Posts Categorized: books

Jan 07
Excerpt: Sarah MacLean’s The Rogue Not Taken

Excerpt: Sarah MacLean’s The Rogue Not Taken

As part of the blog tour for Sarah MacLean’s The Rouge Not Taken, I have an excerpt. Enjoy! Synopsis: Lady Sophie’s Society Splash When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her philandering brother-in-law backside-first in a goldfish pond in front of all society, she becomes the target of very public aristocratic scorn. Her only choice is to flee London, vowing to start a new life far from the aristocracy. Unfortunately, the carriage in which she stows away isn’t saving her from ruin . . . it’s filled with it. Rogue’s Reign of Ravishment! Kingscote, “King,” the Marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn’t charm, resulting in a reputation far worse than the truth, a general sense that he’s more pretty face than proper gentleman,… Read more »

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Jan 04
Excerpt: Loretta Chase’s Dukes Prefer Blondes

Excerpt: Loretta Chase’s Dukes Prefer Blondes

As part of the blog tour, I have an excerpt of Loretta Chase’s Dukes Prefer Blondes. Enjoy! Synopsis: Biweekly marriage proposals from men who can’t see beyond her (admittedly breathtaking) looks are starting to get on Lady Clara Fairfax’s nerves. Desperate to be something more than ornamental, she escapes to her favorite charity. When a child is in trouble, she turns to tall, dark, and annoying barrister Oliver Radford. Though he’s unexpectedly found himself in line to inherit a dukedom, Radford’s never been part of fashionable society, and the blonde beauty, though not entirely bereft of brains, isn’t part of his plans. But Clara overwhelms even his infallible logic, and when wedlock looms, all he can do is try not to lose his head over her. It’s an inconvenient marriage… Read more »

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Nov 16
Shelfie Hop: Showing You Mine

Shelfie Hop: Showing You Mine

I’m really excited to participate in the #TheShelfieHop! Hosted by Kristen @ My Friends Are Fiction and Crystal @ Bookiemoji Okay everyone…my shelves are a bit um in disarray because I’ve recently lost major shelf space. Yes, my bookish friends you read that correctly. In May we had a major pipe burst under the foundation in my bedroom so most of my room was cleared. Then when I moved in back in, I acquired a queen bed (ugh disregard the mirror headboard-it’s my parents old bedroom set. Here I thought, I was going to get the new bed set in the guest bedroom, but no) and lost shelf and desk space. So what is a book lover to do? I had to really consider what books I wanted near me… Read more »

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Sep 04
Excerpt: Tessa Dare’s When a Scot Ties the Knot

Excerpt: Tessa Dare’s When a Scot Ties the Knot

As part of the blog tour, I have an excerpt of Tessa Dare’s When a Scot Ties the Knot. Enjoy! Synopsis: On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart. A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter … and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely…. Read more »

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Jun 01
Excerpt: Brittany Gibbons’ Fat Girl Walking

Excerpt: Brittany Gibbons’ Fat Girl Walking

As part of the blog tour, I have an excerpt of Brittany Gibbons’ Fat Girl Walking. Enjoy! Synopsis: Told through a series of larger-than-life snapshots, a hilarious memoir in essays about love, sex, marriage, motherhood, bikinis, and loving your body, no matter what size you are from the acclaimed blogger and body image advocate. Brittany Gibbons has been a plus size her whole life. But instead of hiding herself in the shadows of thinner women, Brittany became a wildly popular blogger and national spokesmodel—known for stripping on stage at TedX and standing in Times Square in a bikini on national television, and making skinny people everywhere uncomfortable. Talking honestly about size and body image on her popular blog, brittanyherself.com, she has ignited a national conversation. Now in her first book,… Read more »

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Mar 18
Excerpt: Kate Meader’s Flirting With Fire

Excerpt: Kate Meader’s Flirting With Fire

As part of the blog tour, I have an excerpt of Kate Meaders’s Flirting With Fire. Enjoy! Synopsis: Savvy PR guru Kinsey Taylor has always defined herself by her career, not her gender. That is, until she moved from San Francisco to Chicago to be with her fiancé who thought she wasn’t taking her “job” of supporting him in his high-powered career seriously enough—and promptly dumped her for a more supportive and “feminine” nurse. Now, as the new assistant press secretary to Chicago’s dynamic mayor, she’s determined to keep her eye on the prize: no time to feel inferior because she’s a strong, kick-ass woman, and certainly no time for men. But that all changes when she meets Luke Almeida, a firefighter as searingly sexy as he is quick-tempered. He’s… Read more »

