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Sat
Jun 24 2017 12:00pm
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Santino Hassell Excerpt: Oversight

Santino Hassell

Holden Payne has it all . . . or so he thinks. As heir to the founder of the Community—an organization that finds, protects, and manages psychics—he’s rich, powerful, and treated like royalty. But after a series of disappearances and murders rock the Community, he’s branded the fall guy for the scandal and saddled with a babysitter.

Sixtus Rossi is a broad-shouldered, tattooed lumbersexual with a man-bun and a steely gaze. He’s also an Invulnerable—supposedly impervious to both psychic abilities and Holden’s charms. It’s a claim Holden takes as a challenge. Especially if sleeping with Six may help him learn whether the Community had more to do with the disappearances than they claimed.

As Holden uncovers the truth, he also finds himself getting in deep with the man sent to watch him. His plan to seduce Six for information leads to a connection so intense that some of Six’s shields come crashing down. And with that comes a frightening realization: Holden has to either stand by the Community that has given him everything, or abandon his old life to protect the people he loves.

Get a sneak peek at Santino Hassell's Oversight (available June 26, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“What if we traded?”

Again, Six just stared at him. This beautiful personification of blankness but with burning black eyes.

“What if you answer one measly little question, and I give you something good in return?”

“Money?”

“I was thinking more along the lines of sex.”

“I’d prefer money.”

[Read the full Oversight excerpt...]

Fri
Jun 23 2017 12:05pm
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Avon Gale Excerpt: Coach’s Challenge

Avon Gale

It's been decades since blackmail forced Troy Callahan to retire from playing professional hockey, and he's built a successful career behind the bench. When he's offered the opportunity to coach the Asheville Ravens—the most hated team in the ECHL—he's convinced that his no-nonsense attitude is just what the team needs to put their focus back on hockey. But Troy is disheartened when he finds that the Ravens have signed Shane North, a player known for his aggression. And it only gets worse when Shane's rough good looks give Troy inappropriate thoughts about a member of his team, even if Shane's set to retire at the end of the season.

Shane's career in the majors never quite took off. Wanting to quit on his own terms, Shane agrees to a one-year contract with the Ravens and finds himself playing for a coach who thinks he's an aging goon and with a team that doesn't trust him, the coach, or each other. Despite his determination to not get involved, Shane unwillingly becomes part of the team... and is just as unwillingly drawn to the gruff out-and-proud coach. As the Ravens struggle to build a new identity, Shane and Troy succumb to the passion that might cost them everything.

Get a sneak peek at Avon Gale's Coach's Challenge (available June 26, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

They were both silent as the bartender returned with two drinks—Shane’s Coke had two cherries that time—and took Callahan’s bill with an air kiss when Callahan told him gruffly to keep the change.

“So this at least answers my question.”

[Read the full Coach’s Challenge excerpt...]

Wed
Jun 21 2017 12:00pm
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Donna Grant Excerpt: The Legend

Donna Grant's The Legend

In The Legend, Callie Reed doesn’t need a man to protect her. An expert sharpshooter and renegade hacker, this Texas-born spitfire’s got the skills and the courage to stand up to any danger—no matter how deadly. But when she becomes the target of a shadowy organization known as the Saints, Callie is forced to team up with the one man she can’t outshoot: the gorgeous, and infuriating, Lone Star legend named Wyatt Loughman…

A Delta Force Colonel with a rock-hard body and stone-cold heart, Wyatt has been teasing and tormenting Callie since they were playmates on his family’s ranch. Of course, he’s wildly attracted to the fiery, strong-willed Callie. But he’s always hidden his feelings behind a wall of Texas tough and military cool, even as he’s burning up with desire. Can Wyatt save Callie’s life—without putting her love in the line of fire?

Get a sneak peek at Donna Grant's The Legend (available June 27, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

CHAPTER ONE

Northern outskirts of Austin

Two Dallas Area Men Charged with Identity Theft

Callie stood on the sidewalk in the warm sun with a grocery bag in each hand, staring at the headline of the newspaper with her heart thumping in dread. She didn’t need to read the story to know that it was about her family.

There wasn’t a person in the state of Texas who didn’t know who the Reeds were. And it sickened her.

No matter how much distance—physically, mentally, and emotionally—she put between her and her family, they still managed to affect her life.

Numb, she turned and continued on her way. She knew she needed to be alert and attempt to spot those who might be watching her, but she couldn’t generate the energy.

