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This cowboy and cowgirl sell the steak and the sizzle.

For eight years, Melody Santos played the game of love and lost—big time. Now she’s back in her tiny hometown looking after her younger sister, making ends meet with an assortment of odd jobs. When her childhood best friend hires her to help him sell his family’s grass-fed beef, the last thing she anticipates is falling in lust with the legendary, brown-eyed player.

To put his family’s cattle ranch back in the black, Clark MacKinnon has his sights set on big contracts—gourmet chefs and restaurateurs. If that means long hours traveling from farmer’s market to farmer’s market, Clark doesn’t mind. Particularly since his new assistant is his childhood crush, all grown up and sexy as hell.  

One night in bed leaves them breathless and hungry for more. But when his love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation collides with her trust issues, Clark and Melody must face the truth about what they’ve become: not friends, not lovers, but players in a game that’s impossible to win.

Warning: Contains filthy banter, raunchy sex, excessive Johnny Cash references, and hundreds of pounds of raw beef.

Here is an exclusive excerpt from COWBOY PLAYER:

Melody shook her head. “You can’t help yourself, can you, MacKinnon? You’re a hopeless flirt.”

“Flirting? Thought I was just drinking beer and being myself.” He looked down at the empty 
coaster in front of her. “What about you? What are you having? Gin and tonic, right?”

He remembered her favorite drink. Melody smiled. “No, I’m good. I’m on sister watch tonight. 

She really wants to cut loose. Someone’s gotta hold her hair back when the vomit flies. Which it 
inevitably will.” She waved her hand at him. “You should go have a good time. Get yourself a nice piece. Enjoy your Saturday night.”

Only Clark could make a shrug look so sexy. “But I’m already enjoying my Saturday night.”

Something about the way he said those words made Melody’s skin tingle.

As an experiment, she uncrossed her legs and leaned forward, resting her arms on the bar. For a nanosecond, Clark’s dark eyes darted to her cleavage before resting on his beer. A sudden, electric thrill shimmied down her spine. Her body clenched with pleasure, knowing she could still get the attention of a man as insanely hot as Clark MacKinnon.

But then…guilt.

That’s Clark. Don’t flirt with Clark.

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Check out the other books in the Cowboy Cocktail series by Mia Hopkins!

Forget chocolate and flowers. This homegrown honey is all the sweetness he craves.

Small-town life is nothing but a waiting room for eighteen-year-old honor student Corazón Gomez. Work and school leave little time for love, but with a full-ride Ivy League scholarship and a one-way ticket out of the boondocks, who needs it?
The answer appears on Valentine’s Day when her old cowboy crush ambles into the ice cream parlor where she works, inviting her to go on a late-night ride in his truck. For the first time she wavers between staying on the straight and narrow, and going off-road with the handsome heartbreaker.
After four years working on ranches all over the country, Caleb MacKinnon is back on the family farm helping out his mom and brothers while his father fights cancer. The one bright spot: smart, funny, and wickedly sexy Cora.
From the start, they both know this blazing-hot love affair can’t last. But when autumn comes and Cora has to leave for the East Coast, Caleb must find a solution to keep himself—and his heart—from falling apart.

Warning: Contains hard, cherry-poppin’ sex in a pickup truck and a cowboy charmer who talks dirty in two languages.
Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Google Books | Kobo | BAM

Ball-busting business woman meets no-holds-barred cowboy. He’s gonna need a longer rope…

Marketing hotshot Monica Kaur has put her big-city life on hold to help bail out her brother’s failing business. Now she’s got three months to plan and promote a rodeo, the first her tiny hometown has ever seen.

To ensure the rodeo’s success, Monica enlists a local hero, a rancher’s son who’s made a name for himself on the bull-riding circuit. Problem? She can’t stop daydreaming about the cocky bastard—and all the things she longs to do to him out behind the chutes.

Professional bullfighter Dean MacKinnon is home helping his family while his father fights cancer. Haunted by bad memories, jaded by love, Dean finds escape in a no-strings-attached go-round with brainy, sexy Monica, whose close-knit Sikh-American family would sooner run him out of town than see her with a notorious rodeo Romeo.

