Friday, August 24, 2018

Review: FORBIDDEN CLAIM by R.L. Kenderson!

My Review: This is a new to me author, and I'm so glad I got the chance to check her out! I loved the paranormal world Kenderson created, not just the creatures that inhabit it, but how their packs/prides/etc work. I'll have to eventually go back and read the first few books to see how it all got started.

There was a lot going on in this book. Despite the description talking only about Zane and Isabelle, other couples are trying to maneuver the complicated shifter daring world right along with them. And I liked reading their story just as much as the main couple. There was a lot of focus on the romance, but the author didn't short us on the drama - there's plenty to go around! The villain was truly evil, and I loved to hate him, which made me that much more eager to keep reading to see whether he would get his comeuppance. 

Highly recommended for paranormal romance lovers! As I said, I'll be checking out the rest of the series for sure!

Cover Lovin': Classic!

Recommendation: Can be read as a stand alone, but there are a lot of recurring characters, so some background info might be useful.

Final rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)!! An awesome read that had me eagerly anticipating what was going to happen next! 

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Author: R.L. Kenderson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

About Forbidden Claim:

She’s running for her life. He's never gotten over her. Will she let him claim her to save her? Wolf-shifter Isabelle Rand is escaping a relationship she never intended to stay in. Fleeing her abusive boyfriend who hates to lose anything, she seeks sanctuary with the only people who can help her. It has been two years since cat-shifter Zane Talon saw Isabelle, and he’s been aching for her since the day she vanished from his life. Now, to save Isabelle from a dangerous and ruthless shifter who will never stop pursuing her, Zane will take her as his mate. While Isabelle agrees to the plan, she’ll only give the cat-shifter her body. But Zane will do everything in his power to claim her heart as well.

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Catch up on the Forbidden Series

Forbidden Blood (Book #1)

Forbidden Heat (Book #2)

Forbidden Temptation (Book #3)

Forbidden Addiction (Book #4)

Forbidden Claim (Book #5)

About R.L. Kenderson:

R.L. Kenderson is two best friends writing under one name. Renae has always loved reading, and in third grade, she wrote her first poem where she learned she might have a knack for this writing thing. Lara remembers sneaking her grandmother’s Harlequin novels when she was probably too young to be reading them, and since then, she knew she wanted to write her own. When they met in college, they bonded over their love of reading and the TV show Charmed. What really spiced up their friendship was when Lara introduced Renae to romance novels. When they discovered their first vampire romance, they knew there would always be a special place in their hearts for paranormal romance. After being unable to find certain storylines and characteristics they wanted to read about in the hundreds of books they consumed, they decided to write their own. One lives in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and the other in the Kansas City area where they’re a sonographer/stay-at-home mom/wife and pharmacist/mother by day, and together they’re a sexy author by night. They communicate through phone, email, and whole lot of messaging. You can find them at, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and Goodreads. Join their Facebook Reader Group. Or you can email them at, or sign up for their newsletter here. They always love hearing from their readers.

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Review: CAPTURED BY HER COUGAR by Felicty Heaton!

New York Times best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton is here today for the book tour of her new shifter romance release, Captured by her Cougar, the second book in her brand new Cougar Creek Mates Series. Set in her popular Eternal Mates world, Cougar Creek Mates takes you into the deep Canadian wilderness to a secret place that’s home to a cougar shifter pride led by four sexy brothers, each guaranteed to steal your heart and set it racing! With all four books in the series releasing just weeks apart, this is going to be one hot summer.
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My Review: If you're worried about the sophomore slump when it comes to a good series.. then you need to give Felicity Heaton a shot, because her books are always quality! I loved this one just as much as the first book. I thought Rath was sexy, but Storm might be even better! I appreciated his growly nature, and I think my favorite part was just how much he enjoyed needling Gabi. It was just so amusing to watch them intentionally tick each other off.

I wasn't sure how well the drama would go in this book, considering it seemed like book one was crazy intense - how could this possibly match up? But it keeps the excitement going, trust me. There was drama, misunderstandings, emotions, and sexytimes - everything a good romance needs to make it something spectacular. What I loved the most about this book, is that I can really see these two falling in love and being happy together. And boy, do I wish I had a Storm of my very own.

Book three can't come fast enough!

Cover Lovin': Matches the series perfectly.

