INTERVIEWS & HEADLINES
Hate Crush
by Angelina M. Lopez | Interview

Author Introduction

Our hero, Aish Salinger, is a down-on-his-luck but still-famous AND gorgeous rock star and our heroine, Princesa Sofia de Esperanza y Santos, is a millionaire winemaking princess whose new winery, a winery she hopes will improve the fortunes of her kingdom, can't get any attention.

A fake relationship between them would draw the world's gaze to her winery and solve Aish's image problems. There's just one catch: She hates him. He broke her heart ten years when they were kids during a California harvest season. He regrets breaking her heart. She regrets ever giving it to...

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Headliners
by Lucy Parker | Interview
Lush Money
by Angelina M. Lopez | Interview
The Austen Playbook
by Lucy Parker | Interview
American Dreamer
by Adriana Herrera | Interview
Duty or Desire
by Brenda Jackson | Interview
Temporary Wife Temptation
by Jayci Lee | Interview

HEADLINES

Hazardous To The Touch
When Detective Sal Capello is called to the scene of a gruesome murder, he has no idea how his life will change. The diminutive woman, hiding in plain sight makes an impression, but why? She couldn't be involved in anything like what he's just seen, right? Mellie Cambridge has always been in the shadows, observing life but never taking part. It's not safe for her or the people around her. She only went to the crime scene to pay her respects. How did the detective get so close to her physically and why does he keep showing up?
When Destiny Calls
Tricia McGill has a definite hit with "When Destiny Calls"! She has woven a treasure trove of history into an intriguing story of a woman in London during WWII. Everything from the nightly bombing raids and rationing to the titbits about cinemas, clothes and lack of indoor plumbing will have you feeling like you live right next door to the McGraces. There's just one problem. Chloe lives in 2020 in Australia yet because of an accident, finds herself struggling to adjust to life in 1940's London. It's a history; a love story; a family saga with past and present so carefully entwined you can't predict the ending.
Geriatric Rebels
Forced to stay in a nursing home while undergoing therapy, seventy-two year old, Mike Powell refuses to get out of bed, won't cooperate with the nurses, and won't take his medicine. At least not until he meets Elsa. The tiny, spunky little Elsa sparks new life into him. Seventy-year-old, Elsa -left in the home while her son takes a family vacation - joins forces with Mike, setting the home on its heels, and later discovers deception and fraud. Can they find happiness together? Who says life begins at 40? Life is wonderful at any age, as long you're willing to live it. Elsa Logan and Mike Powell prove it. And I want to be just like them when I grow up! One of Roseanne Dowell's best, and my personal favorite! Elsa Logan bears a striking resemblance to a romance writer I know who shall be nameless but whose initials are R. D. ~ Romantic Suspense Author, Gail Roughton
Taming The Hot-shot Doc
He's lost everything… Dare he risk his heart? When renowned Chicago surgeon Matt Chapman agreed to testify against a notorious crime family, he lost his family, his fiancée and his career. Now he hopes to start again in an idyllic Mississippi town. But his efforts to keep to himself are threatened by his new boss, Dr. Shay Lunsford, who seems just as alone as he is. Dare Matt get closer to Shay and risk his heart again?
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BOOK REVIEWS
The Accidental Alphas
| LGBTQ

THE ACCIDENTAL ALPHAS is the first book in the Omega Sanctuary Graduates series, and the reader is introduced to a world hit by a pandemic, where omegas go to Sanctuaries for the sake of their very lives. Some use the opportunity to meet their mates,...

Last Guard
| Fantasy Romance

The designation 'A'--Nalini Singh's most overlooked Psy--finally get their chance in the spotlight with LAST GUARD, as Ms. Singh turns the focus onto what the Anchors do and what afflicts them, starting off with Payal Rao and Canto Mercant's story. Both...

Very Sincerely Yours
| Contemporary Romance

This story drew me right from the start, where the blurb promised us some form of epistolary correspondence between the hero and heroine. I wasn't disappointed. I love their emails and how they grew to know each other through them, even before they met...

King of Blades
| LGBTQ

King of Blades is the fourth book in the Two Thrones series and we return to Matthias and Danaë. She is well into her pregnancy with twins and has her own concerns which she hides from Matthias. He brings friends along with him on his 'Royal Visit' but...

