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Thu
Jul 20 2017 4:30pm

Open Your Heart to Me: Romance News & Deals from Lauren Dane, Laura Trentham, and More

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Broken Open by Lauren Dane

Deal Alert: Lauren Dane's contemporary romance Broken Open is $1.99 at Amazon.* Tuesday Eastwood pieced her life back together after a tragedy in the small Oregon town of Hood River. With her life sorted, she's content to keep men at a distance—no lengthy attachments. Rancher Ezra Hurley is the opposite of Tuesday's dreams, but their insatiable desire is too much to ignore. 

Deal Alert: Laura Trentham's small-town romance Kiss Me That Way is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Cade Fournette hightailed it out of Cottonbloom as soon he could and didn't look back, even though he left behind Monroe Kirby, the woman he's never been able to forget. “Kiss Me That Way is a satisfying, sensual friends-to-lovers story that examines how a shared past can complicate the possibility of a future between two wary—but very interested—adults.” Bonus! Two more Cottonbloom novels, Then He Kissed Me and Till I Kissed You, are also on sale for $2.99 each. 

Deal Alert: Tawna Fenske's romantic comedy The Hang Up is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Miriam Ashley is a PR specialist who cleans up the acts of bad boys for a living. CEO Jason Sanders should be a breeze of a fix, except she can't seem to resist his charming ways. What is it about bad boys that's so appealing?

[+A cover reveal from author Lauren Blakely]

Wed
Jul 19 2017 4:30pm

I’ve Got You Under My Skin: Romance News & Deals from Susan Mallery, Linda Broday, and More

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Under Her Skin by Susan Mallery

Deal Alert: Susan Mallery's contemporary romance Under Her Skin is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* “The Lone Star Sisters quartet...features the three loving but competitive Titan sisters" as they struggle against their controlling father’s plans and their half-brother’s determination to destroy the Titan family. In Under Her Skin, Lexi Titan has to make a choice between losing everything she's built or getting fake engaged to Cruz Rodriguez in order to help save her business.

Deal Alert: Author and H&H Blogger Lynne Connolly's Georgian-set historical romance Wild Lavender is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* “Connolly closes out her rollicking Emperors of London series with this seventh book” as Helena refuses the match her family makes for her because she's in love with Tom, the son of her family's most dangerous enemy.

Deal Alert: Linda Broday's Western historical romance Texas Redemption is $1.99 at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Laurel James wants to shed her dark past, so she agrees to marry the mayor of a small Texas town to lead the quiet, safe, respectable life she thinks she wants. Everything is fine until Shenandoah, the man she loved and lost, rides back into town and she can't seem to shake her desire. Looking for more non-Regency historicals? Check out July's Best Bets!

Deal Alert: Adriana Anders' dark romance By Her Touch is $.99 at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Kobo | etc.* “By Her Touch is a story about an undercover ATF agent/biker-in-hiding and the dermatologist who’s helping remove his tattoos coming together to find redemption and love.” This is the second book in Anders' Blank Canvas series.

[+An RWA anthology!]

Tue
Jul 18 2017 4:30pm

Be Sinfully Good: Romance News & Deals from Nora Roberts, Kristen Ashley, and More

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Sacred Sins by Nora Roberts

Deal Alert: Nora Roberts' romantic suspense novel Sacred Sins is $2.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Well-known and respected psychiatrist Tess Court and detective Ben Paris team up to stop a serial killer wreaking havoc in Washington, D.C. These two opposites can't keep away from one another as tensions mount and the killer draws closer... Take another trip with Nora once you're ready to leave D.C. 

Deal Alert: Kristen Ashley's contemporary romance At Peace is $1.99 at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* When Violet has enough of her rowdy neighbor, she goes next door to tell him to quiet down only to be confronted with the sexy and reckless Joe Callahan. Think you might be in an enemies-to-lovers situation, too? Here are 20 foolproof signs...

