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text 2014-08-13 16:39
Dating Services and Online Dating in Romance Novels
Infatuation - Alison Kent
Meant to Be (RightMatch.com Book 3) - Kathryn Shay
Dead End Dating - Kimberly Raye
Beauty Dates the Beast - Jessica Sims,Jill Myles
Match Me If You Can - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Love at Stake - Victoria Davies
Troll-y Yours - Sheri Fredricks
Sex, Lies, and Online Dating - Rachel Gibson
Big Boy - Ruthie Knox
Matchmakers 2.0 - Debora Geary

It turns out that 1/3 of Americans are meeting the loves of their lives on line and the data shows these romances are good for the long haul. 


Romance Novels often feature dating agency of some kinds but I would love to see more Romances where the couple met through the online dating site or the agency.


One of the reasons that relationships that begin on line tend to be successful is that each person is looking for commitment. The goal of dating is clear. 


I like that in my Romance Novels as well--the hero and the heroine want a relationship. Refreshing!.


Here are some fun Romances featuring Dating Agencies. 



1. Infatuation by Alison Kent 


"Hell on wheels...in bed" someone had written on Rennie Bergen's business card. Now Rennie's card rested with many other men's in the glass "booty"--all up for grabs by the female dating pool in Milla Page's office building.

Three dates! That's all Milla needed to write a sexy, juicy story on San Francisco hot spots for her online column. Was it fate she drew Rennie's card?

The two of them had a history. Infatuation, wild sex, sneaking around--followed by a painful explosive breakup. But Milla was still hot for him six years later.... And it was clear Rennie felt the same. Could they have a shot at rewriting history?


2. Meant to Be  by Kathryn Shay 


In MEANT TO BE, thirty-four year old Cole Matheson gets himself entangled with Beth Montgomery, forty-five, while he’s lying to her about his age. When he finally tells her the truth, she reluctantly forgives him. But he’s unable to be completely honest with her and, eventually, Beth cannot deal with his consistent deceit. Now, sexy, adorable Cole must convince her he can be the kind of man she deserves. 


3. Dead End Dating by Kimberly Raye


A vivacious vampire with a flair for accessorizing, Lil Marchette is unlike most of her kind. She prefers lively shades of pink to dismal black (soo not her color), plus she’s a hopeless romantic. In need of a steady paycheck to support a compulsive cosmetics habit, Lil starts Dead End Dating (DED), a Manhattan-based matchmaking service that helps smart, sophisticated singles like herself find eternity mates–and may even help her stake a claim to her very own Count Right!

When Lil meets geeky vampire Francis Deville, she knows he’s the perfect first client. If she can hook up Francis–after a little revamping, of course–she will prove her skills to the vampire community and turn DED into the hottest dating service in the Big Apple. But just as her business takes off, Lil meets the (literally) drop-dead gorgeous bounty hunter Ty Bonner, who is hot on the chase of a serial killer. Instantly drawn to the luscious vamp stud, Lil really wants a taste. But as a made vampire, Ty can’t procreate–and Lil will settle for nothing less. Luckily, between “vampifying” Francis and helping Ty solve his murder mystery, Lil has no time for silly romantic entanglements . . . even if Ty is all that and a Bloody Mary chaser!


4. Beauty Dates the Beast by Jessica Sims 



Single human female to join charming, wealthy, single male were-cougar for a night of romantic fun—and maybe more.


Me: The tall, sensuous, open-minded leader of my clan.


You: A deliciously curvy virgin who’s intimately familiar with what goes bump in the night. Must not be afraid of a little tail. Prefer a woman who’s open to exploring her animal nature. Interest in nighttime walks through the woods a plus.


My turn-ons include protecting you from the worst the supernatural world has to offer. Ready for an adventure? Give me a call.


Vampires and doppelgangers need not apply.


5. Match Me If You Can  by Susan Elizabeth Phillips 


Annabelle's endured dead-end jobs, a broken engagement . . . even her hair's a mess! But that's going to change now that she's taken over her late grandmother's matchmaking business. All Annabelle has to do is land the Windy City's hottest bachelor as her client, and she'll be the most sought-after matchmaker in town.


Why does the wealthy, driven, and gorgeous sports agent Heath Champion need a matchmaker, especially a red-haired screw-up like Annabelle Granger? True, she's entertaining, and she does have a certain quirky appeal. But Heath is searching for the ultimate symbol of success -- the perfect wife. And to make an extraordinary match, he needs an extraordinary matchmaker, right?


