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VBB Weekly – 08.25.2014

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This last week was a particularly crazy week! There is lots that happened and lots coming up! Here’s a quick recap of some of what went down on the blog:

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I’ve read some great books recently too. Loved Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid, which will be out this week on the 28th. It’s a standalone romance that’s quirky and original with wonderfully deep character development and a hero that makes me swoon big time. Also listening to the Violet Eden books on Audible. These are paranormal romance books by Jessica Shirvington and I am so damn hooked!!! Half the time, I don’t know whether to read what I’ve got going on my Kindle or just listen to these on Audible all day long! The first book is called Embrace. Check out the Epic Paranormals page for reading order and other PNR recommendations.

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Elicit-by-Rachel-Van-DykenBlack Lies by Alessandra Torre (Aug 25) – Brant: Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for 3 years. Has proposed 4 times. Been rejected 4 times.

Lee: Cuts grass when he’s not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his cock. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not.

Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails.

If you think you’ve heard this story before, trust me – you haven’t.
scorned coverPermanent Bliss (#3.5, Bliss) by BJ Harvey (Aug 25) – Makenna Lewis never thought she would be the one walking down the aisle to marry her superhero. But then again, she hadn’t expected Daniel Winters to crash into her life and tilt her world off its axis two years earlier. As they celebrate their last days of singledom, they find themselves battling over the guest list, managing the in-laws, and dealing with last minute disasters that threaten to disrupt their special day. 

In true Bliss fashion, we’ll see freak-outs, awkward situations, hilarity, drama, and cringe-worthy moments as Mac and Daniel prepare for one of the most important days of their lives. Join the Bliss gang as they watch two of their own walk down the aisle and conclude their happily ever after. 

This companion novella follows on from the end of True Bliss and will lead into Finding Bliss – Noah ‘Walking Dildo’ Taylor’s story.
Reading Order: Temporary Bliss ($0.99) | True Bliss ($0.99) | Blissful Surrender | Permanent Bliss ($0.99)

scorned coverGet Me (#6, Keatyn Chronicles) by Jillian Dodd (Aug 25) – Will Keatyn get her life back?

And if she does, which life will she choose?

This is the 6th and final book in the series.

Reading Order: Stalk Me (FREE) | Kiss Me ($0.99) | Date Me ($0.99) | Love Me ($0.99) | Adore Me (novella) ($0.99)  | Hate Me ($0.99) | Get Me

captured coverEyes of the Woods by Eden Fierce (Aug 25) – Eris Helgren knew her life was about to end. A daughter of the Priory—a generations-old family who protect their territories from nightwalkers—Eris was strong and independent. But on her birthday, her father would announce her betrothal. A year later, she would be forced to marry.What Eris didn’t know was that the very monsters she hunted were watching her, and that being tamed wasn’t what would kill her after all.

In a land where the woods were forbidden and the laws meant life, Eris will have to make a decision that could bring peace between enemies, or war among friends.

The Write Stuff by Tiffany King (Aug 25) – Twenty-two-year-old historical romance writer Nicole Blake, or N.S. Blake to her readers, hasn’t taken an official poll, mind you, but she is convinced she may be the only romance author on the planet who is still a card-carrying member of the virgin club.Not that she hasn’t tried to end her membership. Life just keeps finding pesky ways to interfere. With no prospects on the horizon, Nicole begins to feel like the closest she will ever get to experiencing a man is within her own stories.

Opportunity presents itself in the form of hot-as-sin-on-a-lollipop-stick bartender/premed student Alec Petropoulos, who agrees to be the cover model for her upcoming book. Sparks fly instantly between them, and Nicole begins to entertain the possibility that she’s finally found the right guy to hand over her tattered V-card. Alec has all the makings for a perfect one-night-stand candidate except, much to Nicole’s surprise, he seems to be the only man in existence not interested in bagging a virgin.

Stuck between a rock and a stubborn male, what’s a virgin to do? Seduce him, of course. How hard could it be? If it works for the characters in her stories, why wouldn’t it work for her? After all, what happens under the cover…stays under the cover.

