Grab It Up: Book Releases for January 23 2018

This is where we shout out those weekly releases that we are most anticipating this week. I don’t list all of the releases, just the ones I am most looking forward to—so of course this means some more delicious and yummy romantic jewels!! So come along and tell me which books you are most excited for!

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What book releases are you most looking forward to this week?

Lusting For Covers (283)

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ’s Book Palace.

To view complete instructions on how to participate, as well as grab the HTML code for the graphic, see this page first!

A bride wasn’t in his plans . . .

The last thing Marcus, the Duke of Autenberry, expects to see after sleeping off a night’s drunken shenanigans is a woman being auctioned in the village square. Before he can think about the ramifications, he buys her, thinking he’s winning the girl her freedom. Instead, he discovers he’s bought a wife.

A duke wasn’t in hers . . .

Alyse Bell is almost rid of the shackles that bound her in a name-only marriage, but the day her friend promised to purchase her in a wife auction, he vanishes, leaving her to face a mob of unsavory bachelors intent on owning her body and soul. But the appearance of a wicked, wealthy stranger changes her path forever.

The road to ruin . . .

Marcus doesn’t know what to do with the impertinent chit who clearly isn’t duchess material! Insisting their marriage isn’t legitimate, they leave for his estate in Scotland, hoping to devise a plan to get rid of each other. However, on a journey fraught with misadventure, their attraction grows and Marcus realizes he’ll do anything to keep this fiery woman for his own.

Why The Duke Buys A Bride?

This is such a classy and stylist romantic cover….I just love it. And its a perfect cover for a summer release as well. I love the soft shades of blue, the sexy pose, and our hero has a beard!! And I just adore the ruffles and lace on her dress, so pretty!!

About Sophie Jordan

Pseudonym:
Sharie Kohler

Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.

A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years teaching high school students to love Antigone, Sophie resigned with the birth of her first child and decided it was time to pursue the long-held dream of writing.

In less than three years, her first book, Once Upon A Wedding Night, a 2006 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Nominee for Best First Historical, hit book shelves. Her second novel, Too Wicked To Tame, released in March 2007 with a bang, landing on the USA Today Bestseller's List

Book Review-Beyond Scandal and Desire by Lorraine Heath

Lorraine Heath introduces us to a sensual love affair that takes us back in time to the spicy Victorian Era in London, England. A time of growth in the sciences, politics, and human rights. These two people come together and learn to fight with having all of society against them being together…

HOLY SMOKES!!! This book just blew me away here, and I just didn’t want to put it away. I have had such admiration for Lorraine Heath, and over the years she has become one of my favorites here. She has such a solid talent in writing historical romances, and I got a kick out of her delving into the Victorian Era. This story introduces the reader to an aspect of Victorian culture that very few know about…baby farmers. This is actually a very heartwrenching aspect of society and one of the “skeletons” on England and I was really happy that Lorraine Heath did such great research here and implemented this aspect into the story.

Our wonderful key players in the story are:

  • Mick Trewlove, is a commoner, he was deposited and abandoned by his real parents to be thrown away to a baby farm, but his adopted mother took him in and raised him along with his siblings. Mick has created his own wealth and power but is out for revenge so his father will finally admit that Mick is his son.
  • Aslyn Hastings, is part of the Ton, her parents died and she was brought in and became the war of the Duke and Duchess of Hedley. Even though she has always has done what was expected of her, she dreams of adventure and passion.

Beyond Scandal and Desire is such a sensational romance and I totally got a kick out of this book and I honestly didn’t want it to end. This story made me realize why I fell in love with Lorraine Heath in the first place and this book was pretty epic in its own way.

This story begins when our hero Mick, is out on his journey for revenge and to be claimed by his real father. So his plan is to make his “brother” lose everything including his almost betrothed. Aslyn has always known that her future is to marry the Duke’s son, even though she doesn’t love him the way that a woman should love the man she is supposed to marry. When she meets Mick in the gardens, she is intrigued because he stirs desire, passion that she has never felt before.

She could practically see it coming from him in waves that had the power to encompass everything around him–including herself. She wanted to experience that power, be drawn into it, captured by it, seduced within it.

Through a set of events, Mick and Aslyn run into each other and the chemistry between them in obvious even though Aslyn knows she is supposed to marry another man, she honestly doesn’t feel like she can. Especially when her betrothed starts to change when his desperation for gambling takes a twist. The man that she really wants is Mick, a man that the Duke and his wife DONT approve of. But Mick is the man that she is beginning to love and wants to fight for them. But she will find out that Mick has a mission, one that could bring downfall to the family that she loves dearly.

Mick couldn’t help but wonder if sometimes heartache was needed in order to move forward.

I was really intrigued by the turn of events that bring this couple together. There were such sensuality and endearing romantic qualities that pulled me into this story so completely. I just loved every moment that Mick and Aslyn have together. From the sexy flirting to Mick showing Aslyn another side to him, to a journey of forgiveness and redemption. I really was cheering for these two from the beginning. There was such class to their relationship. I really adored the way that they court and fall in love. There were so many tender moments that made me “sigh” in that sweet romantic way that gives you all the warm fuzzies. This is the epitome of ROMANCE and as I was reading this delightful story, I was reminded of this author, the reason I love romance in fiction and why it does so much for me. This book just made me happy, grinning all the way, and I immersed myself completely in this beautiful story.

I don’t care. When I am with you, I feel as though, for the first time in my life, I am real, I am seen. It’s difficult to explain, but I want to experience everything with you that a woman can experience.

I really fell in love with the siblings though, and seeing their eccentricities and their bond as a family even if it’s not by blood. I love how protective Mick is of them and even though they frustrate him at times, he is all about giving them what they dream and desire. Especially to his sisters, he would do anything for even if it means buying a parasol or helping a sister set up a bar. And I felt that Lorraine Heath did a tremendous job in showing the tragic elements of Baby Farming. It definitely broke my heart seeing it in this story and how society viewed children born “on the other side of the blanket” as it were.

