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Sunday Steals and Deals

Today we have some great book deals for our readers! All Played Out by Cora Carmack, He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis, and Make Me by Tessa Bailey are all on sale as well as 10,000 books from Harlequin! Happy reading!

All Played Out by Cora Carmack

First person in her family to go to college? CHECK.

Straight A’s? CHECK.

On track to graduate early? CHECK.

Social life? …..yeah, about that….

With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay… Scratch that. She knows she hasn’t had the full college experience).

So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a “to do” list of normal college activities.

Item #1? Hook up with a jock.

Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it’s impossible to get hurt… again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it.

Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she’s never known.  But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he’s willing to take the chance when it’s more than just a game.

Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real.

He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis

For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It’s the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she’s rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she’s ever laid hands on.

Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to “save” him. In fact, he’d like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He’s just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole’s heart, or will it be the end of Olivia’s days in little Lucky Harbor?

Make Me by Tessa Bailey

Construction worker Russell Hart has been head-over-work boots for Abby Sullivan since the moment he laid eyes on her. But he knows a classy, uptown virgin like her could never be truly happy with a rough, blue-collar guy like him. If only she’d stop treating him like her personal hero—a role he craves more than oxygen—maybe he could accept it.

With the future of her family’s hedge fund on her shoulders, Abby barely has time to sleep, let alone find love. And her best friend Russell acting like a sexy, overprotective hulk any time their Super Group goes out in public definitely isn’t helping her single status. But after a near-tragedy lands Russell in her bed for the night, Abby’s suddenly fantasizing about what he looks like shirtless. Chest hair and tattoos—who knew?

As Russell struggles to keep Abby at a safe distance, she begins to see through his tough-talking exterior—and acknowledge her own feelings. Now she’s ready to turn the friend-zone into foreplay…and make him lose control.

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Lastly Harlequin is having a massive sale of 10,000 titles listed at $1.99! Luckily they have provided a handy way to search across all 10,000 titles for authors or titles you’re specifically looking for! Take advantage of this sale as it ends on November 17th!

Morning Bites

Weekend Book News Roundup

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Book News Ride Hard Cover Reveal

  • This week in book news Laura Kaye revealed the cover to her upcoming book, Ride Hard, the first book in her new series, The Raven Riders. Ride Hard is out April 26, 2016!
  • This week also saw the announcement not only of the RT Book Reviews Award Nominees but also the Agenda for the RT Convention!
  • Also the Semi-Final Round of the Goodreads Choice Awards has started, so be sure to vote before voting closes on Sunday!
  • Lastly, Buzzfeed has pulled together a list of the 42 Most Romantic Lines from YA Literature. Do you agree with their choices?
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Cover Reveals

Cover Reveal: Donna Russo Morin’s PORTRAIT OF A CONSPIRACY

Today we’re sharing the cover reveal of the newest release from award winner author, Donna Russo Morin, Portrait of a Conspiracy! This is a fabulous historical mystery with a romantic subplot, and will be out on May 10th! Who doesn’t love Italy, the arts, and strong female characters? We hope you enjoy and pre-order your copy today!

One murder ignites the powderkeg that threatens to consume the Medici’s Florence. Amidst the chaos, five women and one legendary artist weave together a plot that could bring peace, or get them all killed. Seeking to wrest power from the Medici family in 15th Century Florence, members of the Pazzi family drew their blades in a church and slew Giuliano. But Lorenzo de’ Medici survives, and seeks revenge on everyone involved, plunging the city into a murderous chaos that takes dozens of lives. Bodies are dragged through the streets, and no one is safe. Five women steal away to a church to ply their craft in secret. Viviana, Fiammetta, Isabetta, Natasia, and Mattea are painters, not allowed to be public with their skill, but freed from the restrictions in their lives by their art. When a sixth member of their group, Lapaccia, goes missing, and is rumored to have stolen a much sought after painting as she vanished, the women must venture out into the dangerous streets to find their friend and see her safe. They will have help from one of the most renowned painters of their era―the peaceful and kind Leonardo Da Vinci. It is under his tutelage that they will flourish as artists, and with his access that they will infiltrate some of the highest, most secretive places in Florence, unraveling one conspiracy as they build another in its place. Historical fiction at its finest, Donna Russo Morin begins a series of Da Vinci’s disciples with a novel both vibrant and absorbing, perfect for the readers of Sarah Dunant.

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Cover Reveals

Cover Reveal: FEARLESS by Kimberly Kincaid

Today we’ve got a very special treat for you, the cover reveal to Fearless, the second book in Kimberly Kincaid’s Rescue Squad series! Fearless won’t be out until July, but the first book, Reckless will be out in February! Order both books today with the links below.

