Hopeless Romantic

Reading is my favorite past time. I enjoy opening a book and knowing that there will always be a new experience. My genre of choice is romance.  Whether contemporary or historical, series or standalone. I love them all. 





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Misadventures on the Rebound (Misadventures, #18) by Lauren Rowe

Misadventures on the Rebound - Lauren Rowe



Rowe continues to deliver great stories and wonderful characters. On the worst day of her life, Savvy let's fate guide her to the best decision she's ever made. Misadventures on the Rebound is full of laugh out loud scenarios, heartwarming moments and life lessons. Hidden inside tempting entertainment.

The Other Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys, #3) by Julia Quinn

The Other Miss Bridgerton - Julia Quinn



Prepare to get caught up in the whirlwind. that is Julia Quinn. Intrigue, fire and adventure await on the high seas, this time around. They never should have met, but fate had other plans. Poppy is an inquisitive soul with a romantic heart. Andrew is a wanderer with a penchant for danger. Thrust into a world that is unpredictable at best, temptation ignites and hearts are lost. Two strangers find an unquenchable passion, but what happens when their true identities are revealed? The Other Miss Bridgerton is a pleasure that captures the soul from beginning to end.






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That’s all Liam Walsh knows how to do and if he were being honest, all he was ever really good at. Dedicating his entire life to the game has taken him to some pretty remarkable places and in less than twelve seconds it had also brought him within inches of his life. Taking a careless approach to his recovery hasn’t exactly been the best game plan he’d ever conjured up, but that didn’t mean management had to send an overbearing, spitfire assistant to get him back on the field. Certainly not one who favored stilettos and fine lingerie.


Emme McGovern believes in two things: Jesus and really good football.


An assistant on a national football team, she is constantly surrounded by men who think they can do her job better. Which is why she isn’t in the least bit surprised that the fate of her future now rests in the hands of a cranky, stubborn, arrogant football player on injured reserve. When Emme is offered an opportunity to make history, landing her and her Louboutin’s on Liam’s door step, what she finds isn’t just some football player. She doesn’t find a warm reception, either.


With the clock winding down, Emme is determined to piece Liam back together, but as their long days turn into even longer nights, the game no longer becomes about promotions or a comeback story, but a matter of life or death. Will their time together have them laying it all on the field for their future? Or will it send them both running and begging for mercy?



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Mercy: The Mavericks SeriesMercy: The Mavericks Series by Julianna Marley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When you know your worth, you have nothing to prove to anyone else. Marley brings a powerful message to the table with Mercy. Emme and Liam are about to learn what it means to be true to themselves. If you believe with your heart in everything that you do, the rest will fall in to place. With wonderful characters and meaningful story, Marley scores a straight shot to the heart.

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About the Author:

Julianna Marley is fairly certain that she was born on the wrong side of the Mason-Dixon line. She’s in constant search of warmth, sunshine and water. When not writing about all the places she yearns to be, she can be found enjoying obnoxious amounts of coffee and getting bossed around by her children. Julianna loves romance, humor and football.



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It's almost time to meet Eric.. and see for yourself just why Mikaela is a goner!

Reclaiming Tomorrow by Haylee Thorne is out on November 27!!





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On paper, Mikaela has the life every girl dreams of. She is young, beautiful, intelligent, and filthy rich. It all means nothing to her since she pines for the man who will never love her back. But that isn’t the only source of pain. Dark secrets are tangled in the forgotten memories haunting her. Five years is a lot of time to lose…


Eric Hardwick fits the description of tall, dark, and handsome to a T. A successful attorney and loyal best friend to Mika Kingsley, he’s hopelessly devoted to the one woman who has broken his heart. She’s strictly off limits to him…but that doesn’t mean he won’t do anything and everything to protect her from harm.


The unstable Kingsley patriarch, Mason Kingsley, is back, bringing danger and mayhem along with him.


Her lost memories might be the key to their salvation…or their destruction.


