Friday, September 21, 2018


New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh continues her Hard Play series with a sweet, sexy romance featuring big, fat, OTT weddings, a meddling grandma, and a too-serious hero who needs to be unbuttoned…

Nayna Sharma agreed to an arranged marriage in the hope it would heal the fractures in her beloved family… only to realize too late that a traditional marriage is her personal nightmare. Panicked, she throws caution to the winds, puts on the tiniest dress she can find, and ends up in the arms of a tall, rough-edged hunk of a man who has abs of steel—and who she manages to mortally insult between one kiss and the next.

Abandoned as a child, then adopted into a loving family, Raj Sen believes in tradition, in continuity. Some might call him stiff and old-fashioned, but he knows what he wants—and it’s a life defined by rules… yet he can’t stop thinking about the infuriating and sexy woman who kissed him in the moonlight then disappeared. When his parents spring an introduction on him, the last woman he expects is her. Beautiful. Maddening. A rulebreaker in the making.

He’s all wrong for her. She’s all wrong for him. And love is about to make rebels of them both.

Release Date: September 18, 2018
TKA Distributions
Hard Play #2
Contemporary Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

Nalini Singh has been an auto-buy author since I read the very first Guild Hunter book many years ago. Her books pull me in from the very first page and I don't want to put them down until I've read the entire book. Rebel Hard was absolutely another winner from Ms. Singh.

I pretty much fell in love with Raj the moment he appeared on the page. Once I found out his family history, it just cemented my love for him. Nayna Sharma was equally as lovable in my eyes. I loved that while neither one of them really wanted to have an arranged marriage happen for them, they both stepped up to allow their parents to try to make one work, both due to different types of family obligations. Raj, being the older brother still being unmarried and Nayna being the younger daughter still unmarried after her older sister's disastrous first marriage. The fact they had actually met at a party before their parents introduced them absolutely had me laughing out loud.

While there was pretty much an instant attraction between Nayna and Raj, I loved they really did take their relationship pretty slowly overall. More love for Raj for seeing Nayna for who she really was and not pushing her into something that would cage her in, no matter how much pressure they received from both sets of parents. Nayna almost broke my heart giving up so many of her own dreams to try and be the perfect daughter for her parents. I was so glad that Raj actually saw all she was giving up for her family and had no issues backing her on each new idea and adventure she had in mind.

Rebel Hard was such a fun story to read. I laughed so much as I read this story and had all the happy sighs as well. This book was like crack from the moment I picked it up and I couldn't put it down. I literally read every single possible minute I had available until I finished Rebel Hard and then I wanted to re-read it all over again. I loved it so much; I can't wait to buy the audiobook so I can listen to it as soon as it is released. Fans of Nalini Singh will adore this book and while it is the second book in the Hard Play series, I believe readers could pick it up with no issues and read it first. 

Rating: 4.5 Stars (B+)

Thursday, September 20, 2018



Sebastian Knight has a talent for closing the deal-in the boardroom  . . . and in the bedroom.

We have Surprise book news!

Take Me Again, an all-new, sexy contemporary standalone from Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips, is coming January 2019. Get ready to meet her swooniest hero yet.


He's used to getting what he wants . . . but she’s going to make him work for it.
Sebastian Knight is a closer. Be it a real estate deal or the woman of his choice, everything he wants is his for the taking.
Sexy and irresistible,  a wink, a smile, or a handshake always seals the deal.
Until everything unravels around him.
After Ashley Easton’s social climbing mother married into the Knight family, Ashley knew better than to get involved with sexy, trouble making Sebastian Knight but their attraction is undeniable, their chemistry intense, and in a moment of weakness, she turns to him, a mistake that cost her her home and her family. After she was sent away, she swore she’d never come back.
Sebastian never expected to see Ashley, the one woman he’s never been able to get over, again.
When she walks back into his life at the worst possible time, more beautiful than ever, he’s ready for a second chance. She’s sassy and sexy everything he’s ever desired. And she’s back for good. Except Ashley wants nothing to do with the playboy who broke her heart. Too bad his sex appeal makes it harder and harder to keep him at arm’s length.
Sebastian Knight might have a talent for sealing the deal but this is one game he’s going to have to work to win.

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Carly Phillips is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #6
Release Date: September 25, 2018

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Synopsis: Who needs mistletoe?

Most people wouldn’t think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn’t most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she’s been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that—but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once . . .

 Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don’t mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he’s shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly’s brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can’t believe he’s drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who’s the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he’s ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he’s been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas.

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Joe looked behind him to make sure they were alone. “Molly and the old lady elves. What’s really going on with that?”

                “Have you tried asking her yourself?”

                Joe grimaced. “Look, she doesn’t belong out there doing what we do, okay? She’s … amazing, but too soft to do it.” He shook his head. “She’s always been that way, far too tender-hearted for her own good, dragging home strays, wanting to save the world. She’ll believe any sob story given to her. She loves too hard. She’ll get taken advantage of doing what we do—“

                “Don’t,” Lucas said. “Don’t do that.”

                “Do what?”

                “Don’t belittle her. She’s not a little kid anymore, Joe. Nor is she incompetent. Far from it. In fact, she’s smart as hell. Look, a lot of bad shit happens to all of us, and our experiences have made us hard. Cold. But not her. She’s special, and stronger than both of us put together.”

                This got a moment of surprised silence from Joe. And since Lucas didn’t want to fight with him, he rose and grabbed his laptop for their meeting.

