Ohh Cover Love... A Secret Affair Romance Anthology

We're so thrilled to share the stunning cover of A SECRET AFFAIR with you today! A SECRET AFFAIR is a sinful anthology featuring stories from Carina Adams, Jeannine Colette, Leddy Harper, Nicole Hart, Lauren Runow, Stephie Walls, & SL Ziegler. All proceeds from the anthology will be donated to The Bookworm Box. See the gorgeous cover, find out more about the collection, and preorder your copy below!

 

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About A SECRET AFFAIR (Releases October 18th!)

Everyone wants to sample forbidden fruit. A single taste is never enough to satisfy the craving.
The coach you desperately want to learn a few things from… An intern you meet on the streets of Chicago… The underage neighbor you can’t stay away from… A bearded bartender you lust after despite the ring on your finger… The airman you want even though he’s under your command… A young doctor who crosses moral boundaries… The best friend’s daughter you can’t keep your eyes off of…
Dig into one sinful collection of seven stories all with one common theme—Forbidden Love.

Preorder your copy of A SECRET AFFAIR here for just .99c!

All proceeds from the anthology will be donated to The Bookworm Box.

About the Authors:

Carina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story. Connect with her on: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Jeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection—a series of stand alone novels inspired by her love of travel. By the time this anthology is published, she will have birthed her third child and will be wired on coffee from sleepless nights! Connect with her on: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Leddy Harper is an emotional romance writer who creates worlds very much like your own. Her heroes could be your neighbor. Her heroines could be your cousin. And her happily ever afters could be yours. Connect with her on: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Nicole Hart is a contemporary romance author who likes to include a little smut in the mix. She's just a small town girl who believes in Happily Ever After. Connect with her on: Facebook

Lauren Runow is a magazine publisher by day and an erotic novelist by night. Her only vice is coffee and she swears it makes her a better mom! Connect with her on: Facebook // Instagram

Stephie Walls is a book whore with a penchant for dramatic romance, killing off characters and untraditional HEAs. Connect with her on: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

SL Ziegler is a mother, writer, and reader. She loves wine and getting lost in words. Connect with her on: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram 

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Oooh Cover Love... Joy Stick And Full Package

From the NYT Bestselling author of BIG ROCK and MISTER O, comes two brand new, hot and hilarious standalone romantic comedies…

FULL PACKAGE and JOY STICK!

 
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Readers will find witty dialogue, smoking hot sex scenes, and heartfelt moments in these side-splitting romantic comedies, mixed with the dirty-talking, gifted heroes we’ve come to love from Lauren Blakely! FULL PACKAGE is set to release on January 9, 2017, and JOY STICK is coming your way in May 2017! Check out these fantastic covers designed by Helen Williams with photography by Rob Lang.

 
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From the New York Times Bestselling author of MISTER O and BIG ROCK, comes a hot & hilarious new standalone romantic comedy…

 I’ve been told I have quite a gift.

Hey, I don’t just mean in my pants. I’ve got a big brain too, and a huge heart of gold. And I like to use all my gifts to the fullest, the package included. Life is smooth sailing....

Until I find myself stuck between a rock and a sexy roommate, which makes for one very hard…place.

Because scoring an apartment in this city is harder than finding true love. So even if I have to shack up with my buddy’s smoking hot and incredibly amazing little sister, a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.

I can resist Josie. I’m disciplined, I’m focused, and I keep my hands to myself, even in the mere five-hundred square feet we share. Until the one night she insists on sliding under the covers with me. It’ll help her sleep after what happened that day, she says.

Surprise—neither one of us sleeps.

And even though we agree to return to roomies-without-benefits, I quickly realize I want more than someone to split the utilities with. Now all I want is to spend every night—and every day—with my gorgeous roommate.

Did I mention she’s also one of my best friends? That she’s brilliant, beautiful and a total firecracker? Guess that makes her the full package too.

What’s a man stuck in a hard place to do?

 
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Let’s be honest, ladies.  A good man is a lot like the perfect car. You want a hot body, an engine that purrs, and superior performance under the hood. You probably also crave a ride that can go all night long.

I’m at your service. Come and ride on my Joy Stick…

That's what I like to say to the ladies. Or I would if I were total pig. It's far too easy in this world to strut around like a peacock when you’ve got all these other features in your favor. But just like the custom cars I build with class and sophistication, that’s how I treat my women.

