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TROPE TALK: Prison Love

When we talk forbidden love in romance, this week’s trope is right up there with the best of them: Prison Love. I It’s a lot of naughty, but the key is to ensuring that the heroine and hero remain equals at all times...

Review: BROWN-EYED GIRL by Lisa Kleypas

" If Lisa Kleypas books are comfort food for you, then BROWN-EYED GIRL and the Travis family are like enjoying comfort food on a cold day, wrapped up in your favorite blanket by a crackling fire..."
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Review: LAID OUT by Sidney Halston

LAID OUT is the fourth installment in Sidney Halston’s Worth the Fight MMA series. This is former Special Ops soldier/MMA fighter Cain Sorensen, and nurse Violet Channing’s storyline...
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Author-to-Author with Renita Pizzitola and Sophia Henry

Today, we have a very special guest interview with two superstar New Adult authors, Renita Pizzitola (Just a Little Kiss) and Sophia Henry (Delayed Penalty). Except, well, we didn't ask any questions—they interviewed each other! Take a peek as they converse about books, karaoke, fishing, and more...

ICYM: Best of JULY!

Hey, its Sara @HarlequinJunkie stopping by to share with you some of our favorite reads from this past month.

Review: THE VEIL by Chloe Neill

"What I love about Chloe Neill is her ability to world build and create characters that leave a lasting impression..."

Review: DRAGONBANE by Sherrilyn Kenyon

"This is the 24th book in the Dark Hunter series and Sherrilyn Kenyon keeps getting better and better. Each of these stand alone books are unique and their stories keep the series fresh. DRAGONBANE is no exception."

#TBT Cover: AFTER THE NIGHT by Linda Howard

"You have to love a book that is contemporary romance all wrapped up in a murder mystery. I was unable to decide which one of the equally amazing covers to go with here so you are getting a two-fer!"

Review: HOT POINT by M.L. Buchman

HOT POINT is the 10th installment in M.L. Buchman’s Firehawk’s series. This is Firehawk pilot Vern Taylor, and Mount Hood Aviation chief mechanic Denise Conroy’s storyline. Although HOT POINT is labeled the 10th installment in the series, it can be read as a standalone without any difficulty.

Regency Rules Are Made to Be Broken

"There’s no question that Regency romances dominate the historical romance space. For the majority, the ballrooms of the ton and London’s social scene serve as the setting. Never one to conform to the norm, historical romance authors Grace Burrowes and Jane Ashford are here to share how they break the mold..."
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#HunkDay: Man Buns

Happy #HunkDay! This week, we're celebrating the curious phenomenon of the man bun. Some people call it hippie culture, others think it's dirty, but there's no denying that some men really know how to work that up-do. Without further ado, here a five gentlemen who know how to wrangle those luscious locks into a glorious masterpiece.

ON THE SHELF: Strictly Indie

Over the many years I’ve been involved in this industry, I’ve seen many indie authors get scooped up by traditional publishers and go on to seriously great things. I’ve also seen some seriously great authors, for a plethora of reasons, stay strictly indie. So many, I have a shelf for that...

Excerpt: STARRY KNIGHT by Nina Mason

Can these star-crossed lovers bridge two worlds? British aristocrat Vanessa Bentley has beauty, fame, and fortune, but she gets no respect for her decision to become a paranormal investigator. Determined to prove the naysayers wrong, Vanessa ventures to the misty moors of Caithness, Scotland. There stands the immense Castle Barrogill, where a vampire is rumored to be stalking the dungeons—a vampire Vanessa is determined to find. She’ll just have to get past the resident shape-shifter…

TROPE TALK: Travel Romance

We know what themes we like when it comes to our books. Themes are the lifeblood of a good romance novel. There are the new trends and old favorites, but we all have our favorite tropes: go-tos when we want to be almost certain we’ll love the book. Sometimes they’re our triggers and push all of our buttons, sometimes we auto-read based on a few descriptive phrases, but we know them and we love them. Every Tuesday, this is the place to talk tropes…Summer is raging here in Texas, and sometimes we just want to get away, beach or mountains, somewhere exotic or new. There’s a trope I’ve found this year that I really hope takes off, the cheapest way to take a vacation this summer if you’re looking to go somewhere: travel… Continue


"In HER SHIRTLESS GENTLEMAN, Rob is a 36-year-old bachelor wooing Eleanora, a 31-year-old recent divorcee. She’s interested but skittish, and he’s eager but reining himself in so as not to spook her. The strategy is working out great for him — except that when Eleanora shows flashes of the bold woman beneath her self-conscious shell, she makes keeping his hands off her harder than ever."

Review: THE FORGOTTEN by Heather Graham

"Zombies, ghosts, dolphins, and FBI agents, THE FORGOTTEN is not your usual mix. You might wonder how well all of that meshes; does it work or is it a steaming pile of mush? It works, it definitely works."

B&N Bookseller Picks: August

Barnes & Noble buyer Jules Herbert is a driving force behind the excellent selection in Barnes & Noble’s romance section. Here’s his list of recommendations for the month of August.