Love, Diamonds, and Spades: Rylan & Quinn (Cactus Creek Book 2) by Violet Duke

— A USA TODAY Bestseller –“Guaranteed feel-good, swoon-worthy romance!” — New York Times Bestselling Author Erin NicholasFrom the author of the New York Times bestselling Can’t Resist series, comes a fan-requested surprise addition to the USA Today bestselling Cactus Creek series.She’s the Self-Proclaimed Wicked ‘Witch’ of the WestFiercely independent single mom Quinn Christiansen is used to flying solo. She’s been raising her young son and figuring out how to pay his pediatric hospital bills on her own for years now. And truth is, Quinn loves the notorious reputation she’s already gained in town of having a heart too hard for any man to break. Because it is. Two carats too hard, to be exact. Courtesy of the two-carat heirloom she’d had to barter to cover her ex’s debts when he took off after she got pregnant. The day she’d promised herself never again.So color her pissed when the universe goes and decides to make the one man in Cactus Creek not afraid of her natural ball-busting charm another gambling musician. A ridiculously handsome, wickedly gruff and gritty, pushy one at that. He’s Everything She’s Sure She Can’t Possibly WantRylan Grey isn’t used to getting a woman so worked up…well, not in a bad way, at least. But somehow, his mere existence seems to annoy the guarded and gorgeous Quinn to no end. Surprising, really. A dirt-and-jeans landscaper by day with a regular gig to perform for a packed house by night, Rylan considers himself a decent guy. Sure, he’s made some gambles to get to where he’s at, but they were all of the life variety, with risks as important as the rewards, fate betting as the house, and not a single dollar in play. While Rylan never wagers anything he’s not willing to lose—namely his heart—he’s more than ready to ante up once he sees past Quinn’s icy defenses. Quick as a firecracker, loyal to a fault, and sweet when no one’s looking, she could be his riskiest gamble yet. THE CACTUS CREEK SERIESLove, Chocolate, and Beer [Luke & Dani]Love, Diamonds, and Spades [Rylan & Quinn] Love, Tussles, and Takedowns [Hudson & Lia]Love, Exes, and Ohs [Isaac & Xoey]

Author: Violet Duke

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
208 reviews

Bet Me (Lucky in Love Book 2) by Lila Monroe

“The only thing more humiliating than a guy falling asleep face-down in my crotch would be if he died there… Oh my god, is he DEAD?”All I wanted was little old-fashioned romance. After a parade of Tinder disasters who think chivalry is giving me a pearl necklace on the first date, I made a pledge: until guys step up their game, this girl is off the market.But one bottle of chardonnay later, and my drunken rant has gone viral. I’m the most famous person NOT having sex since the Jonas Brothers put on their purity rings. A men’s magazine has even put a bounty on my (ahem) maidenhead: fifty Gs to whoever makes me break the drought. Be careful what you wish for… Now my office looks like an explosion in a Hallmark factory, I’ve got guys lining up to sweep me off my feet – and the one man I want is most definitely off-limits. Jake Weston is a player through and through. He’s also the only one who sees through the mayhem to the real me, but how can I trust he’s not just out to claim the glory? And how will I make it through the strike without scratching the itch – especially when that itch looks so damn good out of his suit? The thrill of the chaste has never been so sexy in the hilarious, hot new romantic read from the Amazon bestselling author of GET LUCKY and THE BILLIONAIRE BARGAIN.

Author: Lila Monroe

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
362 reviews

Charmed by the Bartender (Modern Love Book 1) by Piper Rayne

From a secret duo of USA Today Bestselling Authors, comes the first COMPLETE STANDALONE in the Modern Love Series.Who knew sleeping with the enemy could be this fun?Was the one night stand a good idea?Well, no. Probably not in retrospect.In my defense I had just moved back into my grandparent’s house, I’d lost my dream job, and a guy on Tinder had stood me up. It was like life had suddenly stamped ‘LOSER’ on my forehead.So when the guy behind the bar started giving me THE look…you know, the one that promised I’d be screaming his name into the wee hours of the morning? When that guy also has the perfect amount of scruff on his chiseled chin, biceps bulging out of his t-shirt, and a cocky grin you knew he’d earned in the sack…when he gives you that look, you don’t bother to figure out what your six degrees of separation are. You jump on that horse and ride it!Pun fully and completely intended. And accurate by the way.I fully admit to feeling sorry for myself and acting impulsively, but by the time I’d figured out WHO the bartender was, I was already falling for him.A Sexy Romantic Comedy Standalone.