Deal Alert: M. O'Keefe's contemporary romance Wait For It is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* In the fourth book of O'Keefe's Everything I Left Unsaid series, Tiffany and Blake's contentious relationship lights up the pages as they both have to contend with their pasts and find that the journey makes the outcome well worth the wait. 

Deal Alert: Sarah Robinson's MMA romance Becoming a Legend is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Kane Kavanagh has a clear goal—to be the best mixed martial artist alive. He doesn't have time for commitment, especially not with the all-too-tempting Nora Hannigan. When the chemistry gets to be too much, Kane realizes he's willing to go round-for-round to win Nora's heart

[+Graphic novels and the creator of Wonder Woman...]

Mon
Jul 17 2017 4:30pm

Cowboy Take Me Away: Romance News & Deals from Diana Palmer, Kari Lynn Dell, and More

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Carrera's Bride by Diana Palmer

Deal Alert: Diana Palmer's Western romance Carrera's Bride is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Marcus Carrera strikes fear into the hearts of friends and foes alike, so when fate blindsides him with Delia Mason and a problem only he can solve, he sets out to help her and cedes more of his heart to her than he expected. Here are some surefire ways you'll know you're in a Diana Palmer romance...

Deal Alert: Kari Lynn Dell's contemporary romance Tangled in Texas is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Delon Sanchez's life is turned upside down in 32 seconds when a career-ending injury takes him out of the rodeo circuit for good. Just when he thinks fate can't get any more cruel, his perfect ex, Tori Patterson, comes back into his life in a way he can't avoid. Do you love second-chance romances?

Deal Alert: Ann B. Harrison's contemporary romance Chance for Love is FREE at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Callie is looking for a new start so she answers an ad for a ranch manager. Chance, the ranch owner, happens to need a bride as well.... Saddle up for this tropey marriage of convenience story.

[+Outlander's Lord John Grey, Boozy Books, and a new Kristin Hannah novel]

Fri
Jul 14 2017 4:30pm

Say Hey for the Weekend: Romance News & Deals from J. Kenner, Megan Erickson, and More

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Say My Name by J. Kenner

Deal Alert: J. Kenner's erotic romance Say My Name is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Sylvia isn't keen to let anyone get too close, until the enigmatic Jackson Steele comes into her life. Learning to trust one another isn't easy, but the pull between them is too strong and too scorching to ignore. 

Deal Alert: Megan Erickson's paranormal romance Daring Fate is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* “This series is set in a world where humans are extinct and undead nine-foot werewolves roam the earth in packs. So it’s kind of like The Walking Dead but with shifters. And no Carl!” Read an excerpt from this exciting new paranormal series! 

Deal Alert: Rebecca Shea's new adult romance Unbreakable is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Jessica Harper is the perfect student, a good daughter, and always plays life on the safe side. So falling her her best friend's brother, wide receiver Gabe Garcia, is not only outside of her plans, but something she does her best to ignore. However, when tragedy strikes Jessica and Gabe find themselves drawn together as the course of their lives change. 

Deal Alert: Christy Carlyle's historical romance A Study in Scoundrels is $.99 at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Sophia Ruthven is the epitome of proper behavior...except when she's writing her lady detective novels. She wants nothing to do with the dashing and entertaining Jasper Grey, the Earl of Stanhope, who has set his sights on her. When Jasper's sister Liddy goes missing, Sophia finds herself unable to stay away from solving the mystery, and unable to stay out of Jasper's arms. Who do you prefer: a rogue or a rake?

[+A political romance anthology a la The West Wing]

Thu
Jul 13 2017 4:30pm

An Extraordinary Love: Romance News & Deals from Alyssa Cole, Toni Aleo, and More

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An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

Deal Alert: Alyssa Cole's American historical romance An Extraordinary Union is $2.99 at Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Former slave Elle Burns trades in her freedom to become a spy in the house of a senator during the height of the Civil War. She's on a mission to gain freedom for her people and end the war between the states—not to find love—and certainly not to find it with Malcolm McCall, a detective for Pinkerton's Secret Service posing as a Confederate soldier. 