[Read the full The Legend excerpt...]

Tue
Jun 20 2017 12:00pm
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Liz Jacobs Excerpt: Abroad

Liz Jacobs

Abroad: Book One by Liz Jacobs

Nick Melnikov doesn't know where he belongs. He was just a kid when his Russian-Jewish family immigrated to Michigan. Now he's in London for university, overwhelmed by unexpected memories. Socially anxious, intensely private, and closeted, Nick doesn't expect to fall in so quickly with a tight-knit group of students from his college, and it's both exhilarating and scary. Hanging out with them is a roller coaster of serious awkward and incredible longing, especially when the most intimidating of the group, Dex, looks his way.
Dex Cartwell knows exactly who he is: a black queer guy who doesn't give a toss what anybody thinks of him. He is absolutely, one-hundred-percent, totally in control of his life. Apart, maybe, from the stress of his family's abrupt move to an affluent, largely white town. And worrying about his younger brother feeling increasingly isolated as a result. And the persistent broken heart he's been nursing for a while…

When Nick and Dex meet, both find themselves intrigued. Countless late-night conversations only sharpen their attraction. But the last thing Nick wants is to face his deepest secret, and the last thing Dex needs is another heartache. Dex has had to fight too hard for his right to be where he is. Nick isn't even sure where he's from. So how can either of them tell where this is going?

Get a sneak peek at Liz Jacobs's Abroad (available June 27, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“You've got an accent when pissed, did you know that?”

Nick clamped a hand over his mouth. He mumbled something but Dex couldn't make out a single word. He was across the bed before he could think about it and grabbed Nick's wrist to pull his hand away from his mouth. He felt them both stop breathing for a moment.

“Sorry.” His throat felt like he had gorged himself on wine-flavoured candy floss. Their pulses thrummed in counter-rhythm. Nick's wordless music saved them from having to hear only their hard breathing. ”What were you saying?"

[Read the full Abroad excerpt...]

Mon
Jun 19 2017 12:00pm
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Emily March Excerpt: A Stardance Summer

Emily March

A Stardance Summer by Emily March

Sometimes the end of one road
Brick Callahan enjoys every minute of chaos at his campground, Stardance Ranch, especially after the Tornado Alleycats arrive for an extended summer stay. The members of the all-female glamorous camping club are primarily seniors—active and adventurous, friendly and fun. But when he discovers Liliana Howe frolicking with the glamping grannies in a late night skinny-dipping session, he fears he's in for a summer of trouble. Because his best friend's kid sister has grown up to be drop-dead gorgeous.

. . .is the start of another
Betrayed by those she trusted, Lili decides she's put her career first for too long. She sells her practical sedan, buys a travel trailer, and heads to Eternity Springs for a summer of rest, relaxation, and reassessment as the newest member of the Alleycats. The last person she expects to find running an RV resort is her high school crush. Their undeniable mutual attraction is a reminder that life is full of surprises. But when the past comes calling, will their summer romance stand the test of time?

Get a sneak peek at Emily March's A Stardance Summer (available June 27, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Chapter One

TWENTY YEARS LATER

I won’t cry. I absolutely, positively will not cry.

Liliana Howe silently repeated the mantra as she rang the doorbell of her parents’ home in Norman, Oklahoma. She still had a key to the house, but her arms were full with two large white paper bags of her father’s favorite Tex-Mex from the taqueria over by Oklahoma University.

Brian and Stephanie Howe met at home for lunch every day, but it was rare for Lili to join them. She usually worked through lunch. But then, today was not a usual day, was it?

[Read the full A Stardance Summer excerpt...]

Fri
Jun 16 2017 12:06pm
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May McGoldrick, Sabrina York, Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harrington Excerpt: Say Yes to the Scot

May McGoldrick, Sabrina York, Lecia Cornwall and Anna Harrington

You are formally invited to the Highland wedding event of the year. These four lasses are about to meet their matches in an original digital anthology featuring stories from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sabrina York, Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harrington, and May McGoldrick.

HOW A LASS WED A HIGHLANDER by Lecia Cornwall
In this retelling of The Princess and The Pea, Laird Alex Munro of Culmore has just five weeks to find a bride and marry her...or else the clan will be cursed with ill luck. Cait MacLeod finds herself caught in a clan feud, and when she tries to stop a deadly raid, she ends up as Alex Munro’s prisoner. With timing running out, is this couple meant to be?