In private, Monica and Dean play as hard as they work. But as the rodeo draws near, that clean break they promised each other is getting more and more hung up in the rigging.

Available at:  Amazon  |  B&N  |  iBooks |  Kobo  | Goodreads

See what people have to say about Cowboy Cocktail series by Mia Hopkins!
Mia Hopkins one of the most exciting new voices in red-hot contemporary romance. Add her to your must-read list. Now!”
-Samanthe Beck, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Mia Hopkins' sexy cowboy hero and sassy bookish heroine burn up the pages from the moment they lock eyes.”
-Cat Johnson, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

“Beautifully, sexy and full of yearning!”
-Delilah Devlin, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

“I love this author’s writing style; her prose is beautiful, and I can definitely see myself checking out her future work. I’m wondering if Caleb’s brothers will feature in future books?” 
-My YA & NA Book Obsession

Praise for Cowboy Resurrection:

"I love a story that surprises me by putting a different spin on the standard trope of boy meets girl...Mia Hopkins is an imaginative author who doesn’t take the easy road to a formulaic book." 

—Becky Condit, USA TODAY Happy Ever After blog

"This erotic romance is seriously dirty. Dean and Monica play hard....I have also read the first book in this series, Cowboy Valentine and recommend it as well." 
—Jennifer Porter, Romance Novel News

Author Bio:
Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. She's a sucker for working class heroes, brainy heroines and wisecracking best friends.

When she's not lost in a story, Mia spends her time cooking, gardening, traveling, volunteering and looking for her keys. In a past life, she was a classroom teacher and still has a pretty good "teacher voice" and "teacher stare."

She lives in the heart of Los Angeles with her roguish husband and two waggish dogs.

Follow Mia: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon | Goodreads | Pintrest | Instagram

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marți, 26 aprilie 2016

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HELL ON HEELS by Anne Jolin
Genre: Women's Fiction Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 26, 2016
I use people. Not in a malicious way, but in the way an addict abuses their substance of choice. People are my vice—men specifically. I crave the emotional high they give me with a unique and reckless disregard for my own well-being—eagerly floating into an unsustainable euphoria, knowing full well that after every high comes an equal, if not more powerful, plummet into a devastating abyss. But like every junkie, I crawl willingly back into the arms of my demons.

Oh, the price we pay to feel loved. We’d all sell our souls to the devil himself for that. Perhaps I have already. 

They say that acknowledging that you have a problem is one of the first steps to recovery. Well, in that case, my name is Charleston Smith and I have a fucking problem.

✯✯✯ NOW LIVE! ✯✯✯

Hey y’all, 
I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns, and driving in trucks. 

I never expected to be an author. A massage therapist? Yes. Take over the family construction company? Yes. But an author? No. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion. 

Since I’ve always been a creative person, it feels amazing to harness all of that energy and use it to tell a story I love. I enjoy incorporating bits of my real life into the stories I write. What parts are true? Hah. I’ll never tell—what would be the fun in that? 

If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t. 

Mad love, 
Anne Jolin 

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FALLING STAR by Brandy L Rivers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Combustible #2 - Standalone
One day of hell changed her forever.

Ella Cross wanted to bury her on-screen persona even before her abduction. Being in the spotlight grew worse after the ordeal. She left Raven Star behind to find herself again.

A fresh start.

No ties to her past.

In a small town where only her oldest friend knows who she was, she believes her secrets are safe. But secrets never stay hidden forever. Sooner or later the past always resurfaces.

Then she meets him.

Trent Ward can’t resist his new neighbor. Ella is familiar, but he can’t place why. He knows she’s running from something. As much as he wants to protect her, he wants to unravel her mystery.

Between his demons and her past, Trent may not have the strength to explore the growing connection to Ella.

Will he save her from her worst nightmare?


Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories. An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up. Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects. 

