Focuses on all things romance - contemporary, historical, paranormal, and romantic suspense. Reviews, interviews, guest posts, spotlights, giveaways. Fun weekly features!
FACEBOOK PURITY OMG it's like a DVR for your FB newsfeed. Get rid of the sponsored posts and see your FRIENDS again :) To download and for more information, go to: http://www.fbpurity.com
BOOKLIKES I really love this new platform for authors, bloggers, and readers. It's almost like Facebook & Goodreads merged together. Don't worry you can import your Goodreads shelf and reviews, plus Booklikes will update your Goodreads shelf with any titles you add. (Just go to the import tab in settings and it's super easy to do.) BookLikes is AWESOME and FREE. It's just starting out, so the more people who join and share the more fun it will be. If you sign up, find and friend me there (http://emsyvanwyck21.booklikes.com), I'll reciprocate. To sign up for free, go to: http://booklikes.com
BOOKTROPOLOUS bills itself as "the city for readers and the home for writers." It Is a new social network for authors, publishers, book bloggers, and readers. It's still very new (only 5259 members right now), but if the membership grows it could be Facebook for Bookaholics. If you do try it out, find and friend me there (I'm Emsy Van Wyck). To sign up for free, go to: http://booktroupoussocial.com
BOOKTRACK A soundtrack for your books! OMG with Booktrack you'll not only be reading books, but hearing what the author and some very clever people have imagined the soundtrack to be. NO this is not an audiobook, but a whole new reading experience. You can access the Booktrack titles on your computer if you use Firefox, Chrome, or Opera browsers (compatibility with Safari coming soon) AND there are FREE apps for your iPhone/iPad and/or Android. Here's how Booktrack describes itself: "Booktrack is transforming reading the way sound transformed silent film...offers a new content creation and distribution platform that turns reading into an immersive movie-like experience. Booktrack’s patented technology lets anyone add a synchronized movie-style soundtrack to an e-book or other digital text content, with the audio paced to each individual’s reading speed." For you clever folks, you can also CREATE soundtracks. Check it out! To sign up for free, go to: http://www.booktrack.com
I've meant to read Rachael Herron's Cypress Hill Yarn series since I read her contribution to one of my favorite Christmas collections, Love on Main Street: A Snow Creek Christmas. Well, now I have no excuse. Two titles in this series are FREE right now. I'll be searching out the rest of the series to add to my library. You should too. You'll LOVE her! Cora's Heart: A Cypress Hollow Yarn (The Cypress Hollow Yarns Book 4) by Rachael Herron
From bestselling author, Rachael Herron, comes another funny and sexy romcom set in the sleepy Californian coastal town of Cypress Hollow. Cora has been hurt too many times, and by one man in particular . . .Abandoned by her mother and widowed in her mid-twenties, Cora Sylvan has learned the hard way that you should take nothing in life for granted. So everything is planned out to the last degree – from how to run her farm on a shoestring to how to survive a major earthquake. Unfortunately, there's nothing in those notes to cover the return of the infuriatingly handsome Mac Wildwood, her husband's cousin, the man she loved and lost. And Mac, it seems, has a secret plan of his own up his sleeve. Cora Sylvan safeguarded everything – but she didn't protect her heart . . . Fans of Debbie Macomber and Penny Reid will love this trip into Cypress Hollow, and into love.
From bestselling author Rachael Herron comes at long last, Eliza Carpenter’s story. Home isn’t always a place… It's 1945, the war is over, the GIs are returning , and Eliza is on the run. At least, she would be if her truck hadn't broken down in the middle of nowhere and her money hadn't, quite literally, flown out the window. So when Joshua Carpenter, a cowboy with the most brilliant blue eyes she has ever seen, stops to offer her help, Eliza can't afford to say no… Joshua, it seems, is single-handedly building a home for himself on farmland just outside the town of Cypress Hollow. And as Eliza is about to discover, sometimes running away is the only way to come home...
Willow James aka Sara Humphreys is one of my fav authors, because her books are fabulously fun and sexy reads. As Willow she's writing even sexier books than her Amoveo Legend series. So if you're looking for a fun series in the erotic vein, check out her Stilettos and Seductions. Book one is FREE, so grab it now!
