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A SALE you don't want to miss out on! Get the first books in the Dare To Love, Close To Home and Rule Of Three series by three talented authors for an unbeatable reduced price!!

About Dare To Love (Dare To Love, #1) by Carly Phillips:
Dare To Love CoverNew York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips turns up the heat in her newest sexy contemporary romance series, and introduces you to the Dare family… siblings shaped by a father’s secrets and betrayal.
Since finding out his father had another family on the side, Ian Dare swore to be the upstanding, responsible man his cheating parent had never been. When it comes to his relatives, he gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. But one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts and Ian is entranced. He will do anything to possess her … and does. But any future with Riley must include him extending an olive branch to the half-brother who is a constant reminder of the pain he’d rather forget.
Independent and always in control, Riley Taylor makes no apologies for choosing men carefully. Relationships have never been a priority and she believes herself hardened to domineering men – until she meets charismatic Ian Dare. He manages to turn a simple kiss into an all out assault on her senses and when he takes control in the bedroom, she’s stunned to discover she likes it. As their affair heats up, they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither imagined. But Riley’s past is closer than she cares to remember, and her struggles with Ian’s dominance might just cost her everything.

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  About Cup Of Sugar (Close To Home #1) by Karla Doyle:
Cup of Sugar by Karla DoyleNia has one rule—don't date neighbors. Simple, except the guy next door is single, handsome, and not inclined to close his blinds while naked. When her car dies, Conn takes "being neighborly" to a new level by offering a ride to her long-distance destination. Nia has resisted his looks and charm for months. Surely she can handle a few hours in his truck...
For months, Conn has blatantly put himself on display, hoping his pretty blonde neighbor would tire of secretly watching and come knock on his door for a cup of sugar-or more. No such luck—until an unusual opportunity arises. After a six-hour drive turns into a sweet-and-sexy weekend, Conn wants more than neighborly status with Nia. To get it, he must convince her to break the rule protecting her heart—by putting his on the line.

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  About Rule Of Three (Rule Of Three #1) by Kelly Jamieson:
rule of threeIf you follow the rules, you miss all the fun...

Kassidy is a good girl who wants to be bad. Dag is a bad boy who is very, very good. And Chris? He likes to watch…
When wicked-sexy Dag returns to Chicago to catch up with his old college buddy Chris and meet The Girlfriend, none of them are anticipating the unexpected turn of events that switches a loving twosome into a scorching hot threesome. As old feelings resurface, and new attractions are explored, a storm of sexual sparks is unleashed that leads them into forbidden areas.
Always the good girl, Kassidy blossoms under the attentions of two loving men, but neither she nor Chris are expecting the ménage to take a quarter turn toward Dag... and his feelings for Chris. When it's revealed that Dag's attraction to Chris is one big reason he left town, a tangled mess of old hurts and new feelings might destroy friendship. Love. Might destroy everything.
Warning: This book contains a couple already in love, a couple falling in love and a couple in love who didn't know it; also multiple scorching sex scenes including girl with boy, girl with two boys, boy with boy and two boys with girl...whew!

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About The Authors:
Carly Phillips
Carly Headshot smallNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 28 romance novels with contemporary characters and plotlines that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. She sold her first novel to Harlequin Temptation in 1998 and hasn’t slowed down since. Carly’s life is filled with a devoted energy and passion to romance, family and career. Carly lives in Purchase, New York, with her husband, two daughters and two soft-coated wheaten terriers.
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Karla Doyle
KarlaRSKarla grew up in a small town on the shore of Lake Erie. She trained and worked in the fashion industry, designing and making everything from swimwear to dog collars for most of her adult life. Karla has since traded her needle and thread for a word processor, and now spends her time writing sexy romances. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with family, friends and her pets, as well as reading and hitting the gym. Website // Blog // Twitter // Facebook  

    Kelly Jamieson
Kelly JamiesonI'm a married mother of two who lives a very ordinary life outside of my imagination. When I'm not writing I'm usually reading. I also like to cook and that means I like to read cookbooks and cooking magazines. In the summer I enjoy spending time gardening and in the winter I like to read gardening magazines and seed catalogues. I love lying on the beach or on my deck with a glass of wine and a good book. I also love to travel. As you can see, pretty much all my activities involve reading somehow! Although I don't have as much time for it any more, I also love to shop, especially for clothes and shoes. Some think I'm obsessed with shoes but that is not true (although my husband would point out that there is no room left in our closet).
I love to hear from readers, so Tweet me on Twitter, leave me a comment on Goodreads or Amazon or my blog, or email me at info (at)

If I Break by Portia Moore

If I BreakIf I Break by Portia Moore

This is not your typical happily ever after...