Don’t worry. I absolutely do my best work dirty…both in the shop, and between the sheets. Work and play — that’s what my life has been, and I f&*king love it. I’m completely, 100% driven. Until one woman comes along and throws a wrench in my plans. The one woman I should absolutely, positively never take for a joy ride.

Now that's all I want to do with her…she’s so far off-limits, but that’s exactly where I want to go with her.

Get ready for a wild ride…

 
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Don’t Miss All of Lauren’s Romantic Comedies written from the Male POV!

BIG ROCK (Now Available)

MISTER O (Now Available)

WELL HUNG (Releasing September 12, 2016)

 

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Lauren Blakely’s Romantic Comedy Celebration!

August 24-September 1, 2016*

Win a Kindle Fire loaded with Lauren Blakely’s complete collection* of currently released titles, as well as some of Lauren’s favorite romantic comedies!

*Does not include WELL HUNG, FULL PACKAGE or JOY STICK, Winner will be announced first week of September.

To enter to win, simply subscribe to Lauren’s newsletter here:

http://www.subscribepage.com/LaurenBlakely

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                                                 About Lauren Blakely:

 Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that's full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With ten New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than fifty times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone romantic comedies like BIG ROCK and MISTER O, which were both instant New York Times Bestsellers. In the fall she'll release WELL HUNG, another romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter: laurenblakely.com/newsletter. Links: Website: http://www.laurenblakely.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenBlakelyBooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaurenBlakely3 Newsletter: http://laurenblakely.com/newsletter/ FULL PACKAGE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30283662-full-package JOY STICK Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30640850-joy-stick Lauren Blakely Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6860216.Lauren_Blakely  
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InkSlinger PR Presents: 1001 Dark Nights Bundle 6 Release Day Blitz

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Six! 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Six is brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. The Bundle contains 7 novellas, including 2 novellas from 1001 Dark Nights Discovery Authors, Rebecca Yarros and Kennedy Layne! This is one hot bundle. Grab your copy today!

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From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors Jennifer L. Armentrout, Lorelei James, Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright, Donna Grant, and introducing Rebecca Yarros and Kennedy Layne.

Seven Dark Tales. Seven Sensual Stories. Seven Page Turners.

 

Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.

That's right!  1001 Dark Nights is back!

And...
This time the stars of passion and romance are shining brighter than ever.  
This collection of 7.  
Yep, you heard right!
Seven steamy novellas.  Has stories to suit every heat level, from warm and fuzzy to down right scorching.  As well as genres ranging from Contemporary to Paranormal.

Whoa...whoa...hold the phone!

You wanna know about the stories.
Well, for those of you who are new to the 1001 Dark Nights.
Each collection, or bundle of stories is brought together sharing a certain theme, and Bundle 6 is no exception.
This time its all about protective alphas, instant and undeniable attraction, and fated "happily..."

Packed with stories penned by such illustrious authors as:
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Lorilei James
Alexandra Ivy
Laura Wright
Donna Grant
and featuring Discovery Authors Rebecca Yarros and Kennedy Lane

This bundle is a true heavyweight in the romantic anthology division. 
Whether you are new to a few, or all of the series and or stories showcased here. Or simply revisiting new tales from old friends.  This is a collection that, once picked up...is impossible to put down!


DREAM OF YOU: Abby Erickson isn’t looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she’s thrust into the hands of Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she’s in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.

STRIPPED DOWN: A flirty game of sexual truth or dare between best man, Wynton Grant, and maid of honor, Melissa Lockhart during their BFF’s wedding reception results in a steamy hookup. But their plans for a one and done change when a family crisis leaves Wyn shorthanded at the Grant Ranch. Mel volunteers to help and gets way more than she bargained for.

RAGE: Rage has never had a problem charming the females. All except Lucie Gaudet. The lovely Geek is a born troublemaker, and it was no surprise to Rage when she was kicked out of the Wildlands. Now the Pantera need a first-class hacker to stop the potential destruction of their people, and it’s up to Rage to convince Lucie to help.

