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Fresh Pick | SWEET JUSTICE by Christy Reece
Fresh Pick / November 20, 2011

Last Chance Rescue #7 September 2011 On Sale: September 6, 2011 Featuring: Seth Cavanaugh; Honor Stone 352 pages ISBN: 0345524071 EAN: 9780345524072 Kindle: B004J4X2W6 Paperback $7.99  Add to Wish List Romance Suspense Buy at Stand alone or in the series, one of the best suspense novels of the year. Sweet Justice by Christy Reece Live for Honor. Die for Love Honor Stone is a young, idealistic FBI agent when her path collides with Seth Cavanaugh. For a girl who has never walked on the wild side, the dark and dangerous Seth is a temptation she can’t refuse. But then Seth walks out the door and out of her life. Five years later, Honor is an operative with the elite Last Chance Rescue organization and Seth is a desperate ex-cop searching for his missing niece—one of many young women who have mysteriously vanished from college campuses. Going undercover, Honor will attract the maniacal cult leader behind the kidnappings and find a way to work with Seth—while steering clear of the passion and need that’s just one touch away from explosion. Seth knows he had all the right reasons for the wrong he did five years ago. And from the moment…

Kate Walker | A Fresh Look At An Old Favourite
Author Guest / November 20, 2011

It was the name of your site that  gave me the inspiration for this blog.  I’ve been rather  overdone by blogging recently – my own blog, the I heart Presents blog – a wonderful – but demanding  – great big Blog Tour  that too in  XX blogs, all needing new and interesting posts. (Can you tell that I’ve had a new book out?) I’ve been talking to so many people all over the world  and it’s been stretching me to think up new and different things to say at each stop. This book I’ve written – THE RETURN OF THE STRANGER –  is a brand new story to me and yet in many ways it’s one of the oldest books in my experience of reading romantic fiction. It’s  a modern romance – and yet it’s a story that is timeless and has echoes for so many through the years. Confused? Well let me explain. THE RETURN OF THE STRANGER is part of a mini series of four books that reflect and rework the themes of some of the most memorable stories in romantic fiction of all time. It was part of the mini-series THE POWERFUL and THE PURE based on…

Fresh Pick | TOO MUCH STUFF by Don Bruns
Fresh Pick / November 19, 2011

Stuff #5 December 2011 On Sale: December 12, 2011 Featuring: Skip More; James Lessor 304 pages ISBN: 1608090175 EAN: 9781608090174 Hardcover $25.95  Add to Wish List Suspense, Mystery Private Eye Buy at Wild road to solve a mystery. Worth the trip! Too Much Stuff by Don Bruns A 1935 hurricane in the Florida Keys destroyed the East Coast Railway, killed 500 people and blew away the town of Islamorada. Lost in that storm was Mathew Kriegel, a finance director for the railroad, and one and a quarter million dollars in gold. Now newly minted private investigators Skip More and James Lessor, of More Or Less Investigations have been hired to find that lost treasure. Fighting off competitors, scuba diving, digging in a spooky cemetery and almost getting killed is only part of their job. Skip and James have stumbled onto the biggest most dangerous adventure of their lives. A wildly wacky and mysterious adventure in the Florida Keys. Previous Picks

Natalie J. Damschroder | It’s harder with critters
Author Guest / November 19, 2011

You know what the biggest challenge of a release-month blog tour is? Yep, you’re right—finding fresh topics. Between my own scheduling and my publicists, I’m at somewhere around 3 dozen blogs between November 1 and December 31. What’s a great strategy for surviving the challenge? Stealing other people’s stories. A couple of weeks ago, my mother-in-law was getting ready for work when her cat, Angel, wanted to play. She brought Mom the little felt toy mouse they play fetch with and cried at her until, exasperated, Mom picked it up by the tail and tossed it across the room, into the dining room. Angel just sat and stared at her. Fast forward to the end of the day. Mom comes home from work, and sees the mouse lying in the dining room still. But she looks closely, and it’s not the little felt toy mouse. It’s a real mouse. A real, dead mouse. Cue grossout. Poor Angel, she was so proud, and totally dissed. Their other, really fat, lazy cat, Charlie, went after another little mouse that evening. My nephew got it out from under the washing machine while my mother-in-law waited in the bedroom. I have three cats, but…

Emery Lee | An Interview with a Reformed Rogue
Author Guest / November 18, 2011

Philip Drake has the look of a man acutely aware of his surroundings. He emanates a sort of restless energy, not of the nervous variety, but of a man accustomed to taking charge of those around him.  He regards me first assessingly, and then flashes a raffish smile that makes my pulse speed up, but then Philip, even at his worst, has always had that effect on me. “So, Miss Lee,” he says, “To what do I owe the honor of this interview?” “It seems there are many misperceptions about you, my lord-” “Philip, please.” He meets me with his intense, dark gaze and then smiles warmly. “I am, after all, indebted to you for my very existence.” “Thank you.”  I return the smile and try to suppress my rising color. “I had hoped we could chat briefly.” He nods, relaxes in his chair, and crosses a booted ankle over his knee. “Philip, when readers were first introduced to you in THE HIGHEST STAKES as a brother-in-arms and boon companion to Robert Devington,  many were shocked  and dare I say even repulsed, by your selfish opportunism.” “Ouch.”Philip winces and then laughs a brief, harsh sound.  “I confess I had imagined…

