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VBB Weekly – 08.18.2014

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Exclusive interview with Stephanie Perkins

I was so excited to interview Stephanie Perkins, author of one of my favorite series, Anna and the French Kiss. Just last week she released the final book in the trilogy, Isla and the Happily Ever After, and I had the opportunity to talk to her about the book, as well as the series as a whole and what’s coming next. She shared some honest and insightful answers…

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11 books that promise chills and thrills

Are you a suspense lover?! Check out these 11 romantic suspense titles that will surely get your heart pounding and your pulse racing. Mark your calendars…

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Elicit-by-Rachel-Van-DykenA Whole New Crowd (#1, A Whole New Crowd) by Tijan (Available Now) – Taryn was good at three things: swimming, stealing, and sex. She just needed to survive her new school, her past, and the newest drug dealer that arrived in town…
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scorned coverScorned (#1, From the Inside Out) by S.L. Scott (Aug 18) – We shared a love that regulated every heartbeat and every breath we took. It was all encompassing. I thought our love could withstand time and anything thrown our way.

I was wrong. So wrong.  I used to be happy. I used to be Juliette Weston when Dylan Somers filled my life with promises of love and a happy ever after. But when he took my heart and broke it into a million pieces, I became someone else entirely. In one afternoon, I lost my soul mate. I lost everything I knew myself to be. Three years later, the man who destroyed me is back. To assuage his guilt? To finish the job? It doesn’t matter… I won’t let him this time. I’m stronger. I’ve moved on. He won’t affect me. This is a story of love and betrayal. Pain and loss. Happiness and fate. It’s about finding your true destiny.  This is our story.And it’s not for the faint of heart. 
This is part 1 of a 4-part serial. Read my review.
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unnamed (2)Filthy Beautiful Lies by Kendall Ryan (Aug 18) – Warning: this book contains an addictively filthy alpha male who will dampen your panties and own your days and nights. Proceed at your own risk. 

Meet Colton Drake… 

I have no idea why she auctioned off her virginity for a cool mill. Regardless, I’m now the proud new owner of a perfectly intact hymen. A lot of good that will do me. I have certain tastes, certain sexual proclivities. My cock is a bit more discriminatory than most. And training a virgin takes finesse and patience – both of which I lack. Sophie Evans has been backed into a corner. With her sister’s life hanging in the balance, the only choice is to claw her way out, even if that means selling her virginity to the highest bidder at an exclusive erotic club. When Colton Drake takes her home, she quickly learns nothing is as it seems with this beautifully troubled man. Being with him poses challenges she never expected, and pushes her to want things she never anticipated. A sinfully seductive erotic romance where everything has a price and the cost of love is the highest.

This is book 1 in a series and ends in a cliffhanger. Book 2, Filthy Beautiful Love will be released on September 29th. Read the prologue.
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Seducing Lauren (#2, Love Under the Big Sky) by Kristen Proby (Aug 19) – Life in Montana gets spicy when a woman and her divorce lawyer sign off the papers—and sign on to love. Now that his best friend, Josh, has happily settled down with his true love on a Montana ranch, small-town lawyer Ty Sullivan starts thinking that maybe single life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And when Lauren Cunningham’s no-good ex-husband comes after her for an unexpected trust fund, Ty steps in to protect her. But soon he can’t help but think of her as more than a client. Lauren’s in no mood to jump into another relationship, so how can Ty convince her that her mistake wasn’t getting married, but marrying the wrong guy? 
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No In Between (#4, Inside Out) by Lisa Renee Jones (Aug 19) – The fourth in the Inside Out erotic romance series resolves Chris and Sara’s relationship and leads into Mark’s story.

“Chris and I have faced our demons and bared our souls to one another in Paris. Now that we are back home in San Francisco, I want to believe that nothing can tear us apart. Not Ava’s accusations against me to the police, or Chris’s fear that he will destroy me as he feels he did Amber. And not Mark, who was once too intimately a part of our lives, and who I can see crumbling inside out. He believes he is invincible, just as I want to believe Chris and I are invincible. We have to be invincible. We need each other too much for any other ending.”
Reading Order: If I Were You ($1.99) | Being Me | Revealing UsNo In Between
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Hard to Hold Onto (#2.5, Hard Ink) by Laura Kaye (Aug 19) – Edward “Easy” Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves–which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight.  He may have just met her, but Jenna’s the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can’t describe how he makes her feel–and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude. As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to. 
Reading Order: Hard As It Gets | Hard As You Can | Hard To Hold On To (novella) ($1.99) | Hard To Come By | Hard To Be Good ($1.99)
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captured coverOur Broken Sky (#1.5 Chaos Theory) by Sarah Harlan (Aug 19) – Valerie has always been different from her identical twin Veda. Tattooed, fiery, and foul-mouthed, Valerie acts on instinct, getting even with anyone who wrongs her passive, sensitive sister. At twenty-two, Veda doesn’t want to seek revenge against the three young men who raped her. As for Val…
Val never could manage her anger well. As far as Val sees it, the Compass Room is simply a quicker way for her to die—payment for the crime she feels no guilt over. There isn’t a reason to fight, not until a girl as broken as she is reminds Val of what it’s like to hope…
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IslaHappilyEverAfterSmallWorth Forgiving (#3, MMA Fighter) by Vi Keeland (Aug 21) – They say men like a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom. I never knew the sentiment was reciprocal. Until I met Jax Knight. A gentleman in public, a commanding, dirty talking rogue in the bedroom.

Daughter of legendary fighter “The Saint,” Lily St. Claire knows firsthand how fighters can be. As the owner of a chain of MMA gyms, she’s no stranger to aggressive, dominating, and possessive men. That’s why she’s always kept her distance. But the day Jax Knight walks through her door she’s captivated by his charm. Stunningly handsome, well mannered, Ivy League educated, and confident, he shatters all the preconceived notions she’d come to think were true about men who trained to fight.

But falling for someone so soon after her breakup wasn’t something she’d planned on. And definitely not something her ex plans to allow.
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dangerous boys coverStay with Me by Sharla Lovelace (Aug 22) – Ian was the wild boy every girl dreams of, a renegade who thrived on breaking the law and setting Savi’s body on fire. It was all fun and games and hot excitement, no strings attached, until the one day he got serious—and then disappeared without a trace.

Savi has spent the ten years since committing herself to her work, her daughter, and to not thinking about Ian—or love. Just when it’s possible she might have found the one man who can change her mind, Ian pulls into town, bringing with him all of the lust, danger, and excitement Savi remembers.

As Ian stirs up old feelings and draws Savi back into memories and passion she’s too weak to fight, he’s also digging up dirt on the man Savi is falling for, doing everything he can to prove that Duncan is not who he seems to be. And Savi, unsure whether she can trust either man, will be forced to decide between rekindling a love that never really burned out and building a new one that looks ready to catch fire.
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Must Read of the Week

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Captured by Jasinda and Jack Wilder

I absolutely loved this follow up to Wounded (on sale for $.99)Captured was beautifully written… an emotional, gut-wrenching romance that drew you in from the very first page. It’s not really a story about war, although the effects of war are woven into the story strongly, it’s a story about finding a second chance at love in spite of the most difficult circumstances. I can’t recommend this book enough, you’ll be adding this to your favorites list, I assure you! Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with the Wilders tomorrow all about Captured!

My review of Captured

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