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Books to Buy: New Releases November 17

It’s a week to forget TV, forget your significant others, and forget the kids. We have the eagerly anticipated latest from Sylvia Day and Lisa Renee Jones, a holiday Play by Play novella from Jaci Burton, a new Weird Girls novel by Cecy Robson, and more.
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Today’s the “Day”

It’s release day for Sylvia Day’s latest, the second novella in her Afterburn duo. “When it came to playing games, my lover Jax was a master strategist. He pulled strings behind the closed doors of D.C.’s most powerful political players, and somehow still found time to nearly sideline my career. What he didn’t know was that when I didn’t like the rules, I threw them out and made my own. I wasn’t going to let Jax get away with it. I wasn’t going to let him get away at all. I loved Jax enough that it was impossible to give up. Jax loved me enough that giving up was the only end he’d consider. He didn’t think I could swim with the sharks. It was entirely my pleasure to show him that I’d already dived… Continue
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14 Days of Giveaways: Day 14

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is the last day of our 14 Days of Giveaways! To celebrate, we’re giving way 10 PRIZE PACKS OF SIGNED BOOKS! Each of our 10 prize packs includes signed copies of: Bared to You by Sylvia Day, Release Me by J. Kenner, How to Tame Your Duke by Juliana Gray, The Last Victim by Karen Robards, Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard, True Love by Jude Deveraux, Down To You by M. Leighton, and The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber! ENTER TO WIN today’s prize pack! Make sure to sign up by 11:59pm ET tonight to be eligible to win! Winners will be notified tomorrow via email and announced on Romance at Random, Facebook, and Twitter.… Continue

Whips, ropes, and a power exchange—oh my! by Stacey Kennedy + Giveaway!

Those sexy treats are what make a BDSM story hot, right? Maybe not… I have to admit that writing in the BDSM genre isn’t about the hot and steamy love scenes for me. Okay, it’s an added plus and writing those scenes always leaves me pink cheeked. Though for me, what makes a BDSM book so hot is the emotional connection between the dominant and the submissive.… Continue

I’VE FALLEN FOR DAMIEN STARK. WILL YOU?

The world is hot for romance & we can all thank EL James for the explosion. Julie Kenner is a successful author in many romance sub-genres & now she embarks on a new venture with erotic romance, RELEASE ME is on sale in December — will you fall for Damien Stark too? Nikki Fairchild, the heroine in my upcoming novel, RELEASE ME, falls hard for the darkly sexy, enigmatic Damien Stark. Honestly, I can’t blame her. I’ve fallen, too. There are so many things that make a hero appealing. In my case, I fell for Damien the moment he popped into my head. A former tennis star turned entrepreneur, Damien is a man who is accomplished, talented, brilliant–and completely enamored of the heroine. His past is full of dark secrets, but he holds them… Continue

Well, you’ve read it, or a million + have, so let’s talk about it —- Fifty Shades of Grey

Don’t deny it — at least one million of us have read EL James first book of the Grey trilogy as Amazon just announced this week that Kindle books have sold 1 million copies — so, what did you think? Was Anastasia the heroine you imagined? Did she compliment our hero, Christian? Did you see any similarities between these characters and TWILIGHT’S H/H? Did you recognize a correlation between Stephanie Meyer’s story and EL James as ***fan fic?… Continue