Forbidden Rose by Vivian Winslow
Series: Wildflowers, #2
Publication Date: February 29, 2016
Genre: New-adult contemporary romance – *Can be read as a STANDALONE*
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Rosa Cruz, the fiery and ultra-sexy heiress of the Mama Linda Latin foods empire, is determined to create something on her own and not rely solely on her family’s name and legacy. For her new upscale restaurant in the trendy Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, she enlists the help of her childhood friend, the hot, young Cuban-American chef, Eliseo Perez, who’s already made a name for himself on the New York culinary scene. Despite Rosa’s reservations about a forbidden workplace romance with her new employee, not to mention longtime friend, the chemistry between them is undeniable. When the cooking starts, things quickly heat up in the kitchen and the bedroom. But with Eliseo’s troubled past coming back to haunt him, can Rosa and Eliseo hold onto love and keep the restaurant from going up in flames?
To keep my sanity during the holidays I decided to finally sit down and read all four books that have been released in Jodi Vaughn’s Rise of the Arkansas Werewolves series and let me just say WOW. It’s everything a paranormal romance lover can ask for! AND I am SUPER excited that Jodi agreed to let me interview her. If you haven’t had the chance to meet her or read her books your in luck because the first one in the series is FREE!
She also is an avid Periscoper. What’s Periscope you say? Think YouTube but live! You can also chat with the author LIVE. I haven’t got the nerve to do it myself but I plan to start VERY SOON.
OK back to the series. It follows a pack of Arkansas werewolves led by Barrett Middleton. Each book follows a different guardian werewolf. What is a Guardian you ask? It’s an elite group of weres that have sworn their lives to protect the Arkansas Werewolves and obtain their secrecy in society. Oh and they ride Harleys! How freaking sexy is that?
It’s about to get interesting around here so grab your glass of wine and keep reading.
Boys of Fall by K.D. Wood
Series: Seasons Erotic Novellas #1
Genre: Contemporary erotic romance
Publication Date: January 12, 2016
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After local college football star, Jerry Mathews, stumbles into secretly watching Autumn Landry pleasure herself, he can’t wait another day to tell the girl of his dreams how he really feels. Tonight’s annual bonfire to celebrate the upcoming game against their biggest rival will be the perfect setting to show her how he’s loved her since 8th grade.
When the opposing team crashes the party with a plan to bench Jerry, with Autumn as the only witness, she must bring him out of the friend zone to save him. But will she be able to steer him away from hidden danger and safely into her arms in time?
**BOYS OF FALL is the first of the Seasons Erotic Novellas available from K.D. Wood Books
Lost Without You by Jodi Vaughn
Series: Cloverton Series Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: December 8, 2015
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A dark past…Grace Witherspoon’s old life in New York was slowly killing her. Daily abuse at the hands of her fiancé forced her to do the unthinkable: Fake her own death and leave the ballet world behind. Now with a fresh start in small town Tennessee, she finally feels safe— as long as no one finds out who she really is. The last thing she needs is the local cop hanging around trying to make-nice. Even if he is the hottest thing in the South, Grace is done with men.
A bleak future… Policeman Sloan Jackson is done with women. After catching his fiancée with another man, Sloan decides it’s best to focus on crime rather than love. Too bad his match-making sister doesn’t agree, determined Grace is perfect for Sloan. Despite his fear of being hurt again, Sloan can’t deny the instant desire he feels for Grace and asks her out. But as they grow closer, the past comes back to haunt them. And as secrets bubble to the surface, their new relationship is threatened, along with Grace’s safety.
When Grace’s true identity is revealed, can Sloan ever forgive another woman who’s deceived him?
