LIFT 4 Autism Auction is LIVE!

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It’s LIVE!! The LIFT 4 Autism Auction is open for bidding!

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Win a $25 Winner’s Choice Gift Card in the LIFT Celebration Giveaway!

The Lift 4 Autism Auction is a bookworm’s dream! Featuring hard-to-get, much-sought items from romance favorites like Nicola Yoon, Kristen Ashley, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Corinne Michaels, T.M. Frazier, Marie Force and more than 200 others in celebration of Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month.

Authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan founded LIFT 4 Autism a few years ago as a charitable initiative rallying the romance community around autism. All proceeds go to this year’s charitable partner Kulture City, who is doing amazing things for the autism community. Learn more at kulturecity.org.

Specifically, LIFT 2017 will benefit Kulture City’s lifeBOKS program, which provides families with free kits to curtail wandering, a common and potentially life threatening challenge. Proceeds will also benefit Kulture City’s tablet program, which provides iPads to improve communication for non and limited verbal children on the spectrum to families who cannot afford them.

Learn more about the mission of Kulture City and the dangers of wandering in today’s USA Today HEA feature here.

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  1. Online Auction, featuring many of your favorite romance authors!

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The auction is LIVE until Friday, April 28, 8:00pm.

 

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Review: Heart Racer

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Heart Racer by Starla Harris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heart Racer is an inspiring and scorching journey that will leave you breathless and smiling so big. You will not know what hit you until the very end. These beautiful characters will burrow into your heart and make themselves cherished and irreplaceable. The force of this story will blow your very world into incredible chaos and breathtaking ruin. Nothing will stop you from feeling every single thing, and you will be so much better for the soul deep impact this story will have. Its effects will reverberate for a long time to come.

I absolutely loved Starla Harris’s first book called The Auction. It was sweet, provocative, and oh so perfect. It hit me so hard whenever I realized that The Auction and Heart Racer are about accepting the surprises that life brings our way and not letting fear stop us from something that we need, desire, and dare I say deserve. Throughout Heart Racer we see that a wild and reckless choice can turn out to be something that pushes us a little more to become who we meant to be. Even our mistakes in life help to propel us toward and mold us into the person that we were born to become. Pleasure and pain in equal measures are essential parts to a person’s full and complete life. We can’t truly appreciate what and who we have unless we know what it feels like to lose and suffer.

Startla Harris continues to dazzle and delight with her latest wonderful book. She is developing and continuing to feel out her comfort zone, and once she does she will catch fire and blaze across the hearts of readers too numerous to count. I look forward to watching what the future holds for this amazing author!

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Review: Dirty Thief

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Dirty Thief by Tia Louise
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Talk about a blisteringly hot, epic masterpiece! This story has so much heart and soul that it literally transports you out of your mind and into your wildest and most sensational dreams. What you have in your hands is a spectacularly, priceless work of art. It is the very definition of love and family that we all intensely crazy and relentlessly look for all of our lives. I can’t sing its praises loud enough or highlight its virtues long enough! This is romantic suspense at its absolute finest!!

If you thought that Zelda and Cal are hot, then you are in for a wonderful treat with Ava and Rowan. They will rock your world and show you why they mean business when they lay a claim on the other. Nothing will stand in the way of their molten passion, their pure love, and their unwavering devotion. Not only do they melt and enflame each other, they bring blissful peace and indescribable completion. They know how to life the other up after a long, grueling day. They are the other’s brilliant light in the darkness and unquenchable joy in the midst of fear and worry. They are truly the definition of the outstanding power couple that can face down any danger and come out shining and proving to everything that their bond and love will last for all time.

Tia Louise knows how to utterly and completely blow my mind. She is unquestionably an author of epic proportions who is a master at writing anything she puts her heart to. There is nothing that she cannot mold and fashion into perfect and complete bliss. She will always be one of my all-time favorite authors, and I never fail to wait in breathless anticipate for her next incredibly, life-changing tour de force.

