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VBB Weekly – 11.17.2014

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New Fifty Shades trailer – Did you guys watch this on repeat a few gazillion times like me?! YES! I am in full countdown mode until Valentine’s Day 2015 when the film debuts! Stay tuned to Vilma’s Book Blog too in the coming months as I’ll have some special treats planned for you as part of the #OfficialFifty program! See the trailer below… just one more time….

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New to Pre-order: Thoughtful by S.C. Stephens – Yes, Kellan is back in a novel that gives us Thoughtless from Kellan’s POV.

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In Thoughtless, Kiera told her story. Now it’s time to hear from the sexy rock star who captivated us all . . .

THOUGHTFUL.

The only place Kellan Kyle has ever felt at home is onstage. Gripping his guitar in a darkened bar, he can forget his painful past. These days his life revolves around three things: music, his bandmates, and hot hookups. Until one woman changes everything . . .

Kiera is the kind of girl Kellan has no business wanting-smart, sweet, and dating his best friend. Certain he could never be worthy of her love, he hides his growing attraction . . . until Kiera’s own tormented heart hints that his feelings might not be one-sided. Now, no matter the consequences, Kellan is sure of one thing-he won’t let Kiera go without a fight.

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Karina Halle Chat: Tonight!!! We are chatting with author Karina Halle tonight as we close Mateo Mondays with a group discussion in the Vixens reading group! Join us at 8:00 p.m. CST/ 9:00 p.m. EST!

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Releasing This Week

sessionsSessions (#1, The Sex Shrink of Seattle) by Kailin Gow (Available Now) – 99¢ new release

I’m Mark Sessions, Dr. of Psychology, Sex Therapist and Former Mr. Body, also an entrrpreneur who made millions from owning a health supplement company. I have a practice in Seattle where I am a therapist. They call me the Sex Shrink of Seattle. Women call me Sex on Legs. I’m an expert on sex because I get plenty of it, and I know a whole lot about it. I’m also on TV as an expert on sex therapy when the whole Fifty Shades thing became big so now my business is exploding with women wanting to learn how to break free of being prudes. Problem is, I’m in a rut myself. It’s not exciting for me anymore, until SHE walked through my door and propped herself down on my sofa. Who knew SHE would be taking lessons from me, but she is, and now she may be the one teaching me a thing or two. 

This is the first book in a new series.

sessionsLOL 2 Romantic Comedy Anthology (Available Now) – 99¢ new release

Readers loved the first anthology, so here’s the second issue of LOL! You’ll love these shorts or novellas of 30-50 pages each, with satisfying, romantic endings and not a cliffhanger in sight.Saving the Cake – Victoria Wessex

  • Sofie and the Movie Star – Rachel Schurig
  • A Sweet Affair – Elle Casey
  • Just Can’t Forget You – Gretchen Galway
  • Sweet as Cake – Caitie Quinn
  • Take the Cake and Run – Daisy Prescott
  • Alwaysland – Blair Babylon
  • Crime & Cake – N.M. Silber
  • Randomly Ever After – Julia Kent
  • Then We Kissed – Juliet Spenser

Nov-18

Captivated by You (#4, Crossfire) by Sylvia Day (Nov 18)

Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.

The vows we’d exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear.

At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we’d worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we’d had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream…

This is the fourth book in the Crossfire series which should be read in order.

Reading Order: Bared to You | Reflected in You | Entwined with You (Review) | Captivated by You | Final book TBD

Nov-18

Wild (#3, Ivy Chronicles) by Sophie Jordan (Nov 18)

A good girl goes fabulously bad in the final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series, in which three Ivy League suite-mates seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go.

Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of sexual adventure at the secret campus kink club?

In the shadowy den of the kink club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to sexual experience. Now he’s telling her to go home—“good girls” don’t belong here!

Georgia is tired of having others define her. She’s going to teach Logan a lesson he won’t forget—one white hot, mind-wrecking kiss . . . that leads to another . . . and another . . . and. . . . Realizing she’s way in over her head, Georgia runs.

Only Logan won’t let her go. Everywhere she goes he’s there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other.

Reading Order: Foreplay | Tease 99¢ | Wild

Nov-18

For the Record (#3, Record) by K.A. Linde (Nov 18)

With Congressman Brady Maxwell up for reelection and journalist Liz Dougherty about to graduate into a promising career, the ambitious couple’s future is brighter than ever. They share a passion for their work…and for each other. But when Brady holds a press conference to officially introduce Liz as his girlfriend, reporters hungry for a scandal bombard her. Now, her every move is under a vicious magnifying glass, and her life feels like it’s falling apart.

