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Sun
Mar 26 2017 12:00pm
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Garrett Leigh Excerpt: Strays

Garrett Leigh

Strays by Garrett Leigh

Work, sleep, work, repeat. Nero’s lonely life suits him just fine until his best friend, Cass, asks him to take on a new apprentice—a beautiful young man who’s never set foot in a professional kitchen. Despite his irritation and his lifelong ability to shut the world out, Nero is mesmerised by the vibrant stray, especially when he learns what drove him to seek sanctuary on Nero’s battered old couch.

Lenny Mitchell is living under a cloud of fear. Pursued by a stalker, he has nowhere left to run until Nero offers him a port in a storm—a job at the hottest restaurant in Shepherd’s Bush. Kitchen life proves heady and addictive, and it’s not long before he finds himself falling hard and fast for the man who has taken him in.

Fast-forward a month and a neither man can imagine life without the other, but one thing stands in their way: a lifetime of horrors Nero can’t bring himself to share with Lenny. Or can he? For the first time ever, happiness is there for the taking, and Nero must learn to embrace it before fate steps in and rips it away.

Get a sneak peek at Garrett Leigh's Strays (available March 25, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Midnight found them knocking the air out of huge bowls of spelt dough and rolling it into small, pizza-sized balls.

Lenny groaned as he covered the trays with damp tea towels. “You’re such a tease. Do we really have to leave them another twenty-four hours?”

“Yup. That tray over there is gonna go forty-eight. We’re fermenting it, remember?”

[Read the full Strays excerpt...]

Sat
Mar 25 2017 12:00pm
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Juliette Cross Excerpt: The Black Lily

Juliette Cross

The Black Lily by Juliette Cross

Cinderella like you’ve never seen before...

With the threat of the vampire monarchy becoming stronger every day, the Black Lily must take drastic measures. As the leader of the underground resistance, Arabelle concocts the perfect idea to gain the attention of the Glass Tower. Her plan? Attend the vampire prince’s blood ball and kill him. Fortunately for Prince Marius, her assassination goes awry, and Arabelle flees, leaving behind only her dagger.

Marius is desperate to find the woman whose kiss turned into attempted murder, hunting for the mysterious assassin he can’t push out of his mind. But what he uncovers could change the course of his life forever...

Get a sneak peek at Juliette Cross's The Black Lily (available March 27, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

ARABELLE:

“So tell me, Prince Marius, what happens to the blood concubines when they are too old for you to keep?”

“Please, call me Marius.”

He took her hand in his, sliding his thumb gently across the top, and removed her mask with the other. It wouldn’t matter if he saw her face, for he would be dead soon. He paused after removing the mask, examining every line and curve. She let him.

“We provide all retired concubines a mansion of their own wherever they want to live in the Varis Empire, with sovereigns enough to spend their lifetime in luxury.”

[Read the full The Black Lily excerpt...]

Fri
Mar 24 2017 12:03pm
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Jackie Ashenden Excerpt: Sin for Me

Jackie Ashenden

Sin for Me (Motor City Royals Series #3) by Jackie Ashenden

It was anything but easy, but Gideon Black has finally managed to create a safe haven for himself on the gritty streets of Detroit. He worked hard to get on the straight and narrow, pulling himself up from an underground crime syndicate before it consumed him completely. But the past isn’t staying put, and now that it’s come calling, it’s not after him, but the woman he considers the closest thing he has to family . . .

Zoe James has always loved Gideon more than anything in the world. She knows he only wants to keep her safe, but his overprotectiveness has taken over her life and it’s got to stop. She’s sick of him treating her like a little girl, but is she woman enough to handle the truth when it finally comes out? As old enemies close in, a complicated but undeniable passion is growing between them. Gideon tries to hold on to Zoe and keep her safe, but he may have to let her go in order to save them both . . .

Get a sneak peek at Jackie Ashenden's Sin for Me (available March 28, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

God, could she be any dumber?

Now here he was, standing in front of her, and she was caged against the wall by six foot four of solid, male muscle. He was a virtual wall all by himself, what with his height and the width of his powerful shoulders and broad chest. A mechanic with the body of a gladiator. A body she wanted to touch with every breath in her.