Overall Beyond Scandal and Desire is a stunning beginning to a new series, a story of true heart, hidden secrets and a true love affair that sings to your heart!!! INCREDIBLY HEARTFELT!

If I touch you, Aslyn, I’m not going to stop touching you until I’ve touched every aspect of you

About Lorraine Heath

Also writes Young Adult under Rachel Hawthorne, Jade Parker, and with her son as J.A. London)

Lorraine Heath has always had a soft spot for emotional love stories. No doubt because growing up, watching movies with her mom, she was taught that the best movies "won't half make you cry."

She is the daughter of a British beauty (her mom won second place in a beauty contest sponsored by Max Factor® during which she received a kiss from Caesar Romero--Joker on the original Batman TV series) and a Texan who was stationed at Bovingdon while serving in the air force. Lorraine was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, but soon after moved to Texas. Her "dual" nationality has given her a love for all things British and Texan, and she enjoys weaving both heritages through her stories.

When she received her BA degree in psychology from the University of Texas, she had no idea she had gained a foundation that would help her to create believable characters—characters that are often described as “real people.” Her novels have appeared on bestseller lists, including USA Today, Waldenbooks, and most recently, the New York Times.

Book Love (114) Love Me Forever

Book Love is a feature that I started hosting last year, because I wanted to give a shout out to those special reads that are so lowly rated and no one reads them and I want to yell “READ THEM” because you are really missing out. So read the blurb, and go one click it on Amazon because it is that good.

The second book in my vampire series, Love Me Forever is set in German Village in Columbus Ohio and is the story of physician/vampire Justin Corvus and a blue-collar single mother named Stella. Neither Justin nor Stella expected the attraction between them, nor could they anticipate the act of violence that puts Justin afoul of the vampire code he helped establish.

Why Love Me Forever?

I read this quite a few years ago, when I first started blogging, and I was on a vampire binge and I had such a fun time with this book. It definitely had everything that I look for in a sexy vampire romance….sensual and romantic and full of chills down the spine. The plot has hidden depths that pulls you in pretty quickly. The writing is the type that you don’t want to put it down so be prepared for a quick and fast read. 🙂

About Rosemary Laurey

USA Today Best-selling author Rosemary Laurey is an ex-pat Brit, retired special education teacher and grandmother who now lives in Ohio and has a wonderful time writing and letting her imagination run riot. Her hobbies are vacuuming, dusting and cleaning toilets but regrettably the demands of her writing career leave little time to engage in these pursuits.

Throwback Thursday: Historical Edition-To Marry An Heiress

This meme was once hosted at Buried Under Romance and Love Saves The World, and hasn’t been active for a while now. So I decided since I have a fierce love for historical romance, to start it up again. Anyone is welcome to join in if you like because I would love to see your pick of the week for a throwback historical romance that you loved!!

What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past — usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.

The Historical Romance Edition:
Since Tin from Love Saves The World, Mary from Buried Under Romance, are fans of historical romance, this is a way to honor our favorite genre.

Here are our rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.

MOST CONVENIENT MARRIAGE

The breathtakingly handsome Earl of Huntdon is determined to take a bride, and equally determined that his marriage to Miss Georgina Pierce will be a business arrangement only–after all, he has been wounded in love before. But there is unexpected passion in his innocent wife, and he soon begins to look forward to many days–and nights–with her … until he shockingly discovers that her promised fortune has been squandered. Though Georgina rightly protests that she knew nothing of it, Huntingdon is wounded to the core.

Spirited Georgina surprised herself by agreeing to marry the earl–a man she’s just met. The handsome nobleman proposes that she exchange her fortune for his title, but from the moment Georgina first waltzes across the ballroom floor in his arms, she realizes she can easily give this handsome, haunted lord her heart…. But first she must teach him that there is one thing far more important than money and position–and that is love.

Why To Marry An Heiress?

I read this book many books, and was the first regency book I had read from Lorraine Heath and I TRULY loved this arranged marriage. It is one of the most original regency themed romances I have ever read. There is a fortune, and a mystery to be solved that brings this pair together and they begin to really fall in love. Its one of Avon’s romantic treasures and these books are so charming and endearing.

About Lorraine Heath

Also writes Young Adult under Rachel Hawthorne, Jade Parker, and with her son as J.A. London)

Lorraine Heath has always had a soft spot for emotional love stories. No doubt because growing up, watching movies with her mom, she was taught that the best movies "won't half make you cry."

She is the daughter of a British beauty (her mom won second place in a beauty contest sponsored by Max Factor® during which she received a kiss from Caesar Romero--Joker on the original Batman TV series) and a Texan who was stationed at Bovingdon while serving in the air force. Lorraine was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, but soon after moved to Texas. Her "dual" nationality has given her a love for all things British and Texan, and she enjoys weaving both heritages through her stories.

When she received her BA degree in psychology from the University of Texas, she had no idea she had gained a foundation that would help her to create believable characters—characters that are often described as “real people.” Her novels have appeared on bestseller lists, including USA Today, Waldenbooks, and most recently, the New York Times.

Book Review-Dangerous Mating by Milly Taiden

Dangerous Mating is a thrilling, on the edge of your seat excitement that takes you under the caves of Nazi tunnels in Germany, with a crazy villain and a fated mates theme that will pull you under into this sensual love tale…

Dangerous Mating is the third book in the latest series by Milly Taiden. I have had the opportunity to read this author over the past few years and have enjoyed her work. She is very quick to read, her writing is highly engaging, I never want to put her books down and they aren’t too overly long which is nice at times. Our important key players in the book are:

  • Bryon Day, an agent for the A.L.F.A. organization, a hidden military organization, with shifter agents who solve crimes. Bryon, while undercover, finds himself captured and being tortured and drugged with no way out.
  • Kari Tomlin, is an FBI agent and a specialist in cryptography, and she is asked to go into field work in Germany and she is more than thrilled. Not realizing that her life is about to change.