A MATCH MADE IN HEATHER by Anna Harrington
She was the laird's daughter. He was nothing more than a penniless, nameless Scot with nothing to offer but his heart. Fate tore them apart, but now he's back in her life with status, money and a title. Can they let go of past hurts and find love?

A MIDSUMMER WEDDING by May McGoldrick
Their marriage was two decades in the making. The young, educated woman and her highland, pirate husband, betrothed when they were still children. But on the day of their wedding, Elizabeth Hay and Alexander Macpherson are in for a surprise.

THE SCOT SAYS I DO by Sabrina York
Catherine Ross's world is turned upside down when her brother gambles away every penny they own. But to make matters worse? He’s lost everything to none other than Duncan Mackay, the rugged Scot who Catherine loved for years—but he never noticed her, and now she positively loathes him. But her brother’s in danger of going to Newgate, and the despicable Duncan has a plan– she can claim back the money and save her brother. If she marries him…

Get a sneak peek at May McGoldrick, Sabrina York, Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harrington's Say Yes to the Scot (available June 20, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

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Thu
Jun 15 2017 12:01pm
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L.A. Witt Excerpt: Chief’s Mess

L.A. Witt

Chief's Mess by L.A. Witt

Anthony Talbot is in Anchor Point to visit family, but after two days of strife, he needs a break. A local gay bar is calling his name.

When Chief Noah Jackson sees that red head stroll into the club, he immediately wants him. They’re perfectly matched, and before long, they’re burning up the sheets. Noah can’t get enough. Anthony can’t stay in Oregon for long, but as soon as he leaves, he’s counting down the days until he can fly back for more. And between his increasingly frequent visits, there’s always phone sex, sexting, webcams . . . anything they can get.

But Noah’s got a carefully crafted façade, and Anthony can’t help noticing the slowly forming cracks. The scent of alcohol in the middle of the day. The extra drinks at dinner. The hint of red in his eyes. Anthony knows what it means. He doesn’t want to believe it, but he’s seen this before, and there’s no denying it. If Noah doesn’t get his downward spiral under control, he’s going to lose both his career and the first man he’s ever really loved.

Get a sneak peek at L.A. Witt's Chief's Mess (available June 19, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Finally got home, Noah texted. Be on in a minute.

I grinned like an idiot, sitting there on my bed and waiting for him to hit me up on Skype. He’d been late leaving work, which was a pretty regular occurrence. Sometimes he’d grab a shower when he first walked through the door, so I was patient.

But literally a minute after he texted me, the Skype call came through.

I accepted it of course, and my heart fluttered when he showed up on the screen.

[Read the full Chief's Mess excerpt...]

Wed
Jun 14 2017 12:05pm
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Manda Collins Excerpt: Duke with Benefits

Manda Collins

Duke with Benefits (Studies in Scandal Series #2) by Manda Collins

Lady Daphne Forsyth is a brilliant mathematician with a burning passion for puzzles. When she learns that the library belonging to her benefactress houses the legendary Cameron Cipher—an encrypted message that, once solved, holds the key to great riches—Daphne is on the case. Unfortunately, her race to unlock the cipher’s code is continually thwarted by a deliciously handsome distraction she hadn’t counted on. . .and cannot resist.

Dalton Beauchamp, the Duke of Maitland, is curious as to why Daphne is spending so much time snooping around his aunt’s bookshelves. He’s even more intrigued by her bold yet calculating manner: She is unapologetic about her secret quest. . .and the fiery attraction that develops between them both. But how can they concentrate on solving a perplexing enigma once the prospect of true love enters the equation?

Get a sneak peek at Manda Collins's Duke with Benefits (available June 27, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Chapter 1

THREE MONTHS LATER

Lady Daphne Forsyth would rather listen to a thousand lectures on decorum from her chaperone than listen to another word from the Marchioness of Kerr about her husband’s thoughtfulness. Or his loyalty. Or his humor.

Or any of a myriad of qualities about which the former Miss Ivy Wareham—once a quite sensible classics scholar, capable of conversation on any number of interesting subjects—now extolled morning, noon, and night to anyone who would listen.

[Read the full Duke with Benefits excerpt...]