Soon everyone in Chicago has a stake in the outcome, and a very big question: When the determined matchmaker promised she'd do anything to keep her star client happy . . . did she mean anything? If Annabelle isn't careful, she just might find herself going heart-to-heart with the toughest negotiator in town.


6. Love at Stake  by Victoria Davies


Abbey is the lone human working for Fated Match, a company that pairs members of the supernatural community with their eternal mates. To snag a young vampire socialite as her next client, Abbey journeys to the home of Lucian Redgrave, the most respected vampire on the East Coast. But he's not willing to recommend the agency to the vampire world... unless Abbey can first find his perfect match in a month.


 As Abbey coaches Lucian through his dates, she can't deny the chemistry between them. But humans are toys for vampires, and risking her heart isn't a part of the plan.


7. Troll-y Yours by Sheri Fredricks



Determined to forge a better life, Ella launches her new business with high hopes—until a sexy Centaur bumps into her and throws her life off course forever. Voted “Most Eligible Bachelor in Boronda”, Aleksander shakes up her world and tilts her in more ways than one. 


Years of warfare and countless bedroom encounters have stolen Kempor Aleksander’s luster for life. He never expects to rediscover his zeal in the small, redheaded form of Ella the Troll, who fires his blood hotter than the deepest caverns in the forest. 


But as trouble lingers in their midst—and edges ever closer—Alek and Ella spiral into troubled terrain. Turning to each other, the pair face down dangers that run impenetrably deep in their mythological world. But will the two lovers discover a passion that runs even deeper?


8. Sex, Lies, and Online Dating by Rachel Gibson 


Sex . . .

What is it about men anyway? Bad cars, bad jobs, even bad teeth—nothing convinces them that they can't snare a Size Two Babe with a D-cup chest. And after way too many internet dates with men named "luvstick" and "bigdaddy182," Lucy Rothschild should know.


Lies . . .

But sitting across from her now is "hardluvnman," and he seems different—sensitive, honest, and hot! He says he's a plumber, while Lucy claims she's a nurse! She's really a mystery writer, dating online while researching her next book. Hey, everyone lies a little, don't they?


And Online Dating . . .

But Quinn's really an undercover cop hunting down a serial killer, and he sees Lucy as his top suspect. And while he could really go for this smart, sexy woman with the killer bod—if that's the only thing "killer" about her—he knows he needs to wine and dine her and discover the truth. Hey, he realizes the dating scene can be deadly—but this is ridiculous!


9. Big Boy  by Ruthie Knox 


When Mandy joins an online dating service, she keeps her expectations low. All she wants is a distraction from the drudgery of single parenthood and full-time work. But the invitation she receives from a handsome man who won't share his real name promises an adventure--and a chance to pretend she's someone else for a few hours. 
She doesn't want romance to complicate her life, but Mandy's monthly role-playing dates with her stranger on a train--each to a different time period--become the erotic escape she desperately needs. And a soul connection she never expected. 
Yet when she tries to draw her lover out of the shadows, Mandy has a fight on her hands...to convince him there's a place for their fantasy love in the light of day. 

Mick - guppy scientist and victim of her self-inflicted dating adventures.
Miri - astrology whiz and promoter of steamy sex for the greater good.
Derrick - data genius and life idiot.

Meet the match team at MatchMakers.com, the web 2.0 online-dating service with a personal touch.

Can Mick lead her team, find a guy, and finally win Match the Loser? Enjoy a little humor, a little romance, and occasional trivia about guppies.



I would love your recommendations! 


If you would like to vote for the best of the best of Dating Agency Romances, check out this Goodreads list: Dating Service: Romance Novel Style. 


For more recommendations and to see great examples of couples who meet through an  Agency, go to my Pinterest Board: Dating Services in Romance Novels. 

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review 2014-02-09 00:11
Book Review of Speed Dating with the Dead by Scott Nicholson
Speed Dating with the Dead - Scott Nicholson

For fans of Stephen King, Joe Hill, and James Herbert. A paranormal conference at the most haunted hotel in the Blue Ridge Mountains goes haywire when ghost hunters accidentallystir up demons.


When Digger Wilson brings his paranormal team Spirit Seekers International to the White Horse Inn, he is skeptical that his dead wife will keep her half of the bargain. He doesn’t believe in ghosts, and just before she died, she promised to meet him there.

But when one of the conference guests channels a mysterious presence and an Ouija board spells out a pet phrase known only to Digger and his wife, his convictions are challenged.