Deal Alert: Ashlyn Chase's paranormal romance My Wild Irish Dragon is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc. “Dragon shifter Chloe Arish and firefighter Ryan Fierro find their romance getting off to a fiery start.” This paranormal workplace romance is full of playful banter and steamy encounters that'll have you burning through these pages at warp speed! 

Deal Alert: Toni Aleo's sports romance Trying to Score is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* This second-chance-at-love story heats up on the ice as Lucas Brooks gets traded back to the Nashville Assassins right as his former love, Fallon Parker, nets a huge deal she's hoping will expand her growing wine business. There are lots of twists, turns, and secrets in this sexy title. Love sports and romance? We've got you covered.

Deal Alert: Scarlett Cole's contemporary romance Jordan Reclaimed is $1.99 at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Rocker Jordan Steele and ballerina Aleksandra Artemov could not be more opposite if they tried. He's the product of a broken home and now an international, heavily tattooed rock star, and she's a prima ballerina with a legendary ballet father. They shouldn't want each other—they can't—but they also can't stay away. Do you look for opposites attract in your romances?

[+Emmy nominations & a cover from Kit Rocha's Gideon's Riders series]

Wed
Jul 12 2017 4:30pm

Love Studies: Romance News & Deals from Sherry Thomas, Thea Harrison, and More

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A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Deal Alert: Sherry Thomas' Victorian romance A Study In Scarlet Women is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Reviewer Wendy the Super Librarian named this romance as one of the top Unusual Historicals of 2016. With a spin on the classic Sherlock Holmes tale, Charlotte Holmes uses her inquisitive mind to clear her family name when a trio of unexpected deaths puts them all under suspicion. 

Deal Alert: Lindsay McKenna's Western romance Wind River Cowboy is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Kira and Garret were a part of a special forces team that got caught in an ambush leaving them the only two survivors. Kira's tried her best to track Garret down and winds up finding him at the last place she'd expect—a cattle ranch in Wyoming. 

Deal Alert: Jennifer Blackwood's new adult romance The Rule Maker is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* “What is there to say about Jennifer Blackwood's The Rule Maker? Two words. Flipping Funny.” Strap in for this witty, sexy read! 

Deal Alert: Thea Harrison's paranormal romance Moonshadow is $.99 at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* “In her first spinoff novel, Thea Harrison takes us halfway around the world from our beloved Elder Races, but have no fear, she definitely brings her special magic to a whole new cast of characters.” Start Harrison's Moonshadow series before book two, Spellbinder, comes out July 18

[+Black Panther news!]

Tue
Jul 11 2017 4:30pm

No More #Droughtlander: Romance News & Deals from J.D. Robb + Outlander Season 3 news!

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Naked in Death by JD Robb

Deal Alert: J.D. Robb's romantic suspense novel Naked in Death is $1.99 at Barnes & NobleAmazon | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* The first novel in Robb's In Death series introduces Eve and Roarke, the iconic pair who are still together after 44 books in the series. Follow along as Eve hunts down a ruthless killer while trying to keep the lethal and debonaire Irish billionaire Roarke at bay. Eve and Roarke certainly define the term Swoonworthy. 

Deal Alert: Grace Burrowes' historical romance The Trouble with Dukes is $1.99 at Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Scot Hamish MacHugh is not at all happy to be vested as a duke. Especially as that means facing his most dreaded foe: a London Season. The gossips whisper about him being a brute, but Miss Megan Windham sees something different in Hamish and isn't the least bit intimidated by his reputation. Hamish didn't expect to lose his heart via a waltz...

Deal Alert: Jenna Bayley-Burke's contemporary romance Compromising Positions is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* David has been fighting the sparks between him and yoga instructor Sophie DelFino for ages. When Sophie gets the opportunity to put him in a position she's always wanted, she seizes it with both hands! Impulsive decisions have a way of working out well in romance. 

