Lori Foster's HARD JUSTICE

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Lori Foster returns with the second installment in her explosive new series featuring sexy bodyguards who’ll do anything to protect the ones they love.

 

Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen

Sweet, innocent, and with a budding understanding of a new world is how Joshua is seen in Goodbye Paradise. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book about religious cults and the ramifications from that type of upbringing.  It’s surprising and heartbreaking, having to watch young people being stripped from their families and then being thrust out into the real world when they threaten the powers within.

Lucky for Joshua, he had a friend. A friend that has been with him since the very beginning; a stronger more accepted friend within the confines of their group. Someone who isn’t slow like him, who is more skilled, more liked, and that will not be thrown out because he can’t measure up to what expected.

When the time comes and the evidence points to a negative demise for Josh, he never expected his friend, Caleb (the man he has longed to be much more than friends with) to come to his aid. He must be grateful and not let his sinful thoughts ruin this friendship or hinder their ability to survive.

What happens next is a wonderful tale of love, strength, acceptance, and courage. It’s a perfect read for any fan of an underdog story.

All the Stars

 





Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh and Caleb called it home.

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world.

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves.

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires.

Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels?

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord's name in vain, and love against the kitchen counter. This book was previously released under the title: In Front of God & Everyone.




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THE TROUBLE WITH BACHELORS by Caitlyn Blue


The trouble with bachelors is you never know.

Joanna Wylde's SHADE'S LADY

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From New York Times Bestselling author Joanna Wylde, comes SHADE’S LADY, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!


The BookEnd ~ March, 17 2017~

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Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter

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by Rachel L. Demeter Fairy Tale Retellings, #1 Publication Date: March 15, 2017 Genres: Historical Romance, Fairy Tale Retelling, Gothic Romance, Adult

Linda Lael Miller’s new novel — FOREVER A HERO

IT’S A CASE OF COUNTRY BOY MEETS CITY GIRL IN THE LATEST CARSONS OF MUSTANG CREEK ROMANCE FOREVER A HERO FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LINDA LAEL MILLER 
ON SALE: MARCH 21, 2017 


High-powered Los Angeles businesswoman Kelly Wright has traveled all the way to Mustang Creek, Wyoming, to woo the rugged Mace Carson…into selling her a share of his independent winery, that is. But before she has a chance to make her pitch, Kelly’s car nearly slides off a cliff during a rainstorm, and it’s Mace who comes to her rescue. Suddenly, Kelly realizes that this cowboy turned vintner may be much more than just a potential business partner. The final installment in First Lady of the West Linda Lael Miller’s wildly popular The Carsons of Mustang Creek trilogy,

FOREVER A HERO (HQN Books; onsale March 2017) is a classic case of country boy meets city girl, but this time there’s a twist—because as it turns out, Kelly and Mace have already met once before, when they were both students at the same California college. It’s been ten years since Kelly and Mace spent a memorable, if not romantic, evening together on campus, but neither has forgotten it. A decade later, and that first impression is as powerful as ever. But Kelly and Mace are both stubborn and fiercely independent professionals and are committed to following protocol, even as it becomes increasingly difficult to resist each other’s charms and keep things strictly business. As they spar over dinner and glasses of mountain wine, Kelly and Mace realize that they just might be a perfect match—in more ways than one. Set against a backdrop of stunning Western mountains, FOREVER A HERO returns readers to the beloved town of Mustang Creek and the Carson family ranch as Kelly and Mace bicker, barter, and discover that a life together may just be an investment that’s worth the risk.




LINDA LAEL MILLER The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West. Raised in Northport, Washington, the self-confessed barn goddess pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane. Linda traces the beginning of her writing career to the day a Northport teacher told her that the stories she was writing were good—that she just might have a future in writing. Later, when she decided to write novels, she endured her share of rejection before she sold her first title to a publisher in 1983. Linda then successfully published historicals, contemporaries, paranormals, mysteries and thrillers before coming home, in a literal sense, to concentrate on novels with a Western flavor. For her devotion to her craft, the Romance Writers of America awarded her their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, and in 2016 Linda received a Lifetime Achievement award from RT Book Reviews. The Hallmark Movie Channel is currently developing a series based on Linda’s Big Sky Country novels.

Author Spotlight ~ Juliette Cross~




Juliette lives in lush, moss-laden Louisiana where she lives with her husband, four kids, and black lab, Kona.