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When Haylee Thorne isn’t writing her stories, she works proudly as a registered nurse in Kentucky. Haylee loves to read and watch TV (she may or may not be slightly obsessed with anime), and there aren’t many movies she has not seen. She’s known to enjoy a good glass of champagne, and can eat an unlimited amount of French fries (seriously, it’s a problem). When she has some free time (as in time not spend working or writing), Haylee loves spending time with her family and friends.



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It's time to be tempted.

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A beautiful debutante in Regency London seems destined to make a good match. But the Somerset sisters have made courtship and matrimony a deliciously scandalous affair...


Hyacinth Somerset’s debut is the most anticipated event of the season, as it will be the reclusive young lady’s first public appearance. But within moments of being asked to dance by a dashing stranger, Hyacinth calls him a murderer, then faints dead away! Now all the ton is a aflutter over Hyacinth’s baffling shun of their most intriguing newcomer—the wildly handsome Lachlan Ramsey...


Recently arrived from Scotland, Lachlan only wishes to claim his place in society to secure his sister’s future. When that is threatened by the accusations of a hapless slip of a girl, he will do anything protect his family. Yet it appears Hyacinth has only damaged her own hopes, inspiring the label of hysteric—and ultimately inspiring Lachlan to shelter her from harm. Now if only there were a defense for the surge of feeling he has every time Hyacinth turns her gaze his way. If only there were a way to make her his—while keeping the true secret in his past from destroying everything—and everyone—he cares about...


**More or Less a Temptress may be read and enjoyed as a standalone regency romance!





More or Less a Temptress (The Somerset Sisters, #3)More or Less a Temptress by Anna Bradley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Somersets don't make love easy, but they sure do keep society interested. More or Less a Temptress is Hyacinth's turn to shine. Instead she stirs up a ruckus that could impact more than her reputation. It could end with her losing her heart. Always bold, never boring and hard to resist, this group of sisters make showstopping fun.

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Anna lives with her husband and two children in Portland, OR, where people are delightfully weird and love to read.


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Author Carma Spence asked these questions of dozens and dozens of speakers and discovered the answer was, "Yes!"


Three out of every four people suffer from speech anxiety, and research suggests that people who don’t confront and overcome that fear are less successful in their careers and lives. However, people often look at successful speakers as superheroes with superpowers they, as mere mortals, could never possess.


Drawing from extensive research and interviews with business and professional speakers, Public Speaking Super Powers will show you how to:


↪ How to overcome the fear of speaking

↪ Develop the skills needed to be a success on the stage, such as storytelling and humor

↪ Master techniques like a superhero speaker, such as audience engagement, and using your voice, body language and eye contact effectively


and much more... There is even a bonus chapter on the business of speaking.


Unleash your inner Public Speaking Superhero and communicate your message with confidence starting today!


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"It's not every day that someone puts in the amount of research, time, and care on a topic that is so misunderstood and so poorly taught by perceived influencers in the public speaking space. Carma's unique approach to unlocking your superpowers and unleashing your speaking skills is a fresh, practical, and accessible manual for anyone who wants to break into the speaking world."

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"Carma Spence shows readers how to unleash their inner public speaking superhero with clear, actionable steps. Packed with useful information for beginners and intermediate level speakers alike, Public Speaking Super Powers is an engaging and valuable read." 

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"Carma Spence is the real deal. She is truly devoted to helping and empowering people in their lives, and on their speaker's journey. Public Speaking Super Powers is a comprehensive, yet easy read. Carma's superpower metaphor gives you the information and tools you need to help unleash your inner superhero speaker!" 

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Have you ever struggled with speaking in public? 


Are you introverted, shy or, at times, socially awkward? 


Do you find it challenging to communicate your value with confidence? 


I'm Carma Spence, and I can say I've struggled with all these things myself at one time. I've lacked self-confidence. I've avoided speaking before groups. I've even kept silent about the value I have to offer the world.


No longer. From personal experience, I know for a fact that you can be a decent speaker even if you are introverted, shy and socially awkward. And, this is one of the reasons that I've written Public Speaking Super PowersTM.


Public speaking is an important, possibly essential, skill to learn.


↪ It increases self-confidence and courage.


↪ It is good for business and your career.

↪ It can improve your listening skills.