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Review: Elemental Mating

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Elemental Mating by Milly Taiden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a marvelously breathtaking story that will sweep you off your feet and carry you into a stunningly ingenious world created to enthrall and entertain every part of your heart and mind. I truly hated to see this journey end because I feel in love so hard with these beautiful and amazing characters. They made me feel and savor them every second that I was a part of their world.

Nothing could have dragged me away from the wonder and brilliance of this incredible adventure!
What do you get when you mix a fun and exciting plot, spirited, larger than life characters, and extraordinary writing talent? You get the perfect story ever! I wasn’t sure about this book when I first started it, but I quickly fell in love with everything about it. I understand why this author stretches her writing talent, and I am so thankful that she ventures into new, unexplored areas of writing. She truly blew this story out of the water!

I have found myself throughout the past couple of years enjoying each book that I have read by Milly Taiden. She had such a fascinating writing style, and I find myself getting lost in her witty and remarkable characters every time. She never fails to pull at my heart and open up a spectacular world to my imagination and appreciation. I hope to be able to read more from her again and for a long time to come.

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Teaser: DIRTY THIEF by Tia Louise

Dirty Thief, an all new sexy and scandalous installment in the Dirty Players Series by Tia Louise is coming April 25th!

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Dirty Thief by Tia Louise
Publication Date: April 25th
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

DIRTY * SEXY * SCANDALOUS

What do you get when you mix a brooding king with a sexy pickpocket? Not your usual fairy tale.

Ava Wilder is beautiful, she lives in a pink castle, and she’s a thief. Rowan Westringham Tate loves power, speed, and Ava.

Their romance is straight out of an erotic Cinderella story, until the one man Ava is running from shows up to claim what she stole—or to claim her.

Now Ava might be forced to take another thing to protect her happily ever after… A life.

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Rowan stands in the doorway silently watching me. His eyes gleam, and my pulse jumps.

“I couldn’t resist,” I say softly, a little breathless. “I stole this from the boutique today.”

Opening my hand, I let a small chain slip through my fingers. A different light enters his eyes, and my stomach tightens. Without a word, he crosses the space to where I’m standing. Grasping my wrist, he turns my hand over.

“You stole cheap costume jewelry when I would buy you anything?”

“I suppose I ought to be punished.” My voice is pouty, and I lift my eyes to meet his.

They blaze a trail down my body as he studies me. The white shirt hangs open, and my nipples are beaded. Lifting a hand, he cups my breast, rolling a stiff bud between his fingers, teasing it, lengthening it. I sigh audibly.

“Discipline.”

Shrugging my shoulders, I allow the shirt to slide down my arms. It falls all the way to the floor, leaving me bare to him. I walk to where the wedge is located and kneel down. On the silky carpet, I lean forward and place my elbows on the floor, lifting my ass so he can see all of me.

A little hiss fills the air, and I close my eyes to the sound of Rowan removing his clothes. I remember the first time he taught me to do this. I was so nervous and afraid. By the end, I had come so hard, I begged him to do it again.

He goes to the table and takes the mask, holding it in his hand. “Up,” he orders, and I push up from my elbows, sitting back on my feet to look up at him.

He’s completely nude, his erection pointing toward my face. Our eyes lock, and I lean forward, opening my mouth. With one hand, I guide the mushroom tip between my lips, flicking my tongue around the edges. He tastes salty, and his skin smells like the soap from his shower. He exhales a groan, and I take him deeper, pulling and sucking as he wraps the mask around my eyes, tying it behind my head.

His shaft is wet, and I use the slickness to slide my fist down to the base and back up. My lips are focused on his tip, sucking and lightly touching him with my teeth.

I’m rewarded with another low groan, and his fingers cup my cheeks. I can feel him thickening. I can feel the muscles in his legs tightening under my hand.

“Down.” He commands, his voice thick.

I obey, satisfaction warming my stomach. The French doors are open, and the shush of the breakers on the sea below fills the air around us. I turn and wait as he takes the thigh restraints and wraps them around my legs. Then he lifts my wrists, placing them in the cuffs attached to each side. He closes them, and moves me to the wedge. I lean forward on my stomach, ass up, hands bound to the outsides of my spread thighs.

