The Idea of Love by Patti Callahan Henry

There comes a time in everyone’s life, a tipping point, when an earth shattering event or information shifts who you are and how you feel about yourself. Sometimes we can’t predict or even see these changes happening around us. When we do, however, see those changes, feel them, and embrace them, it dictates the way we think, speak, and ultimately hold our own hearts.

The Idea of Love is a self discovery for the broken hearted Ella. She has been the thoughtful and ever steadfast wife. They have had a great relationship and a fantastic sex life. So when her husband comes home professing his love for her best friends little sister, everything just crumbles from beneath her. Ella’s normal is no more.

Hunter, a screenwriter from Hollywood has decided to spend some time looking for a muse of sorts. He needs that next big movie hit. One he hopes to find while talking to people along his travels. Looking for stories of love from those he meets and trying to compose a story, when he sees the lovely yet seemingly broken Ella, he finds his winning story. He didn’t expect to find this woman’s story so captivating. Funny enough, what she shares with Hunter isn’t her real story.

Too bad these two have lied to each other about who the really are. I know, I know, you’re thinking:“ What does this have to do with self-discovery? It sounds like a quirky movie script!” Whelp, it really has more to do with Ella and how she decides to handle her husband’s deceit and her own towards this new friendship. Life is hard and it’s messy. Ella has to discover her inner strength and what she expects in return from those around her. She can sit back and let life happen to her or she can make life happen on her own terms., all the while being her best possible self. Whether she includes a cheating husband or a new found friend remains to be seen.

In the simplest of terms, I ADORED this read. I found it to be fun, full of heart, and inspiring.

5 STAR READ!
~Tanja~


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As we like to say in the south: "Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story."

Ella's life has been completely upended. She's young, beautiful, and deeply in love—until her husband dies in a tragic sailing accident while trying save her. Or so she'll have everyone believe. Screenwriter Hunter needs a hit, but crippling writers' block and a serious lack of motivation are getting him nowhere. He's on the look-out for a love story. It doesn't matter who it belongs to.

When Hunter and Ella meet in Watersend, South Carolina it feels like the perfect match, something close to fate. In Ella, Hunter finds the perfect love story, full of longing and sacrifice. It's the stuff of epic films. In Hunter, Ella finds possibility. It's an opportunity to live out a fantasy – the life she wishes she had because hers is too painful. And more real. Besides. what's a little white lie between strangers?
But one lie leads to another, and soon Hunter and Ella find themselves caught in a web of deceit. As they try to untangle their lies and reclaim their own lives, they feel something stronger is keeping them together. And so they wonder: can two people come together for all the wrong reasons and still make it right?

The Darkest Frost by Tanya Holmes

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Title: The Darkest Frost, Vol 1 of a 2-part serial (TDF, #1)
Author: Tanya Holmes
Genre: A Gothic paranormal romance with a twist.
Cliffhanger: **YES** This is a two-part serial
Volume 1 Page Count: 358
Release Date: June 22, 2015

Unblocked-Episode Four by Marni Mann


Unblocked, Episode Four

Derek Block is ready to fight. 
Frankie Jordan must make a decision. 
Their pasts are demanding attention. 
Confessing the truth may not be enough. 
But can their intense passion sustain them? 
This is Episode Four of the five-episode Timber Towers novella series.


Melanie Jayne A Change for the Good



Sweet Sinful Nights by Lauren Blakely

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS by Lauren Blakely, the first full-length novel from her Erotic Romance Series, Sinful Nights!

 

 Lauren Blakely is well known for writing sexy, heartfelt and humorous contemporary romance as well as deeply emotional new adult stories --one commonality in all her books is the scorching hot sexy times. And SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS is absolutely no different! Brent and Shannon’s story is sexy and will keep you on the edge of your seat squirming and asking for more! This new series is a new erotic romance series, Sinful Nights, written in the high-heat, high-stakes, high-glamour style of the Seductive Nights series that readers know and love, but heading in a new direction with a new family that’s full of drama, checkered pasts and dangerous life-and-death secrets. Check out Lauren’s message below to hear more from her!

A French Whipping by Nicole Camden (Billionaire Tricksters #2)

 
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Visit XOXO After Dark to read an article from author Nicole Camden! 
She discusses the difficult balancing act that she faces as an author attached to her characters, who live their lives flirting with danger and temptation.
 

The Canterbury Sisters by Kim Wright

 
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Visit XOXO After Dark to read an entertaining article from author Kim Wright! 
She discusses how traveling the Canterbury Trail on a research whim actually led to long lasting memories, spontaneous adventures and a few unexpected characters!
 

Lookie Lookie! Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole!

I love these gorgeous new covers! 
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When You're Back (Rosemary Beach #12) by Abbi Glines


WHEN YOU’RE BACK (on sale TODAY)
A Rosemary Beach Novel

Laura Kaye's HARD TO LET GO!

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Laura Kaye's HARD TO LET GO! HARD TO LET GO is the 4th novel in Laura's Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Romance. Grab your copy of this sexy, suspenseful book today!!

Sinfully Mine by Kendall Ryan - Cover Reveal

Have you ever had your heart broken? Reece Jackson has, and he uses a peculiar kink to avoid intimacy. When the girl he’s always loved walks back into his life, will he be able to let his walls down? 

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CAM GIRL cover reveal

Guys. GUYS! Leah Raeder’s third novel, CAM GIRL doesn’t go on sale until November 3, 2015…BUT…we’re itching to share the book’s absolutely gorgeous cover with you right now! Take a peek!!!