Deal Alert: Melissa Foster's contemporary romance Seized by Love is FREE at Kobo | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Lizzie Barber runs a successful business by day, but by night she is the star of the hit Naked Baker web show. She does her best to avoid Blue Ryder, the all too sexy contractor who's keen to pursue her, however, when Lizzie's secret identity comes to light, it may cost her a shot at love. Secret identities in romance are truly a classic trope.

[+ The L Word sequel]

Mon
Jul 10 2017 4:30pm

Where Angels Fear to Tread: Romance News & Deals from Nalini Singh, Marquita Valentina & More

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Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh

Deal Alert: Nalini Singh's paranormal romance Angels' Blood is $1.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* The first book in Singh's Guild Hunter series introduces Archangel Raphael, who rules over the vampires and angels in New York, as well as Guild Hunter Elena. Start this sexy series and find out why Raphael and Elena were the Swoonworthiest couple of 2016. 

Deal Alert: Marquita Valentine's contemporary romance Royal Affair is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* If you love modern royals, you've got to try the second novel in Valentine's Royals in Exile series. Reporter Brooks Walker has a reputation for exposing the political elite through whatever means he can manage regardless of the blowback, however, when he meets royal wallflower Princess Charlotte, he's forced to choose between love and his journalistic integrity. 

Deal Alert: Nana Malone's contemporary romance London Bound is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* When Abbie leaves home and heads to London, searching for a dream she thought was long gone, she never expected to find love in the arms of Alexi Chase, heir to a tech fortune. However, their pasts may keep them from accepting true love. A bit of wanderlust can throw you into the path of a few good men...

Deal Alert: Susan Meier's small-town romance Head over Heels for the Boss is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Isabelle Cooper's flower shop was just purchased by Devon Donovan, the man she's had a crush on for forever. Devon's not interested in love, but he didn't expect Izzy, who isn't the woman he remembers, and finds that he's not quite able to resist her. Izzy could probably use some tips on how NOT to act around her too hot boss...

Deal Alert: Casey Griffin's romantic comedy Beauty and the Wiener is $2.99 at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Addison Turner has her life all planned out—successful doggie fashion business, and a happily ever after with her fantasy dream guy and her adorable dachshund. Her plans go awry when her debut at the dog show is curtailed by a dognapping and she has to ask Felix, the annoying, infuriatingly hot bartender, and the opposite of her Prince Charming, for help solving the mystery. A love for dogs is an absolute must for this romance. 

[+2 covers from J.Kenner]

Fri
Jul 7 2017 4:30pm

Take a Cowboy Home for the Weekend: Romance News & Deals from Heather Long, Sara Jane Stone, and More

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Semper Fi Cowboy by Heather Long

Deal Alert: Heather Long's western romance Semper Fi Cowboy is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Retired US Marine Corps captain Tanner Wilks returns home to Texas to take care of his ailing father and the family ranch. Veterinarian Julia Heller has made her home at Round Top Ranch and despite the passionate night she shared with Tanner, she has no wish to get tangled up with him again—no matter how charming he is. Charm is just one key component to cooking up the perfect cowboy romance. 

Deal Alert: Sara Jane Stone's contemporary romance Serving Trouble is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* This ultimate-temptation, best-friend's-little-sister story revolves around former Marine Noah who's back home trying to manage his demons and his father's bar. When Josie comes back to town as well, Noah offers her a job and finds himself irresistibly drawn to her. 

Deal Alert: Six de los Reyes' contemporary romance Beginner's Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions is $.99 at Amazon | etc.* Kaya Rubio is a molecular genetics grad student with a big, rambunctious family. In need of a date for her cousin's wedding, Kaya designs a scientific, evidence-based methodology to help her. Her baseline? Easygoing café owner Nero Sison. Love STEM heroines? We've got a few more recommendations for you to experiment with.