↪ And, it can help you in your relationships.


Public Speaking Super PowersTM was written for beginner and intermediate speakers: Those who've never felt comfortable speaking in front of a group, as well as those who have just gotten their feet wet but know they still have a lot to learn.


It covers all the foundational skills and techniques needed to be a decent public speaker and provides a path for improving communication and speaking skills over time.


In this book, you will learn


how to unleash your inner public speaking superpowers

the five key speech writing skills

the six foundational delivery tools and techniques

and more!


At the end of this book, you will be able to identify your speaking strengths, as well as areas for improvement, and create a plan of action to take you from where you are now to where you want to be.


So, are you ready to unleash your inner speaking superhero and communicate your message with confidence?







About the author

Carma Spence, author Public Speaking Super Powers, is a self-confessed “geek who speaks.” She is fiercely committed to supporting people who are introverted, shy, possibly even socially awkward as they unleash their inner speaking superhero and boldly communicate their message with confidence. Her superpower is to help her clients see what is possible for them and guiding them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, Vanquishing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.


Carma is an award-winning editor and speaker, as well as International Best-Selling Author, with more than 20 years experience in marketing, public relations, and science communication. She lettered in Speech in high school and earned a Degree of Honor with the National Speech & Debate Association. She has been a member of Toastmasters (off and of) since 1989 and has earned her Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award, an award earned by completing a variety of speaking and leadership assignments in the Toastmasters program.


Public Speaking Super Powers is her fifth book and is published under the Author Academy Elite imprint.



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It’s the release day for Shannyn Schroeder’s MORE THAN THIS! Check it out and grab your copy of this sexy new release today!





Author: Shannyn Schroeder


Genre: Contemporary Romance




About More Than This:

A sexy bartender stirs up a daily lesson plan for an adventurous teacher...

When she discovers her ex-husband is about to be a father, Quinn Adams is on a mission. Determined to get pregnant without the commitment of a man, Quinn sets out for her own adventure. But everyone seems to think she need to focus on herself first. With a list of challenges compiled but her sister and their friend, Quinn embarks on some life-altering fun.

Her first challenge is to go on five dates within two weeks. After a few disastrous attempts, Quinn’s ready to give up—until sexy bartender Ryan O’Leary offers his assistance. Ryan is the go-to person for everyone in his large family, so it’s natural for him to want to help Quinn. However, as they get to know each other better, friendship with Quinn isn’t enough for him. Now, it’s time for him to show her how serious the Irish can be. Will the bartender quench Quinn’s thirst by mixing up more than she ever imagined?


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More Than This (The O'Learys, #1)More Than This by Shannyn Schroeder

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love shows up when they weren't even looking. Quinn is used to being in the shadows. With a sister who knows how to get noticed, Quinn tends to place herself permanently in the background. No one seems to notice until bartender Ryan takes a second look. Can he bring her out of her shell and lay claim to her heart? More Than This is a sweet tale of how life can bring the best surprises at the most inconvenient of times. Simply irresistible.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

Quinn stood outside her loft, wishing that she’d been smart enough to meet this guy at the restaurant, if that’s what you could call it. It had barely been a step up from fast food. Now he stood in front of her, still talking about himself, when all she wanted to do was curl up on the couch with a good book. This is what she got for picking a guy based on his online profile. Next time she’d make sure she had at least a phone conversation before making a date.

Jeff suddenly stopped his rambling and asked, “So, I think we really hit it off tonight, right?”

She stared blankly at him. Lying had never come easy to her. “I had a pretty good time.”

He stroked her arm, and she locked her knees to stop herself from pulling away. He wasn’t a bad guy. He didn’t give her the creeps. Jeff was even kind of good-looking: tall with dark hair and brown eyes, a little on the skinny side. But something turned her completely off.

When his hand stopped stroking her arm and his fingers interlocked with hers, the sweatiness of his palm was apparent. Eww. How was she supposed to disengage without seeming like a bitch?

“I’d like to see you again.”

“Maybe. Why don’t you send me an e-mail and we can set something up?”

“Can I have your number?”

