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I’m excited for a new month!!! The days are already getting a bit longer, but you can still Stay In And Read!
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First up – we have an all new crop of Harlequin Blaze books. The Blaze line was my home for many years, and I’m so sad to see it go, but you can still grab some great books for a few more months.
THE MIGHTY QUINNS: JAMIE by Kate Hoffmann
Regan Macintosh is positive the stranger staying with her grandmother is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. But when she comes face-to-face with the sexy Jamie Quinn, it’s Regan who’s in danger of being consumed—by desire.
MR. DANGEROUSLY SEXY by Stefanie London
When a stalker threatens his business partner and longtime temptation, Addison Cobalt, Logan Dane makes the case personal. But staying close to the irresistible Addison may be even more dangerous than Logan realizes…
HER SEXY TEXAS COWBOY by Ali Olson
The attraction—and the hot sex—between maid of honor Renee Gainey and best man Jeremiah Richards is off the charts. But when the wedding is over, Renee isn’t sure she can say goodbye to her Texas cowboy…
IN HER BEST FRIEND’S BED by J. Margot Critch
When Abby Shaw and Trevor Jones met, the desire between them was left simmering because of their friendship. But when they finally cross that line, can they go back to just being friends?
Beverly Jenkins is a romance superstar! When you’re craving a historical romance, Beverly delivers! Here’s your blurb (and check out the gorgeous cover!!!):
As manager of one of the finest hotels in Arizona Territory, Portia Carmichael has respect and stability—qualities sorely missing from her harsh childhood. She refuses to jeopardize that by hitching herself to the wrong man. Suitors are plentiful, but none of them has ever looked quite as tempting as the family friend who just rode into town…and none has looked at her with such intensity and heat.
Duchess. That’s the nickname Kent Randolph gave Portia when she was a young girl. Now she’s a stunning, intelligent woman—and Kent has learned his share of hard lessons. After drifting through the West, he’s learned the value of a place to settle down, and in Portia’s arms he’s found that and more. But convincing her to trust him with her heart, not just her passion, will be the greatest challenge he’s known—and one he intends to win…
You can purchase Breathless here.
Tawny and I met because we both wrote for Blaze. She writes some amazing Navy SEAL books, and her latest – Call to Honor: Night Maneuvers Bonus (A SEAL Brotherhood Novel) – hits the shelves this week. Here’s what it’s about:
The Poseidon team are hard-bodied, fiercely competitive navy SEALs. But when a sensitive mission goes disastrously wrong, three of the team’s finest will have to trust their hearts and instincts to uncover the truth…
“No man left behind” is inscribed in the DNA of every SEAL and Lieutenant Diego Torres is no exception. But with a team member killed—and the body missing—Diego’s honor is sorely tested. Now his career and reputation are on the line, and a traitor is hiding among them. Diego wants answers…and only one woman has them.
Single mom Harper Maclean has two priorities—raising her son Nathan and starting a new life. Her mysterious new neighbor may be impossibly charming, but Diego asks too many questions about her past—and about the father of her child. Questions she fears will reveal her burning attraction for Diego, and ultimately put them all in danger’s path.
Cold Memory, by the amazing Leslie A. Kelly, is out this week. I met Leslie when we were first Harlequin Temptation authors and then Blaze (okay, I was aspiring – she was already there!). Not only is she an awesome writer, but she is always there with advice when you need it. I’m so excited about this series. The first three are now bundled together. Here’s your blurb for Book 3 – Cold Memory:
Meet the Extrasensory Agents…A team of hot psychics who can solve the coldest of crimes!
Mick Tanner’s ability to touch an item and know its entire history made him a hit in the sideshow, but has made personal relationships difficult. The closest one he’s ever had is with the uncle who raised him in the carnival. So when members of that community begin to die in mysterious ways, there’s nothing he won’t do to help.
Chief of Police Gypsy Bell remembers Mick as a smug pain-in-the-ass, but he’s grown up to be a very sexy, fascinating man. And like it or not, she needs his help to figure out the mystery that’s plaguing her tiny town. Because this killer has a plan, a motive, and several targets. He’s out to right a wrong…no matter how many people he has to kill to do it.
Everyone I know seems to be talking about The Knight by Skye Warren. Skye is a new to me author (because apparently I’ve been living under a rock) so I couldn’t wait to check her out. Here’s your blurb for The Knight:
Gabriel Miller took everything from me. My family. My innocence. My home. The only thing I have left is the determination to get back what’s mine.
He thinks he’s beaten me. He thinks he’s won. What he doesn’t realize is that every pawn has the chance to become a queen.
And the game has only just begun.
Let’s just take a moment and bask in how beautiful this cover is. Must confess I’m a sucker for a man in a suit! Brenda Jackson is a wonderful writer, and I’m really looking forward to Forged In Desire. Here’s your blurb:
Strong enough to protect her. Bold enough to love her.
When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar “Striker” Jennings’s latest assignment, she knows she’s in trouble. And not just because he’s been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy’s appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn’t sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose.
Though Striker’s now living on the right side of the law, he’s convinced his troubled past keeps Margo out of his league. But physical chemistry explodes into full-blown passion when they go on the run together. Surrendering to desire could be a deadly distraction—or finally prove that he’s the only man qualified to keep her safe, and win her love.
You can purchase Forged In Desire here.
To round out the list for this week is On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins. I’d love to raise flowers to look like that!!!
So, what makes Kristan Higgins so very special in addition to be a great writer – she’ll be donating a portion of her sales (a minimum of $2500) to St. Jude’s. As someone whose family has been changed by childhood cancer, thanks to Kristan and St. Jude’s! Here’s what On Second Thought is all about:
Ainsley O’Leary is so ready to get married—she’s even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn’t anticipate is being blindsided by a breakup he chronicles in a blog…which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her older half sister, Kate, who’s struggling with a sudden loss of her own.
Kate’s always been the poised, self-assured sister, but becoming a newlywed—and a widow—in the space of four months overwhelms her. Though the sisters were never close, she starts to confide in Ainsley, especially when she learns her late husband was keeping a secret from her.
Despite the murky blended-family dynamic that’s always separated them, Ainsley’s and Kate’s heartaches bind their summer together when they come to terms with the inevitable imperfection of relationships and family—and the possibility of one day finding love again.
You can purchase On Second Thought here.