Deal Alert: Hannah Howell's historical romance Highland Promise is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Slip into the kilt-y pleasure of a medieval romance. Bethia Drummond needs protection for herself and her infant nephew on their journey home, so she begs Highlander Eric Murray for his protection. Eric grants her request, and as the two set off, they grow closer, but their families might just keep them apart. 

[+The trailer for Passionflix's first movie...]

Thu
Jul 6 2017 4:50pm

Forever and A Day: Romance News & Deals from Linda Lael Miller, Opal Carew, & More

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Only Forever by Linda Lael Miller

Deal Alert: Linda Lael Miller's contemporary romance Only Forever is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* TV personality Vanessa Lawrence is through with jocks after having to deal with her cheating ex-husband. So she's determined not to fall for football legend Nick DeAngelo's too charming ways, but Nick is used to breaking through tough defenses to get what he wants. If you love contemporary drama with a side of sports action, check out these recommendations.

Deal Alert: Jamie Pope's women's fiction novel Hope Blooms is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* This romance between former childhood friends turned lovers revolves around a tragedy Cassie doesn't want to remember. Cass and Wylie find their way back to one another slowly as their story unfolds. Don't miss out on these 7 women's fiction Best Bets for June. 

Deal Alert: Opal Carew's erotic romance Meat is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* A meet-cute due to a missed flight ratchets up the heat between Rebecca and Rex that results in a passionate one-night stand. Life has other plans, however, when Rex becomes the new head chef at Rebecca's restaurant and the heat becomes too much to handle. Sample the first chapter of Meat

[+A mockery of romance, Little Women, & an Eva Leigh cover]

Wed
Jul 5 2017 4:30pm

Get On Our Level: Romance News & Deals from Cathy Yardley, Maya Banks & More

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Level Up by Cathy Yardley

Deal Alert: Cathy Yardley's contemporary romance Level Up is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* The first book in Yardley's Fandom Hearts series is a geek-girl romance and a love letter to all things fandom.  Introvert Tess is determined to become a video game engineer and enters into a contest that could be her big break, but she needs help in order to meet the three-week deadline. Her roommate, Adam, offers his help, and along the way discovers that he can no longer think of his friend Tess as “one of the guys.” 

Deal Alert: Maya Banks' romantic suspense novel The Darkest Hour is $.99 at Kobo | Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.*  Fall headlong into the first book of Banks' intense KGI series, and don't worry—you'll have 15 amazing books to love.

Deal Alert: Anna Hackett's sci-fi romance On a Barbarian World is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* When a meteor shower brings down Aurina Phoenix's ship, she finds herself stranded on a low-tech planet and in the arms of a brawny barbarian warlord, Kavon Mal Dor. Hackett's sci-fi romances consistently make the list of Best Bets to give a try. 

Deal Alert: Sabrina York's historical romance Susana and the Scot is $1.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Mistaken identities and an unknown shared history drive the story of Susana and Andrew. Susana memorized everything about the kiss Andrew stole that got him banished to the hinterlands, but Andrew doesn't remember their brief and passionate interaction—he only knows that he can't leave the headstrong beauty alone. Read the first chapter of this charming story. 

Deal Alert: Heidi McLaughlin's sports romance Home Run is $1.99 at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Cooper Bailey's finally got a shot at playing major league baseball unless he loses his focus and his heart to the beautiful and distracting Ainsley Burke. Step up to the plate for some more sports romances...

[+Deadly Sexy the movie and the 2017 TV Scoop Awards]

Fri
Jun 30 2017 4:30pm

Break All the Rules: Romance News & Deals from Amy Andrews, Katee Robert, and More

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Playing by Her Rules by Amy Andrews

Deal Alert: Amy Andrews' contemporary romance Playing By Her Rules is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* The first book in Andrews' Sydney Smoke series introduces the team via captain Tanner Stone, and his former flame Matilda “Tilly” Kent. This second-chance-at-love story is a sweet, sexy slow-burn romance. Don't forget to brush up on your dirty rugby terms. 

