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My Favourite Moments in Romance

With the quick approach of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to celebrate this holiday by sharing my all-time favorite scenes in Romance. After years of reading Romance, I had so many good scenes to choose from but I will admit that it wasn’t hard to pick out my top two favorites. These are scenes that constantly stand out in my mind. I remember reading them for the first time and feeling my heart squeeze with emotion as the scene panned out.

My first and possibly my most favorite scene of all time is from LOVER ETERNAL by J.R. Ward. It’s the scene where Rhage appears at Mary’s house. At this time, it’s still the beginning of their relationship and despite the uncertainty that Mary has about Rhage, she rushes out of the house, straight into his arms as she sobs that “she’s not okay”. It’s an emotional moment that made me sob right along with her because it’s that moment where she finally opens up to him. And from there, it’s only the beginning of their happily ever after.


Lover Eternal

Within the brotherhood, Rhage is the vampire with the strongest appetite. He's the best fighter, the quickest to act on his impulses, and the most voracious lover-for inside him burns a ferocious curse cast by the Scribe Virgin.

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Possessed by a deadly beast, Rhage is the most dangerous of the Black Dagger Brotherhood...

Within the brotherhood, Rhage is the vampire with the strongest appetites. He’s the best fighter, the quickest to act on his impulses, and the most voracious lover--for inside him burns a ferocious curse cast by the Scribe Virgin. Possessed by this dark side, Rhage fears the times when his inner dragon is unleashed, making him a danger to everyone around him.

Mary Luce, a survivor of many hardships, is unwittingly thrown into the vampire world and reliant on Rhage’s protection. With a life-threatening curse of her own, Mary is not looking for love. Her faith in miracles was lost years ago. But when Rhage’s intense animal attraction turns into something more emotional, he knows that he must make Mary his alone. And while their enemies close in, Mary fights desperately to gain life eternal with the one she loves...

Buy LOVER ETERNAL: Amazon.com | Kindle| BN.com| Kobo | Powell's Books | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR

This next one is a little different because the series I’m going to be talking about isn’t really a Romance series at all. It’s Urban Fantasy but there’s definitely something going on between our main heroine, Mac and the mysterious Jericho Barrons. Barrons is a highly secretive man and throughout the entire series he sweeps in and seems to throw Mac’s world into a spinning tornado. But there is a scene in SHADOWFEVER which throws Barrons into my top favorite hero of all time because he says these words, "You're Mac. And I'm Jericho. And nothing else matters. Never will. You exist in a place that is beyond all rules for me. Do you understand that?" Mac certainly does, knowing he means to tell her that he loves her. This coming from a man who rarely shows what he is feeling had me swooning until I fell faint.



"Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it's good."

MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever.

Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister's murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals that have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.

What follows is a shocking chain of events with devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief, while continuing her mission to acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh--a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King that contains the power to create and destroy worlds.

In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the hunter becomes the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh turns on Mac, and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves.

Who can she turn to? Who can she trust? Who is the woman that haunts her dreams? More importantly, who is Mac and what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient tarot card?

From the luxury of the Lord Master's penthouse, to the sordid depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover, to the terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac's journey will force her to face the truth of her exile, and make a choice that will either save the world...or destroy it.

Buy SHADOWFEVER: Amazon.com | Kindle| BN.com| iTunes/iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Powell's Books | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR

So since I shared my top favorite moments in Romance, I want to hear yours in the comments!

If you are going to be celebrating Valentine’s Day, I hope you have a wonderful day. But even if you aren’t, I hope you check out these books. While they all offer something different, they will no doubt sweep you off your feet. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a new favorite scene to share from one of these books!

Reynard’s writing is vastly romantic and since this series is set in Florence, you can’t help but get swept up in this romance!


The Shadow

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel trilogy comes the hotly anticipated follow-up to The Raven, a sensual novel set in Florence featuring the dangerously intoxicating coupling of Raven and William

Raven Wood’s vampyre prince has returned, pledging his love and promising justice for every wrong done to her. In the wake of their reunion, Raven is faced with a terrible decision—allow the Prince to wreak vengeance against the demons of her past, or persuade him to stay his hand. But there is far more at stake than Raven’s heart...

A shadow has fallen over the city of Florence. Ispettor Batelli will not rest until he uncovers Raven’s connection to the theft of the priceless art from the Uffizi Gallery. And while the Prince hunts a traitor who sabotages him at every turn, he finds himself the target of the vampyres’ mortal enemy.

As he wages a war on two fronts, he will need to keep his love for Raven secret, or risk exposing his greatest weakness...

Buy THE SHADOW: Amazon.com | Kindle| BN.com| iTunes/iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Powell's Books | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR

If you’re single this V-Day, fret not! I have a sexy alpha to keep you company!


SEAL Wolf in Too

Love spells danger for an alpha SEAL wolf and the woman who steals his heart in this steamy shifter romance from USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear

His love is dangerous

As a Navy SEAL and police diver, alpha wolf shifter Allan Rappaport knows how to handle tough situations, but the arrival of a human diving partner-especially one as attractive as Debbie Renaud-is a whole new challenge. Getting involved is dangerous, but Debbie's offers are hard to resist. As the heat between them rises and a murder plot thickens, Allan is on the brink of exposing his biggest secret.

But she's diving in headfirst

For Debbie, working with another top-notch diver like Allan is too good to be true, and their mutual attraction is hotter than she could have dreamed. Debbie suspects he's hiding something, though, and she's set on figuring it out-one off-duty rendezvous at a time. But when Debbie gets between a werewolf hunter and his intended victim, suddenly she is plunged straight into the heart of Allan's world-a world she never knew existed.

Buy SEAL WOLF IN TOO DEEP: Amazon.com | Kindle| BN.com| iTunes/iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Powell's Books | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR

Perhaps you’re not feeling inspired…The Argeneau series is both fiery and funny, a perfect combo to get you into the romantic spirit!


Runaway Vampire

Buckle up—the Argeneaus are back in a sexy, witty new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands

Dante Notte has heard it said that love hurts. He just wasn’t expecting it to run him over in an RV. Still, a punctured lung and broken ribs are nothing compared to the full-body shock he feels whenever he’s near the vehicle’s driver, Mary Winslow. He needs to keep her safe from their pursuers while he rescues his brother. Most challenging of all, he needs to claim this smart, stubborn woman as his life mate.

The naked, injured, insanely gorgeous younger man who clambered into her RV insists they belong together. If Mary wasn’t feeling their incredible connection in every inch of her being, she wouldn’t believe it. But now that the men who took Dante’s twin are after her too, trusting her gut means risking her life for an immortal who’s the very definition of a perfect stranger.

Buy RUNAWAY VAMPIRE: Amazon.com | Kindle| BN.com| iTunes/iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Powell's Books | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR




2 comments posted.

Re: My Favourite Moments in Romance

Anne's favorite romances are in my top 10. I'm going back old school first.
You can not beat Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss. When Ruark is sitting on the
stool and telling Shanna how and why he loves her - talk about the butterflies.
The Bride of the MacHugh by Jan Cox Speas - I have reread this book every year
since I found in in 1985. I love thibook.
Anything by Laurie McBain.

Then we have Darynda Jones. Every book in the series is great. Every one! The
Dirt on the Ninth Grave - you need to read the little note that Reyes leaves
Charley on her tip. It was the best.

All the authors are wonderful and so many more to mention.
(Cathy Cornett 6:10pm February 6, 2016)

Those are some amazing books, Cathy! I definitely agree with them!
(Annie Tegelan 10:43am February 15, 2016)

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