Dangerous Mating is a story that had me on the edge of my seat and I didn’t want to let go. I really had a blast with this book, probably a bit more than I expected. I will say that this book isn’t too deep, it’s really just fun and carefree despite the hints of danger and suspense that this story is riddled with. It is a story of instant love and fated mates, so if that is not your thing, not sure you would enjoy this book. However, if you are like me, where these tropes aren’t a problem then you will get a kick out of these two. Both Bryon and Kari are entertaining, have great senses of humor and act on their instincts. Bryon is a wolf shifter, and his people only mate once and still hasn’t found his mate. Kari is human, but she does know about shifters since she had a good friend who was mated with one. Ever since she has admired that type of connection these “mates” have with each other. When she goes undercover and ends up embroiled in a dangerous plot and the man that she is searching for is being drugged and held prisoner. She comes up with a plan to save him only to be on the run, hiding out in tunnels trying to make it to safety before the “demented prince”, the villain of the story, finds them. As they crawl through caves, trying to get a way out, they both realize pretty quickly what a connection they have and that they are mates.

I’ve gotten to know you, Kari. Not just your scent branded on my brain, but you. Inside and out. Whether you want to admit it or not, you are mine. MINE. My mate. Now and for always. But I can’t do anything about that alone. I need you.

What I really loved about this couple is how comfortable they are with each other. So at ease, always teasing each other, playing and boy can they KISS!! I felt like I was on fire. They definitely have some powerful chemistry both sexually and NOT. Which was quite wonderful to see. We see that even though they do have some great chemistry, they also become good friends and it truly brings a great balance to the story. Now I will say that the heroine really was so FUN. Seriously, her personality is one that you would want to be friends with. She may not be a field agent but she can kick ass when she needs to and I loved her spunk. Some of her stunts, I was like she is so crazy and I LOVE her for it. She has such a compassionate heart and will do anything to save innocent women and children being sold on the market.

I want you, Kari. Forever. Let me have you.

There isn’t much drama except for the plot lines with them being hunted and all. But as far as their relationship goes, it was smooth sailing which was quite refreshing. They just instantly are drawn to each other and they don’t fight what they feel for each other, only embrace and accept it for what it is. A BREATH OF FRESH AIR!!

About Milly Taiden

Milly Taiden (also writes as April Angel) was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean (to her) known as the Dominican Republic. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.

When she’s not working full-time, texting with her best friend Heidi in England, chastising her son for pulling the dog’s ears, shopping with her sister Jewel or watching scary movies with her husband, she can be found writing on her laptop.

She’s addicted to shoes, chocolate, Dunkin Donuts coffee and JIMMY THOMAS covers!

Book Review-Crashed by K. Bromberg

Our beautiful tale continues with Colton and Rylee and the true test and healing that begins….

(Spoilers may be ahead…proceed with caution or you might crash )

What a sensational book and in all honesty book three was just about PERFECTION!! This book had everything I was hoping for and more. It pretty much takes off the moment that book two ends. At the end of book two, Colton crashes and has a brain injury and is taken to the hospital. Rylee has already lost one man she loved to a car wreck and she fears that she will lose Colton. Rylee is really helpless though, she is full of fear and anger and boy watch out because we definitely see another side of her. I love how protective she is of Colton, and I adored the way that Colton’s family and his best friend are her support through this traumatizing experience while they wait in the hospital.

This is love. Me and him, making it work. One being strong when the other is weak. Thinking of the other first when they know their partner is going to feel pain.

And honestly, these moments just tore me up inside because you can see how much these two care for each other. Just when their relationship was getting back on track and moving past the drama, the worst happens. Thankfully….and I can guarantee that these two do have an HEA. They begin to start healing each other. They definitely have their ups and downs in this story. Some crazy surprises and shocks and Colton will go through an experience where he almost loses Rylee himself, and it is the change that Colton needs to really get his head out of his ass and come to terms with his past openly and honestly with the one woman he loves.

We can do this… It’s just this selfless girl and this healing boy and we can really make this work.

After this pivotal change, we see such depth in their relationship. And ALL THE FEELS…this book had them all!!! It was the fastest 14 and 1.2 hours of my life. I just couldn’t put this down, seeing the drama die down, and seeing their relationship just blossom so much in this story. We see the bond between Colton and his father and yeah the father definitely puts Colton in his place and makes him believe of his worth and boy I was a watering pot of tears I can tell ya.

I would have liked to see interaction with Colton’s mother a bit more, we didn’t really see her except for the beginning of the story. And I was so fascinated by her personality in book two. So *crossing my fingers* that book four we see her more because she appears to be so awesome. We do get some fun times with the boys home of course, and boy some suspenseful moments that I could just see coming and was curious to see how it would pan out in the end. Zander is one of the boys that just tore through my emotions. As we see his character grow more through the series and he just stole my heart!!

From beginning to end this book just did it for the little romantic in me because I tell you this was the perfect book after dealing with all the drama these two give us in the previous two books. Now there is some drama, but it’s more they are working through everything and I felt like this book just “clicked”, everything just falls into place rightly. And boy so many swoony moments, I just wanted to stay in those moments. It was quite wonderful to see the events of the plot evolve and see these two characters finally get their happy ever after that they deserve.

I love who you are and what you make me. I love that your spark has stopped the blur. That you wanted to race with me. That I don’t need the superheroes anymore because I need you instead. Shit, we’ve already done the for better or worse part and the in sickness and in health, so let’s do the Til death do us part too. Make a life with me, Ryles. Start with me. End With Me. Complete Me. Be my one and only first. Be my goddamn victory lane and my fucking checkered flag because god knows I’ll be yours if you’ll let me.