Vanquish (#2, Deliver) by Pam Godwin (Aug 25) – Her life is like a prison cell. A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside. Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe. He belongs in a prison cell. The 6×8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside. But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.

And he just found a sexy new toy.

Reading OrderDeliver | Vanquish

Turn on a Dime – Kade’s Turn (#4.5, Kathleen Turner series) by Tiffany Snow (Aug 25) – It only takes a second, a fraction of a second, to forever change your life. That moment happened to me years ago. I did something you can’t take back, and I’d do it again. It’s a secret I’ll take to my grave—which is probably sooner rather than later—and that’s okay. I live with my choices.

Three things I’ve learned—bad things happen to good people, life isn’t fair, and the bad guy doesn’t get the girl. And I’m most definitely the bad guy. I’ve always made my own decisions. I’ve never apologized for them, and I never will. Regret is an emotion I’ve never had to face. Until now. Until her. 

She once told me that what I did, killing people for a living, wasn’t good for my soul. I told her I was beyond saving. The truth is that I’m not worth saving. Not anymore. But when I look in her eyes, I wish I was the man she deserves, the man she loves. 

My brother.
Kade’s Turn is a companion novel to book two of The Kathleen Turner Series: Turn to Me and is not meant to be read as a standalone novel. It is strongly recommended to read Turn to Me prior to Kade’s Turn.

Reading Order:  No Turning Back | Turn on a Dime – Blane’s Turn (novella) | Turn to Me | Turning Point | Out of Turn | Turn on a Dime – Kade’s Turn (novella) | Point of No Return

unnamed (2)On the Record (#2, Record) by K.A. Linde (Aug 26) – For political reporter Liz Dougherty, election day—a day of looking toward the future and saying goodbye to the past—seems like a fitting time to start a new relationship. But feelings for her former flame still linger…

The sexy second book in bestselling author K.A. Linde’s Record series decides whether it’s better to pick up the pieces and move on…or to pick up right where you left off.

Reading OrderOff the Record | On the Record | For the Record

Suddenly Royal (#3, Suddenly) by Nichole Chase (Aug 26) – Maxwell Jameson Trevor, prince of Lilaria, hates his royal role. Despising the limelight, he takes solace in his art studio and steers clear of any drama. But when one of the newly discovered royals passes away, Maxwell’s brother Alex asks him to break the news to the old man’s granddaughter. Though he hates to be the bearer of doom and gloom, he doesn’t want the poor girl to find out from the tabloids. For Maxwell knows all too well how devastating that could be.

Coming from a broken home and modest background, newly ordained Lady Meredith Thysmer has seized her chance to make a better life for herself and her son. She’s not afraid to use her best assets to get what she wants. But when the unpretentious yet devastatingly handsome Max delivers his news, her plans for the future come crashing to a halt. In the challenging days ahead, Max’s compassion, humor, and steadfast loyalty to Meredith and her son win her over. She quickly finds herself doing something she swore would never happen again: falling in love. And yet Maxwell still refuses to completely drop his guard. Somehow Meredith’s got to find a way to seduce this reluctant royal.

Reading OrderSuddenly Royal | Recklessly Royal | Reluctantly Royal

Unborn (#1, Unborn) by Amber Lynn Natusch (Aug 26) – Khara has spent centuries discovering everything about the Underworld―except her place in it. But when she’s ripped from her home, solving the riddle of her origins becomes more important than ever. With evil stalking her through the dark alleys of Detroit, she finds salvation from an unlikely source: a group of immortal warriors sworn to protect the city. Khara needs their help to unravel the tangled secrets of who and what she is—secrets many seem willing to kill for. But time is running out, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer necessity binds her to an arrogant fallen angel.

Can their shaky alliance withstand that which threatens her, or will her soul fall victim to the unholy forces that hunt her―those that seek the Unborn?
Rival (#2, Fall Away) by Penelope Douglas (Aug 26) – Madoc and Fallon. Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war…

She’s back. For the two years she’s been away at boarding school, there was no word from her. Back when we lived in the same house, she used to cut me down during the day and then leave her door open for me at night. I was stupid then, but now I’m ready to beat her at her own game…

I’m back.

