Wednesday, April 30, 2014

PROMO POST & GIVEAWAY:
Knight of My Dreams by Lynsay Sands


Title: Knight of My Dreams
Author: Lynsay Sands Genre: Romance / Historical / Medieval
Publish Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.  

~ Book Synopsis ~

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(I would have bought this book on the cover alone)
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lynsay Sands comes a classic short story of a knight in need of a bride… Lady Alice knows she is not the type to entice a man. She’s too voluptuous, too intelligent, too strong-minded. Why, she even reads! But then Jonathan, Earl of Fairley, arrives at court. Tall, dark and handsome, the knight is any woman’s dream. And he has just been ordered by the king to find a bride…and Alice is to help him! Jonathan has been evading his mother’s matchmaking schemes for years, so why does she insist that Lady Alice isn’t for him? Alice is only to aid in his search for a bride, yet Jonathan can’t help but be distracted by her glorious hair the color of a sunset, and her figure that is like a lush berry about to burst to full ripeness... Has Jonathan fallen prey to love?

Excerpt

"Are you all right?" Alice glanced up in surprise at the concern in Lord Jonathan's voice. He wasn't looking at her; his gaze was traveling down her body in the wake of his hands as he checked her over to be sure she wasn't injured. She flushed at the familiar way his fingers skimmed over her, and took a quick step back, nearly tumbling again. "I am fi-fine," she got out a little breathlessly as he caught her arms to steady her. "Really," Alice added when he continued to look concerned. After a brief pause, he swallowed and nodded, then turned to grab at the reins of his mount. Her gaze moved distractedly back to the small swatch of blue cloth on the ground by her feet. She was about to draw Jonathan's attention to it, when she was suddenly caught by the waist and lifted onto his horse. Alice promptly began to protest. "Oh, really, my lord. There is no need for us to ride. I can walk back to the clearing. I—" At last she gave up her protests, mostly because he was ignoring her. He mounted in front of her and drew her hands around his waist. "Hold on," he instructed. Alice nodded against his back, breathing in deeply to try to steady her nerves. It was rather novel to be in such close proximity to a man. She had never done so before. Unmarried women were simply not allowed such familiarity. Of course, this was an unusual circumstance, and… Her thoughts died as she breathed in the scent of him. He smelled of the woods and the river and…male. It was a surprisingly pleasant mix, she decided, breathing it in again as her fingers interlocked at his middle. Feeling the muscles of his stomach bunch and ripple, she flattened her fingers over them to get the full sensation, then, realizing what she was doing, stopped breathing in embarrassment. Her fingers stilled. Of course, Alice couldn't go long holding her breath. She managed to do so for the short ride back to the clearing, but there the breath left her in a slow hiss. The place was empty. Lady Fairley and her uncle had not waited for them; they had apparently ridden on ahead. Alice recalled the small swatch of cloth she had spotted near the horses and pondered silently, wondering why Lady Fairley had been by the horses. Surely she hadn't untied Alice's mount and let it go? Had she really been so annoyed with Alice as to wish to have her walk back to the castle? "Well, we shall have to ride quickly to catch up," Lord Jonathan said. Alice glanced at the back of his head, then pressed close and held on tightly as he spurred his mount into a trot. She didn't hold her breath this time. Instead she sat, her breasts pressed against his back, her hands clutched at his front, breathing in deeply of his scent. She was enjoying it so much, it took her most of the ride to realize that despite his words, Jonathan wasn't trying very hard to catch up to her uncle and his mother. He had the horse going at a trot, but a rather slow one, really. They had ridden here faster. She was so startled by the realization that she loosened her hold and started to pull away, but he stopped her by catching her hands with one of his own. "You had best hold on," he said. "I would not wish to see you fall." Alice wondered at the husky note to his voice, but decided to merely enjoy the ride. She relaxed against him.

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   About the Author
Lynsay Sands photo 17059_zps13695b26.jpg LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there’s occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.

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3 digital copies of To Marry a Scottish Laird
 

Monday, April 28, 2014

COVER REVEAL:
The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison


The triumphant conclusion to Kim Harrison's #1 New York Times Bestselling Hollows series! 

Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the klutzy runner of Dead Witch Walking. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witch, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She's lost friends and lovers and family, an an old enemy has become something much more. 

But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price. That time is now.

To save Ivy's soul and rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever after and our own world from destruction, Rachel Morgan will risk everything. 