She shifted slightly to the left, nearer to the door. “I don’t like to give out my number to too many people. This was just our first date and all.”

“But definitely not our last.” He leaned in to kiss her.

She saw it coming, thought she’d get a little peck on the cheek, but his mouth crashed into hers. When she didn’t immediately open her lips, his tongue poked and prodded. It was slimy and gross. When she tried to step back, he pulled her closer. The quick move startled her and in her shock, she inadvertently opened her mouth.

That was one hell of a mistake. He jabbed his tongue so far into her mouth, it was like he wanted to inspect her molars. And he was a sloppy kisser too. Saliva everywhere.

Her stomach started to churn just as he pulled away. “How about we take this upstairs?”

Not in this lifetime. “I don’t sleep with guys on the first date.”

“There’s a lot of territory between a kiss at the door and sleeping together.” He waggled his eyebrows at her.

Like she wanted to dry-hump that? “No, thanks. I should be getting in. It’s late and I have work tomorrow.”

“Oh, okay.” He really sounded disappointed. “Maybe we can get together this weekend.”

She slid toward the door, hoping he’d get the hint and not try to swoop in for another kiss. “I’ll be pretty busy this weekend. End of the school year stuff. But send me an e-mail. Good night.”

She didn’t wait for him to respond. She practically ran for the door. After scrubbing her mouth twice and then throwing her toothbrush in the trash, she called Indy. She plopped on the couch and put her feet up on the table. While Indy’s phone rang, she stared at the green nail polish on her toes. What a waste of a perfectly good pedicure.





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About the Author:

Shannyn Schroeder is the author of the O’Leary series and the For Your Love series, contemporary romances centered around large Irish-American families in Chicago and the Hot & Nerdy series about nerdy friends finding love. Look for her new series – The Dating Challenge in 2019. When she’s not wrangling her three kids or writing, she watches a ton of TV and loves to bake cookies.


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ReWined, Volume I by Kim Karr is releasing on NOVEMBER 25th!

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From New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr comes a brand new dramatic comedy of forbidden love and second chances.


Life is short. Time is fast.

No replay. No rewind.

That’s my motto.

And there’s nothing wrong with that.


That is until the day I turn 27 and everything changes. Suddenly, I’m expected to…


1) Move back to my hometown.

2) Stop partying.

3) Take over my family’s winery.

4) And get married.




That last one I didn’t see coming.


I’m Tyler Justin Ryan Holiday III, Northern California’s most eligible bachelor, and I don’t do monogamy. It’s just a wild guess but I’d have to say that monogamy isn’t going to do me, either.


My grandmother won’t listen to a word I have to say on the matter. And since the old battle-axe is still at the helm of my legacy, it’s not like I can blow her off. However, when she tells me whom she thinks will make the perfect bride, and then subsequently drops me at said bride’s door, I nearly lose my f*cking mind. Sure, dear old granny tries to sugarcoat the situation with a lot of glitz and glamour, but there’s no turning ash into fairy dust.


Paris Elizabeth Hollis Fairchild isn’t only the ultimate party girl and terrible wife material, she’s also my sworn enemy. We loathe each other. We have good reason. And it isn’t because our families are competitors.


Needless to say, I’m not surprised when the she-devil slams the door in my face—but it still pisses me off.  


Apparently, she doesn’t know me as well as she thinks.

Doesn’t understand I’ve changed.

Doesn’t realize her rejection only spurs me on—makes me want to tame her, claim her, make her mine.


Then again, at 27 I’m no longer a lovesick teenager. I’m a grown-ass man with a big ego and an even bigger…never mind.


Paris says she doesn’t want to know how big I am, in any sense of the word.

I don’t believe her.

Either way, it doesn’t matter.


She’s a challenge I can’t resist. A temptation I can’t ignore. The woman I must have. We haven’t spoken in ten years but mark my words, she and I will be doing that and a hell of a lot more—very soon.  


Life is short. Time is fast.

Replay. Rewind.

That’s my new motto.

And there’s no sugarcoating that.


