A MONSTER LIKE ME by Pamela Sparkman

Heart of Darkness series #2

BEARD IN MIND by Penny Reid

Winston Brothers series #4

THE BUTTERFLY PROJECT by Emma Scott

Companion to the Full Tilt series

THE HUNTING GROUNDS by Katee Robert

Hidden Sins series #2

UNWRITTEN by Jen Frederick

Woodlands series #5

Cross My Heart by L.H. Cosway

Hearts series #5.75

MOONSHADOW by Thea Harrison

Moonshadow series #1

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Release Blitz: Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid

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Kissing Tolstoy, an all new standalone from USA Today bestselling author Penny Reid is available now!

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Proceeds for the month of November go to hurricane relief efforts!

What do you do when you discover that your super-hot blind date from months ago is now your super-hot Russian Lit professor?
You overthink everything and pray for a swift end to your misery, of course!
‘Kissing Tolstoy’ is the first book in the Dear Professor series, is 46k words, and can be read as a standalone. A shorter version of this story (28k words) was entitled ‘Nobody Looks Good in Leather Pants’ and was available via Penny Reid’s newsletter for free over the course of 2017.
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Meet Penny Reid:

USA Today bestselling author Penny Reid lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, three kids, and an inordinate amount of yarn. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. 

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Release Blitz with Giveaway: The November Girl by Lydia Kang

 
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The November Girl by Lydia Kang
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I am Anda, and the lake is my mother. I am the November storms that terrify sailors and sink ships. With their deaths, I keep my little island on Lake Superior alive.

Hector has come here to hide from his family until he turns eighteen. Isle Royale is shut down for the winter, and there's no one here but me. And now him. Hector is running from the violence in his life, but violence runs through my veins. I should send him away, to keep him safe. But I'm half human, too, and Hector makes me want to listen to my foolish, half-human heart. And if I do, I can't protect him from the storms coming for us.




The November Girl by Lydia Kang Publication Date: November 7, 2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen
 

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Lydia Kang is an author of young adult fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction. She graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine, completing her residency and chief residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is a practicing physician who has gained a reputation for helping fellow writers achieve medical accuracy in fiction. Her poetry and non-fiction have been published in JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Great Weather for Media. She believes in science and knocking on wood, and currently lives in Omaha with her husband and three children.


 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Release Blitz with Review and Giveaway: Midnight Labyrinth by Elizabeth Hunter




MIDNIGHT LABYRINTH is the first book in an all new contemporary fantasy series by Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries and the Irin Chronicles.


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SYNOPSIS

He’s one human caught in a tangled maze of theft, politics, magic, and blood. In other words, it’s just another night.
Benjamin Vecchio escaped a chaotic childhood and grew to adulthood under the protection and training of one of the Elemental world’s most feared vampire assassins. He’s traveled the world and battled immortal enemies.
But everyone has to go home sometime.
New York means new opportunities and allies for Ben and his vampire partner, Tenzin. It also means new politics and new threats. Their antiquities business is taking off, and their client list is growing. When Ben is challenged to find a painting lost since the second world war, he jumps at the chance. This job will keep him closer to home, but it might just land him in hot water with the insular clan of earth vampires who run Manhattan.
Tenzin knew the painting would be trouble before she laid eyes on it, but she can’t deny the challenge intrigues her. Human laws mean little to a vampire with a few millennia behind her, and Tenzin misses the rush of taking what isn’t hers.
But nothing is more dangerous than a human with half the story, and Ben and Tenzin might end up risking their reputations and their lives before they escape the Midnight Labyrinth.

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ELIZABETH HUNTER is a contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance, and paranormal mystery author. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher. She once substitute taught a kindergarten class, but decided that middle school was far less frightening. She’s the author of the Elemental Mysteries, the Irin Chronicles, and the Cambio Springs Mysteries.

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REVIEW

Midnight Labyrinth (Elemental Legacy, #4)Midnight Labyrinth by Elizabeth Hunter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Title: Midnight Labyrinth
Series: Elemental Legacy #4
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Release date: November 7, 2017
Cliffhanger: No

After reading the first two books in the Elemental Mystery series , I was already familiar with Ben and Tenzin.
However, Ben was still a young boy, and things have changed since I read them. I'm thinking that missing those last two books, and the three novellas preceding Midnight Labyrinth didn't do me any favors. I'm sure now that I was missing some important nuances between the main characters. The sign up for this was misleading in telling me this was (and I quote) "the first book in an all-new contemporary fantasy series by Elizabeth Hunter". I was expecting some sort of romance. A slow burn, or even just a hint that's only introduced in their first full length. What I got a whole heap of platonic friendship laced with an abrupt drunken declaration of deeper feelings that didn't fit or feel natural.

