These are my December reads!!!
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These are my December reads!!!
You can find out more about this my going here!
I’m so excited to share a little about my latest release with you!!!!
Hiring him could be her best idea.
Or her worst mistake.
Quinn has inherited the farm and workshop that once housed the famous Hardwick Ornament Company. She invests everything in reopening her family’s business and hires glass artist Nolan Vesser, whose family used to design ornaments for hers, to work his creative magic.
After an accident burned Nolan’s studio to the ground, he thought he’d lost everything. But when he looked in his safety deposit box for his renter’s insurance, he came across an overlooked piece of paper that changed everything.
As Nolan spends time with Quinn, she sparks his artistic inspiration. But when she learns about his secret, can their new romance survive?
This heartwarming holiday romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Cranberry Walnut Bread With Orange Glaze.
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So last week, I was talking to some of my author friends about a party I’m hosting on June 1st – four of them hadn’t heard about my news. Two of them were mad at me about it. Clearly I must do better. So this week, I’ll be posting and yelling and talking about the movie and the party over and over.
Party – over 30 authors will be at the party, and we’d love to have you stop by. It’s come and go and you can pop in as much as you want throughout the day. There will be fun and giveaways! You can join us at the party by going here.
I’ll be listing all the authors and their times in my newsletter, which goes out tomorrow – so sign up here. I do a small giveaway every month exclusively for newsletter subscribers, and I’d love you to win!
Are you on Twitter? We’re also going to live tweet the movie on June 2nd! You can join in with #NakedPursuit @JillMonroe
Contest – I’ll have a fun contest exclusive to my newsletter subscribers AFTER the movie comes out.
You can pop over to Lifetime to movie times and channels in your area here. Check out the clip below!
I wanted to come up with something like May’s A Blazin’ – but it’s really cold this morning! Let’s just say Blaze has some amazing books out this month with great authors, fun stories and super covers.
Once burned, twice shy
Lola Whittaker can’t remember a time when she didn’t want smoke jumper Erik McKnight—those stormy gray eyes, that rock-hard bod… But once burned, twice shy, and Lola swore she would never make the same mistake again. But that won’t stop her from making a new one. Like getting into the wrong bunk and having the hottest night of her life—with Erik.
Erik knows Lola will never forgive him for what happened that disastrous night six years ago—he sure as hell hasn’t forgiven himself. But when the woman he’s dreamed about every night since climbs into his bed, it’s impossible to turn her away.
It’s just one night, right? Except now Lola’s pregnant…
A game they both want to win
Lainey Harper has never been a puck bunny. She wants nothing to do with hockey or hockey players—not after what she’s been through. So why can’t she resist Cooper Mead?
Portland’s newest hockey star, Cooper, is all muscle and charisma. And he’s Lainey’s worst nightmare. Hooking up with him would bring back memories that Lainey needs to keep buried. And risk the hard-earned anonymity she’s sacrificed everything to protect.
When Lainey finally gives in to Cooper’s sexy charm, the chemistry’s intense—but so is the media exposure. And now Lainey’s got even more to lose than her secret—she’s got Cooper.
Everything depends on this one day
Would anyone hire a wedding planner who was left at the altar? The answer, Kate Hartley has found out, is no. It’s been nearly a year since her fiancé abandoned her at their destination wedding, and Kate’s career is nearly toast. Unless she can pull off the wedding of the century for her new clients, a Hollywood power couple. So why is the groom’s brother, sexy-as-hell resort owner Scott Dillon, trying to stop the wedding?
Scott wants to do the right thing—the bride-to-be is keeping a secret and Scott’s brother deserves the truth before he says “I do.” But if Scott doesn’t stop trying to stall the wedding, he’ll ruin Kate’s career, not to mention any chance he has of being with her.
Astronaut Isabelle Wolsten fought like hell to be one of the final candidates for the CRONUS mission to space. She can’t afford to be distracted by teammate Antonio “Playboy” Curzon’s broad shoulders, dark, sexy eyes and hot-as-hell Spanish accent. But one searing kiss from Antonio and Izzy knows she’s definitely hit mission critical.
When the two astronauts are put in direct competition for a top spot on the mission, they’ll be tested beyond their limits. Getting involved with Antonio is dangerous—but not nearly as dangerous as the feelings Izzy’s starting to have for him. With everything she’s fought for on the line, falling for this space cowboy might just ground Izzy’s dreams for good…
Did you know I have a newsletter? It’s where you can keep up on my next release and exclusives! This month, one randomly selected subscriber to my newsletter will receive a copy of The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit. It’s easy to subscribe, just go here.
I have some pretty exciting news about Naked Pursuit, it’s soon to be a movie on Lifetime. You can read more about it here.
So this time last week I learned some pretty amazing news. One of my books – Naked Pursuit – has been made into a movie for Lifetime Movie Network. Basically there’s just been a lot of screaming in excitement for the last seven days.
Harlequin has added a fancy new splash to the cover, and check out this incredible trailer below!!!
Before watching The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit, you can read the book it’s based on:
World Premier of The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit is June 2 8/7c on LMN and stars Jewel Staite and Corey Sevier.