Recommendation: Can technically be read as a stand alone, but knowledge of what happened in book 1 is definitely helpful!

Final Rating: FIVE out of FIVE stars (5/5)!! Another awesome Cougar Creek Mates book! If books 1 and 2 are any indication, the next one will also be off-the-charts awesome... and I can't wait!

About the Book

Captured by her Cougar (Cougar Creek Mates Shifter Romance Series Book 2)
Felicity Heaton
In the wake of an Archangel attack on Cougar Creek, Storm is seething with a need for revenge against the hunter organisation and the key to it might be the petite blonde mortal he’s locked in his cabin, one he’s determined to make sing for him. Only the beauty has a fiery temperament to match his own, and the more time he spends with her, the more she stokes a fire inside him. One that fills him with a startling and undeniable need to make her sing in another way—in his arms.
Gabriella isn’t going to take her captivity lying down. She’s going to give the pig-headed brute holding her against her will hell until he finally believes she’s innocent. He might be a cougar shifter, but she isn’t afraid of him. Or at least she isn’t afraid of what he is. The way he affects her, the flames that lick through her whenever they’re close, terrifies her though, because the longer she’s around the towering sexy-as-sin shifter, the hotter that fire blazes, and it’s only a matter of time before it burns away all her restraint.
With the mating heat and the attack bringing cougars back to the creek, Gabriella is a complication Storm doesn’t need, but she’s one that he wants… because she might just be his one true mate.

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Storm slid his gaze back towards the door.
Towards Gabriella.
She groaned and moved again, and this time, it sounded more like a whimper. He focused. Her heartrate was off the scale too. Having a nightmare?
He didn’t give a damn if she was.
Really didn’t.
Storm scrubbed a hand over his mouth. Fuck, it had been a mistake to set up his cabin as her cage. Sure, it had been the right thing, because it would keep her safe from the other males coming to the area and it was easier for him to keep an eye on her in his own home.
But the whole place smelled of her already.
Her scent was embedded in everything, felt as if it was seared right into his soul.
Sunshine, sand and surf, with a hint of something tropical.
He snagged the red comforter from the couch, brought it to his nose and inhaled, and muttered a ripe curse as it smelled of her.
And damn, she smelled good.
Had his instincts as a male firing on all cylinders.
He growled and hurled it away from him as he stalked to the front door of the cabin, intent on leaving.
He froze there, his senses immediately locking on her.
What had happened to Rath was her fault.
That refused to stick and he wanted to growl again, a need to blame her so he could direct some of the anger burning inside him at her twisting him into knots inside. He didn’t feel it though, not when it came to her.
He thought about Alexander, and sure enough, the blame stuck to him like super glue, had his anger flaring hot in his veins all over again.
He tried blaming her for what had happened to his parents, and to him, all those decades ago. It refused to stick too.
“Fuck,” Storm muttered and strode to the small white refrigerator beneath the kitchen counter, one that was rapidly warming now the power was out.
He yanked it open, grabbed a beer and slammed it shut again.
He cracked the brown bottle open, chugged the contents so fast he almost choked on them as he glared at the darkening world outside through the window, and didn’t flinch as he tossed the empty in the sink and it smashed.
Gabriella gasped.
Her fear shot through him.
Storm looked at the broken glass in the metal sink, and then over his left shoulder at the bedroom door.
He huffed as he strode to the main door of the cabin, tugged it open and slammed it behind him. He stepped off the raised covered deck that surrounded three sides of his single-storey cabin, and stormed along the worn path towards the clearing to his right. His fingers curled into fists and then flexed, his anger getting the better of him as he took long strides towards the river, the fading warmth of day washing over his bare chest.
He breathed hard, each one laboured as the need to burn off some energy returned, had him wound tight and his cougar side agitated, almost to the point of frenzied.
Two males came out of the thick woods to his right, stepping into the clearing, and he bared fangs at them and growled, hungry for a fight.
The younger males gave him a wide berth though, so all he could do was pace the stony bank of the river as the sun began to set.
He wasn’t sure how long he strode back and forth across the grass, his eyes on it as he fought to quell the urge to shift and start a fight.
When he felt eyes on him, it was darker, but his vision adjusted the second he lifted his head and fixed his gaze on the male approaching him.
His oldest brother raked fingers through his thick brown hair, his grey eyes guarded.
“What are you doing pacing the riverbank?” Rath’s deep voice rolled over him, as smooth and calm as the water that raced over the rocks behind Storm.
He flashed fangs at Rath. “Pacing. What the fuck does it look like I’m doing? You have a problem with me pacing?”
“I have a problem when it leads to you being aggressive towards others.”
“Aggressive?” Storm snorted and took a hard step towards his brother, getting in his face. “You haven’t seen me aggressive.”
“I have.” Rath’s calm tone grated, had Storm wanting to grab him and do something. Rattle him. Shake him until he bit. “I take it things aren’t going well with Gabriella?”
Storm bared his teeth again at the mention of her name. “Little Bird will sing.”
Rath arched a dark eyebrow at that, but didn’t pick him up on the nickname he had given her. “Maybe you need to go back to your cabin and cool off.”
“Maybe you need to get the fuck out of my face?” Storm took another hard step forwards, bringing himself chest to chest with his brother.
Rath just sighed. “I’m not going to fight you, so quit trying to make it happen.”
Storm felt like a dick as Rath took a casual step backwards, placing some distance between them. Threatening his brother when he was injured? What the fuck was wrong with him?
He stared at Rath’s right shoulder, seeing beyond the dark fleece he wore to the wound beneath.
An injury her brother had given him.
He growled and looked towards his cabin, seething with a need to return to her and do something to make her talk.
“She hasn’t said anything at all?” Rath’s measured tone, so calm and even, soothed him and he clawed back some control over his mood, enough that he could progress from merely growling and snapping at his brother to having a conversation.
“She asked about your condition, and she wants to see Ivy.” Storm didn’t take his eyes off his cabin.
“Ivy mentioned that Gabriella was the one who secured her initial funding from her brother, and they get along.”
So Little Bird hadn’t been lying about that then.
Rath continued, “Maybe it’s a good idea that Ivy speaks with her. I’ll go with her.”
Storm growled at that, a low vicious one that echoed around the forest and had a few birds flying their roosts.
Because no damned way he was letting Rath take over things with his Little Bird.
If she was going to sing for anyone, it was going to be for him.
He pushed past his brother, his words a dark snarl in the fading light, filled with purpose and determination.
“I’ll get her talking.”

