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Tue
Feb 7 2017 9:30am
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Sherrilyn Kenyon Excerpt: Born of Vengeance

Born of Vengeance by Sherrilyn Kenyon

A fate worse than death . . .

Bastien Cabarro survived the brutal slaughter of his entire family only to have his wife pin their murders on him. Made Ravin by The League, he is now a target for their assassins-in-training to hunt and kill. The average life expectancy for such beings is six weeks. But defying the odds is what this Gyron Force officer does best, and Bastien won’t rest until he lays his betrayers in their graves.

Ten years later, he has one chance to balance the scales of justice, provided he relies on his former wingman— the very sister of the woman who testified against him.

Major Ember Wyldestarrin joined the outlaw Tavali the day Kirovar fell into the hands of a tyrant, and she and her sister-team were left on an outpost to die under the barrage of enemy fire. The last thing she wants is to be involved in politics again. But the one thing she wants more than anything is revenge on the tyrant who murdered her parents and forced her and her sisters into exile. Carrying a secret she knows Bastien will annihilate her over, she must find some way to trust her former wingman before he catches on and kills her. Even so, treachery doesn’t come easy to a woman who took a loyalty oath to protect her homeworld and comrades-in-arms, especially when Bastien is much more to her than just a former wingman.

Yet as she tries to do right for her family, she learns that Bastien doesn’t just hold the key to the fate of Kirovar, he is vital to The Sentella-League war, and to The Tavali. If she doesn’t ensure he survives this mission, three nations fall, and time for all of them is quickly running out.

Get a sneak peek at Sherrilyn Kenyon's Born of Vengeance (available February 7, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Crossing her arms over her chest, she watched the men running around to rig the explosives. Bastien was a little too cavalier with it for her tastes. As was Badger. “Are you sure you know what your doing?”

“Not at all,” Bastien said with a laugh. He scowled at Badger. “Is it the red and green wires you’re not supposed to cross?”

“Yeah. So please don’t forget that.”

Bastien nodded. “I guess this would be a bad time to tell you I’m color blind?”

Badger turned stark white. “Are you effing kidding?”

[Read the full Born of Vengeance excerpt...]

Wed
Jan 25 2017 12:00pm

February 2017 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in February.

We’ve divided them up by week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases. For those who’ve got a very specific obsession, we also divided the list up by subgenre and there are some great books to look forward to, and you can can find them in our printable version. Our shopping list is the biggest yet, so don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop!

Authors: Have we missed your release before? Drop us a line at heroesnhearts@gmail.com with your title, full name, release date, and series name (if you have one) for your upcoming March 2017 release!

Jump to New Releases for the Week of:

February 1-7 February 8-14 February 15-21 February 22-28

Week of February 1 through February 7

 

[New Releases Ahead!]

Tue
Jan 10 2017 4:39pm

Major-League Deals & News from Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, and More

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

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Born of Night by Sherrilyn KenyonDeal Alert: Sherrilyn Kenyon's first League novel, Born of Night, is $1.99 in e-book at Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Newcomer to the series? Learn everything you need to get started with our League primer, including an introduction, a list of the books in reading order, and an excerpt from Born of Night.

Deal Alert: Hannah Howell's Scottish historical Highland Chieftain, twenty-first in the Murrays series, is $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* The Murrays get a shout-out in H&H blogger Anna Bowling's spotlight on family sagas in romance novels.

Deal Alert: Christine Feehan's first Sea Haven paranormal romance, Water Bound, is $1.99 in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* In her First Look at the fourth book in the series, Earth Bound, H&H blogger PhoebeChase notes that the larger them of the series is “reclaiming life through bonds with people who understand what you have been through.”

[+YA fantasy deal and pretty covers...]

Mon
Dec 12 2016 4:45pm

Best Romances of 2016: 32 of the Love Stories We Couldn’t Shut Up About

What were the best romance novels of 2016?

The staff of Heroes and Heartbreakers is lucky that romance is our day job. From covers to TV and movie couples, to our favorite bew books and comfort reads, 2016 introduced some romances that will find their way onto our keeper shelves!

Jennifer Proffitt's Top Romances of 2016

Never Sweeter by Charlotte Stein

Stein tells a beautiful story that will challenges your perceptions of what is forgivable and how to forgive—both yourself and those who have wronged you. You wouldn't think the story of a bully and the bullied would have so much lightness and heart to it, but Stein tackles the subject in a meaningful, sweet, and sexy way with her signature style. 

