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The Varlet and the Voyeur, an all-new standalone in the USA Today bestselling Rugby Series from Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway is coming June 14th!

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He kept his salacious secret for years. But soon, everyone is going to be reading about it in their morning paper…

THE VARLET (and the VOYEUR)

William Moore is a long way from home. A farm boy from Oklahoma, he’s now the most well-respected member of the Irish rugby team. But appearances are often deceptive, and Will isn’t the clean-cut, all-American good-guy everyone imagines him to be. He’s got a secret, one that will tarnish his reputation forever.

THE VOYEUR (and the VARLET)

Joesy Kavanagh is a self-proclaimed mess, but she’s finally get her shi…uh, act together. She’s set her sights on becoming a veterinarian, but there’s one teeny tiny road bump. Her living arrangements are coming to an abrupt end, leaving Joesy homeless and in need of a job to pay her way through college.

THE PLAN

What he needs is a companion to keep him on the right path.

What she needs is an apartment with free rent.

Will is convinced Joesy will make the perfect companion, since she’s brutally honest and basically ‘just one of the guys.’ Joesy is convinced she can ensure Will doesn’t succumb to his voyeuristic proclivities by keeping a scrupulous eye on him.

Except, what happens when the varlet is tempted by the voyeur, and vice-versa?!

Perchance something very, very volatile. And vexing.

The Varlet and the Voyeur is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the 4th(and last) book in the USA TODAY bestselling Rugby Series.

Pre-order your copy today!

There will be no pre-order on Amazon. ‘The Varlet and the Voyeur‘ releases June 11th on iBooks, Nook, and Kobo, then it goes away from those retailers forever! It then releases into Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Kindle on June 14th where it will stay.

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Start the Series of standalones with The Hooker and the Hermit!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2wp3GoC

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Nook: https://bit.ly/2H07Jsa

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2FLZFLc

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2b0y20r

Meet Penny Reid:

Penny Reid is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Connect with Penny:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PennyReidWriter/

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lakzsD

Twitter: @ReidRomance

Newsletter: http://pennyreid.ninja/newsletter/

www.pennyreid.ninja

Meet L.H. Cosway:

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

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Connect with L.H. Cosway:

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Twitter: @LHCosway

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Website: www.lhcoswayauthor.com

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McGavin Brothers-Kendra’s Book!

The McGavin Brothers Series by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Contemporary Romance/Western

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I liked it & I reviewed it–simple as that.

 

A Cowboy’s Charm (Book 9)

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Overall Rating: 4 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Quinn Sawyer and Kendra McGavin are experienced enough to know the difference between friends and lovers. The attraction they feel is mutual, but with Quinn’s home being an 8 hour drive from Eagles Nest, there’s isn’t much hope for a romantic relationship. Despite the obstacles in front of them, Kendra and Quinn know how special it is to find someone special.

I love that this book focuses on a more mature romance. Kendra is actually quite young for having 5 adult sons, so it feels like a mature romance only because she has adult kids wandering around her farm. I won’t give away any spoilers, but Kendra struggles a little with her identity, as Quinn poses a change to her routine and sense of self. I love this aspect of the book. It gives it depth and some conflict that isn’t driven by external drama.

This is a relatively short book, so the pacing is quick, but my one wish is the author had spent more time filling in some of the scenes. Don’t get me wrong, the character development is strong, especially because we’ve gotten to know Kendra and Quinn in previous books, but I wish we got to see more of them. One scene that comes to mind is when Quinn drives through the night-I would have loved to have seen more of that.

In any case, this is a great book. I am happy that Vicki Lewis Thompson tackled it, especially since we get to see Kendra, especially, over the course of the series.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $0.99)

This is a well-written book and at just under a dollar, is a great buy!

Something else you might enjoy:

You should read the previous books in the series. It will make this book more enjoyable.

Limits by Susie Tate

Limits by Susie Tate

Contemporary Romance

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Overall Rating: 4 (sXe)

 

Quick & Dirty summary: Millie is comfortable with her work nickname, Nuclear Winter. It helps to keep people away, so they don’t see how anxious she is surrounded by all of these people. Millie knows her limits, but she also knows her talents and she works hard to use them to help. Sure she wishes she could be as outgoing and funny as Pavlos Martakis, but she’s content to do her small part in the hospital. But what is she suppose to do when Pavlos pushes her past her limits?

I love heroines who have anxiety issues, primarily because they require a hero who can look beyond the exterior. Millie is a beautiful character and I fell in love with her kind heart and big brain. Pavlos is a great match for her, and seeing how their relationship works is fascinating. It does a great job of examining serious issues. This is a great story because of the backstory and secondary characters.

If you read Beg, Borrow, or Steal, then you’ll love Millie’s story. If you haven’t read Beg, Borrow or Steal you should read it.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $2.99)

Yes! It’s on Kindle Unlimited, but it’s worth the three bucks, hands down.

Something else you might enjoy:

Try Beard in Mind by Penny Reid. Shelly Sullivan is a flawed heroine, but you will definitely fall in love with her. You can read my review of the novel here.