Author Info: New York Times best selling author Kim Harrison was born and raised in the upper Midwest. Her bestselling Hollow's novels include, Dead With Walking, The Good The Bad and the Undead, Every Which Way But Dead, A Fistful of Charms, For a Few Demons More, The Outlaw Demon Wails, White Witch, Black Curse, Black Magic Sanction, Pale Demon, A Perfect Blood,  Ever After, The Undead Pool, plus the short story collection Into the Woods and The Hollows Insider. She also writes the best selling Madison Avery YA series.

ON-SALE 9/9/2014

Pre-Order Links: AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE

Friday, April 25, 2014

Hockey Romance Authors Team Up to Fight Cancer!

Cancer is an ugly word in my house. I lost my mother to cancer when I was a teenager, my godmother who raised me is currently winning her battle with breast cancer and we lost my amazing father-in-law last Fall to leukemia. This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. I was so happy when I found out out that some of my favorite hockey romance authors had teamed up to release an anthology, Seduced by the Game, a collection of hockey novellas with all proceeds going to Hockey Fights Cancer.

Blurb:
It's time to drop the gloves and fight! Support the fight against cancer that is. This anthology of 8 brand new novellas is hot enough to melt the ice these players skate on. Featuring stories from popular New York Times & USA Today, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble best selling authors, including Toni Aleo, Cassandra Carr, Cindy Carr, Jami Davenport, Catherine Gayle, Jaymee Jacobs, V.L. Locey, Bianca Sommerland, and Nikki Worrell.

Toni Aleo- TANGLED IN LACES:
In Tangled in Laces, Karson King is on the fast track to the pros and Lacey Martin is coming back from a hard fight against cancer and is terrified of him, but their love is too much to ignore. Will Karson prove that he will protect her heart at all costs, or will he live Lacey to pick up the pieces of her life once again?
Review: This prequel has me setting up a count down ticker to 2015, it is hot, full of love, drama and just the right amount of angst to catch me.. hook, line and sinker! After this teaser I am so excited that these two are getting their own full length book and can't wait! Toni Aleo has never disappointed me with any of her books and I don't think this will be the exception! Write faster Toni! :) 

Cassandra Carr & Cindy Carr- HOOKING HANNAH:
When Hannah attends an all-star game, she doesn't expect a hockey player of all people to turn her wold upside down. Her sister is married to a player and Hannah never wanted that life. But Scott could change everything. For Scott's part, he has to know the woman who stirred his blood with just a look, and once he does, he realizes he wants Hannah to be his forever. Now to convince her…
Review: This was my first taste of Cassandra Carr & Cindy Carr's writing and it certainly won't be my last! I loved the story, it came together beautifully, and holy crap was it HOT! I can't wait for more from these authors and love the HEA they gave me in the small amount of space they had available! 

Jami Davenport- CRASHING THE BOARDS (Seattle Sockeyes 1.5)
Professional party crasher, Izzy Maxwell, needs the cooperation of reluctant party guess Cooper Black, the team captain of Seattle's new hockey team, but Cooper can't get past his anger over the teams relocation to Seattle. Can Izzy melt Cooper's frozen heart or will this party crash along with her fledgling business?
Review: Jami Davenport NEVER disappoints! Crashing the Boards is a whirlwind romance, full of steam. I loved Cooper and Izzy and the HEA I felt like I got at the end of the novella… THEN Jami surprised me by announcing that this is just a teaser that Cooper and Izzy are getting a full length book, I can't wait- it is sure to be just as fabulous as this prequel! 

Catherine Gayle- Taking a Shot (Portland Storm 2.5)
Katie Weber has had a crush on Jamie Babcock for almost two years, since he joined her fathers hockey team, the Portland Storm as an eighteen-year old rookie. When cancer takes her health, her hair, and even her friends, she can't bear to go to senior prom… until Jamie intervenes.
Review: First off, let me start by saying if you are a fan of hockey romance and aren't reading Catherine Gayle's Portland Storm series, STOP reading right now and pick up the first two books in this series. This author has a way of writing hockey romance that fans of the game and the genre will love. Now, back to this story. I have loved Katie and Jamie's budding attraction in the first two books of this series and had even emailed this author asking WHEN they are getting their story. They are slowly growing up before our very eyes and this book is perfect. Jamie has a crush on Katie from afar (mainly because her father, and his teammate, will have him sleeping with the fishes if he gets too close to his daughter). Katie is battling cancer and when Jamie risks life and limb (reference the previous sentence) and asks to take her to her senior prom it gives her the motivation she needs to keep fighting. This is a sweet story that left me with tears in my eyes and super excited to know that eventually they will get their own book and it is going to be WONDERFUL!

