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Stay Inside and Read – 4

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This has been a crazy week for book lovers – crazy good!  So there’s never been a better time to stay inside and read! If you missed Stay Inside and Read #3 – go here.

Jill Monroe, Gena Showalter, Dianna Love and Darynda Jones

This past weekend I spent in the wonderful city of New Orleans for FeverCon.  What a blast!  Not only did I get to hang and eat some of the greatest food with my bestie Gena, but I got to see Karen Marie Monning and Dianna Love again (I’ve left her blurb and cover for last!), but I got to meet the amazing Darynda Jones in person. (Her latest book – Eleventh Grave in Moonlight comes out the 24th – more on that next week.)

 

 


So first up will be Karen Marie Moning’s Feversong.  Here’s your blurb:

MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons return in the epic conclusion to the pulse-pounding Fever series, where a world thrown into chaos grows more treacherous at every turn.

As Mac, Barrons, Ryodan, and Jada struggle to restore control, enemies become allies, right and wrong cease to exist, and the lines between life and death, lust and love, disappear completely. Black holes loom menacingly over Dublin, threatening to destroy the earth, yet the greatest danger is the one MacKayla Lane has unleashed from within: The Sinsar Dubh—a sentient book of unthinkable evil—has possessed her body and will stop at nothing in its insatiable quest for power.

The fate of Man and Fae rests on destroying the book and recovering the long-lost Song of Making, the sole magic that can repair the fragile fabric of the earth. But to achieve these aims, sidhe-seers, the Nine, Seelie, and Unseelie must form unlikely alliances and make heart-wrenching choices. For Barrons and Jada, this means finding the Seelie queen, who alone can wield the mysterious song, negotiating with a lethal Unseelie prince hell-bent on ruling the Fae courts, and figuring out how to destroy the Sinsar Dubh while keeping Mac alive.

This time, there’s no gain without sacrifice, no pursuit without risk, no victory without irrevocable loss. In the battle for Mac’s soul, every decision exacts a tremendous price.

You can purchase Feversong here.


If you spend much time around me and I start talking books – it won’t be long before I mention Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward.  I read their first book together because I thought their title was intriguing and I loved the blurb and cover.  Little did I know they’d both become my automatic one-clicks!  Vi has a new book out this week, and reading Egomaniac is my reward to myself after I write a synopsis.  (This will probably be the fastest written synopsis EVER!)  First, take a moment to love on the cover.  Now here’s your blurb:

The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.
I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.
He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.
Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.
Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.
I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.
I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.
I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.
The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.
And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.

You can one click Egomaniac yourself here.


Carly Phillips is wonderful.  When I was an unpublished author and trying to sell to Harlequin, she was so generous with her time and advice, so I’m thrilled she has a new book out!  Check out Big Shot, that she’s writing along with Erika Wilde.

Wes Sinclair is a notorious heart-breaker, a hot as sin bad boy with a panty-dropping smile no woman can resist. Except for his best friend’s little sister and business adversary, Natalie Prescott, who seems immune to his flirtatious charms. While she’s become a permanent fixture in his dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies, she wants nothing to do with him, or his seductive promises. Challenge accepted. His goal? To bring her to her knees, make her beg, and show her just how good being bad can be.

You can get Big Shot here.


There’s nothing more intriguing than a terrible and secret past – in a romance novel – I’ll pass in real life.  Sawyer Bennett brings all that and more with Finding Kyle.  (If you can’t stop gazing at that cover you’re not alone!)  Check it:

When you’ve lived your life as a criminal…
When you’ve done unspeakable things …
When your soul has become dark and stained…

The path to redemption begins where you least expect it.

Kyle Sommerville is in hiding and doesn’t want to be found by anyone. Certainly not by his quirky, free-spirited neighbor who’s managed to push her way past the walls he’s built around him. But Jane Cresson’s indomitable will and insatiable curiosity about her reclusive neighbor makes it impossible for Kyle to stay immersed in his dark world.

Little by little, she claws through his shell.
Day by day, she gets him to smile a little more.
Night by night, they both find pleasure they never knew existed.

When Kyle’s terrible past is exposed, Jane begins to think she’s in over her head. Can her love for this broken man finally clear his path to redemption, or will Kyle’s darkness extinguish every bit of hope she’s put into him?

You can add Finding Kyle to your reading list by clicking here.



Lara Adrian is another of those ladies who you just love to talk to.  Not only is she a great writer, have excellent taste in food – she’s so much fun.  The lady rocks!

So I’m trying to describe this book without major spoilers, so let’s just say there’s dark secrets and dangerous enemies and a sexy and powerful billionaire!

To get For 100 Nights go here.

 


Carrie Ann Ryan is always the first person to offer up a friendly smile at a conference and I’m so excited for her book Adoring Ink: A Montgomery Ink Novella from the super cool 1001 Dark Nights series!  More below:

The Montgomery Ink series continues with the most unlikely of romances between the one that got away and the man who can show her the world.

