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VBB Weekly – 10.13.2014

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USA Today HEA blog double interview – Bestselling authors K.A. Tucker and Laura Kaye interview each other on their latest books and the inspiration behind them.

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Exclusive excerpt and giveaway – I’ve got an exclusive excerpt from Stars In Their Eyes, the first full-length novel in the Wrapped Up In Love series by Lauren Blakely. This is a New Adult spinoff series from her New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Caught Up in Love novels.

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Mia Sheridan discussion – On October 15th at 6:00 p.m. CST/ 7:00 p.m. EST, our Vixens reading group is chatting with Mia Sheridan about Becoming Calder and Finding Eden, her most recent, epically romantic releases. Join us!

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Kristen Ashley paranormal & fantasy reading week – I love the month of October and I love Kristen Ashley, so the last week of the month, our Vixens reading group is spending a week reading Kristen Ashley’s paranormal and fantasy novels! Check out the sales below too, because each book in her Ghosts and Reincarnation series is $0.99! Check out the full KA reading orders page.

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Releasing This Week

closer to the edgeShiver: 12 Sexy Tales of Humor & Horror (Available Now)

100% of the proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

The sassy ladies of sexy Romantic Comedy serve up some spooky and spicy Halloween fun. Includes:

  • Bewitched by Daisy Prescott
  • Better The Devil You Know by Belle Aurora
  • Mystery, Mazto Balls, and Moxie by Z.B. Heller
  • Spandex is for Superheros by Ruth Clampett
  • A Halloween Hook-up by Jennie Marts
  • Macabre Magic by L.H. Cosway
  • Candy, Dentures, and Way Too Much Spandex by R.S. Grey
  • Peckers by Liv Morris
  • One Little Bite by C.C. Wood
  • Double Dare by Penny Reid
  • Red Rum by Ashley Pullo
  • Lights Out by Jodie Beau
  • Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber

shame coverReignite (#1 , Extinguish) by JM Darhower (Available Now) 

The moment the short-lived apocalypse came to an end, life returned to normal. Mortals continued on with their oblivious existences while the earth healed and flowers again bloomed, the devastation instantly wiped away. It was as if it had never happened.

But it did.

Luce knows. He’s cursed to remember every moment, forced to live with everything he has done. Suddenly finding himself out of confinement, he’s faced with a decision: where to call “home”. Free will turns out not to be the freedom he expects when the only thing he wants doesn’t know he exists.

Serah woke up with no memory of where she came from or who she was before that moment. Struggling to adapt to the world as a mortal, she’s haunted by a set of bright blue eyes that always seem to be watching her. She can’t shake the feeling that he could be her salvation… if only she can remember him before it’s too late.

Lucifer didn’t fall from Grace alone. He’s not the only angel with a grudge, nor is he the only one fascinated by his beautiful mortal.

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions…

Reading Order: Extinguish ($0.99) | Reignite

shame coverBlind Side of Love by Beth Rinyu (Available Now) 

One summer.

One guy.

One reckless act changed her world forever…..

My life as I knew it began on the day I met Drew Bryant. He taught me that it was okay to not always be perfect, that it was okay to loosen up and have a little fun in life, and that it was okay to fall in love.

My life as I knew it ended on the day I met Drew Bryant. He taught me that giving my heart to someone completely was the most dangerous thing I could ever do, and that the perfect world I was living in didn’t matter anymore without him in it.

But the most important lesson that he taught me? A broken heart turns into a reckless one, and what we feel inside that heart at one particular moment can set our destiny, making us a stronger person, a weaker person, or leading us into a darkness from which we can never escape.

shame coverRuin (#2 , Songs of Corruption) by C.D. Reiss (Oct 14) 

Antonio is a killer. He’s beautiful and educated; a prodigy of a thief and as violent a badass as ever came off the boat from Napoli.

Theresa knows it, but that doesn’t stop her from getting emotionally and physically entangled with him, and this is how, maybe she got it in her head that she can protect him.

But it’s not her job to save him, and she’s just not getting that. Every time she tries to protect him, she practically gets him killed, and the tighter he grips her, the more dangerous she becomes.

It’s almost as if…well, he’d never admit this….but it’s almost as if protecting her the way he does is the one thing he should stop. As if the only way he’s ever going to find a moment’s peace is to just embrace her as a partner, rather than a defenseless creature.

But he’d never do that. Not this violent badass.

WARNING: This book contains delicious sex scenes with a hot man dirty-talking in Italian; women handling firearms and explosives; and scenes of violence with a crystal Virgin Mary cigarette lighter.