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Books in the Series

Book 1: Claimed by her Cougar – Available in Kindle Unlimited!
Book 2: Captured by her Cougar – Available in Kindle Unlimited!
Book 3: Courted by her Cougar (coming 8th September 2018)
Book 4: Craved by her Cougar (coming 29th September 2018)

About Felicity
Felicity HeatonFelicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:

Excerpt: BIG DECK by Remy Rose!

Today we are celebrating the release of BIG DECK by Remy Rose. It is the first book in the Big Sexy Series and the second book in the series, SEXY MOTHER FAKER, will release August 28th! The series is being published by Jack's House Publishing.

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Chapter 1~ Jack

July 10

Want someone who can screw?




Look no further than me, Jackson Decker, of Decker Renovation. I do all that and more. Some people might call me a handyman, but Im not much into that title. For me, that label always conjures up a guy with a beer gut and his ass crack peeking over saggy jeans as hes squatting down fixing leaky faucets. I prefer the term renovation specialist,although James Taylor did have a nice angle on the whole handyman thing.

I dig taking care of my clients, leaving things better than they were before. Sometimes, even leaving people better than they were before.

I get to make people happy, and I like that.

Like the song says, theyll come running to me. Ive been kicking ass with the businessIve even been toying around with the idea of expanding, maybe adding a crew, but Ive only been at this a couple of years, and Im not sure its what I want to do with the rest of my life. I thought I knew before, but things took a detour. Honestly, Im okay with detours, because sometimes you find your way when you go off the beaten path, if that makes any sense. It didnt to my father, but I learned that its more important to be happy with my own decisions than to please him.

Shit, Im getting too philosophical for a beauty of a day like this one. Perfect Maine weather: clear, bright blue sky with just a few cotton-ball clouds here and there, seventy-two degrees, and a hint of a breeze. Ive got the windows to my truck rolled down, partly because Im not a fan of AC and partly because I want to smell the salt air. Im driving to meet a new client in Surrybathroom remodel. We spoke on the phone a couple of weeks ago. First impressionif phone call first impressions countwas that shes polite, cool, and high maintenance. I sometimes make a game out of predicting what a client will look like, and for Ms. Madeline Callaway, Im picturing thirty-ish. Tall, thin, pale skin. Dark hair, probably in a bun most of the time. More angles than curves. Well see if Im right.

