Thursday’s Romantic Picks Bargain Spotlight- An Affair to Dismember by Elise Sax

an-affair-to-dismember-by-elise-saxCertain to appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Crusie, and Katie MacAlister, Elise Sax’s hilarious series debut introduces matchmaker-in-training Gladie Burger, who stumbles into a dangerous quagmire of murder and red-hot romance.

Three months has been Gladie Burger’s limit when it comes to staying in one place. That’s why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits her to the family’s matchmaking business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. What’s more, Gladie is also highly unqualified, having a terrible track record with romance. Still, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has “the gift.” But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy.

When Zelda’s neighbor drops dead in his kitchen, Gladie is swept into his bizarre family’s drama. Despite warnings from the (distractingly gorgeous) chief of police to steer clear of his investigation, Gladie is out to prove that her neighbor’s death was murder. It’s not too long before she’s in way over her head—with the hunky police chief, a dysfunctional family full of possible killers, and yet another mysterious and handsome man, whose attentions she’s unable to ignore. Gladie is clearly being pursued—either by true love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first?

Praise for An Affair to Dismember

“Elise Sax’s new Matchmaker series is off to a rousing start! . . . Sax gives the comic mystery genre a new spin. . . . A fun read sure to entertain.”—RT Book Reviews

“Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.”—Booklist

“Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis

“In the tradition of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, Elise Sax’s new novel is a funny, sexy ride.”—Valerie Frankel, author of Four of a Kind

“What a fun book! It will leave readers begging for more.”—Kim Gruenenfelder, author of There’s Cake in My Future

Wednesday’s Romantic Picks Bargain Spotlight- Destiny Bay Baby Dreams by Helen Conrad

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“Need a vacation?  Get ready for a real treat and sail away to Destiny Bay, courtesy of one of the very best authors I know.  I’ll meet you there!”

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Marie Ferrarella

The Carringtons, like most rich, influential people, are good-looking, fast-driving, hard-hitting men and women whose impulses lead them into trouble every time. But most of the ladies reach that stage of life where a yearning to bring a baby into the world begins to take over. Some of their men feel the same and some have to be convinced. Here are a few of their stories.

This boxed set includes books 1, 2 and 3 of the DESTINY BAY–BABY DREAMS SERIES

Book 1-DESTINY BAY–BABY DREAMS
Husband Wanted:Will Train

It seemed a harmless game–until she found out who he really was.

Charity Ames is trapped into a lie and she hates it. She needs a man to pretend to be her husband for a few days–so she hires one. Expecting a gargoyle, she’s amazed when he turns out to be a very appealing hunk.

Ross wants something Charity has, so when he gets the chance to pretend to be her husband, he takes it. But Charity is not the brittle business woman he expects and he falls hard and fast for her barefoot, South Seas image. Trouble is, it’s an image she’s trying to deep six, and she can’t really believe a man from a prominent family like his–and with a terrifying mother like he’s got — would want anything to do with a girl of her shady past.

When she finds out he’s trying to trick her just like she’s trying to trick her aunt, she’s heartbroken and resentful. Can true love bridge the gap between their backgrounds and set the stage for baby-making happiness?
Includes love scenes.

Original version published in print by SILHOUETTE DESIRE and recently revised as part of the Destiny Bay Series.

Book 2-DESTINY BAY–BABY DREAMS
The Baby Invasion

Scott Carrington–bachelor for life. The man is downright allergic to children. So when divorced mom Cathy Feenstra appears next door with six young ones in her care, he vows to stay as far away as he can, no matter how cute and sexy she is.
But Fate is not on his side. When a bad guy threatens Cathy, Scott finds himself playing protector, and before he knows what hit him, he’s racing across the countryside with a van full of babies and a cuddly woman he’s rapidly falling for.

Includes love scene.

Original version published in print by SILHOUETTE DESIRE and recently revised as part of the Destiny Bay Series.

Book 3-DESTINY BAY–BABY DREAMS
Waiting for Someone Like You

Like Spy versus Spy–Kat Clay is sure that Tanner Carrington is involved in trying to con her naïve mother, while Tanner thinks Kat is a gold digger after his rich uncle. They’re both wrong, but it takes untangling to find that out, and in the meantime, they fall for each other-hard.

Includes love scenes.

Original version published in print by SILHOUETTE DESIRE and recently revised as part of the Destiny Bay Series.

