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Excerpt from HEART OF THE TEXAS DOCTOR by Eve Gaddy
Excerpt / April 8, 2019

HEART OF THE TEXAS DOCTOR by Eve Gaddy Heart of Texas #1 Opposites attract… Graham McBride is a cardiothoracic surgeon and the eldest of the McBride siblings. Dedicated, hardworking, traditional, and oh, yeah, hot. But Graham married young and divorced, and is now convinced no woman will tolerate his dedication to his career. When he meets Bella Benson at a party he’s immediately attracted to her, probably because she’s totally different from any woman he’s ever dated. …but can they stay together? Bella owns one of the local hair salons. She’s young, hardworking, successful and unconventional. And to Graham there’s no denying that, from the tips of her rainbow- colored hair to the soles of her fancy turquoise cowboy boots, Bella Benson is smokin’. Bella is no more interested in getting serious than Graham. After all, other than a sizzling physical attraction, they don’t have a lot in common. But oh, that sizzle! Irresistible right? So they jump into the fire, both confident they can keep their emotions in check. Love and passion rarely stick with a plan, and while Graham has expertise in repairing hearts, he is disastrously clueless figuring out his own. Can he prove to Bella that…

Excerpt from THE WAY YOU LOVE ME by Miranda Liasson
Excerpt / January 28, 2019

THE WAY YOU LOVE ME by Miranda Liasson Angel Falls #2 Welcome to Angel Falls, a charming small town where hope, friendship, and family lead an unlikely couple to their happily ever after. Gabby Langdon has always tried to make people happy. She even went to law school to please her father, and now she’s a highly successful-albeit bored-attorney. But Gabby secretly dreams of being a writer, so for once she does something for herself-she signs up for a writing class taught by best-selling novelist Caden Marshall. There’s only one problem: her brooding, sexy professor is a distraction she can’t afford if she’s finally going to get the life she truly wants. Recently divorced and suffering from the world’s worst case of writer’s block, Caden is in Angel Falls to get his life back on track. He’s focused on teaching and providing a stable and loving home for his young daughter, Ava. The last thing he needs is to jeopardize his new job, which means keeping plenty of distance between himself and his talented new student-no matter how tempted he is by Gabby’s beauty, kind heart, or the sparks that fly whenever they’re together. Romance Contemporary [Forever, On Sale: January 29, 2019, Mass…

Exclusive Excerpt | What I’ve Done by Melinda Leigh
Excerpt / September 17, 2018

Buy WHAT I’VE DONE: Amazon.com | Kindle | BN.com | Powell’s Books | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Ripped Bodice | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR Plastic chairs and vending machines formed a small waiting area at the end of the hall in the emergency department. Lance leaned on a snack machine, assessing the pallor in Morgan’s face and the slight trembling of her fingers, which she was working hard to hide. “You should be resting.” “I know.” She sniffed, and her voice dropped to a whisper. “There’s nothing I’d like more than to go home and focus all my attention on an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s. But if I let go now, I’m not sure I could pull myself together again.” Her gaze broke away and traveled the hallway to where a deputy stood guard outside the room where Haley was being examined. The deputy had balked at being told to wait outside. The previous sheriff had been very old-school. There were no female deputies. The situation was unusual. Normally, the person being examined was the victim, not the accused. But seriously, where was Haley going to go? She was sick, and…

DESPERATE GIRLS by Laura Griffin
Author Guest , Excerpt / August 16, 2018

Desperate Girls is here! I’m so thrilled by the book reviews coming in, including a starred review in Publishers Weekly. “Intensely suspenseful…. Griffin pulls out all the stops in a phenomenal twist ending that will leave readers stunned.” — Publishers Weekly, STARRED review “DESPERATE GIRLS by Laura Griffin is a keeper; I know because I carried it everywhere with me until I’d finished it. It has chills, thrills, action, and romance.”  — New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard Desperate Girls is the first book in my new Wolfe Security series. It is a spinoff off my Tracers series, so longtime readers will see some familiar faces. I had so much fun writing Brynn & Erik’s story, and I hope you’ll enjoy it! To celebrate Desperate Girls, I’m giving away a $50 Amazon gift card, so please drop by my contest page to enter: http://lauragriffin.com/contest/ Happy reading! Laura   Buy DESPERATE GIRLS: Amazon.com | Kindle | BN.com | iTunes/iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Powell’s Books | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Ripped Bodice | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR From DESPERATE GIRLS Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals,…

Exclusive Excerpt: Half Empty by Catherine Bybee
Excerpt / August 1, 2018

“You’re chasing me,” Trina said as she answered the phone. The thing rang at nearly the same time it had the night before. Wade’s name popped up and made her smile. She’d thought about calling him twice during the day, and then life distracted her to another closet, and in this case, another safe for the locksmith to crack open. “Guilty.” His voice was pure southern charm. “Why?” He paused. “That’s a complicated answer.” “Try.” She sat looking out the second story window at the rain falling in steady sheets. “Do you want the short answer or the long one?” She wasn’t looking for a compliment, and a long answer would seem as if she were. “The short one.” “Okay, then. You’re not chasing me.” Not the answer she had expected. “Oh.” “I have more reasons.” “No, no … I asked for the short version. I bet a lot of women chase you.” As in hundreds. “They do.” That might have sounded cocky, but Wade said it with an exhausted sigh. “That must make it hard on your girlfriends.” He chuckled. “Funny you should say that.” “Why is that amusing?” “What are you doing this weekend?” Trina stopped watching the…

