Fresh Pick | NIGHT OWLS by Lauren M. Roy
Fresh Pick / February 27, 2014

March 2014 On Sale: February 25, 2014 Featuring: Valerie McTeague; Elly Garrett 304 pages ISBN: 0425272486 EAN: 9780425272480 Kindle: B00ED26RWG Paperback / e-Book Add to Wish ListNew Adult, Fantasy Urban Buy at Amazon.com Oh, my! Night Owls by Lauren M. Roy Pulling an all-nighter just got a whole lot more dangerous Night Owls bookstore is the one spot on campus open late enough to help out even the most practiced slacker. The employees’ penchant for fighting the evil creatures of the night is just a perk… Valerie McTeague’s business model is simple: provide the students of Edgewood College with a late-night study haven and stay as far away as possible from the underworld conflicts of her vampire brethren. She’s experienced that life, and the price she paid was far too high for her to ever want to return. Elly Garrett hasn’t known any life except that of fighting the supernatural beings known as Creeps or Jackals. But she always had her mentor and foster father by her side—until he gave his life protecting a book that the Creeps desperately want to get their hands on. When the book gets stashed at Night Owls for safekeeping, those Val holds nearest and…

Spotlight on Laura Kaye AS HARD AS YOU CAN
Author Spotlight / February 27, 2014

Laura Kaye’s Highly Anticipated Hard As You Can Is Now Available! Hello everyone! I’m absolutely thrilled to share my latest release with you! Hard As You Can released on Tuesday and is the second book in my new bestselling and award-nominated Hard Ink series that follows the surviving members of a disgraced Army Special Forces unit as they pursue new leads to uncover the conspiracy that got them discharged from the military. Running their covert operation out of the back of a Baltimore tattoo parlor, their mission brings them into all-out war against an organized crime ring. Along the way, the team finds love and support in unexpected places—but will they be able to regain their stolen honor? Pick up your copy today! e-book Kindle | nook | iTunes | Kobo Paperback Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Books-A-Million | Powell’s Books | IndieBound About Hard As You Can: Five dishonored soldiers. Former Special Forces. One last mission. These are the men of Hard Ink. Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he’s shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister’s sake, Crystal can’t get too close. Until…

Elizabeth Michels | MUST LOVE DUKES
Author Guest / February 27, 2014

Awk-ward! While shopping in the grocery store, have you ever tried to avoid an unwanted conversation with someone you know by diving behind a display of potato chips? You attempt to shrink down to half your size while hoping your acquaintance keeps walking and doesn’t notice the quivering display of salty goodness concealing your location. You hold your breath. Have they had time to round the end of the isle and disappear into the frozen food department? The seconds tick past as your hands begin to sweat beneath your white-knuckled grasp on the shopping cart. You finally stand and peer around the tower of chips only to see your acquaintance stopped to investigate a table of seasonal cookies from the bakery. They turn, somehow aware of your gaze on their back. Their eyes widen with surprise. There’s nowhere to run. It’s too late to slip away unnoticed. Then comes the drawn out, “Hi—iii. What are you doing here?” There’s no escape, you’re in an uncomfortable conversation. At one point or another, most people have been there. Maybe not there, hiding behind a stack of potato chips, but there in life in some fashion. From the long-winded lady who will talk…

Shiloh Walker’s IF YOU HEAR HER only 99 cents until 3/9
Author Guest / February 27, 2014

If You Hear Her, 2012 Booksellers Best Winner, is on sale for .99 until March 9th. Set in a small, sleepy southern town, If You Hear Her is the first in Shiloh Walker’s Ash Trilogy.  You can read more at her website or visit the iBooks store, Kindle store, Nook store or Kobo to pick up your copy today.

Robyn Carr | Return to Thunder Point
Author Guest / February 26, 2014

My readers wasted no time telling me they loved Thunder Point – the sales were insane! All three original Thunder Point novels, THE WANDERER, THE NEWCOMER and THE HERO were #1! I got the message loud and clear – they want more. Well, it’s going to be another exciting year in Thunder Point, beginning with THE CHANCE on February 25. Do opposites attract? Sometimes they do. Or maybe I should say, on some issues couples are as different as night and day. Looking at my own marriage, there are times my husband and I come up with the same idea at the same time – it can be spooky. Yet on some important points we couldn’t be more different. For example, if the temperature is over 75 degrees, I melt. I like to sit up late and read and I think I enjoy my bed most after six a.m. So who did I marry? A guy who is bundled up in summer, goes to bed at eight p.m. and is up before the roosters! I like the house well lit and he walks around behind me turning off lights and turning up the temperature. But for some mysterious reason it…

Nicolette Day | My Addiction to Romance
Author Guest / February 26, 2014

My name is Nicolette Day, and I’m addicted to romance. As far back as I can remember, I have been a lover of books. Instead of watching cartoons on Saturday mornings, my mother would read me J.R. Tolkein, and Shel Silverstein. Robert Frost and Edgar Allen Poe. Living in a house with three other siblings, I loved the escape it gave me. I loved traveling to other worlds without ever having to leave my bedroom. But there came a moment that I wanted something more between the pages of my stories. I wanted romance! And finally I read my first book boyfriend, in the form of a Christopher Pike YA thriller. And that book boyfriend broke my heart. In true Christopher Pike fashion, the fictional boy I’d fallen for ended up being the killer. But I forgave, and moved on to the next book. Vampire or human, hobbit or wherewolf, I adored them all. I adored falling in love over and over again as the characters I read did. The heart break, the butterflies, the kisses, and even the dirty talkers. They all have a special place in my heart and give me something I crave as a reader. Eventually,…