Destiny Bay-Baby Dreams
Book 1-Husband Wanted:Will Train
Book 2-The Baby Invasion
Book 3-Waiting for Someone Like You
Book 4-Tick Tock, Baby Clock
Book 5-Jilted at the Altar
Book 6-In a Marrying State of Mind

Helen Conrad is an award-winning, best-selling author of more than 90 romances. Her books sold– published under various pseudonyms with Harlequin, Silhouette, Loveswept, and others—number in the millions. She is currently revamping and rewriting much of her backlist–some available in the US for the first time– to present on kindle.

Monday’s Romantic Picks Bargain Spotlight- The Cardwell Ranch Collection by B.J. Daniels

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Trouble came to Cardwell Ranch when a pile of old bones was discovered. Since then, nothing has been the same. Follow the Cardwell family as they band together to overcome murder, mayhem and a family imposter.

The Cardwell Ranch Collection: Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch/Justice at Cardwell Ranch/Cardwell Ranch Trespasser

Tuesday’s Romantic Picks Bargain Spotlight- Empty Net by Toni Aleo

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In Toni Aleo’s third novel in her hot Assassins series, the chiseled men of this Nashville hockey team can make anything happen when they go all out for the women they want—even turn a one-night stand into a happily ever after.

Audrey Parker is up against the boards. She’s stuck in a job she hates and pining for a total jerk. Meanwhile, her sister Fallon is moving out and getting married to hockey star Lucas Brooks. Where is Audrey’s Prince Charming? Nothing she does has ever seemed to be good enough for any of the men in her life. Audrey’s about to hit rock bottom . . . until she wakes up next to Tate Odder.

The thrill of moving up from the minors to the Nashville Assassins was a welcome distraction. But not even becoming the first rookie goalie to tally three shutouts in the Stanley Cup finals alleviates the pain. With the loss of his parents and sister weighing as heavily on his soul as ever, Tate Odder can’t keep pretending he’s okay. That’s when he meets smart, sexy Audrey. Her gentle warmth and quirky sense of humor make him feel whole for the first time in too long. But to stay that way forever, Tate must find a way to accept his past and learn to live for love.

Praise for Toni Aleo’s Nashville Assassins romances
 
“Aleo melts the ice and hits it into the net with her Assassins series.”—Award-winning author Jami Davenport

Taking Shots is really the whole package. You get romance, humor, steamy sex, drama, and then it all wraps up with a great conclusion. I am amazed that this is Toni’s first book. She has come out in a huge way. I can’t wait to read more from her. Don’t hesitate for a moment to grab this book.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

“A little steamy, a little heartbreaking, and a whole lot of fanning yourself are in order this time around, readers. Are your cheeks feeling a little pink yet? Get used to the feeling.”—Dreaming in the Pages, on Trying to Score

Empty Net is an honest, heartwarming, endearing story. . . . Toni Aleo doesn’t just write a story. She gives you the ability to experience the journey of her characters right along with them. Her stories are enveloped with passion, emotion, humor, love; and let me tell you, that girl knows how to write a sex scene that just makes you sweat!”—Guilty Pleasures Book Review

“Sexy and riveting . . . the perfect combination of love and lust.”USA Today bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, on Blue Lines

“Funny, charming, sweet, sexy . . . [Falling for the Backup] has everything you want in a story.”—Blushing Reader

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Taking Shots and Trying to Score.

Monday’s Romantic Picks Bargain Spotlight- The WayFarer King by K C May

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Book 2 of The Kinshield Saga
Carol Davis Luce, author of Night Passage

“…a riveting fantasy adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
SFBook Reviews
“The Wayfarer King is a moving story with an exceptional cast, an excellent piece of fantasy fiction and a rewarding finale to the series.”
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Beyonders, evil beings that materialize without warning from the realm of chaos, continue to invade the world of men, destroying everything — and everyone — in their path. The most powerful of them all, Ritol, has been confined for two hundred years inside the palace in Thendylath, trapped by King Arek’s magic.
Having newly claimed the right to rule Thendylath as king, Gavin Kinshield has no money or army, but he’s determined to protect his people from the beyonder attacks. With his new power of Wayfarer, Gavin has the ability to journey to all seven realms. To end the invasion, he must travel to the realm of chaos and summon Ritol. But can he escape before the beyonder champion kills him, devours his soul and takes his place as Wayfarer?
If wizard Brodas Ravenkind has his way, Gavin will never make it that far. Not only does Ravenkind want the throne for himself, he wants revenge for his cousin’s murder too. After all, he made a promise the first time Gavin crossed him…