And when guests start to disappear, Digger and his daughter Kendra must face the circle of demons that view the hotel as their personal playground. Because soon the inn will be closing for good, angels can’t be trusted, and demons don’t like to play alone . . .

Review 4****

I am not an avid reader of horror, but I read the blurb and it intrigued me, so I downloaded a copy.

I normally do a character breakdown in my reviews, but this book has too many characters points of view to do so properly. However, I will say that every character is well formed and quite lifelike. Digger and Kendra Wilson may be father and daughter, but they don't seem to be very close. I don't know if it's because of Digger's job, or because Kendra is a teen with normal angst issues. Nevertheless, they don't seem to talk to each other. Kendra is a budding artist, but she has an unusual interest; her drawings are full of demons. I would be interested in seeing them!

I started to read this book, but found it rather difficult to get into at first. The switching of points of view were a bit confusing, and I struggled to remember who was who. Usually, having different points of view helps me to see the bigger picture. Unfortunately, this didn't have the desired effect with this story. Maybe it would have been better to have points of view from one or two of the characters, three at the most. I also found that there was not much action going on in the first 17 chapters. This made reading the book feel rather tedious. However, I persisted and was rewarded when the story started to pick up the pace. Once this occurred, I sat on the edge of my seat! Talk about a total different feel! The ghostly and demonic activity increased and strange things started happening! The twists and turns started to come thick and fast, and my heart beat increased with them! There is a surprising twist at the end of the book, and it left me wondering what Kendra's future would be, and which side she would select when she found out her destiny.

Scott Nicholson has written an intriguing horror. I have never read any other books by this author before, but I would read his books again in the future.

I recommend this book if you love the horror genre. - Lynn Worton

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review 2013-12-09 20:42
Review of "Here Comes the Vampire (Dead End Dating, #6)" by Kimberly Raye
Here Comes the Vampire (Dead End Dating) - Kimberly Raye

This reader's personal opinion, ©2013, all rights reserved, not to be quoted, clipped or used in any way by Google Play, amazon.com or other commercial booksellers* 

Ooh ... is that ever a cringe-worthy cover or what?


This whole series is nothing but screwball comedy chick-lit style, nevermind the supernatural stuff tossed in. I was pretty sure I already knew how it would end barely a few pages in; but, that may be because I read the first five books and got the formula. But, they strike my funny bone just right  ever since an author on a panel at a book expo was joking about what next "vampire cowboys?" and a reader said, sure, over on that table caused a bunch of us to check out. Then sneaking a peek at first few pages ... hmmm ... sounds kind of fun.


In this one, our heroine Lillian (she who is soul mated to hunky lower caste vampire Ty) wakes up hungover and apparently married (vampires call it committed) to exactly the rich, neighboring from old world family scion her mom has been pushing her towards. Lily has zero recollection of anything of the sort other than a vague fantasy of making out with an Elvis impersonator in the elevators.  (Scion does not resemble thankfully.)

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text 2013-11-29 22:30
"The Friday 56" Challenge, My #2 (skipped a lot ), Week 154 of original challenge
Here Comes the Vampire (Dead End Dating) - Kimberly Raye

A clipping from 56% of ebook edition of "Here Comes The Vampire":


"While I knew Viola liked to get under my dad's skin, I still couldn't picture her sneaking onto our property just to cop a squat in our yard."

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Source: fredasvoice.blogspot.com/search/label/friday%2056
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text 2013-11-11 22:35
November New Releases, Week 3 (Nov. 10-16)
The Raven's Eye - Barry Maitland
Dust - Patricia Cornwell
An Old Betrayal - Charles Finch
Plain Peace - Beth Wiseman
White Fire - Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Follow That Furball - Nancy E. Krulik,Sebastien Braun
Murder by Sunlight the Charity Quilt - Barbara Graham
Chimera - Kelly Meding
Long Live the Queen - Kate Locke
Here Comes the Vampire (Dead End Dating) - Kimberly Raye

Trying to collect for myself and decided to share.  If I miss any, please comment back on original post and I'll try to keep updated.  Books are listed alphabetically by title.


Please also comment if book is being discussed in booklikes discussion rooms, readups.com or other places (if discussion is underway in goodreads groups, that displays on that site at bottom of the book page).


Sunday, November 10:

Monday, November 11:
Chimera by Kelly Meding (#4 in MetaWars )
Encore by Shira Anthony (#5 in Blue Notes)

Invisible by Delsheree Gladden (#1 in The Aerling Series)

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