Choose Lora Leigh's <em>Collision Point</em> Cover! Choose Lora Leigh's Collision Point Cover! Team H & H Which Lora Leigh cover belongs on bookshelves? Vote now! <i>Shameless</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Shameless: Exclusive Excerpt Nana Malone and M. Malone "You know, I hear you can go blind if you use those things too much." <i>Wed to a Spy</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Wed to a Spy: Exclusive Excerpt Sharon Cullen "Aimee closed her eyes and drew in a deep breath..." <i>Outlaw’s Honor</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Outlaw’s Honor: Exclusive Excerpt B.J. Daniels "He's determined to protect her—and he'll risk his life to do it…"
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May 23, 2017
Dirty Dancing’s Johnny and Baby Last Forever
Mala Bhattacharjee
May 23, 2017
Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Bennett, Douglas, Witt, Dee, York, Willoughby, Dean, and Vaughn
Team H & H
May 23, 2017
Bonnie and Clyde: History's Most Infamous Couple
Jenni L. Walsh
May 20, 2017
ICYMI: Latest Free E-Book, The White Princess, Binge Read, and more!
Team H & H
May 19, 2017
Start Reading Roni Loren’s The Ones Who Got Away!
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Tue
May 23 2017 4:30pm

Sweet Surrender: Romance News & Deals from L.A. Banks & Jayne Ann Krentz

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

Surrender the Dark by L.A. BanksDeal Alert: L.A. Banks' urban fantasy Surrender the Dark is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & NobleKobo | iBooks | etc.* Half-human, half-angel Celeste is working to save the world with her protector, the angel Azrael, whose desire for her could imprison him among humans forever... Banks's books are a good example of the sometimes blurry line between urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Deal Alert: Jayne Ann Krentz's contemporary romance Deep Waters is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Charity and Elias are both high-powered CEOs looking for simpler lives, so any relationship between them would be a bad idea...or so they think until they unite forces to catch a murderer. Krentz ranks as one of H&H readers' favorite prolific authors.

Deal Alert: Leigh Bardugo's YA fantasy novel Six of Crows is $2.99 in e-book at AmazonKobo | iBooks | etc.* Enjoy a good heist story? The first book in a duology, Six of Crows follows a group of six outcasts—Kaz, Inej, Wylan, Jesper, Nina, and Matthias—angling for a better life...even if they have to steal it. There's adventure and romance aplenty, but heads up: HEAs are not guaranteed in this one. Here's 10 other fantasy novels you should read.

Deal Alert: Bella Andre's romantic suspense Wild Heat is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Arson investigator Maya had one unforgettable night of passion with firefighter Logan—and then he became her number-one suspect in an investigation. Luckily for Logan, we all know there are at least 5 reasons to love firefighters.

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Tue
May 23 2017 3:00pm

Dirty Dancing’s Johnny and Baby Last Forever—And You Can’t Tell Us Any Different!

Dirty Dancing

Baby and Johnny live happily ever after. Sure, it’s easy to write off the events of 1987’s beloved Dirty Dancing as a beautiful summer fling set to a kickass 1960s soundtrack—most people do—but I’m here to tell you that they make it. They survive past the credits and the last strains of “The Time of My Life.”

The basic plot of the movie involves a privileged, sheltered, college-bound girl, played by Jennifer Grey, falling for Patrick Swayze’s blue-collar dance instructor. But like so many romance novels we’ve devoured and loved, the emotional core is that they connect despite their differences — and they admire each other because of them. I’ve read summaries that describe Johnny as the worldly one in the relationship — and maybe he is sexually, but in all other ways...? Baby holds the power. Yes, she’s wealthy and educated, but she’s also fearless and brave and strong in her convictions. She goes after what she wants—and who she wants. That floors Johnny. Ultimately, he’s the one seduced, not her. 

Johnny: “I've never known anyone like you. You think you can make the world better. Somebody's lost, you find them. Somebody's bleeding—”

Baby: “I go get my daddy. That's really brave, like you said.”

Johnny: “That took a lot of guts to go to him! You are not scared of anything.”

