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Next week, the New England Chapter of the Romance Writers of America holds their annual conference. On Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 3:30PM until 5:30PM, the NECRWA will hold its annual book fair where over 50 authors will be signing books. The book fair is open to the public and will be held at the Boston Marriott Burlington in Burlington MA.

 

Authors scheduled to sign include:
Julia Quinn, Zoe Archer, Caroline Linden, Sarah MacLean, Tiffany Reisz, Cara McKenna, and Marie Force

 

A full list of authors is available at http://necrwa.org/conference/Bookfair-2013.pdf.

 

For more information, visit the NECRWA site at http://www.necrwa.org/.

 

This fair is a wonderful opportunity for fans to meet their favorite authors and help fight illiteracy.

Thursday, 18 April 2013 08:18

Review: Lush

lush“Lush” by Lauren Dane (erotic, Berkley, April 2013, $15.00, 320pp)

 

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Series: Delicious, book 2

 

Summary:
Mary Whaley has her hands full running a successful catering company and overseeing her supper club. She has everything she ever wanted—or so she thought. When she meets ridiculously hot and very dirty rock star Damien Hurley at her friend’s engagement party, the attraction she feels is overpowering—and she isn’t about to deny herself.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 18:59

Review: Surrender

surrender“Surrender” by Stephanie Tyler (romantic suspense, Berkley, April 2013, $7.99, 400pp)

 

Series: Book one, Section 8

 

Summary:
Desperate, fearless, and hunted

For former Navy SEAL Dare O’Rourke, Section 8 was legendary. The son of one of its missing members, he grew up in the shadow of its secrets. All he knew was that it was a cabal of operatives discharged from branches of the military and reassigned to extremely dangerous, off-the-books international missions. And that their handler was as shrouded in mystery as the missions themselves.

billionairePrincessTitle: “The Billionaire Princess”
Series: The Sherbrookes of Newport, book 3
Author: Christina Tetreault
Publisher: self-published
Release Date: March 25, 2013
Price: $2.99
Length: 386kb
Genre: contemporary

 

“Passion’s Trust” by Cara Carnes (ebook) Buy from Amazon
I am a fan of the Pleasure Brigade series by Cara Carnes, erotic romance novels that revolve around an exclusive BDSM club. This one fits into the series nicely, although it isn’t my favorite of the group. Katey and Lorenzo are a great couple though, and I did enjoy their HEA.

 

“Ruby” by Jeffe Kennedy (ebook, review copy, NetGalley) Buy from Amazon
While in New Orleans, Danielle meets a darky compelling chef who challenges her to give into his demands. When she does, the two practically combust. This one won’t be out until May 13th, but is a must-read for fans of erotic, BDSM romance.

 

LET IT BE ME coverToday, we welcome author Kate Noble's whose latest release is the historical romance "Let It Be." Kate is giving away a copy of this romance to one commenter.

 

From Kate Noble:
How to play the Appassionata, in 3 months or less.

 

In my latest historical romance, I set out a challenge for my heroine that is a little out of the ordinary. Not only does she have to travel to Venice, fall in love with a handsome man, and go through some momentous character growth over the course of the novel, I also make her have to learn a major concert level piece of music to play in front of Venice high society.

 

Tuesday, 09 April 2013 19:12

Review: Rising Darkness

rising-darkness-186x300“Rising Darkness” by Thea Harrison (paranormal, Berkley, April 2013, $7.99, 304pp)

 

Series: Game of Shadows, book one

 

Summary:
In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used to chaos. But lately, every aspect of her life seems adrift. She’s feeling disconnected from herself. Voices appear in her head. And the vivid, disturbing dreams she’s had all her life are becoming more intense. Then she meets Michael. He’s handsome, enigmatic and knows more than he can say. In his company, she slowly remembers the truth about herself…

HighlandHeistTitle: “A Highland Heist”
Author: Cali MacKay
Publisher: self-published
Release Date: March 30, 2013
Price: $2.99
Genre: contemporary/Highlander

 

Blurb:
Feisty and fiery security expert, Maggie Brennan, is thrilled when she lands the job to design the security system for the Highlander’s Hope. At the top of her field, she usually prefers to work alone, but when the owner of the priceless jewels insists she work with his computer security expert, Conall Stewart, she doesn’t mind it as much as she thought she would. Not when Conall is damn smart and smoking hot, despite his gruff and grumpy exterior. Maggie loves a challenge, and she’s sure Conall could be a whole lot of fun if he just loosened up a little.

 

Monday, 08 April 2013 19:33

Review: Enslaved

Enslaved“Enslaved” by Shoshanna Evers (erotic, April 2013, Pocket, $1.99, 175pp)

 

Series: Book one, Enslaved trilogy

 

Summary:
Elisabeth Anderson has seen Trevor and his friends at the infamous Manhattan BDSM club Whipper Snapper, where everyone calls them the BAD Boys, for “Billionaire Arrogant Doms.” The BAD Boys—Trevor Brooks, Marc Wilde, and Roman Chase—are aptly named; they’ve made money hand over fist due to their aggressive investing at the Brooks Wilde Chase Fund. These guys are so rich they can get away with anything, or so the rumors go.

 

MrInsatiable“Mr. Insatiable” by Serenity Woods (ebook) Buy from  Amazon
Okay, infertility plots in romance are generally triggers for me that often cause me to lose my mind (and yes, I would’ve avoided this one had I known it involved infertility in any way). The heroine of this one was raped as a teenager and caught an STD as a result. Doctors told her that she would likely never conceive. Nobody but her parents, her brother and her parents’ best friends knew about the doctor’s prediction. Now, she and the hero get together (he is her brother’s best friend and son of aforementioned BFFs of her parents) and have amazing sex. They start a relationship, but hero’s father warns his son that she is “damaged goods.” Seriously, damaged goods. Keep in mind that hero is adopted and happy in his life. However, his father knows how important it is to hero to have how own, biological children. After all of this angst over the possibility of infertility, I bet you can guess how this one magically ends. This one made me violently angry. I do want to add, however, that I did like the hero and the heroine and would have really enjoyed this book if the infertility part were removed. Sadly, the "damaged goods" thing will always be what I remember about this one.

 

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