She stared up at him, trying to mask her reaction to his physical closeness. It should have gotten easier over the years, but it hadn’t. She still blushed like a fool whenever he was around and her heartbeat still raced whenever he got close.

[Read the full Sin for Me excerpt...]

Thu
Mar 23 2017 12:00pm
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Sawyer Bennett Excerpt: The Hard Truth About Sunshine

Sawyer Bennett

The Hard Truth About Sunshine by Sawyer Bennett

An angry, bitter amputee.
An optimist losing her eyesight.
A dying kid.
A suicidal thief.
Four people with nothing in common but their destination.

Despite having narrowly escaped death's clutches, Christopher Barlow is grateful for nothing. His capacity to love has been crushed. He hates everyone and everything, completely unable to see past the gray stain of misery that coats his perception of the world. It's only after he involuntarily joins a band of depressed misfits who are struggling to overcome their own problems, does Christopher start to re-evaluate his lot in life. What could they possibly learn from one another? How could they possibly help each other to heal? And the question that Christopher asks himself over and over again... can he learn to love again?

He's about to find out as he embarks upon a cross country trip with a beautiful woman who is going blind, a boy with terminal cancer, and an abuse victim who can't decide whether she wants to live or die.

Get a sneak peek at Sawyer Bennett's The Hard Truth About Sunshine (available March 28, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

I peruse the candy selection offered in this convenience store while my SUV is gassing up. I’m looking for my favorites, because junk food is always essential on a road trip. I’ll admit… it dredges up some bitter memories because the only road trips I ever really took were with Maria, but I’m not going to let my love of sour gummy worms, corn nuts and white cheddar popcorn be marred by the memory of what we were to each other but are no longer.

“Corn nuts?” I hear Jillian say from behind me as I grab a bag.

[Read the full The Hard Truth About Sunshine excerpt...]

Wed
Mar 22 2017 12:30pm
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Karen Booth Excerpt: The Ten-Day Baby Takeover

Karen Booth

The Ten-Day Baby Takeover by Karen Booth

A billionaire's baby deal!

One look into his infant son's trusting blue gaze and Aiden Langford knows his wild, carefree days are over. If only he can get Sarah Daltrey, his son's temporary guardian, to give him daddy lessons… Certainly the soft-hearted entrepreneur will agree to his ten-day proposal to stay as the nanny. Aiden just needs to keep his mind on parenting and off Sarah's seductive curves…

Being in the handsome tycoon's arms puts up Sarah's emotional defenses even as her body begs her to let go. But being a babysitter with benefits isn't on her agenda—especially for a father and son who might steal her heart…

Get a sneak peek at Karen Booth's The Ten-Day Baby Takeover (available April 4, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

This snippet is from the end of Chapter Two, when Sarah Daltrey, temporary guardian of Aiden Langford’s infant son, is negotiating with him about taking custody.

Of course, most single men, especially those who notoriously played the field, weren’t in a position to drop everything and care for a baby. But Aiden Langford wasn’t most men. Didn’t he have a pile of money to throw at the problem? “I used to be a nanny. Past tense. That’s no longer my vocation.” She stopped short of admitting that she didn’t have the stomach for it anymore. “You’ll need to hire someone. I wrote down the number for the top nanny agency in the city for you. One phone call and they’ll send someone over to help you.”

“So I’m not only supposed to work with a complete stranger to take care of a baby, but the baby is supposed to accept that, too?”

[Read the full The Ten-Day Baby Takeover excerpt...]

Tue
Mar 21 2017 12:00pm
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Shelly Laurenston Excerpt: The Unyielding

Shelly Laurenston

The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston

Stieg Engstrom, Angriest Viking Ever, has got big problems. The human Viking Clans of earth are in danger of being obliterated—along with the rest of the world—and the only one who may be able to save them is a super pain-in-the-ass Crow. Most people annoy Stieg, but this is the one woman he really can’t stand…

Erin Amsel loves being a Crow! Why wouldn’t she when the other Viking Clans are so hilariously arrogant and humorless? She’s not about to let all that come to an end! She just didn’t expect to be shoulder to shoulder in battle with Stieg. Then again, he’s so easy to torment—and also kind of cute.