KILLIAN: Gorgeous, brutal, aggressive, and human, Killian O’Roarke wants only two things: to get rid of the Pantera DNA he’s been infected with, and get back to the field. Rosalie lost her mate to a human, and now the Hunter despises them all. In a time of war between their species, isn’t any chance of love destined for destruction?

DRAGON KING: Grace Clark has found the perfect spot to break through her writer’s block. Until Arian, a Dragon King who has slept away centuries in his cave, appears and tries to force her away from the mountain. Unaware of the war she just stumbled into, Grace doesn’t just discover the perfect place to write, she finds Arian – the most gorgeous, enticing, mysterious man she’s ever met.

 IGNITE: In Legacy, Colorado, I buried my father alongside his elite Hotshot team. Ten years later, I’ve followed in his footsteps—fighting fires in the mountains of Alaska with my brother. Amid the flames, nothing ignites me like Avery Claire. She’s stubborn, strong, sexy as hell, and my best friend. She also has no idea that I’m in love with her.
FATED IDENTITY: Grady Kenton relishes the long seductive weekends with Brienne Chaylse, the beautiful CIA liaison who understands his boundaries and accepts things the way he needs them to be. When Brienne’s identity as a CIA special agent is leaked to the media, she and Grady must race to discover whose betrayal runs deep while their true feelings emerge.    

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Experience the 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Six Here…

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JLA - headhsotAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout: #1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
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  About Lorelei James: Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary erotic western romances set in the modern day Wild West and also contemporary erotic romances. Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family…and a whole closet full of cow girl boots. From Lorelei: “Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I’m a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I’m not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.”
Alexandra Ivy - headshot  About Alexandra Ivy: Alexandra Ivy is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author. From Alexandra: “I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library. Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on. Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold! I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to
follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.
 
 
 
Laura Wright - headhsot  About Laura Wright: Laura Wright is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author. From Laura: “Unlike many of my peers in the writing world, I wasn’t a writer or a reader until I left high school. During my youth I was into theater, song and dance, commercials and boys. I loved romance surely, but I had never read a romance novel until my late teens. With that said, I remember the day I did like it was a moment ago – my aunt gave me the Jude Deveraux novel, Knight in Shining Armor and I couldn’t put it down until the very last word. Then I went straight to the library and got another – then another until I’d read everything she’d ever written. After that, it was McNaught, Howard, Schone, Kleypas, and the Silhouette line, Desire. I instantly loved those emotional, sexy reads, so much so that I began to carve out ideas for my own stories, themes that were unique to me and moved me. In 1997 I enrolled in UCLA extension writing classes, met my mentor and critique partners and since have never stopped writing. I was committed then and I still am now; the need to tell my own romantic stories a full on obsession. My first manuscript was rejected, and though the second one was as well the editor who’d rejected it wanted to see something else from me. I had something (note to authors; always keep working, even after you’ve sent in a proposal) and sent it right away. The day I got the call telling me Desire wanted to buy Cinderella and the Playboy was the best day of my life. That is until I married my husband, and had my two beautiful children. But I must say, writing is much like motherhood – tough, grueling, surprising, delicious and for me, a dream come true.”
Donna Grant - headshot  About Donna Grant: Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae. She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.



Rebecca Yarros - headshot About Rebecca Yarros: Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores. When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years. They finally can call Colorado home along with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog.
Kennedy Layne - headshotAbout Kennedy Layne: “First and foremost, I love life. I love that I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister…and a writer. “I am one of the lucky women in this world who gets to do what makes them happy. As long as I have a cup of coffee (maybe two or three) and my laptop, the stories evolve themselves and I try to do them justice. I draw my inspiration from a retired Marine Master Sergeant that swept me off of my feet and has drawn me into a world that fulfills all of my deepest and darkest desires. Smoldering romance, military men, intrigue, with a little bit of kinky chili pepper (his recipe), fill my head and there is nothing more satisfying than making the hero and heroine fulfill their destinies. “Thank you for having joined me on their journeys…”  
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Inkslinger PR Presents: Tell Me A Secret

Today we have the new release for Tell Me A Secret by Tamara Lush! Check it out and grab your copy of this sexy new novella today!! TMAS BT ban


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A flirtatious reading of erotica blossoms into something deep and tender in the steamy Florida heat...Emma and Caleb's journey continues in Tell Me a Secret. Don't miss this explosive new episode of The Story Series
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He promised her forever, but now he's gone ... leaving her searching for the truth. 
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A pregnant wife struggles to remain true to her marriage after her husband's mysterious disappearance. But as she must bear their child and go on without him, she wonders how long she can wait.