Entrace (Thornhill Trilogy Book 1)

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Clarissa Moone is a young, classy, impoverished art history graduate. Her life transforms when she lands a job working for the enigmatic billionaire, Aidan Thornhill. As the contract stipulates that she reside at his lavish Malibu estate, Clarissa suddenly finds herself surrounded by jaw-dropping art and opulence. A significant step up from the run-down apartment she shares with her best friend.

Aidan Thornhill is a self-made billionaire whose earlier start in life was riddled with poverty and a dysfunctional upbringing. Running away from scandal, he joins the army and works his way up to the Special Forces. Accompanied by haunting memories, Thornhill re-enters civilian life with a million dollars gifted to him by a dying buddy. He travels to Europe where he develops a passion for art. And after many astute investments, he becomes one of LA’s wealthiest bachelors.   

Voluptuous, intelligent and sensitive, Clarissa Moone’s beauty makes Aidan gasp for air. But with a reputation that is as much invented as true, he has to convince Clarissa that he is not a heart-breaker. Aidan Thornhill’s movie-star looks, love of art and passionate support for the downtrodden, soon wins Clarissa’s heart, soul, and innocence.

After living a life devoted to intellectual pursuits and art, being new to love, she succumbs to her smoldering hot boss, who stops at nothing to pleasure her, sending Clarissa off into toe-curling ecstasy.

Behind the scenes, however, the claws are out. Determined to stir trouble, three characters, one of whom, a spoilt heiress, do everything to reap revenge.

With mutual burning passion impossible to extinguish, the couple’s chemistry is so potent that their souls implode when Thornhill’s mysterious past threatens to drive a wedge between them. The former soldier goes into battle determined to have Clarissa even if it means losing everything.

Caught Up in a Cowboy Excerpt

Title: Caught Up in a Cowboy

Author: Jennie Marts

Series: Cowboys of Creedence, #1

Pub Date: May 1, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Western

This cowboy plays to win

Rockford James was raised as a tried-and-true cowboy in a town crazy about ice hockey. Rock is as hot on the ice as he is on a horse, and the NHL snapped him up. Now, injuries have permanently benched him. Body and pride wounded, he returns to his hometown ranch to find that a lot has changed. The one thing that hasn’t? His feelings for high school sweetheart and girl-next-door Quinn Rivers.

Quinn had no choice but to get over Rock after he left. Teenaged and heart broken, she had a rebound one night stand that ended in single motherhood. Now that Rock’s back—and clamoring for a second chance—Quinn will do anything to avoid getting caught up in this oh-so-tempting cowboy…

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Jennie Martsis theUSA Today bestselling author of award-winning books filled with love, laughter,and always a happily ever after. She is living her own happily ever after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two dogs, and a parakeet that loves to tweet to the oldies. She’s addicted to Diet Coke,adores Cheetos, and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes, or friends. Find her online at jenniemarts.com.

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EXCERPT

Bits of gravel flew behind the tires of the convertible, and Rockford James swore as he turned onto the dirt road leading to the Triple J Ranch. Normally he enjoyed coming home for a visit, especially in the late spring when everything was turning green and the wildflowers were in bloom, but not this spring—not when he was coming home with both his pride and his body badly injured.

His spirits lifted and the corners of his mouth tugged up in a grin as he drew even with what appeared to be a pirate riding a child’s bicycle along the shoulder of the road. A gorgeous female pirate—one with long blond hair and great legs.

Legs he recognized.

Legs that belonged to the only woman who had ever stolen his heart.

Nine years ago, Quinn Rivers had given him her heart as well. Too bad he’d broken it. Not exactly broken—more like smashed, crushed, and shattered it into a million tiny pieces. According to her anyway.

He slowed the car, calling out as he drew alongside her. Her outfit consisted of a flimsy little top that bared her shoulders under a snug corset vest and a short, frilly striped skirt. She wore some kind of sheer white knee socks, and one of them had fallen and pooled loosely around her ankle.

“Ahoy there Matey—you lose your ship?”

Keeping her eyes focused on the road, she stuck out her hand and offered him a gesture unbecoming of a lady—pirate or otherwise. Then her feet stilled on the pedals as she must have registered his voice. “Ho-ly crap. You have got to be freaking kidding me.”

Bracing her feet on the ground, she turned her head, brown eyes flashing with anger. “And here I thought my day couldn’t get any worse. What the hell are you doing here, Rock?”

He stopped the car next to her, then draped his arm over the steering wheel, trying to appear cool. Even though his heart pounded against his chest from the fact that he was seeing her again. She had this way of getting under his skin—she was just so damn beautiful. Even wearing a pirate outfit.

“Hey now—is that any way to speak to an old friend?”

“I don’t know. I’ll let you know when I run into one.”

Ouch. He’d hoped she wasn’t still that bitter about their breakup. They’d been kids, barely out of high school. But they’d been together since they were fourteen, his conscience reminded him, and they’d made plans to spend their future together.

But that was before he got the full ride scholarship and the NHL started scouting him.

And he had tried.

Yeah, keep telling yourself that, buddy.