With the future of the world riding on them, Stieg knows he’ll have to put aside his desperate need to kiss the smirk right off Erin’s face. Wait. What? He didn’t mean that—did he? No! They have one goal: To conquer the idiots. Because nothing bugs Stieg more than when idiots win. If only he can keep himself from suddenly acting like one…

Get a sneak peek at Shelly Laurenston's The Unyielding (available March 28, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

I can’t believe he has you walking his goat.” Karen shook her head. “I can’t believe he has a goat. He picks up the weirdest strays. Why can’t he just get a dog or a cat like everyone else?” She shrugged. “I used to have a lizard that I found in the trash. But nope…he’s gotta be…Stieg.”

With a sigh, she moved toward the elevator and Erin continued down the building’s front steps, the goat now pulling her until they were outside.

Once they were on the street, the goat seemed to calm down and walked beside Erin with no problem. She was like a well-trained dog on the leash.

[Read the full The Unyielding excerpt...]

Mon
Mar 20 2017 2:00pm
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Hot on Ice Sampler #6: Hockey Romances by Robin Covington, Andie J. Christopher, and Christi Barth

Robin Covington, Andie J. Christopher and Christi Barth

Free Ageny by Robin Covington, Full Contact by Andie J. Christopher, Check My Heart by Christi Barth

The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won the Cup. No one thought they’d do it: they were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They’d only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year’s Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship. Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love.
USA Today Bestsellers Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone and Virginia Nelson, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Desiree Holt, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you 18 romances with smoking hot heroes—both on and off the ice.

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win the Hot on Ice Sweepstakes

[Start reading the Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology excerpts...]

Mon
Mar 20 2017 11:00am
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Kristen Callihan Excerpt: The Hot Shot

Kristen Callihan

The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan

First we were friends. Then we were roommates. Now I want more…

What can I say about Chess Copper? The woman is capable of bringing me to my knees. I know this about five minutes after getting naked for her.

No one is more surprised than me. The prickly photographer my team hired to shoot our annual charity calendar isn’t my usual type. She’s defense to my offense, a challenge at every turn. But when I’m with her, all the regrets and darkness goes away. She makes life fun.

I want to know Chess, be close to her. Which is a bad idea.

Chess is looking for a relationship. I’ve never given a woman more than one night. But when fate leaves Chess without a home, I step up and offer her mine. We’re roommates now. Friends without benefits. But it’s getting harder to keep our hands off each other. And the longer we live together the more I realize she’s becoming my everything.

Trick is… Now that I’ve made her believe I’m a bad bet, how do I convince her to give this player a true shot at forever?

Get a sneak peek at Kristen Callihan's The Hot Shot (available April 17, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“I’m not sleeping with you,” I blurt out. 

“All right.”

“All right?”

He halts, which has me stopping too.  A laugh leaves him in a huff of breath. “You expect me to beg?”

“No. Of course not. I just… That was easy.”

His big shoulders lift in a shrug. “I’m an easy going guy.”

“At the risk of sounding paranoid, this all feels odd. Like you’re playing me.”

[Read the full The Hot Shot excerpt...]

Sun
Mar 19 2017 12:07pm
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Hot on Ice Sampler #5: Hockey Romances by Desiree Holt, Avery Flynn, and Xio Axelrod

Desiree Holt, Avery Flynn and Xio Axelrod

Body Check by Desiree Holt, Blade by Avery Flynn, and The Warm Up by Xio Axelrod

The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won the Cup. No one thought they’d do it: they were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They’d only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year’s Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship. Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love.
USA Today best-sellers Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone and Virginia Nelson, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Desiree Holt, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you 18 romances with smoking hot heroes—both on and off the ice.

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win the Hot on Ice Sweepstakes

[Start reading the Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology excerpts...]

Sat
Mar 18 2017 12:00pm
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Hot on Ice Sampler #4: Hockey Romances by Katie Kenyhercz, Lena Hart, and Kim Golden

Katie Kenyhercz, Lena Hart and Kim Golden

Bear Naked by Katie Kenyhercz, Courage by Lena Hart, Under the Midnight Sun by Kim Golden

The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won the Cup. No one thought they’d do it: they were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They’d only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year’s Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship. Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love.
USA Today Bestsellers Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone and Virginia Nelson, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Desiree Holt, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you 18 romances with smoking hot heroes—both on and off the ice.

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win the Hot on Ice Sweepstakes

[Start reading the Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology excerpts...]