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sâmbătă, 16 aprilie 2016

Recenzie Cautand fericirea Vol.I, Vol. II de Teresa Wojcik

Romanul de dragoste „CĂUTÂND FERICIREA“ prezintă confruntarea celor două forțe ce alcătuiesc ECHILIBRUL : iubirea și ura , binele și răul, plusul și minusul pe care le regăsim în viața fiecăruia dintre noi.
Întruchipând în cele două personaje Aimèe și Hades provocările și tentațiile adolescenței, autoarea Teresa Wojcik, aduce prin această carte un mesaj tinerilor de vârsta ei: ,,Căutarea Fericirii este o călătorie de introspecție spre echilibrul personal, spre desăvârșirea comuniunii, spre viața însăși“.
Aflată la vârsta adolescenței, scriitoarea Teresa Wojcik, debutează cu acest roman de dragoste, scris într-un mod inedit, fiind primul roman cu peste 900 de pagini scrise pe un telefon mobil, strângând peste 1 320 000 de cititori în mediul on-line.

Romanul de debut al Teresei Wojcik „Căutând fericirea“  ̶  te seduce prin prospețimea scrisului. Este un roman „imaginat“ de o adolescentă, pentru adolescenți, dar, tot atât de bine, își poate găsi cititori și printre maturi… Cine nu își dorește să se întoarcă înapoi, în timp, să evadeze din viața cotidiană? Este o poveste de dragoste absolut cuceritoare, care a avut peste 1400000 de vizualizări online. Principala idee a acestei cărți este procesul de transformare a emoțiilor toxice și a traumelor din copilărie, în creuzetul iubirii împărtășite. Schimbarea este profundă și surprinzătoare chiar și pentru cei doi protagoniști care trăiesc o iubirea intensă. Modul în care autoarea te conduce pe acest drum al transformării emoționale, te face să te identifici cu personajele și să devii tu însuți parte din poveste.

My opinion:

E destul de soncant cum o carte, scrisa de un autor roman, poate sa te suprinda in asemenea hal. Si nu orice autor. 18 ani?! Wtf?! Eu la 18 ani… nu cred ca eram capabila de asemenea simtiri, gandiri si sentimente. Ma consideram matura la vremea aceea, insa vazand felul cum Teresa (pseudonimul autoarei) a reusit sa imi zdruncine gandirea si sentimentele, nu cred ca eram in maturitatea de care ea da dovata. CPentru astfel de ganduri trebuie sa fii trait mult si experimentat atatea fericirea si totodata o dubla tristete la aceea fericire.

Ambele volume iti transmit modul matrut de gandirea a autoarei, felul cum se joaca cu cuvintele, felul cum a reusit prin simplitatea lor sa iti ofere atatea emotii si a-ti pune la bataie modul de a gandi despre viata ta. Chiar daca iti prezinta un caz din viata cuiva, care poate sau nu sa existe, toate intamplarile, actiunea si evenimentele lor tinzi sa le asociezi cu viata ta de zi cu zi. Asta e lucrul de care ne reaminteste tanara autoare noua, cititorilor: sa nu uitam pentru ce citim. Da, citim pentru poveste, insa citim pentru mult mai mult. Citim, pentru ca, din fiecare poveste deprindem ceva, mentalitatea noastra sufera transformari. Pentru ca, citind, traim prin pori si ochii personajlui, incat simtim ca noi suntem acele personaje.

Cartile acestea imi aduc aminte de volumele lui Jamie Mcguire, care au aparut la Editura Trei: Fericirea incepe azi si Fericirea mea esti tu. In primul rand, pentru ca sunt scrise din perspective ambelor personaje principale, si al doilea lucru, pentru ca povestea este destul de asemanatoare, cat si personajele. Insa ceea ce o difera de aceasta este transformarea ei, a povestii, in ceva mai bun, mai matur, mai complicat si totodata atat de simplu. Pe parcursul primul volum, personajele principale, cele vizate de fapt si in jurul carora se construieste toata actiunea, interactioneaza, romantic chiar, din primul capitol, dar nu exista un moment de intimitatea intre ei, facandu-te sa vrei mai mult, sis a iubesti cartea din ce in ce mai mult. Te multumesti cu ce ai si iubesti putinul pe care autoarea ti-l da. Asta face cartile atat de speciale.