About K. Bromberg

New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publishing her first book in 2013, Kristy has sold over one million copies of her books across sixteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by Passionflix with the first movie slated to release in the summer of 2018.

She recently released a two book, sports romance series, The Player and The Catch. Cuffed is the first book in her new Everyday Heroes trilogy. This three-book series will be about three brothers who are emergency responders, the jobs that call to them, and the women who challenge them. The remaining standalones in the series are Combust (January 29th) and Cockpit (Spring 2018).

Book Review-Dark Legacy by Christine Feehan

Dark Legacy is a powerfully provoking read that takes us to the western coast, of a powerful vampire, an innocent woman in trouble and a Carpathian who has found his lifemate after centuries of searching….

Dark Legacy is such a wonderful read and it definitely lived up to my expectations and there were so many fun elements about this installment. This series might be so long, but it’s going so strong and this is a true testament to Feehan’s talent. She is such a talented author. It was this very series that got me hooked on the paranormal genre, and as I have followed this series over the years, I fall in love with it constantly, year after year, seeing this great world that Feehan has penned that is captivating and enthralling. What a journey this author has taken us readers. In Dark Legacy, we have a story that follows the few previous books.

So some background information for those that haven’t read this series. We have a group of people called “Carpathians”, who originated in Europe, but after centuries have spread further out. Due to the many wars in the Dark Ages, many of the Carpathian people were murdered trying to help their neighbors fights Turks and many other groups. And now there are just a few females, and their people are dying. But somehow since learning that there are gifted women in the world that are compatible to be turned and be lifemates to the males who have gone centuries fighting vampires and evil creatures.  And the women that are their lifemates bring back color and emotion to the Carpathian males and keeps them from turning evil.

“Overwrought?” He repeated the word slowly as if he’d never heard it before. “Woman, a Carpathian hunter cannot possibly get overwrought. I just want to give you every possible opportunity to say you do not want me to bind you to me. I know you are my lifemate. I am ancient, and I do not always understand your modern world or the way women act toward their men. I believe it is my duty and privilege, my honor, to make you happy, but I am not certain I am capable of it when I believe strongly that my woman follows where I lead.”

In this story, we have our heroine, Emeline, who while trying to protect and save children was captured by a master vampire and tortured and raped violently. She was then rescued and brought to a sanctuary. Emeline considers herself dirty and unclean and not worthy of protection. She is pregnant by being raped by the master vampire and he is searching for her and left a sliver of himself inside of her so he can always find her and speak to her. Emeline is kind and caring and has a gentle nature. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. But she has dreams, of the man claiming to be her lifemate who will be killed trying to protect her. Dragomir is a strong Carpathian male and has been searching for centuries for his lifemate and finds her, but she is in danger from one of the most powerful vampires he has ever encountered. The beginning of the story just pulls you in pretty quickly in the story. There is quite a bit of suspense and action and I was captivated. But then we get to see the strong relationship that Dragomir and Emeline have together. Dragomir may be this big badass alpha male, but he is so tender and understanding with Emeline. I love how protective and accepting he is of her. He just loves her and will do anything to make her happy and make her feel safe.

You need to spend a little time at the computer. The days are long past where we kill our enemies and are glorified in song. Dragomir frowned. You were glorified in song? Of course. My deeds were great. Weren’t yours? My deeds were great, and yet no one glorified me in song. Köd alte hän. Darkness curse it, Sandu. That’s just not right. There must be some mistake.

We also get some great side cast of characters, the most influential and the one I love seeing throughout this whole series but has yet to have his own book is our beloved Gary. He definitely has changed through the books, who was once mortal and was changed to a Carpathian, but when you turn a male, it is quite different and Gary was filled with thousands of years of memories and knowledge and the darkness that comes with that. His lifemate is merely an infant currently and he is barely holding on. He has great healing capabilities. Gary is probably one of my top favorite characters from the WHOLE series so I loved seeing what a big part he played in this book and it will be a great day when Feehan writes his book. Because like many other readers that love this series….Gary is definitely a fan favorite.

Another fun aspect was seeing this group of Carpathians just come together and fight for one another and these innocent children who were tormented. I love how they just accept them and most especially Emeline who is really struggling with self-worth issues. What really changes for her though is the support and love these men and women have for her and her little daughter growing inside of her. Emeline has some powerful gifts and I love seeing this in her She is obviously recovering from serious trauma but we see her strength and courage. She is capable of dream walking and even of being able to change the sex of her baby without the vampire’s knowledge which has never been done before. I love how unique she is because I felt such a kinship to her character. She had many qualities that I could see in myself and many other women I know personally. I love how that resonates in Emeline and seeing how she overcomes her past trauma and fights in her own way.

He saw trust. Complete trust. It was a gift, a precious one, and it humbled him. I’ve got you, Emeline. I will always be with you.

We also get some unique happening at the end of the book here. We get two new powerful Carpathian women that have disappeared for centuries and we find out what happens to them and wow I was amazed since I have a feeling that these women will play a huge role in the future of the series. I can’t wait to see what Feehan has in plan for them.

Overall a story that exciting, keeps you on your toes, full of all the feels and will tug at your heartstrings!! BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN

About Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 50 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards since Dark Prince.

IN HER WORDS:
I've been a writer all of my life -- it is who I am. I write for myself and always have. The ability to create pictures and emotions with words is such a miracle to me. I read everything; I mean everything! All kinds of books, even encyclopedias. I am fascinated by the written word and I love storytellers. It is a great privilege to be counted one myself.

Grab It Up: Book Releases for January 16 2018

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Book Review-Fueled by K. Bromberg

May contain some spoilers, read at your own risk…..