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Tue
May 23 2017 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Anna Bennett, Emma Douglas, L.A. Witt, Bonnie Dee, Zoe York, Kate Willoughby, Cate Dean, and Violet Vaughn

Team H&H has some great covers for you today for upcoming titles to help you keep your TBR pile fully stocked! Check out the reveals from authors Anna Bennett, Emma Douglas, L.A. Witt, Bonnie Dee, and from authors Zoe York, Kate Willoughby, Cate Dean, and Violet Vaughn who are writing in the Camp Firefly Falls universe!

The Rogue is Back in Town by Anna Bennett

The Rogue is Back in Town by Anna Bennett

“Hide your daughters and your maiden aunts…

Lord Samuel Travis is back.” —The London Hearsay, special society edition

Equal parts scoundrel and seducer, he’s returned to London determined to mend the rift with his older brother. All Sam must do is take possession of a tumbledown town house. A seemingly simple task, except the house is occupied—by an infuriating, whip-smart beauty who refuses to do his bidding.

Miss Juliette Lacey’s wallflower days are over. She has a plan to turn her eccentric family into the toast of the ton—but the devilishly handsome rake trying to oust them from their home thwarts her at every turn. How can one man be so vexing and make her simmer with desire?

As her attraction to Sam deepens, Julie’s problems grow—she may have, once upon a time, secretly shared a kiss with his honorable older brother. Suddenly, Julie’s caught between a rogue and a marquess, between passion and respectability. Torn between two brothers, what’s a girl to do?

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of The Rogue is Back in Town by Anna Bennett, available January 2, 2018:

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Tue
May 23 2017 12:00pm

Bonnie and Clyde: History’s Most Infamous Couple

Becoming Bonnie by Jennie L. Walsh

Today we're thrilled to welcome author Jenni L. Walsh (Becoming Bonnie) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. May 23 is the fateful day when Bonnie and Clyde's crime spree came to an end, but this criminal couple's story has endured for almost 100 years. Jenni is here today to talk about some of the mystique surround this couple and why so many years later, their dark story still fascinates. Thanks, Jenni!

Today marks the anniversary of the day the law brought down notorious American outlaws Bonnie and Clyde eighty-three years ago. At only twenty-three and twenty-five years old, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were fugitives, eluding police for twenty-two months and leaving a path of death and destruction in their wake.

On May 23, 1934, the duo sat side by side in their Ford V8, traveling down a dirt road. Upon noticing an acquaintance’s broken-down truck, they slowed to help. Bonnie and Clyde didn’t know the law lay in wait. Gunfire erupted. Two minutes later, the roar of gunfire ceased and Bonnie and Clyde’s Ford had been riddled with 167 bullets. Researchers say the duo were shot more than fifty times each. Bonnie was the first known woman to be gunned down by the law in American history.

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Tue
May 23 2017 9:30am

First look: Graceley Knox’s Mark of Truth (May 23, 2017)

Mark of Truth by Graceley Knox

Graceley Knox
Mark of Truth (Wicked Kingdoms #1)
Graceley Knox / May 23, 2017 / $5.99 digital

If you like your heroine strong, sassy, and sarcastic, then Ever is your girl and Graceley Knox's Mark of Truth is your fantasy romance. She's been raised among humans but her kind has not been secreted from her. In fact, she goes around and hunts messed up fae and brings them back to their world. 

But a prophecy years ago talks about how a girl with fire red hair will eventually rule the realm of the fae. Also years ago, a decree was created that made it illegal for the different type of fae to marry.  Yeah, we're talking purification of species. And Ever is of course tied to everything. Even she may not be what she seems, being of half Elf and half human.

Ever Leath Cine knows her mother is Elven loyalty. She’s no nonsense and has come to love her role hunting messed up fae. Part human and part Fae, she roams the earth and protects us from fae gone bad.  That is until thee goblins decide they must protect Ever, convince her she’s the daughter of a lost goblin king. Which would make her half-goblin , not human. She’s not quick to embrace this new stature since it implies a death sentence. Apparently, when the light elven king purified the races, it also made offspring like her illegal.

