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Guest Post: “You’ve Finished Reading the Out of Uniform Series….Now What?” by Katee Robert

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Good job! You did it! It’s been several years and five books, but our time in Wellingford is at an end. If you’re feeling anything like I am, it’s bittersweet to leave behind the characters we’ve met along the way. Fear not! I have the perfect thing for your book hangover! Hair of the dog.

That’s right. You craving some hot men in uniform and romances in a small town? I’ve got you covered. Without further ado, and in no particular order:

  • Tessa Bailey’s Line of Duty series (start with Protecting What’s His). This series has it all—hot cops, hot sex, just plain hotness. No one writes dirty talking quite as amazingly as Bailey, so be sure to pack a fan and get ready to have your socks blown off. My personal favorite is Asking for Trouble, mostly because Brent is my main man. Shhh. Don’t judge me. Just wait until you read it. He’ll be your main man, too.
  • Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series (start with The Unsung Hero). This particular series is a little more suspense than romance, but Brockmann is a master of weaving secondary characters’ stories throughout the main series until she gives them their happily ever afters. You’ll CARE about the team and since there are something like 16 books out, you’ll have plenty to read and immerse yourself in their world. I’m actually itching for a reread of these books. Someday. Over the rainbow. When I have a free week or two.
  • Jessica Lemmon’s Second Chance series (start with Bringing Home the Bad Boy). Love small towns and bad boys? Lemmon has you covered—in spades. She knows how to hit you right in the feels and amp up the sexy at the same time, for some of the most satisfying reads I’ve picked up in the last year.

I could keep going, but between these three series, you’ll be covered for a bit! We’ve got hot, we’ve got men in uniform, and we’ve got romance in a small town. All the good stuff!


Erin Robinson is having an epically bad year. Her blossoming career on Broadway tanked, forcing her to crawl back to home to Wellington. The icing on her failure cake? Her former on-again, off-again fling is in town, and the sexy Marine is taking up way too much space.  

Warren Davis always knew Erin was special, which is exactly why he can’t have her. A girl like her deserves something permanent—something neither of them wants. But now that they’re both back in town and she’s right there in front of him, a challenge in her eyes he’s never been able to resist, he’s questioning everything.

That challenge quickly escalates into an epic game of Truth or Dare. Erin’s sure she’s got him on lock, but as the night progresses, Warren’s dares intensify, drowning her in lust. But with the past still breathing down their necks, there’s no way either of them can win…


Katee RobertKatee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back. Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way—as it often does—and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published. Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people? She now spends her time—when not lost in Far Reach worlds—playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Visit her on her website, Facebook, or Twitter!

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TV Recap: Scream Queens 1×08 “Mommie Dearest”

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This week’s episode of Scream Queens was, frankly, kind of all over the place. There was one of the most epic scenes to date…followed by a whole lot of running around and woe-is-me angst.

As always, spoilers ahead.

First off, duuuude. Dean Munsch might be kind of terrible and an actual murderer, but she’s got no problem taking on THREE killers and whooping their asses. That’s one thing that’s always kind of bugged me in slasher films specifically—why is the killer always so great at murder? Especially in movies like Scream or ones where it’s an Average Joe type person and no one saw it coming. There should be at least SOMEONE with self defense training who could manage to bring them down, in my opinion.

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Enter the Dean. After a really amazing tribute to Psycho which was basically a trap for the Red Devil, she beats him/her down, calls the (seriously criminally ineffective) police, and then ends up taking care of them herself. All three of them, so you know Gigi was there. My only one COME ON is that she backed off enough to let them escape when it was clear that she was more than capable of finishing the job (and last episode proved that she’s more than willing to kill). Not to mention the Red Devils being taken out would only serve her purposes, so that doubles my “Eh?” reaction.

Then we have Grace. As the Dean points out—she plays at being this white knight, but her motivation is really, really selfish. She’s out to find more about her mother. There’s lots of running here and there and OMG NOES and self righteous attitude and some really weird threats that I can’t take seriously (I mean, she looks like a teacup poodle that’s snarling when she’s threatening her creepy dad and basically everyone else she comes across). We find out that *GASP* her mom wasn’t this saint she thought. Her mom was actually the Kappa president partially responsible for the death of Bath Tub Baby’s mom.

Speaking of, there are two Bath Tub Babies? Since when? I mean, I get it. Two babies, two killers. But still, it feels a bit tacked on, rather than the gasp-worthy reveal that I think the show runners were going for.

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Meanwhile, Chanel is using her minions—and Scotland Yard—to investigate Zayday and Grace (which is how the true identity of Grace’s mom comes up). Once again, she’s more effective than both the police force and Grace. The evidence isn’t much in the way of proving either of the girls are the Red Devil, but the candle chick confides in Denise that Zayday basically told her a story about mean girls and wanting revenge so OBVS she could be a serial killer. Zayday, naturally, overhears and threatens them both (she’s much more effective at that than Grace).

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Which means, DUH DUH DUH, candle chick is the next victim. I’m not sure if this is supposed to point to Zayday being the killer or Zayday being the romantic interest of the killer or what, but the whole death/staging felt kind of meh. It’s like kicking someone already on the ground—not satisfying in the least. But, like it opened with a bang, the episode closed with a “hmm.” We get to see Boone at the gym in his “disguise” which apparently makes everyone think he’s Joaquin Pheonix, and he’s talking on the phone to the other killer saying they need to take out Gigi. Now, this is where it gets twisty for me. Because if you go with the theory that Gigi raised the two Bath Tub babies to be murderous little beasts to do her bidding and get her revenge, that would mean the person on the phone—the mystery Red Devil—is a woman. Which means Boone is the “he” who kidnapped Zayday and tried to court her with roses and whatnot in his murder dungeon. So either Boone is actually bi, rather than gay, or none of this makes sense. Or maybe the mystery Red Devil was the one who kidnapped Zayday and blamed it on Boone?

Honestly, I feel kind of like I’m trying to decipher one of those horrible high school math problems.


Katee RobertKatee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back. Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way—as it often does—and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published. Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people? She now spends her time—when not lost in Far Reach worlds—playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Visit her on her website, Facebook, or Twitter!

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TV Recap: Scream Queens 1×03 “Chainsaw”

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As the title of this episode claims, there’s a whole hell of a lot of chainsaws that show up. I’m all about a theme, and I’m totally loving the nods to both the 80s and the 90s and the camp factor being out of this world. Scream Queens is working really hard to make us suspect anyone and everyone. I’m torn on that note, because typically if some character is going “OMG, it MUST be Diego (who’s actually Pete. My bad)!” it means that’s exactly who the killer isn’t. But, since this show is determined to accuse every single character, logically it still has to be one of them. Horror/mystery rules generally dictate that the killer has to be introduced before the story reaches 25%, so if that holds true, then one of them has to be the killer.

As always, spoilers ahead!

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Katee Robert Recaps the Premier of SCREAM QUEENS

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I’ve been excited about Scream Queens since I heard that Jamie Lee Curtis was cast in the roll of the Dean. I mean, she’s Scream Queen royalty. If she agreed to the show, it HAS to be great, right? Yeah, the two-hour premier didn’t disappoint. It’s campy horror at its finest. I had to take some time to really think about it, though, because they threw everything but the kitchen sink at us.

This year seems to be the year of the campy horror television shows. MTV’s Scream has really pulled it off, and it’s impossible to avoid comparing the two, especially since they’re giving such heavy nods to past horror movie franchises. As Scream’s horror guru Noah says—the only way a slasher TV show would work is if viewers are invested in the characters.

But first, let’s get to the set up.

Fair warning – spoilers abound!

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