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“Spare Hearts” by Dorothy F. Shaw and T.D. Hoffman (contemporary, Forever, August 2013, $0.99, 162pp)
Stuck in this dead-beat town for too long, Candy Jameson is itching for some action. And the magnetically sexy, Sterling Dey might just be her chance to get back in the game . . . at least for a night. Soon the sparks flying between Candy and Sterling ignite into a fiery encounter that scorches the lanes. But when Sterling wants more than just one night with Candy, she's not sure she's ready to bet her heart on a one-night stand.
Former professional bowling champion Sterling Dey wants to reclaim his title. This sleepy alley in a small Texas town with no distractions is the perfect place to practice-until Sterling lays his eyes-and more-on the joint's sultry night manager.
“Trust in Me” by Dee Tenorio (contemporary, Samhain, July 2013, $5.50, 187pp)
Series: Rancho Del Cielo, book 4
Locke Jackman is single, childless…and he has a bad case of empty nest syndrome. For years, as he fought tooth and nail to keep his brothers and sisters together after his parents died, his entire life was focused on his responsibilities.
“Escaping Reality” by Lisa Renee Jones (new adult, self-published, July 2013, $8.99, 208pp)
Series: Volume 1 of The Secret Life of Amy Benson series
Infinite possibilities.... Infinite passion..... Infinite danger.... His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn't trust him. I shouldn't tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need. At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loved to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she's finally dared to believe she is forgotten-even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets her guard down, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.
“The Wicked” by Thea Harrison (paranormal, Samhain, July 2013, $3.50, 115pp)
Series: A novella in the Elder Races series
For a librarian with a focus on rare magic books, Olivia’s new job is a dream come true. She has been hired as part of a team to help manage the safe transportation of the collection of books owned by the Vampyre sorceress Carling Severan. The fact that the library is located on a mysterious island in an Other land only heightens the adventure.
“Bonds of Desire” by Lynda Aicher (erotic, Carina, July 2013, $3.99, 229pp)
Series: Wicked Play, book three
Lawyer Allison English never planned to return to The Den--despite her naughty fantasies about being bound by owner Seth Matthews. But when club guest Tyler Wysong is injured in a scene, Seth turns to Allie for help. Aroused by both men, Allie should turn the case down. But she can't...
“The Gentleman’s Keeper” by Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon (historical, m/m, Samhain, July 2013, $5.50, 202pp)
Confronting the darkness of his past, he finds the light of his future.
After years gadding about Europe, Everett Gerard can no longer avoid his responsibilities. Word has come that a child bearing the unmistakable Gerard stamp has shown up at the family estate—and he realizes it’s time to face his demons.
As his carriage nears the gates of home, he fights the urge to flee the memory of the horrible crime he witnessed as a child. Yet the Abbey delivers surprises and delights he never expected.
“Dire Distraction” by Dee Davis (romantic suspense, Forever Yours, June 2013, $14.99, 240pp)
Series: A-Tac, book 7 (finale)
As the commander forA-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Avery Solomon is the best of the best. He'll stop at nothing to ensure the safety of his team, but when a mystery from the past resurfaces, he puts himself directly in the line of fire.
“Finding Master Right” by L.A. Witt (contemporary, m/m, Riptide, June 2013, $5.99, 135pp)
Chase has just arrived at a much anticipated leather convention, and he’s about to lose his mind. Not only is his ex attending, but Chase is also rooming with Derek, a submissive he’s been dying to top. Although Derek is in search of a Dom, he made it painfully clear when the two of them hooked up for a very hot—but very vanilla—night just before the convention that he wasn’t interested in submitting to Chase.
“Sweetened with a Kiss” by Lexxi Callahan (contemporary, self published, June 2013, $0.99, 208pp)
Jen Taylor has loved Stefan Sellers all her life. When he surprised her with an engagement ring, she thought all her dreams were coming true. But when she discovers Stefan has an agenda that she never even suspected, she breaks off the engagement and goes to pastry school in Paris. Now she's back in New Orleans, and she has no intention of marrying him for all the wrong reasons. She just has to convince him that marriage is a bad idea. If only she wasn't having so much trouble convincing herself.
“Forged in Steele” by Maya Banks (romantic suspense, Berkley, June 2013, $7.99, 384pp)
Steele, a KGI team leader, is an enigma not even his teammates understand. His emotions are tightly locked down and nothing can break that icy exterior. Nothing except Maren Scofield, a doctor on a mission, a woman who has gotten under Steele’s skin and threatens to crack that unflappable cool he’s legendary for.
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