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Tue
May 23 2017 8:13am

What Romance Trend Do You Wish You Understood?

Confused Woman

So many books coming out every week means so many different trends for people to try! Not all books are for all readers, however. There are some trends we just... don't get. 

What trend do you not get? Do you ever WANT to get it? Do you not get the appeal, but still find yourself intrigued by the books? 

Tell me about it in the comments!

Mon
May 22 2017 4:34pm

Fools for Love: Romance News & Deals from Brynn Kelly & Jay Crownover

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

Deception Island by Brynn KellyDeal Alert: Brynn Kelly's romantic suspense Deception Island is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Rafe will do anything to get his kidnapped son back—even abduct an American heiress at the behest of his blackmailers. But when he captures a lookalike con artist, Holly, instead, Rafe realizes he's in way, way over his head...in more ways than one. Read a scene now.

Deal Alert: Jay Crownover's contemporary Riveted, a Saints of Denver novel, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Dash “Church” Churchill wasn't planning to settle down in Denver, but the irresistible Dixie tempts him like no one else. When a Saint falls, he falls hard.

Deal Alert: Kate Pearce's contemporary Western The Maverick Cowboy, Book 2 in the Morgan Ranch series, is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Drawn back to his family's cattle ranch after serving as a Marine, Blue Morgan is immediately captivated by the new veterinarian, Jenna. Trouble is, she's got enough on her plate without adding a tempting cowboy. (Sure, Jenna.) Never underestimate the appeal of a cowboy hero.

Deal Alert: Jesse Petersen's paranormal romance Married with Zombies is $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* A zombie apocalypse can do wonders for a marriage! Or so it turns out for Sarah and David, who are on the brink of divorce and seeing a counselor when zombies attack and they suddenly find themselves fighting not only for their love but their very survival. There's always time for romance—even at the end of the world.

[+Passionflix, Orphan Black trailer, and more...]

Mon
May 22 2017 3:00pm

The “Why” Behind the Current Daddy Kink Trend in Romance

Hold Me Down by Sara Taylor Woods

Today we're thrilled to welcome Sara Taylor Woods (Hold Me Down) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Erotic romance is known for pushing boundaries, but behind every taboo concept there's a reason why people are drawn to it. Today, Sara is here to discuss the why behind one particular kink—and a trend we've seen a lot on the best seller list: The Daddy Kink. Thanks, Sara.

A decade has passed since the housing bubble burst. A decade since we sank into the worst recession the world has seen in many years—a recession we’re still trying to claw our way out of.

Stay with me. I’m here to talk about romance, I promise.

For most of us, the last decade has been economically trying, at best. In the last ten years, those of us who emerged, blinking and wet-eared, into Adulthood have seen the flaws in the promises we were made as children: a college degree means a good job; a good job means buying property and living without credit card debt. When these promises aren’t fulfilled—our degrees got us those two jobs we need to pay our rent, when we have to pick which bill has to go on the credit card, when we realize we won’t pay off our student debt until our kids are in college (if ever)—we assume it’s our fault. Somewhere we failed. We’ve made bad decisions. We’re irresponsible, ill-equipped, for adulthood.

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Mon
May 22 2017 2:00pm

Choose the Cover for Lora Leigh’s Collision Point, Book 1 in the Brute Force Series!

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Should the hero of Lora Leigh's Collision Point, Book 1 in the brand-new Brute Force series, have a beard or should he be clean-shaven? Wear a t-shirt or a tank? Stand with a hand in a pocket or with both arms at his side? All of these small decisions add up to a single big dilemma: Which of these three covers belongs on our bookshelves? Today, you get to decide!

Before we get to the voting, here's what you need to know about the Brute Force series so far: It's a spin-off from the Temping SEALS (Dangerous Games, Hidden Agendas and Killer Secrets) and Elite Ops books. That means you can expect to see some familiar faces—starting with Rory from Wild Card. In fact, we're excited to share that Rory is the hero of Collision Point, so it's his cover you're choosing! Here's the book's official description:

Riordan “Rory” Malone is a force to be reckoned with. A member of the Brute Force Protection Agency and an operative working with the Elite Ops, Rory is the fiercest of warriors and protectors.  Honed from the strong Irish stock of their grandfather and sharpened to a razor’s edge, Malone men live for one single purpose: to protect the women who own them, body and soul. From the moment he saw Amara Resnova, he knew she could be that woman.