My breath comes in little pants as I wait for the crop…

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“Queen of Hot Romance”; Award-winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

Her debut adult romance ONE TO HOLD was a 2014 “Lady Boner” award-winner, #1 in Military Romance, and a Top 20 Contemporary Romance novel for several months. ONE TO KEEP, #2 in the series of stand-alone novels, followed the same course, with the remaining performing equally well.

From being a “Readers’ Choice” nominee two years running, to picking up USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.

A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the U.S.A. with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…

It’s possible she has a slight truffle addiction.

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Happily Ever After (Cinder & Ella 2) By Kelly Oram

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Book Information for Happily Ever After (Cinder & Ella 2)

 

Title: Happily Ever After

Series: Cinder & Ella #2

Author: Kelly Oram

Publisher: Bluefields Publishing

Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sequel

Release Date: April 11, 2017

 

Summary:
The end of one story is often the beginning of another. Hollywood heartthrob Brian Oliver and his Cinderella princess Ellamara Rodriguez have finally found love outside the digital world. But leaving their anonymity behind creates a whole new set of obstacles for the nation’s new favorite sweethearts. With the stress of Brian’s fame and the pressures of a new relationship weighing down on them, the It Couple quickly begins to wonder if they can hold on to their newfound joy, or if maybe happily ever after is only a fairy tale after all.

 

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Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B06XWKRCS2

 

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Excerpt:

Scott closed his laptop, which was a sign that he was really serious now. “Like it or not, Brian, she is in this. Up to her eyeballs in it, in fact. She won’t be able to avoid it forever, and when it catches up to her, she’s going to have some real choices to make. If you don’t bring her in with you, then your management team—along with everyone else in town—will bypass you and go straight to her. Do you really want her to meet with people and make decisions without you?”

My jaw clenched. Hollywood people could be nice enough, but they were all sharks in sheep’s clothing. Ella was a strong, smart woman, but she wasn’t used to playing their game. No way did I want her having to navigate this business on her own.

“You’re absolutely right that your team will try to use her as much as possible. That’s why you should be there when they do. At least if you’re together, you can tell her when they’re trying to work her over.”

Damn him again. Why did he always have to be right? Letting out a breath of defeat, I scrubbed my hands over my face and then raked them through my hair. “All right, all right, fine. Let’s schedule a meeting with Ella. But not yet. After the holidays. After New Year’s.”

Scott’s posture eased up a little, and he gave me an apologetic smile. “I don’t think they want to wait that long. You guys are in the headlines now. You’re the biggest story of the year. With the movie releasing in two days, they want to take advantage of all this free publicity.”

I huffed in exasperation. “The Druid Prince is the biggest release of the holiday. The studio has put millions of dollars into advertising. How much more publicity does it need?”

“Not the film, Brian; you.”

“I don’t care about the publicity. I don’t want the attention.”

I shot to my feet with a groan and headed for my coffee again. It wasn’t as hot now, so I chugged it as if it held the answers to all my problems.

“You do want it this time. And so does Ella.”

I was still frowning, but I leaned against the counter again and gave him my full attention. He jumped on the window of opportunity but spoke cautiously, as if he was afraid I might explode if I didn’t like what he said. “How you and Ella deal with this attention will affect your future, and you know it. The world loves you guys right now. You’re a real-life fairy tale. People are dying to see the two of you living out the happily-ever-after you promised them.”

“Forget the world. I want that. But if the freaking media doesn’t leave us alone, no one will get that happily-ever-after, because Ella will dump my famous ass.”

Scott’s snort of disbelief was only mildly reassuring.

“She’s not like everyone else, Scott. She doesn’t care about the money, and my fame is a problem in her eyes, not a fun perk. She’s fragile. If this gets too crazy, she’ll throw in the towel. She’ll have to. And I’ll have to let her.”

“If you would just make a couple of appearances together, do an interview or two and a photo shoot, that would satiate the public, and things would die down.”

“Tell that to Kim and Kanye.”