***This is volume 1 in the Party Ever After series. Volume 2 will be released December 9th and Volume 3 on December 23rd.***









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Kim Karr is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life and creating romances that are page worthy. Her stories are raw, real, and explosive. Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel. And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy. From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire to the Football Player. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered businesswoman to the boutique owner. No two storylines are ever alike. If Kim’s not writing, you can find her wandering through antique stores with her husband, trying out new fitness classes with her sons, venturing out to new coffee shops with her daughter, or with her nose stuck in a book.


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One career-ending mistake sends Lance Mullen home to Cliffside Bay in search of a fresh start. And in no time at all, home begins to feel like the place he was always meant to be. With his beautiful new beach house, his friends and family close by, and a profitable business to grow, life really is good. That is until his heart tries to wreck everything... again.


After losing her mother, child and marriage, Mary Hansen has built a nearly impenetrable wall around her heart. She's convinced her dream job, a few growing friendships, and a never-ending stream of books to fill her evenings are enough for a contented if not all together joyous life. Though she's on guard not to get too close to anyone, one careless moment with Lance will shatter her prospects for an uncomplicated future.


The fifth installment of The Cliffside Bay Series by bestselling author Tess Thompson follows the interwoven stories of five best friends, the beach community they love, and the women who captivate them. Prepare to get lost in a wave of small town charm, men you would love to take home to your mother, and smart, resilient heroines you wished lived next door.




Tainted: Lance and Mary (Cliffside Bay #5)Tainted: Lance and Mary by Tess Thompson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cliffside Bay is the place to go when nursing a broken heart, looking for a fresh start or building friendships that last a lifetime. Tess Thompson has quickly become a favorite author of mine. She's not afraid to tell it like it is. Tainted brings hope from tragedy and finds inspiration through despair. Mary and Lance teach a valuable lesson. Life is not dwelling on how many times we get knocked down, but having the courage to get back up and try again. The rain is just a stepping stone to point us in the right direction. Heartbreak is the beginning of something wonderful. 

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Ten seconds before the clock struck midnight and tossed them into a new year, Lance Mullen had only one wish. He wanted to kiss Mary Hansen. Not a friendly peck on her alabaster cheek or a chaste brush of lips. No, his kiss must steal her breath and quicken her pulse and weaken her knees. He must make her swoon.

This was not a task for the shy or meek. Only a hero could rouse her from her half slumber.

It would take the kiss of the greatest love story ever written.

Around him, his friends began to chant the countdown.


Mary stood next to him in Zane and Honor’s crowded living room. All night she’d stayed near, so close he could smell the subtle scent of her perfume and bask in the heat that radiated from her skin. She tugged the sleeve of his jacket.

“Lance, you have to count.”

Nine, eight…

He looked down at her. His pulse quickened, his knees weakened at the mere sight of her. With an oval face and one of those well-defined jawlines he found so attractive, she reminded him of fine china, meticulously honed into beautiful lines and curves. Tonight, she wore a dark blue velvet dress that clung to her slender waist and hips. Her caramel-hued hair was swept up into a pile on top of her head, exposing her long neck, the tips of her delicate ears, and the birthmark on her neck that reminded him of a question mark. All evening he’d longed to trace the birthmark with his finger as if it might unleash the answer to her heart. Yet, he wondered, too, would she shatter under his touch?

She played with the gold bangles around her wrist and counted down the seconds with the rest of his friends. Seven, six…

She smiled up at him with eyes as dull as a child’s crayon. Five, four…

One day she’d told him that all interesting characters in novels have a secret.

He had one.

He was in love with Mary Hansen. No one knew, not even his best friends. She was tainted in their eyes, prickly and cold.

Unlike a hero in Mary’s favorite novels, his secret did not make him interesting. More like pathetic.

Three, two, one…

Confetti floated and danced around him. “Auld Lang Syne” played from the speakers. His best friends and his brother kissed their wives—everyone married now but him. Maggie and Violet were pregnant. He knew his sister-in-law, Kara, wouldn’t be far behind. He was ashamed that their happiness made him sad. More than it should? Maybe. Was he wrong to want a love of his own? A woman to cherish and dogs and babies and the busy, messy lives his friends had made for themselves? If it was wrong, if he should not yearn for more when he had so much, then he was guilty. His new house and all the money in the bank and his expensive cars and clothes meant little when you woke up alone.