The author states on her website that the two of them ending up together is not out of the question. But if I'm to believe in a possible relationship later, should I not have seen some real clues leading up to that? Some angst? The way their feelings were presented had me thoroughly confused.

For example, more than one person implied to Ben that his feelings went far beyond platonic. I saw absolutely nothing in his thoughts or actions to lead me to believe that. I need to be shown, not told. Tenzin's makeover suddenly filling him with a surge of passionate attraction and lust was very abrupt. What I did see was his thoughts and emotions towards his girlfriend. Immediately after passionately declaring to Tenzin that he wanted to be alone with her, he jumps in bed with the girlfriend. Did that bother Tenzin? Not. One. Bit. The entire matter is balled up, thrown aside, and ignored like it never even happened. Honestly, I would have been MUCH happier to take a possible romance entirely out of the equation.

Putting the relationship dynamic aside, let's address the mystery, the real story here.

Ben and Tenzin are business partners and long-time friends. Well, not so long for Tenzin, considering she's a vamp who's lived several millenniums, and he's a human whose life is like the blink of an eye to her. So...keep in mind that time is relative with them. Ben entered the vampire world through his uncle Gio who raised him, and though he remains a part of that world, has no desire to lose his humanity. He's travelled the world and been on grand adventures that most could only dream of. The problem is, you can't see what he's seen without gaining an enemy or two. And if you upset a powerful elemental vampire upset, there's going to be hell to pay.

Tenzin was a very intriguing and complex character. Her knowledge of human behavior, and overall intelligence is truly unparalleled. Living so long, she's seen every facet of beauty and darkness that the world has to offer. So when she opens her mouth to give advice, you can count on having real wisdom gifted to you. On the other hand, she's hilariously inept at modern society. Or else, she just doesn't care to conform to polite or banal chit chat. She's blunt, socially awkward, and fiercely loyal to those small few who make her inner circle. Her people. There's a ruthless side to her that cannot be ignored, but in the end, you can't help feeling a little bit in awe of her.

Ben and Tenzin are both similar in that they are both drawn to the excitement of adventure. Discovering things long ago lost, and the thrill that surrounds the chase. In this story, they're drawn into a mystery revolving around a set of paintings: The Midnight Labyrinth, The Twilight, and Dawn Labyrinth. Two of the three are on display at the museum, but the third has disappeared after being stolen during the war. The story immediately pulls Ben in, and playing hero is an added bonus. However, things are not quite what they appear. Deceptions have been plotted, and they need to stay on their guard in order to pull off the heist he feels will restore peace to the artist's family.

My feelings were that it was very slow going in the first half, and I felt like I was waiting for something of consequence to happen. But when the action finally kicked forward in the last 30-40%, I had no complaints. The secondary characters Gavin and Chloe had a fantastic sub-plot that had me completely hooked. Strangely, it was almost like this felt like their book more than Ben and Tenzin's. They stole the show so much that I actually got disappointed when their scenes would end. I wish I could have felt the same excitement for the two main characters, but there was a clear disconnect somewhere.

Midnight Labyrinth had its moments of action and humor that undoubtedly kept me entertained. As always, the characters were well-developed and original, and that's why I'll continue to read her stories. But I just couldn't say that I enjoyed it enough to finish off the series with the final book. There was an open ending, a to be continued type of situation. So there's no need to proceed with caution if you don't care to be left hanging off the dreaded cliff.


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Monday, November 6, 2017

Release Blitz with Giveaway: Haven by Mary Lindsay


 
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"We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed."


 Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s use to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart. Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running rom trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for. Ancient magic and modern society collide in a sexy, spellbinding romance perfect for fans of C. C. Hunter and Maggie Stiefvater that proves sometimes beauty is the beast…


Haven by Mary Lindsey Publication Date: November 7, 2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen
 
 
Mary Lindsey is a multi award-winning, RITA® nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives on an island in the middle of a river. Seriously, she does. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, two Cairn Terriers, and one husband. Inexplicably, her favorite animal is the giant anteater and at one point, she had over 200 "pet" Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. The roaches are a long story involving three science-crazed kids and a soft spot for rescue animals. The good news is, the "pet" roaches found a home... somewhere else.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Cover Reveal: Redemption by S.M. Phillips



Jensen Blake is back!!!!

