Saturday, November 29, 2014

TVBT: TALL, DARK & ROYAL by Vanessa Kelly (Renegade Royals #2.5) #Historical #Giveaway #RenegadeRoyals @KensingtonBooks

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He's the man behind the mission to track down the illegitimate children of England's Royal Princes and help them get their due. But his deepest desire is far more personal… Magnificent and stubborn.

Fourteen years apart had not changed Chloe Steele, or Dominic Hunter's love for her. He'd been a street urchin, a boy raised at court, and finally a magistrate, yet he'd never belonged anywhere--except by her side. Now Chloe devoted herself to girls threatened by scandal--like she had been. But she was in danger, and Dominic was determined to help--and hopefully make up for lost time…

Even in childhood, Dominic had made Chloe feel safe. Now she also felt thrillingly flustered by the powerful man he'd become, and by the longing he inspired. Because Dominic meant not only to protect her, but to untangle the lies that had separated them. Yet for Chloe, surrendering to temptation may be easier than risking a future that could ruin them both…


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Vanessa Kelly is an award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance.” Her Regency-set historical romances have been nominated for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. Her current series, The Renegade Royals is a national bestseller. Vanessa also writes USA Today bestselling contemporary romance with her husband, under the pen name of VK Sykes.

Friday, November 28, 2014

New Release: WILD by Sophie Jordan (Ivy Chronicles #3) @Avonbooks #NewAdult #Review #Giveaway

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The Ivy Chronicles #3
Sophie Jordan
Avon Romance
Released November 18th, 2014

A good girl goes fabulously bad in the final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series, in which three Ivy League suite-mates seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go.

Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of sexual adventure at the secret campus kink club?

In the shadowy den of the kink club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to sexual experience. Now he’s telling her to go home—“good girls” don’t belong here!

Georgia is tired of having others define her. She’s going to teach Logan a lesson he won’t forget—one white hot, mind-wrecking kiss . . . that leads to another . . . and another . . . and. . . . Realizing she’s way in over her head, Georgia runs.

Only Logan won’t let her go. Everywhere she goes he’s there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other.

So, I am a HUGE fan of the Ivy Chronicles by Sophie Jordan, FOREPLAY and TEASE were both Sweet, Fun but with an emotional overlay that had you wanting MORE...but I think WILD might just be my favorite.  Not sure if it's the STEAMY as all get out scenes between Georgia and Logan, cause I think my Kindle just went on FIRE!!

The sexual tension is like a rubber band being stretched too far and the's as explosive as you can imagine...The Shower...I have no words.  Logan is one sexy as all get out Young Man (makes me feel pervy to say...but he is!), and as you being to dig beneath the surface, you will find yourself falling for him hook, line and sinker!  

Sophie Jordan must must write more in this series, as I am hooked on her writing, the emotion between the hero and heroine is always spot on and has my heart literally squeezing in my chest.  I'll even take a story about Annie, that is how desperate I am!!

New Adult Fans will not want to miss this series, or New Release, WILD!!

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Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

TVBT: HER WINNING FORMULA by Shannyn Schroeder (Hot & Nerdy #3) #MeettheHero #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

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Spring break was supposed to be a last blast of fun for three friends before the reality of adulthood set in. But for the trio’s science whiz, it’s an education in instant attraction…

Chemistry major Felicity Stone can tell you everything about the way chemicals interact, but when it comes to social interaction, she needs schooling. Abandoned by her friends, Felicity is faced with spending spring break alone—unless she accepts a gorgeous stranger’s invitation to pose as his girlfriend at a family wedding. Not one to turn down a research opportunity, Felicity never expected it to produce such breathtaking results…

Teacher and baseball coach Lucas Tanner is fascinated by Felicity’s potent mix of spirit and scientist, not to mention her delicious curves. When Felicity asks him to return the favor by teaching her how to pick up guys, he can’t refuse—but he’s not at all happy with the idea of her using a formula for flirting on anyone but him. Can he convince her that together they have the perfect chemistry?

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By: Shannyn Schroeder 

The hero of Her Winning Formula is Lucas Tanner. Lucas is a special ed teacher and baseball coach who is giving up his spring break to go to his brother’s wedding in South Padre Island in Texas. In the airport, he meets Felicity. He thinks she’s cute and tries talking to her, but she seems uninterested.