From Sanctum with Love by Lexi Blake

It was around this time last year that I was first recommended Lexi Blake's Masters and Mercenaries, and it quickly became apparent that I would NEED Kai's story at some point. From Sanctum with Love delivers in spades a story that is everything this sadist deserves and everything my little reading heart could want: office romance, thrilling suspense, and melt-you-eyeballs sensuality. Read the whole series if you haven't, because you'll be panting for Kai's story too!

Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen

I’m from farm country but live in the city, so day dreaming of farm life isn’t something I think I’d be naturally drawn to. However like many Sarina Bowen books, she changes everything for me. The men in Bowen's Bittersweet are built for hard work, they’re dedicated to their land and to their women, and they know it takes a lot of work to make something grow—just what you want in a romance hero. We know happy-ever-afters are guaranteed in romance, but nonetheless, Bowen managed to keep me on the edge of my seat whether they would really make it work. Spoiler alert: there are no bittersweet endings here. 

[Read more...]

Tue
Dec 6 2016 4:44pm

Christmas Kisses & Goodreads Awards: Romance News & Deals

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Once Upon a Christmas Kiss by Manda CollinsDeal Alert: Manda Collins' holiday historical Once Upon a Christmas Kiss is on sale for $.99 in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* And if you haven't already, do yourself a favor and check out Manda Collins' short story “Miss Easterling's Highland Fling,” a free read right here on H&H!

Deal Alert: Sylvia Day's second Crossfire series novel (and the sequel to Bared to You), Reflected in You, is discounted to $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* “The drama of Gideon and Eva’s relationship reaches new heights in this book,” writes Marquetta Whitmore in her First Look at Reflected in You. “It was tiring, entertaining, frustrating, and annoying. I loved it.”

Deal Alert: Jeaniene Frost's first Broken Destiny novel, The Beautiful Ashes, is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Cat and Bones fans, this could be a sign that it's time to try Frost's New Adult series.

Fresh Outta the Oven

And the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award goes to... Colleen Hoover's It Ends With Us was voted best romance of the year! Also among the winners for best books in their categories are Alwyn Hamilton's Rebel of the Sands (Debut Goodreads Author) and Sarah J. Maas's A Court of Mist and Fury (YA Fantasy). See the full list of winners at Goodreads.

[+Sherrilyn Kenyon & J.R. Ward excerpts...]

Wed
Oct 19 2016 3:05pm

Books in a League of Their Own: Romance News and Deals

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Fresh Outta the Oven

Born of Vengeance by Sherrilyn Kenyon

—Sherrilyn Kenyon is in a league of her own! Start reading an excerpt for Born of Vengeance and find out why Ember is so bent out of shape before the book hits shelves February 7, 2017. 

—What authors would you want to sit down and talk to? If Rainbow Rowell and Stephenie Meyer are on your list and you're in the Phoenix area on November 18, you'll want to take note! Changing Hands Bookstore in Arizona will host a conversation between Stephenie Meyer and author Rainbow Rowell on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7PM MT. The event will be held at the Mesa Arts Center in Phoenix. Sharpen your fangs and get your inner fangirl under control!

—H&H's own Chelsea Mueller has a book coming out April 4,2017, Borrowed Souls where a young woman, Callie, would do anything for her family—unfortunately her no-good brother knows it! See the cover and learn more about the book. 

—“You just need to find a woman who is as pathetic as you.” Words of wisdom from Drax the Destroyer in the first official sneak peek  at Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2. And if that's not enough, ogle the motley crew in the first poster. 

Top Off Your TBR Pile

—Deal Alert: Get ready to dust off your gilding kits because Joanna Shupe's Gilded Age New York City set book Magnate is $1.99 at e-tailers like Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Ready to go onto the next? Anna Bowling takes a first look at Baron, out at the end of this month. 

Deal Alert: Susanna Ives' friends-to-lovers Wicked Little Secrets  is just $.99 at e-tailers like Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Try before you buy with an excerpt from the book!

Deal Alert: Megan Crane's Project Virgin is a steamy read when Scottie decides to divest herself of her virginity, too bad her boss is the only one she wants to lose it to. Get it for yourself for $.99 at e-tailers like Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.*  Would you like to make yours a virgin 

Today on H&H

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!


Have a tip about hot romance news? Drop Heather, Jenn & Jen a line at heroesnhearts@gmail.com!