BLOSSOMING FLOWER by Vivian Winslow
Series: Wildflowers #1
Release Date: October 19, 2015
Genre: New-adult Contemporary romance
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In the wake of the collapse of her father’s business empire, Flor, the gorgeous twenty-one year-old daughter of disgraced former Brazillionaire Gustavo de Lima, is forced to forge her own path in life. Flor decides that none of it—the private jets, the vacation homes and the luxury cars—were real. Or at least they really didn’t matter. The only thing that’s real for Flor is her love of horses and her desire to go to veterinary school. Heading into her final year of college, Flor seeks out the help of an unlikely benefactor to secure a summer internship working with horses. Arriving at the secluded Belo Horizonte ranch, Flor is awed not only by the majestic beauty of the place, but also by handsome cowboy and skilled horse trainer, Collin Taylor. Yet nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. When the hidden past is revealed, will love end up blossoming for Flor?
Repentance: The Story of Kace Haywood by Meghan Quinn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 8, 2013
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Every choice you make in life comes with a consequence, which dictates the outcome of your future.
I was once on top, I was living the life I dreamt of, I had everything I could possibly hope for. I was happy, satisfied, content…until one night.
One off day.
One moment in time I wish I could take back. My biggest regret.
The once bright future I possessed vanished and in its place a dark world of self-hatred and loathing encompassed me.
People like to celebrate the day they were born, I like to celebrate the day my soul died.
This is my story of repentance.
Piper by Carrie Thomas
Series: Dream Girls #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
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How far would you go to achieve happiness? What if it meant letting go of everything you’d once believed in? Piper Allen is looking to spread her wings and unfortunately, her podunk hometown in Missouri is stunting her spiritual growth. Moving to Dallas to finish up college with her two friends, Stephanie and Nicole, she hopes to challenge herself to reach new heights. Her bohemian ways allow her to float through relationships frequently and with ease; when there are no strings attached, there is no chance of being hurt. Texas rancher, Moye McKenzie, is a no nonsense, good ol’ boy, who doesn’t play games where matters of the heart are concerned. When this straight-shooter walks into Piper’s life, sparks fly
Translucent by Erin Noelle
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Series: Luminous #1
Publication Date: June 22, 2015
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Sometimes you reach a point where you just can’t take any more — a breaking point, some call it.
The day I watched my husband murder the woman who was pregnant with his child, my point didn’t just break, it exploded like a full magazine’s worth of hollow points firing through the barrel of a fully-automatic AK-47.
I am no longer his American Princess, nor am I his slave.
Now, I’m a murderer in hiding. My name was Bryleigh Carter Oliveira, and that was my story.
Translucent is one woman’s story of breaking free, starting over, and learning to trust again through willful submission
Every Wrong Reason by Rachel Higginson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: September 22, 2015
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First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes the… really nasty divorce. Kate Carter thought she married her soul mate. She thought she had her happily ever after. But seven years into Kate’s marriage, she realizes that her husband Nick is not what she wanted. He’s selfish, he’s oblivious and he doesn’t love her anymore. Maybe she doesn’t love him anymore either. Divorce is the only option if either of them wants to find happiness. Kate and Nick thought they knew what they wanted, but neither is prepared for the heartache that separating will bring them. The journey they embark on is not the freedom they wished for, but a painful look at the people they’ve become. At the end of it, Kate has to decide if this is really the life she wants or if maybe there’s a way to salvage her broken heart.
Stay: A Dark Romance by Chelsea Camaron
Release Date: September 7, 2015
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Fair Warning … This isn’t a sappy romance. It’s not sweet. It’s far from anything you would want to imagine. This is a story to leave you feeling dirty. Nothing about us is normal. Nothing about us is natural. Can love ultimately be defined in such ways, truly? This is our story. He is a hitman. The very one who took my family the night that changed us both forever. Something in my eyes stopped him from killing me. Something in my eyes called out for him to take me.
At ten he captured me, at fifteen he consumed me, and at eighteen he owned me.
Outsiders think he’s my father … that is so far from the truth. Our twisted desires fuel the darkness that lies deep inside us both. My innocence never existed. He takes me as I am.