David Baldacci and Ruth Ware Holding Strong This Week...

Apr 29, 2017 by

Not much in terms of real excitement this week on the adult fiction list. There was an uprise of self-published authors hitting the USA Today list, but the usual suspects are here and making waves, such as David Baldacci’s The Fix with over 65,000 in combined sales, Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 at 30,000 +, and James Patterson’s The Black Book still holding strong in the 40,000 sale range. In terms of romance, Danielle Steel’s Magic, Nora Roberts’ The Obsession, and Slow But Cowboy by Maisey Yates are near 20,000 combined sales.  J.R. Ward’s The Chosen (hit #1 on the NYT Combined Fiction 3 weeks ago) has dropped considerably in 3 weeks, with not even 2,000 in hardcover sales, and about to drop out of the USA Today top 150 book list (what does this mean?).  ...

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Guest Author Post: Behind the Curtain: One Story About Writing Diversity in Romance By Beth Kery...

Apr 28, 2017 by

Previously, I have written books where the hero and heroine were of different races, but it wasn’t necessarily a major issue to the story. When I went to write Behind the Curtain, I knew I wanted to explore a romantic relationship where the differences between the hero and heroine’s race, religion and culture were integral to the plot and conflict of the story. Behind the Curtain possesses all the hallmarks of a traditional romance, but these differences are crucial to the conflict of the love story and the development of the characters. I think one of the anxiety provoking things for an author about writing a character that comes from a different race, religion or background than our own is that we’re afraid of getting it wrong, and being disrespectful. The myth goes: You...

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Wicked Abyss Book Review *Kresely Cole*...

Apr 27, 2017 by

  The terrifying king of hell… As a boy, Abyssian “Sian” Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into a demonic monster—just as she’s been reincarnated. Sian captures the delicate but bold female, forcing her back to hell. Meets his match. Princess Calliope “Lila” Barbot’s people have hated and feared Abyssian and his alliance of monsters for aeons. When the beastly demon imprisons her in his mystical castle, vowing revenge for betrayals she can’t remember, Lila makes her own vow: to bring down the wicked beast for good. Can two adversaries share one happily-ever-after? As Calliope turns hell inside out, the all-powerful Sian finds himself defenseless against his feelings for her. In turn, Lila reluctantly responds to...

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Book Spotlight: Feels Like the First Time by Marina Adair *GIVEAWAY*...

Apr 26, 2017 by

    What’s wrong with a little white lie? There are a lot of things Ali Marshal doesn’t do: pink anything, a day without chocolate, and Hawk, her sister’s ex-husband. Sure, he’s a sexy former NHL star who can make her pulse pound with just a wink. But he belonged to Bridget first. And no matter how long she’s had a crush on him, how great he’s always been to her dad, or that her sister is engaged to someone else now and Ali needs a date to their engagement party, she can’t give in to temptation. Can she? It’s been years since his disastrous marriage crashed and burned, and Bradley Hawk has finally moved on. So when Bridget blows back into town with her new fiancé, throwing the engagement party of the year,...

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Book Spotlight: It Happened on Love Street by Lia Riley *GIVEAWAY*...

Apr 25, 2017 by

  The most romantic place she never wanted to be . . . Pepper Knight moved to Everland, Georgia, as step one in her plan for a successful legal career. But after this big-city gal’s plans go awry, going home with her tail between her legs isn’t an option. So when the town vet— and her sexy new neighbor—offers Pepper a temporary dog-walking job, she jumps at the chance. No one needs to know that man’s best friend is her worst nightmare . . . or that Everland’s hot animal whisperer leaves her panting. The last thing Rhett Valentine wants is to be the center of small-town gossip. After his first love left him at the altar, he’s been there, done that. These days, life is simple, just the way he likes it. But...

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Book Spotlight: Unfinished Night by Violet Duke *GIVEAWAY*...

Apr 24, 2017 by

  Before that night, Addison Milan had been just a college dropout secretly raising her two young siblings in a beat-up minivan she’d bought with her first semester’s tuition refund–the only money her addict mother hadn’t taken off with when she’d abandoned them nearly two years ago. Before that night, Caine Spencer had been just a rough, gruff cop sent to check out the phoned-in claims of suspected child neglect involving the same woman he’d met just months prior when she’d first served him the city’s worst diner coffee…which he’d been drinking daily ever since. Before that night, Addison would never have thought the man she’d been fighting hard not to fall for–her only friend in her new shadow of a life–would be in a position to rip her family apart. Before that night,...

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WTFckery or Not? You Decide: Book Cover Edition...

Apr 23, 2017 by

Welcome to this week’s WTFckery! It’s all about WTF books and their covers today.   All stone cold gargoyles must wear a leather jacket and leather pants to show off his sexy cold stoniness:     A tender love story about an alpha and his devotion to his floating pet dragon:     No clue what’s going on here, with the exception of a tongue dripping ketchup:     This cover is so appropriate to show goat dancing, don’t you think?     Crazy tree looks like it’s ready to take a long nap:   If this dude’s ball peen is only worth a dollar, I would say look elsewhere for better peen balling:     Even sentient sex craved butts believe in climate change:     Sorso is an angry man. As the...

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