Fri
Mar 17 2017 1:00pm

Vampires Need Love, Too—and Can Find It on V-Date?

Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons

We love paranormal romance and who hasn't fantasized about finding their own vampire soul mate! Well, thanks to V-Date, a website designed for Juliet Lyons, that fantasy can become reality... sort of! 

In Juliet's upcoming book, Dating the Undead, there's a popular dating site, and none like us mere mortals are used to! It's called V-Date and it's the place where mortals and vamps alike who are struggling to find dates in the real world, can find love in a cyber setting! We got a chance to peruse the V-Date site and man, we're wishing some of these vamps were actually up for grabs! 

Sadly, these aren't real profiles, but they're fun all the same! 

What vampire would you want to get matched up with? Who is your vampire soul mate? 

Tell us about it in the comments! 

And for those of you who are ready to take a step further in this relationship, start reading Dating the Undead below with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene!

Get a sneak peek at Juliet Lyons' Dating the Undead (available May 2, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt!

His green eyes latch on to mine, tension crackling between us like static, and for the first time since the night we met, I allow myself the luxury of a full-on stare. I trail a gaze over his body, svelte yet masculine, a sharp outline of muscle straining beneath his T-shirt. Not for the first time, I ache to be naked in his arms. I shiver, turning back to Ollie’s singing in an attempt to break the spell. Suddenly, it feels as though it’s just the two of us in the whole bar. Even the thumping music is muted by his presence, people around us paling into the shadows like ghosts.

When I turn around, Logan’s heavy-lidded eyes are still fixed on my face. This time, I don’t look away.

[Read more...]

Fri
Mar 17 2017 12:02pm
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Hot on Ice Sampler #3: Hockey Romances by Nana Malone, Kimberly Kincaid, and Heather Long

Nana Malone, Kimberly Kincaid and Heather Long

Ransom the Player by Nana Malone, Deep Check by Kimberly Kincaid, and Blocked by Heather Long

The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won the Cup. No one thought they’d do it: they were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They’d only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year’s Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship. Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love.
USA Today best-sellers Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone and Virginia Nelson, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Desiree Holt, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you 18 romances with smoking hot heroes—both on and off the ice.

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win the Hot on Ice Sweepstakes

[Start reading the Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology excerpts...]

Thu
Mar 16 2017 12:00pm
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Hot on Ice Sampler #2: Hockey Romances by Kate Meader, Virginia Nelson, and Angi Morgan

Kate Meader, Angi Morgan and Virginia Nelson

The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won the Cup. No one thought they’d do it: they were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They’d only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year’s Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship. Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love.
USA Today Bestsellers Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone and Virginia Nelson, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Desiree Holt, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you 18 romances with smoking hot heroes—both on and off the ice.

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win the Hot on Ice Sweepstakes

[Start reading the Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology excerpts...]

Wed
Mar 15 2017 12:08pm
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Hot on Ice Sampler #1: Hockey Romances by Misty D. Waters, Susan Scott Shelley, and Robin Kaye

Misty D. Waters, Susan Scott Shelley and Robin Kaye

Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology

The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won the Cup. No one thought they’d do it: they were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They’d only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year’s Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship. Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love.
USA Today Bestsellers Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone and Virginia Nelson, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Desiree Holt, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you 18 romances with smoking hot heroes—both on and off the ice.

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win the Hot on Ice Sweepstakes

[Start reading the Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology excerpts...]

Tue
Mar 14 2017 12:00pm
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Calista Fox Excerpt: The Billionaires

Calista Fox

The Billionaires by Calista Fox

Jewel Catalano, Rogen Angelini, and Vin D'Angelo had been childhood best friends, spending every possible moment with one another. Rogen became her first love, the first one to show her what pleasure could be. Until a volatile feud erupted between their powerful California wine country families and she and Rogen were torn apart from each other. What she didn't expect was to find comfort and passion like she had never known in Vin's arms and bed. But when that too ended in disaster, Jewel moved to San Francisco to work for the Catalano empire. Years later, a series of daring acquisitions brings Jewel back to River Cross, the hometown where Rogen and Vin have recently returned as well. Jewel has the curves, the smarts, and the success to bring any man to his knees—especially the two men who remained best friends and still burn to possess her.

