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VBB Weekly – 12.01.2014

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Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I don’t know about you, but I was reeling with all the crazy, insane book sales! Check out the sales list section below for the latest #OneClickWonders.

  • Get Your Merry On! Holiday Giveaway – Tis the season for giving and I’ve teamed up with The Rock Stars of Romance and Angie & Jessica’s Dreamy Reads for the second year in a row to put together our super-fun holiday giveaway!!! This is coming later on today, so stay tuned!!!

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Releasing This Week

The Unimaginable by Dina Silver (Available Now)
★ VBB Romantic Suspense Recommendation ★

From the author of One Pink Line comes a story about letting go of the past and finding bravery in the depths of fear. Set on the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand and the rough waters of the Indian Ocean, The Unimaginable paints a vivid portrait of a young woman on a journey to find herself—and her harrowing fight for survival.

After twenty-eight years of playing by the rules, Jessica Gregory moves from her small Indiana town to Phuket, Thailand. But her newfound routine is upended with the arrival of Grant Flynn, a captivating, elusive man who is sailing around the world while trying to move on from a past tragedy. Jessica volunteers to help crew Grant’s boat, Imagine, on a passage across the Indian Ocean and finds herself falling in love with him as the voyage gets underway. But when disaster strikes, Jessica must summon her courage as the crew is confronted by unspeakable terrors—and, aboard a boat named for such promise, comes the unimaginable.

This is a standalone romantic suspense novel.

Read my review.

writing a wrong coverWriting a Wrong by Tiffany King (Available Now)

From USA Today Bestselling author, Tiffany King, comes the continuing story of Nicole and Alec.

What comes next, once your happily ever after has been written?

Real life.

Nicole and Alec are doing their best to live the HEA she’s been dreaming for and writing about in her books. The problem is she’s been coping with her newly achieved success as an author and the responsibilities that are transitioning her away from the introverted life she prefers. He’s neck deep in medical school and stuck at work almost every waking hour.

Something’s got to give.

Sometimes, what looks like happily ever after from the start can become something entirely different on the other side.

Finding time together can be a challenge, but Nicole and Alec seem to have things figured out. That is, until Nicole’s publisher sends her on an extended book tour for her upcoming release, putting an unexpected strain on their relationship. When Alec begins hanging out with his ex, who also happens to be the mother of his little girl, Nicole can’t help feeling that maybe her ever after is about to turn into a never mind.
Things turn from bad to worse when Nicole is faced with what she perceives as betrayal, leaving the door open to Greg, her new public relations rep who is more than willing to offer up a shoulder to dump her woes on. Betrayal can be a two-way street and Nicole must now decide which way the story goes from here.

Writing a happily ever after was so much easier than actually living one…

This is the second book in the series, a continuation of the same couple.

Reading Order: The Write Stuff FREE | Writing a Wrong 99¢

once upon a timeOnce Upon A Time (#1, Fairy Tales Are For Morons) by SK Hartley (Available Now)

I don’t believe in fairy tales.
I don’t believe in glass slippers.
I don’t believe in Prince-Freaking-Charming.

Cinderella can kiss my ass.

I kiss frogs, sometimes even toads.
I’ve given up on meeting Mr. Right, instead it seems all I meet is Mr. Wrong, Mr. Very-Wrong and even, Mr. Lets-Not-Even-Go-There.

Fairy tales are for morons.

Well, that’s what I thought until Gabriel Black barged through my life, turning everything upside down.
He’s hot, sexy and little rough around the edges.
But, he’s hiding something, something deep. I can feel it, taste it and smell it.

Now I’m left wondering if he’s my Prince Charming or my fairy tale villain.
Will I ride away safely into the night, dreaming of happily ever afters?
Or, will I stumble and fall in ridiculously high heels only meant for women with a death wish?

Once Upon A Time…
I met Gabriel Black.

This is the first book in the series, but can be read as a standalone.

Dirty Secret (#1, Burke Brothers) by Emma Hart (Available Now)
★ VBB Rock Star Romance Recommendation ★

Conner Burke never expected Sofie Callahan to come back.

Where she’s been for the last two and half years is a mystery, and so is the reason she left in the first place. Now, though, she’s back in their hometown of Shelton Bay, South Carolina, at the same time Conner’s band Dirty B. is home on a tour break.

Sofie Callahan has spent the months since her father’s death avoiding anything to do with her hometown. But with her brother in Afghanistan, she has no choice but to return and sort out her father’s house, even if it means facing the boy she fell in love with and revealing the reason she left.

Conner has questions, and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, Sofie has to start answering them. Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain: Sofie’s daughter will change everything.

This is the first in the rock star romance series, but can be read as a standalone.

Reading Order: Dirty Secret | Dirty Past

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Ryley’s Revengeryley's revenge cover gloves off (Gloves Off) by LP Dover (Available Now)

One girl.
Three fighters.
Two of them want her, but one wants his revenge.