Tue
Jun 13 2017 12:00pm
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Dark Romance Sampler from Robin Lovett, May Bridges & Sherilee Gray

Robin Lovett

They're dark and brooding, they're sinful, they're lawless. If dark romance is your cup of tea, then these authors are ones you won't want to miss. Come on over to the dark side and get exclusive sneak peeks from Robin Lovett's Stanger (June 13, 2017), May Bridges' Killing June (July 4, 2017); and Sherilee Gray's Shattered King (June 27, 2017) with these three excerpts!

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Mon
Jun 12 2017 9:30am
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Kimberly Fisk Excerpt: Boardwalk Summer

Kimberly Fisk

In the town of Tranquility Bay, summer is the season of second chances...

Single mother Hope Thompson has built a happy life for herself and her twins in beautiful Tranquility Bay, Washington. She doesn’t dwell on her painful past—especially not on the man who broke her heart all those years ago. But when Hope’s beloved son needs help, she takes a desperate chance and reaches out to her children’s father.

Nick Fortune lives life in the spotlight as a champion race car driver. He’s shocked to hear from Hope and even more surprised to learn that he’s a father. He immediately heads to the Pacific Northwest to confront the past—and the woman he once loved.

There, on the quiet lakeshore, Nick and Hope must work together to save their son—even if it means facing their complicated past—for a second chance as a family.

Get a sneak peek at Kimberly Fisk's Boardwalk Summer (available June 27, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Twenty minutes later Nick was showered and dressed and standing in the hallway in front of Hope’s door. He hesitated before knocking, feeling as nervous as a pimply-faced teenager on his first date. When he’d left Hope earlier, she hadn’t been thrilled about his suggestion to go to dinner. Maybe suggestion wasn’t the right word. But if he hadn’t insisted, he knew her well enough to know there was no way she’d agree. She’d been cold and distant to him ever since he’d shown up at her house, and she didn’t show signs of softening.

Well, maybe there’d been a few.

Thoughts of the kiss they’d shared pressed to the forefront of his mind. That, and remembering the feel of her in his arms from earlier today had him thinking things he knew he was better off not thinking. She’d made it clear she didn’t want him in her life—or his children’s lives—but if she thought he was going to walk away, she was mistaken. And this dinner was his opportunity to enlighten her on exactly how serious he was.

[Read the full Boardwalk Summer excerpt...]

Sun
Jun 11 2017 12:03pm
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Bonnie Dee Excerpt: The Masterpiece

Bonnie Dee

The Masterpiece by Bonnie Dee

Built from the bottom up: one perfect gentleman.

Man about town Arthur Lawton spends his days pursuing entertainment while shoeshine Joe Sprat labors to better his family’s lives. When an argument about nature versus nurture sparks a wager, Arthur swears to a friend he can turn this working man into a gentleman who will pass at a society function.

Joe is happy to participate in the experiment for a fee but receives more than he bargained for after moving into Lawton’s house. Arthur is determined Joe won’t merely wear a veneer of sophistication but educates him in every way. As he creates his new and improved man, Arthur grows more deeply infatuated with him, while Joe falls equally hard for his charismatic mentor.

Underneath a growing friendship, desire simmers and one day explodes. After their relationship escalates, the pair exists in a dream bubble until the threat of exposure sharply reminds them they belong in different worlds. When the ball is over, each must resume his own life, changed by their encounter but destined for different courses.

Find out if love is strong enough to bridge the gap between peer and pauper in this twist on the tale of My Fair Lady.

Get a sneak peek at Bonnie Dee's The Masterpiece (available June 12, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Arthur often started projects only to abandon them for something new, but he had yet to grow tired of teaching Joe. There was a great deal of satisfaction in fostering his student’s appreciation of the finer things in life, as well as the rather smug feeling of being a good Samaritan. Beyond that, it was simply a pleasure spending time with Joe. Funny how two men could be poles apart in social standing and yet feel a surprising kinship. At least, he hoped Joe felt it too.

One morning, Sprat’s spectacles arrived at last. When he put them on for the first time, Arthur couldn’t stop smiling. He looked damn adorable with his fascinating eyes framed in gold metal. If Joe had been desirable before, the eyewear magically compounded Arthur’s attraction.

[Read the full The Masterpiece excerpt...]