But Amara, daughter of an alleged notorious crime lord, is a force in her own right. When she betrays her father, she’s finds herself in the arms of a man who is dangerous for her body and soul.

Can Rory keep Amara safe while protecting his own heart? Can Amara trust Rory not to break hers even as the danger mounts, threatening to take them and their passion to a breaking point?

Now, take a close look at all three cover options below, and then cast your vote for the best cover design anytime between now and Friday, May 26, at noon Eastern Time. Be sure to check back after the poll closes on Friday to see which design won the most votes to appear on the final cover!

 

[Study all 3 covers up close and then vote!...]

Mon
May 22 2017 12:00pm

Now Win This!: Nalini Singh’s Silver Silence ARC Sweepstakes!

Click here to enter for a chance to win an ARC of Nalini Singh's Silver Silence!

Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling world is expands in her upcoming release Silver Silence. We've speculated before about the direction of the Trinity series and what's in store for Silence the Consortium, and the PsyNet.

Read an exclusive excerpt from Silver Silence and join in on the speculation converstation about what's to come from this exciting addition to the Psy-Changeling world! 

Team H&H is thrilled to give you the opportunity to enter for a chance to win an advanced reader copy (ARC) of Singh's Silver Silence! Don't miss out!

Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

Learn more about Silver Silence here:

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world with a story of wild passion and darkest betrayal...

Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him.

Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence—her mind clear of all emotion—Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.

Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed...

Click here to enter for a chance to win an ARC of Nalini Singh's Silver Silence!

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Mon
May 22 2017 11:05am

Consider Victoria’s Season 2 Christened

It's Victoria Day, a day we in the U.S. are not lucky enough to celebrate, but we're still reaping the benefits thanks to PBS's Masterpiece, who shared a first look at Season 2 on Twitter! Season 1 of Victoria ended with Victoria and Albert firmly our favorite ship (though we'll never forget our Victoria/Melbourne feels) and they welcomed their first born! 

 

The stakes are likely to get even higher for the young monarch. She's convinced some of her initial neighsayers that she's the queen the country needs, but what will happen in Season 2? Well, as history tells us Victoria and Albert had a short time together, but lots of children—so at the very least we'll prepare for even more yummy scenes between them! 

[Just can't get enough...]

Mon
May 22 2017 9:30am

Master of None Gave Us the Most Romantic Scene of the Summer

Master of None's Francesca and Dev

Move over Rachel... Is it time to fall for Dev and Francesca?

Note: This post contains spoilers for all-aired episodes of Master of None, and in particular, the Season 2 finale. 

I didn't expect to fall in love so thoroughly with Master of None. The first season absolutely blew me away, so I was cautious, as always, to even start the second season fearing that all the wonderful things about the show would somehow change.

I'm so happy to be wrong.

In the first season, the burgeoning relationship between Dev and Rachel was a dream to watch, but at the end of the season their future was uncertain.

At the start of season two, we get our answer—they're not together anymore. For a romantic, it's kind of heartbreaking because their relationship developed in such a genuine way. But at the start of this new season, we find Dev in Italy, making pasta like he'd set out to do at the end of season one.

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Mon
May 22 2017 8:03am

Romance Used to Mean Something Very Different

Romantic evening

Last week, Merriam-Webster reminded us that “romance” didn't exactly have a romantic origin—and dates back to the fifth century. We know the word has many different meanings, but did you know it dates back to the Romans and that the word actually stems from the Latin word for the Romans? Finding out the origins of words can be surprising—especially when the first meaning looks quite different from what it means today. Can you think of a word like romance that has changed greatly over the years? What's your favorite word origin story?

Read more about the chivalric origins of “romance” at Merriam-Webster. 