Skylar Sole is focused on work, getting her degree, and dreams of the future. Men and relationships have never been at the top of her priority list. Besides, if a girl's got a good vibrator, then why risk a broken heart? The closest thing she has to a relationship is ogling the hottie from the office park who saunters by Stilettos lingerie shop every day on his way to the deli next door. Getting a glimpse of Mr. Wall Street had become the highlight of her work days and he had become the star of her fantasies. However, one Sunday afternoon, fantasy becomes reality when Mr. Wall Street shows up at Stilettos with that sexy, lopsided grin and a tantalizing proposition.
I've never read any of Kristin Miller's contemporary titles. (BAD on me!) BUT I love her paranormal series, the Seattle Wolf Pack (see $0.99 offer below). So, I'm going to check out her Blue Lake series with this title that sounds perfect for a summer day!
Historical inn owner Rachael McCoy has one simple rule: Don’t date guests. Ever. After having her heart broken by a string of sweet-talking visitors, Rachael has learned her lesson. But when dangerously sexy rock star Cole Turner rolls into town and rents every room in her hotel, she starts to rethink her rule. Cole’s a rumored playboy with a sordid past, yet his touch is sinfully sweet… Rock star and self-proclaimed sex god Cole Turner lives by a simple decree: There are no rules in love or rock and roll. One week after botching his performance in Houston, Cole needs a quiet place to regain focus. All he wants to do is lay low and nail his two-concert show outside of Blue Lake, though a hot and heavy fling with the seductive innkeeper wouldn’t hurt. But the stubborn little vixen denies his advances, and the more he gets to know her, the more he’s determined to make her his. As desire flames into something more intense, will the two unlikely lovers be able to bridge a gap to happy ever after?
Dedicated burn surgeon Kate Sinclair shields her tender heart behind a white coat and a coolly professional manner. But something about the little patient the nurses dub “Iron Man” and his vital flyboy father challenges her as a doctor and a woman. Since the car crash that killed his wife and almost took his son, pilot Patrick MacNeill’s life has revolved around his little boy. No one—no woman and certainly no interfering doctor—can intrude on their bond, forged in love and pain. When little Jack’s care brings these two together, it ignites a passion they can’t ignore. But their growing involvement threatens Patrick’s emotional barriers and Kate’s professional future. With so much at stake, will she trust her judgment...or her heart?
I don't usually feature the classics here, but couldn't resist adding Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I haven't read this in years and never added it to my digital library (my paperback is well-thumbed and dog-eared). So, if you're in the mood to reread Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy's story (I'll be visualizing Colin Firth, I can't help it). Join me in purchasing this classic today. You an add narration for Pride and Prejudice through WhisperSync for just $2.99! Listening to Pride and Prejudice on my daily walk, PRICELESS. :)
In this historic romance, young Elizabeth Bennet strives for love, independence and honesty in the vapid high society of 19th century England.
Tule Publishing titles are on my must-buy list. Today Tule has released a new Summer Boxed set featuring all your favorite authors. On sale right now for just $0.99, the set is "dedicated to and proceeds go to a very special woman's family whose life was tragically cut short." So add a fabulous 12 book set by your fav authors to your eReader for less than a dollar and help support the family of someone very special. Summer Escape by Jane Porter, Sarah Mayberry, Megan Crane, Katharine Garbera, Carol Marinelli, Anne McAllister, Nancy Robards Thompson
Uncap the sun screen, spread out the beach towel and pour a glass of your favorite icy beverage as summer starts sizzling with 12 new "Fun in the Sun" reads from some of Tule's most loved and talented authors. There is romantic escape for everyone whether you are curled up in a chair on your deck or lounging pool or beach side. Embrace the promise of summer with a combination of sweet, sexy or steamy summer themed romances and let Tule authors' heroes sweep you away on your own romantic summer getaway.
I love second-chance romances and this is a great selection of titles by some fabulous New Zealand Indie authors. Here's your chance to add Tracey Alvarez's Koru Award finagling book, IN TOO DEEP (The Romance Writers of New Zealand 2014 Koru Award is a reader's choice award for excellence), as well as FIVE other titles by Kiwi writers.