Caleb is gone. Somehow he disappeared from the new business complex in Brazil, leaving no trace. With all the millions at his family's command, neither company security, the police or private detectives can find him. Was he kidnapped or murdered ... or did he walk away of his own free will?

Emma nearly goes mad with grief, only the necessity to keep her baby safe and well helping her hang on. Her sleep is plagued with erotic dreams and nightmares, all starring Caleb. Her days are spent wondering and waiting for any scrap of news. Adding to her pain, the Brazilian police probe for illicit secrets that may have drawn Caleb away. Only his siblings and her best friend help her hang on.

But when Emma must bear Caleb's daughter without him at her side, she realizes Caleb may never come home. Can she make a life for herself and her daughter with his family, even with the huge hole in their midst? And what happens when his younger brother Colin ignites conflict that she alone can resolve?

Secrets may have taken Caleb from Emma ... but what about her own secrets?

  Grab your copy today: TELL ME A SECRET



With a river of sweat between my breasts and a pool of moisture along my hairline, I sat up, gasping and shaking. The white, cotton sheets were heavy and tangled around my legs. It was morning. I was alone in my beautiful Art Deco bedroom and Florida’s sherbet-colored sunrise poured past the half-open curtain. My skin was aflame, as if on the verge of sunburn.
I was eight and a half months pregnant and dreaming of a ménage with my husband—who had been missing for weeks—and his brother. To say I was going insane was an understatement.
I sobbed, hard, my chest heaving. At one point, I almost retched, I was crying with such force. Sitting up, I gulped in a few breaths, trying to calm myself. It was nothing but a crazy, hormone-and-stress-fueled dream. One of many tormenting nightmares I’d had in recent weeks, ever since I’d been put on bed rest due to precariously high blood pressure.
After a minute or two, I stopped wailing. A thick fog had settled into my brain, and I shook my head, trying to chase away both the haze and the memory of the intensity of the subconscious sex scene. The recurring dreams—or were they erotic nightmares?—always made me simultaneously wet, needy, and ashamed.
Also profoundly, horribly sad.
I was grieving, but still hopeful, that Caleb would be found. But each day without news brought only more anguish and more ambiguity. So I was constantly in a state of suspended animation, never quite sure what was real. Was Caleb alive? Hurt? Did he miss me or had he just vanished because he hadn’t wanted to be a father? We’d hired private investigators, his parents were back and forth to Brazil helping with the search, and I was not only on a first-name basis with the detectives of the Sao Paulo police force, I’d sent one of their kids a birthday present the previous week.
And still, nothing. No clues, no leads, no Caleb.

My Thoughts
Emma King now has everything that she has ever wanted.

Almost.

Now married to the man of her dreams, and heavily pregnant with the couple's first child.  Emma should be over the moon.
But with her real estate tycoon husband missing in Brazil, and disturbing erotic dreams plaguing her sleeping hours.
Contentment is clearly not an option for Emma.

This 4th installment of Tamara Lush's  Story series offers readers quite the dramatic twist to the 'you, me, and baby makes three' plot that book three seemed to promise.

With Emma's husband Caleb missing in Brazil, and baby due any day.  The last thing one would expect from a distraught Emma, would be sex dreams featuring her brother-in-law Colin.  But that is exactly what poor Emma is experiencing.

Making things worse for our already beleaguered leading lady.  The fact that with Caleb still missing after baby Charlotte's birth.  A much more corporeal Colin is front and center in Emma's world during her waking hours as well.

This is the portion of the series where the sensual starts to give way to the dramatically emotional.  As readers experience Emma's loss, joy, confusion, hurt, love and uncertainty about all of said emotions at the same time.

Standing in the middle of this emotional fire storm.  The darkly handsome and enigmatic, Colin.
Because there has always been an unaddressed tension between Colin and Caleb; one has never been really quite sure what to make of the younger Mr. King.  But his care and attentiveness to both Emma and his newborn niece, goes a long way in rectifying that.

Complicating things to an almost insane degree is the simmering attraction between Emma and the afore mentioned Colin.
Strangely enough one can't help hoping that even though the the passion fruit that Colin has on offer is expressly forbidden.  Emma will at least have one taste.

