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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.
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THE LAST TRUE VAMPIRE By Kate Baxter

"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."
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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.
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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.
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ON MY KNEES (Stark International #2) by J. Kenner

Book two of the Stark International trilogy picks up right where the first book left off; Jackson and Sylvia are up to their eyeballs in secrets! She has secrets, he has secrets, they have secrets – so many secrets. We all know what happens when you keep secrets -- they bite you in the rear eventually...
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On The Shelf: Unrequited Love

Welcome to On The Shelf. Who doesn’t love a good list? Each Wednesday I will give you a list of books to add to your shelf based on a theme. This week: unrequited love.
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On The Shelf: Dirty Talkers

Welcome to On The Shelf. Who doesn’t love a good list? Each Wednesday I will give you a list of books to add to your shelf based on a theme; For our inaugural list I’m going in full force with Dirty Talkers. You know them and you love them, these are the heroes that make you swoon with a few simple, yet direct words. ** warning: adult content
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Most Anticipated Books: Summer ’15

Happy June! Now we can officially start looking forward to summer. And with summer, a great batch of new books. What are our bloggers most looking forward to? Read on!
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SEARCHING FOR BEAUTIFUL By Jennifer Probst

"I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Probst during the 2015 RT Book Lovers Convention in Dallas. She mentions SEARCHING FOR BEAUTIFUL in the interview so of course I read it as soon as I got home! This was my first Jennifer Probst book and it certainly will not be my last."
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SCANDAL: Season 4 Finale

Somehow, in the midst of RT madness, our Scandal had the time to watch this season finale. Can you say rock star blogger? Enjoy...
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WITCHES BE BURNED by Stacey Kennedy

"The danger feels real and the twists will catch you off guard. WITCHES BE BURNED has gory battle scenes and extremely sexy sex scenes."
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For the Love of Moms: Mother’s Day Reads

In honor of romance-loving moms everywhere, we’ve put together a list of great reads for Mother’s Day, with picks from our very own Scandal, Tiffany Tyer, and editor Sue Grimshaw. Happy Mother’s Day and happy reading!
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SCANDAL: Season 4, Episode 21

"Usually I love a show that kicks off with an “Adult Content” warning -- but maybe not so much with this one. Jake is busy recovering at warp speed under Liv’s watchful eye. Quinn and Huck are next door doing all sorts of nasty torture “adult content” things to Russell. They want to understand what Foxtail is and Quinn has the power tools and isn’t afraid to use them. Brutal, just brutal; but then again, when you work for Papa Pope, crap like this is in the job description. We know Russell was trained better than that – he doesn’t need a kneecap or his fingernails – they won't get the Foxtail scoop out of him."
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SCANDAL: Season 4, Episode 20

Well, if we’ve all recovered from the Grey’s Anatomy McDreamy loss felt ‘round the world, let’s get on with our SCANDAL recap and see what sort of mischief Shonda Rhimes gives us in DC.
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SCANDAL: Season 4, Episode 19

Last night's SCANDAL ends with a "Whaaaaaat?!??!" moment. Our recap gives you all the details...SPOILER ALERT!!
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THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 12

Last night's episode kept our Scandal at the edge of her seat. She finally caught her breath and has a recap. Next week is the season finale!
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A HIGHLANDER’S PASSION by Vonnie Davis

"Oh boy, what a story. A HIGHLANDER’s PASSION is difficult to read at times but the pay off is worth it. I am normally not a heroine cheerleader; I wear more of the hero apologist hat in my reading circles. I will fully admit to being harder on heroines because I expect more out of us lady folks. Kenzie Denune needs all of the cheerleading and love she can get. That poor woman has dealt with more than her share of crap. If our bear-shifter hero Bryce Matheson wasn’t so good at the grovel, I’d say he doesn’t deserve her love. Luckily, his groveling is on point."
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THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 11

Paige kicks off this week’s episode with some hard questions for her parents. Throughout the course of the episode we have several more encounters between Paige and her parents, each one more uncomfortable than the next...
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A DESPERATE FORTUNE By Susanna Kearsley

"Susanna Kearsley is one of my all-time favorite authors. Her books will whisk you away to another time, rich with detail and history. If asked to recommend a time travel book or a historical fiction steeped in Jacobite facts, Kearsley’s books are my go-to."
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SAY MY NAME (Stark International Trilogy #1) by J. Kenner

Fans of J. Kenner’s Stark Trilogy will fall in love with Jackson Steele and the first book in the Stark spin off, Say My Name. Jackson is a world-renowned architect who is as devastatingly handsome as he is broody and controlling. Damien Stark’s assistant, Sylvia Brooks, met Jackson five years ago. Their affair was brief and scorching hot. In the end, Sylvia made Jackson walk away. Her demons wouldn’t allow that kind of love, lust and openness...
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SCANDAL, Season 4, Episode18

"Shonda Rhimes takes no prisoners. “Honor Thy Father” is a white knuckle ride that ends in an OMG moment that will leave your mouth agape..."
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WHAT A LADY REQUIRES By Ashlyn Macnamara

What A Lady Requires is the final book of The Eton Boys Trilogy. Our hero, Rowan Battencliffe has not been much of a hero at all in the previous books – in fact, Macnamara set herself up to climb a very steep hill to redeem this fella. Having said that, it is safe to say none of the men in The Eton Boys Trilogy were born with a hero’s hat upon his head. Getting them to that point is more than a struggle for our lovely heroines...
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THE CLOSER YOU COME By Gena Showalter

"This is my first non-paranormal by Gena Showalter and now I can not wait to get my hands on the rest of this series. As the series name implies, these three brothers by choice, not by blood, are indeed the Original Heartbreakers. For a woman who loves to read about the terribly broken man who needs fixin’ THE CLOSER YOU COME is like manna from the heavens..."