Jaymee Jacobs- A Valuable Trade
Bryan's life gets turned upside down when he gets traded to the Dallas Comets, and things get even messier when he meets Georgiana the Director of Team Services. He's got a lot of work to do to prove his worth to his new team, but Georgian's sure he'll prove to be a valuable trade.
Review: I love a story where a girl who is "one of the guys" finds love. This is no exception, this was my first Jaymee Jacobs read and I look forward to reading more about the Dallas Comets.

V.L. Locey- Heir Apparent
Superstar Cam Evans is fighting to climb out of a slump that's growing worse with each day of living in denial. Fresh from the minors, Jacobi Neal is hungry for this chance to play back-up for the legendary goalie. Can two men battle each other, their inner demons, and the sizzling attraction building between them.
Review: I am not normally drawn to m/m stories, but this novella gave me a taste of what I have been missing and I was hooked. These two men are not only fighting for their careers, but are also fighting for love, this is a hot, tension filled ride that left me wanting more from this author! 

Bianca Sommerland- Blind Pass (The Dartmouth Cobras 0.5)
Nothing could stop Tim Rowe, the assistant coach of the Dartmouth Cobras, from falling in love with Madeline, but love alone can't satisfy every need. Sometimes, to reach the goal, you have to take a chance with a… Blind Pass.
Review:  How is their a hockey romance series out that I haven't read? I am so excited this anthology put Bianca Sommerland on my radar and after reading this prequel to her Dartmouth Cobra series,  I MUST find all the books out so far and read them.. Geesh, and I call myself a fan of hockey romance. I am buckled in if this prequel is any indication of this series I am about to go for one fun, hot ride! 

Nikki Worrell- Captain, My Captain (Prequel to Scorpions Series)
Keith Lambert is captain of the Flyers- until he's not. To every one's shock, he's traded to the San Diego Scorpions. As if that's not bad enough, Phoebe his girlfriend of two years, decides she doesn't love him enough to follow.

All alone in a new town, Keith is drawn to Kelly, his take out delivery girl. When she shows up at ice girl tryouts he's lost. She's all he can see. Can he convince her to forget her past and take a chance on him or is he destined to be alone in a new town a little bit longer?
Review: Nikki Worrell is one of my favorite hockey romance authors and I loved this prequel to a series I am already in love with! If you are a fan of hockey romance you need to be reading Nikki Worrell and this teaser gives a good peek into her writing style, get out your debit card, you will want to purchase the Scorpion books to date (if you haven't already) after reading Captain, My Captain! 

If you can't tell from my reviews above, not only is purchasing this book supporting a great cause, but you are also getting a HUGE return on your investment. I enjoy charitable giving, but I think Seduced by the Game is the book that immediately gave me something back, with a collection of hockey novellas that are sure to make any reader of this genre happy.
Add this book to your Goodreads shelf!

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REMEMBER ALL PROCEEDS OF THIS BOOK- GO DIRECTLY TO HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER! SO, BUY A COPY FOR YOU AND A FRIEND :)

Follow this Link for More information on Hockey Fights Cancer! 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

COVER REVEAL: The Night Belongs to Fireman by Jennifer Bernard

The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel are back!! I love this series sooooooooo much! Please enjoy the cover reveal for The Night Belongs to FiremanIf this cover is any indication this is going to be just as HOT as the rest of this series!

Mark your calendars this book is set for release on September 30, 2014!

Blurb: 
Daring…. Sexy… Irresistible…
They're the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel

When fireman Fred Breen rescues a bachelorette party after a construction crane collapses onto their limo, the media labels him the "Bachelor Hero." But all Fred can think about is the petite brunette with the sexy mane of dark curls who bolted away from him faster than a wildfire after he carried her to safety. And when he discovers she's none other than Rachel Kessler, the daughter of a tech billionaire, the girl whose kidnapping riveted the nation, he intends to learn every intimate detail about this intriguing woman who sets his pulse on fire.

Add The Night Belongs to Fireman to your shelf!