Redemption Book 3 in the Obsession series is coming soon!

Jensen Blake is back... and the life that he knew no longer exists. There's only one thing that matters now, one thing that gives him purpose... but will he allow Anna to fall out of his grasp? Everything that Anna Jameson had been running from had finally caught up with her... Fear, despair, deceit. Yet now there is so much more hanging in the balance. Recent events have opened old wounds and awoken the dark memories that she's tried so hard to lock away, buried and hidden where they belong. But things have changed, the world has shifted and instead of keeping everything together, the one thing she loves and needs more than anything is falling out of her reach, slowly slipping further and further away. Has the time come to finally open up and risk losing Jensen Blake in the process?


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Review: Wilde in Love by Eloisa James



Title: Wilde in Love 
Series: The Wildes of Lindow Castle #1 
Author: Eloisa James 
Release date: October 31, 2017 
Cliffhanger: No
Rating: 3 stars

SYNOPSIS:

Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father’s castle, but just as he grasps that he’s not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty, Miss Willa Ffynche.

Willa presents the façade of a serene young lady to the world. Her love of books and bawdy jokes is purely for the delight of her intimate friends. She wants nothing to do with a man whose private life is splashed over every newspaper.

Alaric has never met a woman he wanted for his own . . . until he meets Willa. He’s never lost a battle.

But a spirited woman like Willa isn’t going to make it easy. . . .

The first book in Eloisa James’s dazzling new series set in the Georgian period glows with her trademark wit and sexy charm—and introduces a large, eccentric family. Readers will love the Wildes of Lindow Castle!


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About the Author:

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar"; later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best-seller lists.

After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press. Currently she is an associate professor and head of the Creative Writing program at Fordham University in New York City. Her "double life" is a source of fascination to the media and her readers. In her professorial guise, she's written a New York Times op-ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women's magazines such as More to writers' journals such as the Romance Writers' Report.

Eloisa...on her double life:

When I'm not writing novels, I'm a Shakespeare professor. It's rather like having two lives. The other day I bought a delicious pink suit to tape a television segment on romance; I'll never wear that suit to teach in, nor even to give a paper at the Shakespeare Association of America conference. It's like being Superman, with power suits for both lives. Yet the literature professor in me certainly plays into my romances. The Taming of the Duke (April 2006) has obvious Shakespearean resonances, as do many of my novels. I often weave early modern poetry into my work; the same novel might contain bits of Catullus, Shakespeare and anonymous bawdy ballads from the 16th century.

When I rip off my power suit, whether it's academic or romantic, underneath is the rather tired, chocolate-stained sweatshirt of a mom. Just as I use Shakespeare in my romances, I almost always employ my experiences as a mother. When I wrote about a miscarriage in Midnight Pleasures, I used my own fears of premature birth; when the little girl in Fool For Love threw up and threw up, I described my own daughter, who had that unsavory habit for well over her first year of life.
So I'm a writer, a professor, a mother - and a wife. My husband Alessandro is Italian, born in Florence. We spend the lazy summer months with his mother and sister in Italy. It always strikes me as a huge irony that as a romance writer I find myself married to a knight, a cavaliere, as you say in Italian.

One more thing...I'm a friend. I have girlfriends who are writers and girlfriends who are Shakespeare professors. And I have girlfriends who are romance readers. In fact, we have something of a community going on my website. Please stop by and join the conversation on my readers' pages.

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REVIEW


Wilde in Love (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #1)Wilde in Love by Eloisa James
My rating: 3 of 5 stars







One thing could be said for him—for all the Wildes, it seemed. When they went down, they really went down.

Wilde in Love was my first Eloisa James book. (I know, I know. Where have I been? Living under a rock?) While this wasn't a resounding success for me, I can certainly see why so many people are fans of her stories. I'll be very interested to continue on with the next in the series, Diana and North's book, Too Wilde to Wed. In the last chapter, we're left with quite the cliffy between these two, and I'm looking forward to seeing how their reconciliation will unfold.

As the first book in any series, there is the possibility of falling prey to having to set the scene, building a whole set of characters' backstories, and creating lead-ins and curiosity for the following installments. From my experience, this can sometimes detract from the main characters' romance. There was a considerable amount of supporting characters and a couple of side stories took up space alongside of Willa and Alaric's relationship. While I can't say that I was necessarily bored, I didn't feel as if the pace was as steady as I would have liked.