Fueled is the continuation of the Driven series, where our main characters go forward in their beautiful yet heartwrenching story of facing their pasts and someone wanting to drive them apart….will they succeed or is the love they share powerful enough to stand the tide?

I was drawn to Driven, and these wonderful yet passionate characters that have seeped into my soul and I just wanted more of them. Now at the end of Driven, our hero Colton pushes Rylee away. Fueled pretty much takes off the moment that Driven ends. Now, this is where the story gets even more interesting. In Driven, we only have the POV of Rylee. So we only got to see her side and viewpoint of circumstances and set of events. However, this story begins with Colton’s POV and a moment of his past when he was a little boy.

I’ve never let someone this far in because that means secrets are shared and pasts are discovered. And because it means you need. I’ve only ever needed myself – needing others only results in pain. In abandonment. In unspeakable horror. And yet, I need Rylee right now

Now I wasn’t a huge fan of Colton at first, but this is where we see a point of why he is pushing Rylee away. The pain and torments of his pain are so deep and heart breaking. I just wanted to wrap this little boy in my arms and protect him. Especially in his mantra of his superheroes that he clings to, wanting to be safe.

Spiderman. Batman. Superman. Ironman.

We see how his mother betrays him and practically beats him, emotionally abuses him and sells him to men. Then we see how Rylee goes back to Colton and sees a broken man who is damaged internally by how he has hurt her and she begins to see that she will need to fight for Colton.

I’ve been able to block things out for so long. Ignore emotions. Ignore everything, but you? You tear down walls I didn’t even know I was building. You make me feel, Rylee

There are many ups and downs in this story, but I did love the way that this book began and it made me happy at first to see them starting to slowly build trust between them. We see how much the “boys” from the home that Rylee runs, just adore Colton. We see the growth in their relationship and then we see something big happen. And honestly, the villain of the story, (sorry for my language) but “bitch” comes to mind when I think of her because of how obsessed she is with Colton, and the wedge she puts in place between Colton and Rylee is horrible. Now I will admit, that these two should have trusted each other WAY more than they do in this book. I really wanted to shake them both and tell them to get their heads out of their “booties” because honestly why believe in a woman who is so ugly on the inside. They really tend to hurt each other so badly in this book, that made me want to throw the book across the wall in a figurative sense. Colton doesn’t tell her the “whole” truth, and I don’t know why he didn’t, and Rylee shouldn’t believe a vindictive woman in her obvious need to drive them apart. I really like Rylee as a character, but she can be so naive at times. And it takes their two best friends to make them see reason and lock them up to force them to confront the issues that plague them and really learn to “fight” for one another.

But then this book ends on another cliffhanger and I was like “ARGGG!!! ” I don’t care for cliffhangers, but thankfully I have book three ready to listen to. *crossing my fingers* that book three and four aren’t as frustrating, and these two will learn to communicate a bit better and learn to fight for one another more.

Now the narration was pretty well done, I am honestly not sure if I like Sean Crisden’s voice, especially when he does other characters, They just tend to sound a bit off sync and it throws me off. However I have really enjoyed Tatiana’s inflections, she does narrate pretty dang well and I have enjoyed her work here.

About K. Bromberg

New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publishing her first book in 2013, Kristy has sold over one million copies of her books across sixteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by Passionflix with the first movie slated to release in the summer of 2018.

She recently released a two book, sports romance series, The Player and The Catch. Cuffed is the first book in her new Everyday Heroes trilogy. This three-book series will be about three brothers who are emergency responders, the jobs that call to them, and the women who challenge them. The remaining standalones in the series are Combust (January 29th) and Cockpit (Spring 2018).

Tea and Biscuits Book Discussions: Audible Romance Package

Welcome to another week of joining in on the Tea and Biscuits book discussions where we talk shop about books, blogging, and more!!

Today I would like to cover a topic that has become close to my heart and has been so fun for me lately. I wanted to share my thoughts on this new delight. I am sure if you are a romance lover or love audio books, than you have heard of this.

So Audible came out with a special package for those that love romance and the moment that I heard of this package, I just knew that I was in love with this idea. So what is the romance package?

Well this is where Audible offers unlimited listening to a various array of romances on audio. Now there are two ways that you can grab at this package. If you already have a membership than its only $6.95, and if you want the package on your own than its $14.95. So what is in the package? It features thousands of books, you can search through various topics, themes and categories. There are various genres, and there are some top pick authors that you woudn’t expect to be in this deal. Let me list a few that are included: Mary Balogh, Kristen Ashley, Vi Keeland, Lexi Blake, Kristen Proby, Maya Banks, Stephanie Laurens, and Thea Harrison just to name a few.

I won’t say that this package has everything, because it doesn’t have ALL the romance. But it has quite a few great titles that still surprises me that would be a part of this package. In my opinion this is well worth the cost, because I have discovered so many wonderful authors the past month since trying out this package and I definitely plan on keeping it.

There are some aspects of this package that doesn’t really appeal to me. It has the option to skip ahead to various moments such as first kiss or the conflict of the relationship. Personally I don’t think I will ever do this, because I like listening to the full story or I feel like I am missing out on something important. They also offer you a scale to see how steamy the story really is. Now from what I have seen so far, its pretty accuarate but I have only listened to a few audiobooks from this package so that option is still on the fence in how much I will pay attention to it.

What is nice that there is a small purple icon at the top right so that you know if its a part of the package. And there are quite a bit of books that are offered. I will say that there is one more con to this package that I hope will change in the future. I feel like the Contemporary genre is the most prevalent of the package and I would like to see more balance in the sub genres. I would love to see WAY more historical and paranormal especially. There just isn’t enough of that genre to satisfy me and I am crossing my fingers that this will happen soon. If not, its alright because I am trying new authors in Contemporary and New Adult that I am loving to read and listen to so far.