Mixing family business with erotic pleasure ignites a smoldering love triangle. But in order to pull off the bold deal that will build the trios’ own legacy and to stay in their heady, sensual paradise, they must discover what true love really is—or lose everything their hearts' desire.

Get a sneak peek at Calista Fox's The Billionaires (available April 4, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

ONE

“You realize you’re crashing the Angelinis’ party, despite having an invitation.”

Jewel Catalano glanced up from the gorgeous ecru-colored and gold-embossed gala announcement she held in her hot little hands. A very unexpected gift from her assistant, Cameron Valens, who sat next to her in the back of a limo as they traveled the rising and falling slopes of road that cut through endless acres of ripe, rowed vineyards and tree-lined, grass-covered hills leading to the wine community of River Cross, California. Home to two internationally acclaimed vineyards that had sparked the town’s growth and stimulated its economy over the past century: the Catalano winery and the Angelini distillery.

Both cellars of exceptional reputation. Both owners bitter rivals.

[Read the full The Billionaires excerpt...]

Mon
Mar 13 2017 12:00pm
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Alyssa Cole Excerpt: An Extraordinary Union

Alyssa Cole

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past . . .

Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South—to spy for the Union Army.

Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton's Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he’s facing his deadliest mission yet—risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia.

Two undercover agents who share a common cause—and an undeniable attraction—Malcolm and Elle join forces when they discover a plot that could turn the tide of the war in the Confederacy's favor. Caught in a tightening web of wartime intrigue, and fighting a fiery and forbidden love, Malcolm and Elle must make their boldest move to preserve the Union at any cost—even if it means losing each other . . .

Get a sneak peek at Alyssa Cole's An Extraordinary Union (available March 28, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“Someone’s coming,” he said in a low voice, jumping to his feet and grabbing her hand to pull her behind him.

“The master detective at work,” she muttered, as he sprinted ahead of her into the more heavily wooded area. He dove behind a stand of thick bushes and dragged her with him just as two men stepped onto the bluff. They seemed to be surveying the wide expanse of river. Elle was so focused on the men that it took her a moment to realize how Malcolm held her.

[Read the full excerpt...]

Sun
Mar 12 2017 1:00pm
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Santino Hassell Excerpt: Insight

Santino Hassell

Insight by Santino Hassell

Growing up the outcast in an infamous family of psychics, Nate Black never learned how to control his empath abilities. Then after five years without contact, his estranged twin turns up dead in New York City. The claim of suicide doesn’t ring true, especially when a mysterious vision tells Nate it was murder. Now his long-hated gift is his only tool to investigate.

Hitching from his tiny Texas town, Nate is picked up by Trent, a gorgeous engineer who thrives on sarcasm and skepticism. The heat that sparks between them is instant and intense, and Nate ends up trusting Trent with his secrets—something he’s never done before. But once they arrive in the city, the secrets multiply when Nate discovers an underground supernatural community, more missing psychics, and frightening information about his own talent.

Nate is left questioning his connection with Trent. Are their feelings real, or are they being propelled by abilities Nate didn’t realize he had? His fear of his power grows, but Nate must overcome it to find his brother’s killer and trust himself with Trent’s heart.

Get a sneak peek at Santino Hassell's Insight (available March 11, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“So, what’s your story, kid?”

Nate tilted his head against the window and crossed his arms over his chest. His body sank into the ripped leather of the passenger seat as a warm, damp breeze blew in through the window. It was tempting to lean back into the worn fabric, but relaxing wasn’t going to happen anytime soon. Not with a stranger next to him.

“You can’t be much older than me.”

[Read the full Insight excerpt...]

Fri
Mar 10 2017 10:30am
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Linda Lael Miller Excerpt: Forever a Hero

Linda Lael Miller

Forever a Hero by Linda Lael Miller

For the youngest Carson brother, finding—and fixing—trouble seems to be all in a day's work

Mace Carson doesn't consider himself a hero. Back in college, he came upon a woman in trouble and intervened—but he was just one irate Wyoming cowboy with his boots planted firmly on the side of right. Now a successful vintner, Mace is shocked to be reunited with the woman he saved. But it turns out she's in Wyoming on business…a corporate executive representing the company that wants to buy his winery. Only, he's not selling.