Lauren Brooks wants to do three things: Escape the small town she grew
up in, get accepted to her dream school in Chicago, and graduate
without drowning in debt. Now she’s working her ass off to do just

With a full course load and a waitressing job at one of the hottest
night clubs in Chicago, she does not have time for distractions;namely
ones who only want to get into her pants. She’s been burned before.
Only a fool goes for a second round.. With just two semesters left
until graduation, everything’s on track.

Until she meets Cal. Enter distraction.

At six-foot-two, with ebony hair, deep grey eyes, and a smile that
could only hide an agenda, she knows he’s trouble. And for the first
time in her life, a little trouble might be just what she needs.

No what she wants.

It isn't like she’d ever marry the guy.
Until she does.

What she thinks will be her happily ever after, is only the beginning.
Cal has a secret. One that makes loving him come with a price, and
being his wife cost more than she bargained for.

I'm obsessed with blowing kisses. I guess that makes me a romantic. I love books and cute boys and reading about cute boys in books.I'm infatuated with the glamour girls of the past: Audrey,Dorthy,Marilyn,Elizabeth.

I'm a self confessed girly girl,book nerd,food enthusiast, and comic book fan. Odd combination huh, you have no idea...

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is most definitely a must read.

This seems to be the debut book for this author and I must say I was blown away.

There is something about this book that makes you want to read it straight through.

What a mind f***k this book was, I didn't see that outcome at all, I thought it was something else entirely.

This has one of the most original plots I have ever read, at one point it makes you want to scream, then cry.

I really cannot wait for the next book

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Love This Life: BLOG TOUR STOP. Love's Great Adventure Series Book 2: Love's Great Adventure Series Book 2 by Theresa Troutman

Love This Life (Love’s Great Adventure Series/Book 2)
Author: Theresa Troutman
Cover Design: James
Publication: June 9, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance 18+


“All I want is you.”
Tess Hamilton has a ten year plan—every milestone mapped out to reach her educational, career and life goals. Happy to be moving in with her fiancé, Sebastian, she didn’t anticipate a dangerous attraction to another man, a life-changing event, and a terrifying journey of self-discovery. They were definitely not a part of her master plan, and now Tess wonders if any part of her scheme will come to fruition. Sebastian Irons is getting everything he’s ever wanted out of life. Leaving his playboy image in the past, he’s finally become the better man he longed to be when he left England and came to America. Madly in love with his fiancée and ready to start their life together, everything is seemingly perfect—until a series of unexpected events threatens to tear them apart. Can Tess and Sebastian survive the curveballs life throws at them? Will their love crash and burn, or will they get their long-awaited happily ever after?



Excerpt # 1


Tess walked into her first class, which was Government. She took a seat in the front row, eager to hear her professor's lecture. Everyone else who entered the room headed for the back of the lecture hall, leaving Tess all alone. She tapped her pen on the desk with nervous energy.

The professor entered the room. He looked ancient with his short, white hair and slightly bent posture. He wore a tweed jacket and eyeglasses with think black frames that slid down his nose. He reminded Tess of Doctor Magnus Pike from the Thomas Dolby video for She Blinded Me With Science. The professor cleared his throat to get the students’ attention.

Just then, a late arrival burst through the door. So nice of you to join us Mr.?

Miller,” the young man replied.

Do have a seat Mr. Miller, quickly. And see that you arent late for my class again.

The young man quickly scanned the room with a grimace, not happy to sit in the front row. He walked over to Tess and sat next to her. The professor began to scribble on the blackboard while Tess turned to observe Mr. Miller.

The first thing Tess noticed was how good-looking he was: strong features, a dimpled chin, brown eyes, and light brown hair. He was wearing khakis and a pale blue polo shirt.

