Category: Contemporary Romance

Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: A SEAL’s Vow by Cora Seton

Posted June 22, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Contemporary Romance, Giveaways / 5 Comments

 A Seal’s Vow
Author: Cora Seton
Series: The SEALs of Chance Creek #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military
Publisher: One Acre Press
Release Date: June 7th, 2016
Format: eBook, 279 pages

Book Description:

After fifteen long, dangerous years in the service, Navy SEAL Clay Pickett is ready for his new mission: build a model sustainable community and show the world an exciting alternative to a consumption-based life. If that means he’s got a deadline to find a wife in order to win the reality TV show that’s filming his sustainable adventure, so be it. He’s got just the woman for the job in mind: beautiful, dedicated Nora Ridgeway.

When Nora left her job as a school teacher in Baltimore to live a simpler, Jane Austen style life in Montana with her friends, she was relieved to escape the escalating threats of violence from an unknown student stalker, but she can’t help feeling she’s abandoned the other high schoolers who put their faith in her. She’s torn about Clay’s advances, too. On the one hand she’s never met anyone like the strong, sexy SEAL. On the other hand, life’s taught her to take relationships slow—and Clay’s on a deadline.

When arson strikes and Nora disappears, Clay knows he’ll need every trick he learned in his time with the SEALs to track her down and save her life.

Can two people caught by their pasts have a chance at a future?

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When Clay looked at her like that she thought she could handle anything, but Nora figured it wouldn’t do to let him know the effect he had on her. She was glad that with the big crowd gathering around the empty firepit, the cameras had too much to focus on to be filming them. “We’ve got a lot of work to do before we can think about that,” she warned him.

“Yes, ma’am.”

She bit back a smile. “Why do I get the feeling you were a handful back in school?”

“What makes you think I’m not a handful now?”

Her gaze dropped below his belt buckle. “Several handfuls, from what I’ve seen.” Nora swallowed. Maybe Clay hadn’t heard that.

“Did you seriously just say that out loud?” Clay asked her.

“I think I did.” Nora giggled, tried to cover it up and snorted instead. A laugh escaped her tightly compressed lips. She never said things like that. And she never snorted. Another unladylike sound slipped out.

“Handfuls?” he repeated. He set his plate down. “Handfuls.”

“Several.” Nora giggled again.

“Were you drinking the cooking sherry again?”

“I think Kai slipped me something.” He must have, because suddenly, perched on a log next to Clay, eating solar-cooked stew, she felt—relaxed.

Clay leaned in and kissed her neck. “We can measure those handfuls later if you like.”

“No sex. You’re not supposed to distract me from my work, remember,” she whispered back, his lips sending shivers down her spine.

“I never agreed to any of that.” he agreed. “We can at least cop a lot of feels while you’re writing, right?”

Nora laughed out loud and several heads turned their way. Clay kissed her neck again. “Can we go to your tent right now?” he whispered in her ear.


About Cora Seton

Cora Seton loves cowboys, country life, gardening, bike-riding, and lazing around with a good book. Mother of four, wife to a computer programmer/eco-farmer, she ditched her California lifestyle nine years ago and moved to a remote logging town in northwestern British Columbia.

Like the characters in her novels, Cora enjoys old-fashioned pursuits and modern technology, spending mornings transforming a neglected one-acre lot into a paradise of orchards, berry bushes and market gardens, and afternoons writing the latest Chance Creek romance novel on her iPad mini. Visit to read about new releases, contests and other cool events!

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Good Girl by Lauren Layne

Posted May 17, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

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 Good Girl
Author: Lauren Layne
Series: Love Unexpectedly #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: May 17th, 2016
ISBN: 9780399593994
Format: eBook, 220 pages

Book Description:

Lauren Layne brings all the unpredictable heat of her USA Today bestseller Blurred Lines to an all-new cast of characters! Country music’s favorite good girl is hiding away from the world—only to find herself bunking with a guy who makes her want to be a little bad.

Jenny Dawson moved to Nashville to write music, not get famous. But when her latest record goes double platinum, Jenny’s suddenly one of the town’s biggest stars—and the center of a tabloid scandal connecting her with a pop star she’s barely even met. With paparazzi tracking her every move, Jenny flees to a remote mansion in Louisiana to write her next album. The only hiccup is the unexpected presence of a brooding young caretaker named Noah, whose foul mouth and snap judgments lead to constant bickering—and serious heat.

Noah really should tell Jenny that he’s Preston Noah Maxwell Walcott, the owner of the estate where the feisty country singer has made her spoiled self at home. But the charade gives Noah a much-needed break from his own troubles, and before long, their verbal sparring is indistinguishable from foreplay. But as sizzling nights give way to quiet pillow talk, Noah begins to realize that Jenny’s almost as complicated as he is. To fit into each other’s lives, they’ll need the courage to face their problems together—before the outside world catches up to them.

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About Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband (who was her high school sweetheart--cute, right?!) and plus-sized Pomeranian.

In 2011, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time writing career in Manhattan, and never looked back.

In her ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.

For a list of all her works, please be sure to check out her official website!

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Cover Reveal: Smolder by Karen Erickson

Posted March 24, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments
Cover Reveal: Smolder by Karen Erickson

About the Book Title: Smolder Author: Karen Erickson Series:  Book 2 in the Wildwood Series Genre:  Contemporary Romance Anticipated Release Date:  June 21, 2016 Book Links:  Goodreads | Harper Collins | Amazon | B&N |iBooks |Google Play Book Blurb: Lane Gallagher wants Delilah Moore-bad. He’s imagined the sexy brunette in his bed more times than he can count. She’s everything he’s ever wanted, but the only problem is… She’s his brother’s ex. For years, the stoic sheriff’s deputy has fantasized about the sweet, bubbly dance teacher who stirs his deepest desires. But Lane’s too loyal to ever move in on forbidden territory and he knows that while he can look, he definitely can’t touch. Fighting his attraction to Delilah is nearly impossible, but the infuriating-and incredibly sexy-woman seems determined to drive him crazy. And she’s bringing him to his knees. One smoldering kiss at a time.