Some of my favorite titles in this package that I have tried so far:

Driven by K. Bromberg

Easy Kisses by Kristen Proby

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward

The Baller by Vi Keeland

If you are intrigued and would like to sign up or try it out for free for the first month, check it out HERE

Have you tried the Romance Package yet? What are your thoughts on this? Do you love it or hate it?

Book Review-Driven by K. Bromberg

Driven is a fuel passioned romance that is fiery hot, intense with emotion and will draw you in like gravity….simply breathtaking!!

Driven is the first book in the Driven series and an epic romantic tale that I wasn’t expecting on taking a ride on. And I should have done more research because the ending KILLLED me and yes I will warn you that the first book ends with a cliffhanger and it tore me apart in ways that I didn’t expect. What I found most intriguing was the connection that Colton and Rylee have together. So let’s take you on a ride as I show you what made this book SO great.

Our key players of this delicious romance are:

  • Colton Donavan, a notorious race car driver, a playboy who loves racing and women while hiding who he truly is from everyone.
  • Rylee Thomas, works for a nonprofit organization that helps a boys home, who is down to earth and lovely on the inside and out.

WHAT A STORY!! I just adored this book so much. I saw this on Audible’s romance package, and I have had this book on my wishlist for YEARS!! So I knew that this was the perfect time to try it out. I was nervous because there were mixed reviews of the narrator, so I wasn’t sure how much that I would really like this one. But after a few chapters, I was completely hooked on this book.

I’m seeing the true Colton Donavan – the unmasked version with a vulnerability that makes me want to reach over and take the hurt that often flickers through those green eyes and make it better. To show him that love and commitment are possible without complications. That it is real and pure and much more powerful than ever imagined with it is built and shared between two people.

It begins with our heroine, Rylee, where she is organizing a fundraiser, and ends up trapped in a closet and is rescued by Colton Donovan, and the chemistry is so hot, and they share some super steamy kisses in that closet until Rylee stops him. Rylee is a “good girl” she has only had one relationship. She doesn’t ever do one night stands or casual sex and she isn’t capable of separating sex from emotion. She is tormented by the death of her fiancee two years previous. She tries to put Colton at a distance, however, Colton pursues her for reasons she doesn’t understand. But she sees something more in Colton than your average playboy. As Colton and Rylee begin to slowly pursue a relationship, seeing the bond that Rylee has with the boys from the home she takes on and defends, and the powerful chemistry that Rylee and Colton have. We see some hints of Colton’s character that I just gravitated towards.

I know all about baggage, sweetheart. I have enough of it to fill up a 747 and then some. My shit can’t be fixed. I’ve been broken for way too long for that miracle to happen

We sense that there is something dark and deep about Colton’s past and some great build up towards an intense cliffhanger that made me head back over the Audible to grab book two (which I am currently listening to) 🙂

If you love emotional turmoil in a romance, and a captivating couple that you fall head over heels for and a series that focus on one couple….then grab this one up!! You won’t regret it.

About K. Bromberg

New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publishing her first book in 2013, Kristy has sold over one million copies of her books across sixteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by Passionflix with the first movie slated to release in the summer of 2018.

She recently released a two book, sports romance series, The Player and The Catch. Cuffed is the first book in her new Everyday Heroes trilogy. This three-book series will be about three brothers who are emergency responders, the jobs that call to them, and the women who challenge them. The remaining standalones in the series are Combust (January 29th) and Cockpit (Spring 2018).

Lusting For Covers (282) The Bride Takes A Groom

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ’s Book Palace.

To view complete instructions on how to participate, as well as grab the HTML code for the graphic, see this page first!

Lisa Berne’s Penhallow Dynasty continues with a pair of star-crossed childhood friends who meet again years later—and find love where they least expect it…

Katherine Brooke may be a fabulously wealthy heiress, but she’s trapped, a pawn in her parents’ ruthless game to marry her into the nobility. Then Captain Hugo Penhallow—so charming, as handsome as a Greek god—comes into her life once more, and suddenly she sees a chance to be free.

As a Penhallow, his is one of the highest names in the land, but still his family is facing ruin. So Katherine boldly proposes an exchange: his name for her money. But only if Hugo understands it’s merely a practical arrangement, and that she’s not surrendering herself entirely.

Back from eight years in America and determined to give his younger siblings a better life, Hugo agrees. He’s never fallen in love, so why not? Yet neither of them guesses that this marriage will become far, far more than they ever dreamed of.

Why so much to Lust over in The Bride Takes A Groom?

I simply adore this cover so much, this author has the BEST covers. They are so swoony and romantic and I love the soft toned colors being used.

About Lisa Berne

I read my first historical romance when I was fourteen. I remember it distinctly. It was Georgette Heyer’s effervescent Lady of Quality, which my mom had gotten from her book club. The jacket cover had this elegantly dressed lady in a ruffled yellow skirt, dainty little sandals, and a bonnet.

Despite being over 5,000 miles from Bath, England, and understanding very little of the period terminology, I was instantly captivated. A smart, capable, independent heroine. A clever, dashing, irresistible hero. Crackling repartee. Who knew that conversation could be so incredibly romantic?

I’ve read a lot of romance since then — and I mean a lot — but it’s Heyer who’s probably had the strongest influence on me. I’m thrilled to now be writing my own historical romances, and it’s with a respectful tip of my hat (a high-poke bonnet, of course) that I’ve set my first three books in the United Kingdom in 1811, just when the Regency era had officially begun.

When I’m not writing, I like to read (of course), bake (not to brag, but my chocolate-chip cookies are amazing), go to museums (all kinds, and in particular I highly recommend the Museum of Bad Art in Boston if you ever get a chance to visit it), and travel with my intrepid family.