Man, my brother was right when he warned me about that old coot,” he whispered to Tess.

You were late for class,” she reminded him.

No, I was exactly on time,” he countered.

Tess grinned as she shook her head, amused at this guys carefree attitude. He reminded her of Sebastian, only with an American accent and a smaller budget for his wardrobe.

Im Dan, by the way,” he introduced, reaching out his hand to shake hers.

Tess Hamilton,” she whispered, hoping the professor wouldnt scold her too.

The professor turned around to lecture the class. Tess dutifully took out her tablet and began to take notes.

Ninety minutes later, Tess packed up her books to go to her next class. So where are you off to next?” Dan asked, standing from his seat.

English with Professor Sutton.

Me, too. We have a half an hour. Want to get some coffee?

I dont drink coffee,” she said as they walked out of the lecture hall.

Tea, soda, milk?” he pressed.

You dont give up, do you?” Tess marveled.

Nope. Come on, whats the harm?

Okay. I could go for a Diet Coke.

Thank God,” Dan sighed with relief. I need to surround myself with as many smart people as possible.

What makes you think Im smart?

The smart ones always sit in front, eager to observe and learn,” Dan explained.

You say that like its a bad thing.

Oh, not at all. It was a compliment, not an insult.

Why do you need me? You did get into NYU, after all. Theyre very selective of who they pick.

Dan laughed. He had the most wonderful laugh. His eyes seemed to twinkle, and laugh lines appeared in the corner of his eyes.

Please let me in on the joke.

Theyre not picky when your mother is one of the esteemed professors and your brother is getting a Masters.


Yeah, and that leaves me. Not the sharpest tool in the shed,’ my father would say.” Dan held open the door to the cafeteria so Tess could enter first. He poured himself a cup of coffee while Tess grabbed a can of Diet Coke from the cooler. They walked to the cashier and Dan paid for them both before Tess could reach for her wallet.


Excerpt # 2

Sebastian walked into the condo to find Tess dressed and ready to go. She was standing in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Manhattan, the lights of the city twinkling and bright. He walked up behind her and placed his hands on her shoulders. Happy birthday, Tess.

Tess turned around to face him. I like the new suit. You look very dapper.

You take my breath away,” he whispered, leaning in to kiss her. The kiss was quick and sweet. Sebastian took her hand, saying, Follow me.

He guided Tess to the guest bedroom and opened the door. Inside, the bistro table was  dressed with their finest linens, china, silver, and crystal.

Its just like the efficiency,” Tess said, looking over at Sebastian.

I wanted to re-create the first time I cooked you dinner. I hope you dont mind were not going out tonight.

Tess threw her arms around his neck. I love it!

Sebastian escorted her to the table and pulled out the chair. Tess sat down and quickly unlaced the straps of her shoes, kicking them off under the table. She admired the centerpiece of roses and inhaled the fragrant scent of the blossoms.

He left the room momentarily, and then returned with Alice in tow. She placed salad plates on table. Sebastian cooked dinner, Im just helping out for tonight. I hope you enjoy it,she said to Tess.

Tess didnt touch her salad; she simply stared at Sebastian, a single tear of joy escaping her eye. Thank you so much. This is perfect. You remembered every detail.

Sebastian reached over and took her hand. Youre welcome, darling.

Alice continued to bring course after course to the couple as they enjoyed their dinner. They talked with ease. Sebastian couldnt help but wonder if things were finally getting back to normal.

At the end of the meal, Alice bought a birthday cake to the table. It was six-inch round chocolate cake with buttercream icing. There was one candle on top of the cake, glowing like a beacon.

If thats all, I think Ill leave you for the evening,” Alice said, handing the knife to Tess.

Thank you, Alice.

Alice winked at them and closed the door as she left the room.

Make a wish.

Tess closed her eyes, waited a moment, and then blew out the candle. Its too pretty to eat,” she lamented.

We dont have to eat it right now,” Sebastian said, standing up from the table. He offered his hand to Tess, who willingly took it.

Sebastian escorted her into the living room. He walked over to the CD player and hit the play button. Roxy MusicAvalon started playing. Dance with me.” He swept Tess up in his arms and moved to the music, swaying to the slow, melodic song. Tess pressed into him, leaning her head on his shoulder.