**Jealousy runs deep in this STEAMY, romantic suspense novel by NYT and USA TODAY Bestselling author, L.P. Dover. Find out what happens in the highly anticipated conclusion to Ryley’s story.**

UFC Middleweight fighter, Ryley Jameson, swore it would never happen again. He was done with his ex, and over the pain she’d inflicted when she left him. At least, that’s what he tells people. Maybe if he says it enough, he’ll begin to believe it himself.

Regretting her decision to let Ryley go, Ashleigh Warren comes back into town and confronts him. Holding only one secret back, she puts the rest on the line and asks for a second chance. Too bad he’s not going to let her off easy.

Camden Jameson loves his twin brother, but his jealousy runs deep. They may be identical in looks, but that’s where the similarities end. When Ashleigh comes back into Ryley’s life, Camden has the perfect opportunity for revenge. Two birds, one stone. A journey to the Dark Side affects them all, but only one will truly get their revenge. Only one will come out on top.

Reading Order: A Fighter’s Desire – Part 1 99¢ | A Fighter’s Desire – Part 2 99¢Tyler’s Undoing 99¢ | Ryley’s Revenge 99¢ | Paxton’s Promise | Camden’s Redemption

Forever With Meforever with me cover (#8, With Me In Seattle) by Kristen Proby (Dec 02)

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the With Me in Seattle Series comes the end of a saga…

Dominic Salvatore seemingly has everything a man could want. He’s found a new relationship with his father and the entire Montgomery family. His vineyard, Coppa di Vita, is a success. There’s only one thing that eludes him: a certain driven, intelligent, sexy as hell blonde named Alecia.

Alecia works tirelessly building her event planning business. It’s the most important part of her life. Despite the beautiful, lavish weddings she organizes, Alecia is convinced that the idea of true love is a myth. While Dominic is a sexy, intriguing man, welcoming the handsome Italian into her bed, and her life, is a risk she’s not so sure she’s willing to take.

However Dominic isn’t used to taking no for an answer, and it’s not long before these two are burning up the sheets and discovering a connection that neither can deny. But will it be strong enough to last forever?

“I’m going to eventually make you understand how amazing you are, tesoro.” – Dominic Salvatore

This is the eighth book in this contemporary romance series, but each can be read as a standalone.

Reading Order: Come Away With Me FREE | Under The Mistletoe With Me (novella) | Fight With MePlay With Me | Rock With Me | Safe With Me | Tied With Me | Breathe With Me (Review) | Forever With Me

Dec-02

You Were Mine (#8, Rosemary Beach) by Abbi Glines (Dec 02)

Gossip is the ultimate currency in Rosemary Beach, but Bethy and Tripp have managed to keep one big secret to themselves.

Eight years ago, Tripp Newark was dating a rich girl he didn’t like and was on his way to Yale—and a future he didn’t want. The only way he could escape his predictable life would be to give up the money and power that came with his family’s name. And that’s exactly what he planned to do. At the end of the summer, he was going to ride off on his Harley and never look back.

That was before he met Beth Lowry.

It was only supposed to be a summer fling. She was a sixteen-year-old trailer-park girl who served drinks to his friends at Kerrington Country Club. They didn’t run in the same social circles. No one even knew they were friends, let alone lovers. Yet, for one summer, Bethy became his entire world.

But he couldn’t give up on his plan. He needed to leave Rosemary Beach, but he vowed he would come back for her.

Problem was, by the time he came back—years later than promised—it was too late. His cousin, Jace, had already claimed the woman he loved…

Reading Order: Fallen Too Far (Rush + Blaire) (Review) | Never Too Far (Rush + Blaire) (Review) | Twisted Perfection (Wood + Della) (Review) | Forever Too Far (Rush + Blaire) (Review) | Rush Too Far (Rush + Blaire) (Review)| Simple Perfection (Woods + Della) (Review) | Take A Chance (Grant + Harlow) (Review) | One More Chance (Grant + Harlow) (Review) | You Were Mine (Tripp + Bethy ) | Kiro’s Emily (Kiro + Emily) | When I’m Gone (Mase + Reese) | When You’re Back (Mase + Reese)

Dec-02

Owning Violet (#1, The Fowler Sisters) by Monica Murphy (Dec 02)

New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy begins a sexy new contemporary romance series—perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase—that introduces three sisters born to wealth, raised to succeed, ready to love, destined to make waves.

I’ve moved through life doing what’s expected of me. I’m the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family’s business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I.

Until he got a promotion and left me in the dust. Maybe it’s for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me. He too has an overwhelming thirst for success, just like Zachary—perhaps even more so. He’s also ruthless. And mysterious. I know nothing about Ryder McKay beyond that he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.

One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch . . . and I’m hooked. Ryder’s like a powerful drug, and I’m an addict who doesn’t want to be cured. He tells me his intentions aren’t pure, and I believe him. For once, I don’t care. I’m willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart. My soul.

My everything.

Read my review.