End of Summer Blog Tour Guest Post: Victoria Dahl

End of Summer Blog Tour Guest Post: Victoria Dahl

Summer Adventure – Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl Even though I live in a winter sports town, summer is my time for adventure. For me, adding ice to an activity sounds like a guaranteed trip to the hospital. I’ll pass. Actually, I would’ve passed on almost any adventure ten years ago, but as I got closer to forty, I decided to start taking on a few things that scared me. I tried running, public speaking, river rafting, overseas travel. Then I did the scariest thing of all. Rock climbing. It seemed like a great idea at the time. I was just starting work on Taking the Heat, and the hero is a rock climber. I live in the mountains. I could actually try climbing as research for the book! I planned for a month, made an appointment with an expert guide and started doing some upper body exercises because […]


Review: Catch My Breath by Lynn Montagano

Posted July 13, 2015 by Ginny in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Catch My Breath by Lynn Montagano

Catch My Breath by Lynn Montagano Series: Catch My Breath #1 Genres: Contemporary Romance Published by HarperImpulse on July 31, 2014 Format: Ebook Pages: 272 Source: Tour Host Reviewed by: GinnyPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Lia Meyers' plan for a relaxing Scottish vacation is short-lived when one uncharacteristic moment of clumsiness lands her in the arms of a dangerously attractive Englishman… The perfect opportunity for a much needed holiday romance? Wrong! Lia’s still reeling from the mother of all bad breakups, and she really doesn't have the patience for Alastair Holden – despite his effortless charm and cute British accent! Arrogant and totally inscrutable, he's exactly the sort of guy she wants to avoid but can't: the man behind the mystery proves just too tempting to resist. Drawn to him, Lia is forced to battle with her own insecurities, and the closer […]


Review: Only His by Susan Mallery

Posted March 25, 2015 by Sherri in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 5 Comments
Review: Only His by Susan Mallery

Only His by Susan Mallery Series: Fool’s Gold #6 Narrator: Tanya Eby Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance Published by Brilliance Audio, Harlequin HQN on September 27, 2011 Format: Audiobook Pages: 344 Source: Personal Copy Reviewed by: SherriPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Wedding bells are ringing in Fool’s Gold, but not for Nevada Hendrix. Her triplet sisters are engaged, and even her mother has a more active love life than she does. Determined to make a fresh start, she applies for her dream job, only to discover that her new boss is her first love. Maybe she could overlook the fact that they’ve seen each other naked, but she’ll never forget the way he broke her heart. Tucker Janack agrees to Nevada’s “business only” ground rules. After all, love is a trap that the construction millionaire has avoided his whole life. But when […]


Review: Beneath You’re Beautiful by Tori Madison

Posted February 24, 2015 by Ginny in Contemporary Romance, Reviews, Romance / 4 Comments
Review: Beneath You’re Beautiful by Tori Madison

Beneath You’re Beautiful by Tori Madison Series: Beneath #2 Genres: Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Women, Romance Published by Self Published on February 24, 2015 Format: eARC Pages: 211 Source: Author Reviewed by: GinnyPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Four words continue to haunt me . . . You. Have. Breast. Cancer. I associate them with the upheaval of my life to this point. The last few months have been a test of my strength . . . mentally, emotionally, and physically. Cancer is a monster. It preys on your mind and it consumes you, consistently reminding you of how your life used to be. Life before cancer. I was a successful business woman, running my own design firm, and was happily married to my college sweetheart. My life seemed perfect. Until it suddenly came crashing down all around me. So, here I am, in […]


Review: Alpha, Delta by RJ Scott

Posted February 4, 2015 by Ginny in Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: Alpha, Delta by RJ Scott

Alpha, Delta by RJ Scott Series: ARe ALPHAS #2 Genres: Contemporary Romance, M/M, Military Published by All Romance eBooks LLC, OmniLit on February 2nd, 2015 Format: eARC Pages: 66 Source: Tour Host Reviewed by: GinnyPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Officer Finn Hallan has never run from a fight. With Niall’s life and love at stake, he’s not about to start now… Finn Hallan is a member of the elite Norwegian Emergency Response Unit, code name Delta. When the team is sent to respond to a hostage situation on an oil platform in the Norwegian Sea, he has to face demons he thought he had buried a long time ago. Scottish engineer Niall Faulkner’s skills in oil platform decommissioning takes him to the Forseti platform at the worst possible time. When he’s captured by terrorists, his only thought is that he will never […]


Review: The Word Master by Jason Luke

Posted February 3, 2015 by Ginny in Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance / 4 Comments
Review: The Word Master by Jason Luke

The Word Master by Jason Luke Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Erotica, Romance Published by Self Published on February 3, 2015 Format: eARC Pages: 256 Source: Author Purchase Links: Amazon Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Imagine it – a sexy BDSM Master talking to thousands of radio listeners every night… giving women an erotic and sensual insight into the world of domination and submission. Jericho James is the man – the man with the power and the voice to make women around the country swoon and submit. But his personal life is haunted by a dark tragedy from his past, and a mysterious listener to his program who wants more from Jericho than he can possibly give. Because there’s one thing he just won’t do… One line he simply will not cross. Erotic BDSM written by a man from a man’s POV. Jason Luke is an Amazon […]