Wicked White by Michelle A. Valentine


Title: Wicked White
Author: Michelle A. Valentine
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
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Dirty Past by Emma Hart (The Burke Brothers #2)

 
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The Espionage Effect ~Cover Reveal~

We are thrilled to bring you the cover reveal for Kat & Stone Bastion's THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT!
THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT is a standalone, full-length, action-adventure romance filled with plenty of the sexual tension, deep emotion, and scorching scenes the Bastions are known for.
This sexy action-adventure romance releases July 14th!

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Do you like romance a little more erotic, edgy, darker, filled with action-adventure, toned with mystery, complete with a twist...or two? If so...

A Week at the Lake by Wendy Wax



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Wicked Ride (Realm Enforcers #1) by Rebecca Zanetti


Gritty, in your face action. Worlds that cross over and bleed into each other and a cop who has been beaten by life, upbringing and crime. Alexandra Monealle needs a reprieve, a protector, and a bloody break. She’s a tough no-nonsense kind of woman that didn’t expect to fall for the Irish accent of a MC member. A known crime infested MC member.

Wicked Ride is a mix of chaos and darkness. Otherworldly events and crimes begin to take place. Secrets hidden from human eyes and a protection force that cant been uncovered will lead the officer to places she never imagined: an outlaw’s bed.

Kellach Dunne, an enforcer for his coven is undercover. It could all blow up in his face when he meets a certain cop. He knows it’s best to stay away but sometimes nature just won’t allow that.

Wicked Ride is a fantastic push/pull type of PNR action/romance. It’s the angst of desire fuelled by the knowledge that cases, careers, covers and self imposed standards are going to be blown to hell.

A pulse pounding, blood pumping, adrenaline filled action read! I love it.
T~


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If you love the Dark Protectors, these wicked hot Realm Enforcers are for you!

Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-fighting, heat-packing Seattle vice cop, and she’s not much interested in being protected. Her short skirt and sex-kitten heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly new drug hitting the streets. She can take care of herself and then some. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get that through to Kellach Dunne.

Kellach is a fresh import from Dublin, and he’s landed at the heart of a vicious motorcycle club that deals in guns, narcotics, and mayhem. He’s all male, all rough power—and all interference in her damn investigation. Maybe he’s one of the good guys. Maybe not. Lex knows an affair with an immortal like him would risk everything. No matter how delicious he looks

Power Play (Risky Business #1) by Tiffany Snow


The queen of the love triangle has done it again! I am a sucker for a good push/pull romance and with Power Play we get it from all sides!

The lust and longing of an unrequited office romance. Parker Andersen is a no nonsense business powerhouse. He demands perfection and that things be done his way. His assistant Sage Reese is completely at his beck and call. Sage admires her demanding boss and can work for him like few before her has. She is an asset to him in the office and goes above and beyond to keep it that way.

In walks the rough and tumble detective Dean Ryker. His presence raises Sages suspicions, as well as her libido. Dean is fun, sexy and doesn’t hesitate to let Sage know she is on his radar in the most sensual ways.

A business associate turns up dead and things begin to go haywire in the structured office environment Sage has been working in. Has the buttoned up Parker Anderson been hiding behind the facade or is the enigmatic detective Ryker just using Sage to further his investigation?

Power Play is great action, sultry sexy innuendo, and banter with adrenaline pumping and heart racing suspense. Utter perfection for the love triangle fan!

5 STARS!
T~

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THIS KIND OF BUSINESS CAN ONLY BE PERSONAL

Sage Reese lives for her job. More precisely, she lives for her debonair boss, Parker Andersen. Sage handles everything for Parker, even as she fantasizes about the one thing that isn't in her job description: him. But when a high-stakes account crosses the line from shady to deadly, a tough cop starts giving Sage the attention she wishes Parker would . . .

Detective Dean Ryker couldn't be more different from Parker. While Parker wears expensive suits like a second skin and drives a BMW, Ryker's uniform is leather jackets and jeans . . . and his ride of choice is a Harley. While Parker's sexiness is a reserved, slow burn, Ryker is completely upfront about what-and who-he's after. And Sage tops his list.

Now, as Ryker digs deeper into the dark side of Parker's business, Sage finds herself caught between two men: the one she's always wanted-and the one who makes her feel wanted like never before .

RED CARPET KISS by Melissa Brown


True Devotion (True #2) by Liora Blake



GAH! I just love this author! Can I just stop and tell you how gratifying it is to read a rock star romance where the guy is not a dick? Not covered in groupies, with some kind of addiction, acting as if he owns the world.

Simon is the man every girl should be lucky enough to find: smart, caring, educated – oh,
and did I mention sexy with a side of beefcake? It’s obvious to everyone but Devon that he has been in love with her for years. And Devon? Well, she’s the one with a host of insecurities and self-doubt that has her questioning the ever-charismatic and slightly arrogant Simon.

Funny, snarky, romantic humor. It has excellent chemistry and is a winning addition to the True series! I am a fan of this young author and I can’t wait to see what comes next!

5 ROCK STARS!!
T~

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Find out if rock sensation Simon can break through tough-girl Devon’s steely exterior—if he can keep his head on straight, that is—in this second sizzling romance in the True series!

Devon Jenkins is a feisty blonde, and Simon Cole is the arrogant, sexy guitarist playing in her brother’s band. When they met for the first time, it went something like this: He hit on her, she shot him down, he made a lewd joke, she told him he was an idiot.

In the two years since then, not much has changed. From the way Simon flirts shamelessly with any set of ovaries within a 100-mile radius, Devon knows the smartest thing she can do is keep an impenetrable wall between them.

But sometimes the smart choice isn’t necessarily the right one