Are you ready?

Hope you have everything you need to make your Thanksgiving holiday great tomorrow. 
Don't forget the wine!




Cookbooks, Food & Wine!

It's not too late to grab a good cookbook!
Some of us need all the help we can get :)



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Video blog update and a little personal information



Thanks for being our book friends and sharing the love!
~Tanja

Came Upon a Midnight Clear & More...


Up-and-coming film producer Kyle Wakefield lives in the closet rather than risk the wrath of his influential, conservative parents. The only time he took a chance on love was a tempestuous teenage affair with Nathan Carnes. But when Nathan proved himself hell-bent on self-destruction and wound up in prison, Kyle closed off his heart.


Almost a decade later, Kyle’s production partner hires Nathan’s stunt company, Second Chances, to work on a big-budget action film in London. Nate is floored by his explosive reunion with Kyle. But he sure as hell isn’t surprised that Kyle still treats their mutual needs—and Nate—like dirty little secrets.


As the London holiday season casts its dazzling spell, the two men find themselves falling in love again. Kyle is one breathless kiss away from declaring himself to Nate—and to the world—but they cannot ignore secrets borne of youthful mistakes. To protect their bright new future, Kyle and Nathan will need all their passion and trust . . . and a little Christmas magic.


Publisher's note: This is a lightly edited reprint of a previously published novel.






About the 2017 Holiday Charity Collection



20% of all proceeds from this title will be donated to the Russian LGBT Network.


Each year, Riptide Publishing releases a holiday collection in support of an LGBTQ charity. Twenty percent of the proceeds from this year’s collection will be donated to the Russian LGBT Network.


The Russian LGBT network was founded in April 2006. It is an interregional, non-governmental human rights organization that promotes equal rights and respect for human dignity, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. They unite and develop regional initiatives, advocacy groups (at both national and international levels), and provide social and legal services.


To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit their website: https://lgbtnet.org/en.


This collection would not be possible without the talent and generosity of its authors, who have brought us the following holiday stories:


Cecilia Tan, Watch Point


Pre-ordering this collection will allow you to download each story two days prior to its official release date, as well as save 20% off the list price of the individual books.



About Katie Porter


Katie Porter is the co-writing team of Lorelie Brown and Carrie Lofty, friends and critique partners of six years. Both are multi-published in several romance genres. Carrie has an MA in history, while Lorelie is a US Army veteran.


Generally a high-strung masochist, Carrie loves weight training but she has no fear of gross things like dissecting formaldehyde sharks. Her two girls are not appreciative.


Lorelie, a laid-back sadist, would rather grin maniacally when Carrie works out. Her three boys love how she screams like a little girl around spiders.


Connect with Lorelie and Carrie

Twitter: @MsKatiePorter







Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Came Upon a Midnight Clear, one lucky winner will receive a $10 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on November 25, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

BODYGUARD by CD Reiss ~ Excerpt~

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Bodyguard, the highly anticipated new standalone from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is available NOW!

Keep reading for an excerpt & more...

The BookEnd ~ Nov 17th 2017 ~

That's it, friends, the last weekend to shop before Thanksgiving.
Still looking for the perfect recipe? Take a look at a few of my favorite cookbooks listed below :)
Just click the pic to get any of these cookbooks on Amazon!

 



If you're craving a little food romance check out Alice Claytons Hudson Valley Series!
So yummy!




TWISTED TRUTHS by Rebecca Zanetti

Defiant Attraction by V.K. Torston

YOU WERE MINE by Tara Sivec - Release Day

Bodyguard by CD Reiss

Nalini Singh New Release


Defiant Attraction by V.K. Torston

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Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh



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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh kicks off her new Hard Play contemporary romance series with a sizzling story that’ll leave you smiling…

BODYGUARD BY CD Reiss

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Bodyguard, the highly anticipated new standalone from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is LIVE!

Defiant Attraction by V.K. Torston ~Review~


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Defiant Attraction comes out November 16th!

Dan might be the enemy of my enemy, but I’m not sure that makes him my friend. He’s definitely not my ‘step brother’, no matter what everyone at school says. Honestly, I don’t know what he’s supposed to be to me. Or what he’s becoming…

Fact: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
In the yearbook, I’ll be Sophia Ramos: Valedictorian. Years of honor roll certificates, AP classes, and lugging around an obnoxiously large cello case are about to finally pay off. If everything goes according to plan, I’ll escape these decaying suburbs for a top university across the country.
The problem? A few years ago, my mom met someone just as broke, just as drunk, and just as impulsive as she is. Approximately five seconds into their relationship, they decided it would be an excellent idea for him—and his son, Dan—to move in with us. (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t).
Now I share a house with none other than Daniel Cole. Even though Dan dropped out two years ago, he’s still the tattooed, bad boy, heartthrob, legend of St. Anthony’s Academy. He and I aren’t supposed to have anything in common.
Living together means war. First, Dan and I were at war with each other. Now, our rivalry is giving way to an unlikely alliance—two opposing sides teaming up against a common enemy: our respective parents.
Which is to say, we’ve been hanging out.