But then that leads one to question...

Will that one taste be enough?

 This, as with all portions of the Story series, as an extremely well written and fully expressed piece of Erotic Fiction.  A story which is in both breath and scope, fully suited to the abbreviated novella format in which it is presented.

It is strongly suggested that those reading this series do so in the order in which they appear.  The reason for this being that there is a dramatic build which occurs within the course of the story that depends on reading synchronicity.

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Tamara Lush Bio:


During the day, Tamara Lush writes news as a journalist with The Associated Press. At night, she writes fictional romance tales about complicated, sexy men and the women who love them.
Her first full-length novel, HOT SHADE, was published in September 2015 with Boroughs Publishing Group. INTO THE HEAT is her second full-length novel and it’s also with Boroughs.
TELL ME A STORY is Tamara’s first novella. It’s the first episode of The Story Series, a five-novella serial about a bookstore owner who reads erotica to a billionaire during a literary event in Florida.
When Tamara isn’t reporting, writing or reading, she’s doing yoga, cooking for her Italian husband or chasing her dogs on a beach on Florida's Gulf Coast. She loves connecting with people on social media.



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Friday Reads #20 Maniacal Reader Live Show Edition

Today's post is a very special one.
I am finishing up a favorite author.
Stephanie Perkins!
For a very special Live Show!
With Miss Erika Maki
The Maniacal Reader!
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Title:  Anna And The French Kiss
(Anna And The French Kiss #1)
Author:  Stephanie Perkins
Format:  Kindle
Length:  372 pages
Publisher:  Dutton Juvenile

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend. 

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

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InkSlinger PR Presents: Tell Me A Secret: Release Day Blitz + Giveaway

Today we have the new release for Tell Me A Secret by Tamara Lush! Check it out and grab your copy of this sexy new novella today!! 

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Tell me a Secret AMAZON


About Tell Me A Secret: 

A flirtatious reading of erotica blossoms into something deep and tender in the steamy Florida heat...Emma and Caleb's journey continues in Tell Me a Secret. Don't miss this explosive new episode of The Story Series
***
He promised her forever, but now he's gone ... leaving her searching for the truth. 
***
A pregnant wife struggles to remain true to her marriage after her husband's mysterious disappearance. But as she must bear their child and go on without him, she wonders how long she can wait.

Caleb is gone. Somehow he disappeared from the new business complex in Brazil, leaving no trace. With all the millions at his family's command, neither company security, the police or private detectives can find him. Was he kidnapped or murdered ... or did he walk away of his own free will?

Emma nearly goes mad with grief, only the necessity to keep her baby safe and well helping her hang on. Her sleep is plagued with erotic dreams and nightmares, all starring Caleb. Her days are spent wondering and waiting for any scrap of news. Adding to her pain, the Brazilian police probe for illicit secrets that may have drawn Caleb away. Only his siblings and her best friend help her hang on.

But when Emma must bear Caleb's daughter without him at her side, she realizes Caleb may never come home. Can she make a life for herself and her daughter with his family, even with the huge hole in their midst? And what happens when his younger brother Colin ignites conflict that she alone can resolve?

Secrets may have taken Caleb from Emma ... but what about her own secrets?

  Grab your copy today: TELL ME A SECRET


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Catch Up on the Series:
Buy Links:

TELL ME A STORY (Free):

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Tamara Lush Bio:

During the day, Tamara Lush writes news as a journalist with The Associated Press. At night, she writes fictional romance tales about complicated, sexy men and the women who love them.
Her first full-length novel, HOT SHADE, was published in September 2015 with Boroughs Publishing Group. INTO THE HEAT is her second full-length novel and it’s also with Boroughs.
TELL ME A STORY is Tamara’s first novella. It’s the first episode of The Story Series, a five-novella serial about a bookstore owner who reads erotica to a billionaire during a literary event in Florida.
When Tamara isn’t reporting, writing or reading, she’s doing yoga, cooking for her Italian husband or chasing her dogs on a beach on Florida's Gulf Coast. She loves connecting with people on social media.