He wanted to wake up with Mary Hansen.

The passage into her heart was as mysterious as the Agatha Christie novels she lovingly displayed on the Staff Picks table of their bookstore. That said, he knew more than most about the damaged beauty by his side. During their late nights of easy friendship, she’d slowly revealed herself to him as they prepared to open the revamped bookstore. The plot? Six years ago, her baby daughter had died, followed closely by her mother’s death. Then, her husband had admitted to having an affair while she was pregnant. The subtext? Trained as a librarian, she lived only in the pages of the novels she coveted. They were her link to the living world.

Mary turned to him and played with the collar of his shirt. “Sir Lancelot.”

“Yes?” She labeled everyone by characters in books. He was Sir Lancelot. Every time she called him that, his heart fluttered. However, she was not his Guinevere but his Sleeping Beauty. If only he could waken her.

“You’re supposed to kiss me or it’s bad luck.” She held up her cheek.

This was his chance. Do it. Be bold.

“It has to be on the lips,” he said. “Or it doesn’t count.”

“I’m not sure that’s true, but just in case, you better do it.” She pursed her lips, playful.

She was about to know he was not playing.

He pressed his lips to hers, not hard like he wanted but with just the slightest of pressure, and kissed her. To his surprise, she softened against his mouth. She kissed him back! Yes, there was no question.

Her lips moved, mimicking the flutter of the confetti that tickled his ear. He lingered at her mouth, lost. My God, she tasted of champagne. Another stanza of music passed. Still, he could not let go. He slipped one arm around her waist. She kept her arms at her sides but allowed him to pull her small-boned frame against his broad chest. Overwhelmed by the scent of her perfume and her hair, he kissed her harder. A spark of light exploded behind his eyes. An engine rumbled through his stomach.

She pulled away, flushed and breathing hard. “What was that?” she whispered.

“A kiss.”



About Tess


Like most of her characters, Tess Thompson hails from a small town and will always feel like a small town girl, despite the fact she’s lived in Seattle for over twenty-five years. She loves music and dancing, books and bubble baths, cooking and wine, movies and snuggling. She cries at sappy commercials and thinks kissing in the rain should be done whenever possible. Although she tries to act like a lady, there may or may not have been a few times in the last several years when she’s gotten slightly carried away watching the Seattle Seahawks play, but that could also just be a nasty rumor.


She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her brand new husband, the hero of her own love story, and their Brady Bunch clan of two sons, two daughters and five cats, all of whom keep her too busy, often confused, but always amazed. Yes, that’s four kids and five cats. Pray for her.




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My Quickie Wedding by Christie Ridgway is AVAILABLE NOW!





Instant. Attraction.


It heats the blood, causes the heart to race, and messes with the making of rational decisions. A person, may, for example, find themselves saying “I do” to a near-stranger on an impulsive overnight in Sin City.


The next morning, an aghast Connor Montgomery and Jojo Thatcher stare at each other over the tangled bed sheets. How had this happened? Neither is eager to acknowledge they followed a reckless urge and got hitched. Surely, it’s a bad nightmare.


Or maybe, just maybe, the beginning of a dream come true.


My Quickie Wedding is book three in the Heartbreak Hotel series and is a STANDALONE NOVELLA.



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My Quickie Wedding (Heartbreak Hotel Book 3)My Quickie Wedding by Christie Ridgway

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sometimes you just need a read that makes you feel good and My Quickie Wedding delivers the goods. JoJo and Connor are a dose of heartache Ridgway style. Let the healing begin. The Hathaway is the perfect place to mend a broken heart and share a lifetime of memories. It's stories like the Heartbreak Hotel series that serve to remind us why despite age our hearts never outgrow the fairytale. Keep it coming.

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About the Author:


Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty-five contemporary romances. A six-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them. She has a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews and twice has received their Reviewer’s Choice award for best contemporary romance of the year. Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets. She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.


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The Results of Unrequited by Len Webster is LIVE!