I always get a kick out of womens reactions when they first lay eyes on me. They usually look surprised, almost startled, probably because they were expecting someone who looks like the ass-crack guy I described earlier. Some of them get flustered and have trouble looking me in the eye. They think I dont see them resting their gaze on my mouth, darting their eyes across my chest, or glancing at my crotch and blushing. Jesus, that always gets to mewhen women try to hide that they want me. Like theyre back in high school, glowing with innocence but burning with want. I love that.

Being a renovation specialist has some key fringe benefits.

Back to the making-people-happy thing. That most definitely includes women, and Im talking beyond oh Jack, I love what you did with the tile in the foyer. If the female client and I are both into the idea of hooking upand Im talking single women only, by the way. Id never park my truck in someone elses garageIm more than willing to take out my special tool.

But even though I want things to be fun for both of us, there have to be rules. Three seconds, tops, for hugs. Any longer than that, it starts to feel too intimate and gives both of us the wrong idea. Also, no going on dates, no staying overnight, and no letting anyone mess with my heart. I make it clear, right from the start, this is how it has to be.

Its all about self-preservation.

So far, the keep-Jack-safe plan has worked out well. Its never boring, thats for damned sure. Varietys the spice of life, right? I keep my optionsand my eyeswide open.

I dont really have a typeIm attracted to all different kinds of women: sleek brunettes, spiky redheads, curly blondes. Curvy, tiny, bold, shy. I dig both the softness and fierceness of women, the depth of their feeling and the strength of their resolve. I love to flirt and shock them a little with my bluntness. But Im all about respect along with good fun. I have no tolerance for guys who mistreat women in any way, and Ive gotten into some nasty scrapes in bars defending women I dont even know. Those women are somebodys daughter, wife, mother, sister. I consider women to be goddesses, and they should be treated as such.

I love getting to know their scents, the feel of their skin under my hands, what makes them gasp. I love the moment when I hook my thumbs in the waistband of their panties, just before sliding them downthe intake of breath from both of us, the anticipation of what her pussy will look like, taste like. One of my favorite things to do is go down on a woman, especially when shes bare and glistening pink so I can see it all, lick every quivering millimeter of her. It sometimes feels like its going to kill me, when Im eating her and listening to the sounds shes making, wanting to bury myself deep inside her.But getting high from making her squirmPleasing a woman like that is the best kind of ecstasy there is. And I dont care how much a girl might protest my going down there or act like shes too pure for itonce she feels what my tongue can do, shes pretty much putty in my hands.

Little renovation humor there with the putty reference.

I can get a sense pretty quickly of who wants to be made love to and who wants to be fucked hard. For most of them, its a combination.

I can do that.

BIG DECK by Remy Rose


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He has all the right tools…and the skill to use them. Need a carpenter who has all the right tools and the skill to use them? Look no further than me, Jackson Decker…otherwise known as Big Deck. I’ll let you guess how I may have inherited that nickname. Spoiler alert: it’s not just because I’m 6’5″. I take care of my female clients in many ways. I’ve got tools, and I’ve got rules: three seconds, tops, for hugs. No going on dates. No staying overnight. And absolutely no letting anyone mess with my heart. I’m yours for the duration of the project. And then, it’s over. Most women find it difficult to say goodbye, and sometimes it’s hard for me, too—literally. See what I just did there? But that’s the way it has to be, and I’ve always been able to handle it. Until Madeline Callaway. **** I was only looking to get a big bathroom, not a big man, since I’ve sworn off relationships after being cheated on. But when Jack Decker showed up at my door with his jaw-dropping sex appeal and huge…um, workboots, I found myself wanting his hands on more than just my bathroom fixtures. I wasn’t prepared for how he’d make me laugh, blush, swoon…ache. Will I be able to follow our agreement of insanely hot, no-strings sex, keep my emotions in check and let Jack go once he’s done the renovation? Or will I need him to return and repair the hole in my heart?    

