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Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: Claudy Conn, Renee Bernard, and Jennifer Haymore

Gorged on post-Valentine’s Day sweets? Here’s some treats that won’t lead to a stomachache from Claudy Conn, Renee Bernard, and Jennifer Haymore!*

*Heartache , however, is entirely possible.


Journey by Claudy Conn

What would you do if you wanted a normal life and another one was thrust into your hands?

What would you do if you had attained success and relative (if not complete) happiness and you were pushed onto a path that clearly designated it as ‘no return’?

What would you do if he, the man of your dreams walked into your life and you knew, absolutely knew, that one day he would leave because he was from another realm with secrets you couldn’t discern. Would you seize the moment?

Riley Doogan decided to seize the moment, and it cost her all the normalcy she had ever hoped to have in her life and that life was now fraught with terror.
Part one of Riley’s journey takes us on waves of passion and exploding tides of adventure, just the kind she had never wanted to have. She had wanted the ‘white picket fence’ the dog, the children and a good, loving man. What she got was bloody hell and a passion she had never thought even possible!


Revenge Wears Rubies by Renee Bernard

From an acclaimed author known for her “sinfully sexy” romances comes the first in a tantalizing series of erotic passion set in Victorian London…
Galen Hawke desires nothing but revenge against the woman who betrayed his dearly departed friend. Instead of mourning the loss of her fiance, Haley Moreland is merrily celebrating her upcoming nuptials to another man. Now, Galen has one mission: to seduce Miss Moreland and enslave her heart. And when she is completely his, he will destroy her…
With her family on the brink of financial ruin, Haley knows she should be grateful for her providential betrothal. But then she meets the dangerously handsome Galen, whose wicked touch makes her long to abandon all logic. If Galen’s promises are sincere, the match to a family of noble blood and strong financial accounts could be the remedy her family desperately needs. And if he isn’t sincere, one last chance to taste the passion he ignites before settling into a life of convention is equally alluring…


Highland Heat by Jennifer Haymore

With blood still drying on the front lines at Waterloo, Lady Grace Carrington helps an injured soldier to a British medical tent. Though she believes she’s pulled him to safety, in fact she has put them both in grave danger: Because when his brilliant blue eyes meet hers, the passionate Scottish sergeant kisses her in a way that leaves her breathless and trembling. As the obedient daughter of an earl, Grace shouldn’t be tempted by someone so far below her station. But as a red-blooded woman, she longs for so much more.

As far as Duncan Mackenzie is concerned, getting stabbed in the arm was the best thing that ever happened to him. When he wakes on the battlefield, the sight of Grace’s lovely face sets his soul aflame. As an enlisted man and a farmer’s son, however, pursuing his guardian angel means facing the wrath of London society, not to mention his own superiors in the British Army. Aye, but he’d risk all that and more just to keep her in his arms.

Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: T.L. Haddix, Sara King, and Vonnie Davis

Paranormal Romance fans, this one goes out to you! Don’t miss these steals from T.L. Haddix, Sara King, and Vannie Davis.


Firefly Hollow by T.L. Haddix

The mysterious recluse…

Owen Campbell holds himself apart from other people. Badly scarred from emotional wounds that have never healed, he doesn’t expect to find true love or happiness. He remains isolated in a prison of his own making, determined to not let anyone close enough to hurt him again.

But his willpower is shaken to the core when Sarah Browning enters his world.

The girl next door…

Sarah Jane Browning is three years into her college degree when a call from home changes everything. Back at the family homestead in the heart of Appalachia, she’s forced to reevaluate her hopes and dreams for the future.

Distraction from her heartache comes in the form of her parents’ neighbor. Whispers about “odd Owen Campbell” abound in their small community, and Sarah’s curiosity is aroused. When she breaks the rules and trespasses onto his land, what she finds is beyond her wildest imaginings.

As Sarah struggles to overcome tragedy and loss, her burgeoning relationship with Owen is sorely tested. Will love conquer all, or will the secrets from Owen’s past tear them apart forever?


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Exclusive Excerpt: THE SHADOW by Sylvain Reynard

The Shadow Sylvain Reynard

We’re so excited to bring you this exclusive outtake from Sylvain Reynard’s The Shadow! This book will be available February 2nd, 2016.


July 2013

Florence, Italy

Professor Gabriel Emerson stood outside the Uffizi Gallery, staring.

Darkness had fallen on the city of Florence and Gabriel, distressed and perplexed by the theft of his precious artwork from inside the famous museum, was searching for answers.

Inspector Batelli and agents from Interpol had descended on the Gallery like the wrath of God, swarming the grounds in uniforms and dark suits. But they found no signs of forced entry, no indication the security systems had been compromised, and more mysteriously, no fingerprints or physical evidence of any intruder.

