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review 2015-05-01 15:41
Playing Autumn, by Mina V. Esguerra
Playing Autumn (Spotlight New Adult Book 3) - Mina V. Esguerra

Playing Autumn was my first Mina V. Esguerra book. I'll be honest: I first ran into Mina on Twitter, and I liked her so much, I asked her to do a Q&A. (You can read that here.) Once I learned more about her books, I had to give one of them a try, so I bought Playing Autumn for iBooks on my iPhone (the only way I can read ebooks, until I get a Kindle or some other fancy e-reader). ;)

 

Right away, I could tell that I was going to like Playing Autumn. The book is centered around a musicians' mentoring festival, which interested me right away. Music is the soundtrack to my life, getting me through the hard times. The characters all had great chemistry and, despite their differences, were fun to observe in their interactions. And the chemistry between Haley and Oliver! I rooted for them the entire time.

 

Esguerra's characters aren't perfect, which is what I love most about them. They all came from different backgrounds, with their own faults and insecurities. I related to Haley quite a bit, having skirted my own calling for years.

 

The ending itself was one of the sweetest I've ever read. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from Mina.

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text 2014-06-13 17:45
Book Spotlight: The Mean Girl Apologies by Stephanie Monahan

The Mean Girl Apologies

by Stephanie Monahan

 

You know that catchy song you keep hearing on the radio?

 

It’s about you.

 

Natalie Jamison has spent five years trying to forget the girl she was in high school: popular, pretty…and, okay, mean. Now in her twenties and living once again in her small town, she’s right back where she was: following Queen Bee Amber and keeping secrets from her best friend, Sarah.

 

Secrets like Jack Moreland.

 

Everyone knows Jack Moreland—his new album, Good Enough, is everywhere. He’s famous. Impossibly handsome. Completely untouchable. But what none of Natalie’s old clique knows is that in high school, Natalie and Jack fell in love. And their secret relationship was incredible, painful—and earth-shattering enough to inspire an entire album.

 

Facing friends and enemies isn’t easy, but Natalie will go to great lengths to prove she is good enough—to her friends, to herself, and most of all, to the small-town boy turned worldwide heartthrob she never forgot.

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About the Author:

Stephanie Monahan received her degree in English Literature from Binghamton University. In addition to reading and writing, she is passionate about her dog and cat, British pop music, andthe beach. Born and raised in upstate New York, Stephanie now lives in central Massachusettswith her husband. Her first book, 33 VALENTINES, was nominated for a 2013 Book of theYear award at Coffee Time Romance & More. You can find her online at www.stephmonahan.com.

 

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text 2014-06-05 06:00
Recipe for Seduction by Gina Gordon & Seducing The Playboy by Amanda Usen

 

Seducing the Playboy

(A Hot Nights Series Book)

by Amanda Usen  

Release Date: 5/26/14

Genre: Contemporary Romance (Hot)

 

Work hard, play harder...

 

The best desserts are worth the wait…

 

Pastry chef Jenna Cooper crushed hard on playboy chef Roman Gallagher when her older brother brought him home to share their family Christmas six years ago. Now she’s old enough to do something about it, and she won’t take no for an answer—for anything.

 

Out of the frying pan into the fire…

 

Roman has one hard and fast rule—don’t sleep where you eat. But he can’t say no to Jenna’s plea for him to help her save her family business. Soon she's working for him, and their scorching chemistry melts Roman’s resistance.

 

If you can’t stand the heat…

 

Jenna knows Roman has reservations about enjoying the heat between them, but she’s got a plan. She’s going to keep this sexy man so satisfied in—and out—of the kitchen, he won’t regret a thing. But Roman has his own ideas. He wants more than a few hot nights, and he's going to teach Jenna a lesson about playing with fire.

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About the Author:

 

Amanda Usen knows two things for certain: chocolate cheesecake is good for breakfast and a hot chef can steal your heart. Her husband stole hers on the first day of class at the Culinary Institute of America. They married after graduation in a lovely French Quarter restaurant in New Orleans. After enjoying the food and the fun in the Big Easy for a few years, they returned to Western New York to raise a family.