Undercover Wolf
| Contemporary Romance

3.5 Stars UNDERCOVER WOLF starts off with a bang and takes off from the start, plunging you straight into the action as multiple agencies and their people start crossing wires over the bad guys. There's the race to uncover more before the insidious...

Shipped
| Contemporary Romance

I'm not so sure that Angie Hockman's SHIPPED is really a love child of Sally Thorne's "The Hating Game" and Christina Lauren's "The Unhoneymooners" as it's touted to be, but the blurb is an appealing one. An adventure in the Galapagos with a rival colleague?...

Shadow of the Swan
| Historical Romance

SHADOW OF THE SWAN is a standalone novel set in Victorian England. I say standalone but I am seriously hoping it turns into more! Louisa is a strong and resilient female lead and Henry is superb, a rightful male balance to this pairing. This story...

Revenge of the Brobot
| LGBTQ

Where are the rest of these Steam Room Stories Universe? I want to read them. This blurb looked too funny to pass up with guys calling their friends "bros" and a sex robot Rob. What kind of crazy shenanigans will happen? Quite a bit. Chase is a guy...

Roommate
| LGBTQ

3.5 stars Sarina Bowen's Shipley family and their extended kin take centre stage once again as they do in all her True North books, growing larger and larger (and more nuanced) with each iteration of her offerings. But I think perseverance is key to...

Life's a Witch
| Romantic Comedy

LIFE'S A WITCH is the third book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series and it is Crimson's story this time. She is the witch with malfunctioning powers we met in book two. Due to that story, she is brought before the coven and told her powers will be bound....

Cold Cruel kiss
| Contemporary Romance

3.5 stars rounding up Intricately and expertly-crafted, COLD, CRUEL KISS is pretty much a masterful storytelling attempt by Toni Anderson, who dips into the spooks-world of conspiracies, underhanded, traitorous dealings and politics that all come to...

Love & Omens
| Romantic Suspense/Mystery

LOVE & OMENS is the second book in the Crescent City Ghost Tours series and features Sydney, who has visions of the future, and Blake, who can read the past from objects. These two were together eight years ago but Sydney had a vision and broke it off...

The Things We Leave Unfinished
| Contemporary Romance

3.5 stars rounding up... Of late, my experience with Rebecca Yarros had simply been one of brilliance. It's been pretty much this: engrossing storytelling that goes deep into the complexity of emotions; compelling circumstances in which Ms. Yarros's...

Magnificent Manlove
| LGBTQ

Looking for sweet condensed bursts of erotic covering several different genres? Check out this collection of mm romance from Ms. Felthouse. Full disclosure, I didn't read the blurb which is probably what caused me to be confused after reading the first...

Prophecy of the Mayan Undead
| LGBTQ

PROPHECY OF THE MAYAN UNDEAD is most definitely a book of two halves. I won't go over the blurb again as it explains the story quite well. In the first half, Keisha and Yuri, along with their friends, Casimiro and Apolinar, are trying to stop a centuries-old...

Yes & I Love You
| Contemporary Romance

It takes a while getting used to Roni Loren's style of writing - effusive, word, sometimes overly dramatic - as YES & I LOVE YOU starts off with some deliberate (if imagined) flair of the painfully introverted Hollyn and the easy misunderstandings she...

Worth the Wait
| LGBTQ

WORTH THE WAIT is the second book in the Northwest Maine Academy series and we continue with the teachers and students plus the additional ones who help make the story interesting! Diego and Saoirse have a gap in their pack after John leaves to follow...

The Water of Life
| LGBTQ

Obscure, surreal and ahead of its time, WATER OF LIFE is definitely something different. From a uniqueness standpoint, this book receives a 4 star from me. From an overall writing and editing standpoint, it does drop down which averages to a 3 star. Katheryn...

A Dragon for Sale
| LGBTQ

A DRAGON FOR SALE is a magical realism standalone (as far as I can tell) set in Wales. Dylan is in the Dragon Guard, a once proud and strong regiment that is slowly being forgotten. The romance/steam side of things plays second fiddle to the mystery...