Deal Alert: Sara Dobie Bauer's paranormal romance Bite Somebody is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Newly turned vampire Celia isn't having the time of her life—like she was promised—until she meets a human named Ian and her afterlife becomes much more delicious. Do you enjoy quirky paranormal romances?

Deal Alert: Katee Robert's contemporary romance Falling for His Best Friend is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* So many tropes come out to play in this sexy contemporary. Avery Yeung wants to have a baby and decides an anonymous donor is the way to go, but her overprotective best friend Drew Flannery doesn't want her to shop for a “popsicle pop” and offers up his services instead. This is the ultimate friends-with-benefits bargain. 

[+Insecure Season 2 trailer]

Thu
Jun 29 2017 4:30pm

Come Out and Play: Romance News & Deals from Jaci Burton, RaeAnne Thayne, and More

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The Perfect Play by Jaci BurtonDeal Alert: Jaci Burton's sports romance The Perfect Play is $1.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Heartbreaker and football player Mick Riley is unstoppable when he sets his sights on something—and he's got them firmly set on Tara Lincoln. Their passionate one-night stand is something he can't shake, and he's got the perfect play in mind to catch the woman he can't forget. Ready, set, hike for these steamy sports romances! And don't miss out on our behind-the-scenes coverage of the photo shoot for Burton's upcoming Play-by-Play novel, Shot on Gold.

Deal Alert: RaeAnne Thayne's small-town contemporary romance Riverbend Road is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* A best friend's little sister gets a small-town twist in this novel from Thayne's Haven Point series. Police office Wyn's been in love with her boss, Cade, the chief of police, for a long time. When Wyn's injured in the line of duty, Cade fights to let his guard down and give in to the depth of his feelings for her. Sometimes you can't beat the appeal of a place where everybody knows your name in romance. 

Deal Alert: Ainsley Booth and Sadie Haller's erotic romance Doctor Bad Boy is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* An intense one-night stand between Violet and Max turns much more complicated when Max ends up becoming Violet's client. She'd like to pretend nothing happened, but Max is determined not to let her forget their time together or deny the possibility of a future. Don't miss out on these 5 erotic Best Bets for June. 

[+A real life fairytale]

Wed
Jun 28 2017 4:30pm

Red is Definitely Your Color: Romance News & Deals from Alice Clayton, Susan Mallery, and More

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The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton

Deal Alert: Alice Clayton's contemporary romance The Unidentified Redhead is $2.99 at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* “It’s like reading the best rom-com you’ve ever watched, but without those 'fading away moments.'” Grace Sheridan heads back to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, but getting older in Hollywood can spell disaster. When an unexpected, sizzling romance with younger heartthrob Jack Hamilton puts them both in the spotlight, it may come at the cost of both their careers. 

Deal Alert: Christi Caldwell's historical romance For Love of the Duke is FREE at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Lady Katherine propositions Jasper, Duke of Bainbridge, in order to escape an arranged marriage. Neither Jasper nor Katherine expected that the chemistry between them would lead to a real connection. Spend the season with Christi Caldwell's The Heart of a Duke series. 

Deal Alert: Susan Mallery's women's fiction novel Daughters of the Bride is $2.99 at Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* As three very different sisters prepare for their mother's wedding, each one has to contend with the state of their own love lives in order to find their happily ever afters. Family always plays a pivotal role in the novels of Susan Mallery. 

