Contemporaries to covet in February – giveaway!

Hello, friends! I hope your 2014 is going well so far. How are your New Year’s Resolutions? Mine are going great, mostly because I didn’t make any. 🙂

My long-time blog followers will know that I used to publish a post called “Contemporaries to covet” on the first Monday of every month. After I had my daughter, it kinda fell by the wayside. But I’m bringing it back!

So here’s the deal. In this post, I tell you about a few of the contemporary romance novels coming out this month that I’m most looking forward to. You tell me yours in the comments below, and I’ll randomly choose one commenter to win a $10 gift certificate for herself AND for the author she mentions in the comment. See below for details, but first, here’s what I’m coveting this month.

Jaded by Anne Calhoun

Jaded by Anne CalhounThey can’t hide from desire…

After life as a cop in Denver leaves him burned-out, Lucas Ridgeway returns to Walkers Ford, South Dakota, to serve as their chief of police. He’s hoping to start over with a clean slate and avoid any emotional entanglements—even after his next-door neighbor kisses him senseless. Alana is passionate, dedicated, and most importantly leaving town soon. So why not have some fun?

Alana Wentworth comes from a larger-than-life political family, yet all she wanted was to be a librarian. Then after an embarrassing marriage proposal from Mr. Not-For-Her, she jumps at the chance to live her dream for a few months. She wasn’t supposed to get involved with the community—or sexy, troubled Lucas. But when the time comes for Alana to put Walkers Ford behind her, she’s not ready. And Lucas may not be ready for her to go…

Publication date:  February 4, 2014

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Why I want it

I loooove Anne Calhoun’s books. They are unspeakably sexy because she plumbs the depths of her characters’ emotions like almost no other author I know. If I’m reading an Anne Calhoun novel, my house could catch fire and I wouldn’t notice. I. Love. Her.
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Cover reveal for Mine Under the Mistletoe – & giveaway!

It’s finally here! I’m thrilled to show you the cover of my Christmas novella, Mine Under the Mistletoe. But I’m going to be a little cheeky and give it to you in the form of a puzzle. 🙂

If you don’t have time for puzzles (boo!), you can see the cover intact here.

I’ve also published chapter one for you to read, so you can decide whether to pre-order it. 🙂

Check out the giveaway info below the puzzle. And let me know what you think of the cover!


I’m giving away one digital copy of Mine Under the Mistletoe. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter!

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Mine Under the Mistletoe

Thanks to a transatlantic house swap, California girl Ashley Turner is finally going to fulfill her lifelong dream of a proper English Christmas. Her holiday plans did not include a sexy stranger climbing into her borrowed bed in the middle of the night. But in the light of day, Ashley can’t help but wonder if Santa has delivered early…

Game designer Oliver Stansfeld can’t wait to leave dreary London—and all its difficult holiday memories—for sunny San Diego. But a freak ice storm and a grounded plane have forced him back to his already-occupied flat. To make up for the mix-up, the least he can do is show his pretty houseguest where to get the perfect Christmas tree before he leaves.

The more time they spend together, the more their attraction grows, and soon Ashley is tempting Oliver to give in to the spirit of the season and snuggle up for the rest of the winter. As the ice melts and flights start taking off again, he must choose between giving in to the past or risking his heart on a chance at love.

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Review and giveaway at Dear Author

Waaaay back when I was 14 years old, I got a B+ in my geometry class and had an emotional meltdown, begging my teacher for a chance to do extra credit. (It’s true. Just ask my friend Amanda.)

Today I got a B+ review from Dear Author and I’m CHUFFED TO BITS! (That’s a good thing.) Dear Author is a much harder grader than Mr. Hinrichs was.

Jayne wrote a really, really lovely review. Here’s an excerpt.

The book is funny and real and the dialogue is fantastic…I want Spencer. I want to marry this man. We’ve had some reviews recently that mentioned heroes winning their heroines by treating them nicely and that fits here in spades. Not only is he patient and a sweetie, he’s sexy as hell. Spencer should be cloned and mass produced for export. Britain would have a trade surplus that would be the envy of the world.