Sun
May 21 2017 12:01pm
Excerpt

M. Malone, Nana Malone Excerpt: Shameless

Nana Malone and M. Malone

Shameless by M. Malone, Nana Malone

I am the thing that goes bump in the night. I am a liar, a protector...a killer... I am Noah Blake.

There is only one light in my darkness, one bright ray in the storm of my life. Lucia DeMarco. And I’ll do anything for her. Anything except show her who I really am...an assassin. Well, former assassin. I don’t really do that anymore...usually.

It would be easier if she didn’t call me names. Asshole, control freak … shameless. It would also be easier if she didn’t look at me with those trusting gray eyes. If I didn’t dream about the perfect curve of her — never mind all that. The point is she’s digging into my world, my secrets, and it’s going to get her killed.

But first, we have another more immediate concern. Lucia is going on a date—With someone else...

And I’m not allowed to kill this one.

Noah’s Cliffhanger Warning:
Ladies, I know you want to see the full package. But I have to tease you first. So I’m just going to open a few buttons so you can take a peek. And while you’re at it, hold onto your panties because I like it dirty. (The Shameless series unfolds over the course of three books)

Get a sneak peek at M. Malone, Nana Malone's Shameless (available May 22, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Do not think about Lucia.

Do not think about Lucia lying naked in bed.

Not that Noah knew whether Lucia slept naked or not, but either way, it didn't matter to his dick. Damn thing hadn’t gone down since he’d gotten a taste of her.

He was such an idiot. He should have never kissed her. Because once that line was crossed, there was no going back. No pretending. She'd been there, she’d felt the desperation he had to keep touching her, to keep holding her, pressing his body into hers. It was unmistakable. His only option right now was to attempt to bring them back to normal. To before.

[Read the full Shameless excerpt...]

Sun
May 21 2017 11:00am

First Look: Madeline Hunter’s The Most Dangerous Duke in London (May 30, 2017)

The Most Dangerous Duke in London by Madeline Hunter

Madeline Hunter
The Most Dangerous Duke in London (Decadent Dukes #1)
Zebra / May 30, 2017 / $7.99 print, $5.99 digital

Madeline Hunter begins a new series with The Most Dangerous Duke in London, a story of revenge turned to love.

Adam became the Duke of Stratton when his father committed suicide over rumors that Adam’s father helped finance Napoleon’s escape from Elba many years ago. Adam and his French mother retreated to Paris, but now, ten years later, he returns with a dangerous reputation for dueling and a desire for revenge.

The rumors that lead to the duke’s death were started by the late Earl of Marwood and he is surprised when the old Dowager Marwood proposes a truce between the families by means of a marriage. Adam is intrigued by the possibilities for revenge by marrying the young and sweet Emilia, but he becomes downright enthusiastic after he meets the elder sister, Lady Clara.

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Sat
May 20 2017 12:00pm

First Look: Lorraine Heath’s An Affair with a Notorious Heiress (May 30, 2017)

An Affair with a Notorious Heiress by Lorraine Heath

Lorraine Heath
An Affair with a Notorious Heiress
Avon / May 30, 2017 / $7.99, $6.99

Lorraine Heath returns with a historical romance that touches on all aspects of love. We understand why the hero is jaded, why the heroine is shunned and why these two should be with each other.

Alistair Mabry is the Marquess of Rexton and he has had the unfortunate reality of growing up under the scandalous union of his common mother and the Duke of Greystone. Hence after he has built a prestigious life over the years, and she the scandal, the last thing he wants is another scandal. Nope. The future Mrs. Mabry must be of the utmost stock of aristocracy, untainted and innocent and pure.

Of course, we know that love is not so simple.  

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Fri
May 19 2017 4:30pm

It’s Hot, Stay in and Read: Romance News & Deals from Jacquelyn Frank, Mia Marlowe and More

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

Thirst by Jacquelyn Frank

Deal Alert: Jacquelyn Frank's paranormal romance Thirst is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Rafe DaSilva is an energy vampire who relies on the sun for sustenance and avoids human interaction whenever possible. But Rafe’s fascination with a beautiful blonde police detective may put everything at risk.