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SEXY MOTHER FAKER by Remy Rose - Releasing August 28


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When faking it becomes aching for it Damon They say a bachelor with a big “vessel” is a babe magnet. And you know what? They aren’t wrong. But the CEO of the family yacht company (a.k.a. my mother) is rocking my boat, demanding I bed and wed the heiress of one of our biggest competitors. If my mother doesn’t get her way and decides to fire me, I forfeit millions in trust fund money. So there’s that. Salvation comes in the form of Delaney Brewster, who just happens to need an investor. In exchange, she agrees to help me stave off Mommie Dearest by pretending to be my girlfriend. It’s a crazy faking idea, but even crazier? My heart is telling me that spunky, sexy Delaney could be the real deal. Delaney It’s not an overstatement to say my 9-to-5 equates to lying underneath a hairy fat guy and faking an orgasm. I desperately want to start my own business, but my cash flow…isn’t. Until Damon Cavanaugh makes me an offer my bank account can’t refuse. Pretending to be his girlfriend should be easy, since I’ve sworn off serious relationships. And let’s face it, he’s easy on the eyes. But the more I get to know Damon, the less it feels like acting. And when his mother steps up the pressure, the gloves—and the masks—have to come off, exposing the one thing I swore to protect…my heart.

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By day, Remy Rose is a pure-as-snow teacher, but by night, she tucks the teacher away to release her alter ego of romance author. Remy shares many things about her outside life with students, but this isn’t (ever going to be) one of them. A writer since the age of ten, she’s traded her spiral bound notebook and yellow beanbag chair for a MacBook Air and desk, but her love of the craft is still the same. Her first women’s contemporary novel was represented by a New York agent, and she’ll never forget the day she got that phone call while in the bedding section of Target. Remy is thrilled to be part of Jack’s House, is brimming with ideas for future books, and got a kick out of writing this in third person. For more information about Remy, please “Like” her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads. Remy loves hearing from her readers. Email her directly at  


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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Review: HARD DRIVE by Marcella Swann!

My Review: I think I might be in the minority here, because while this book was cute and fun, I am not enamored with it. There was little depth to it, and there characters lacked any real.. human-ness. The story itself was nothing new, and definitely predictable, but still, it kept me going because I was curious what was going to happen next. 

I do want to say that this author has a truly poetic writing style. It doesn't come through all the time, but a few stray thoughts or phrases, sprinkled liberally throughout the book, made it obvious that this author knows what she's doing, I think she just needed more time and space to flesh out this story. I look forward to more in this series. It will be interesting to see further development in the series, and in her writing.

Cover Lovin': Great abs! And those pants are dangerously low...

Recommendation: Book 1, no prior knowledge necessary!

Final Rating: THREE out of FIVE stars (3/5)!! Nothing to write home about, but ultimately it was an entertaining read. 

Hard Drive
Tech Titans Series Book 1
by Marcella Swann
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Can I tame the Bad Boy Playboy of Silicon Valley?

Damian Black: He’s gorgeous and knows it.
A titan of the tech industry and not yet 30.
Models and starlets are his for the taking.
A billionaire.
And so very good at being bad.
I tell myself I don’t want him even though I do, in the worst way.
But I’ve got a secret that could ruin everything.

Gigi Stevens: She’s brainy and beautiful and has a tongue as sharp as an ice pick.
I’m the face of a multi-billion-dollar tech company and I’ve got a rep.
I’m used to shallow and superficial but that’s not her.
That’s not her at all.
And it throws me.
Is something real worth the risk?
There’s only one way to find out.

It’s a dangerous dance: Will she tame the Bad Boy or will she be the one who’s conquered?

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Marcella Swann is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of heart-thumping and heart-melting contemporary romance. She's plied her trade in the newspaper business, written and produced a way off Broadway play, and is the proud mama of a singer-songwriter. When she's not trying to save newspapers from eminent doom (by subscribing to them all), she loves to take her readers on dreamy journeys to that place where all the men are hotties and the women are beautiful and strong. She also swings a mean kettle bell at the gym and likes people watching at Grand Central on a busy day. 

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Cover Reveal: AUSTIN by Jeannine Colette & Lauren Runow!

Check out this gorgeous cover for AUSTIN: A Sexton Brothers Novel by Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow! AUSTIN will hit your kindle on September 20, 2018! Don't forget to add it to your TBR and pre-order your copy now!