Only One Man Will Do
| Erotic Romance

ONLY ONE MAN WILL DO is the second book in the Minnesota Romances series and this time we follow Dmitri and Alexandra. Alexandra is the red-haired biker queen who was after Raul in book one. Dmitri is Ivan's cousin who went to tell her it was a bad...

For the Love of His Life
| Erotic Romance

FOR THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE is the first book in the Minnesota Romance series. Raul is a drugged-up manwhore actor who is sent to the Resort in an attempt to keep him out of trouble before the film starts. Veronica works at the Resort helping out her Gram-Marie...

Elf Defence
| LGBTQ

Playing House and Humans can have serious consequences when Calarian uses it as a manual in how to deal with humans. Calarian loves a good quest and this time, it is an official one as a Royal envoy to help the duchy of Tournel with their Troll problem....

The Hunted Bride
| Erotic Romance

Jaye Peaches' THE HUNTED BRIDE is an entertaining read filled with aspects of a historical romance with a tad bit of the other worldly. Sort of. Starting with a bit of enemies-to-lovers, we meet Matilda (Tilda) and Gervais. Tilda is the apple of her father's...

A Valentine for Chelsea
| Erotic Romance

A VALENTINE FOR CHELSEA is a standalone novella and also a companion to Jennifer's Christmas Daddy. You don't have to have read that one but it does mention characters that are in it. Plus, you get the chance to read another great book by Raisa Greywood. Chelsea...

A Casual Glance
| Erotic Romance

A CASUAL GLANCE is a contemporary erotic romance by Celeste Prater. I have loved her Fueled by Lust and Three Divisions series, but this one I struggled with a little bit. It is fast-paced, starting off in a club and moving swiftly on from there. Within...

Appreciated
| Erotic Romance

APPRECIATED is the third book in the Club Indigo series and let me tell you, this series just keeps on getting better! We have met Paula before as she is friends with Laura (from book 1). Even though she knows Laura, she still has a distorted view...

Submitting to the Doctor
| Erotic Romance

We are finally at book number seven of BJ Wane's very hot and steamy Cowboy Doms series. This is the book that I've been very impatiently waiting for. We finally get to Dr Mitchell Hofstetter's book. He's been mourning the loss of his wife for years,...

Lion Her Ass Off
| Erotic Romance

The second book in Blue Valley Shifters, LION HER ASS OFF, is a romantic, steamy read. Hector, Julie and Deacon are well delivered, and their interaction is engaging. I found myself engrossed in the dynamic story from beginning to end and would recommend...

Taken by the Outlaw
| Erotic Romance

TAKEN BY THE OUTLAW is a well-paced, intriguing read. The story is short, steamy and entertaining, and the characters are likeable and their interaction engaging. I will read more by this new-to-me author.

Trusted
| Erotic Romance

TRUSTED is the second book in the Club Indigo series, and this time we focus on Suzie, Laura's sister, and Captain Connor. Although Suzie was horrified when she saw Laura's cuff marks on her wrists, it turns out that Suzie likes the sharp edge of pain! This...

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MEET THE AUTHORS
Barbara
Asheville, North Carolina

Alana Lorens has been a published writer for more than forty years. Currently a resident of Asheville, North Carolina, the aging hippie loves her time in the smoky blue mountains. One of her novellas, THAT GIRL'S THE ONE I LOVE, is set in the city of...

Tammy L. Bailey
Cleveland, OH

I was born in historical Appomattox, Virginia. After graduating from high school, I joined the military and served five years in the active duty Army. After leaving, I decided to go into the Ohio Air National Guard where I retired as a Master Sergeant...

T.M. Payne Author
Virginia, USA

T.M. Payne is a mom to grown children, and she has six beautiful grandchildren whom she adores. She was born in Alexandria, Virginia and has never lived too far from the area. She has always enjoyed reading from an early age and began her journey...

Suzy Shearer
Lake Macquarie/Hunter, Australia

Renaissance woman, best-selling and Award winning author Suzy Shearer writes contemporary and paranormal erotic romances filled with mature and interesting characters. Her books always feature older heroes and heroines; ranging from mid 40s to 60s. The...

Faye Hall
Queensland, Australia

Faye Hall spent her early years listening to stories about the families - including her own - who settled townships in and around her hometown in North Queensland, Australia. The local townspeople, including her own parents, told her stories of corruption...