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Feb 25
Excerpt: Noelle August’s Rebound

Excerpt: Noelle August’s Rebound

As part of the blog tour, I have an excerpt of Noelle August’s Rebound. Enjoy! Synopsis: Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos. Three years ago, Adam married his high school love—and then lost her in a tragic accident. Now, the heartbreak and guilt he’s tried to bury with work and women begins to take over his life. Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. She’s got one chance to prove… Read more »

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Feb 02
14 Days of Fictional Swooning: Day 2 and Rhett Butler + Giveaway

14 Days of Fictional Swooning: Day 2 and Rhett Butler + Giveaway

I’m super excited to take part in the 14 Days of Fictional Swooning Blog Hop hosted by FictionFare and Swoony Boys Podcast. Over the course of the next 12 days, there will be scavenger hunts and loads of giveaways! There are over 25 blogs participating and each are posting hidden phrases that you’ll need in order to enter the master giveaway (each blog is hosting their own giveaway too). For more information about how this blog hop works, check out this post over at Swoony Boys Podcast. Today, I’m hosting day 2 of the blog hop and I’m giving away a $15 gift card to Barnes and Noble (or the Book Depository if you’re an international winner). Giveaway details for both my own giveaway and the master giveaway are posted… Read more »

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Jan 13
Excerpt: Vanessa Kelly’s How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy

Excerpt: Vanessa Kelly’s How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy

As part of the blog tour, I have an excerpt of Vanessa Kelly’s How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy. Enjoy! Synopsis: Whether as spies or lovers, the Renegade Royals—illegitimate sons of England’s Royal Princes—are bold, skillful, and a force to be reckoned with… A war hero returned from Waterloo should be able to indulge in a bit of bad behavior. Instead, Captain William Endicott is summoned by his father, the Duke of York, to investigate an assassination plot. The unlikely suspect: William’s former sweetheart. Will can’t believe that innocent Evie Whitney could be mixed up in anything so nefarious. Then again, almost everything about Evie has changed—except for his body’s instinctive response to hers… Just as Evie’s life is finally coming together, Will saunters back into it…. Read more »

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Nov 18
Excerpt: Gwen Jones’ The Laws of Seduction

Excerpt: Gwen Jones’ The Laws of Seduction

I have an exclusive excerpt for Gwen Jones’ newest release, The Laws of Seduction. It’s the third in her French Kiss series and I have the first two books sitting in my TBR pile, but I’m dying to read them! Synopsis:When Rex Renaud, the COO of Mercier Shipping, is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, he knows he’ll need a miracle to clear his name … and sassy lawyer Charlotte Andreko is the perfect woman for the job. Charlotte has built her career defending pro bono clients against womanizers like Rex Renaud, and she’d much rather let him sweat it out in a jail cell than defend him in court. Yet Rex swears he’s been set up, and when he offers her a shocking sum of money in exchange… Read more »

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Nov 10
Excerpt: Lauren Layne’s Made For You

Excerpt: Lauren Layne’s Made For You

As part of the blog tour, I have an excerpt of Lauren Layne’s Made For You. Enjoy! Synopsis: Will Thatcher is exactly the type of sexy playboy good girls like Brynn have always avoided. And yet there was still something about him she just couldn’t resist. When Will moved across the country three years ago, Brynn vowed it was time to put him behind her. She never thought Will might have other plans . . . Back in town, Will intends to get what he’s always wanted-gorgeous, unforgettable Brynn. For years, he tormented the untouchable ice princess in a desperate bid for her attention. Now he has a new plan, and he’ll do anything to rewrite their stormy past. This time, he’s out to show Brynn that the imperfect man… Read more »

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Oct 11
Excerpt: Seduced by the Game (Anthology) + Giveaway

Excerpt: Seduced by the Game (Anthology) + Giveaway

As part of the blitz tour for Seduced by the Game, I have an exclusive excerpt. Enjoy! Synopsis: It’s time to drop the gloves and fight! Support the Fight against cancer that is. This anthology of 8 novellas is hot enough to melt the ice these players skate on. Featuring spell-binding novels from popular New York Times & USA Today, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble bestselling authors, including Toni Aleo, Cassandra Carr with Cindy Carr, Jami Davenport, Catherine Gayle, Jaymee Jacobs, V.L. Locey, Bianca Sommerland, & Nikki Worrell. Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iTunes | Kobo | All Romance Excerpt: “Taking a Shot” by Catherine Gayle “I’m going to murder that dipshit,” Dad said, but somehow his voice was growing distant, like he was moving farther away… Read more »

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