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RT Read Along: Megan Hart's Every Part of You - Part 2, "Resists Me"

BY Elisa Verna, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 | PERMALINK

It's time for another RT Read Along — where we ask you to join us in reading a brand new e-serial from one of our favorite authors. This week I continue with part two in Megan Hart's five-part erotic serial Every Part of You, available February 18. This installment there's tons o' sexytimes and hero Elliott wins me over! Giant SPOILER ALERT for anyone who hasn't read parts one or two yet.

Picking up exactly where part one left off, "Resists Me" starts out with Simone dragging Elliott to a goth night club (Simone used to be a bit of a wild child) after she cornered him in their office's lobby and convinced him to go out with her again. She purposely chooses a place that would annoy Elliott, and I'm amazed by how much I can love this heroine. Straight-laced Elliott is not having any of it, and sulks at the bar drinking whiskey while Simone dances her little butt off alone, until some rando dude joins her. Elliott steps in, showing that he does have feelings for Simone — and he can dance! The dancing quickly becomes too much for either of their libidos and they quickly return to Simone's place for sexytimes.

And here's where things get interesting. Elliott obviously has some issues. I mean, up until he met Simone he had been boning random women in his office so, clearly we've got a hero who can't commit and had some intimacy issues. But he likes Simone, and she lays all her cards out on the table, straight up telling Elliott she would like to have sex. There's lots of superbly written foreplay, but Elliott draws the line at intercourse. Another reluctant hero who can't commit. Instead of a traditional finish, he relieves himself all over her. Which, for this erotica reader, is always a nice change of pace. As soon as he's done he up and leaves, and Simone is kind of annoyed but not really bothered because she just had an orgasm and can't be bothered with Elliott's issues right now. Still, she likes Elliott enough to have a talk with him about it at work the next day. She even brings him food!


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Vivian Arend, Lauren Dane and Kit Rocha Get Marked

BY , FEBRUARY 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

 It didn’t take very long, nor was it difficult, for authors Vivian Arend, Lauren Dane and Kit Rocha to settle on Marked for the title of their new self-published anthology. Because as readers will soon discover, each of the three stories feature tattooed and pierced characters. Today the authors are here to share why tattoos hold meaning for their characters, plus their favorite ink-related lines from their respective Marked stories.


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My Favorite Sentence: Five Crimson Authors Share — with Giveaway

BY , FEBRUARY 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

A  digital series shared among authors. It's a fun new publishing trend we've noticed. First some New Adult authors started with their Unfiltered series, then MJ Rose and Liz Berry tackled their version of 1001 Arabian Nights with a bevy of bestselling authors. And now five Crimson authors are on the scene with the Emerald Springs Legacy. They had us at the tagline, "romance flourishes in the lush organic farms of Emerald Springs, Washington, amidst sabotage, family fueds and rivalries, new and old.We're suckers for any sort of saga, so we wanted to know more about this five-book series. Below, each author has shared her favorite paragraph from her addition to the series. If you're hooked by the end — and we think you will be — be sure to enter our giveaway at the bottom of this post. 

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Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals

BY , FEBRUARY 06, 2014 | PERMALINK

What do you do when the growing number of new reads causes your wallet to shrink uncomfortably? Shop the e-book deals, of course! In this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee. All prices listed are accurate at the time of this blog's posting.

Historical Romance

Sweet Release by Pamela Clare

 

Buy It On Amazon For $2.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $2.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

The Wedding Favor by Cara Connelly

 

Buy It On Amazon For $1.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $1.99 >>

 

New Adult

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Buy It On Amazon For $2.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $2.99 >>

         


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Book Boyfriend Smack Down: Antiheroes

BY , FEBRUARY 05, 2014 | PERMALINK

We're halfway through Valentine's Week, and in addition to eating tons of chocolate and wearing lots of pink, we're paying extra special attention to those important men in our lives — our book boyfriends! (Our real-life partners are used to being ignored while we read, it's fine.)

 

We've already crowned our ultimate alpha and bad boy heroes, and today we move onto those sneakiest of book boyfriends: the Antihero.