In the first half, we had Lord Alaric in hot pursuit of Willa. But her prejudices towards him disallowed her from giving him a chance to prove himself to her. She was very firm over the fact that she did not want to take a chance on this man, that he was far removed from the kind of person she always imagined herself with. This wall she put up between them didn't encourage any leeway in the advancement in their relationship.

The second half seemed to rocket them forward from 0-100 on the falling-in-love o-meter. I wouldn't exactly call it insta-love, but it was certainly moving at a pretty accelerated rate. When you realize that they moved from introduction, to courtship, to engagement, to marriage in the span of about two weeks, it falls short of feeling natural.

Lord Alaric is an author-adventurer who has been traveling the world for the last ten years. After his brother Horatius, heir to the dukedom had passed away, he's been indulging in his passion and zest to explore. His travel books are non-fiction accounts of his exciting experiences from China to the African jungle. On his return to London, he gets a rude awakening when he discovers that in his absence, he has become something of a celebrity.

An anonymous playwright's fictional account of him and his travels has completely twisted public perception of who he is, and what he has written. Some may have been flattered, and welcomed all of this attention. This was not the case here. Poor Alaric felt nothing but confusion, frustration, and a desperate need to remove himself from the adoration and the pedestal he has been placed on.

For me, this was comparable to a modern day actor who deals with a lack of privacy, false stories, rumors being spread, and losing their identity to a false persona that has been created for them. This caused a lot of disconnect from the story on my part. It was just not believable to me in any fashion that a man could be so ruthlessly obsessed over and pursued by young marriageable women of that age. During the Georgian period, women were held to strict rules of manners and propriety regarding their speech and behavior. There was a noticeable dichotomy between Willa's behavior, and the other ladies surrounding her.

For example, Willa didn't find it seemly to shrug her shoulders, have a second glass of sherry, or even raise her eyebrow in disbelief. It would have been frowned upon by high society. But I am supposed to be led to believe that women are gathering on the dock by the masses to greet his return? That they follow him around the room like they're stalking their prey, and hang on his arm when he is clearly unwilling? They were even collecting prints of him and plastering them everywhere, including their bedrooms. While it did create some humerous moments, it was all pretty over-exaggerated for my taste. This was the main point of contention between Willa and Alaric, her need for dignity and privacy verses his unwanted attention.

Willa Ffynche made unfair judgements about him before even meeting him, or reading any of his books.

Lord Alaric was enthralling in much the same way that tigers in the Royal Menagerie were. She liked to observe them, but wouldn’t dream of taking one home.

I could understand how that could happen, as no one in the city seemed to listen to Alaric's efforts to debunk a lot of the misconceptions formed about him. After around the halfway mark, you see her start to soften, and really see how disabused she had been about his character. Ignoring her growing passion for Alaric was like trying to hold back a crashing tide from the shore. Fruitless and inevitably doomed to failure. His wicked smile and determination to conquer brought all of her hidden desires to the surface. Once she got a taste of him, there was no going back.

Alaric was a wonderful treasure trove filled with beautiful quotes describing his love for Willa. Just his character alone made reading this story worth it. His thoughts and emotions were so exquisitely captured.

He had the sudden conviction that if he could see his own heart, he would see an image of Willa in the middle of it: composed, brilliant, loving, organized Willa.

Life was an odd thing. He’d spent ten years floating around the world, only to come home and discover that he had an anchor waiting.

It wasn’t just the clean way her cheek swept to her jaw. Or the wide eyes that had undoubtedly been serenaded by a hundred dubious poets. The sum of her was so much greater than the parts.


I could go on...but I'll let you discover the rest of the gems Eloisa James has created for yourself.

I think Mr. Parth Sterling's book is going to be the one I look forward to in the series the most! He was brooding, smart as a whip, and battling an obvious attraction for Lavinia. Willa's best friend was the aggravating thorn in his side that he couldn't remove. Their scenes together were so good, I found myself looking forward to any time that they would interact.

Overall, though I felt as if some aspects were a little unrealistic, and a conflict at the end to be predictable, it was a really sweet romance and more than enough to tempt me to continue the series.
Not only that, but the epilogue was such a satisfying and perfect way to close this couple's story.