Deal Alert: Mia Marlowe's historical romance Never Resist a Rake is $.99 at Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | etc.* John Barrett learns he's heir to a marquessate and is determined not to lose his freedom to marriage-minded mamas. Enter widowed Rebecca and all of John's best laid plans go awry. Get a peek of John and Rebecca's banter in an excerpt from the book. 

Deal Alert: Addison Fox's contemporary romance At Last is $1.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* The first book in Fox's Brooklyn Brotherhood series brings Emma back home to Brooklyn and to her family-run brewery. Nick Kelley finds his way back home after his NFL career is cut short and wants to purchase the Brooklyn mainstay. Emma and Nick reconnect only to find themselves on opposing sides even as their attraction grows deeper. 

Deal Alert: Tillie Cole's dark romance Reap is $1.99 at Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Go on a journey with 221—a Georgian mob prisoner given an obedience drug—and Talia, a woman desperate to break free from that life. Don't you just love a mobster redemption story?

[+Erotic anthology cover]

Fri
May 19 2017 3:00pm

New Old Loves: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give a special shoutout to a few of our favorite comments, and the readers behind them. We love your work!

*Spoilers ahead for J.R. Ward's The Chosen and Lecia Cornwall's Beauty and the Highland Beast*


BT enjoyed the exchanging of ideas

BT in J.R. Ward’s The Chosen Discussion Thread

Thoroughly enjoyed all the comments and fan theories! Totally agree with Devina coming back and somehow getting mangled into the BDB world. Very exciting and well played by J.R. I shrug at the whole V storyline—it was his and Jane's turn to have a rough patch in their relationship, and we all know he has certain needs; makes sense for him to think about straying. Quinn's reaction was way out of character, but I do believe it was the catalyst needed for Layla to get some backbone. Although I do admit that the happily ever after ending between Blay, Quinn, Xcor, and Layla was too wrapped too neatly. Like, Xcor and Quinn being all buddy buddy over Lyric? WTF—nice, neat, bow. Bleh.

I'm just gonna throw this out, but Saxon and Bitty's uncle. Yep. I said it. There was some obvious chemistry, and attraction (at least from Saxon's end) towards the quite, rugged, thoughtful uncle of Bitty's (what's his name?)—Wouldn't be surprised if he discovers his sexuality being so “young” for a vampire.

And then I thought I had it down, when we introduced the Legacy series—I thought for sure, Axe would somehow fixate on Bitty. Hear me out. Because Axe is into kink and Bitty experienced an abusive childhood, the fit wouldn't be right, but they'd figure it out together, yada yada yada. I thought I had something good there. *shrugs* can't win 'em all.

[+2 more comments of the week]

Fri
May 19 2017 2:00pm

Cover + Excerpt Reveal: Start Reading Roni Loren’s The Ones Who Got Away!

The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren

There's nothing better than discovering the next book from one of your favorite authors—what's even better is when you can get a sneak peek at that book far in advance! Today we have it all with the exclusive cover reveal of Roni Loren's The Ones Who Got Away and a chance to start reading it now with an excerpt of the first three chapters!

Learn more about the book here:

Twelve years ago, tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a small number of students survived, a group the media dubbed as The Ones Who Got Away.

Now, web designer Liv Arias, along with the rest of the survivors, have returned to the small Texas town to tell their stories for a documentary. Which means Liv seeing former star-athlete and old flame Finn Dorsey. A lot happened between them that night and Liv is ready to end their decade-long riff and move on. But when her attempt at closure turns into a steamy kiss, moving on proves much more difficult than either of them thought...

Liv's words cut off as Finn got closer. The man approaching was nothing like the boy she'd known. The bulky football muscles had streamlined into a harder, leaner package. The smooth face was now dusted with scruff, and the look in his deep green eyes held no trace of boyish innocence. A thousand things were in those eyes. A thousand things welled up in Liv.

If that description had you saying “I need this now!” then you're in luck! We have the first three chapters right here for you to read right away!

Get a sneak peek of Roni Loren's The Ones Who Got Away (available January 8, 2018) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1-3. Happy reading!

[Read the exclusive excerpt below!]