 

Antiheroes sneak up on you. They can be dastardly. You might outright hate them at first. And then after awhile … they get under your skin. They do something thoughtful, like remember your favorite perfume. And it's all the more touching because it's so … surprising. Next thing you know, you've got antihero fever, and ain't no cure for that!

 

Vote for your favorite antihero and be entered to win! And check back all week as we continue with our Book Boyfriend Smack Down. Friday we'll declare the Ultimate Book Boyfriend! 


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Book Boyfriend Smack Down: Anti Heroes

BY , FEBRUARY 05, 2014 | PERMALINK

We're halfway through Valentine's Week, and in addition to eating tons of chocolate and wearing lots of pink, we're paying extra special attention to those important men in our lives — our book boyfriends! (Our real-life partners are used to being ignored while we read, it's fine.)

 

We've already crowned our ultimate alpha and bad boy heroes, and today we move onto those sneakiest of book boyfriends: the Antihero.

 

Antiheroes sneak up on you. They can be dastardly. You might outright hate them at first. And then after awhile … they get under your skin. They do something thoughtful, like remember your favorite perfume. And it's all the more touching because it's so … surprising. Next thing you know, you've got antihero fever, and ain't no cure for that!

 

Vote for your favorite antihero and be entered to win! And check back all week as we continue with our Book Boyfriend Smack Down. Friday we'll declare the Ultimate Book Boyfriend! 


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RT Read Along: Megan Hart's Every Part of You - Part 1, "Tempts Me"

BY Elisa Verna, FEBRUARY 04, 2014 | PERMALINK

It's time for another RT Read Along — where we ask you to join us in reading a brand new e-serial from one of our favorite authors. This time I'm tackling Megan Hart's new five-part erotic serial Every Part of You. For the next five Tuesdays I'll be posting a recap of each serial section. The good, the bad and the smutty — it'll all be here. So join me, won't you? This week I begin with part one, "Tempts Me." And oh, what an accurate title!


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Bestselling Self-Published Books: January 2014

BY , JANUARY 30, 2014 | PERMALINK

There's a lot of chance involved with deciding which self-published stories to read, and we understand many of you aren't the gambling type. But have no fear, we're here to help make rolling the dice a little easier. We've scoured several online book retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and more, to put together the bestselling fiction titles of the month that caught our eye. Get your TBR list ready!

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Forever With You by Laurelin Paige

Genre: contemporary romance

Release Date: January 2013 

The Story: Paige's Fixed trilogy comes to an end with book three, and this book doesn't sound like a standalone as the trilogy focuses on the same couple in all three books. Alayna has had bad experiences with obsessive lovers, and Hudson Pierce, owner of the nightclub she works at, has some issues of his own. As Hudson's "business proposition" turns into something more, Alayna hopes Hudson's secrets won't break their relationship. Reviewers say this one has both great sex scenes and an addictive plot, not to mention a swoon-worthy Alpha hero.


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Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals

BY , JANUARY 30, 2014 | PERMALINK

What do you do when the growing number of new reads causes your wallet to shrink uncomfortably? Shop the e-book deals, of course! In this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee. All prices listed are accurate at the time of this blog's posting.

Historical Romance

McClairen's Isle: The Reckless One by Connie Brockway  

Buy It On Amazon For $2.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $2.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Dare to Love by Carly Phillips

Buy It On Amazon For $0.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $0.99 >>

 

New Adult

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Buy It On Amazon For $2.99 >>

         


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Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals

BY , JANUARY 23, 2014 | PERMALINK

What do you do when the growing number of new reads causes your wallet to shrink uncomfortably? Shop the e-book deals, of course! In this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee. All prices are accurate at the time of this posting.

Historical Romance

The Devil's Heart by Cathy Maxwell

Buy It On Amazon For $1.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $1.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand

 

Buy It On Amazon for $2.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $2.99 >>

 

Young Adult

Shadow and Bone by

Leigh Bardugo

Buy It On Amazon For $2.99 >>

         


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