On the road to reelection, the passionate bond between the congressman and the journalist gets tested at every stop. Threatened by shameless media sensationalism and jealous exes, Brady and Liz now have to learn to trust each other despite what they read in the papers.

In the finale to USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s sexy Record trilogy, Liz and Brady may be setting off fireworks along the campaign trail, but can their love transcend politics as usual?

Reading Order: On the Record $1.99| Off the Record $1.99 | For the Record

Nov-18

Ella and Micha: Infinitely and Always by Jessica Sorensen (Nov 18) – 99¢ new release

After five years of marriage, Ella couldn’t be happier. Her job is great. Her marriage is amazing. But when she receives some surprising news, her world is turned upside down.

Micha loves being a musician, but being on the road, and away from Ella, is difficult. When the industry begins to put pressure on him to change his image, he makes a choice; one he fears is going to drastically change Ella’s and his future forever. That is until he learns Ella has a secret, one that makes his career choice seem hugely insignificant.

Reading Order: The Prelude of Ella and Micha (novella) 99¢ | The Secret of Ella and Micha | The Forever of Ella and Micha | The Temptation of Lila and Ethan | The Ever After of Ella and Micha | Lila and Ethan: Forever and Always (novella) | Ella and Micha: Infinitely and Always (novella) 99¢

Nov-18I Belong to You by Lisa Renee Jones (Nov 18)

Master…

Being that person, that man, is how I define myself, how I allow the rest of the world to define me as well. And now, with a terrible loss shredding me inside out and someone trying to destroy my family to punish me, control is more important than ever. It is everything. It is what I need. It is all I need. Or maybe I just need…her.

Silent Night one night (#4 Night Songs Collection) by Kristen Strassel (Nov 18) – 99¢ new release

This Christmas isn’t about celebration for eighteen-year-old Kyndra, it’s about survival. Grieving the loss of her grandmother and struggling with the indifference of her family, Kyndra now splits her time between her dead-end mall job, her junkie ex-boyfriend’s bed, and the streets. Longing to be close to her grandmother one more time, she wanders into Christmas Eve mass and prays she’ll find the place she belongs. Home.

Aidan isn’t ready to let go of the past either, even though he’s had nearly three hundred years to do it. He chronicles the search for the reincarnation of his beloved wife as the vampire romance author Allison Duprois. Aidan knows the wife he mourns is out there, but fears writing their story is as close as he will get to her.

At Christmas Eve mass, he finally finds her. Alone, with no place to go.

Aidan brings Kyndra into his home, and gives her the safety, comfort and love she longs for. Though he gives her second chances she never thought she’d have, Kyndra still can’t get over Aidan’s mysterious past. Not to mention that he claims that he’s a vampire. Life alone on the streets is dangerous enough without handing her trust and love to the wrong person. Can Aidan break through the walls around Kyndra’s hardened heart to convince her that she belongs with him, forever?

This is the fourth book in this rock star vampire series.

Reading Order: Because the Night 99¢ | Night Moves | We Own the NightSilent Night 99¢

SKIP TO THE GOOD PARTSSkip to the Good Part: 20 Authors Reveal Their Steamiest Scenes (Nov 20) – 99¢ new release

Offers face-fanning romance and tie-me-up sizzle (and everything in between) from top authors including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers.

The collection features a British alpha who wants to turn a good girl bad, a woman realizing her impetuous marriage to a stripper isn’t all bad, a bad boy boxer who could use a large dose of sexual healing, a carnie who has found new and inventive uses for fun house mirrors, and a rocker who wants to woo the girl who got away: his high school sweetheart.

Read 20 of the best steamy scenes in contemporary romance and erotic romance today. This 250-page collection will get your blood pumping, your heart racing, and your skin tingling—you’re sure to discover a new favorite.

Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00013]Shiver by CM Foss (Nov 22)

This is a love story.

This is a romantic story.

Except bananas. Bananas are never romantic.

Lissa was a twenty-year-old girl trying to make it in the equestrian world. She was sassy and smart, strong and a little weird. And she had no idea what she was doing.

Ethan was twenty-seven, tattooed, tall, dark, and hot. And lugging some baggage. He’d already made it in the business and brought Lissa on to help get her on her feet. And it turned out, he liked a little weird.

Ethan made it clear that he wasn’t in the market for a relationship. Lissa was happy to learn the ropes and push her attraction aside.

But how do you draw the line when every touch makes you…shiver?

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