Author: Piper Rayne

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
551 reviews

A Promise Of Home (A Lake Howling Novel Book 1) by Wendy Vella

When Branna O’Donnell heads back to Lake Howling, Oregon, she’s not sure what to expect. It’s a place that holds plenty of memories, both good and bad, but Branna is determined to find some peace there from the demons of her past. However, she soon realizes that living in a small town again comes with complications, and one of them is named Jake McBride.
Once the town golden boy, Dr. McBride has returned from Iraq angry and, like her, shouldering a few emotional scars. They strike sparks off each other from the outset, and Branna knows that if she gives in to the attraction between them it’s going to result in a world of pain. The problem is she’s not sure how to walk away.

Author: Wendy Vella

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
202 reviews

The Prince’s Virgin: A Fairy Tale Romance by Charlize Starr

A hot prince. An innocent girl. Online fantasies. You think you know how this fairytale ends? Think again, darling.I’m the sexiest prince on the planet.I could get any woman to marry me. But I’m not allowed to do that.No, I’m supposed to pick my bride during a festival where women dance for me.Seriously, how outdated.Besides, all I can think about is my anonymous online fantasy – the virgin who disclosed all of her dirty little secrets to me.She just sent me a new message. She’s been chosen for the festival.Suddenly, this festival doesn’t seem so ridiculous.This is a 82-page royal romance with an arranged marriage. It is a stand-alone story with an HEA, so no cliff-hangers! Be prepared for panty-melting talk and lots of steam. Most definitely for 18+ readers.

Author: Charlize Starr

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
143 reviews

Nora Roberts Land (Dare Valley Series, Book 1) by Ava Miles

**Nora Roberts gave her blessing to Ava Miles for the use of her name in both the title and the premise in this suspenseful and emotional contemporary romance.**

USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles presents the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND. Also a Top 25 Bestseller for Amazon Kindle, #1 on Barnes & Noble Nook, and Top 10 on iTunes. Selected as one of the Best Books of the Year alongside Nora Roberts’ DARK WITCH and Julia Quinn’s SUM OF ALL KISSES (USA Today contributor). A Reward of Novel Excellence Nominee by InD’tale Magazine.

“I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS.” Marjay’s Reading Blog

Journalist Meredith Hale’s ex-husband claimed her Nora Roberts addiction gave her unrealistic expectations about marriage, and she believed him. All dreams of happily ever after—or Nora Roberts Land as her mother calls it—went up in smoke. But when her family asks her to temporarily help their Dare Valley, Colorado newspaper, she decides it’s time to change her life and prove her ex wrong. She’s determined to find her own small-town Nora Roberts hero, prove that true love exists, and publish a story about her quest.

War correspondent Tanner McBride has just returned stateside to work for a major newspaper, and the last thing he expects is blackmail. Yet, before he can even unpack, he’s headed to Colorado. His assignment? Make his boss’s ex-wife fall for him and then break her heart. Her article about discovering love à la Nora might air dirty laundry about her marriage to the media mogul, threatening his senate run. The mogul wants Meredith stopped, and he makes sure Tanner has no choice in the matter.

When the two meet, the sparks between them are undeniable. Meredith, who vowed never to date another journalist, begins to succumb. Could Tanner be her Nora Roberts hero? As they work together to uncover the truth behind a suspicious death, the depth of their feelings unfolds and both realize they’ve kept their secrets for far too long. But before the truth can be revealed, their investigation takes a deadly turn, one that might make Meredith’s personal Nora Roberts Land go up in flames. (love story, contemporary romance, alpha males, heroes, romantic suspense, mystery, women’s fiction, falling in love)

Author’s Note: All books can easily be read as stand-alone stories.