January Rowe
The Mountain West

I am an author of BDSM erotic romance.


MEET THE REVIEWERS
Adelaide Rose
Ohio

I'm a full-time Romance enthusiast and an aspiring Romance writer! I love writing, reading and reviewing all types of love stories. I'm always happy to take suggestions for book reviews. You can follow me on Twitter @theadelaiderose and on Goodreads....

Renee Rearden
Pacific Northwest

My day job: An Official Court Reporter. (Yes, I write on that little machine thingy!) Night job: Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy author. Can you tell I'm obsessed with the written word? It all started with those little 45 rpm records that read...

Avonna Loves Genres
Cleveland, OH

I have been a bookaholic my entire life and am excited that now I am finally chasing my dream of reviewing and sharing my love of romance books with others. Nothing makes me happier than reading, sharing great authors and writing a review for discussion.

Evampire
Louisiana, USA

I love exploring new worlds and fascinating characters through books, each and every book that I read holds a special place in my heart, a treasure to own, whether it's paranormal, supernatural, mythological, erotic, action, military, or sci-fi/ fantasy...


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Phenomenal Touch
In this never-seen-before union of tales, you'll discover three full mystical stories by Marie Lavender. Finally, a collection that fans can sink their teeth into! From light contemporary fantasy romance to space opera, to all out fangs and sensual moments, this starter set has everything a paranormal/fantasy/sci-fi romance book lover could want… Get your copy of a sexy, supernatural, specialty boxed set today!
Not You Again
Four blind dates in five days. What could go wrong? Becca Witherspoon suffers through one bad date after another, but it's the chance encounters with the one man who is NOT her dates that has her thinking about a new romance. Except she hasn't gotten past the old one yet. This sweet rom-com tells the story of a woman stuck in the past, and how meeting a series of Mr. Wrongs, plus one Mr. Right, sets her on a new path. One of healing, forgiveness, and new beginnings. Not You Again is available now!
My Fake Summer Boyfriend
Sun, surf, sand and Alex--Katie was swept away! Katie eagerly agrees to pretend she is Alex's girlfriend for the summer in order to protect his job. Amid sundrenched waves, they develop a friendship that is on the verge of turning romantic, when who should arrive but Nicole, Alex's old girlfriend. In three days, Nicole ruins Katie's relationship with Alex. So Katie gets involved with Logan, Nicole's handsome older brother, though Alex is the one for her. Soon enough Katie learns that fake romances can get out of hand and lead to complications she never imagined.
The Two Week Stand
From NYT bestselling author Samantha Towle comes a sizzling beach romance, that will leave you hot in all the right places… Dillon Dawson loves to write romance despite her latest relationship ending with her traveling to the Maldives alone on what was supposed to be her honeymoon. Now, the only thing she wants is two weeks of uninterrupted peace and quiet with absolutely no men in sight. West Oakley doesn't even believe that romance exists, and he has no desire to convince himself otherwise. The only reason he's heading to the Maldives is to escape a scandal and spend time on an island where no one knows who he is. But plans change, and when West takes one look at Dillon, another idea forms in his mind—a no-strings two-week stand. Even though Dillon knows their sexual chemistry is explosive, her romantic heart is torn. Can she really spend fourteen nights in the arms of a god like West, making all of her fantasies come true, only to walk away at the end of it? Or can Dillon turn this two-week stand into more than an unexpected holiday fling, convincing West that romance does exist after all?
His Lordship's Incorrigible Wife
She must never reveal her perilous secret. He cannot trust her unless she does. While hiding evidence of her father's treason, Delphie Ballard is accosted by a persistent suitor who won't take no for an answer. She fends him off, but her reputation is now in ruins, and she flees to the countryside in disgrace. Charles, Lord Kingsdown, supported the French Revolution but barely escaped the guillotine. In England now, he must marry quickly or lose his grandmother's estate. When he meets Delphie at a Christmas celebration, it's love at first sight. Then Charles learns about Delphie's reputation. He feels duped and betrayed, but she can't tell him the truth without revealing her father's treason. Meanwhile, there are several attempts on Charles' life. Can Delphie and Charles learn to trust one another and unmask the real traitor before it's too late?