Question: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?
Here’s the thing: My brain is a complex organ. One hundred billion neurons, each with an average of seven thousand synaptic connections to other neurons. My brain is my ticket out of here.
My heart, by contrast, is a pump. It moves blood around.
I know Dan is off-limits. I know I shouldn’t do something I’ll regret. And I know how much is at stake (my family, my future).
So why can’t I stop thinking about him? Those inscrutable jade eyes. The smile that can say a thousand different things at once. That tattoo curving across his abs…
Even though I know better, I feel that pounding in my chest. And it’s getting harder to ignore.
But if I follow my heart, I can never go back.
Answer: There is no such thing as an immovable object.

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About the Author

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V.K. Torston is a millennial and ‘cool aunt’ to a brood of nieces and nephews. She was born and raised in San Francisco, attended university in New York City, and aspires to one day live in London. A veteran of the independent music scene, she began writing nonfiction in her late teens. Then she realized that making up stories was way more fun than coming up with endless synonyms for ‘frenetic’ and ‘danceable.’ Her hobbies include drinking too much coffee, making up stupid songs, and ranting about current events. Defiant Attraction is her first novel.


Twitter: @vktorston Website: www.vktorston.com Goodreads Author Page

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Review by Tanja

I love discovering a fresh author. V.K. Torston is just that: fresh.

Defiant Attraction is a relatively quick read. It’s young love in a twisted environment and high school angst paired with a less that desirable home life. Dan and Sophia have to find peace in the middle of their family chaos.

When substance addicted parents meet and marry, these two are thrust together. Neither are happy about it, but somehow find a way to cope. As previously stated, this is a quick read, so the coupling is a hurried and rapid connection.  Dealing with friends, school, and awkward situations is part and parcel for Dan and Sophia’s budding relationship. Add in the dysfunctional home life… well, life just isn’t easy.

My only criticism is that I wanted more. I wanted more in-depth thought from both characters, more time spent inside the mind of a nervous and unsure Sophia, and more time in the “real world” of Defiant Attraction. The time with Dan and Sophia is great, but the time apart needed more fleshing out.

I do understand that this may not be the point. It’s more of a short story and a quick kind of read that “scratches an itch” so to speak. I dunno. What I do know is that I really did enjoy Defiant Attraction and have been thinking about it for a few days now.

Give this new author a chance, as I think time will show a rising star in the book world.

~Tanja

WISH YOU WERE MINE by Tara Sivec



Five years.  I would have stayed away longer if I hadn’t received the letter.  Not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought about her, haven’t missed her smile, haven’t wished that things were different.

The last time I saw my two best friends, I vowed to not stand in the way of their happiness, even if that meant I couldn’t be a part of their lives.  Cameron James and her emerald-green eyes were too much of a temptation and I couldn’t stay and watch them together.  Cameron deserved better than me.  She deserved him.

But now that I am back, things are different.  I’m not going to stand by and watch the woman I’ve always loved slip away again.  I’m done living my life with regrets and I’m ready to tell her the truth.  And I’ll do whatever it takes to show her that I always wished she was mine.

Keep reading for more about the author & a giveaway!

TWISTED TRUTHS by Rebecca Zanetti



One year ago, Denver Jones blew up his life and left everything behind. To stay alive, he had no other choice. But now, when video footage of the woman he could never forget goes viral, begging for his help, he has no choice but to go to her. Her niece has been kidnapped and Denver and his blood brothers are the only people she can trust. 

But Denver isn't the only one watching that video. The deadly forces from his past see it too-and they'll use anything--and anyone--they can to lure Denver out of hiding to exact their revenge. 



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The BookEnd ~ Nov 10th 2017 ~

We're back! Nothing like a little fun in the sun to rejuvenate a girl.
I have to say I didn't read much. I just closed my eyes and faced the sun.
Perfection.



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LOOK at this list of authors!!! A new social media platform called Book+Main Bites has launched. It's FREE to readers and I just signed up today. I'm still a bit unsure how this all works. You can find me as TsBook (same as Goodreads) https://bookandmainbites.com/users/12167 If you're on already please link to your profile in the comments so we can all be friends  
Tons of amazing authors are on the site!
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A STEEL HEART by Amie Knight

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A Steel Heart, an all-new sexy and emotional standalone from Amie Knight is LIVE!

THE OTHER BROTHER By Meghan Quinn

         

I got the call. The dreaded call every child fears. My dad wasn’t well, and the man who had always been my everything needed me.

There was only one thing to do; pack up and head back to my hometown. I had finally made my dream life in the city with the great job and loving boyfriend. But was there really a choice not to go?

I found a wonderful job, a quaint house to rent, my boyfriend was working on joining me in Binghamton, and my favorite pizza place was only miles away. Life was good.

Until I met my neighbor.

It's been three years since I'd seen Aaron Walters, and my God is he all kinds of sexy gorgeous. Figures. He was supposed to be my forever, the man I grew old with, but he had different plans. How can a man who ripped my heart apart still trip me up? How can he make me still want him now more than ever?

I’m tempted, I’m drawn toward him, I’m completely and utterly unaware that I’m dating his biological brother.

Now two men own my heart. The question is, which brother will I choose?

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