Quickie Book Review-Bossman by Vi Keeland

Bossman is a delicious tale of an Alpha Male CEO, a feisty marketing specialist and some hot sexy tension in the office that will curl your toes. 

Bossman is a story that has been recommended to me by many, especially by those that don’t read romance too often, so I just knew that this book I needed to grab up. I was delighted to find that it was a part of Audible’s Romance Package. So I grabbed it up and had a blast while I “listened while I worked” . I will say that I want to talk about the narration first. I really struggled with the narration at times.

At first, the female narrator, took a while to grow on me. Now eventually I did like her voice, but it took time. I would have loved to see more POV from our hero. We do get to see some flashbacks of his past, but I would have loved to get more depth from his character because HE ROCKED MY WORLD!! One unique aspect I have discovered from Vi Keeland, is that on the surface it seems like a fun and sexy romance, but there is so much emotional intimacy that is blew me away at first because I never expect it from this author.  I really adore the chemistry between these two. We have our hero, who knows how good looking he is and is cocky but highly fun to read. Our heroine doesn’t want to complicate her job with a relationship but it happens anyway.

The dynamics in their relationship proves to be wonderful and captivating. I was so drawn into this book here, the romance was delightful and I believe I was smiling all the way. They had me laughing and their quirks end up working so well for each other.

I do want what I don’t have. That’s part of it. But not in the way you think. Don’t ask me to explain it, but when I’m around you, I’m happy. That’s all I’m after

Overall this proved to be one of the most sexiest office romances you could ever pick up!! Gratifying, Sensual and Endearing!!

 

About Vi Keeland

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than 1.5 million books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in sixteen languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

Book Review and Tour: Lost For You by Jayne Frost

Lost For You is a sensual but emotionally riveting romance that takes us on a journey of heartbreak and struggles to learn to fight for love….

Lost For You was the first book that I have read by this author and I am so glad that I did because this book was distracting and fun and did make me shed a tear or two. But truly the characters are what really made this story so endearing. Our key players of this rockin’ romance are:

  • Chase Noble, our gorgeous hero, who has a talented voice, runs a bar and has various talents and struggles with drug addiction.
  • Taryn Ayers, our strong heroine, driven and passionate, she struggles with past memories that haunt her but knows what she wants is life.

This book was a bit different than I was even expecting. I will say that there is a “love triangle” of sorts. And even though we know the key players of the story, Chase, and Taryn, there is another player that adds some serious conflict and drama to the story and a character I wasn’t a huge fan of. He just rubbed me the wrong way especially in the ways that he treats Taryn here. Beckett once was in a relationship with Taryn, but then he hurt her but they still remain friends and still care about each other. But Beckett isn’t ready to settle anymore. He likes his array of girls and from what we learn, Beckett just hasn’t treated Taryn very well. He is the type of guy that doesn’t want her dating anyone else but still isn’t fully ready to commit, and Taryn isn’t sure that she could ever trust him again.

 

But then she meets Chase, who makes her feel alive and sexy and we see how he treats her is completely different from how Beckett has treated her. Taryn knows that he would never hurt her or cheat on her….NEVER. She just knows that she can trust him unconditionally. And even though there are some set of circumstances that keep them from being together fully, we also see what a great connection they have, a bond that goes way deeper than just sex.

Can you take my broken soul?

Were you sent to make me whole?

Take me baby, make me your own. Don’t believe what you can’t be shown.

Chase is struggling with his own demons and tends to be a bit blinded at times by his expectations. He was once a drug addict, and is recovering and trying to heal from the past, however, when it comes to his addiction he is a bit naive at times which I actually liked. Because otherwise he would be this perfect hero, and I like my heroes to have some flaws and I enjoyed seeing him work through his issues and become stronger and more resilient.

I really adore the style of writing that is incorporated here, because it was just delicious. I was pulled in pretty quickly and I just got hooked on Chase and Taryn’s story. IRRESISTIBLY SEXY!

About Jayne Frost

I write about the things that move me. Music and soulmates and bad boys with as much heart as attitude. I'm a sucker for a happy ending and a killer soundtrack.

My Rockstar Romance Series—Sixth Street Bands—centers around the Austin, Texas music scene. A place I will forever consider my home.

Book Love (113) Bite At First Sight

Book Love is a feature that I started hosting last year, because I wanted to give a shout out to those special reads that are so lowly rated and no one reads them and I want to yell “READ THEM” because you are really missing out. So read the blurb, and go one click it on Amazon because it is that good.

When Rafael Villar, Lord Vampire of London, stumbles upon a woman in the cemetery, he believes he’s found a vampire hunter—not the beautiful, intelligent stranger she proves to be.

Cassandra Burton is enthralled by the scarred, disfigured vampire who took her prisoner. The aspiring physician was robbing graves to pursue her studies—and he might turn out to be her greatest subject yet. So they form a bargain: one kiss for every experiment. As their passion grows and Rafe begins to heal, only one question remains: can Cassandra see the man beyond the monster?

Why Bite At First Sight?

I truly had a blast with this book. I love a sexy vampire romance but set this in a regency era, its the perfect read if you are in the book for something sensual and riveting. This is one of the most well written vampire romances I have ever read and I couldn’t get enough of it.

About Brooklyn Ann

Formerly an auto-mechanic, Brooklyn Ann thrives on writing romance featuring unconventional heroines and heroes who adore them. After writing historical paranormal romance in her critically acclaimed "Scandals with Bite" series and urban fantasy in her "Brides of Prophecy" novels, she now explores the chaotic realm of heavy metal music-- a difficult world to find love in.

She lives in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho with her son, her cat, and a 1980 Datsun 210

Book Review-Judgment Road by Christine Feehan

Judgment Road is a sensational edgy and raw romance that brings together two tortured souls who find redemption and a love they never imagined….