The Fifth Floor (the Perfect Submissive Trilogy Book #1) By Kay Jaybee
Book One of The Perfect Submissive Trilogy (Previously entitled The Perfect Submissive) Hidden behind the respectable façade of the Fables Hotel in Oxfordshire, five specially adapted rooms await visitors to the fifth floor. Here, Mrs Peters is mistress of an adult entertainment facility pandering to the kinky requirements of its guests. When she meets Jess Sanders, she recognises the young woman's potential as a deliciously meek addition to her specialist staff. All it will take is a little education. Under the tutelage of dominatrix, Miss Sarah, Jess learns to cope with an erotically demanding training schedule and a truly sexy exercise regime. But will she come to terms with her new career? Meanwhile, Mrs Peters is temporarily distracted from her intimidating rule over Fables' fifth floor by artist, Sam Wheeler – who she believes can help her in her mission to transform Jess into the perfect submissive…
Bound To Passion By Kiru Taye
When Christy Inemi-Spiff discovers that the man she vowed to love and honour has no such feelings for her, she's determined to cut her losses and move on with her life. A quick, quiet divorce is all she wishes for Christmas. However, Joshua has other ideas. He's not ready to walk away yet, especially when he doesn't understand why Christy wants out of their marriage. So he demands she agree to spend a quiet Christmas on a remote African Island with him, hoping they can salvage their relationship. If she still wants a divorce after these two weeks, he will let her go. But not before he's had his fill of her. But with the sparking tension between them, and the secrets behind the disintegration of their marriage threatening to explode, will either of them get their wish? Or will this season of good will show them what really lies at the bottom of their hearts?
Men Of Valor 1-3 Boxset By Kiru Taye
His Treasure In a time when men ruled their households with firm hands, can a quiet man tame his rebellious wife with persevering love? *** His Strength When a warrior seeks to claim a free-spirited woman, he soon discovers a tigress unwilling to be caged. Is the hunter about to be hunted? *** His Princess With the weight of a kingdom on his shoulders and his honour at stake, can a Prince truly love a slave?
Bound To Liberty By Kiru Taye
As if life isn't tough enough for James Coker, rejected and nearly killed by family, he is also a closeted gay man in a country where being gay is outlawed. So when the first man he's ever loved gets engaged to a woman, James's solution to heartbreak is to indulge in a holiday fling. In contrast, Ethan Eze has had life relatively easy. Born in the 'Land of the Free' and nurtured within a family where he can be whoever he wants to be, he's a military veteran who is not afraid of going for what he wants. When he meets James, Ethan wants him. Desire burns between them and soon blurs into devotion. But James is not ready to lose his heart again. Will Ethan fight for his love? Bound to Liberty is a story about breaking free from mental chains and living a life of boundless love. Content Warning: homophobia, threat of forced outing, depictions of anxiety
Dawsons Of Montana Series On Ku
Brody When champion bull rider Brody Caldera learns his stepfather has suffered a serious accident, he heads home to the ranch he'd left behind years before. Maybe the clean Montana air of the Six Buckles Ranch, near Yellowstone Park, will help him forget his cheating ex-girlfriend. But returning will also force him to confront another woman, the one he deserted when she needed him most. Mercer The sudden death of Mercer Dawson's beloved father hit her hard. Everyone at Six Buckles Ranch grieved, but bright spots are appearing in the blue Montana skies. The tragedy brought Mercer's stepbrother home and now wedding bells are ringing. The best man is a sexy cowboy and Mercer's teenage crush. Will he notice her now that she's all grown up? Liz Since her husband's tragic death in a riding accident, Liz Dawson has done all she can to keep the Six Buckles Guest Ranch running. When a handsome stranger arrives at the ranch, she fears her daughter-in-law is playing matchmaker. Liz has already been married to two different men—one wonderful and one not so much. She doesn't need another man in her life.
Another Day
Never one to act impulsively, 40 year old Meg Baldwin succumbs to the seduction of the young, sexy bachelor next door. Guilt-ridden, ashamed, and afraid her family will find out, she tries to convince him it was a mistake. Refusing to be rejected, he begins to stalk her. Can she keep her secret?
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