The Kinshield Saga consists of
  • The Kinshield Legacy
  • The Wayfarer King
  • Well of the Damned
  • Kinshield’s Redemption (August 2013)

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An Amazon Top 200 Bestseller / Top 10 Bestseller in Epic Fantasy – Amazon Kindle US (Sep 2011)
#1 Bestselling Epic Fantasy – Amazon Kindle UK (May 2011)

Friday’s Romantic Picks Bargain Spotlight- Nevermore by

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Nevermore is a dark, historical fantsay filled with romance, southern charm, and all the trappings of a classic historical romance. Walking the line between the occult, the paranormal, and the reality of 1800s life in The Great Dismal Swamp, Nevermore is also chock full of action and adventure. Follow Edgar Allan Poe and Lenore into The Great Dismal Swamp and experience one version of the birth of Poe’s famous poem, “The Raven.”

On the banks of Lake Drummond, on the edge of The Great Dismal Swamp, there is a tree in the shape of a woman.

One dark, moonlit night, two artists met at The Lake Drummond Hotel, built directly on the borderline of North Carolina and Virginia. One was a young woman with the ability to see spirits trapped in trees and stone, anchored to the earth beyond their years. Her gift was to draw them, and then to set them free. The other was a dark man, haunted by dreams and visions that brought him stories of sadness and pain, and trapped in a life between the powers he sensed all around him, and a mundane existence attended by failure. They were Eleanore MacReady, Lenore, to her friends, and a young poet named Edgar Allan Poe, who traveled with a crow that was his secret, and almost constant companion, a bird named Grimm for the talented brothers of fairy-tale fame.

Their meeting drew them together in vision, and legend, and pitted their strange powers and quick minds against the depths of the Dismal Swamp itself, ancient legends, and time.

Once, upon a shoreline dreary, there was a tree. This is her story.

Tuesday’s Romantic Picks Bargain Spotlight- Come Home to Me by Peggy Henderson

come-home-to-me-by-peggy-l-hendersonOn Sale for a limited time only! 

 Regular Price $3.99

 

Jake Owens is tired of life on his parents’ Montana ranch, catering to city folk who want a taste of old-fashioned country living. He enjoys life in the fast lane, with fast cars and even faster women. When he falls in with the wrong crowd and is accused of murder, a stranger’s bizarre offer at a second chance might be his only hope to clear his name.

Rachel Parker is highly devoted to her family. A tragedy prompts a daring move to the Oregon Territory for a fresh start in a new land. After meeting the wagon train’s scout, the meaning of a fresh start may be more than she ever imagined.

Jake can’t believe he’s been sent back in time to act as scout for a wagon train headed for Oregon, and given the added burden of keeping one emigrant woman safe during the journey. He and Rachel are confused by their attraction to each other. Jake’s ill-mannered, unconventional ways are overshadowed only by his notorious reputation. Rachel’s traditional values and quiet, responsible character are the complete opposite of what attracts Jake to a woman. When their forbidden attraction turns to love, what will happen at the end of the trail?

Coming November 2013
Book 2    Ain’t No Angel (Second Chances Time Travel Romance Series Book 2)

Review

“From cholera to chaps, Come Home to Me by Peggy
L Henderson is the definition of excellent storytelling. Henderson spins this
yarn with subtle dialogue and description accurate of the era. So subtle, in
fact, the reader won’t know they’ve been transported, like Jake, back in time
until they’re entrenched in the hardships of the emigrants who left ruts in the
ground in 1848.” 
 –InD’Tale Magazine Crowned Heart Review July 2013

Monday’s Romantic Picks Bargain Spotlight- More Than Friends by Maureen Child

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Can she save the world and cleans toilets, too?

Worst. Birthday. Ever. Cassidy Burke’s dog ate her breakfast, then her ancient washing machine finally died. Oh, and Logan Miller is back. First love, baby daddy to her genius daughter (won’t he be surprised?), still so handsome he makes her hoo-hah tingle. Which is exciting but confusing because she’s also getting serious flirting vibes from her latest client, Devlin Cole – a tall, dark, walking, talking orgasm.