Sat
Jun 10 2017 12:00pm
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Donna Michaels Excerpt: The Right Ranger

Donna Michaels

It’s time to claim what’s his…

Haley Wagner’s life just got a lot more complicated. As if turning her struggling ranch around isn’t tough enough, she’s forced to call him for help. With his hard eyes and even harder body, Cord is an irritatingly sexy contradiction of hot and cold. How can she possibly hide her embarrassing secret when just looking at Cord is a combustible event?

Former Army Ranger Cord Brannigan has a secret, too. He promised his fallen teammate he’d protect the tempting, fiercely independent Haley from a distance, but now they’re stuck together for three weeks. Alone. Keeping his hands off will take every ounce of control he can muster. And that control is slipping…

Get a sneak peek at Donna Michaels's The Right Ranger (available June 12, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

At the dinner table the next night, Cord did his best to be polite and contribute to the conversation, in an attempt to make up for running out on the two dinners she’d made that week. The first was an oversight. The second was his survival instinct kicking in. His inner safety mechanism after nearly combusting from that hot-as-hell kiss in her bathroom.

There was no way he’d be able to sit at a table with her and pretend it never happened. Pretend he didn’t want to have her for dinner, and then again for dessert.

Because, son-of-a-bitch, that was exactly what he wanted to do then…and now. He was living dangerously just being in the same room with her. She was trouble.

He was having the hardest time concentrating on what she was saying as he watched her sweet lips move, remembering how they’d tasted. Remembering how damned incredible they’d felt devouring him.

[Read the full The Right Ranger excerpt...]

Fri
Jun 9 2017 12:00pm
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Robinne Lee Excerpt: The Idea of You

Robinne Lee

Solène Marchand, the thirty-nine-year-old owner of an art gallery in Los Angeles, is reluctant to take her daughter, Isabelle, to meet her favorite boy band. But since her divorce, she’s more eager than ever to be close to Isabelle. The last thing Solène expects is to make a connection with one of the members of the world-famous August Moon. But Hayes Campbell is clever, winning, confident, and posh, and the attraction is immediate. That he is all of twenty years old further complicates things.

What begins as a series of clandestine trysts quickly evolves into a passionate and genuine relationship. It is a journey that spans continents as Solène and Hayes navigate each other’s worlds: from stadium tours to international art fairs to secluded hideaways in Paris and Miami. For Solène, it is a reclaiming of self, as well as a rediscovery of happiness and love. When Solène and Hayes’ romance becomes a viral sensation, and both she and her daughter become the target of rabid fans and an insatiable media, Solène must face how her romantic life has impacted the lives of those she cares about most.

The Idea of You follows a woman's journey to rediscover herself, and while she does find some love along the way, this book does not have a Happy Ever After—for that you'll have to follow Robinne Lee's work as Ros in Fifty Shades Darker. Now it's time to get a sneak peek at The Idea of You (available June 13, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“You’re not wearing your watch,” he said. We were two drinks in and the crowd had thinned somewhat. The music had mellowed, atmospheric trip-hop.

“I’m not.”

His hand had slipped down between the two of us and encircled my wrist. “Where is it?”

“Upstairs.”

“I’ve come to depend on your watch.”

“It’s not TAG Heuer.”

“No. It’s Hermès,” he said.

“Wow. You’re good.”

[Read the full The Idea of You excerpt...]

Thu
Jun 8 2017 12:00pm
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Shayla Black Excerpt: More Than Need You

Shayla Black

More Than Need You by Shayla Black

I'm Griffin Reed-cutthroat entrepreneur and competitive bastard. Trust is a four-letter word and everyone is disposable . . . except Britta Stone. Three years ago, she was my everything before I stupidly threw her away. I thought I'd paid for my sin in misery-until I learned we have a son. Finding out she's engaged to a bore who's rushing her to the altar pisses me off even more. I intend to win her back and raise our boy. I'll have to get ruthless, of course. Luckily, that's one of my most singular talents. Sixty days. That's what I'm asking the gritty, independent single mother to give me-twenty-four/seven. Under my roof. And if I have my way, in my bed. Britta says she wants nothing to do with me. But her body language and passionate kisses make her a liar. Now all I have to do is coax her into surrendering to the old magic between us. Once I have her right where I want her, I'll do whatever it takes to prove I more than need her. Contains mature themes.

Get a sneak peek at Shayla Black's More Than Need You (available June 12, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“Take this.” She lifts the first chair and proffers it to me, holding it between us.

I take it from her grasp. “Got it.”

The tension between us is a tingle prickling the back of my neck.