Several weeks after the theft the investigators were gone.  The Botticelli illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy had disappeared without a trace and Gabriel was left standing outside the building feeling angry that he and Julia had been robbed of their prized possessions – possessions that probably would never be returned.

The Uffizi was a multi-storied, U-shaped building. Gabriel stood in the center of the U, his blue eyes assessing. Yes, there were dark alleys near the Gallery, but lights on the sides of the building illuminated the area.  There were few entrances, but many windows. Not all the windows could be opened, however.

And there was the terrace.

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Aural Pleasures

Aural Pleasures: A Gothic Romance Playlist from Juliette Cross

The Deepest Well Juliette Cross

I’m thrilled to be here on EverAfter Romance. Thanks so much for having me today. When I set out to write The Deepest Well, which is a historical paranormal, I intended for it to feel like a classic Gothic romance but with a raw supernatural edge. As a dark and often haunting novel, I felt the playlist should accurately mirror George and Katherine’s story. So it’s no surprise that my playlist reflects the brooding, ethereal melodies of artists such as Amy Lee in Evanescence and Christina Perri. But just as in the classic Gothic romance of Jane Eyre (which happens to be my favorite book of all time), there is light and beauty and love in the end. So I’m happy to say my final song turns toward joy when we reach our happily ever after.

Along with the songs, I thought it would be fun to pull the most meaningful lyrics as they relate to the characters. So here’s a quick breakdown of my playlist for you. Hope you enjoy!

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Autumn Thorns Yasmine Galenorn
Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: Anne Bishop, Leigh Bardugo, and Larissa Ione

Today’s first deal alert features books by great authors, Anne Bishop, Leigh Bardugo, and Larissa Ione! Grab them before they’re gone!


Written in Red by Anne Bishop

No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans.

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others.

Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart.


Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione

In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life . . .

She’s a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

Two lovers will dare to risk all.

Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul . . .

Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: John Grogan, Susan Ee, and Celeste Easton

Our second deal alert features books from John Grogan, Susan Ee, and Celeste Easton! Grab these today!


Marley & Me by John Grogan

The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life.

John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.

Marley quickly grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound streamroller of a Labrador retriever, a dog like no other. He crashed through screen doors, gouged through drywall, flung drool on guests, stole women’s undergarments, and ate nearly everything he could get his mouth around, including couches and fine jewelry. Obedience school did no good—Marley was expelled. Neither did the tranquilizers the veterinarian prescribed for him with the admonishment, “Don’t hesitate to use these.”

And yet Marley’s heart was pure. Just as he joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. Marley shared the couple’s joy at their first pregnancy, and their heartbreak over the miscarriage. He was there when babies finally arrived and when the screams of a seventeen-year-old stabbing victim pierced the night. Marley shut down a public beach and managed to land a role in a feature-length movie, always winning hearts as he made a mess of things. Through it all, he remained steadfast, a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit’s end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.

Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans.


Angelfall by Susan Ee

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with Raffe, an injured enemy angel. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco, where Penryn will risk everything to rescue her sister and Raffe will put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.


 

Deal With a Demon Celeste Easton
Deal with a Demon by Celeste Easton

After her parents’ brutal murder, Nic Wright shut herself off from the world, barricading her heart against everyone but her brother, Drew. So when he goes missing, dragged into Hell by soul-thirsty demons, Nic doesn’t think twice about going in after him. Because Drew may be a junkie, but he’s all she’s got. And she’ll be damned if she’s letting him go without a fight.

Which is exactly what Arden of the Asmodai, sexy, arrogant prince of the Nine Hells, and Nic’s guide, is counting on. Half mortal, Arden’s only shot at becoming a full demon is to deliver a willing human to the Fourth Level of Hell. And Nic, desperate to find her brother, will do nicely. But Arden didn’t count on Nic’s powerful will…or the ferocity of his desire for her. Now, as they descend into a Hell beyond Nic’s wildest dreams—and her worst nightmares—Arden will take any risk and tell any lie necessary to keep her safe. To possess her. Forever…

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Guest Post: “Han and Leia Love” by Candice Gilmer

Darker Cravings Candice Gilmer

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a very special love existed between a scoundrel and a princess that changed the way many of us looked at love stories. No longer did the princess have to swoon over the good-hearted young hero. Instead, she could have the heart of a rogue, a smuggler who was completely beneath her social standing.

He still captivated her.

She loved him.

Whether she would admit it or not.

Han and LeiaI’m talking, of course, about Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo, in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. A love story, wrapped in the middle of a galactic war, where one of the most famous love confessions was spoken.

Princess Leia said, “I love you.”

Han Solo simply replied, “I know.”

I swooned every time I saw Empire Strikes Back. My girlfriends and I would even have moments of silence for “The Kiss,” as we called it.

Han and Leia fought, harassed, teased, and made each other miserable, all while fighting the Empire to bring freedom back to the galaxy. So it should have been no surprise that they did fall in love.