The Small Town Dare Valley series:
Book 1: NORA ROBERTS LAND (Meredith & Tanner)
Book 2: FRENCH ROAST (Jill & Brian)
Book 3: THE GRAND OPENING (Peggy & Mac)
Book 4: THE HOLIDAY SERENADE (Abbie & Rhett)
Book 5: THE TOWN SQUARE (Arthur & Harriet)
Book 6: THE PARK OF SUNSET DREAMS (Jane & Matt) ~ coming Spring 2014

The Dare River series (connected to Dare Valley):
Book 1: COUNTRY HEAVEN (Tory & Rye)
Book 2: THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN (Tammy & J.P.) ~ coming Summer 2014

REVIEWS:
“It {NORA ROBERTS LAND} captures the best of what I love in a Nora Roberts novel…” BlogCritics

“…Finding love like in the pages of a Nora Roberts story.” Publishers Weekly WW Ladies Book Club

“An entertaining ride…{and) a full-bodied romance.” Readers’ Favorite on FRENCH ROAST

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles burst onto the contemporary romance scene after receiving Nora Roberts’ blessing for her use of Ms. Roberts’ name in her debut novel, the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND, which kicked off her small town series, Dare Valley, and brought praise from reviewers and readers alike. Ava has also released a connected series called Dare River, set outside the country music capital of Nashville. She’s fast becoming a favorite author in light contemporary romance (Tome Tender) and is known for funny, emotional stories about family and empowerment.

Author: Ava Miles

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
4152 reviews

Married A Stripper by M. S. Parker and Cassie Wild

76,000 words. 300-page standalone romance novel.I should have known that going to Vegas with Astra would cause more problems than it solved, but I never imagined that her latest scheme would completely change my life.Senator’s daughter, Piety Van Allen, wakes up in Las Vegas with no memory of the previous night’s escapes. Not only does she find a naked stranger in her bed, but when she learns that she’s now married to the handsome Australian stripper from Flames Down Under, panic erupts. However, her best friend, Astra, comes up with a plan that could solve everything…or cause even more problems.Don’t miss, Married A Stripper, MS Parker and Cassie Wild’s latest stand-alone romance.

Author: M. S. Parker and Cassie Wild

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
105 reviews

Noelle’s Golden Christmas (Holiday, Inc. Christian Romance Book 1) by Tamie Dearen

When it comes to the Christmas season, Noelle Holiday is a real Scrooge…December isn’t filled with the magic of Christmas for Noelle, just the looming dread she’s about to lose something else dear to her. Will she ever be rid of her Christmas curse?When she adopts an injured shelter dog, she discovers the love of her life… a Golden Retriever named Abby. Perhaps being single is God’s plan for her, but at least she isn’t alone.Her meddling family, however, is convinced she needs a man in her life. They introduce her to two irresistible men who couldn’t be more alike. Or more different. Both men sweep into her life, testing her faith, and stirring up desire and confusion in equal measure.If she can just get through this humbug holiday without another heartache!In the spirit of Hallmark movies, this sweet Christian romantic comedy tells the story of a believer, struggling to implement her faith in her everyday walk and battling fear to find the agape love that drives it away.

Author: Tamie Dearen

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
171 reviews

Wicked Bet: A Bad Boy Romance by Sophie Brooks

Let the games begin…

Ian is the perfect man for me. He’s incredibly handsome, smart, and ambitious. Every time I look at him, I’m amazed he’s mine. Or at least he’s supposed to be mine.

Despite being newly married, we hardly ever see each other. Ian’s a rising star at his advertising firm, and he works over seventy hours a week. My career as a busy lawyer doesn’t help, either.

When our close friends break up, it’s a wake-up call for me. I don’t want my marriage to end after just eighteen months. Luckily, I know the one thing that drives Ian more than anything else.

Competition.

When there’s a bet on the line, my husband turns into a relentless alpha male. Which is why I challenge him to see who can come up with the naughtiest way to turn up the heat.

My plan works–Ian’s in it to win it. The hints he drops about the hot-as-hell adventure he’s plotting drive me wild. But does he realize it’s not just a game that’s at stake, it’s our marriage?

I’m thrilled at the idea of reconnecting with him in such a wicked way, but I’m also just a little terrified. Ian can be intense. Demanding. And capable of pushing every one of my carefully constructed limits. Every. Single. One.

What have I gotten myself into?

Wicked Bet is a steamy romantic novella with no cliffhanger, no cheating, and a happy ending.

Note: This standalone novella was previously published as Alyssa’s Agreement.

Author: Sophie Brooks

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
134 reviews