There’s nothing sweeter than the promise of a second-chance romance that somehow fell apart the first time around. Join seven top New Zealand indie authors as they chart the course of rekindled romances after tender teenage infatuations, failed first-time marriages, friendships that never quite made it over the line, and partnerships previously forbidden. This collection of contemporary novels is a limited time special offer. Heat levels vary from sensual to downright sexy—there’s something for everyone. For more info check out our website at kiwiindies dot com.
In Too Deep — Tracey Alvarez To save her brother from financial ruin, police diver Piper Harland does the one thing she swore she’d never do—return to the tiny island hometown on Stewart Island where Ryan “West” Westlake crushed her heart. West lost Piper once, but now she’s back for an unexpected six week visit. Maybe he wants her a little bit, but can he fall in love with such a flight risk?
The Playboy’s Redemption — Diana Fraser James Mackenzie is tired of his shallow lifestyle and wants a family. But before he begins his new life he wants to secure the future of the woman he wronged ten years before. The last thing Susie Henderson needs is her ex lover buying the winery in which she works and threatening her independence. Because how can she trust someone who betrayed her, someone who doesn't even believe in himself?
Laura’s Big Break — Janet Elizabeth Henderson Laura needs to interview war hero Charlie to keep her job. She'd rather stick a fork in her eye. Charlie jokes that he won't say a word unless Laura comes along on his cycling holiday. Sport phobic Laura has no choice but to agree. It's two weeks of hell in Holland - and that's before Charlie discovers she can't ride a bike!
Dating Daisy — Joanne Hill When Daisy Miller discovers a new dating show in town, she auditions in the hope of getting promotion for her ailing bookshop. She figured she’d never win. She was wrong. Ancient History Professor Joel Benjamin—the loser boy Daisy once spent a memorable night with—chooses Daisy. But Joel's only on the show as a favour to his best mate and dating Daisy threatens his dream of becoming an Associate Professor.
The Wrong Sister — Kris Pearson From the 'Wicked in Wellington' series. Fiona Delaporte has an impossible assignment - to care for her newly widowed brother-in-law and his tiny daughter. (The newly widowed tall, dark and delicious brother-in-law she's secretly wanted for five long, frustrating years.) WARNING: Contains one hot man who always gets what he wants - in bed and out.
Return to Totara Park — Shirley Wine Winsome Grainger left Totara Park vowing never to return. A vow broken when she and her estranged husband, each inherit a half share in the estate. She has had time to regret not telling Jared why she walked out on him, and their marriage... Too late Winsome learns she’s a pawn in a dark and deadly game. A game whose rules she doesn’t know
His Christmas Present — Serenity Woods A romantic Christmas novella. Dion Wallace turns up in New Zealand hoping for a quiet break after the stress of his father's betrayal, and maybe also to reconnect with Megan Green, whom he hasn't seen since they met in Prague a year before. Megan has a Christmas present for him - but it's not quite what he was expecting...
Like millions of other readers I LOVE BELLA ANDRE's The Sullivans. I. Do. So, it's always wonderful to share one of these titles on sale. If you don't have it already on your bookshelf, add book four, Jake and Sophie's story for just $0.99. It's another great summer weekend read.
In I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre, the only woman Jake McCann wants is the one he can never have. But even though he knows loving Sophie Sullivan isn’t the right thing to do...how can he possibly resist? Sophie Sullivan, a librarian in San Francisco, was five years old when she fell head over heels in love with Jake McCann. Twenty years later, she’s convinced the notorious bad boy still sees her as the “nice” Sullivan twin. That is, when he bothers to look at her at all. But when they both get caught up in the magic of the first Sullivan wedding, she knows it’s long past time to do whatever it takes to make him see her for who she truly is...the woman who will love him forever. Jake has always been a magnet for women, especially since his Irish pubs made him extremely wealthy. But the only woman he really wants is the one he can never have. Not only is Sophie his best friend’s off-limits younger sister...he can’t risk letting her get close enough to discover his deeply hidden secret. Only, when Sophie appears on his doorstep as Jake’s every fantasy come to life—smart, beautiful, and shockingly sexy—he doesn’t have a prayer of taking his eyes, or his hands, off her. And he can’t stop craving more of her sweet smiles and sinful kisses. Because even though Jake knows loving Sophie isn’t the right thing to do...how can he possibly resist?