Sariah Wilson | #MOONSTRUCK
Author Guest , Excerpt / July 17, 2018

My newest release, #MOONSTRUCK, which goes on sale July 17, is the second in my #Lovestruck series for Montlake about “hometown” girls who fall in love with celebrities, with the help of social media. In #MOONSTRUCK, Maisy Harrison is a hairdresser and lead singer in the fledging rock band Yesterday. She and her three brothers play in a local bar once a week—and dream of making the big time. It’s actually her friend Angie’s obsession with international pop singer Ryan de Luna, though, that puts Maisy and Ryan together when he comes to town to perform in concert. And the obvious question I get asked a lot is, am I—or was I—ever a fangirl of celebrities? The answer is, YES! And I kind of still am. I make a daily stop at eonline.com to catch up on entertainment news. I’m glad that I had no Internet or social media growing up, because I can see how that might have gotten me in trouble. I might have cyberstalked some celebrities back then! I’ve never had a backstage pass to a concert, as Angie and Maisy do in #MOONSTRUCK. When I was a teenager, going to concerts wasn’t something my parents could…

Ready for a enemies-to-lovers, second-chance love story?
Author Guest , Excerpt / June 5, 2018

Note from author: I’m so excited to bring you my new enemies-to-lovers, second-chance romance Then There Was You, the first book in my new Angel Falls series. I hope you enjoy Sara and Colton as much as I enjoyed writing them! –Miranda “Liasson (The Baby Project) ably tugs at the heartstrings with this poignant contemporary about a jilted doctor and the police chief who’d like to make it all better.”  –Publishers Weekly Short excerpt:   “I didn’t get you a pie. I made you a pie.”  Her eyes were dancing in the low light, and he could see the golden highlights in her hair. Forget the damn pie. He wanted to taste her. Whoa there, Colton. Friends, friends, friends, he repeated to himself. What had happened to all that animosity between them? The desire to tease her, to make her blush? To keep her at a distance, which was what all that bickering had done. Now he found he did want to make her blush. But for a completely different reason. “Did you celebrate today?” she asked. “Carmen made cupcakes. I’ll have dinner with Cookie and Hannah this weekend.” She patted the swing beside her and he took her up…

Dale Mayer | Corey: SEALs of Honor Excerpt
Excerpt / April 24, 2018

COREY by Dale Mayer SEALs of Honor #16 A voice from the past cries out for help and Corey finds himself reunited with the only woman who’d ever rocked his world straight off the axis. But twelve years is a long time apart. Both of them have moved on, but, tragically, Angela is no longer the lighthearted woman he once knew and loved. Caught in a nasty divorce and custody battle, Angela will do anything to keep her son with her. After seven years of a rocky marriage, she’s only just beginning to figure out what kind of a man her husband truly is. Angela makes it clear to Corey she doesn’t want or need his help. She’s got her own insurance to secure her case. But Corey is determined to shield his old flame anyway because she doesn’t seem to realize her “insurance” is more than likely to get her dead sooner rather than later. Given that Corey’s up against a man with no intention of letting his son go, it’s a race to see who ends up in a casket first. Romance Military [Valley Publishing, On Sale: April 10, 2018, e-Book, ISBN: 9781773360690 / eISBN: 9781773360683] Buy COREY:…

An excerpt from Dark Romance: TAMARA, TAKEN
Excerpt / April 21, 2018

This is a dark romance, which contains scenes which some might find disturbing. It is part one of a two-part duet. TRIALS OF TAMARA will be published May 7. Prologue I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched ~ Edgar Allan Poe Joshua Ever since mankind first learned to bang rocks together and spark fire, people have been driven to define themselves, to build neat little boxes and climb inside. They divide themselves up by religion, race, nationality. And even that’s not enough. They make the boxes smaller and smaller. They come up with all kinds of bullshit ways to categorize themselves. Introverts, extroverts. Leaders, followers. Morning people, night owls. It’s part of the human condition—the desperate desire to figure out where you belong. To know the truth of who you are, what you are. Me? I’d kill anyone who tried to put me in a box. And I learned the only two important distinctions very early on. Predators, or prey. Eat, or be eaten. What difference does it make if you’re an introverted morning person…if you’re gurgling your last breaths through the wide-open smile that I’ve carved in your throat? Are you strong enough…

Ready to Chase Romance with Samantha Chase?
Excerpt / April 4, 2018

Excerpt From “In The Eye Of The Storm” – Part Of The IN THE EYE OF THE STORM / CATERING TO THE CEO Duo Conemtporary Romance From Samantha Chase The sights and sounds of the storm calmed him. The rumble of thunder started up again, and he saw lightning off in the distance. If his mind wasn’t racing so much, now would be the perfect time to crawl into bed and sleep. There was something about a storm that always lulled him, but there was no way he could sleep right now. He had to settle this situation in his mind. He ran a hand through his hair and muttered a curse. How was he supposed to know what to do? Either way he was going to lose Holly in some capacity. The businessman in him knew that she was what kept him and his company going. The man in him, the one who’d been in a state of arousal all damn day, wanted what he wanted and to hell with the consequences. It shouldn’t be this hard to have it all. If only Holly were the kind of woman who would have a casual affair. Feeling more confused than…