Rachel can't deny the lean-muscled firefighter is smokin' hot. But after having one too many drinks at the bar where she first meets him, Rachel knows she's made a fool of herself. Yet when he rescues her from the limo, she feels safe for the first time since she was held for ransom as a child. Then her overprotective father insists Fred be her bodyguard- and his close presence kindles a burning desire that only he can extinguish.
Jennifer Bernard is celebrating her 2nd year of being published and the unveiling of this brand new Bachelor Fireman cover with a HUGE giveaway. One reader will win a Kindle Fire HD and three other readers will win a bunch of Bachelor Fireman goodies! Follow this link to enter! 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO JENNIFER BERNARDS FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY ENTRY PAGE!

Author- Jennifer Bernard
Author Info: 
Jennifer Bernard is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academic, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to.. well any other books. She left big city life for her true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She's no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.

Visit her on the web at: www.JenniferBernard.net

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Friday, April 18, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Hard to Hold On To
by Laura Kaye

Super excited to be part of the cover reveal for the next installment in Laura Kaye's Hard Ink series. This novella is set for release in August and after seeing this cover and blurb, if you are like me you will want to preorder it ASAP!

Blurb:
Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves-- which is why is he not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. 

Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel-- and not just because he saved her life.  No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude. 

As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life that are most worth having are the hardest to hold on to. 

Pre-Order Links for Hard to Hold On To:
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Hard Ink Series:
If you aren't already reading this series, the first two books are currently available, and I gave both of them 5 STARS, they are fabulous! 
Hard Ink Book #1: Hard As It Gets
Hard Ink Book #2: Hard As You Can

Author Info: 
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura's large extended family believed in the supernatural and family lords involving angels, ghosts and evil-eye curses cemented Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters and a cute-but-bad dog and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day. 

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Until next time… Happy Reading! 

BOOK BLAST & GIVEAWAY:
A Wild West Romance Series by Beth Ciotta

A Wild West Romance Series
Lasso the Moon, Romancing the West & Fall of Rome
By: Beth Ciotta

A Wild West Trilogy That'll Rope Your Heart!
Sexy lawmen and the women who tame them. (Sort of.) Follow the adventures of the Garrett family and their colorful friends as they tangle with lethal desperadoes, volitile secrets, shady pasts . . . and the complications of true love. Intrigue, high adventure, and sizzling romance abound in this fast-paced historical western trilogy.

LASSO THE MOON (Book One)
Motivated by a childhood promise, Paris Garrett travels to the wilds of Arizona Territory (1877) to seek fame as a stage actress. Never mind that she doesn’t possess a lick of experience or that her true passion is songwriting. Before he died, her papa encouraged her to reach for the stars. She promised to lasso the moon! She’s already slipped free of her over-protective brothers. Nothing and no one, especially some badge-wearing Romeo, is going to stand in her way.

Joshua Grant’s life went from diamonds to dirt in less time than a rattler strikes. His uncle bequeathed him an opera house he doesn’t want, forcing him to quit the law enforcement job he loved. The topper: In order to keep his sidewinder snake of a cousin from inheriting, Josh has to honor his uncle’s will and marry within two weeks. Life can’t get much worse, and then he falls for an eccentric, spitfire songwriter with a mysterious past and a passel of troublesome admirers. Marrying Paris is about as smart as kissing a coyote, but that’s exactly what Josh intends to do--whether she likes it or not. Together they could realize their dreams. That’s if they don't drive each other crazy first!
Buy Links for Lasso the Moon: AmazonB&N

ROMANCING THE WEST (Book Two)
Emily McBride is in a pickle. The preacher’s daughter writes scandalous romantic adventures under a penname and someone’s uncovered her true identity. If the blackmailer exposes her double life her small town friends and the man of her dreams will never speak to her again. Worse, she’s growing fond of her new friend, a literary poet, who would surely be horrified by her dime novel fame.

