Life coach Natalie Kenyon helps her famous
clients achieve happiness and lasting intimacy in their personal
lives. But pro-basketball all-star Derek Lansing isn't so easy to
pin down. His rags-to-riches story takes hold of Natalie's heart
and his first electric touch ignites an irresistible desire. It
could be a lose-lose if she becomes the sexy player's next
Christmas is fast approaching and many of the
women in the town of Holly are bracing themselves for stress,
overwork, and very little understanding or appreciation from the men
in their lives. But then inspiration hits. Joy Robertson, Laura
Fredericks, and their knitting buddies decide to “go on strike” and
give the men an opportunity to see firsthand what it takes to make
the holidays merry and bright. Soon other women are joining in and
husbands all over town are getting a crash course in decorating,
shopping, and what to wear to see Santa, and are searching
frantically for an interpreter to translate the mysteries of holiday
recipes. The men may just come to appreciate the holidays after
walking a mall in their wives’ high heels. But maybe the women will
learn something, too. >> Review Coming Soon!
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True love’s kiss isn’t enough for this Blud princess. But blood and music may win her heart forever. . . .
Delilah S. Dawson’s delightfully dark series takes readers into a clever new world of endless discoveries and sensuous encounters that will leave them breathless.
After four years crammed in a suitcase, drained and unconscious, Ahnastasia Feodor, Crown Princess of Freesia, is not sure which calls to her more: the sound of music or the scent of blood. The source of both is the handsome and mysterious Casper Sterling, once the most celebrated and self-centered musician in Sangland. Fortunately, bleeding one’s subjects dry is expected of Blud royalty. Much to Ahna’s frustration, however, the debauched and reckless enigmaâ€”he is definitely not a Bludman, though not exactly human eitherâ€”is her only ticket back to her snow-rimmed and magical homeland. Ahna needs Casper’s help to defeat an evil sorceress and claim her throneâ€”if she doesn’t drain him first. But as they team up for a harrowing journey filled with pirates and painted ladies, daimons and dashing Bludmen, her craving for blood becomes an unrelenting hunger of the heart. . . .
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2 Copies to giveaway:
Come one, come all! The Carniepunk Midway promises you every thrill and chill a traveling carnival can provide. But fear not! Urban fantasy’s biggest stars are here to guide you through this strange and dangerous world. . . .
RACHEL CAINE’s vampires aren’t child’s play, as a naĂŻve teen discovers when her heart leads her far, far astray in “The Cold Girl.” With “Parlor Tricks,” JENNIFER ESTEP pits Gin Blanco, the Elemental Assassin, against the Wheel of Death and some dangerously creepy clowns. SEANAN McGUIRE narrates a poignant, ethereal tale of a mysterious carnival that returns to a dangerous town after twenty years in “Daughter of the Midway, the Mermaid, and the Open, Lonely Sea.” KEVIN HEARNE’s Iron Druid and his wisecracking Irish wolfhound discover in “The Demon Barker of Wheat Street” that the impossibly wholesome sounding Kansas Wheat Festival is actually not a healthy place to hang out. With an eerie, unpredictable twist, ROB THURMAN reveals the fate of a psychopath stalking two young carnies in “Painted Love.”
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The Chocolate Touch by
5 Copies to giveaway:
La Vie en Chocolat
Dominique Richard's reputation says it allâ€”wild past, wilder flavors, black leather and smoldering heat. Jaime Corey is hardly the first woman to be drawn to all that dark, delicious danger. Sitting in Dom's opulent chocolaterie in Paris day after day, she lets his decadent creations restore her weary body and spirit, understanding that the man himself is entirely beyond her grasp.
Until he touches her. . .
Chocolate, Dominique understandsâ€”from the biting tang of lime-caramel to the most complex infusions of jasmine, lemon-thyme, and cayenne. But this shy, freckled American who sits alone in his salon, quietly sampling his exquisite confections as if she can't get enough of themâ€”enough of himâ€”is something else. She has secrets too, he can tell. Of course if she really knew him, she would run.
Yet once you have spotted your heart's true craving, simply looking is no longer enough. . .
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Home Fries by Lois Greiman
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life is what you make it, love is priceless, and family is determined by far more than DNA. . .
Casie Carmichael's accidental dude ranch is well on its way, but the residents of her Hope Springs haven are running wild. With an unwed mother-to-be, a turbulent teen romance, and a bronc-riding grandmother to contend with, the last thing Casie has time for is a romantic relationship. But convincing recently returned Colt Dickenson she's not interested in him--or the confusion he causes her--is easier said than done.
Yet as Casie's ragtag crew saddles up to help with everything from birthing babies to legal woes, she finally begins to see that family wears many faces--and being independent isn't the same as being alone.
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Home on the Range by Susan Fox
5 Copies to giveaway:
For Evan Kincaid, the best thing about his dusty hometown was watching it fade into the distance. Jessica Bly was the only one who didn't treat him like an outsider, and their friendship ended with one mind-blowing night of teenage passion. Now they both have the lives they planned - Evan in New York, Jess with her beloved horses in Caribou Crossing. But business has bought Evan back to Jess' Crazy Horse ranch on a mission that could destroy whatever's left of her trust. Ten years ago, Jess wanted one perfect night to remember Evan by. What she got was a broken heart and a secret that's kept them strangers ever since. The boy she knew was sexy and sweet; the man he's become leaves her breathless. And no matter how much she tells herself that country girl and city boy don't belong together, in her heart she wants to believe his home has been right here all along.
