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Chefs, Cowboys, Sex Club sinners…Romance This Week

March 15, 2013

This week we’re offering up a healthy dose of romance in the form of hot-blooded cowboys, sensual chefs, and sex club sinners. Not necessarily in that order!


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First up, Jennifer Probst‘s ALL THE WAY packs a one-two punch in the form of one fired-up, sexy, Italian chef and an unrealized love that got away:

What is it about chefs…

Food critic Miranda Storme gave up on ever seeing Gavin Luciano again. Nor did she actually want to, not after their steamy, intense affair ended before it could begin three years ago–when he bolted.

Now he’s back and Miranda has the pleasure of offering the restaurateur a little well deserved payback…in the form of a scathing review of his restaurant. After all, what is it they say about revenge?

Revenge is a dish best served…the first chance you get!

Gavin has three months to turn his family’s struggling Italian restaurant around and make it a success. A bad review is his worst nightmare come true. But, Gavin knows this isn’t just about a failed meal, and knows what he must do. Realizing his mistakes, Gavin is determined to spend the next eight weeks proving himself to Miranda and winning her over in the kitchen and the bedroom!

With a combination like this, what’s not to love in Jennifer Probst‘s latest contemporary romance ALL THE WAY (Entangled, eBook only)? If you loved Probst’s Marriage to the Billionaire series this should be a tasty read. Much like THE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL (Marriage to the Billionaire #1) early buzz has this smexy romance headed for the best seller lists in no time and it looks to be a satisfying beach read this Spring Break and long into the summer months ahead.


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Another author poised to have a banner month is Vivian Arend, who has not one but two books hitting the shelves: First, the super hot, fast paced adventure HIGH RISK which starts off her newest erotic romance/romantic suspense series Adrenaline (Berkley) along with a much loved sexy eBook favorite new to paperback, ROCKY MOUNTAIN DESIRE (Six Pack Ranch #3, Samhain). DESIRE, book #3 in the popular cowboy family, crowd-pleasing series Six Pack Ranch focuses on Coleman brother Matt who’s finding life to be anything other than what he expected and a broken heart a whole lot harder to mend than he’d like.


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Matt Coleman always thought by this point in his life he’d be long settled down with a wife and kids, not burying himself in his work and guarding his heart after it was drop kicked and stomped into the dirt by his cheating Ex. But nursing a healing heart doesn’t mean he’s a stranger to physical pleasure, no ma’am. Since his ex high-tailed it to the big city he’s been more than happy to indulge in his share of a little give-an-take with the ladies; heck, he’s done so with gusto, but beyond that? Nothing more.

Working long hours to hold on to her new quilt shop after her business partner/sister split leaving her in the lurch, Hope Meridian is no stranger to hard work and the singular pursuit of a goal. Unless it comes to the bedroom. Sex? Please. Who’s got time for that? Not her that’s for sure. Especially since the man of her recent dirty fantasies is none other than Matt Coleman. And after what her big sister did? There isn’t a snowball’s chance in Hades she’ll be knocking boots with her favorite Coleman cowboy anytime soon.

When a casual interest flares into something more than friends neither Matt or Hope can deny that while friends would be far easier, their tenuous bond is drawing them closer together leading to a near combustible level of desire they can no longer control. But when these friends to lovers give in to their attraction and it begins to seem like a relationship may have the chance to blossom, small town rivals, family meddling and a force of nature blows into town threatening to destroy their hearts’ desire once again.

Can’t get enough of those Coleman brothers? ROCKY MOUNTAIN REBEL (Six Pack Ranch #5 Joel’s story) is due soon in May 2013, while ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANGEL (Six Pack Ranch #4 avail. now in eBook) hits shelves in paperback Oct. 2013. Best of all? Arend is reportedly hard at work on #6, Travis’ story for release sometime in 2013-4.

Finally, from chefs to cowboys to secret sex club owners and a road to recovery in the most unlikely of places…


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In BONDS OF NEED by Lynda Aicher (Carina Press, eBook only), healing begins in a place where inhibitions are lost:

When Kendra Morgan attends a party at an exclusive sex club, it’s the least likely place for her to be…and having just left her abusive ex-boyfriend that’s a good thing. But she’s not just driven by mere curiosity; she’s hoping to prove that she’s truly put the past behind her. She goes to the BDSM club at the prodding of a friend expecting ghosts of the past, but instead, Kendra finds herself face to face with the one man who can see that she has secrets, but more importantly that she has needs…needs that she’s denied for far too long. Despite her lingering fears, she can’t resist the temptation to play…

Deklan Winters has had his eye on his attractive neighbor for months, but only senses Kendra is no stranger to the BDSM scene when she walks into his club. And he can tell that’s not her only secret. What surprises him is his own overwhelming desire to give her what she craves—and to show her a side to the Dom/sub relationship she’s never known.

With Deklan’s guidance, Kendra begins to learn to trust in him as a genuinely caring Dom as well as make peace and accept her forbidden, unfulfilled needs; she even begins to recognize the fine line between pleasure and pain. But when Kendra’s past tries to reclaim her as she feared, it will take all her courage—and all of Deklan’s love—to defy her past in hopes of finally being free.

BONDS OF NEED (Wicked Play #2, Carina Press eBook only) is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences. For more tales from The Den check out book #1 BONDS OF TRUST.

Tina Peacock is a freelance writer, romance novelist, and long time educator. You can follow her adventures in authorhood on Twitter @book_crack and Facebook.

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