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Guest Post: Katee Robert’s Top Scary Reads

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Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the crispness of the air, the changing colors, everything pumpkin—and Halloween. There’s something about being able to dress up and pretend to be something else that brings magic back to the real world in the same way that reading a good book does. And the wide array of all things scary is just plain fun.

I’ll confess—I’m a recent horror convert. I never used to like being scared. It comes with having an over-active imagination. The very same thing that allows me to create made-up worlds in my head as a job is the one that keeps me up to all hours of the night, sure that that sound I just heard is a vengeful ghost coming to murder me in my bed (thanks The Grudge).

I devour horror novels now, and I lean heavily toward YA horror. When people ask me for my favorite reads in general, many of the following books make the list, even without the horror caveat.

Without further ado, and in no particular order:

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Q&A: Katee Robert of FOOL ME ONCE

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We’re so thrilled to be wrapping up the first day of Read a Romance month with the ever-awesome Katee Robert! Check out our Q&A below and don’t miss Fool Me Once, out today!


SNAPPY CHAT

Darcy or Wentworth?

(bonus: who’s your favorite Darcy or Wentworth on screen?)

Darcy, though I’m not a huge Darcy fan overall. And, naturally, it’s Colin Firth. Always.

 

Christian or Gideon?

Christian. I don’t want to play in his red room, but poking at him would be fun.

 

Rochester or Heathcliff?

Rochester. Always.

 

Spock or Kirk?

Spock. I think he’s an animal in the sheets.

 

Sunrise or sunset?

Sunrise. Full of possibilities.

 

Angst or humor?

Both. Sorry, I can’t choose both. Humor, though I adore angst.

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Guest Post: Katee Robert on Marriages of Convenience in Romance

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The arranged marriage tropes is, hands down, one of my favorites. I found the romance genre with historicals, because one of my favorite suspense authors had started there. So I picked up one of her Scottish Highlander historical romances about a highlander who was being forced to marry someone not of his choosing. My twelve-year-old mind was blown. I proceeded to devour every historical romance I could get my hands on, and that love of romance hasn’t changed as the years have gone by.

But I’m not going to lie—the marriage of convenience trope is still my favorite.


It’s got elements that are just catnip for me. Two people, often who either hate each other or don’t know each other at all, forced into what is arguably one of the most intimate relationships in existence. They had to deal with living with this near-stranger, and all the sexy good times that usually result!

I wasn’t sure it could get better than that. But then I started finding marriage of convenience tropes popping up in contemporary romance novels. The reasoning behind the marriages themselves changed with the times—less because they were found in compromising positions and more for things like business mergers—but the things I love about the trope are still present and accounted for.

A favorite of mine is The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst. Both hero and heroine get something from marrying each other that has nothing to do with love, but then you have this cold and distant hero who’s having to deal with a woman who has the habit of sneaking animals into his house without warning in an effort to save them from being put down. I’m sure you can imagine the hilarity that ensues.

And that’s not even getting into the sheer sexual tension that arises from the forced proximity of having this other person in their house, sharing their space, popping up when they least expect it. Something that used to be as simple as having late night ice cream in the kitchen is suddenly rife with the possibilities of running into each other and for one thing to lead to another.

As I’ve said—catnip.

What about you? Which book with a marriage of convenience is your favorite?


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.

Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Sabrina Jeffries, and Katee Robert!!

Today we’ve got deals for books by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Sabrina Jeffries, and Katee Robert! Be sure and grab them before they’re gone!


In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand…

Some things you just believe in, even if you’ve never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It’s out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she’s got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph’s eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away.

Nick’s self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he’s knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she’s building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can’t walk away. Not when she’s the only one who’s ever made him wish for forever . . .


The first novel in the Sinful Suitors series by New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries! At St. George’s Club, guardians conspire to keep their unattached sisters and wards out of the clutches of sinful suitors. Which works fine…except when the sinful suitors are members!

American artist Jeremy Keane refuses to return home and take over his father’s business. He’d much rather sample bevvies of beauties abroad, in search of a model for the provocative masterpiece he’s driven to paint. When he meets Lady Yvette Barlow at a London wedding, he realizes she’s perfect for his work—and determines to capture the young heiress’s defiant spirit and breathtaking sensuality on canvas.

No stranger to scandal, Yvette agrees to be Keane’s subject—in exchange for his help gaining entry to the city’s brothels he knows intimately, so she can track a missing woman and solve a family mystery. But when their practical partnership leads to lessons in the art of sinning, can they find a bold and lasting love?


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert begins a smoking hot new series about the O’Malley family-wealthy, powerful, dangerous and seething with scandal.

Teague O’Malley hates pretty much everything associated with his family’s name. And when his father orders him to marry Callista Sheridan to create a “business” alliance, Teague’s ready to tell his dad exactly where he can stuff his millions. But then Teague actually meets his new fiancée, sees the bruises on her neck and the fight still left in her big blue eyes, and vows he will do everything in his power to protect her.

Everyone knows the O’Malleys have a dangerous reputation. But Callie wasn’t aware just what that meant until she saw Teague, the embodiment of lethal grace and coiled power. His slightest touch sizzles through her. But the closer they get, the more trouble they’re in. Because Callie’s keeping a dark secret-and what Teague doesn’t know could get him killed.

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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!

TV Recaps

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!