When lawman Seth Wright is recruited into the covert government agency, The Peacemaker Alliance, he’s eager to kick desperado butt. Instead his first mission is to travel to California to propose to Miss Emily McBride on behalf of his boss. Worse, when he arrives, the small town librarian mistakes him for a dandified poet! With two unwanted suitors and a blackmailer hounding her, Seth pretends to be that poet so he can stay close and protect her. It’s what his new boss would want. Unfortunately, Seth develops genuine feelings for the passionate book lover, which risks his future as a Peacemaker, especially when he learns she is not what she seems. More jolting . . . neither is he.
Buy Links for Romancing then West: AmazonB&N

FALL OF ROME (Book Three)
Famous for bending the law to get his man, former Wells Fargo detective Rome Garrett signs on with the Peacemaker Alliance, a covert government agency intent on taming the west. His first assignment, bringing down cold-blooded killer Bulls-eye Brady, will help return his tarnished career to glory. Even better, when he learns he must team up with the only woman who ever broke his heart, Rome considers it a bonus. He vows to show his old flame how it feels to love and lose, vanquishing the hellcat from his dreams once and for all.

Retired cardsharp, Kat Simmons, has been in hiding from Bulls-eye Brady for six years. Now she’s being asked to risk her obscurity and join a whirlwind poker tournament to bait Brady into reclaiming the woman who "got away." Trapping Brady, a man she fears, means teaming up with Rome Garrett, the only man she ever loved. She should feel safer having the Peacemaker with her, but the passion that reignites between them is frightening and past betrayals difficult to forget, especially when a secret is revealed that could doom any chance at love.
Buy Links for Fall of Rome: AmazonB&N
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Author Info:
Storytelling comes naturally to award-winning author Beth Ciotta. Dubbed "fun and sexy" by Publisher's Weekly, Beth specializes in writing Romantic Comedy with a Twist of Suspense and is published in contemporary, historical, steampunk, and paranormal romantic fiction. 
Author- Beth Ciotta
Beth lives in NJ with her husband, two zany dogs, and a crazy cat. A veteran professional performer, Beth now pours her artistic passion into her writing. To learn more about her colorful life, visit her website at www.bethciotta.com

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Review & Giveaway:
Breaking All the Rules by Cynthia Sax

Blurb:
Nathan Lawford, Blaine Technologies' Chief Financial Officer, is known as the Iceman. He conducts his personal and business affairs without emotion, never allowing himself to become involved with anyone. When Nate see something or someone he wants, he negotiates, paying a simple, set monetary price.

Now he wants Camille, the company's green-haired intern.

Camille Joplin Trent never expected to be paid to pleasure the man of her dreams. She can't quite figure out why this is a bad thing. Nate is intelligent, handsome, sophisticated- everything she's ever wanted in a lover and never thought she could have. Their contract is for a month, thirty lust-filled days of making ever sexual fantasy they've ever had come true. At the end of this month, the rules state their relationship will end.

Of course, Camille has never been good at following rules.

Review: 
**Warning if you are prone to hot flashes and blushing, avoid reading this book in public!**

If you are a fan of the erotica genre and aren't reading Cynthia Sax you are missing out! Breaking All the Rules is a spin off of her ever popular Seen Trilogy and Flashes of Me, but could be read as a stand alone novella.

Everyone always says opposites attract and boy do they ever. Nathan is the Iceman, he is serious, he makes rules, he needs rules, rules keep his life tidy and in order. We first met Camille as the rule breaking intern in Flashes of Me. This green-haired minx breaks all the rules and pushes Nathan right over the edge.. in a good way! This isn't your typical Cinderella story- Nathan needs Camille just as much as she needs him.

Ms. Sax does a wonderful job of building this story and I was hooked from their first elevator ride together and this story kept me turning the pages.  I gave this novella 4.5 Stars and you can be sure anything Cynthia Sax writes will be added to my TBR list!

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Author Info:
Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes might not always say, "I love you," they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places, such as Istanbul, Bali and Chicago. Please visit her on the web at www.CynthiaSax.com.

Author Links:
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Make It Count by Megan Erickson

Totally looking forward to this book! Enjoy the cover and excerpt and be sure to add this to your TBR list! :) Melissa

Excerpt: 
     Kat gathered her books and stuffed them into her plaid Burberry messenger bag, then headed toward the front doors, smoothie from the library snack shop in hand. Head bent, fiddling with the clasp of her bag, she stumbled into a wall of human on the pavement outside.
     
“Oh, I’m sorry—” Her voice dropped out when she realized the solid flesh belonged to Alec, Max’s best friend.
   
  She’d only met him once or twice before he’d moved in with Max this semester and every time, he cocked his eyebrow with a half frown like he knew something she didn’t. Which he actually did, since he had brainy superpowers. Smarter than a speeding Einstein. Able to leap over C-minus students like her in a single bound.
    