Two years and I can tell he still wants me, even if he acts like he’s better than me. But I won’t be scared away. Or pushed down. I’ll call his bluff and fight back. That’s what he wants, right? As long as I keep my guard up, he’ll never know how much he affects me….
Reading Order: Bully | Until You (novella) | Rival | Falling Away
captured coverDante’s Fire by Jennifer Probst (Aug 26) – It’s time to meet a new kind of hero…
Dante Stark has a dark secret–a legacy left to him by his father which is both a blessing and a curse. A traumatic experience as a small boy gave him special powers of healing, but it comes with a price. Destined to wander the world alone to heal others, he’s accepted his fate. Until Selina Rogers forces him to confront his deepest fears, erotic desires, and question his capacity to love. 

Selina Rogers has made a name for herself at Inferno Enterprises. She’s tough, confident and prepared to succeed. She’s also built a world she believes is safe, until she’s attacked and then saved by a masked stranger. As he helps her heal physically and emotionally, she becomes fascinated by his overwhelming power and gentle touch. Determined to show Dante the love he’s been denying himself, Selina surrenders her heart, and dreams of a future with the mysterious man who completes her. 

But will his dark legacy destroy them…or save them both…

i want it that wayI Want it that Way (#1, 2B Trilogy) by Ann Aguirre (Aug 26) – Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she’s determined to make them come true. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, dating’s the last thing on her mind. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….

Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can’t risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, the last thing he wants is noisy students living in the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia’s and Ty’s paths cross, and soon they can’t stay away from each other.

The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can’t know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.

Can be read as a standalone.

Reading OrderI Want It That Way | As Long As You Love Me | The Shape of My Heart

dangerous boys coverReasonable Doubt Volume 3  by Whitney Garcia (Aug 26) – I hate him…

I hate that I fell in love with him, I hate that he didn’t love me back, and I hate the fact that I just made a life-altering decision just so I could get the hell away from him. 

He’d always said that he was unchangeable, heartless, and cold… 

I really should’ve believed him…

This is the final book in the Reasonable Doubt series.

Reading Order: Volume 1 ($0.99) | Volume 2 ($0.99)

beauty and the mustache coverBeauty and the Mustache (#4, Knitting in the City) by Penny Reid (Aug 28) – There are three things you need to know about Ashley Winston: 1) She has six brothers and they all have beards, 2) She is a reader, and 3) She knows how to knit. 

Former beauty queen, Ashley Winston’s preferred coping strategy is escapism. She escaped her Tennessee small town, loathsome father, and six brothers eight years ago. Now she escapes life daily via her Amazon kindle one-click addiction. However, when a family tragedy forces her to return home, Ashley can’t escape the notice of Drew Runous— local Game Warden, bear wrestler, philosopher, and everyone’s favorite guy. Drew’s irksome philosophizing in particular makes Ashley want to run for the skyscrapers, especially since he can’t seem to keep his exasperating opinions— or his soulful poetry, steadfast support, and delightful hands— to himself. Pretty soon the girl who wanted nothing more than the escape of the big city finds she’s lost her heart in small town Tennessee.
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dangerous boys coverGuardian by Courtney Cole (Aug 28) – Have you ever had shivers run down your spine for no apparent reason or felt like someone was watching you, even though you were alone?

Whitney has. Weeks after her dad died in a drowning accident, sixteen year old Whitney Lane is afraid she might be going crazy, just like her mom. She saw shadows moving along walls, whisperings around corners and blurs of motion from the corner of her eye. But whenever she looked, there was never anything there.

Until one day, there was.

 

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Loved this story about a woman who comes home to be with her sick mother after being gone for eight years. She returns to see how much has changed with her six brothers, whom she had been enstranged from, realizing she had missed so much. She also meets Drew, a Viking-looking quiet, intelligent man who seems to be close to her family in a way she can’t figure out, all the while unsettling her in ways she never expected.

Loved the story. Loved the writing. Loved the character depth and originality!

 

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