 

Amanda spends her days teaching pastry arts classes at a local community college and her nights writing romance. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America ® and the Western New York Romance Writers. When she’s not writing, teaching or baking, she can usually be found chasing the kids around the yard with her very own scrumptious husband.

 

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Recipe For Seduction

(A Madewood Brothers Novel)

by Gina Gordon

Release Date: 5/26/14

Genre:  Contemporary Romance (Hot)

 

Let the game of seduction begin...

 

Veronica Whitfield feels like a frumpy old maid. After ten years of raising her younger siblings, she’s desperate to get her sexy back. And why not find it with the man she’s been in lust with since she was twelve years old—her brother’s best friend, Finn O’Reilly?

 

Finn is looking for love. And not any love—true love. Complete with the white picket fence, two children, and a dog. He’s just been a little unlucky finding it, and he sure as hell isn’t about to consider his best friend’s little sister for the job, no matter how badly he wants her in his bed.

 

But then Veronica propositions him with a game of dark, delicious seduction. Finn is tempted to indulge his hidden need for kink, but at what cost? Following through could very well ruin their friendship, but maybe—just maybe—helping Veronica rediscover her sexy side is exactly what he needs to find love at last…

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About the Author:

 

When her dream of becoming a mafia princess didn’t pan out, Gina Gordon went after her second dream…becoming a writer. And she hasn’t looked back.

 

Gina, a self-proclaimed happily ever after junkie and cupcake connoisseuse, loves spinning contemporary tales of knee bending first kisses, unconditional love and super-hot sex. She broke out onto the romance scene with her #1 Amazon Bestselling erotic short story Her Five Favorite Words that’s been called a “deliciously naughty tale” by Joyfully Reviewed.

 

When not chained to her computer, you can find Gina sipping Starbucks, making cupcakes or feeding her addiction to celebrity gossip. She lives in Milton, Ontario with her husband and lovable dog.

 

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Spellbound in Sleepy Hollow: A Von Tassel Sisters Anthology

Spellbound in Sleepy Hollow: A Von Tassel Sisters Anthology

by Patricia Eimer, Rosalie Lario, and Boone Brux

(Entangled Edge)   

Release Date: 5/27

Genre: Paranormal Romance

 

Fall in love, save some immortal souls, break a curse...no problem.

 

The Von Tassel sisters are in deep.  With a new inn opening up to non-magic guests, these three witches have enough to worry about, but after a deal with the Headless Horseman, all three Von Tassel sisters must find their true loves by All Hallow's Eve or forever be trapped as ghosts in Sleepy Hollow like their ill-fated aunties.

 

Will Stephanie be able to forgive her playboy ex? Will Bri be able to win back her childhood cruch-turned-ghost hunter? Will Lexi be able to sway her supernatural employee? And will they all be able to fall in love by the week's end?

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About the Authors:

 

Rosalie Lario:

 

Award-winning author, Rosalie Lario, double majored in Anthropology and Classics at Florida State University. She briefly considered becoming an archaeologist before realizing that: (a) they do not actually live the life of Indiana Jones, and (b) she hates getting her hands dirty. She never imagined all the mythology she learned might someday come in handy, but it makes perfect fodder for the stories she now dreams up. Best of all, no dirt involved! When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family in their home state of Florida.

 

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Patricia Eimer:

 

A former academic (and still unashamed lover of all things geek) Patricia Eimer now lives her dream of hanging out all day in her jammies, arguing plot points with her two dogs and claiming all her time spent on Twitter and LaineyGossip really is research for an upcoming book and not just wasting time. Patricia writes sassy, sexy romance for smart women and is desperately trying to figure out a romance novel that involves a gourmet ice cream maker and a prize winning cupcake baker who both love good wine and gourmet tea. She’s sure that with just enough culinary research (which may take years) she can find just the right recipe to make that story worse. Or at least that’s what she tells herself every time she’s unloading a cart full of goodies at the grocery store. 

 

Website / Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads

 

Boone Brux:

 

As a bestselling author, Boone Brux’s books range from high fantasy to humorous paranormal. Boone has lived all over the world, finally settling in the icy region of Alaska, where she writes full time. Always looking for the next adventure, it’s not unusual to find her traversing the remotest parts of the Alaskan bush. No person or escapade is off limits when it comes to weaving real life experiences into her books or blogs.

 

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