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What Happens at Book Club...Beauty and the Mustache

A few weeks ago I introduced you to Shannon, my amazing friend who has the best book club ever!  If you don't believe me, check out her first guest post here.  Shannon's post was so popular that I forced, I mean I asked her very nicely, for another peak into her awesome book club! This installment of What Happens at Book Club features Penny Reid's Beauty and the Mustache.  Check out Shannon's post!

There are good books and there are books that are good for book club discussions. Sometimes readers are lucky enough to find a book that not only meets, but exceeds both criteria. Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid is a two-for!  It has depth and breadth. It is thought provoking and entertaining. It promotes not only lively discussion and debate, but also produces laughter and levity.
Penny pulled a switcheroo, the proverbial wool over our eyes, with this installment in the Knitting in the City series. From swoony men and old-school romance to a healthy dose of angst, grief…

Happy Release Day to Heidi Hutchinson!!

Heidi Hutchinson is one of my all-time favorite authors.  I have been anxiously awaiting for her newest release, Deepest Blues, and it's available TODAY!! Check it out and come back later this week for my review!!

Mike Osborn woke up in a hospital in Germany three years ago. He was breathing. They had saved him. Double Blind Study has been through every rock and roll cliché ever contrived. When their drummer nearly dies from a drug overdose, everything changes. Life is important again. Living is important again. No one knows that better than Mike. So why does he feel like even though he's breathing and he's happy, his heart isn't beating the way it should be? Maybe it never did. When Mike meets Clarke Matthews for the first time, he knows he should stay away from her. He knows too much about her and what she's been through. But for the first time, his heart has found another with a rhythm that matches his own. Every beat explodes a beam of light to illuminate his dark…

Even the Moon Has Scars

We're excited to celebrate the release of Even the Moon Has Scars by Steph Campbell!Check out the excerpt and giveaway below!
Title: Even the Moon Has Scars Author: Steph Campbell Age: YA Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designed by The Cover Lure Scheduled to release: October 28, 2014
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Two strangers. Two broken hearts. One night to set each other free.
Almost dying from an undiagnosed heart condition means every second of your life is a precious gift to be guarded. Lena Pettitt was born a miracle. And her parents never let her forget it. Even if that daily reminder kept her from experiencing the one thing they were trying to protect most--her life.
Gabriel Martinez’s heart has been ripped out. His pride has been stomped on. Oh, and he now has an arrest record that’s caused an even bigger rift between him and his DA mother. All for a love that wasn’t really true.
Now he’s exiled to his grandmother’s, working on his late grandp…

In Honor of the Royals in the World Series and baseball pants....

Baseball season.  Women all over the world love baseball, but I truly believe the motivating factor for a lot of these women is not just the game, but how those players look playing the game.  What could be better than baseball players and their pants? Nothing! Well, maybe Aaron Rodgers in his football pants, but that's another post for another time.  Since the Royals are in the World Series and this book is all about baseball, I want to recommend this book to all of you. Get ready to meet Cole Collins....

Liza Sutherland isn’t looking for love. Not from a charity-auction date she didn’t even bid on and especially not with Nationals first baseman Cole Collins, the guy she obsessed over as an awkward teenager. She won’t get involved with a notorious player, no matter how attractive Cole is. 
Cole Collins is up for contract renegotiation, but after too many late-night parties, he’ll need some positive publicity before he can make the roster. His agent, Frank, pitches Liza as the perfe…

Gwynneth with two n's....

I want to tell you about a great romance that I have re-read several times, Gwynneth Ever After by Linda Poitevin. I LOVE celebrity romances and found this one last year as I was hunting for something new to read. Nevermind that I have several unread books on my Kindle, and by several I mean over 2...with a few's an addiction, what can I say?!? Gwynneth Ever After is a refreshing, mature romance that I really enjoy and hope you will decide to read for yourself.  Check out the blurb:

Gwyn Jacobs doesn’t believe in fairy tales. Ever since her ex-husband walked out, leaving her alone with three small children, Gwyn has been mother, father, and bread-winner all rolled into one. Her own scarred heart aside, she refuses to open up her children’s lives to the possibility of another heartbreak, and so she has an unbending policy of no dating and no unattached men in their lives.
Until her very own fairy tale falls into her lap...and the hero won’t take no for an answer.

**NOTE: T…

An Inconvenient Desire

Last summer I read An Inconvenient Love by Alexia Adams and enjoyed it.  You can read my review here. Alexia's newest release, An Inconvenient Desire, is out and ready for you to read! Check out the blurb:

Investment banker Jonathan Davis has spent the last ten months renovating his Italian villa and getting over a nasty divorce from his supermodel wife. As a favor to a friend, he escorts Olivia Chapman to a medieval festival and can’t help but fall for the gorgeous woman. When he discovers she’s a model, however, his innate sense of risk analysis tells him to bail. Then his ex-wife abandons his previously unknown daughter at his door, and it’s Olivia who steps in to help. But does Jonathan dare capitalize on his desire and venture his heart again?
Olivia Chapman has hidden her ugly childhood scars under the glamour of her modeling career. She thinks her pretty face is her only asset, until she discovers a talent for motherhood when a frightened toddler literally arrives on the doo…

Someday Maybe......

