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Wed
Jun 7 2017 8:08am

What Book Is Going To Help You Get Over Hump Day?

Way Down Deep by Cara McKenna and Charlotte Stein

Today is Wednesday... otherwise known as Hump Day. After Monday, it can be the hardest day to get through, but once you do, you're on the backslide to Friday! Especially with the summer, getting to Friday can sometimes be the only goal we have! 

So with Hump-Day Survival in mind, what book is helping you get through the week? Lots of books came out yesterday, what one are you loving today? 

Tell us about it in the comments! 

Tue
May 30 2017 1:00pm

First Look: D.D. Ayres’ Physical Forces (May 30, 2017)

D.D. Ayres 
Physical Forces (K-9 Rescue #6)
St. Martin's Press / May 30, 2017 / $7.99 print & digital

Physical Forces by D.D. Ayres is the first book I've ever read in her K-9 Rescue series and I can happily say I will be picking up the rest of them to read as well if they're anywhere as charming as this title. 

If you love dogs as much as I do (you say hi to random dogs as they pass you on the street), then you definitely need to pick up this book. Fluffy dog, hot guy, and a PI who rescues dogs. 

This book hit so many sweet spots for me, but what I loved the most was MacKayla “Mac” Burkett—pet detective. Mac used to have a different gig working for child services, but a situation happens that causes her to reassess her chosen career. I don't know whether it's my deep love for all things TV, but I saw a bit of Veronica Mars in Mac which made me love her all the more as the book went on. 

Throw in a first-time meeting with Oliver, hunky Australian (bearded and man-bunned!) and owner of a K-9 search and rescue business called BARKS, and this romance is off to a fantastic start. Oliver stumbles across Mac dumpster diving and believes the worst about her until it becomes clear she's trying to coax a Pomeranian from under the dumpster. Oliver helps extricate the dog and then helps fend off two attackers attempting to carjack Mac. 

It's a bit of whirlwind ride!

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Tue
May 30 2017 11:15am

First Look: Julia Quinn’s The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (May 30, 2017)

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn
The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (Bridgerton Prequel  #2)
Avon / May 30, 2017 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital

The second book in Julia Quinn’s Rokesby series (a Georgian-era Bridgerton prequel series) takes place on Manhattan Island in 1779, during the War of American Independence. Our hero is a soldier in the British Army, Edward Rokesbury. We all know that letters are so very important to those in the military, keeping strong the connection to loved ones, and occasionally forging new bonds with strangers. Letters play a pivotal role in The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband.

Edward awakens in hospital, confused and in pain, to find his hand being held by a strange woman.

[Not the worst way to wake up...]

Sun
May 28 2017 2:00pm

First Look: Eva Leigh’s From Duke Till Dawn (May 30, 2017)

From Duke Till Dawn by Eva Leigh

Eva Leigh
From Duke Till Dawn (The London Underground #1)
Avon / May 30, 2017 / $7.99 print, $5.99 digital

From Duke Till Dawn is a fairytale for adults. Two years before the start of the novel, a tall, resolute duke was abandoned by the winsome, impoverished widow who touched his heart, body, and soul…and his purse. Alex, the Duke of Greyland, never stops thinking about Cassandra Blair, his “Lost Queen,” or imagining he hears her as he walks down the street. Eva Leigh’s descriptions of London have an artist’s touch.

Night came on in indigo waves, but the shops spilled golden light in radiant patches onto the street. The hardworking citizens of London continued to toil as the upper echelons began their evening revelries. Crowds thronged the sidewalk, while wagons, carriages, and people on horseback crammed the streets. A handful of pedestrians recognized Alex and politely curtsied or tipped their hats, murmuring, “Good evening, Your Grace.” Though he was in no mood for politeness, responsibility and virtue were his constant companions—had been his whole life—and so rather than snapping, “Go to the devil, damn you!” he merely nodded in greeting.

He’d done his duty.

Life does go on, especially for a duke who is expected to secure his succession, so a few years later, Alex is only mildly disappointed that his fiancée runs away with another. In the aftermath of the scandal of the abandoned duke, Greyland is persuaded to accompany his two best friends to London’s newest gambling hell, an elegant, bustling enterprise in a “slightly raffish part of Piccadilly” with “the slightly overdressed look of a prosperous banker.”  Imagine, if you will, a Regency pop-up gambling establishment. At the age of 38, Alex is on unfamiliar turf.

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Fri
May 26 2017 3:30pm

14 Authors Tease Their Next Book

We asked authors to describe their next book... in one sentence! 

Conference is a great time to meet up with authors and find out what they're working on next. We were lucky enough to pin down some of our favorite authors and get the scoop! Read below to see what you can expect:

Tiffany Reisz 

Tiffany Reisz at RT

“Playful and slightly demented pornography.”
-The Red
by Tiffany Reisz

[Keep reading to get the scoop from more of your favorite authors!]