Thu
Oct 6 2016 3:33pm

Historical Fantasy Is Having a Moment: Romance News & Deals

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFeversDeal Alert: Robin LaFevers' YA fantasy/historical romance Grave Mercy, Book 1 in the His Fair Assassins series about girls raised in a convent to become assassins in medieval Franceis only $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Yours truly may be a tad obsessed with this series—I named Dark Triumph's couple, Sybella/Beast, one of my favorite pairings of the year in 2013.

Deal Alert: Helena Hunting's Clipped Wings sequel, Inked Armor—which continues the story of tattoo artist Hayden and his client Tenleyis on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Are you a fan of book series that follow the same couple through multiple books, or are they in danger of lingering too long for your tastes?

Deal Alert: Larissa Brown's futuristic Viking romance Beautiful Wreck is discounted to $2.99 in e-book at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* H&H commenter VanesGirl describes Beautiful Wreck as “a time-travel romance that takes place in the wonderful landscape of rural Iceland” and named it one of her best reads of the month in July.

Fresh Outta the Oven

Sherrilyn Kenyon's Deadmen Walking makes a splash! In a detour from her Dark-Hunters series (there is a connection), Kenyon today revealed the cover for Deadmen Walking, the first book in a historical fantasy series called Deadmen's Cross. Find out what we know so far and then head over to Entertainment Weekly for the full-size cover and an exclusive excerpt! Kenyon has also announced the next two titles in the series over at her Facebook Page.

[+Karen Marie Moning sweepstakes...]

Thu
Oct 6 2016 3:10pm

Sherrilyn Kenyon Cover Alert: Deadmen Walking (+Excerpt)

Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon

New York Comic Con is full of big reveals, and for romance fans, the fun has already started. In April 2015, news swept the high seas (a.k.a. the internet) that Sherrilyn Kenyon would be writing a new historical fantasy series, Deadman's Cross. Earlier today, Sherrilyn Kenyon revealed the cover for the first book, Deadmen Walking (May 2017)!

Entertainment Weekly had the exclusive reveal, where you can learn more about the book:

This initial installment follows Devyl Bane, an ancient dark warlord who has returned to the human realm as an infamous pirate. He makes a pact with an immortal called Thorn—who’s tasked with keeping the very worst of the ancient gods’ former creations at bay. But the enchanted gates he’s kept them behind are breaking, and it’s up to Bane and his crew of Deadmen to keep these evil creatures from getting out.

—Entertainment Weekly

Intrigued? Read an excerpt from the book before its May 2017 release over at EW!

ETA: Sherrilyn Kenyon has released information about the entire trilogy and what fans can expect over on her Facebook page. We have learned this series is also connected to the Dark-Hunters/Hellchaser series that has come to be known and loved by romance readers, as well as the Sea Wolves series, which was written under Kenyon's pseudonym, Kinley McGregor. The next two books in the series will be called Death Doesn't Bargain and At Death's Door. 

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Deadmen Walking, available May 9, 2017: 

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Thu
Sep 22 2016 3:27pm

Go Off-World with Sherrilyn Kenyon & More: Romance News & Deals

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

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In Other Worlds by Sherrilyn Kenyon—Deal Alert: Sherrilyn Kenyon's paranormal short-story anthology In Other Worlds—which contains “Fire and Ice,” “Knightly Dreams,” and “Dragonswan”—is only $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* If we were teaching Paranormal Romance 101, Kenyon's influential works would be quiz material.

—Deal Alert: Tia Louise's contemporary The Prince and the Player, Book 1 in the Dirty Players Duet, is on sale for $.99 in e-book at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* “From the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, the story continues,” as the tagline goes, in our excerpt from Book 2, A Player for a Princess.

Deal Alert: Lorraine Heath's Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James historical Once More, My Darling Rogue is discounted to $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* “Emotionally resonant, Once More My Darling Rogue is not a light romance, but hits all the right notes,” writes blogger Erin Moore in her First Look at the novel.

[+Bachelorette cast members turn cover models...]

Thu
Sep 22 2016 1:30pm

One Hell of a Lover: Demons in Romance Novels from Kenyon, Brook, Langlais, Cole, and More!

One Silent Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

“O what a black, dark hill is yon,

”That looks so dark to me?“

”O it is the hill of hell,“ he said,

”Where you and I shall be.”

—From The Daemon Lover, a Scottish ballad.