Holly Rose fell in love with a Montgomery, but left him when he couldn’t love her back. She might have been the one to break the ties and ensure her ex’s happy ending, but now Holly’s afraid she’s missed out on more than a chance at forever. Though she’s always been the dependable good girl, she’s ready to take a leap of faith and embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Brody Deacon loves ink, women, fast cars, and living life like there’s no tomorrow. The thing is, he doesn’t know if he has a tomorrow at all. When he sees Holly, he’s not only intrigued, he also hears the warnings of danger in his head. She’s too sweet, too innocent, and way too special for him. But when Holly asks him to help her grab the bull by the horns, he can’t help but go all in.

As they explore Holly’s bucket list and their own desires, Brody will have to make sure he doesn’t fall too hard and too fast. Sometimes, people think happily ever afters don’t happen for everyone, and Brody will have to face his demons and tell Holly the truth of what it means to truly live life to the fullest…even when they’re both running out of time.

You can get Adoring Ink: A Montgomery Ink Novella here.


Danielle Burton is a new to me author, but when I read the blurb, I was immediately intrigued:

Scandalous things happen in HoneyWell, Alabama. Secrets aren’t kept and friends can quickly turn to enemies. When your business is never your own, day to day life can be a struggle.

For Carlie DuBois it’s an impossibility. After a Hollywood scandal that drove her back to the place she fought to escape, she’s done with drama and tries to avoid it at all costs. That proves to be more difficult than she thought when a blast from her past comes knocking.

After a decade away, Joseph Grayson returns to HoneyWell to aid in his father’s failing business. Between a missing brother and trying to repair his broken family, the last thing on his mind is romance. But one look at Carlie and he has to have her, despite things being a little…taboo.

He soon realizes that gaining her affections won’t be easy. Never afraid to work for what he wants, Joseph is willing to do whatever it takes to lower her defenses. Close quarters ignite an undeniable chemistry, but just as it seems he’s making head way, scandalous secrets are brought to light and both are left wondering if a relationship is worth being pursued.

Don’t you want to read all the scandalous things that happen in HoneyWell???  You can one-click the book by going here and if you belong to Kindle Unlimited, it’s free!


The bounty of wonderful books just keeps giving with Flawed by Tracey Wolff:

When Tori Reed loses everything, he sets her free.

I told myself I’d never trust Miles Girard, no matter how brilliant or sexy he may be. His sister, Chloe—Ethan Frost’s wife—is my best friend, but I know just how low Miles will stoop to get what he wants. Now he’s the last thing I want: my boss.

Growing up, I had it all—except for the sense that I belonged. And when a mistake from my past surfaces in the press, my parents don’t hesitate to cut me off.

But surprisingly, Miles offers me a helping hand.

Before I know it, our relationship turns unprofessional in the hottest ways. Of course, he still drives me crazy. But when I’m dealt the ultimate blow, Miles is there for me. And maybe he’s the one I’ve been looking for all along.

You can get Flawed by clicking here.


So this blog post can make a dramatic exit, I’m leaving someone special to me  for last — Dianna Love.  Dianna and I finaled in the Golden Heart together years ago, and became part of a wonderful group of ladies – the Noodlers!  Since then, this amazing lady has gone on to win the prestigious Rita Award as well as become a New York Times bestselling author.  I’m so excited about all her success – she’s just wonderful!  Book 8 of her Belador series is out, and you can check out all her books here. I think you’ll fall in love with this motorcycle riding, crack shot of an author!

Here’s about Dragon King Of Treoir: Belador Book 8:

The Treoir dragon holds the fate of the Beladors in one hand … and his own in the other.

The Beladors finally have a true leader in Daegan, their new dragon king, but life is far from secure now that they’ve inherited his enemies. As their Maistir, Vladimir Quinn played a risky role in freeing the dragon from the lair of their enemy, the Medb. Quinn now faces a heavy price for his part. The Medb queen is out for blood. Vigilante killings erupt among Atlanta’s secret preternatural community and all fingers point to the Beladors. The dragon king has his first real test as a ruler when he has to choose between protecting his people and entering a hostile realm full of deities capable of killing a dragon. But as a two-thousand-year-old warrior, Daegan has never shied away from any battle. Quinn, Evalle, Storm and friends race to discover who is trying to turn the entire VIPER coalition against the Beladors before war breaks out. With the clock also ticking down for Quinn, who has been ordered to hand over Kizira’s body to the Medb queen, Daegan reveals an even greater reason to prevent the queen from using necromancy on the body beyond the secrets Quinn protects.

Freedom is never free. Not when the powerful gods and goddesses poised to decide Quinn’s fate see an opportunity to also destroy a threat to their existence – the last dragon shifter.

You can get Dragon King Of Treoir here.

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