Deal Alert: Sidney Halston's romantic suspense novel Kiss Marry Kill is $1.99 at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Kobo | etc.* Megan Cruz turned her dreams of pop stardom into reality, but when a deadly stalker puts her firmly in his sights, she hires Jax, the one who got away, and now vows to keep her safe. Read the first chapter of Kiss Marry Kill

[+Disney couples as parents]

Tue
Jun 27 2017 4:31pm

Make or Break: Romance Deals & News from Tessa Bailey, JR Ward & More

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Make Me by Tessa BaileyDeal Alert: Tessa Bailey's contemporary romance Make Me, Book 3 in the Broke and Beautiful series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Construction worker Russell has been in love with Abby since he met her, but she's way out of his league. Or is she? P.S. You can also read Tessa Bailey's H&H Quickie scene “Penalty Kiss” for free on H&H anytime.

Deal Alert: J.R. Ward's contemporary family saga The Bourbon Kings, first in the Bourbon Kings trilogy about the Bradford family, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* The return of prodigal son Tulane Bradford to his family's estate, where his one-time love Lizzie King is the head gardener, leads to all sorts of delicious complications. Picture all the characters with help from our Bourbon Kings fantasy cast.

Deal Alert: Sabrina Sol's contemporary romance Delicious Temptation, first in the Delicious Desires series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Good-girl Amara wants to save her family's Mexican bakery, if only they'd let her, but she also wants to do very bad things with her brother's ex-best friend, Eric. Bad boys are a romance staple for good reason.

Deal Alert: Joanna Bourne's French Revolution-set historical romance The Forbidden Rose, Book 3 in the Spymaster series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* She's a French aristocrat living in secret as a British governess, and he's a spy out for revenge on her family. It shouldn't end well, but it totally does. Enjoy out-of-the-ordinary historicals? Here are 5 more worth checking out this month.

Deal Alert: May McGoldrick's historical romance Taming the Highlander, a RITA finalist and the second book in the Scottish Relic trilogy, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Conall Sinclair, the Earl of Caithness and a wounded warrior, can't stand to be around anyone...except Innes Munro, who can sense his past with a touch and who makes him burn with want. McGoldrick fans will be happy to hear about a new story in the Say Yes to the Scot anthology also featuring Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harington, and Sabrina York—read samples from the book.

[+Jeaniene Frost excerpt, Ilona Andrews interview & more...]

Mon
Jun 26 2017 5:00pm

Paranormal Activity: E-Deals from Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.D. Robb & More

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Ice Wolf by Jane GodmanDeal Alert: Jane Godman's shapeshifter romance Ice Wolf, Book 1 in the Arctic Brotherhood series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* An Alaskan college professor by day, Elliott Walder is a revenge-seeking Siberian werewolf by night, and he can't afford the distraction that is new recruit Jenny... (Pssst: Shadow Wolf, Book 2 in the series, is also on sale at $1.99.) Read Chapter 1 from Ice Wolf.

Deal Alert: Sherrilyn Kenyon's paranormal Born of Legend, Book 9 in The League series, is $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* When outlaw Dagger saves her son's life, Ushara must choose between the man she owes everything and her own people. Sample a scene from Born of Legend.

Deal Alert: J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas, and R.C. Ryan's Down the Rabbit Hole anthology is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Five Alice in Wodnerland-inspired stories, including an Eve Dallas adventure? What's not to like?! Discover the 10 things you'll learn from J.D. Robb's In Death series.

Deal Alert: Nalini Singh's shapeshifter romance Tangle of Need, Book 11 in the Psy-Changeling series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Wolf changeling Adria and SnowDancer Riaz try hard to deny the magnetic pull between them, but resistance is futile... Get to know the Psy-Changeling books.

[+Now's the time to meet the Bourbon Kings...]

Fri
Jun 23 2017 4:36pm

A Race Against the Clock: Romance News & Deals from Catherine Coulter and More

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Hemlock Bay by Catherine CoulterDeal Alert: Catherine Coulter's sixth Savich and Sherlock suspense novel, Hemlock Bay, is #1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock's latest case hits close to home as they race to uncover the truth about Savich's sister's car accident. Was it a suicide attempt or sabotage? Here's what you need to know about the (too?) long-running series...