So forgive her if she’s not exactly thrilled when a strange old lady barges into her house and insists that Cass’s destiny is to hunt demons. A., she doesn’t want to hunt demons, she wants to clean houses (and she doesn’t really want to do that). And B., there’s no such thing as demons. Except… they seem pretty real when they’re coming after her.

As if running a business and being a single mom wasn’t enough, now she has to train to become a kick-ass Demon Duster, decide which hunk to do more than flirt with, and – oh, yeah – dodge the demons determined to kill her before she taps into her full power. All in a day’s work…

Tuesday’s Romantic Picks Bargain Spotlight- Sagebrush Bride by Tanya Anne Crosby

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Fiercely independent, Elizabeth Bowcock – “Doc Liz” as she’s known by all — vows to raise her orphaned niece as her own. Unfortunately, the child’s grandfather has declared the unwed doctor to be an unfit guardian and refuses to deliver her to Liz’s care until she finds herself a man…

Enter dark-haired, devil-eyed Cutter McKenzie. Outcast for his Cheyenne blood, the handsome halfbreed volunteers to pose as Elizabeth’s husband. But though his wicked sex appeal threatens to undermine Liz’s independence, the road to St. Louis promises even greater perils…

Editorial Reviews

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“Ms. Crosby mixes just the right amount of humor in this tempting story. Fantastic and tantalizing! – Rendezvous
 
“Written with a magical blend of humor and insight… Never has a tale so captured my imagination and heart. Whatever you do, don’t leave this one on the shelf!” – Affaire de Coeur
 
“Crosby’s characters keep readers engaged…” -Publisher’s Weekly
 
“Tanya Anne Crosby pens a tale that touches your soul and lives forever in your heart.” -Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 NYT Bestselling Author
 
“Tanya Anne Crosby sets out to show us a good time and accomplishes that with humor, a fast paced story and just the right amount of romance.” -The Oakland Press
 
“A first class author.” -RT Book Reviews
 

About the Author

Tanya has written 15 novels and 4 novellas, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists including the New York Times and USA Today. Best known for stories charged with emotion and humor, and filled with flawed characters, her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. She lives with her husband, two very spoiled labs and two ex-stray cats in northern Michigan and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. Her favorite color is green. She once tried to change her name to Anne (in the third grade) and has a dual citizenship (U.S. and Spain), which she fully intends to put to good use now that the kids are grown and have their own cars.

Monday’s Romantic Picks Bargain Spotlight- Gather the Bones

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GATHER THE BONES has been nominated for the following awards 2012 Australian Romance Readers Awards, the 2012 CRW Award of Excellence, the 2013 GDRWA Booksellers Best Awards and the 2012 RONE Awards!

War leaves no heart untouched

In the shadow of the Great War, grieving widow, Helen Morrow and her husband’s cousin, the wounded and reclusive Paul are haunted not only by the horrors of the trenches but ghosts from another time and another conflict.

As the desperate voice of the young woman reaches out to them from the pages of a coded diary, Paul and Helen are bound together in their search for answers, not only to the old mystery but also the circumstances surrounding the death of Helen’s husband at Passchandaele in 1917.

As the two stories become entwined, Paul and Helen will not find peace until the mysteries are solved.

Review

Cover Quote:  GATHER THE BONES is breathtakingly romantic. This moving and dramatic love story will haunt you long after you turn the last page. Anna Campbell, author of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED

From the Author

I never set out to write a “Downton Abbey with ghosts” story but the characters took control. Setting a story in 1923 allowed me to work with all my favourite interests … an Australian heroine, a ghost story, archaeology and, most importantly, the terrible impact of World War One on the lives of the men and women who survived.

In 2005 my husband and I (both us with military backgrounds) visited the battlefields of Belgium and Northern France. In a quiet war cemetery in France we found the grave of a young man, a cousin of my grandfather. An old family photograph shows a solemn little boy with fair hair and glasses who was destined to go into the church when he finished university. Instead he went to war and died at Poziers in 1916 at the age of 22 with the rank of Captain and a Military Cross to his name – the same age as my eldest son. I know the family never recovered and as I sat by the simple white head stone, the mother in me wept for the boy, the soldier empathised and the writer decided it was time to tell a story about the Great War.