If you missed last week’s Stay Inside & Read, go here.
This week’s reading list is like a friend reunion. I have my bestie Gena Showalter, then Kresley Cole and Kristen Painter as well, and then all the Harlequin Blazes that hit today. So first up – Gena Showalter. Gena and I met when we were both unpublished at an Oklahoma Romance Writer’s meeting. We had big dreams and both sold our first book the same year! It’s amazing to go on this journey of publishing with your best friend!
Readers are LOVING Lifeblood from Gena’s Everlife series. This young adult is snatching up great reviews everywhere including a Top Pick from Romantic Times. Here’s your blurb:
With her last living breath, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences.
Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future—and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right?
But Ten’s competition is Killian, the boy she can’t forget—the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she’s never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon, Ten will have to make another choice. Love…or victory.
You can pick up Lifeblood here.
I’ve been asked if Kresley Cole is as cool in person as she seems, and honestly, she’s cooler! What kind of person lets you put duct tape on her mouth and reenact her novel through interpretive dance? (Video below)
Shadow’s Seduction (Immortals After Dark Book 17) went live this week, and here’s your blurb:
In this scorching Immortals After Dark/Dacian novella, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole brings together a wicked vampire prince used to getting everything he desires and a demon warrior who always felt like an outcast.
A night of debauchery . . .
Prince Mirceo Daciano and his new friend Caspion the Tracker comb the streets of Dacia, drunkenly seeking out pleasures of the flesh. In what should have been a typical night, they coax a bevy of nymphs to bed. To impress their females, the demon and the vampire kiss on a dare.
Changes them forever . . .
Once they finally break away from their soul-searing kiss, they find themselves alone—and shaken. Had they imagined their explosive chemistry? Obstacles—ranging from a death sentence, to exile on a war-torn dimension—threaten to destroy their lives . . . and the vulnerable promise in that one kiss.
How long can they resist the fire that blazes between them?
Even if Mirceo accepts Caspion as his fated mate, the seductive vampire still must convince the stubborn demon that their bond is forever. And any royal Dacian union must receive the blessing of King Lothaire, an unpredictable and savage killer. . . .
**Includes an 8 chapter bonus preview of WICKED ABYSS!**
You can pick up Shadow’s Seduction here.
Kristen Painter has this quick wit and dry sense of humor that cracks me up all the time. She’s also an incredible cat rescuer and the misadventures with her brood are a blast to read about on Facebook! People have been eating up her Nocturne Falls books since the series began and she dropped The Dragon Finds Forever a few days ago. Here’s your blurb:
The tourists think it’s all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.
Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.
Monalisa Devlin is a Will O’ The Wisp, a rare and potentially dangerous creature. Unfortunately, her greedy father makes sure she lives up to that potential. Monalisa is magically compelled to obey her father’s evil commands–until he finally agrees to free her in exchange for one, last mission: Travel to Nocturne Falls and use her powers to force Ivan Tsvetkov back into the ring.
Once a champion on the supernatural MMA circuit, Ivan ‘The Hammer’ Tsvetkov retired after a devastating injury that left him unable to shift into his dragon form. Wounded and embittered, Ivan wants nothing more than to be left alone. Until an infuriating, stubborn, delicately beautiful stranger shows up on his doorstep and demands that he rebuild his life.
Posing as a rehab therapist seemed like the easiest way to get close to the smoldering recluse, but Monalisa quickly realizes that nothing about this mission is going to be easy. To gain his trust, she shares more of herself than she ever has before, and as their connection deepens, so does the weight of her secrets. She thought she was willing to do whatever it took to win her independence…but when her deception blows up in her face, will Monalisa discover that the loss of Ivan’s heart is too high a price to pay? Or will their love rise from the ashes to burn stronger than ever?
You can one-click The Dragon Finds Forever here.
March brings a whole new lineup of amazing Harlequin Blaze books! Harlequin Blaze is near and dear to me as I publishing the majority of my books with them. Blaze will be closing soon, so let’s show these ladies some love!
Sizzling Summer Nights by Debbi Rawlins – Rancher Seth Landers is striving to rebuild his family’s trust and his place in the community. Beautiful visitor Hannah Hastings has her own agenda. Will she be his greatest reward…or his biggest downfall?
Tempted by Kimberly Van Meter – Former air force pilot Teagan Carmichael is maneuvered into going on a singles cruise, where he meets Harper Riley, the sexiest woman he’s ever seen. There’s only one problem—she’s a con artist.
Her Holiday Fling by Jennifer Snow – Hayley Hanna needs a fake fiancé for her corporate retreat, and Chase Hartley is perfect—he’s sexy, funny and kind—but it’s just a business deal. That means no kissing, no sex and no falling in love!
A Cowboy In Paradise by Shana Gray – In her designer dress and high‐heeled shoes, Jimi clearly didn’t belong on a dusty Hawaiian ranch. Or with rugged cowboy Dallas Wilde. Dallas may be a delicious temptation, but could a city girl ever trade Louboutins for lassoes?
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As promised – one of our first Author Talks starring the amazing Kresley Cole!