      She didn’t trust people that smart. And she didn’t trust a guy who didn’t ogle her ass or leer at her boobs like every other member of the straight male species on the planet.
Right now, that raised-eyebrow frown pinned her where she stood. His pale green eyes behind thick black frames roamed over her shoulder to the library and then back to her. With his pin-stripe button-down, dark jeans with Converse shoes and hair styled in a short, messy pompadour, he looked like a nerdy Elvis.
     
     His frown morphed into a smile when he spotted the smoothie in her hand, and she definitely didn’t notice his full lips. “You know, you don’t have to venture into the forbidden zone just to get a smoothie.”
    
       Oooh. The jerk. She glanced around surreptitiously, then leaned in and spoke in a low voice. “Just play it cool. Don’t let it slip someone like me snuck in the library.” She gripped his forearm and whispered. 
          
     “Password today is rosebud.”
   
       His face blanked and he looked at her like he’d never seen her before. Kat debated whether or not that was an improvement over his other look.

     But then those intelligent eyes narrowed and a smirk curled his lips. “I know. We nerds get an e-mail every morning.”
   
       See? He always needed the last word. She propped a hand on her hip and leaned in. “Well, sounds like you have a mole. Might want to look into that.”

He opened his mouth but she cut him off. “Just looking out for you guys. Anyway, see ya around!”
Before he could shoot back a snarky comeback, Kat skirted around him and bounded down the stairs. She chalked that up as Kat 1, Alec 0.

Author Info:
MEGAN ERICKSON grew up in a family that averages 5’3” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.
She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.

Links:
Author website: http://meganerickson.org/

Saturday, April 5, 2014

CALLING ALL SUPER READERS!
Avon Addict Application is LIVE!

CALLING ALL SUPER READERS! 

Avon Romance has just opened the application process for the newest class to be inducted into the amazing Avon Addict program. I was fortunate enough to be a part of the second group of Addicts and I am still an active alum. 

Here are the details (copied from the Addict Application page).. this may help you decide if you have what they are looking for! Read this over and if it sounds like this program is for you, follow the link at the bottom and submit your application! Who knows maybe someday we will be Addict sisters together! 

Care packages I received as a active AA
Are you an Avon Addict? Were you one of the first people to pick up a Candis Terry contemporary, and share it with your friends? When Eloisa James comes out with a new historical, are you already planning your online review even before the book hits your eReader? Do you bookmark Kerrelyn Sparks' online chats because you can't get enough of her quirky humor  and alluring alpha male heroes? Do you sign up for every Jay Crownover cover reveal? Where you the first to tell your friends when Sophie Jordan started publishing historicals, YA and New Adult? 

If so, you have what it takes to be an Avon Addict. We are looking for 25 social media savvy romance lovers who will help spread the love of their favorite Avon authors via blog, Facebook, Goodreads, online reviews- and even by passing along physical copies to the other bibliophiles in their life! Addicts receive special invitations to meet authors behind-the scenes at book events, and to mix & mingle with the Avon ladies at our special events at RWA, RT, BEA and other book gatherings. 

If you think you have what it takes to be an Avon Addict apply here to achieve official status! 

What you'll receive: Avon Addicts will receive special monthly packages containing advance copies of forthcoming books to read and share with friends; fun promotional items (swag!), and other goodies. We will send our addicts early copies of hand-selected, Avon, Avon Impulse, Avon Red and William Morrow titles. Addicts, in return should share their feelings about these books on their social sites, on the Avon website, Edelweiss, and online retailers! 

We hope the Avon Addict program helps us reward our most devoted readers- and we know your enthusiasm is infections..so we hope you'll help make everyone as excited about our extraordinary books & talented authors as you are.

25 Avon Addicts will be selected by the Avon Editorial and Marketing group. Applications should be submitted to us from April 1 though May 1, 2014. 

Does being an Avon Addict sound like all that and a box of romance novels to you? Well, don't take our word for it:

"I have to say, I've been blown away by your generosity with books, packages, good times.. I've done something similar with a couple of publishers and no one has come close to the level of generosity Avon ha. Totally below me away, and continues to do so."
-Ruth Salisbury, Avon Addict

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

SYMFB is excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews. Enjoy!


Synopsis:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire…

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective-career a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn't sure she has the chops. her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she's kidnapped by Connor "Mad" Rogan- a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan's after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she's getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.

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