Lucas doesn’t give up easily though. Felicity helps him get through take off and landing (he’s afraid to fly) and he decides she could solve all his problems. He’s on a moratorium from dating, so he doesn’t have a girlfriend to bring to the wedding. Normally, that wouldn’t be an issue, but his ex is the maid of honor and rumor has it that she’s looking for a reconciliation. He doesn’t, so he hopes Felicity will pretend to be his girlfriend.

After a snafu at the rental counter, Lucas, being the good guy that he is, gives Felicity his rental car, leaving himself stranded until she offers to drive him. This is the first example of the kind of guy Lucas is. He’s a fixer. He does everything in his power to help people. For the most part, it’s a good thing, but when it comes to dating, he tends to be attracted to women who have issues. He tends to treat them like projects, something to fix before moving on, hence the moratorium on dating.

When Felicity agrees to be his date, he’s thrilled and he offers to help her get through the night with minimal effort. The more time they spend together, the more attracted he is to Felicity. He doesn’t want her to spend the remainder of her spring break picking up other guys, but he is true to his word and teaches Felicity how to flirt. It about kills him when she finds success while flirting.

Lucas was interesting to write. From the outside, he seems like the perfect guy. And in many ways, he is. He understands people—what they need, how they feel. But part of his need to fix things means he likes to be in charge. He wants to handle everything. When it comes to his family, they almost expect this and he ends up being in charge of many wedding details and problems. When it comes to women, he doesn’t quite know what to do with them once they are “fixed.”

Things are different with Felicity because he doesn’t really think she needs fixing. He falls for her exactly as she is. Of course, then he needs to convince her of this.

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Shannyn Schroeder is the author of the O’Leary series, contemporary romances centered around a large Irish-American family in Chicago and the new Hot & Nerdy series about 3 nerdy friends and their last spring break. 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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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Release: SUGAR'S TWICE AS SWEET by Marina Adair (A Sugar, Georgia Novel) @ForeverRomance #Review #Giveaway

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Sugar's Twice As Sweet
Sugar, Georgia #2
Marina Adair
Released November 25th, 2014
Forever Romance

He's trouble she doesn't need . . .

Thanks to a cheating fiancé, Josephina Harrington's perfect life just crashed and burned. Moving in with her overbearing parents is definitelynot an option. No, she needs to prove she can make it on her own. And she will-by turning her great-aunt's old plantation house into a destination getaway. She's just not expecting her contractor to be so hands-on-and so totally irresistible.

. . . but everything she wants

Bad-boy golf champion Brett McGraw figured his hometown of Sugar, Georgia was the perfect place to lay low and get his life back up to par. The leggy blonde with a pint-sized pup is the kind of sweet 'n sassy trouble he never saw coming. She doesn't know a nut from a bolt and before long, he's renovating her house . . . as she steals his heart. Can he convince Josephina that his womanizing ways are in the past and he's ready for forever?

Welcome to the Big Leagues Marina, SUGAR'S TWICE AS SWEET is a Home Run!

As a long time fan of Adair's Contemporary Romances, such as the Helena Vineyard Series, I have come to appreciate the lovable characters and laugh-out-loud moments that I can expect each time I open one of her books, but SUGAR'S TWICE AS SWEET, was just a step above.  I can explain exactly what it was, maybe the Spark that ignited the moment that Brett see's Joie for the first time,walking down a stretch of highway, or the first time they truly make love underneath the stars...I was engaged from the first page, and from laughing one moment, to sighing, then my heart breaking...well...let's just say Adair put me through the ringer.

I loved the setting of the story, Sugar, Georgia, with a cast of characters that just made the book for me, starting with Brett's two brothers, Jace (Yum...can we say Tattooed) and Cal (Double Yum..He's a DILF), and yes they are BOTH getting a book (Happy Dance).  But for fans of Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor Series and Candis Terry's Sweet, Texas Series, you will appreciate the "Old Lady' love, with Hattie and her crazy crew...who manage to make things a bit difficult for Joie, and had me laughing in the meantime!

I thought the build up between Brett and Joie was perfect!  I enjoyed the scene's where they spent time together, and I was there for the ride, into first kiss and losing their hearts to each other.   Yes, my heart broke a bit, but Brett was all around a Great Guy and I so was crossing my toes that he would come out on top!