Title: Austin: A Sexton Brothers Novel
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 20, 2018
Book Description
I’m the girl who’s always picking up the pieces of other people’s mistakes. 
Until tonight.
I accidently cause one false start, and now I’m being pulled into a guy’s car—who everyone only knows as Falcon—before an illegal street race.
He may not want anyone to truly know who he is, but he’s met his match. 
Game on, Falcon.

People know I run these races. 
They know not to mess with me, or my car.
When the identity of the girl who causes a false start is revealed, I have to make an example of her.
Letting her see who I am was never the plan.
Neither was running into her the next day as my brother’s new assistant. 
She said she wanted nothing to do with me, but when I yank her into a janitor’s closet, making sure she keeps my secret is the last thing on my mind.
She may want more than my secrets, but my racing may be the last thing I try to hide.

 About the Author:

Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn't writing, you'll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

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Jeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection - a series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way. Each book features a new couple, exciting new city and a rose of a different color.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Excerpt Reveal: LOVE ONLINE by Penelope Ward!


  From New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author


Love Online EXCERPT teaser Copyright © 2018, Penelope Ward Needing a few seconds to prepare, I closed my eyes the moment I knew he was about to turn on the camera. I don’t know why I was so afraid to see him. Maybe I was worried his looks would somehow change the way I viewed him. I hated that I’d even had that thought. I didn’t want to be unattracted to him physically because I was so very drawn to him in every other way. Shouldn’t those be the ways that mattered? I was scared I would somehow feel differently about him, and he deserved better than to be judged on his physical appearance. “You can open your eyes,” he said. My heart felt like it was pounding out of my chest. Here goes. One, two, three… When I saw him right in front of me, my mouth fell open. Oh. Oh my. Oh wow. Big, glowing eyes. Perfect nose. Stubbled, angular jaw. Full lips. Strong arms. I just kept blinking because I couldn’t believe my eyes. He looked like a model or a movie star. A rush of insecurity hit me. Is this a joke? No, it wasn’t. It was really him. Ryder. Oh my God. The lust consuming me made me feel almost guilty. But I was so damn relieved that he was truly as beautiful on the outside as I believed him to be on the inside. He was almost too beautiful, if there were such a thing. He looked nothing like the vague image I’d formed in my head, which was sort of like a silhouette without a clear face but with a brown beard, kind of like a hipster. Not sure why I’d pictured him like that. It was kind of funny how off base I was. This was not what I’d been expecting. Because how could someone so thoughtful, attentive, creative, and considerate be so strikingly handsome that he made me speechless? And it was clear now that his sexy voice absolutely fit him. “You’re…” I hesitated. “Oh shit.” He laughed. “What are you thinking?” “No. No, no, no. Nothing bad at all. I just don’t even know how to articulate it. You’re…beautiful, Ryder. Absolutely beautiful.” He let out a breath. “And you’re…handsome, Eden. Very handsome.” His impish grin was so sexy. I chuckled. “I know beautiful is an odd term for a man, but you are. All this time you’ve been hiding from me when you’re drop-dead gorgeous. Why?” “You really did think I was ashamed of my looks, huh?” “Well, I’d be lying if I said that didn’t cross my mind. I wondered if there was something you were self-conscious about. That always made me a little sad. But it never mattered to me, because I’ve been connecting with you on a deeper level.” “I think that’s exactly why I didn’t want to change things,” he said. “Why fix something if it ain’t broken?” When I fell silent, he asked, “What are you thinking?” A nervous energy overtook me. “Nothing. I’m…still just taking you in.” “Okay. Let me know when you’re done so I can stop sucking in my abs.”
Love Online Ebook


From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy STANDALONE novel.

We met in the least likely of places. It started out innocently enough. I was “ScreenGod” and she was “Montana,” but of course, those weren’t our actual names, just the virtual cloaks we hid behind.

Logging in at night and talking to her was my escape—my sanctuary.

Her real name was Eden, I’d soon come to find out.

From the first time we connected online, I found myself transfixed.

She was an addiction.

At first, we knew nothing about each other’s real identities…and she was adamant that we keep things that way. Anonymity had no effect on our unstoppable chemistry, though. If anything, it allowed us to open up even more in ways we may not have otherwise.

Eden was funny, intelligent, gorgeous—everything I’d ever wanted in a woman.

But I couldn’t really have her.

I had accepted things would have to stay the way they were—until the day I found a clue that led me straight to her.

So I took a chance.

And that was when our love story really began.

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