                “What’s going on between the two of you?” Joe asked.

                Lucas turned back. “You asked me to get involved. I’m involved. And you know what? Out of all the things she loves, she loves you the most. Instead of trying to hold her back, do you know what you should be doing? You should be doing the job you asked me to do. You should be training her, letting her fly, and stand at her back while she does.”

                Joe was stunned. “This is all just a phase for her, why would I do that?”
“It’s not a phase. And you should do it because she would do it for you,” Lucas said. He then walked out of his own office, doing his best to shrug off his irritation at Joe.

About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis writes warm, funny, sexy contemporary romances and women’s fiction. An Amazon, BN & iBooks bestseller, she’s also a two-time RITA winner and has more than 10 million copies of her books sold worldwide.

Jill lives with her family in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters (Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is mostly coincidental). She does most of her writing on her deck surrounded by more animals than humans. Which is quite astonishing considering she’s a city girl who was plucked from the wilds of L.A. to the wilds of the Sierra’s. Most of her books come from a combination of hard work, cookies, and hot guy pics, and not necessarily in that order.

Jill often travels to reader weekends & conventions where she LOVES getting to meet and hang-out with readers. The only problem being she tends to get lost in her hotels. So if you ever see Jill Shalvis roaming the halls, someone please return her immediately.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018


She nearly ruined his life. Now she needs him to save hers.

It was supposed to be a simple job for hacker Bliss Bennett: access confidential files and turn them over to the CIA. But something went wrong—and now Bliss has a target on her back. With no idea who to trust, she heads straight toward the one man she hopes won’t turn her away.

Sky “Hacker” Kelley is a badass Special Operator with lethal moves and mad computer skills. He hasn’t seen his former lover—former wife—in four years, not since she nearly cost him his military career. Her arrival on his doorstep in the middle of the night reveals a gut-deep truth—he might want nothing to do with her, but he still wants her. And as much as he’d love to slam the door in her face, Sky isn’t wired to turn away anyone in distress.

Protecting Bliss won’t be easy. The files she stole are at the heart of a dangerous conspiracy, and someone is willing to do whatever it takes—including kill—to get them back. It’ll take all Sky’s considerable black-ops skills to keep Bliss safe—and all his willpower to resist falling into her bed, and her life, ever again… 

Release Date: September 18, 2018
H.O.T. Publishing, LLC
Hostile Operations Team #13
Romantic Suspense
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Liza's review:

HOT Secrets is the newest installment in the wonderful Hostile Operations Team series from Lynn Raye Harris. Just went I think the series can't be any more wonderful, we get an new story focusing on another team member. HOT Secrets is Sky "Hacker" Kelly's story and it was non-stop from the very first page.

Sky "Hacker" Kelly is a computer hacker just like his nickname suggests only so much more being Special Ops. He not only has badass computer skills, but has lethal protection skills. The only time in his life since he joined the Army has his life been up in the air was when he was married to his ex-wife Bliss Bennett, another hacker who is for hire to the highest bidder, which now is the CIA. When things go amiss with her current job, Sky is the first person Bliss thinks of to help her out.

I have to say the more I learned about Bliss and Sky's history, the more surprised I was that Sky actually helped her out at all. They both had some major baggage from their time together 4 years ago, and I liked they both had to work through everything at their own pace.  I absolutely loved their banter and chemistry from the moment they saw each other again. OMG I know the situation was super intense, but they made me laugh so much as they picked at each other. I could actually feel how much they both still cared for one another and wanted one another the more time they were together. Smoking hot sex was never far away with the chemistry between these two. Seriously I was surprised they held off as long as they were able to honestly.

I loved we got to see so many of my favorite Hostile Operations Team members for past books in HOT Secrets, but especially Mendez. His leadership to these men and women just add so much to every single story. I love he saw something in Bliss she didn't know she had in herself and knew she would be an asset to H.O.T. I have to say I was somewhat surprised by the CIA contact for Bliss, but not completely. I won't lie, when they met up, I didn't want her anywhere near him as I had a weird feeling about how he was acting. I was so glad she had Sky and so many other team members there to protect her, even as I knew something was going to happen. While I hated what they all went through, I loved that Sky figured out how much Bliss meant to him. 

HOT Secrets was such an amazing sexy and fast-pace story. Lynn Raye Harris once again delivered another winner in her Hostile Operations Team series. I highly recommend this book and series to anyone who loves fast-paced, sexy romantic suspense stories.

Rating: 5 Stars (A)


Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Logical. Rich. Driven. And he wants her. . .

More Than Crave You, an all-new sexy standalone from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shayla Black is LIVE!

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I'm Evan Cook—billionaire tech entrepreneur and widower. Professionally, I’ve got it all. But since my wife died, my personal life has fallen apart. Remarrying seems like the obvious answer, so I place an ad. I'm not asking for much. The ideal woman only needs to be smart, organized, pretty, and helpful—both in and out of bed—without expecting romance. I never thought to look right in front of me…but it turns out that Nia Wright, my sexy, sassy assistant, just might be the perfect candidate.
After an unexpectedly hot night together, I'm ready to stop interviewing strangers and simply marry her. On paper, she ticks every box on my list. Best of all, she's far too sensible to fall for me. I didn’t see the flaw in my logic until it was too late. I never thought I’d lose my heart for the first time. And I definitely never imagined Nia could consume me. But she's harboring a secret that could tear us apart. Can I prove I more than crave her before it’s too late?
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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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