Reckless Links: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo
Fearless Links: Amazon | iBooks | Kobo

Before the reveal though we have the blurb for Fearless

The Temperature Is Rising…

Firefighter Cole Everett’s life revolves around the firehouse. Committed to saving lives–and to the guys who always have his back in the most dangerous moments on the job–Cole’s focus is a coveted spot on the Fairview Rescue Squad. When his captain asks him to mentor a rookie firefighter, he jumps at the chance, hoping it will help to prove his skill. But the new “guy” is none other than Savannah Nelson, a female firefighter as stubbornly determined as Cole is, and a whole lot curvier in all the right places…

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Aural Pleasures

Aural Pleasures: ONE KING’S WAY by Samantha Young

One King's Way Samantha Young

Today Samantha Young’s newest novella, One King’s Way, part of her On Dublin Street series, released! Samantha has stopped by EverAfter to share her playlist for the novella as well as her thoughts on music and how it shaped her book. Pick up a copy of One King’s Way today!

The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street returns to the bar where it all began with Braden and Joss for a white-hot new novella full of passion and drama.

When he’s not working at the club, Craig Lanaghan looks out for his mother and little sisters. So when it comes to women, all he wants is a good time. But once Rain Alexander walks into his life, there’s no denying that this woman could be worth much more than a one-night stand….

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Guest Post

Forever’s #Halloweek Fright Night Stop #4 by Rebecca Zanetti!

Forever Fright Night Lauren Dane Katie MacAlister Angie Sandro Rebecca Zanetti

This All Hallows Eve, Forever Romance has an awesome Round Robin Story Event to celebrate four of their authors coming releases! We’re stop number four with Rebecca Zanetti’s contribution! If you haven’t already read the first three parts do so now, we’ll wait right here!

Part One by Lauren Dane is over at Dear Author, while Part Two by Katie McAlister is at Under the Covers, and Part Three by Angie Sandro is at Smexy Books!

Be sure and enter the rafflecopter near the bottom of the post for your chance to win one of four awesome prize packs! Happy Halloween!

Run!  Every instinct inside Everly screamed for her to run hard and fast in the opposite direction of the library.  Evil lived there among the words and stories…a slithering darkness she could feel in her own bones.

“Get the hell out of here, Everly!” Dane bellowed, now out of sight.  The crone had yanked him behind the closed door.

A cackle echoed and sent chills skittering down Everly’s back.

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Q&A With K.A. Tucker for SURVIVING ICE

Surviving Ice KA Tucker

K.A. Tucker has stopped by EverAfter today to answer our questions and share an excerpt from her new book, Surviving Ice, which released yesterday! Pick up your copy today!


What was the first romance novel you read?

Anne of Green Gables. It’s not technically a romance novel, but the love story between Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe plays such a major role in the series, I consider it to be my first true romance.

What do you remember about it?

The way Anne and Gilbert’s relationship developed as they grew from children to adults, from a little boy who pulled on a little girl’s pigtails, to a hopeful and devoted man.

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Exclusive Excerpt

Exclusive Excerpt: THE QUEEN by Tiffany Reisz

The Queen Tiffany Reisz

Today The Queen, the final book in the Original Sinners White Years by Tiffany Reisz is out! This is a fantastic series that I enjoy and Tiffany’s writing is fantastic! (If you haven’t read the series, you should start with The Siren, which is book one of the Red Years and on sale for $1.99!) We’ve got an exclusive excerpt for you from The Queen, and hope you enjoy!

Once upon a time, Nora and Søren made a fateful deal—if he gave her everything, she would give him forever. 

The time has finally come to keep their promises. 

Out of money and out of options after her year-long exile, Eleanor Schreiber agrees to join forces with Kingsley Edge, the king of kink. After her first taste of power as a Dominant, Eleanor buries her old submissive self and transforms into Mistress Nora, the Red Queen. With the help of a mysterious young man with a job even more illicit than her own, Nora squares off against a cunning rival in her quest to become the most respected, the most feared Dominatrix in the Underground.

While new lovers and the sweet taste of freedom intoxicate Nora, she is tempted time and time again by Søren, her only love and the one man who refuses to bow to her. But when Søren accepts a new church assignment in a dangerous country, she must make an agonizing choice—will the queen keep her throne and let her lover go, or trade in her crown for Søren’s collar?

With a shattering final confession, the last link in the chain is forged in The Original Sinners saga. It’s the closing chapter in a story of salvation, sacrifice and the multitude of scars we collect in the name of ecstasy—and love.

Kingsley caressed her cheek with the back of his fingers.

He narrowed his eyes at her, his expression inscrutable.

“What? What is it?” she asked.

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