I've really enjoyed the first two books in Kristin Miller's fun & sexy Seattle Wolf Pack series and am looking forward to reading book three, So I Married a Werewolf. I didn't even think twice and just one-clicked immediately to add this to my library. You should too if you love sexy alpha shifters and kick-ass heroines!
Carter Griffin, enforcing officer for the Seattle Wolf Pack, has a problem. He's been offered the promotion of his dreams…if he can find a wife to prove he's over his playboy ways. But Carter's already walked the matrimonial road and bought the stinkin' T-shirt. Besides, a werewolf only gets one fated mate. Been there, done that. All werewolf dog trainer Faith Hamilton wants to do is earn enough green stuff to put her younger brother through college. Okay, okay, so she also totally wants Carter, her sexy next-door neighbor, to look at her as more than a friend. It's too bad size 12 and plain isn't his type. At all. The two friends strike a deal to help one another out. They must face a variety of challenges from a psycho ex-girlfriend to a Yorkie with a shoe fetish...and that pesky problem of only having one-fated mate in a lifetime. Will a relationship ruin their friendship…or spark a love neither anticipated?
If you LOVE historical romances, snap up this title - FAST. Not only won't the sale last for long, but the collection itself will disappear after September 21. So, grab your copy to read TEN full-length titles.
Tempted by His Touch: A Limited Edition Boxed Set of Dukes, Rogues, & Alpha Heroes Historical Romance Novels by Darcy Burke, Gina Danna, Eva Devon, Lila DiPasqua, Bronwen Evans, Anthea Lawson, Emma Locke, Delilah Marvelle, Erica Monroe, & Erica Ridley
A multi-author boxed set featuring ten sizzling full length historical romances from ten bestselling, award-winning authors. Fall in love with fabulous tales of intrigue, suspense, wit, and passion featuring dukes, rogues, alpha heroes...and the women who can't resist them.
Scoundrel Ever After by Darcy Burke Once upon a time there was a very bad boy who met a very nice girl....
Lady of Pleasure by Delilah Marvelle (RT Award-winning author) Educating a man in the art of love takes time. Lots of it.
Sonata for a Scoundrel by Anthea Lawson (RITA nominated author) Passion and secrets simmer against the glittering backdrop of 19th century musical celebrity.
To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield by Bronwen Evans (USA Today Bestselling author) What's a lady to do when a notorious rake wins her estate in a game of cards?
Undone by Lila DiPasqua One steamy, emotionally charged retelling of Rapunzel...Rescuing this beauty from the 'tower' is only the beginning...
The Problem with Seduction by Emma Locke Elizabeth Spencer needs a man. She doesn't need to like him--because while she needs a man, she doesn't particularly want one.
A Dangerous Invitation by Erica Monroe Daniel O'Reilly returns to win back Kate Morgan's heart and prove he's innocent of murder.
Once Upon a Duke by Eva Devon A widow looking to get seduced. A duke more than willing to oblige.
Great & Unfortunate Desires by Gina Danna A marquis with a guilty past takes a bride in a world where love is fatal.
Dark Surrender By Erica Ridley Trapped in darkness.... Their passion burns bright!
If you like your romances HOT this is the collection for you! These authors ROCK the genre. Just a warning, though. If you're looking for more traditional romance, these stories include BDSM and menages. So prepare for your eReader to steam up. Enjoy!
Mastered: Ten Tales of Sensual Surrender by Opal Carew, Portia Da Costa, Madelynne Ellis, Marie Harte, Joey Hill, T.J. Michaels, Kate Pearce, Carrie Ann Ryan, Sasha White, Emily Ryan-Davis and Jennifer Leeland
Three Secrets by New York Times and USA Today bestseller Opal Carew Sharing secrets has never been so exhilarating... Nicole and Abel met in Paris and fell in love, but Nicole believes her secret lifestyle will drive Abel away. After the vacation ends, she decides to take a chance and share her secret, but little does she know he has a secret of his own.