Okay, he probably hadn’t tried hard enough. But he’d been young and dumb, and swept up in the fever and glory of finally having his dreams of pursuing a professional hockey career coming true.

With that glory, came attention and fame and lots of travel with the team where cute puck bunnies were ready and willing to show their favorite players a good time.

He hadn’t cheated on Quinn, but he came home less often and didn’t make the time for texts and calls. He’d gone to college first while she finished her senior year, and by the time he did come home the next summer, he’d felt like he’d outgrown their relationship, and her, and had suggested they take a mini-break.

Which turned into an actual break, of both their relationship and Quinn’s heart.

But it had been almost nine years since he’d left—they’d been kids, and that kind of stuff happened all the time. Since then, he didn’t make it home a lot, and had only run into her a handful of times. In fact, he probably hadn’t seen her in over a year.

But he’d thought of her. Often. And repeatedly wondered if he’d made the right choice by picking the fame and celebrity of the career and letting go of her.

Sometimes, those summer days spent with Quinn seemed like yesterday, but really so much had happened—in both of their lives—that it felt like a lifetime ago.

Surely she’d softened a little toward him in all that time. “Let me offer you a lift.” The dirt road they were on led to both of their family’s neighboring ranches.

“No thanks. I’d rather pedal this bike until the moon comes up than take a ride from you.”

Yep. Still mad, all right.

Nothing he could do if she wanted to keep the grudge fest going. Except he was tired of the grudge. Tired of them being enemies. She’d been the best friend he’d ever had. And right now he felt like he could use a friend.

His pride had already been wounded, what was one more hit? At least he could say he tried.

Although he didn’t want it to seem like he was trying too hard. He did still have a little pride left, dammit.

LIVE: LIFT Auction is now Live!

BID | GIVE | LIFT Wear | GIVEAWAY | List of Auction Items

The LIFT Auction is open for bidding!

Monday, April 23 – Friday, April, 27

Bid Here: http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Bid

Click here to enter the $50 Gift Card GIVEAWAY celebrating LIFT!

It’s time! The LIFT 4 Autism auction is open for bidding until Friday, April 27, 5pm EST.

A few bidding tips

1. You must register to bid. This connects any bids you make to an email address and alerts you if someone submits a higher bid, or ultimately if you have the highest bid when the auction closes and you win.

Register, browse and bid here: http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Bid

2. US Only v. International. Before you bid on an item, please note if it is marked Domestic (US Only) or International. If you are outside the US, bid on and win an item marked US Only/domestic, the donor is not obligated to ship Internationally, and the bid will instead be awarded to the next highest eligible bid.

3. There are about 350 items up for bid. For quick reference, you can view this rough list of items, or you can browse, scrolling from page to page, or you can use the search window to find a particular item.

5. When bidding closes, the person with the highest bid at that time is the winner and will be automatically alerted at the email address they used to register.

5. Pay for your bid when you receive the notification that you were the winning bidder. Failure to pay for the bid forfeits the item to the next highest bidder.

Don’t wanna bid? Here’s 2 other ways to give & be involved!

→Make a financial donation to Kulture City through the LIFT Campaign. (No amount is too small!)

GIVE HERE: http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Give

→Buy LIFT Wear (T-shirts, totes, mugs, etc…) All proceeds to Kulture City.

http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Tee

Just a few auction highlights:

All proceeds from the auction, TeeSpring campaign, and online donations go directly to Kulture City, our national charitable partner and the incredible work they do for ASD families. Learn more about their programs at kulturecity.org.

Contact us at liftauction@gmail.com with questions.

Don’t miss a thing!

LIFT Mailing List | Facebook Group | Instagram | Twitter

 

2018 LIFT for Autism Auction

LIFT 4 Autism Online Auction: Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27

Enter the $50 Gift Card GIVEAWAY celebrating LIFT!

Every April it’s amazing to see the romance reading community rally around families living with Autism. A few years ago, authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan launched LIFT 4 Autism, the charitable initiative raising funds for ASD families during Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month.

With 1 in every 68 children diagnosed, Autism is now the fastest growing and most common disability in the US. Many of the therapies and services those living with Autism require are not covered by insurance. It can be an expensive and difficult diagnosis to navigate.This year’s charitable partner, Kulture City, does incredible things for ASD families. Discover more about their programs at kulturecity.org.

HOW WILL WE RAISE FUNDS?

1. Online Auction featuring many of your favorite romance authors!
Browse all the amazing items up for bid here:
bit.ly/LIFT2018Bid (Must register to bid)

The auction will be LIVE and open for bidding Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28.

Find the full Donor list here:
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If you would like to donate book-ish items for auction, sign up here: http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Auction

If you want to donate gift cards to the auction, please consider donating the amount of the gift card here instead. Thank you!

2. Make a financial donation to Kulture City through the LIFT Campaign.
DONATE: http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Give

3. Buy LIFT Wear (T-shirts, totes, mugs, etc…) All proceeds to Kulture City.
http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Tee

Contact us at liftauction@gmail.com with questions.

Don’t miss a thing!

*Subscribe to the LIFT mailing list at lift4autism.com

*Join the LIFT Facebook group:
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