Stilul autoarei este un simplu, ne necesitand o imbogatire a limbajului, o inflorire a replicilor, o impopotanare de detalii si incurcaturi de evenimente. Este exact asa cum orice cititor si-l doreste. Cate putin din toate.

Povestea este una care v-a ramane pentru cu voi si care va v-a pune la indoiala intreaga viata. Este minunat sa vezi cate poti invata din carti, si mai ales provenind de la o autoare atat de tanara, avand atatea ganduri pe care vrea sa le imparta cu noi. Sper ca, cartile acestea sa fie citite de fiecare roman (care sties a citeasc) si de ce nu, poate, sa fie ceva BIG si peste oceane pentru ca aceste carti merita stiuta si impartatsita cu fiecare om cu care ai contact.

Primul volum are 460 de pagini, volumul doi 300 de pagini, coperta paperback si au aparut la Editura Smart Publishing. Cartile pot fi comandate de pe site-ul autoarei


Favorite quotes:

„Sunt de parere ca arta nu este neaparat un lucru, ci mai de graba o cale. Arta e ordine, e certitudine si armonie.”

”Succesul inseamna sa obtii ceea ce iti doresti. Fericirea inseamana sa-ti doresti ceea ce obti.”

„Barbati sunt niste nenorociti si fac greseli, dar si femeile plang prea des.”

„Stii, se zice ca oamenii care traiesc in intuneric au cele mai colorate minti.”

„Ori devenisem paranoic, ori fata asta avea sa ma faca sa o iubesc pe vecie.”

joi, 14 aprilie 2016

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CLASH by CA Harms
A New Adult Standalone Romance Novel
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: April 12, 2016
It was time to fight back. 

Time to live. 

Too much of my life had already been taken from me by a man that should have protected me. At the hands of pure evil I have lived in fear. When most young women were learning to love, I was fighting to live. 

I had broken free of the hate. 

Finally getting the chance to feel what real love was, but with all good things, bad times seem to follow. At least for me it does. My name is Payton Walters and I refused to allow them anymore of my freedom. 

I will not fall… 

Not this time.



C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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MILA by Evan Grace 
Series: Heartbreaker Series Book 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Mila Bianchi has always played it safe. After her father betrayed her mother with her brother’s wife she decided to stick with boys and men who could never break her heart. She saw what being destroyed by the ones you loved could do and it was never going to happen to her.

After the death of her father her brother, Nico thought it would be good for her to come to America and start over. At her welcome to America party she meets Brian, who she thinks is safe. After spending time together it doesn’t take long for those feelings to grow, but she’s got a secret, one that keeps her from thinking she’s ever going to find happiness and happiness with.

Brian Burns had a rough start in life. Orphaned at six he grew up in the system until at the age eleven he met the people that would become his parents. As an adult he works as a social worker helping other children find their temporary or permanent homes. The moment he laid eyes on Mila he knew there was something there, but she pulled the friend card with him so he bided his time, but every time they seemed to get closer something would hold her back.

Can Mila open her heart to Brian, letting him in past her walls? Can she open up herself up enough to share a painful secret with him?

Will these two people be able to navigate past their rocky start or will they both walk away heartbroken?


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MILA, Book 3:

- ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Evan Grace -
A Midwesterner and self-proclaimed nerd, Evan has been an avid reader most of her life, but five years ago got bit by the writing bug, and it quickly became her addiction, passion and therapy. When the voices in her head give it a rest, she can always be found with her e-reader in her hand. Some of her favorites include, Shayla Black, Jaci Burton, Madeline Sheehan and Jamie Mcguire. Evan finds a lot of her inspiration in music, so if you see her wearing her headphones you know she means business and is in the zone. 

During the day Evan works for a large homecare agency and at night she’s superwoman. She’s a wife to Jim and a mom to Ethan and Evan, a cook, a tutor, a friend and a writer. How does she do it? She’ll never tell.