And as Return of the Jedi ended, I knew when Leia reversed that famous line back to Han, they would be together forever.

So when word came that Episode Seven, The Force Awakens, was being released, my girly squeals went into overdrive. I had to know how their relationship ended up.

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BEWARE, THE FORCE AWAKENS SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Cover Reveals

Cover Reveal: FOREVER DUSK by Jocelyn Adams

Today we have the exclusive cover reveal to Jocelyn Adams’ upcoming book, Forever Dusk!!! Coming out on February 8th from Entangled Embrace, this is the third book in her Mortal Machine series! While not available for preorder yet, you can add it on Goodreads! Now for the blurb!


Since their last battle, life for the Mortal Machine—the secret-society that protects Earth and its inhabitants from dark outside forces—has become almost…normal. For everyone but Addison. The evil she’s imprisoned in her soul has begun eating away at her sanity, and despite her soul mate Asher’s efforts to hold her together, it’s causing painful and terrifying delusions.

Consequently, nobody believes Addison’s warnings that Marcus, their old enemy, has returned. When Marcus threatens Asher and the Machine, she agrees to find what he seeks—a treasure that, in his hands, could be deadly.

If she relies too much on Asher, she knows he’ll likely imprison her, if only to preserve what’s left of her deteriorating mind. But if she fails this final test, Earth will fall. So Addison is forced to distance herself from her love, to prevent the life she wants with Asher from being over before it truly begins.


Now for the sexy cover!!!

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Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: Jessica Lemmon, Elle Kennedy, Maisey Yates, and Shelly Laurenston

Today’s second deal alert offers books by Jessica Lemmon, Elle Kennedy, Maisey Yates, and Shelly Laurenston! Grab these before they’re gone!


Bringing Home the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon

The Bad Boy Is Back

Evan Downey needs a new beginning. Since the death of his wife five years ago, the brilliant tattoo artist has shut himself away in a prison of grief that not even his work can break him out of-and what’s worse, Evan knows his son Lyon is bearing the brunt of his seclusion. Moving back to the lake town of Evergreen Cove where he spent his childhood summers is his last chance for a fresh start.

Charlotte Harris knows she owes it to her best friend’s memory to help Evan and his son find their way again, but she can’t stop her traitorous heart from skipping a beat every time she looks into Evan’s mesmerizing eyes. Charlotte is determined to stay strictly in the Friend Zone-until a mind-blowing night knocks that plan by the wayside. Now, if they’re brave enough to let it, Charlotte and Evan might just find a love capable of healing their broken hearts…


The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

He’s a player in more ways than one…

College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

Now he’s going to need to up his game…

After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.


Part Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates
A onetime bad girl comes home to small-town Oregon in the first in a sexy, heartfelt new series from USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates

Sadie Miller isn’t expecting any welcome-home parades on her return to Copper Ridge. Least of all from part-time rancher, full-time lawman Eli Garrett. The straitlaced, impossibly hot deputy sheriff glares at her as if she’s the same teenage hoodlum who fled town ten years ago. But running from her demons has brought Sadie full circle, ready to make a commitment at last. Not to a man, but to a bed-and-breakfast. On Garrett land. Okay, so her plan has a tiny flaw…

Eli works too hard to let a blonde ball of trouble mess up his town. But keeping an eye on Sadie makes it tough to keep his hands off her. And if she’s so wrong for him, why does being with her feel so right?


The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston

Mace Llewellyn. Brendon Shaw. Two tall, gorgeous, sexy alpha heroes who are 100% male—with a little something extra. Lion-shifters, to be exact, who can unleash every woman’s animal side and still look good—make that spectacular—in a suit. . .and even better out of it. . .

NYPD cop Desiree “Dez” MacDermot knows she’s changed a lot since she palled around with her childhood buddy, Mace. But it’s fair to say that Mace has changed even more. It isn’t just those too-sexy gold eyes, or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy Seal body. It’s something in the way he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle. . . Meanwhile, for Tennessean Ronnie Lee Reed, New York City is the place where any girl—even one who runs with a Pack—can redefine herself. First order of business: find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion shifter men like Brendon Shaw. But she needn’t worry, because now that Brendon’s set his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go…

Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: Lizbeth Selvig, Rose Lerner, Saranna DeWylde and more!

Today’s first deal alert offers books by Lizbeth Selvig, Rose Lerner, and an anthology with Saranna DeWylde and many great authors! Grab them before it’s too late!


The Bride Wore Denim by Lizbeth Selvig
When Harper Lee Crockett returns home to Paradise Ranch, Wyoming, the last thing she expects is to fall head-over-heels in lust for Cole, childhood neighbor and her older sister’s long-time boyfriend. The spirited and artistic Crockett sister has finally learned to resist her craziest impulses, but this latest trip home and Cole’s rough-and-tough appeal might be too much for her fading self-control.

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