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Eloisa James Continues to Impress in “Born to be Wilde”

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The year is 1780 and we’re on book 3 of The Wildes of Lindow Castle by Eloisa James, Born to Be Wilde (Avon). The Wildes are an extraordinary extended family:  eccentric, outrageous, loving and full of joy. They are the perfect reflection of rambunctious Georgian high society. The Wildes are an utter delight. Born to be Wilde is the story of Parth Sterling, adoptive son and brother to the Wilde clan, and Miss Lavinia Gray, a beauty who believes herself to be an heiress until she discovers that her mother’s criminal behaviour has ruined the family.  Lavinia and Parth have always had a prickly relationship but when Lavinia needs to find a rich husband she proposes to Parth, only to be rejected. Parth’s…

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: 15 Steamy New Romances You’ll Warm Up To This Winter

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Between record cold snaps, bomb cyclones, and snow falling by the feet, this winter has been brutal so far. It makes us want to stay inside forever, wrapped up in a warm blanket, sipping tea – and reading a good book, of course. And when it’s this nasty outside, there’s nothing better than a steamy romance novel to help warm us up in just the right ways. So if you’re looking to beat the cold, then look no further, this list (and previews) of new romances is guaranteed to warm you up on a wintry day! Unraveled, Helen Hardt The Hookup, Kristen Ashley Hello Stranger, Lisa Kleypas Wrong to Need You, Alisha Rai Tempest, Beverly Jenkins Judgment Road, Christine Feehan A…

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Cool Days, Hot Nights: Our Top 10 Historical Romances for November

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Now that it’s officially November, the days are getting colder and the trees are bare and waiting for snow. For us at Booktrib, cold days are made for cozy afternoons spent curled up on the couch, sipping hot chocolate and reading a great book. Even better if that book happens to be a steamy romance novel (hey, we need something to help warm us up). This month we have historical romances on the brain, from dukes and lords to cowboys on the range. It doesn’t matter the era – whether they feature kilts or top hats, we can’t get enough of love stories set in the distant past. Here are 10 historical romances coming out in November that are guaranteed…

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May’s Author Crush: Maya Banks Can Write Every Kind of Romance

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If you’re a romance reader, then you know that “romance” is actually a huge category of books that includes all different types of genres. From historical to thrillers to westerns to erotic contemporary novels, romance readers have a wide variety of settings and tropes to choose from. And we all have certain authors we turn to when we’re craving a certain type of novel. Historical romance? Julia Quinn. Romantic thriller? Sandra Brown. But then there are those rare authors who can do it all, delivering genre after genre of romantic and well-written stories. Maya Banks is most definitely one of those rare authors. Not only is she prolific; publishing multiple books a year, but she’s also versatile, transitioning from contemporary…

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Romance Roundup: 25 Sexy New Releases Capturing Our Heart

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Thanks to Valentine’s Day and those long, snowy winter nights, February just might be the most romantic month of the year. We’re celebrating that romance with a giant roundup of the steamiest, sweetest and most loving reads we can find. Here’s a preview of 25 new romantic releases that are bound to warm even the coldest of hearts: Romance Roundup Like A Memory, Abbi Glines (February 14, 2017) Nate Finlay never forgot Bliss York, the girl who broke his heart years ago. But Bliss has her own secrets – she spent her teen years battling leukemia. Can the two reconnect again as adults, despite the years (and other relationships) that might stand in their way? Starlight Bridge, Debbie Mason (Hachette…

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Books Capturing the Romance and Heartbreak of ‘The Light Between Oceans’

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The Light Between Oceans comes out in theaters Friday, September 2 and We. Can’t. Wait. And not just because it stars Michael Fassbender (though, yum). Originally a book written by M.L. Stedman in 2012, The Light Between Oceans is one of those heart-wrenching stories that stays with you long after you finish it. If you haven’t read the novel, get yourself to a bookstore ASAP. But in the meantime, here’s the movie’s lusciously-beautiful trailer:   Doesn’t it look so good? Fassbender stars as Tom Sherbourne, a WWI soldier who returns from war and falls madly in love with Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander). The two move out to a remote lighthouse where they live in near-isolation. After a few failed pregnancies, Isabel is…

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If You Like Starz’ Outlander, You’ll Fall in Love with These 10 Books

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As a self-proclaimed Outlander junkie, I’m always on the lookout for different books that are just as romantic and compelling as my favorite series. Claire and Jamie are a force to be reckoned with, and it’s not easy to live up to that kind of love. Not to mention the historical details that Diana Gabaldon brings to the narrative, or her unique touches of fantasy and mystery. But over the years, I have found a few books that come close. Here they are, along with this guarantee: if you like Outlander, you’ll love these 10 books. Promise. Outlander Book Recommendations Into the Wilderness, Sara Donati (Delta, 2008) This is the first book in a series that Gabaldon herself recommends to readers — and…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Jodi Thomas and Lone Heart Pass

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Where family bonds are made and broken, and where young love sparks as old flames grow dim, Ransom Canyon is ready to welcome—and shelter—those who need it  With a career and a relationship in ruins, Jubilee Hamilton is left reeling from a fast fall to the bottom. The run-down Texas farm she’s inherited is a far cry from the second chance she hoped for, but it and the abrasive foreman she’s forced to hire are all she’s got. Every time Charley Collins has let a woman get close, he’s been burned. So Lone Heart ranch and the contrary woman who owns it are merely a means to an end, until Jubilee tempts him to take another risk—to stop resisting the…

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Twain’s End Reveals Samuel Clemens’ Surprising Love Triangle

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Who was the real Mark Twain? In the end, “Mark Twain” himself wasn’t a real person—he was a pseudonym (and a persona) invented by Samuel Clemens and he was perhaps the greatest popular culture superstar of his time. As a novelist, essayist and public speaker, Clemens occupied a spot at the zenith of public attention. Without the 19th- and 20th-century equivalents of TMZ and tabloid newspapers, however, we have very little evidence of what Clemens was like behind the Twain facade. But in the new novel Twain’s End (Gallery Books, 2015), author Lynn Cullen sheds new light on what might have been the complicated relationship between Clemens and his private secretary, Isabel Lyon. In March 1909, Twain happily gave his…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Jodi Thomas and Ransom Canyon

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Watch for a chance to win a black Resistol cowboy hat like the one worn by RANSOM CANYON hero Staten Kirkland.  From New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas comes the first book in a compelling, emotionally resonant series set in a remote west Texas town—where family can be made by blood or by choice  Rancher Staten Kirkland, the last descendant of Ransom Canyon’s founding father, is rugged and practical to the last. No one knows that when his troubling memories threaten to overwhelm him, he runs to lovely, reclusive Quinn O’Grady…or that she has her own secret that no one living knows. Young Lucas Reyes has his eye on the prize—college, and the chance to become something more than…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Brenda Novak, Author of The Secret Sister

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Did she once have a sister? Has her mother lied all these years? Why?  After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to Fairham, the small island off the South Carolina coast where she grew up. She goes there to heal—and to help her brother, Keith, a deeply troubled man who’s asked her to come home. But she refuses to stay in the family house. The last person she wants to see is the wealthy, controlling mother she escaped years ago. Instead, she finds herself living next door to someone else she’d prefer to avoid—Rafe Romero, the wild, reckless boy to whom she lost her virginity at sixteen. He’s back on the island, and to her surprise, he’s raising a young…

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