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4th of July 5

#HunkDay: God Bless America

Happy #HunkDay! With Independence Day right around the corner, we thought the best way to celebrate was with a couple of star-spangled hunksters. Here are five fellows who set off fireworks in our hearts!

Best of the Beach: Books for Soaking in the Sun

School is out, days are long and hot – and it’s the perfect time to pick up a stack of beach reads. You know the ones we’re talking about: those light, perfect books to pack in your pool totes or vacation. Small town romances are great summer reads, and books set in exotic locations can be as well. Anything set on the beach or water usually fits the bill. But best of all to take along on summer vacation is a book that helps you truly escape and get away. Here are a few of my favorites.

Review: PUT UP YOUR DUKE (Dukes Behaving Badly #2) By Megan Frampton

"This is the second full length book in Megan Frampton’s Dukes Behaving Badly series and I have to say, our newly anointed Duke, Nicholas Smithfield, is not behaving badly at all. I mean, once we retrieve him from a little foursome action at a house of ill-repute at the beginning of the book, Nicholas is a perfectly mannered and a proper gentleman!"

Excerpt: COMMANDED (Club Sin #6) by Stacey Kennedy

Club Sin comes alive once again in this decadent new erotic romance from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy. A dedicated cop, Sawyer Quinn blows off steam by immersing himself in his role as a Master at the hottest club in Las Vegas. But when Sawyer goes after the perp who brutally beat his sister, he teams up with Chloe Nash, a sexy private investigator who awakens a sweet new need: to keep her to himself, away from the dungeon of Club Sin. Chloe is beautiful, smart, and too innocent for the BDSM lifestyle. Sawyer’s never wanted a woman like this before. Is her love worth swearing off the one thing that keeps him sane?

POLDARK: Season 1, Episode 2

"OMG so much drama in this episode, you guys, I don’t know where to start. There’s dueling, a ball, more brooding, and Ross gets naked!"

Pride: Some of the Best Gay Romance of 2015… So Far.

In honor of June being LGBT Pride month, I wanted to celebrate a few of the exceptional gay romances I’ve read this year. This is by no means a comprehensive list, more of a compendium of a few really excellent books I’ve read this year.

R@R Picks: New Releases Week of June 30

This week we're excited about new releases from Maggie McGinnis, Megan Frampton, Vanessa Kelly, Laura Kaye, Kristen Ashley, Jill Shalvis, Regina Cole, and Ryan Winfield. What are you reading?

Books That Stick

"Over the years I’ve read a lot of books. I’ve read mysteries and thrillers, historical, paranormal, urban fantasy, young adult, contemporary and literary fiction. I’ve enjoyed most of them too. A few left me wanting, and some have stuck with me over the years. These are the stories that end up on my shelf for life instead of being passed on to friend."

June Cover Love

It might be true that you can't judge a book by its cover, but that doesn't meant we can't play favorites! And so we share the covers that got us the most hot and bothered this month.


"This is Kate Baxter’s debut and she really knocks it out of the park. If you are a paranormal romance lover, I strongly suggest you check this series out."

Baseball Romance: Is it really a home run?

"Some people think you need to like sports in order to enjoy a good sports romance. To those who wonder this, I ask, do you like a hot, sexy romance? Do you like a strong and muscular athletic hero? Do you like journeying with the hero and heroine as they strive toward their HEA despite obstacles being thrown in their way? If you answered yes to any of these, then you’ll like a sports romance!"

Friday e-Deal Alert!

It's Feed Your e-reader Friday! Heading into the weekend, we bring you the best low-priced e-deals to feed your reader without breaking your budget. Enjoy!

KISS ME by Susan Mallery

"Kiss Me is the 17th book in the Fools Gold series by Susan Mallery, and I continue to be amazed that Mallery can come up with such different stories for one series."

Tonight: R@R Book Club, ASKING FOR IT By Lilah Pace

The R@R book club launches tonight 6-8 PM EST with an online discussion of ASKING FOR IT on the Romance at Random Facebook page. We welcome you to join us with your thoughts or questions. Author Lilah Pace will be with us a 7PM to take your questions. ** Reader Advisory: Asking for It deals explicitly with fantasies of non-consensual sex. Readers sensitive to portrayals of non-consensual sex should be advised.

Q&A: Michelle Valentine WICKED WHITE

Michelle A. Valentine first won readers over with her independently published Black Falcon series about sexy rockers on the road and the ladies who love them and has two other series featuring cocky alpha heroes. This week she celebrates her first foray into traditional publishing with the release of Wicked White. Her fans are thrilled to know she is back on the rocker beat with the start of this new series.

BENGEL’S QUEST by Lora Leigh

New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh tells a story of two Breeds who are united by animal desires, only to find it’s vengeance that stirs the mating heat…
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#HunkDay: Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy

Happy #HunkDay! I am SOOO excited for Maggie McGinnis' return to Whisper Creek in ONCE UPON A COWBOY—so, obviously, I giddy-upped over to Pinterest to find only the sexiest cowboys in the wild, wild west. Without further ado, here are a few cowboy hunks this chickadee would love to saddle up with.

On The Shelf: Paranormal for Newbies

Paranormal romance is one of my all time favorite sub-genres. I love it: the world-building, the danger, the claiming and mating -- it’s the ultimate in reading escapism. We all know about the basics of paranormal romance (PNR) so this week’s On The Shelf is offering you some ideas that you may not have thought of.

Do Lunch with Loveswept!

Want the inside scoop on what goes into publishing a successful eBook? Join us to learn that and more at our July 23 BEA luncheon. The afternoon will feature a panel of Loveswept/Flirt’s lead team members, a Q&A with bestselling Random House authors J. Kenner, Tracy Wolff, and Claire Kent, and a meet-and-greet with top industry professionals...