Ballads, poetry and fiction are rich with demon lovers, and even Fox Television is getting in on the act with Lucifer, a series which Geek Speak Magazine delightfully describes as full of ‘implied orgies’. But the orgies are important, folks, because the thing about demons is that their grace, danger and beauty enthralls whether they’re good, bad or a bit of both. Yes, the truly compelling demon lover ensures that the biggest burning (yes, I went there) question on a reader’s mind is when the demon sexy times are going to show.

Luckily, readers are blessed when it comes to infernal dalliance as there are more demons in romance than you can poke a pitchfork at, and when not frolicking around Hell, they can generally be found booty grazing or roasting the broomstick.

[Read more...]

Tue
Aug 2 2016 11:00am
Excerpt

Dragonmark: Exclusive Excerpt

Dragonmark by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Centuries ago, Illarion was betrayed—a dragon made human against his will, then forced to serve humanity as a dragonmount in their army, and to fight for them in barbaric wars, even while he hated everything about them. Enslaved and separated from everyone he knew and from his own dragon brothers, he was forced into exile in a fey realm where he lost the only thing he ever really loved.

Now he has a chance to regain what’s been lost—to have the one thing he covets most. But only if he gives up his brothers and forsakes the oaths he holds most dear. Yet what terrifies him most isn’t the cost his happiness might incur, it’s the fact that there is just enough human in his dragon’s heart that he might actually be willing to pay it and betray everything and everyone– to see the entire world burn and the Were-Hunter clans fall–to sacrifice his own brothers–for his own selfish desire.

Long ago, Edilyn saved Illarion’s life and almost tamed the feral beast. Now she must stop him from fulfilling the Dragonmark prophecy or do what she was trained to do. Slay the dragon who spared her life to save the rest of humanity. Something that should be easy for a dragonslayer of her skills, yet nothing is ever as simple as it seems. And sometimes, just sometimes, the key to salvation lies not in the hands of your most trusted friends, but in those of your worst enemies.

Get a sneak peek at Sherrilyn Kenyon's newest Dark-Hunter tale, Dragonmark (out today!!!), with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Breathless, Illarion pulled back to stare down at Edilyn in utter disbelief of her innocently sweet kiss. One so inept that it drove home just how inexperienced she was. More touched than he wanted to admit, he smiled at her. He placed a tender kiss to her forehead, then started away.

Once again, she stopped him.

[Read the full Dragonmark excerpt...]

Wed
Jul 27 2016 8:30am

August 2016 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in August.

We’ve divided them up by week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases. For those who’ve got a very specific obsession, we also divided the list up by subgenre and there are some great books to look forward to, and you can can find them in our printable version. Our shopping list is the biggest yet, so don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop!

Jump to New Releases for the Week of:
August 1-8August 9-16August 17-24August 25-31

Week of August 1 through August 8

[Shopping List ahoy!]

Tue
Jul 26 2016 4:05pm

Dark-Hunter Emojis and a Chicagoland Spinoff Series?!: Romance News

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

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Fresh Outta the Oven

Dragonmark by Sherrilyn KenyonWhat's a text conversation without emojis these days? Now you can communicate via one of your favorite book series with the brand-new Dark-Hunter Emoji keyboard in honor of Dragonmark's release next Tuesday! Already looking ahead to the second book in the Dark-Hunter: Dragons Rising series? Discover the identities of Dragonsworn's hero and heroine...

Journey to Chicagoland...again! Chloe Neill has been keeping a BIG announcement under her hat, and today on her Twitter, she revealed the news that her beloved Chicagoland series is getting a spin-off series. This comes on the heels of news that January will see a new Ethan/Merit novella! If you're looking to start from the beginning, don't miss “Merit Is Awesome: A Chicagoland Series Primer.”

Monica Murphy's newly unveiled Just Friends cover hints at tumultous teen romance, and sure enough, in an interview with USA Today's HEA blog, Murphy describes the book as being about “young teenage love. Angsty love. Smash your heart to bits and end up super confused over everything love.” Yes, there's a love triangle, and it sounds like a doozy...

BookRiot Live 2016, a.k.a. “two days of exclusive events celebrating books and the reading life,” will be held November 12 & 13 in New York City. The schedule of events is still in the works, and we hope they'll be adding romance speakers and panels, but you can learn more and register now over at bookriotlive.com.

[+Lois McMaster Bujold, Shelly Ellis & more deals...]