I am a huge Ophelia London fan.  I have all her books and she is one of my go-to authors when I need a fun, great, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance.  Someday Maybe didn't disappoint!  Check out the blurb:

Some guys are impossible to forget.
Rachel Daughtry has a 10-year plan that leaves no room for mistakes. Or not-so-serious boys—including Oliver Wentworth, the freshman boyfriend she's never forgotten. Now she's back in San Francisco with an awesome-slash-scary new job. Unfortunately, The Plan doesn't cover things like meeting her best friend's new “secret” guy...Oliver.
Fortunately, no one knows that Rachel and Oliver were ever together, and endless bikini wax torture couldn't make Rachel hurt her friend. But it's killing Rachel. She's not over him. Not even a little. And as her 10-year-plan crumbles around her, Rachel realizes that maybe—just maybe—Oliver feels the same way.

Now Rachel is on the verge of losing all control. And her best friend. And th…

Stay by B.A. Wolfe

The Keaton Series by B.A. Wolfe has been added to my TBR list.  Check out the newest release, Stay!

Title:Stay (The Keaton Series) Author:  B.A. Wolfe  Genre:  New Adult Contemporary Romance 18+  Publication Date:  October 20, 2014  Event Organized by:  Literati Author Services, Inc. ~ Synopsis ~ Fate took Cassandra down a path she never expected. Then a small town in Colorado gave her exactly what she needed—until tragedy left her heartbroken and devastated. Alone with only her child and her memories, Cassie struggled to put her life back together, one day at a time, piece by piece. Finding love again was something she never thought possible. That was, until she ran into an unlikely stranger who flipped her entire world on its axis. Aidan had a secret locked away in his heart; one that would surely send Cassie running the second she discovered it. He held onto her closely and kept his secret guarded, but one careless mistake could reveal all. Their friendship was strong, their moments…

Cover Reveal! One Hundred Christmas Proposals by Holly Martin

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to One Hundred Proposals. If you thought Harry & Suzie’s life couldn't get anymore sweepingly romantic than Harry asking her to marry him at the end of One Hundred Proposals – think again!
It’s Christmas in a snow-kissed London, and have vowed to carry out one hundred proposals in December. No easy task at the best of times - made even more complicated by Harry & Suzie trying to plan their first Christmas and a visit from the dreaded in-laws. But one hundred deliciously Christmassy proposals later they find themselves asking if everything is still perfect in their own relationship….
Welcome back to the divinely warm world of One Hundred Proposals – with a sprinkling of pure, joyful, festive magic.
Have yourself a very merry Christmas indeed with Holly Martin’s Christmas novella.

Most Definitely, Maybe in Love!

Check out this awesome sale!! I have also included my review of this fantastic read!!
Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London is on sale for $.99 now! Spread the word!

TitleDefinitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London Age group: New Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Entangled: Embrace Scheduled to release: October 28, 2013 Goodreads
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BLURB: Her theory of attraction is about to get a new angle...

Spring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her sustainable living thesis and to save the environment. Both seem hopelessly unobtainable until her college professor suggests that with a new angle, her paper could be published. Spring swears she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that happens.

“Whatever it takes,” however, means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly.

Henry is Spring's only hope at publication, but he's also the über-rich son of a land developer and cash-strapped Spring’s polar opposite. Too bad she …

Made in Nashville

If you are a fan of country music, Nashville or just hot guitar players, then Made in Nashville is perfect for you!  Check out the blurb:
Synopsis: An on-stage attack left Honor Blackwood with more scars than just the one on her face. It’s been ten years since she left her spot as Nashville’s brightest country music star. Is now the time to return? And is she brave enough to do it?
Country rebel and rock star, Jared ‘Jed’ Marshall is hot property on the Tennessee music scene in more ways than one. He’s wild, he’s sexy and everybody wants a piece of him. But when he sets his sights on Honor, is it pure attraction or just distraction on his mind?
Honor’s record label sign the ex-boyfriend that dumped her and suddenly going back to her old life is harder than she thought. Can she get a new contract? Will she get to perform at the Marlon Festival? Or will Dan Steele destroy everything?
When a secret from the past becomes public knowledge it’s no longer just about the music. Are all the people…

Are you All In?

Recently I had the opportunity to read a new to me book from a new to me author.  All In by Ann Garner is the second book in a series, but can be read as a stand alone.  Check out the synopsis!

For Grace Marsh there had never been a doubt that she was meant to be with Grant Michaels. From the moment she had met her brothers’ best friend she had known he was the one for her, and after two years together it seemed that he felt the same. Until the night he knocks on her door and sends her entire world into a tailspin when he breaks her heart. Jacob Ross was the American dream. The son of a football legend who was well on his way to a place by his father’s side in the NFL hall of fame. Until the day he walked away from it all without looking back.
A chance meeting between them finally puts Grace on the path toward putting her heart back together. But can she make a future with Jacob when she keeps getting pulled back into the past? Can she prove to him that she’s All In, or will she lose i…

Things that make you Shiver....

Shiver Anthology Release Day Collateral Release Day: October 13, 2014 Authors:         Belle Aurora                         Jodie Beau                         Ruth Clampett                         L.H. Cosway                         R.S. Grey                         Z.B. Heller                         Jennie Marts                         Liv Morris                                          Daisy Prescott                         Ashley Pullo                         Penny Reid                         N.M. Silber                         C.C. Wood      

The sassy ladies of sexy Romantic Comedy serve up some spooky and spicy Halloween fun
Bewitched by Daisy Prescott A crush. A love spell. What could go wrong?
Better The Devil You Know by Belle Aurora When you know, you know.
Mystery, Mazto Balls, and Moxie by Z.B. Heller A mystery weekend gets steamy and stuffed... with food.
Spandex is for Superheros by Ruth Clampett Beware of the terror of your Halloween costume not fitting.
A Halloween Hook-up by Jennie Mar…