Kelly Wright has never forgotten that horrible night ten years ago when Mace came to her rescue, has never forgotten him. The surprising success of a winery in the middle of ranch country has brought her to Mustang Creek, and she's secretly thrilled to discover Mace at the helm. Reluctant to mix business with pleasure, Kelly vows to keep things professional, until her attacker is released from prison and comes for vengeance…against both of them.

Get a sneak peek at Linda Lael Miller's Forever a Hero (available March 21, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Mace Carson was not a man given to obsessive thoughts; he was too busy for that, as a general rule. But at day’s end, with the landscape he loved surrounding him, cloaked in the purplish-pink haze of dusk, he couldn’t get Kelly Wright out of his mind.

He did the things he always did—checking the equipment in the winery, locking up his small, cluttered office an hour or two after he should have, walking between the long rows of vines, acres of them, looking for any sign of disease or blight. All the while, he was soaking in the singular energy of good dirt and growing things.

[Read the full Forever a Hero excerpt...]

Wed
Mar 8 2017 1:00pm
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Lynsay Sands Excerpt: Immortal Unchained

Lynsay Sands

Immortal Unchained by Lynsay Sands

Ever since Domitian Argenis recognized Sarita as his life mate, he’s been waiting for the perfect moment to claim her. Those fantasies did not include him being chained to a table in a secret lab or both of them being held hostage by a mad scientist. Somehow, they have to escape…

Sarita has seen some crazy things as a cop, but nothing to rival Domitian. A vampire? Seriously? But his healing ability, incredible powers, and their mind-blowing physical connection—none of it should be possible, yet her body knows differently. Now, not only do they have to save each other, but other innocent lives are at stake. Failure is not an option, for Sarita intends that Domitian show her exactly what an eternity of pleasure feels like…

Get a sneak peek at Lynsay Sands's Immortal Unchained (available March 28, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Domitian had just woken up and realized he was chained to a table when someone began calling their duck. At least he thought they were calling a duck. His thinking was a little slow and fuzzy, his vision blurry, and his hearing might be off too, but he was sure what he heard was “Duck! Duckity duck duck duck! Duck!”

Although why anyone would name their duck Duck was beyond him, and really, no animal would answer to the fury in that voice, he thought. And then another “Duck” rent the air, only this time he realized it wasn’t duck he was hearing at all, but fu—

“You’re awake!”

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Mar 7 2017 5:30pm

Katana Collins Teases Enforcer with Edgy Excerpt

Enforcer by Katana Collins

Author Katana Collins' has brought us hotter than hot bad-boys with her Harrison Street Crew series, and she's about to add another one to the pile. In Enforcer, we meet Ryan, the guy who does all the dirty work for the Harrison Street Crew, and Megan, who is deeply untrusting of the crew, but can't forget the over-the-top, totally consuming love she once had for Ryan. 

Team H&H is thrilled to bring you this exclusive scene from the upcoming Enforcer before it's available for you to read in its entirety in June 6, 2017.

Worse than bad. Hotter than hot. These are the bad boys of the Harrison Street Crew, and they answer to no one. They take what they want. And what they want is you.

Ryan Gallagher is the one who does the dirty work. The brute force in the Harrison Street Crew, he lives to have the club all for his own one day. But the one thing he can’t have is Megan Mahoney—the one woman he’s loved since she was a teenager who needed saving.

Megan never forgot the all-consuming passion she felt for Ryan, her larger-than-life, wild teenage love. But coming from a hard, shocking past has left her broken and scared—and untrusting of the Harrison Street Crew. Ten years later, she’s back in Ryan’s world to claim a promise he made to her years ago. And even though she knows she shouldn’t fall for him, Ryan still has an explosive, sensual pull on her that she can’t ignore.

Ryan’s powerful love for Megan is the only thing that could ever soothe the tempestuous beast that roars in his soul. And when she comes back to him to aid her in a dangerous quest—a deadly revenge plot he swore he would be a part of years ago—Ryan can’t say no. He lives to protect this woman. He will die loving this woman. And as the stakes get higher, the love that they have kept hidden all these years explodes and goes further and deeper than either of them expected. But with a dark threat from Megan’s past thrust headlong into their lives, can their love win out?

In this sizzling sneak peek, Ryan and Megan—who've been in each other's lives for a very long time—take their unresolved sexual tension to a daring new level. 

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