When the song was over, Sebastian looked at Tess and saw the happiness in her eyes. He felt as if he had recaptured a magic time they had shared long ago. Sebastian raised her hand to his cheek and tenderly kissed her palm. I love you, Tess.

He felt the time was right, so he got down on one knee, reached into his jacket pocket, and pulled out a red Cartier box. Youre my world. Marry me and I promise I will spend every day for the rest of my life making you happy,” Sebastian said, opening the box to reveal a stunning 1/2-carat Asscher cut diamond set in 18-karat gold.

              * * *

Tess looked down at Sebastian: his eyes were full of love, his expression full of hope. She honestly hadnt been expecting a proposal, especially in light of their current situation. Tess had gotten her wish. All she wanted was to move forward with Sebastian, and here he was presenting her with the opportunity. She certainly wasnt about to let it slip away. Yes. All I want is you.

Sebastian stood up and removed the ring from the red box. Tess held out her trembling left hand, and Sebastian slipped the ring on her finger. It fit perfectly; that didnt surprise Tess at all.

A tear escaped the corner of Sebastians eye and Tess brushed it away with her thumb.Dont cry,” she begged.

Im so happy you said yes,” he admitted, feeling simultaneously relieved and elated.

Tess stood on her tiptoes and crushed her lips against his. Sebastian didnt hold back this time; he put all his pent-up emotions into the kiss. It was tender at first, and then it spread like wildfire, hot and eager, setting his heart racing.

Tess pulled away, gasping for air. Make love to me, Sebastian.




Theresa Troutman lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their crazy dog, Niko. She loves reading, theatre, traveling and is an active member of the SCBWI. Works by Theresa include My Secret Summer (YA romance), A Special Connection (New Adult Romance), and Life's What You Make It - Love's Great Adventure Series Book 1 ( Mature YA romance)

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this arc in exchange for an honest review.

A truly romantic read.

We have some comedy moments in this book, the storyline is easy to follow and the book is well written.

If you want a read that is truly romance then this is the book for you

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10 Things You Didnt Know About Theresa Troutman and The Loves Great Adventure Series.



To celebrate the release of book two - Love This Life, I wanted to share some little know insider info with you and your readers.


1.  The playlist consists of songs from the 1980s, the period that the story takes place. The playlist is an alternative way to telling the story and the lyrics parallel what is happening is Sebastians life. Older readers will recognize these songs, but I hope to introduce younger readers to music of that decade.

2.  Lifes What You Make It was originally called: Nanny, Charles and Me. It was told from Tess Hamiltons point of view. I switched to Sebastian Irons point of view because he is such a flawed character and I wanted to take the reader of his journey to redemption.

3.  The book Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh inspired me to start writing this book back in 1984. As the years progressed, Downton Abbey and Gossip Girl are other shows that are similar in genre. If youre a fan of these shows, I think youll enjoy Lifes What You Make It.

4.  I kept the time period for Lifes What You Make It in the 1980s. Why? Life was so much simplerno internet or cell phones. It was easier to go undetected back then. Now everybody know what youre doing thanks to social media. Also, it wasnt uncommon for high school sweethearts to get married.

5. Sebastian Irons died in the first draft of the book.

6. When beta readers finished the first book, many of they said, Do they get married?” This inspired me to write Love This Life. I fell in love with Sebastian and Tess and had so much fun writing them, I didnt want to let them go. The final book in the series is called London Loves and will take place five years after Love This Life. Im currently writing it and looking to release in September 2014.

7. Im an avid traveler and have traveled to Australia seven times in the past twenty-five years. Thats the equivalent of being on an airplane for two weeks straight!

8. I was married when I was nineteen years old and Im still with the same guy!  We dont have any children. (Does a crazy dog count?)

9. When I was young, I wanted to be a film director. Guess I like telling people what to do, so being a writer suits me perfectly.

10. I owned my own cafe and photo gallery in the 1990s in a town called Intercourse, PA. (It is a real town in Amish country right between Bird and Hand and Blue Ball - really dont know what inspired the Amish to name their towns!)

Grand prize - signed paperback of Love This Life and a swag pack! (US only)
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