“Thanks.” Her hands are shaking. Her gaze won’t quite meet mine.

She’s visibly nervous. Because I make her feel something. Maxon swears she’s still in love with me. If I want Britta back, I need to tell her how I feel. It’s something I’ve historically sucked at. I also have to give her a reason to open up to me in return.

[Read the full More Than Need You excerpt...]

Wed
Jun 7 2017 9:30am
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Jennifer Blackwood Excerpt: Falling for the Fake Fiancé

Jennifer Blackwood

Falling for the Fake Fiancé by Jennifer Blackwood

Jill Michaels prides herself on one thing: being independent. That is until her daughter gets into an elite school, and she needs money more than ever. It seems her fairy godmother—aka her deceased Grammy—has granted that wish in the form of one-fourth of her estate. The only catch? She must be married by her thirtieth birthday. In two months.

Aaron Collins is fresh out of the army and back in town to help his father’s failing business. When he runs into Jill at a hotel where she’s attending a single’s mixer, he makes sure she doesn’t make it past his room and into another guy’s arms. When he hears about her predicament, he has a plan: they’ll get married and keep it a secret. And maybe have a little sexy fun until he leave towns for his new job.

But letting go of the woman of his dreams may be harder than Aaron could have ever imagined.

Get a sneak peek at Jennifer Blackwood's Falling for the Fake Fiancé (available June 12, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

One more mention of colonization on the moon, and she’d jam her damn steak knife into her skull. It’d be far less painful than this conversation.

“And did you know that when we start colonization, I will be one of the first ones up there.”

Her fingers inched toward the cutlery. This was it—death by horrible small talk. And with her stint as a bartender a few years back, that was saying a lot.
“I’ve already bought a share in the company, so I’ll be an automatic contender to go on the first flight.”
Her moral compass must have taken a nose dive if this seemed like a sweet deal. Sure, Dwight, go on that scouting mission. Let’s hope it doesn’t have a return ticket. That was pretty negative, even for her cynical self. No wonder she sucked at dating.

[Read the full Falling for the Fake Fiancé excerpt...]

Tue
Jun 6 2017 1:00pm
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Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, Erin Satie, Emma Barry & J.A. Rock Excerpt: Sight Unseen

Emma Barry, Meredith Duran, J.A. Rock, Erin Satie and Sherry Thomas

Sight Unseen: A Collection of Five Anonymous Novellas, Volume I by Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, Erin Satie, Emma Barry, J.A. Rock

What stories would you tell if you could? Where would your mind take you, if you let it? Five of the top voices in romance dare you to explore the most distant corners of their imaginations as they test the limits of storytelling and break the boundaries of what even they thought possible, teasing and tormenting you shamelessly as they go.

But there’s a twist—the author of each story is a secret at the time of release. They’re each plumbing the depths of the human heart and mind in ways they’ve never attempted before. Taking you high, bringing you low, until you will be hardpressed to guess who wrote what. Can you tell? Want us to?

Too bad our lips are sealed . . . for now.

Get a sneak peek at Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, Erin Satie, Emma Barry, J.A. Rock's Sight Unseen (available June 6, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Favorite excerpts from the anonymous authors of each story:

Lost that Feeling

Magic only worked on the living—and, in a limited fashion, the remains of the living—and it depended on two things. The word and the wish.

First the caster put her desires into words. The target of the spell had to hear those words. What they heard—more precisely: what they understood—determined how the spell would manifest.

You know how it goes, Gadi used to say. We hear what we want to hear. And with magic, that mattered. It mattered a lot.

[Read the full Sight Unseen excerpt...]

Sun
Jun 4 2017 12:00pm
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Opal Carew Excerpt: Heat

Opal Carew

Heat by Opal Carew

When Rikki’s first love dies in the line of duty she vows to keep her heart guarded and never give it away again.

After moving to a new town for a fresh start, she is given the opportunity to show off her photography skills and shoot a sexy fireman calendar. Although taking the job might bring up painful memories, she knows this is her best chance at fulfilling her dreams of becoming a professional photographer.

While out with her new roommates, Rikki meets Simon and Carter and feels an instant spark of attraction… to both equally gorgeous and tempting men. This is the same intense feeling she had the first time she fell in love. But how can she feel that way about two men?