Reading OrderOwning Violet | Stealing Rose

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Dec-02

Ready or Not (#4, Ready) by JL Berg (Dec 02)

Born into wealth and privilege, free-spirited Liv Prescott left it all behind when she realized there was more to life than living off of trust funds and barely skating by. Since then, she’s worked and fought for everything she’s earned and never looked back at the world or the family she left behind.

Jackson Reid is starting over with a new job in a brand new city. A single father to his son Noah, he hopes the change will help strengthen the bond that has seemed to suffer since puberty reared its ugly head. What he hadn’t planned on was Liv—his exotic next-door neighbor who drives him insane with her wild, new age lifestyle, but still manages to leave him aching for more.

As challenges arise and feelings intensify, will these neighbors be able to look past their differences and find a middle ground? When love comes knocking, will they be ready, or not?

This is the fourth book in the series.

Reading Order: 99¢ BOXED SET, BOOKS 1 – 3 including: When You’re Ready, Never Been Ready, Ready For You | Ready or Not

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Dec-02

Mai Tai’d Up (#4, The Cocktail Series) by Alice Clayton (Dec-02)

Looking for the perfect mix of smart, sexy, and sassy? Mai Tai’d Up continues New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton’s Cocktail series, which began with Wallbanger and continued with Rusty Nailed and Screwdrivered.

The gossip mill in the seaside community of Monterey is churning about Chloe Patterson, the newcomer who is starting a sanctuary for rescued pit bulls. It’s rumored that she’s a former beauty queen (true) who ditched her fiancé the morning of their wedding (also true). And that while she’s not looking for a new man, the good-looking local veterinarian has his eye on her. Absolutely, positively true.

When Lucas Campbell isn’t at the family veterinary clinic, he’s paddle boarding in Monterey Bay. Recently single, he’s definitely not in the market for a new relationship, but he still can’t resist taking a second, third, and fourth look at the recent arrival of Miss Golden State.

Neither Lucas nor Chloe has any interest in being tied down. Being tied up, however—now there’s a thought. But are a few Mai Tais, a moonlit night, and the music of Frank Sinatra enough to allow them both to forget their past? Let’s hope Ol’ Blue Eyes knows what he’s doing.

Mix one part tiki, one part kinky, and a splash of old black magic matchmaking, and it’s time to be . . . Mai Tai’d Up.

Reading Order: Wallbanger $2.99| Rusty Nailed $2.00| Screwdrivered | Mai Tai’d Up | Last Call

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easy virtueEasy Virtue (#1, Virtue) by Mia Asher (Dec-02)
★ VBB Erotic Romance Recommendation ★

Love is selfish…

My name is Blaire.
I’m the bad girl.
The other woman.
The one who never gets the guy in the end.

I’m the gold digger.
The bitch.
The one no one roots for.
The one you love to hate.

I hate myself too…

Everyone has a story. Are you ready for mine?

This is the first in the erotic romance series that should be read in order.

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presently perfectPresently Perfect by Alison G. Bailey (Dec-04)

Perfection is an illusion fueled by the perception of others.

Tweet was my heart, my soul, and my purpose.

She was my everything.

Neither of us were perfect. We both made mistakes. Looking back, that was okay, because every choice brought us to where we needed to be at the time we needed to be there. The one constant, our love and friendship.

There are two sides to every story and I wouldn’t trade our sides for anything in the world.

Reading Order: Present Perfect | Past ImperfectPresently Perfect

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You and Everything Afteryou and everything after by Ginger Scott (Dec-05)

I’m that teenaged girl who has MS. You haven’t met me, but you’ve seen me around. You probably know my sister. We’re twins, and she’s the pretty one. Maybe you’ve heard about my reputation, how much I like to hook up at parties—how easy it is to get me in bed, get what you want, and forget about me after.

Forget what you think you know. I’m leaving that girl behind.

College is all about new beginnings. So from now on—I’m just Cass. And the rest…it isn’t written yet. And no one else gets to write my story for me.

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Take the Falltake the fall cover (#8, Boys of the South) by Marquita Valentine

Take a trip down south and discover just how hot those sultry, southern nights can get with the Boys of the South series by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Marquita Valentine

Sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Marine Seth O’Connor has finally come back home to bury his grandmother. Only, the one person he blames for his time in jail, is the one person he has to work with to settle his grandmother’s estate–Rowan Simmons.

For five years, Rowan Simmons has lived life on her terms, vowing to never fall for any man. They’re all full of empty promises, and they all leave when they get what they want. But when her sexy former flame, Seth, comes back to Forrestville, North Carolina, Rowan’s vow not to fall starts to crumble.

Can Seth and Rowan protect their hearts, or will their undeniable chemistry burn them both?

This is the eighth book in the New Adult romance series, each which can be read as a standalone.

Reading OrderLive For YouOnly For YouTrue For YouAll For YouWish For YouBurn For YouNeed You Tonight |
Take the Fall

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