What a story and so intense!! Of course, this is Christine Feehan and I am never surprised with what books she puts out, they are ALWAYS intense, but this book had a different feel to it and I loved everything about this book. I was curious before grabbing this one, how Feehan would be able to handle a biker romance and SUPERB!! That is all, this book exceeded my expectations and more. I just have so much love for this author, and this book is evidence of how talented she is. Now Judgment Road is an extension of two previous series and I love the connection between the two series and this charming coastal town that I would love to visit in real life.

The key players in this amazing romance are:

  • Reaper, a man that is tortured by the sins of his past, who has had to commit acts to save the family he adopted as his own and to protect himself and defend the men and women he would give his life for. Reaper is a fighter, and a protector but is rough around the edges.

A beautiful, troubled man, forged by the fires of hell, ravaged by monsters.

  • Anya is on the run, her life is in danger and she is in hiding. She grew up on the streets, went to bartender school to make a good living and is dang good at what she does. But she is independent and doesn’t ask help from anyone. She is strong and resilient and courageous.

So this book was simply so emotional and what a ride this story turned out to be!!! I just couldn’t put this book down and I wouldn’t ever want to either. What I was really intrigued by in this story was the way that these characters pull together and the family of “torpedo ink” and the close bond they have for each other.

‘I can’t. I need a man whose first loyalty is to me. I want him fierce with his protection of me and our children. With you, the club will always come first, and I understand. I do. I just can’t live with that

The story begins when Anya starts working as a bartender in the Torpedo Ink bar. She keeps to herself and works hard. But there is one man among the Torpedo Ink brothers that scares her….Reaper. She thinks that he hates her especially when he tries to get her fired. Reaper has always had the job of protecting his brothers especially their leader and would do anything for Czar and his wife Blythe. He knows that Anya is hiding something big, and he doesn’t trust her or her secrets. But there is a danger surrounding them, and when a neighboring club comes to them for help in rescuing their leader’s wife who has been kidnapped and is probably being raped and tortured, they need information. Information that is needed to rescue the innocent woman and Anya has that information. There has been a great connection between Reaper and Anya, but their relationship is fragile. And Reaper makes a decision that may make him lose her forever…..

He needed her brightness. He needed to see himself the way she did. He could be that man because she believed he was that man

WHAT  A STORY that this turned out to be and I was blown away by this book and I never wanted it to end. Like seriously, Christine Feehan….this book could have been 600 pages or longer and I wouldn’t want it to end. There was such a riveting feel to this book and these characters just tugged at my heartstrings in the most poignant of ways. I will say that this is edgier, now if you are used to Christine Feehan’s style of writing than you will love this book. However, if you are new to her and aren’t a fan of darker themes, this book probably won’t be for you. Because it does deal with some tough subjects and it’s just not the type of story that everyone would love. It’s not light or fluffy, its edgy and raw but so riveting and I can’t share enough my love for this story.

My heart just broke so much for Reaper and Anya, these two just need love and affection so badly and I just wanted to weep for these two and their situation. But what was most remarkable about this book was seeing their relationship blossom so beautifully and the ways that they learn to fight for each other. It’s not easy for either of them, but they never give up on each other, no matter how terrible it gets. I was swept away by their bond, mostly because you see their pasts and how much they have suffered and seeing them trying to build something new and experience building a relationship which neither of them have ever done before so of course, they will make mistakes. But they work through these mistakes and only become stronger for it.

This is a story that will break you, it will wreak havoc on your emotions, but it will also deliver the most precious, tender and poignant romance you could ever pick up!! A TRUE JEWEL!!

About Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 50 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards since Dark Prince.

IN HER WORDS:
I've been a writer all of my life -- it is who I am. I write for myself and always have. The ability to create pictures and emotions with words is such a miracle to me. I read everything; I mean everything! All kinds of books, even encyclopedias. I am fascinated by the written word and I love storytellers. It is a great privilege to be counted one myself.

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition

This meme was once hosted at Buried Under Romance and Love Saves The World, and hasn’t been active for a while now. So I decided since I have a fierce love for historical romance, to start it up again. Anyone is welcome to join in if you like because I would love to see your pick of the week for a throwback historical romance that you loved!!

What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past — usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.

The Historical Romance Edition:
Since Tin from Love Saves The World, Mary from Buried Under Romance, are fans of historical romance, this is a way to honor our favorite genre.

Here are our rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.

How much temptation can a Highlander resist? Fierce Scottish brothers shadowed by a dark curse face steamy new adventures in the second book in Kresley Cole’s thrilling new trilogy.

He tried to run….

In his youth, Hugh MacCarrick foolishly fell in love with a beautiful English lass who delighted in teasing him with her flirtatious ways. Yet he knew he could never marry her because he was shadowed by an accursed family legacy. To avoid temptation, Hugh left home, ultimately becoming an assassin.

She tried to forget him….
Jane Weyland was devastated when the Highlander she believed would marry her abandoned her instead. Years later, when Hugh MacCarrick is summoned to protect her from her father’s enemies, her heartache has turned to fury — but her desire for him has not waned.

Will passion overwhelm them?

In hiding, Jane torments Hugh with seductive play. He struggles to resist her because of deadly secrets that could endanger her further. But Hugh is no longer a gentle young man — and toying with the fever-pitched desires of a hardened warrior will either get Jane burned…or enflame a love that never died.

WHY I HAVE SO MUCH LOVE?

I ADORED this series and some of the best books this author has written are historical romances. They aren’t very popular unfortunately, but I just breezed through If You Desire. There was something so swoony about this book and boy Cole just makes highlander’s so sexy. This is quirky and funny but very sensual too which Kresley Cole has always been so talented with. We have some great angsty, a second chance trope and fabulous fun moments that makes you smile. I can’t recommend this book or this trilogy enough!!!

About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.
Her IAD books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.” You can learn more about Kresley at www.kresleycole.com.