When she arrives at the firehouse to shoot the calendar, she is surprised to find that Simon and Carter are firefighters so she immediately pulls back on their growing flirtation. But Simon and Carter are men who know what they want, and they want Riki. As the chemistry between them ignites Rikki finds it hard to resist falling prey to her steamiest fantasies.

Now she has to choose between keeping her heart safe... or taking a chance on love… and possibly losing everything.

Get a sneak peek at Opal Carew's Heat (available June 6, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Chapter One

“Firemen? Naked?

Rikki stared at her friend Cassie, her jaw open.

“Why not? You want to get more work as a photographer. And this’ll be way more fun than just snapping pictures of schoolkids and doing grad photos.”

“But shots for a calendar of naked firefighters?” Rikki’s cheeks blazed with heat. She had never even seen a naked man, let alone casually taken a picture of one.

[Read the full Heat excerpt...]

Sat
Jun 3 2017 12:07pm
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Quinn Anderson Excerpt: Action

Quinn Anderson

Action by Quinn Anderson

Pete Griflow is the last person anyone would suspect of being a porn star. He’s quiet, gawky, and can’t even talk to guys without turning red. But on camera, he’s a different person. In the porn world, he’s Jaden Prime, a coquettish power bottom who’s been tantalizing fans for over a year now.

Pete is in a rut, though, and he knows it. And what’s worse, his boss knows it. If he can’t reignite his passion for the biz, he’s going to have trouble paying his none-too-cheap college tuition.

When Pete is given the opportunity to star in a huge summer production, sparks fly between him and his costar, Kyle Darko. Kyle is Pete’s opposite: he’s daring, achingly sexy, and in love with the sex industry. Their chemistry is palpable on and off screen, but dating on a porn set is tricky. Even pros struggle to separate fantasy from reality, especially with a script dictating their seduction. But what’s building between them can’t be ignored, and it’s so much more than getting some “action.”

Get a sneak peek at Quinn Anderson's Action (available June 3, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Pete hurried toward the house, fighting the desire to break into a jog. He let himself in the front door just like before. He couldn’t tell if he was more or less nervous this time around. On one hand, he knew where he was going and what he’d find when he got there. On the other, if he bombed this, Colette would lose all faith in him, he’d be humiliated in front of Kyle, and he’d jeopardize a starring role in a major production.

So, really, no pressure.

The sound of shutter clicks led him once more in the direction of the living room. He took a deep breath and focused on putting one foot in front of the other. He’d gotten this role on his own merit, he reminded himself. This was his chance to show both Colette and Kyle that they’d chosen the right man.

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Fri
Jun 2 2017 12:00pm
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Katana Collins Excerpt: Enforcer

Katana Collins

Enforcer by Katana Collins

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?

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Chapter One

Five years later . . .

“Listen, you piece of shit. I know you know who killed our brother. Tell me now, and we’ll let you go.”

Ryan paced in a circle around the tied-up man. Melito Reyes was just out on parole and had been in the cell next to Boots. Also a member of the car club, Impyerno, the Filipino club with a name that literally translates to “Hell.”

Melito spat onto the floor, a tooth bouncing next to Ryan’s toe. “I’m the piece of shit? Me? You’re the one beating the fuck out of a rival club member. You lookin’ to start a war?”

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Wed
May 31 2017 12:01pm
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Elle Keating Excerpt: Keeping His Commandments

Elle Keating

Keeping His Commandments by Elle Keating

Desire, lust, love…

You’re not supposed to feel those things for a woman, and you’re definitely not allowed to act on them when you’re a Catholic priest.  I had taken vows; vows that I’ve upheld for eight celibate years, and had made a promise to God that I swore I would never break. 

But then I met Eva, my stepmother’s estranged twenty-eight-year-old daughter, and she made me forget who I was. What I was.

I prayed for guidance.

I prayed for the strength not to give into temptation.

My prayers went unanswered…or so I thought.

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I wasn’t a dreamer. I wasn’t inclined to see where the wind took me. I was practical. I thought logically and methodically. I asked questions and listened and then made decisions. I thought things through. But as I stood in front of the home of one David and Marcia Burke . . . Curran . . . I had to admit that there was no logical reason for me to be here other than curiosity. My Uber driver backed out of the driveway and left me gaping at my mother’s home. It wasn’t massive, but beautifully designed and taken care of . . . loved. White Christmas lights illuminated every bush that lined the sidewalk, and a gigantic wreath adorned with a wine-colored bow hung on the front door.

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