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CONSPIRACY OF ALCHEMISTSby Liesel Schwarz
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LEAVE IT TO CHANCE. Eleanor “Elle” Chance, that isâ€”the intrepid heroine of this edgy new series that transforms elements of urban fantasy, historical adventure, and paranormal romance into pure storytelling gold.
In a Golden Age where spark reactors power the airways, and creatures of Light and Shadow walk openly among us, a deadly game of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun.
When an unusual cargo drags airship-pilot Elle Chance into the affairs of the mysterious Mr. Marsh, she must confront her destiny and do everything in her power to stop the Alchemists from unleashing a magical apocalypse.
No one believed I was destined for greatness. Â
So begins Isabella’s story, in this evocative, vividly imagined novel about one of history’s most famous and controversial queensâ€”the warrior who united a fractured country, the champion of the faith whose reign gave rise to the Inquisition, and the visionary who sent Columbus to discover a New World. Acclaimed author C. W. Gortner envisages the turbulent early years of a woman whose mythic rise to power would go on to transform a monarchy, a nation, and the world.
Young Isabella is barely a teenager when she and her brother are taken from their mother’s home to live under the watchful eye of their half-brother, King Enrique, and his sultry, conniving queen. There, Isabella is thrust into danger when she becomes an unwitting pawn in a plot to dethrone Enrique. Suspected of treason and held captive, she treads a perilous path, torn between loyalties, until at age seventeen she suddenly finds herself heiress of Castile, the largest kingdom in Spain. Plunged into a deadly conflict to secure her crown, she is determined to wed the one man she loves yet who is forbidden to herâ€”Fernando, prince of Aragon.
As they unite their two realms under “one crown, one country, one faith,” Isabella and Fernando face an impoverished Spain beset by enemies. With the future of her throne at stake, Isabella resists the zealous demands of the inquisitor Torquemada even as she is seduced by the dreams of an enigmatic navigator named Columbus. But when the Moors of the southern domain of Granada declare war, a violent, treacherous battle against an ancient adversary erupts, one that will test all of Isabella’s resolve, her courage, and her tenacious belief in her destiny.
From the glorious palaces of Segovia to the battlefields of Granada and the intrigue-laden gardens of Seville, The Queen’s Vow sweeps us into the tumultuous forging of a nation and the complex, fascinating heart of the woman who overcame all odds to become Isabella of Castile.
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Don't Let Me Go by Susan Lewis
3 Copies to giveaway:
In this follow-up to the riveting international bestseller No Child of Mine, author Susan Lewis delivers an emotionally complex novelâ€”perfect for readers of Jodi Picoultâ€”of reinvention, reconnection, and the deepest love that can bind two people together.
Charlotte Nicholls can hardly believe it, but it seems she’s landed in paradise. Living in a cottage in a shady cove on the beautiful Bay of Islands, surrounded by the splendor of New Zealand, Charlotte revels in her new life. She and her nearly four-year-old daughter, Chloe, have started over, with the help of Charlotte’s birth mother, Anna, who has recently reentered Charlotte’s life after a twenty-six-year absence. Little Chloe is thriving in her new home, and despite lingering effects from a terrible trauma Chloe has suffered, Charlotte is hopeful that love will pull her through. And though their relationship is tentative, Charlotte and Anna are slowly rebuilding their trust after nearly a lifetime apart.
But the horrors of the pastâ€”both recent and long buriedâ€”are never far from Charlotte’s mind. And then their idyll is suddenly shattered, as a series of events is set in motion that Charlotte can neither control nor comprehend. It will take all of Charlotte’s strength to keep her little family together, in the face of a world that will do everything it can to tear them apart.
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FIFTH GRAVE by Darynda Jones
3 Copies to giveaway:
Never underestimate the power of a woman
on a double espresso with a mocha latte chaser high.
Charley Davidson isn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper.Â She’s more of a paranormal private eye/grim reaper extraordinaire.Â However, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. To further complicate matters, Reyes is her main suspect in an arson case.Â Charley has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truthâ€¦but then dead women start appearing in her apartment, one after another, each lost, confused, and terrified beyond reason.Â When it becomes apparent that her own sister, Gemma, is the serial killer’s next target Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes’ help.Â Arsonist or not, he’s the one man alive who could protect Gemma no matter who or what came at her. But he wants something in return. Charley. All of her, body and soul. And to keep her sister safe, it is a price she is willing to pay.
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Three Days on Mimosa Lane by Anna Destefano
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One day can change your life foreverâ€¦Three days change a painful past into a beautiful tomorrowâ€¦
Once, Sam Perry had it all. A loving marriage, an amazing job she adored as a preschool teacher, and a beautiful home. She was safe, happy and secure.
Then the unthinkable happenedâ€¦
Watching his once carefree wife withdraw into herself was almost more than Brian Perry could handle. The only thing that kept him going was knowing that he loved her more than life itself. Moving her out of New York to Chandlerville, a small, quiet suburb of Atlanta, felt right. Anything, to get her away from the memories of the buildings, and her world, crashing around her.
Now, two sons and many years later, Sam cherishes the new life on Mimosa Lane that Brian built for them.
Until lightning strikes twiceâ€¦
Called a hero by her small community, Sam feels more like a coward than ever. Instinct draws her into an altercation at her children’s schoolâ€”an instinct that also drives her away from the warm cocoon of her family.
Brian refuses to lose his wife again. He agrees to give her the space she asks for, but he soon realizes space isn’t something they and their children can afford. He knows their love can still conquer all. But this time he’ll need their entire community to help him win his wife back.
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