Fresh Pick | A TOUCH OF CRIMSON by Sylvia Day
Fresh Pick / November 17, 2011

Renegade Angels # 1 October 2011 On Sale: October 4, 2011 Featuring: Shadoe; Adrian Mitchell 368 pages ISBN: 0451234995 EAN: 9780451234995 Paperback $7.99  Add to Wish List Paranormal Romance, Paranormal – Supernatural, Romance Paranormal Buy at A Touch Of Crimson by Sylvia Day FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! CAN TRUE LOVE SURVIVE A WAR BETWEEN ANGELS, VAMPIRES, AND LYCANS? Adrian Mitchell is a powerful angel leading an elite Special Ops unit of Seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen–angels who have become vampires–and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals–losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her–Shadoe–her soul once more inhabiting a new body, with no memory of him. And this time, he won’t let her go… Exciting new world that will have the pages turning! A touch can bring it all back or take it all away. Previous Picks

Jane Kindred | Confessions Of A Closet Monarchist
Author Guest / November 17, 2011

I didn’t expect to be writing novels about the unjust persecution of misunderstood monarchs. It sort of just…happened. I blame THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. I loved that story as a girl; I loved the 1934 movie with Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon on the late-night movies, and I loved the made-for-TV movie in the 80s with Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour, and I loved the 90s version with Richard E. Grant and Elizabeth McGovern that I recently stumbled upon on Netflix. (And just about died of swoonage at the line Grant delivers to McGovern at the end, when Sir Percy realizes he’s in love with his wife; as they’re going in for the romantic final kiss, she says something that ends with “…in a word, marriage,” and he replies in his fabulously perfect foppish drawl, “Marriage i’n’t a word, it’s a sentence.”) Okay, so maybe that says more about how I have a thing for somewhat effeminate men with foppish drawls, but that’s a story for another time. It was while watching THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL that I had this twinge of guilt: I was rooting for the French aristocracy. Shouldn’t I have been on the side of the poor and oppressed?…

Fresh Pick | FOLLOWING POLLY by Karen Bergreen
Fresh Pick / November 16, 2011

August 2011 On Sale: August 16, 2011 320 pages ISBN: 0312573588 EAN: 9780312573584 Paperback $14.99  Add to Wish List Women’s Fiction Contemporary Buy at A joy to read is our consensus Following Polly by Karen Bergreen Would you call Alice Teakle a stalker? Or just someone with an, um, healthy obsession with golden girl Polly Linley Dawson? No one much notices Alice: not her boss, not the neighbors, not even her mother. Besides, everyone follows Polly: her business selling high-end lingerie you can only imagine her wearing, her all-over-the-social- pages marriage to movie director Humphrey Dawson, her chic looks, her wardrobe. Alice just follows her a little more….closely. Yet one Manhattan autumn afternoon, when Alice loses her job and starts to follow Polly, she stumbles on the object of her attention sprawled dead on the floor of a boutique and is forced to become truly invisible. Because she’s accused of murder. But can another obsession help save Alice? Charlie is Alice’s longtime unattainable crush. He might be able to help her out of the mess she’s in…in return for a favor or two, that is. But how will Alice find out if Charlie is really the man she thinks…

Amanda Forester | The Tortured Hero vs. Torturing Your Hero
Author Guest / November 16, 2011

I do love the tortured hero in romance novels.  My first book, THE HIGHLANDER’S SWORD, had a great tortured hero.  He had been raised in war and held lots of deep secrets, guilt, and anguish.  As a result  he was distrusting, moody, and did a lot of glowering and such. In contrast, the hero of my latest release, THE HIGHLANDER’S HEART, is not particularly tortured.  Laird David Campbell  actually had a loving childhood and is surrounded by family who adore him.  His clan is prosperous, and although he does have to negotiate with the surrounding clans to avoid war, I wouldn’t say he has anything in particular to be tortured about. Despite this, poor David Campbell is still a tortured hero.  No, he’s not being tortured by his own internal demons, he is being tortured by me, the author.  He had his life all worked out, controlled, organized, and predictable, until I threw Lady Isabelle into his path.   Within fifteen minutes of meeting her, he is attacked by ruffians, gored by a wild pig, and his horse is stolen.  And it pretty much goes downhill from there. David also has a secret fear, one that he doesn’t want anyone to…

Fresh Pick | DEARLY, DEPARTED by Lia Habel
Fresh Pick / November 15, 2011

September 2011 On Sale: September 20, 2011 Featuring: Nora Dearly; Bram Griswold 528 pages ISBN: 0345523318 EAN: 9780345523310 Kindle: B004J4XA2I Hardcover $16.99  Add to Wish List Young Adult Paranormal, Young Adult Science Fiction, Fantasy Steampunk Buy at A great book with EVERY THING included! Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel A cyber-Victorian/steampunk romance – with zombies. Almost two hundred years in the future, Nora Dearly lives in a world of bustled gowns, fake manners, watery tea, and uppity lords and ladies. Thank God the zombies came to rescue her. Dragged into the night by the living dead, Nora soon finds herself fighting for the father she thought long gone, the friend she was forced to leave behind – and the love of a handsome, noble young army captain. Who just happens to be a walking corpse. A wonderful debut novel filled with imagination, thrills, and love that surpasses death. Previous Picks