Reading Order: Spin ($0.99) | Ruin

shame coverRedeemed (#12 , House of Night) by PC Cast (Oct 14) 

Zoey Redbird is in trouble. Having released the Seer Stone to Aphrodite, and surrendered herself to the Tulsa Police, she has isolated herself from her friends and mentors, determined to face the punishment she deserves—even if that means her body will reject the change, and begin to die. Only the love of those closest to her can save her from the Darkness in her spirit; but a terrible evil has emerged from the shadows, more powerful than ever…

Neferet has finally made herself known to mortals. Crowning herself a Dark Goddess, she is evil unleashed and is enslaving the citizens of Tulsa. The vampyres of the House of Night have banded with the police, and are gathering every last resource they have, but they know that no single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish her—unless that vampyre has the power to summon the elements as well as the ability to wield Old Magick. Only Zoey is heir to such power…but because of the consequences of using Old Magick, she is unable to help.

In the final novel in the House of Night series, an epic battle of Light versus Darkness will decide who is redeemed…and who is forever lost.

This is the final installment in the series, which should be read in order.  See reading order here.

shame coverSublime by Christina Lauren (Oct 14) 

True love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion from New York Times bestselling duo Christina Lauren, authors of Beautiful Bastard. Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of Shatter Me calls Sublime “a beautiful, haunting read.”

When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.

Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life–and her death–neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…

the rental coverAlex (#1, Cold Fury Hockey) by Sawyer Bennett (Oct 14) 

Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn’t afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn’t so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves.

As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people—like Alex, who’s been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team’s effort to clean up his image. What she doesn’t expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn’t one to cross professional boundaries—and besides, Alex doesn’t do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex’s bad-boy façade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.

Alex is the first book in a new series.

the rental coverLeaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Oct 14)

Throughout her blockbuster career, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters, riveting plots, and rich prose, brilliantly creating stories that “not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us” (The Boston Globe). Now, in her highly anticipated new novel, she has delivered her most affecting work yet—a book unlike anything she’s written before.

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.

Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, only to later doubt her gifts, and Virgil Stanhope, the jaded private detective who’d originally investigated Alice’s case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.

As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.

This is a standalone novel.

the rental coverI Love How You Love Me (#13, Sullivans) by Bella Andre (Oct 15)

Dylan Sullivan, a renowned boat builder, has spent his entire life sailing around the world. But while he’s always enjoyed the freedom of the ocean, when Grace Adrian shows up at his Seattle boathouse to interview him for a magazine, it’s love at first sight. Love for both Grace and her ten-month-old son, Mason, with whom Dylan has an immediate bond. And every moment they spend together makes Dylan more and more certain that a love like theirs is worth risking everything for.

A year and a half ago, Grace’s entire world turned upside down. Not only did she learn that she was pregnant, she also found out that she was nothing but a dirty little secret to her boyfriend and his elite Washington D.C. family. Since then, Grace has been rebuilding her life in Seattle, giving one hundred percent of her attention to her son and her freelance writing career. Believing she can never risk her heart—or her son’s—again, especially to a man like Dylan who could sail away at any moment, Grace tries desperately to guard her heart from the charismatic and sexy sailor.

For as sweet and protective as Dylan is during the day, at night when one incredibly hot kiss turns into so much more, Grace simply can’t find a way to keep from tumbling into his arms again and again. But can she ever learn to trust in love again?

Each book can be read as a standalone. For full series reading order, see here.

the rental coverLeft Behind by Vi Keeland and Dylan Scott (Oct 15)

Two stories so deeply intertwined, you’ll think you know how they intersect…but you’ll be wrong….

Zack Martin
The day I met Emily Bennett my whole world changed. Sure, we were just kids, but I was old enough to know my life would never be the same. She was my best friend. My destiny. My fate. I wasn’t wrong…I just didn’t know how twisted fate could be.

Nikki Fallon
After the death of my mother, moving from my dark and dreary trailer park to sunny California, I was focused on one thing – finding a sister I’d only just learned existed. Falling in love with him wasn’t part of the plan. But he filled a void I never knew was possible to fill. He had to be my fate. My destiny. Until the day I finally found out who my sister was…and how twisted fate could be.

the rental coverMr. Beautiful (#4, Up In The Air) by R.K. Lilley (Oct 15)

From R.K. Lilley’s blog: Mr. Beautiful will be a male point-of-view novel for the Up in the Air series that tells the story of James, and Stephan, and their unwavering love of a woman that would make the two men family. Follow all of the characters from the Up in the Air universe in the years after the trilogy, with POVs from James, Stephan, Frankie, Tristan, and Akira.

Reading Order: In Flight | Mile High | Grounded | Mr. Beautiful

 

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Must Read of the Week

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

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I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. Poetic and powerful, moving and real. It’s the kind of novel that fills you up with the potency of all the carefully chosen words, and the honesty of all the heartfelt emotions it skillfully evokes. Creatively and superbly written, this is a story of a girl who deals with love and loss during a time where everything seems bigger than the world itself. When Lennie’s big sister, Bailey dies suddenly, she struggles to process a whole turmoil of feelings. She unexpectedly finds comfort with her sister’s boyfriend, Toby… who seems to understand her like no other. And then she meets Joe Fontaine. So alive, with a smile that lights up an entire room and sends her heart aflutter. Lennie works to process her grief, her feelings towards both boys, her guilt, her sadness and so much more. It’s an unforgettable, beautiful story. 6 stars!

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