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Release Blitz with Giveaway: Back in the Game by Erin Kern


BACK IN THE GAME by Erin Kern
A Champion Valley Novel
Publication date: October 31, 2017







Synopsis

Stella Davenport wasn't made for small-town life. Sure, teaching ballet in Blanco Valley, Colorado, is great, but she longs for the chance to perform in a big city. Stella swore she'd never let anything get in the way of her dream-until sexy, broad-shouldered Brandon West walks back into her life. Stella is determined to resist him, even if arguing with Brandon is sexier than any foreplay.

For Brandon, it's always been just him and his son, Matt. Knowing that love only leads to heartbreak, he isn't looking to expand his family any time soon. Stella, with her long, gorgeous legs and infectious laugh, is a breath of fresh air he didn't even know he'd been missing. But when she's offered her dream job in Chicago, will he be willing to put his heart on the line?



Excerpt

Was it just her, or had their almost-kiss a few months ago not been this hot? This intense? She didn’t remember her panties almost going up in flames or her desire threatening to choke her.

“A kiss doesn’t equal a relationship,” Brandon told her.

Stella nuzzled her nose against his. “But we’re not kissing.”

“Keep telling yourself that, Stella.” Before she could respond, before she could even exhale the breath she’d been holding, his mouth was there. Fitting over hers, exerting a gentle pressure that had her fingers digging into the flesh on the back of his shoulder.

When her eyes dropped closed, her other senses took over and magnified the virile man who was so much bigger and harder than she was. His arm enclosed her waist, tugging her closer, inch by slow inch until she was flush against him. Chest to chest. Feet to feet. Leg inserting between hers so that his muscled thigh was nestled perfectly in between her softer flesh.

Best. Kiss. Ever.

Brandon West could use his mouth as a lethal weapon to bring women to their knees. Because if he hadn’t been holding her to him with such firmness, she would have sank the second his mouth touched hers. And then she didn’t have time to think about all the other things she wanted him to do to her, because his tongue smoothed over her lips in gentle, yet not-so-subtle invitation to open the hell up.

He didn’t have to ask her twice. Without thinking about where they were, or the cars and people hovering around outside, even her looming anxiety, Stella obliged and parted her lips. With a hesitation that was sweet, yet longing, his tongue slowly pursued hers, touching just the tip before retreating again.

Since it wasn’t enough, since the minimal contact had opened an emptiness she’d been living with for a long time, Stella did her own pursuing. Her tongue chased his, testing the warmth of his mouth. When he groaned against her and tightened his hand on the back of her head, the heat was kicked up a notch. The passion she’d once possessed but that had gone dormant from lack of use awakened with an explosive burst of fireworks. She returned his groan with one of her own when he tilted her head to change the angle of the kiss, allowing him to dive deeper.

And she let him, because Brandon West was an overpowering man who held her passion and trust in the palms of his hands. The question was, what would he do with it?

Their tongues continued to dance and weave around each other until someone opened the front door of her studio, and the outside sounds of cars and people intruded on their moment of intimacy.

“Oh!” the startled voice announced, ripping her and Brandon away from each other like two teenagers who’d been caught necking by the principal.

Her mother stood by the door, her eyes wide to match the smile on her face, as though to say, Score one for the team, honey.

Only Gloria Davenport.

She held her hands up and backed toward the door.

“Don’t mind me,” she told them. Then offered Stella two thumbs up. For Pete’s sake. “But good job, honey. Way to take my advice.”

And then she was gone, blowing back out the door as quickly as she had interrupted them, taking Stella’s dignity with her.

One of Brandon’s dark brows lifted, showing nothing of the passion he’d exhibited just a second ago. “Advice?” he repeated.

“Ah . . . ,” she began, not sure how to explain Gloria Davenport to someone who didn’t know her. “Just ignore her. She obviously hasn’t taken her medication today.”

The slight curl of his mouth widened. “You look like her.”

Please God, don’t say that. “Okay.”

His brown eyes narrowed, scrutinizing way too much. “Is this another thing you don’t want to talk about?”

Right on. She lifted a shoulder and pretended her heart wasn’t still pounding from their kiss. “I have no issues with my mom.” At least none that she was willing to share.

Brandon nodded. “You know, one of these days all those walls you’ve thrown up are going to come crashing down.”

As Stella watched Brandon saunter out of her studio as though he hadn’t just knocked her socks off with his mouth, all she could think of was how right he was.


About the Author

Erin Kern lives in north Texas with her husband, two kids and their dog. She loves BBQ, Texas sunsets, antiquing and high school football games. The Champion Valley series was inspired by Erin's love of Texas football, small towns and happy endings. When she's not at the computer working on her next tale, she can be found spending time with her kids or curled up with a good book.



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