Amanda McIntyre | COWBOYS!!!
Author Guest / February 26, 2014

It’s romance Wednesday and so a perfect time to bring up “cowboys!” The term can imply the rugged cowboys of the Wild West totin’ a Colt 45, or it can mean a fearless, young bull-rider matching wits with the meanest bull in the country. It can be the hard-working rancher setting out on a cattle drive in Montana, or a determined farmer plowing his fields atop his John Deere as he prepares to plant his crops. To me, however, the term “Cowboy” is an attitude. It’s a way of viewing work, life, and loyalties. It’s a no-nonsense, sometimes stubborn to a fault, but tender as a newborn lamb ideal. And it is all of these examples that fuel the foundation for my contemporary rancher series, THE KINNISON LEGACY. Meet Wyatt, Rein, and Dalton—the formidable men of the Kinnison Legacy. When tragedy strikes the lives of three young boys, they are placed under the care of wealthy cattle baron, Jed Kinnison. He raised three as his own sons, leaving everything to them, including a special dream he had for the ranch. Rugged Hearts Kinnsion Legacy #1 Rustler’s Heart Kinnsion Legacy #2 RUGGED HEARTS, BOOK I, in this series features Wyatt Kinnison,…

Fresh Pick | HOT ROCK by Annie Seaton
Fresh Pick / February 25, 2014

March 2014 On Sale: February 24, 2014 Featuring: Megan Miller; Davy Morgan ISBN: 1622664833 EAN: 9781622664832 Kindle: B00I6ZS6IE e-Book Add to Wish List Romance, Romance Time Travel, Romance Paranormal Buy at Amazon.com New today Hot Rock by Annie Seaton Whenever you are, love will find a way… Megan Miller is on a dream trip to research her doctoral thesis at a rock festival in England. When she arrives in town she’s stunned that her temporary neighbor is the spitting image of her 70’s rock idol, too bad he’s also a world-class jerk. So why can’t she stop thinking about him? Seventies rock star Davy Morgan is a man with a secret: rockin’ in one time and living in another. He holds his privacy close to his heart, so when a beautiful girl who not only loves but truly understands his music moves in next door, he works overtime to keep her at a distance. Easier said than done. Megan follows Davy to the rock festival, but it’s not what or when it seems. The lure of the music draws them closer, but can their newfound love span across the decades, or will it get lost in time? Previous Picks

Riding Desire—the Alpha Bad Boy Bikers Box Set
Author Spotlight / February 25, 2014

Riding Desire—the Alpha Bad Boy Bikers Box Set 14 Romance stories, 14 NYT, USA Today and Bestselling Authors, 1 Fierce Savings ONLY $0.99 (For a limited time) Buy Now! Kindle | nook     Alpha Bad Boy Biker Boxed Set (14 BRAND NEW limited edition contemporary romance books)   All NEW, Never-before-published books! Hop on for the ride of your life with 1200 pages of pulse-pounding action, bikes, romance, and sizzling sex—from the hottest authors in contemporary romance. Whether you crave alpha heroes, gorgeous outlaws, possessively wicked boyfriends, sexy inked rock stars, or passionately naughty lovers, Riding Desire will fulfill your bad boy biker fantasies like no other boxed set you’ve ever read. Biker romance is the hottest trend right now. Find out why readers are revving their engines for motorcycle clubs and other delicious guys on bikes. Get Riding Desire now before it’s gone. Helmet required: intended for readers 18+ What’s Included: What happens when a reporter looking for a story is thrown inside an outlaw motorcycle club on the verge of war? Drama, action, and lots of hot sex! SAVAGE HEART by Sara Fawkes One sexy rookie cop. One seductive outlaw biker. One unforgettable one-night stand. Sarah Castille‘s…

Annie Seaton | Musical heroes and some are semi naked!
Author Guest / February 25, 2014

I had one of those wonderful moments a few months… one of those great creative hits when the inspiration for your next story blitzes in via your heart. I was travelling to the Australian Romance Writers’ Association conference on the beautiful Gold Coast -now if you want to see naked heroes.,. just go to the beach there any time of the day- but I digress. Before I collected my travelling buddy, I was listening to a favourite CD from the 70s—at full volume as I do when I am in the car. I was bopping along listening to David Bowie sing one of my all time favourites at full volume (and concentrating on my driving of course) and a story line just appeared along with the music. By the time I collected my friend, the whole story was there and for an organic writer that is most unusual! So why do we find our rock heroes sexy and why does their music get the creative juices flowing? How do they ooze sex appeal when some of them are not particularly handsome and don’t fit the usual sexy stereotype. Some of the top bands today are in their sixties and they…