If you haven't read anything from Marina Adair, I sincerely suggest starting with SUGAR'S TWICE AS SWEET, released TODAY with Forever Romance, and then move on to the rest of her Contemporary Releases!!  You can always expect A Bumpy but Exciting Ride!!

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Marina Adair is a #1 National best-selling author of romance novels. Along with the St. Helena Vineyard series, she is also the author of the upcoming Sugar, Georgia series and Tucker’s Crossing, part of the Sweet Plains series. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California.

As a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive. She also loves to interact with readers and you can catch her on Twitter or visit her on Facebook.

Twelve Days of Sweet: SWEET COWBOY CHRISTMAS by Candis Terry @Avonbooks #Recipe #Review #Holiday #Romance #Giveaway

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Sweet Cowboy Christmas 
Sweet, Texas # 3.5
By: Candis Terry
Releasing November 25th, 2014
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Mistletoe, holly, and cowboys, oh my! Christmas in Texas has never been sweeter.

Years ago, Chase Morgan traded in his dusty cowboy boots for the shimmering lights of New York City and a fast track up the corporate ladder. But when his shiny life is turned on end just in time for Christmas, Chase knows he needs to reevaluate even if that means going home to Texas to endure his least favorite holiday.

When Mr. Tall, Dark, and Smoking Hot walks through her door at the Magic Box Guest Ranch, Faith Walker sees just another handsome, rich exec looking to play cowboy for a week-at her expense. She’s sure the grumpy, but sexy as hell Scrooge will put a crimp in her holly jolly plans. Until a sizzling kiss has her seeing him in a new light.

Chase is haunted by secrets, and even though it goes entirely against her “hands off the guests” rule Faith is tempted to help him leave the past behind. As the magic of the season swirls around them, she is determined to succeed because now she is certain one sweet, cowboy Christmas will never be enough

SWEET COWBOY CHRISTMAS is a feel-good Holiday Romance that warms the heart.

Oh Candis, how you continue to write these Sexy as Sin heroes who make my heart race, and leave me wanting MORE? Chase Morgan is a cowboy in sheeps clothing...or an Armani Suit, who is in need of a little R&R, after suffering a heath scare. Thinking he is headed to Sweet, Texas to figure out where his life is headed, he finds himself going head to head with Faith Walker, the stubborn owner of the Magic Box Ranch...who isn't all too fond of the "Loafer Wearing, Richie Rich types".

Let me just say, these two had me cracking up...and the sexual tension was on HIGH SIZZLE from the moment their eyes met!

With Candis Terry's trademark humor, and a bit of Christmas magic, SWEET COWBOY CHRISTMAS is not to be missed!

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Welcome Paige Walker Marshall (heroine from Home Sweet Home/For Love and Honor Anthology)

"The holidays can be so stressful. Since my hot hubby, Aiden Marshall, and I own and operate an apple orchard and the Honey Hill Bed and Breakfast, we are always busy. Okay, I’ll admit some of that time (maybe a lot) is spent heating up the sheets. So I like to keep (other) things fast and simple. 

Here’s an easy recipe that not only tastes great, it’s also a wonderful gift for party attendees, co-workers, or the lady who grooms your dog. And everybody knows chocolate is an aphrodisiac, right? I suggest you indulge with a glass of bubbly and that special someone. Enjoy!"

Cookie Cutter Fudge

Here's a sweet gift for someone with everything. Place cookie cutters and fudge into cellophane gift bags, and tie with ribbons. Thank you Betty Crocker!

Prep Time: 20 min

Total Time: 2 hr 20 min

Servings: 6


1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup peanut butter chips

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

Betty Crocker™ white or red decorator icing (in 4.25-ounce tube), if desired

Candies, if desired


· Place each of six 3x1/2-inch mitten-shaped cookie cutters, or other cookie cutters in a simple shape, on 5-inch square of foil. Seal foil tightly around outside of each cookie cutter. Place on cookie sheet. Lightly spray cookie cutters with cooking spray.

· In 4-cup microwavable measuring cup, mix chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, milk and butter. Microwave uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips are almost melted. Stir in vanilla.

· Pour mixture into cookie cutter molds, filling to tops of molds. Refrigerate uncovered about 2 hours or until firm. Decorate with icing and candies.

· Carefully remove foil. Gently press fudge out of molds to serve.

Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after.