Thu
Jul 21 2016 4:16pm

Sherrilyn Kenyon Deal & Book Soundtracks: Romance News

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

Son of No One by Sherrilyn KenyonDeal Alert: Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter novel Son of No One is on sale for $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Are you a Menyon? Discover the 10 signs you're addicted to Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series.

Deal Alert: Jamie K. Schmidt's contemporary romance Life's a Beach is only $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* How do you choose your beach reads? What even makes a book a “beach read,” anyway? 

Fresh Outta the Oven

Rachel Grant's Body of Evidence, coming to a theater near you? Maybe! Word is, producer Nancy Cartwright's company Spotted Cow Entertainment has secured the movie and TV rights to the romantic suspense novel about an archaeologist and the sexy U.S. attorney who aren't sure how to trust each other but who definitely want to jump each other's bones. Yum.

[+Book soundtracks & Luke Cage interview...]

Thu
Jun 16 2016 3:45pm

Up, Up, and Away—Supergirl Finds Its Superman: Romance News


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

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A Kiss of Fate by Mary Jo Putney

—Deal Alert: Mary Jo Putney's Scottish-set fantasy novel, A Kiss of Fate, is $.99 at e-tailers such as AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks, etc. To this day, I clearly remember a love scene in which bagpipes drown out the (good) screams of the heroine.  You could say it made an impression. Myretta Robens says A Kiss of Fate will leave even more of a mark on readers who are looking for a touch of magic to their reads, but don't want a vampire, saying: “The unfolding of Gwynne's magic melds seamlessly with the unfolding of the relationship between the two. The story hinges on the magic and yet does not use it as a shortcut to a resolution, which happens all too frequently when magic is a part of the world...” 

—Deal Alert: Anne A. Wilson's Hover had us at “helicopter pilot heroine” and is on sale for $2.99 at online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks, etc. Fellow romantic suspense writer Mary Burton dropped by H&H to discuss the portrayal of women in law enforcement, citing Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isles and J.D. Robb's Eve Dallas as examples of badass ladies with badges. 

Deal Alert: A.M. Arthur's third book in her Restoration series, Taking a Chance, is $.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and more. The theme of “restoration” takes on so many meanings in this book as one hero deals with rebuilding a life after death, addiction, and infidelity take heavy hits while the other hero is a carpenter working to restore a kitchen, and his own life—you'll love to see how these two lives intersect. “This plot screamed “read me,” and the set-up is very fun” said Willaful when she named Taking a Chance one of her male/male romance best bets in September. 

[Plus, Superman, Wicked, and Jamie Dornan...]

Wed
Jun 15 2016 11:00am
Excerpt

Born of Legend: Exclusive Excerpt

Born of Legend (The League: Nemesis Rising Series #9) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hunted. Hated. Betrayed. Dagger Ixur is on the run for his life. As one of the most recognizable members of his royal house, he has a bounty on his head that guarantees him no quarter from any friend or even family. But surrender isn’t in him. He will fight to the bitter end. A resolve that is sorely tested when he narrowly escapes a trap that leaves him severely wounded. With what he believes is his dying breath, he saves a boy born to an extinct race from a group out to enslave the kid for his legendary abilities.

Ushara Altaan has spent her entire life hating those born to nobility. After all, it was a royal house that drove her entire species into virtual extinction. As a rare Andarion Fyreblood, she is sworn to end the existence of any royal she finds. But when Dagger saves her son’s life, she is torn between her people and a debt that can never be repaid.

Yet worse than Dagger’s family that’s still out to end hers, are the League assassins after him who will stop at nothing to claim the lives of her Tavali family. The only hope she has to save them all is to put their future and her faith into the hands of the very enemy whose grandmother personally extinguished Ushara’s legendary lineage. But how can she ever trust Dagger when he is a disinherited outlaw whose very name is synonymous with betrayal?

Get a sneak peek at Sherrilyn Kenyon's Born of Legend (available June 21, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Jullien sighed as he watched Vasili leave and waited for the raw ass-chewing he was sure Ushara had planned for him. “It’s okay, Admiral. I’ll be the bad guy and run him off from now on, so you don’t have to. I understand. You’re his mother. I’m the one he should be angry with. Not you.”    

“What?”

[Read the full Born of Legend excerpt...]

Mon
May 16 2016 3:56pm

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dragonsworn Hero and Heroine Are...: Romance News

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

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First Touch by Laurelin Paige—Deal Alert: Laurelin Paige's romantic suspense First Touch is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, etc.* You can go ahead and start reading Chapter 1 of First Touch now, but don't blame me if one taste of the apple isn't enough!