Multi-published author of paranormal and urban fantasy romance, she loves reading and writing brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes.

From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance. Even then, she not only longed to read more novels set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.








Q & A with Juliette Cross 

When did you know writing was what you wanted/needed to do?

In 10th grade. That was the first time I had a teacher ask me to write a creative short story. That one writing activity opened up a new world of joy for me. I was hooked.

Does any music/situations/media inspire your writing process? If so, what?

Hell yes! While writing, I listen to Pandora “stations”. Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and Pride and Prejudice are my go-to writing playlists. I’ll often peruse my Pinterest boards to spark a new idea or setting.

Will we see any new works from you soon? What will they be?

I’m working hard on the books in Tales of the Black Lily. I’m wrapping up book three, The White Lily, as we speak. However, I DO have a something new and exciting brewing in the contemporary paranormal genre. More details to come. ;)

Favorite wine and favorite chocolate :)

Anything red and anything dark.

Favorite movie/television programs?

Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Face Off, Survivor, and ANY Marvel/Avenger movie or TV show.

Top five reads?

SO HARD. But okay, here we go:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Son of Shadows by Juliet Marillier
Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn

What are your favorite foods?

As a Louisiana native, it tends to be anything seafood, but specifically seafood gumbo, charbroiled oysters, and boiled crawfish.

What’s the best way fans can reach out to you?

Through my website at https://www.juliettecross.com/contact or message me through Facebook.

Will you be attending any signings or conventions? Where and when? 


I’ll be attending the Romantic Times Convention in Atlanta from May 2-7 and signing books at the Giant Book Fair on Saturday.

The Black Lily by Juliette Cross

Release Date: 3/27/17




About The Black Lily:

Cinderella like you’ve never seen before…

With the threat of the vampire monarchy becoming stronger every day, the Black Lily must take drastic measures. As the leader of the underground resistance, Arabelle concocts the perfect idea to gain the attention of the Glass Tower. Her plan? Attend the vampire prince’s blood ball and kill him. Fortunately for Prince Marius, her assassination goes awry, and Arabelle flees, leaving behind only her dagger.

Marius is desperate to find the woman whose kiss turned into attempted murder, hunting for the mysterious assassin he can’t push out of his mind. But what he uncovers could change the course of his life forever…

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I intensely love this book! Kick-ass AND adorable!?!? I don't know how Juliette Cross pulled that off, but let me tell ya... SHE DID! I have only read one other book that turns childhood fairytales into an adult read, and in all honesty, I didn’t like it. There was something about adding adult situations into a “Disney” type atmosphere that didn’t sit well with me. The Black Lily is nothing in comparison to that previous read. It’s a darker, grittier tale with just enough of a nod to the tales of old to give the reader a sense of familiarity. Cross has crafted this tale of murder and justice with a side of whimsy into a phenomenal action-packed read. I am beyond excited to share it with you guys.

If you’re a fan of a warrior princess who wears adventure like a cloak, Juliette Cross is your author in shining armor!

5 STARS







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Q&A with Marius
from TBL for the “Entangled Date Wars.” 
“Originally published on the Entangled Date Wars event.”

1. What is the ideal Valentine’s Day date with your heroine like?

To be alone with Arabelle without dozens of bloody soldiers hanging about. That would be pure heaven. I’d take her away from the training camp and return to that bathing pool in the Silvane Forest. I still often think of that night when she emerged from the water looking like a moon goddess, taking my breath away and stealing my heart.

2. Did you get your heroine a gift for Valentine’s Day? If yes, what is it, and how did you decide on that? If no, explain why.

I made a double-edged, serrated, gold-tipped dagger with a black lily embossed in the onyx hilt. Why? My lady has a fondness for sharp blades. Let’s hope she doesn’t stab me with this one.

3. If you left your heroine a little note or card on Valentine’s Day, what would it say?

Darling, I understand you have a revolution to lead, but I am a selfish bastard as you well know and plan to steal you away for one evening. Prepare yourself for an abduction. I promise to be gentle. Mostly. And while I do enjoy a bit of play with our bedsport, shall we leave out all long, dangerous blades this time? Excepting one, of course.

Ardently yours,

Marius

Postscript: Seriously, darling, you are my heart, my blood, my breath. My everything.