Deal Alert: Iris Johansen's retro romance The Lady and the Unicorn, first published in 1983, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Billionaire Rafe is confined to his home as he recovers from a nasty bout of pneumonia and he's going stir-crazy until lovely game warden Janna sneaks onto his property. She's determined to convince him to give her the land she needs to save endangered animals, and he's determined to have her... Strike it rich with more billionaire heroes recommended by fellow readers.

Deal Alert: Marina Adair's contemporary romance Chasing I Do, first in The Eastons series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon.* After learning her fiance is cheating, Darcy runs out of the wedding while carrying a big secret: She's pregnant. When she runs into her ex's brother, Gage, a couple years later, she can't help but be drawn to him, and he to her... How do you feel about the secret baby trope?

[+Tiffany Reisz cover & Pride Month deals!...]

Thu
Jun 22 2017 4:30pm

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Romance News & Deals from Julie Garwood, Theresa Romain and More

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Hotshot by Julie Garwood

Deal Alert: Julie Garwood's romantic suspense novel Hotshot is $1.99 at Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Peyton Lockhart has inherited a charming oceanfront resort that has to show a profit in order to stay in the family. When she realizes someone is out to sabotage her and the threats escalate into dangerous territory, she goes to childhood friend and FBI agent Finn MacBain for help. Julie Garwood has written in a couple different subgenres—how many of her titles have you read?

Deal Alert: Theresa Romain's historical romance A Gentleman's Game is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Mystery takes center stage in this Regency romance. Nathaniel Chandler has learned to trade on his charm after his family's streak of bad luck. He suspects Rosalind Agate, his father's new secretary, has something to do with the latest bad luck that's befallen him, but they both have to put aside their suspicions in order to save both their lives. Try out a steamy excerpt from A Gentleman's Game

Deal Alert: Emma Hart's contemporary romance Dirty Past is $1.99 at Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Ella's life gets interesting after she walks out of her wedding, throws her phone in a lake, and takes a job as a PA for Dirty B, a rock band full of dreamy, too sexy men. Band member Tate Burke has always been the love 'em and leave 'em type, but when Ella's terrible ex turns back up, a protective streak he didn't know he had turns their relationship into so much more. Who tops the charts as your favorite rock stars of romance?

[+Today on H&H]

Wed
Jun 21 2017 4:30pm

Be Daring: Romance News & Deals from Lori Foster, Lauren Blakely, and More

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When You Dare by Lori Foster

Deal Alert: Lori Foster's romantic suspense novel When You Dare is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Romantic suspense author Molly Alexander is rescued when mercenary Dare Macintosh raids a human trafficking trailer. Once they return home, Molly hires Dare to find out who is trying to kill her...but what they start to feel for each other may be the most dangerous thing of all. Do you enjoy reading author protagonists? 

Deal Alert: A.M. Arthur's male/male romance Body Rocks is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Trey's life is going exactly to plan as his band gets accepted into the biggest music competition in the country. Things are great...until the band's drummer quits. Devastated and looking to blow off some steam, Trey hooks up with the too hot Dominic, a violinist, who turns out to be a member of a rival band. Try out the first chapter of Body Rocks

Deal Alert: Lauren Blakley's contemporary romance Playing with Her Heart is FREE at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* This boss/assistant relationship gets a Broadway twist as the lines between what's pretend and what's real blur considerably. If you're in the mood for a similar director/actor relationship, we've got you covered. 

Deal Alert: Elley Arden's sports romance The Change Up is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* If you were a fan of TV's Pitch, you'll enjoy the beginning of Arden's Arlington Aces series. Former minor league baseball player Sam Sutter runs into his brother's former high school girlfriend Rachel Reed, now a successful real estate mogul looking to tear down “his” trees. Their contentious relationship grows into much more even as they each battle for what they want. 

[+The new Game of Thrones trailer & a Whitney G cover]