Deal Alert: Rainbow Rowell's YA romance Eleanor & Park is only $1.99 at iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc.* Feelin' nostalgic for the '80s and/or appreciate sweet romances? I dare you not to be head over heels for Eleanor & Park after reading this sample.

Deal Alert: Megan Frampton's Dukes Behaving Badly historical One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild is a bargain at $.99 in e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.* Come ogle the Duke of Lasham right along with heroine Margaret in this tasty excerpt from One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild.

Deal Alert: May McGoldrick's Tess and the Highlander is FREE in e-book at iBooks, Amazon, etc.* Shakespeare is a big influence for McGoldrick, who has a theory on why the Bard's work is eternal.

Fresh Outta the Oven

Sherrilyn Kenyon has revealed the hero and heroine of Dragonsworn: Falcyn and...Apollo's granddaughter Medea, princess of the Spathi world! Read the official description for the second book in the Dark-Hunter: Dragons Rising trilogy. What do you think of the match? We have a feeling there will be lots of fireworks!

[+Jenny Han's next book & new Game of Thrones 'ship?...]

Wed
May 11 2016 11:00am

9 Chronicles of Nick Quotes to Celebrate Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Invision

Invision (Chronicles of Nick Series #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

We love the Dark Hunters! If we could track down Artemis and become one, we would—who hasn't had that same thought at some point or another!

Today we're thrilled to celebratelast week's release of the newest Chronicles of Nick book, Invision! We fell hard for Nick Gautier when he was introduced in the first Dark Hunters book, Night Pleasures, and now, seven books into his own series, our love for this character is eternal!

Like any good reader, we've collected some of our favorite quotes from the series, and we're sharing them here with you today to celebrate the latest adventure! Have you read the Chronicles of Nick? What are some of your favorite quotes?

Let us know down in the comments!

9 Chronicles of Nick quotes to celebrate Invision's release

1. “That was what Nick had been doing since the moment he came into this world. Defying the odds. Defying expectation. Defying authority... Defying his destiny.”

[But destiny has a way of finding you...]

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Apr 18 2016 11:00am
Excerpt

Invision: Exclusive Excerpt

Invision (Chronicles of Nick Series #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Think you have a lot of pressure on your shoulders? Nick Gautier was born to bring about the end of the world . . . it's not easy being the heir of a demon overlord.

But Nick is determined to thwart his destiny and get into a good college. To be more than his genetics and prophecy foretell. No one is ever going to tell this stubborn Cajun who and what he really is. Or how to live his life.

Not even the Fates of the Universe. But now that he and his team of ancient gods and demons have claimed the Eye of Ananke and he sees the missteps of the future, he has to battle the demons within that are far deadlier and more treacherous than any he's battled before. All the while his arch nemesis is back and determined to reclaim his place as the harbinger for Armageddon. Even if it means killing Nick and barbecuing everyone he loves to do so.

Get a sneak peek at Sherrilyn Kenyon's Invision (available May 5, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Laughing, Nick took his seat. And as he dug through his bag, a strange image went through his head. 

It was of Caleb and Lilliana. The image was so raw and vivid, and potent, that it froze him to the spot.

 Agonizing grief and physical pain laced through him.

Malphas had been wounded in battle. He’d taken a spear straight through his side, and been forced into retreat by the Sephirii forces that had fought against the first Malachai’s army. 

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27 Best Romance Novels—Your Ultimate TBR Pile

Choosing only twenty-seven books for this epic post was painful, but cuts had to be made! Below, LucyH and TanyaLK tackle the impossible and give a very opinionated opinion of the twenty-seven books they recommend romance lovers should read to fully experience all our wonderful genre has to offer.

Contemporary:

The Bollywood Bride (2015) by Sonali Dev

Why? The story of a Bollywood star with a hidden past and the man she let go in order to save. The combination of the Indian culture and the tension between our broken heroine and hero holds the reader captive.

On the Island (2011) by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Why? An improbable story of a seventeen year old cancer survivor, T.J., and his thirty year old tutor, Anna, who survive on an island after their plane crashes. It’s a beautiful love story without the ick-factor.

Kiss an Angel (1996) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Why? A marriage of convenience between flighty up-town Daisy Devreaux and humourless traveling circus entertainer Alex Markov is never going to work. Or is it? The unusual circus setting and the passion between Daisy and Alex make this book irresistible.

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