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Atomic number: 67

Name of chemical element: Holmium

Symbol: Ho

Every result can be manipulated … even between best friends.

The promise: To wait for each other after their road trip.

The where: Brookline, Massachusetts.

The when: Thanksgiving.

The bump: Evan Gilmore was a no-show.

The reason: He met the one who would change it all.

The consequence: There is no AJ and Evan … not anymore.






The Results of Unrequited (The Science of Unrequited #3)The Results of Unrequited by Len Webster

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sometimes we have to break our own hearts to realize the importance of what's real. That's the story of AJ and Evan. Through friendship, heartache and betrayal these two soulmates struggled to find their place in each other's lives. Webster takes readers through the confusion of young love to the adult pain of unrequited romance. With brutal honesty she crafts a coming of age series that nixes the fairytale while inspiring the soul.

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The Solution to Unrequited

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About Len


Len Webster is a romance-loving Melburnian with dreams of finding her version of ‘The One.’ But until that moment happens, she writes. Having just graduated with her BBusCom from Monash University, Len is now busy writing her next romance about how a boy met a girl, and how they fell completely and hopelessly in love.


She is also not a certified explorer, but she’s working on it.



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He's such a tease...

Royal Tease by Nana Malone is available now!





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The plan was royally simple...


Go undercover, protect my best friend's little sister. It should have been the easiest assignment of my life. But Jessa is uncooperative. She's feisty, mouthy, and stubborn. Oh and she hates me. Ever since I threw her over my shoulder and carried her out of a bar fight, I've been persona non grata.


But the stakes are too high to mess this up. The monarchy is at risk.


Jessa...I can't stand Roone Ainsley.  There, I said it. Shoot me.


We go together like lightning and water. His cheeky obstinance is going to cost me my job. A job I've worked hard to keep. No one is messing this up for me. I've had enough crazy in my life. But even if I wanted him--which I don't, but if I did--I can't ever have him. My life is not my own. I've known that since birth.

(Book 1 in the Royals United Duet)


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Royal Tease (Royals United #1)Royal Tease by Nana Malone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've heard love described as a losing game. Although there may be some truth to that, I have always thought we give out what we take in. It's easier to fall in love, but not so easy to walk away. We enter romance seeing what we want to see, but when we walk away we leave strong feelings behind. Royal Tease is the story of two strangers trying to make sense. Jessa and Reese are thrown together with the best of intentions and torn apart by deceit. Malone is masterful when it comes to seducing her readers. She's so good that I never see what's standing right in front of me. Heartache and a surprise ending.

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Teasing the Princess will release on JANUARY 8th!

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She’s gone. Someone took her from me.


I knew I wasn’t supposed to fall in love. But I did it anyway. And now it might have cost my princess - the princess - her life.


I won’t stop until I find her. But when I do, I’ll need to stay away. She won’t survive the scandal. There’s no way I can love her and protect her. I'll have to choose one.




Apparently, I can’t trust anyone.


I’ve never been in love before. Leave it to me to fall for the wrong guy.


A liar.


Roone Scot cost me a life I loved. So now I’m on a quest I didn’t ask for. One that will lead me to a crown I’m not sure I want.


To a family I didn’t know I needed.



About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.

With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.

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Mercy: The Mavericks Series by Julianna Marley

Mercy: The Mavericks Series - Julianna Marley



When you know your worth, you have nothing to prove to anyone else. Marley brings a powerful message to the table with Mercy. Emme and Liam are about to learn what it means to be true to themselves. If you believe with your heart in everything that you do, the rest will fall in to place. With wonderful characters and meaningful story, Marley scores a straight shot to the heart.

4th & Girl (Mavericks Tackle Love, #4) by Max Monroe

4th & Girl - Max Monroe



You don't have to be a sports enthusiast to fall in love with a good book. 4th & Girl is a story of hard earned rewards and heartbreaking risks that centers around a love of football and an eclipse of the heart. Monroe breathes life into characters that are captivating, aggravating and at times down right infuriating, but no less hard to resist. Gemma and Leo score a touchdown in my book.