London Legends field bagI’m giving Dear Author readers a chance to win Knowing the Score. Three people will get a copy of my book, and one of those people will also win this London Legends field bag.

Friends, head over to Dear Author, read the review, and enter the giveaway. But hurry because it ends Monday!

Release week giveaway, day 5: Win The Derby Girl by Tamara Morgan & a sleeve for your Kindle or Nook

I can’t believe it’s already the end of my debut release week. I’ve felt like a queen all week long. You guys have been beyond awesome.

Speaking of feeling like a queen, check out this review by Kame on The Book Queen’s Book Palace: “This is an absolute FANTASTIC book! The characters have great depth and their personal struggles would make anyone empathize. I loved that Caitlyn was from America and Spencer was very British – gave some really funny moments…Sometimes you find a new author and you just know from the first page that they will write books you will read for years to come! I would love to read more with these characters.”

I’m thrilled to say that there will be at least one more London Legends book. Playing It Close, featuring Spencer’s best mate Liam, will come out next April. I’m editing it now and will share excerpts as soon as I can.

And now for today’s giveaway.


Today the lovely Tamara Morgan is giving away a copy of her upcoming release The Derby Girl. I read the first book in this series, The Rebound Girl, and I can’t wait for The Derby Girl to hit my Kindle.

The Derby Girl by Tamara Morgan

Publication Date: August 26, 2013

Book Two of the Getting Physical Series

The Derby GirlRoller derby girl Gretchen “Honey Badger” Badgerton lives in the moment, no apologies. Like every woman in Pleasant Park with a pulse, she finds Dr. Jared Fine irresistible, but she’s taken by surprise when her unattainable new neighbor asks her out.

On paper, Jared is the perfect man: gorgeous, wealthy and charitable. But his golden image is just that, and opening an upstate practice is a welcome chance to start a new life. When Gretchen stops to help him with a flat tire, he’s intrigued by her feisty attitude—and her sexy body art. There’s something refreshing about being with a take-charge woman who doesn’t expect him to be anything but himself.

Though Gretchen is hesitant to shatter Jared’s “bad girl” illusion of her, she has to face facts: she’s fallen for the good doctor. She’s used to putting everyone else’s needs before hers, but as their relationship heats up, can she handle having someone take care of her for a change?

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The second prize is a sleeve for your Kindle or Nook. (Fits Kindle Wifi, Kindle 3G + Wifi and Kindle DX + Kindle Fire, Nook Color, Nook Wifi and Nook 3G + Wifi.) You can choose between one featuring the cover of Knowing the Score and one with the London Legends logo.

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Release week giveaway, day 4: Win Personal Assets by Kelsey Browning & a London Legends T-shirt

Helloooo! I’m here with another contemporary romance giveaway. But first, did you see this on Facebook? It’s one of my favorite lines from Knowing the Score.

Knowing the Score favorite lines

All righty! Here’s today’s giveaway.


Today you can win this fantastic, flirty, fun contemporary romance by Kelsey Browning – before it’s published!

Personal Assets by Kelsey Browning

Publication date: August 26, 2013

Book one of the Texas Nights series

Personal AssetsSex therapist Allie Shelby has the professional credentials, but she could use a bit more practical experience. Finding the right man to bring out her inner bad girl is tough in a population-challenged Texas town. So when sinfully sexy Cameron Wright rolls back into Shelbyville, Allie wastes no time inviting him to join her in some hands-on research.

Cameron has come home to fulfill his dream of restoring classic cars. Back in high school, he knew the town princess, Allie Shelby, was way out of his league. Today he has even less in common with Allie, so he’s shocked as hell when she propositions him. Still, he’s only human, so he accepts her offer—and with each encounter, she shows him another, wilder side. Before long, he’s thinking about more than just sex.

But while her personal life heats up, Allie’s business is about to crash and burn. And she has to convince Cameron that she’s one princess who’s not looking for a prince to ride to her rescue.

Read an excerpt

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You can also win this London Legends T-shirt. Just enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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