Again, Scott spoke right over my cynical mutterings. “It would help you both in other ways, too.  Ella is exactly what you need for your career. This relationship will completely erase your last year or so of debauchery.”

I cocked an eyebrow at Scott, trying my hardest not to smile. It wasn’t easy. “Debauchery?”

His cheeks turned a little pink, but he stood his ground. “Do you have a better word for all the partying and womanizing?”

I held his gaze a moment longer but then cracked. “Fine. Debauchery.”

“Right. And after a few appearances with Ella, as in love as you guys are, not even Kyle Hamilton will remember your previous reputation as an arrogant, immature playboy.”

My eyebrow went up again, and this time it was Scott who relented. “Okay, Kyle might. But no one else will; I guarantee it. You’ll be the mature down-to-earth A-list actor who chose to be with a physically-disabled woman when he could have anyone. You’ll be admired by all of Hollywood. And a man like that might just win himself an Oscar, whether he earned it onscreen or not—that’s simple Academy politics. Not that you haven’t earned it, but no one in the Academy would hesitate to vote for you. And no director will hesitate to consider you for a role in the future. Play your cards correctly right now, and you’ll be earning thirty million a picture for the Cinder Chronicles sequels and turning down roles you’d beg for right now.”

A year ago, that would have been a persuasive argument. “It’s not me I’m worried about. I’ll earn my A-list status eventually; I don’t need to use Ella to get there.”

“She might want to use this opportunity, though. You should at least explain to her what is going on and what it means for her. From what you’ve told me, she’s an extremely independent woman and isn’t going to want to live off of her father’s money forever, or yours. This could be a very lucrative time for her. It could help her with her future and even give her something to focus on. It could give her positive reasons for living with the fame and maybe help her make sense of how much her life has just changed.”

I shot Scott a glare, hating that last accusation, and got his Super-Assistant-Stare-Down again. “Like it or not, Brian, the moment you gave that Cinderella interview on The Kenneth Long Show, you changed her life. There’s no going back for her, so help her move forward. Help her make the best of a hard situation. Ease this transition for her by being straight with her. You know no one else will.”

I rubbed my head. All this thinking about the future first thing in the morning was giving me a headache.

“Sorry, boss, I know it’s not what you want to do, but it is what you need to do. I’d let you keep ignoring them and turn off my phone over the holiday if it wasn’t.”

My hands dropped to my sides as all the fight left me, and I met Scott’s gaze again, frowning. “Do you ever get tired of being right?”

The corners of Scott’s mouth twitched. “Not really, no.”

 

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Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen—a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She’s obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and her cat, Mr. Darcy.

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Review: First to Fight Box Set: Books 1-5

First to Fight Box Set: Books 1-5
First to Fight Box Set: Books 1-5 by Nicole Blanchard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A First to Fight series is a stunning, out-of-this-world, magnificent series filled to overflowing with fascinating, dream-worthy heroes and sassy, independent heroines that will get your heart racing and keep it thrumming throughout each incredible story. You are sure to fall in love with each couple as they endure their own set of trials and tribulations as they fight for their happy ending for all they are worth. There is no doubt that you will ever find another series as beautifully raw and wondrously intense as this one from an author who knows how to draw out every emotion within you and show you the exquisiteness that can come from life’s hardest circumstances.

I have such a hard time choosing my favorite from this incredible collection of wild and wicked books. Anchor definitely takes a top spot, but Warrior just won’t leave my heart. It took me completely by surprise, and it has made a permanent home within my heart. It is a story that shows every aspect of how harsh and demanding life can be along with the possibility of what we can have if we choose to fight for it. This series will challenge everyone in a very different way, and yet they are all valid and sincere. Don’t miss the chance to get to know these extraordinary characters that will etch themselves on a part of your soul for all time.

If you are looking for a new author to try, then you must give Nicole Blanchard a try. She is an author that will shock you with her brilliance and hold you captive with her fabulous words of healing, hope, and honor. Her dazzling books are filled with honest realism, incredible heart, and unfaltering promise. I always wait anxiously for her next epic story that I know will rock my world and sear itself onto my heart.

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