His Secret by International and UK Sunday Times bestseller Portia Da Costa Quiet storm... Ben Chambers is the perfect handsome boyfriend. Sarah adores him, yet despite their delicious lovemaking and the fun they share, she senses he has a secret. But then, during a luxury weekend away, one casual pat to her bottom transforms everything, revealing Ben's thrilling hidden dominance, and a world of decadent pleasure and deeper love.
Remastered by Multi-Award-Winner Madelynne Ellis A bad experience with a former girlfriend caused Spook Mortensen to repress his sexual urges, but when sound engineer Allegra Hutton is called upon to remaster Black Halo's first album, there's only so much attitude and stubborn refusal to listen to the bands' wishes he can take before he's forced to break his self-imposed vow and take her in hand.
Working Out by USA Today bestseller Marie Harte When lust turns to love, who's really on top? An ex-Marine with a kink for dominance, Mac is Maggie's boss. But Maggie doesn't seem to realize he's in charge...until he shows her that Sir is more than a title. It's a lifestyle that could suit them both. That's if Maggie sticks around long enough to wear his collar.
The Scientific Method by bestseller Joey W. Hill Mastering her body was easy. Mastering her heart and soul will be an erotic science... In the vampire-servant relationship, the vampire holds all the power. Being Lord Brian's research assistant as well as his servant, Debra accepts that, but she craves her Master's heart. When Brian notices his servant's unhappiness, he uses methods they both understand to prove just what belonging to him fully means.
Juicy by bestseller T.J. Michaels Twilight Teahouse ~ Choose something decadent from our menu... Solie Shaw is a brilliant self-made woman. After managing a corporation by day, at night, all she wants is to not be in charge. The last man she'd gifted her heart to had smashed it to smithereens and then did the mambo on top of the pieces. Now, along comes the chance to get exactly what she needs. All Solie has to do...is choose.
No Limits by USA Today bestseller Kate Pearce All bets are off when there are no limits... Dr. Julia Reed deals with life or death situations at a California ER. When British businessman Alex Logan offers her a sexual bargain, she gets to share her darkest fantasies; he gets the power to carry them out. But who is the real winner in this high stakes game, and is Alex even playing fair?
Ink Reunited by USA Today bestseller Carrie Ann Ryan Only two men can give Sassy the happily ever after she craves. Rafe, Ian and Sassy loved each other...until it all blew apart. Now both men are back for the woman they love. It will take more than apologies for these three to overcome their history. But once they take that step, the streets of New Orleans will never be the same.
Unfettered: An Overwatch Story by Sasha White You never forget your first love Mechanic Ronnie Lang is tired of being "one of the guys". Chasing the fantasy of finding a dominant male to help her explore her sexuality she applies to Overwatch, a private BDSM club where her eyes are opened to a world that's more than she ever imagined, and the man she's never forgotten.
Bondage on 34th Street by Emily Ryan-Davis & Jennifer Leeland In knots over love After years of searching, Tasha Sears finally finds the Master of her heart ...on his knees in front of intimidatingly sexy bondage enthusiast Noah Dreyfuss. As sparks flare between the three, Noah's ropes will either bind them together or pull them apart.
Love foodie romances? Love small-town romances? Well then, just one-click now to add Kimberly Kincaid's first Pine Mountain title to your library. Last fall, I fell in love with Pine Mountain in the absolutely wonderful collection, The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap by Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, & Kimberly Kincaid and hoped for more about this rural mountain community. Well, here it is! A fun & sexy read from Ms. Kincaid at a bargain price. (I've had word that book two might go on sale soon too, but that means this offer won't last long.)
"It's not you." There are only so many times a girl can hear those words before she believes that it is, in fact, very much her. Unexpectedly jilted by her locally famous boyfriend and haunted by a boss who makes Attila the Hun look like a lap dog, Bellamy Blake does what any self-respecting girl in her shoes would do. She rounds up her two best girlfriends and makes plans to get the hell out of Dodge. . . But Bellamy's escape plan takes a nose dive on the side of rural route 164 when her transmission self-destructs, leaving her in the middle of a cell phone dead zone with nothing but her wits. Oh, and Shane Griffin, the hottest mechanic who's ever checked under her hood. Yet this small-town man isn't all he seems. Can Shane and Bellamy prove that sometimes the most unlikely ingredients make the most deliciously sexy mix?