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Take The Long Way Home Again...In More Ways Than One With "Liberty Street"

27876761 Title:  Liberty Street
Author:  Dianne Warren
Review Format:  eARC
Length:  384 pages
Publisher:  Marian Woods/Putnum
Rating:  2.5 Stars

A deeply affecting novel about the truths we avoid and the bad choices that come back to haunt us.

While gridlocked in the churchyard of a small Irish town, the traffic frozen in place for the funeral of a young mother and her infant, an unbidden thought comes to Frances Moon. “I lost a baby when I was nineteen.” She is surprised by how easily the long-suppressed memory slips into her consciousness, and by her own voice as she speaks the thought aloud to Ian, her partner of twenty years.
            The next morning, Ian is gone.
            Numbed by this abandonment, Frances sets out for the small town in western Canada where she grew up—and where she began to make so many poor choices. The novel flashes back to Frances as a curious, imaginative, and well-loved little girl who begins to lose herself once forced from her family’s idyllic farm and into school. As she withdraws inward, only two people offer comfort: Dooley Sullivan, an older boy, a prankster who is always in trouble, and Silas Chance, a decorated veteran of World War Two, an Indian who works at the local lumberyard, and the Moon family’s new tenant. Silas dies violently, the victim of a hit-and-run. And at the site there is evidence the driver stopped but did not help. In such a small town with the usual racial prejudices, the case is never solved. But years later, on the evening of her marriage, Frances knows who the driver was. And possibly, so does Dooley.
            There are no huge miracles in Liberty Street, only small gestures from characters alive on the page with grace and humor. Warren is a born storyteller, a magus who creates flawed but enduring characters who seek a way to redeem their lives. Written with compassion and wry humor, this is a novel to cheer for. -Goodreads
 

My Thoughts 
Dianne Warren's Liberty Street is a book that starts off well enough.  Introducing readers to a middle aged Francis Moon, and her partener Ian.  The two are on holiday in Ireland; when an unexpected traffic jam, a very tragic funeral, and a long kept secret cause the them to part ways.  Eventually driving Francis away from the life that she has so meticulously crafted for herself.  Back to the small town of Elliot, in Saskatchewan Province, and back to her past. 

The best way to describe reading Liberty Street would be, that it is like walking six miles and around the corner, just to cross the street.  The view might be interesting, and you might learn a few things along the way.  But you're also tired, sore, and wondering why the hell you didnt just cross the damn street, in the first place. By the time that you get where ever it is that you actually end up...that is.
Granted, most readers want to know the circumstances that went into making the fiftysomething Francis live life the way that she does. But there is absolutely no reason why we have to relive her life from the time that she is barely five years old, to do so.

Image result for 2 starsThis is not to say that said life experience, and the players there in, are not both worthy of a perusal.  They are.  The small town quirk, decisions, actions, and ways of thinking (particularly in relation to Francis) will make you run the emotional gambit; in very unexpected ways.

It is in fact often these characters, (many of whom finding their way into Francis' life as tenants of her family's Liberty Street rental property) and the reader's relationship to them, that succeeds in keeping reader attention.  A very welcome diversion; when the repeated self absorption and learned mediocrity exhibited by Francis reaches asinine levels.

It is however, quite a shame that the stellar character craft that goes into breathing life into characters like the ill fated, but strangely enticing Dooley Sullivan.  (So great a presence in the life of our anti-heroine, that he is even granted his own POV for a short while.)  Is never a boon granted to the more recent, and in some cases, more relevant Ian.

Remember him?

Francis sure doesn't.

Which leads one to the story element, or lack there of, that serves as the proverbial 'final nail in its plot coffin'.  That of resolution.  There really isn't one.  Not in the epiphany laden sense that one would expect from someone who has supposedly discovered that, you can indeed 'go home again'.

Reviewer's Note:  This review was given in exchange for a review copy of the work, obtained through Penguin First To Read.  The opinions expressed herein are solely those of the reviewer, and have in no way been influenced by the publisher or their agents.

About Dianne
Dianne Warren Dianne Warren grew up in Saskatchewan and attended the University of Regina where, although she did some coursework with writers such as Joan Givner and Ken Mitchell, she graduated in 1976 with a BFA in Visual Arts. She then spent three years in rural northeastern Saskatchewan and in 1979 returned to Regina, where she lives with her husband, visual artist Bruce Anderson, and their two sons. 
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