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Cards Against Humanity – Fantasy Pack Now Available!

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Today a new pack/expansion of Cards Against Humanity, one of my favorite games, was announced! This is the Fantasy Pack and has cards that are written by authors such as Pat Rothfuss, Neil Gaiman, Delilah S. Dawson, Jacqueline Carey, Wesley Chu, and many other fabulous authors! You can find out information on the background of the pack on Pat’s blog, and order your copy of the new pack here!

Have you ever played Cards Against Humanity? Do you love it? Think it’s the most evil game in the world? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments!

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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!

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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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Hidden Gem: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Filmed in black and white, the horror romance film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a gorgeous movie, managing to be both ominous and wonderfully sweet. It tells the story of a vampire “who preys on men who disrespect women.” The director, Ana Lily Amirpour, is Iranian-American, and the movie is spoken in Persian with English subtitles. Amirpour describes her film as “Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western,” and it is, sort of, but it’s also so simple and beautiful it’s far more than that snarky description.

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Weekend Reading


  • Earlier this week, Jaci Burton revealed the cover of her sixth Hope series book, Don’t Let Go. It will be out in July 2016.
  • Goodreads has opened up voting in its Best Books of 2015 event. The first round is happening now!
  • Ever wonder if sex scenes are as fun to film as they are to watch? Wonder no more! Many stars from steamy scenes share the reality of filming those hotter-than-hot scenes.
  • …But if you want to read romance novels without so much graphic sex, a new site called BookScouted helps you find them (h/t to Laura K. Curtis):


It’s an unfortunate fact that books with lower heat levels get less buzz, fewer reviews, and smaller marketing opportunities.

Whether you’re here because you like your sexy times off page (or not at all) OR you just want to know about the good books you’re not hearing about, we’re for you.

For us, this is about getting a hidden market out to readers.

A quick note: Our books aren’t religiously based. They’re just good books of all genres you may have missed.



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What’s Your Favorite Spy Romance?

SpectreSpectre opens — finally! — in the United States, and so that means it’s time to shout out your favorite spy romances. Because sexy spies and romance novels go together like peanut butter and jelly!

Joanna Bourne’s Spymasters series, Anne Stuart’s Ice series, and Carolyn Crane’s Associates series all feature spies as its heroes and/or heroines.

What’s your favorite spy romance?

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War and Peace On Screen

Speaking of long books, a televised version of War and Peace is coming to A&E later this year. It stars Paul Dano and Lily James, and while it isn’t a romance, it does have certain romantic elements that sweep readers away. It’s also a very long book, so the chance to see it distilled into a miniseries is lovely. Given that the book ends with a treatise from Tolstoy about the problems with how history is written, it’s also a good chance to bypass the lecture and get straight to the story.

Will you be watching?