing, but that was purely a coincidence. All sixteen times.

Mariah has a way of getting under Lance's skin too. She calls him out on his crap, spoils him even if inadvertently, and seeing the librarian in skirts drives him wild. She won't give in. It's for the best, really, considering there's no way he could lie to a woman like that and he's not about to tell her the truth about himself. Not in a million years.

These two don't hate each other. They don't really like each other. But for this to be a friends-to-lovers story, they have to start somewhere, right?

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One Last Time by Corrine Michaels

Ruth West - Monday, March 26, 2018


I’m getting really good at cutting my losses.

First, the husband. Divorcing him was the best decision I ever made. But between single-parenting and job-hunting, I can’t catch my breath. When a celebrity blogging position falls into my lap, I’m determined to succeed.

That is, until I get my first assignment and actually see Noah Frazier for the first time . . . practically naked and dripping wet. My heart races and I forget how to form complete sentences. His chiseled abs, irresistible smirk, and crystal blue eyes are too perfect to be real. So, what do I do? Get drunk and humiliate myself, of course.

I’m ready to forget the awkward night, yet Noah has no intention of allowing me to move on. Instead, he arranges for me to write a feature on him, ensuring a lot more time together. One embarrassing moment after another, one kiss after another, and before I can stop myself, I realize—I’m falling in love with him.

But when the unthinkable happens, can I even blame him for cutting his losses?

What I wouldn’t give for just one last time . . .

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Mastering Her Fear by BJ Wane

Ruth West - Saturday, January 13, 2018

Julie Martin pulled on Jackson Davenport’s protective urges the minute he stepped outside and saw her go flying off her swing to land in a heap of gangly arms and legs then come up smiling. When he discovered how her parents pressed her into competing in beauty pageants for their own selfish gratification, he took it upon himself to provide her with the friendship the little girl craved. Years later, just when his adult feelings – and body – began to want more from the beautiful young woman she’d grown up to be, Julie moved away to take the modeling world by storm. Jackson’s first encounter with the changes in her personality broke his heart and he severed all ties with her.

Six years later, Julie returns to Jackson a broken woman, unable to cope with the nightmare that changed her life forever. When he discovers her penchant for cutting herself to deal with the fear, he shows her a new side of him she’s never seen before, and a new way to get through the darkness that continues to plague her.

Even though Julie embraces Jackson’s dominant sexuality and the way his painful ministrations work much better at calming her fears, the truth of what happened the night her two friends were murdered stands between them. Will she be able to set aside her guilt to tell him the entire truth, or will she once again lose the only person who can complete her?

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A Wintry Affair by Jamie Phillips

Ruth West - Thursday, December 07, 2017

The feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys has nothing on the feud between the Allesandros and the Pascoes.

Alicia Allesandro doesn't know why her father hates Ian's father. She only knows that at his age, if he learns that she is in love with his enemy's son, it would most likely kill him. Ian Pascoe has no idea what lies at the heart of this decades old feud, either. He only knows that his father blames Alicia's father for all the ills that have befallen his family.

But this will not deter these two star-crossed lovers. They are determined to be together—anywhere and anytime. However, it means sneaking around and hiding, which only serves to heighten the excitement of their secret encounters in which Alicia regularly goes over Ian's knee and receives a good, painfully delightful spanking. Fortunately, they have the cold, icy, snowy Northeastern winter weather to help shield them from small town scrutiny, but winter doesn’t last forever and their need is too strong to stop. Can they find a way to be happy together without anyone getting hurt?

Publisher's note: This book is a newly edited and revised version of a book previously published under the same title. This love story contains spanking and sexual scenes.

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Cuffed by K. Bromberg

Ruth West - Wednesday, November 01, 2017

“I hate you. I never want to see you again.”

Grant Malone is not the reason I moved back to Sunnyville—at least that’s what I tell myself. Yet, those parting words I said to him back in third grade, ring in my ears every time a townsperson brings up one of the Malone boys. I thought time had healed my wounds. I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for how I felt when I finally saw him again.

Twenty years does a lot to turn a boy into a man. One who hits all my buttons—sexy, funny, attractive, and a police officer. But Grant is off limits because he knows too much about my past.

But I’m drawn to him. That damn uniform of his doesn’t hurt either. It’ll be my downfall. I know it.

What’s one night of sex going to hurt . . . right?

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I’ve always loved Emmy Reeves.

That’s why I’m shocked to see her all these years later. The shy girl I once knew is all grown up.

Adventurous and full of life, she owns my heart now, just as much as she did back then. Convincing her of that is a whole different story.

I’ll give her the one night she asks for—like that’s a hardship—but when it comes to letting her walk away after, she has another thing coming. There’s no way in hell I’m letting her go this time without a fight.

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Maverick by Karina Halle

Ruth West - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Forget playing it safe.

John "Maverick" Nelson is the first member of the search-and-rescue team to ascend into danger, no matter the risk. Ice, avalanche, treacherous mountain paths? Bring it on.

But when it comes to women, he remains as untouchable as the North Ridge mountains. Every woman in British Columbia knows that the cocky, rugged sex god would rather fall down a crevasse than be tied to a woman.

And then he meets his new employee-- Riley Clarke.

His desire for her could scale the next peak, but he has to put the team ahead of his feelings. Of course, the adrenaline-soaked situations they're in lead to scorching hot sex in no time.
They need to keep their hands off each other, keep it professional. But when the worst winter in years sweeps in, Riley and Maverick will have to battle the elements along with their attraction. And if either of them slip up, both of them will be in for a deep freeze.

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Changing Her Mind by Stevie MacFarlane

Ruth West - Tuesday, October 24, 2017



Come fall in love with The O'Malleys!


I never craved anyone the way that I did Mason.
I wanted him bad.
A church wedding?
No thanks.
Lets go straight to the blazing hot sex.
Except Mason has other ideas...which may leave my bottom scorched.



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