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AuthorBuzz Giveaway: When Your Life Is a Lie

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I hope you enjoy this heartwarming story of starting over. What do you do when the life you had turns out to be a lie. Lanie Jacobs is doing just that and discovering that starting over can be better than anything she never allowed herself to dream of. Sign up for my newsletter here, https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/b2v9i5 Five of you will win an eARC of Rainy Day Friends. http://jillshalvis.com/ The Myth of Perpetual Summer returns to the tumultuous 1960s Mississippi; stomping grounds of award-winning bestseller, Whistling Past The Graveyard. As with Whistling, this emotional book is sure to be a favorite with book clubs. Tallulah James parent’s tumultuous relationship and their hands-off parenting set tongues to wagging in their staid Southern town. When tragedy…

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Suspense, Romance, Cooking and More: The Best New Releases of the Week

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January is coming to a end, but that only means the new releases are picking up. To keep you company for the rest of the month, we have a list of the very best new releases from this week. Danielle Steel’s new book is out, and for all of us who may swear just a bit too much, Emma Byrne reveals the science of why it may actually be good for you! From the latest literary fiction and the best new cookbooks, to the best romance and suspense, here is the list of new releases from this week: 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos, Jordan B. Peterson Fall from Grace, Danielle Steel Swearing is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad…

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10 Sexy Holiday Romances

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It’s finally December, which means there’s no shame in decorating that tree, stringing that garland, and obsessing over all things Holiday. And that includes your book collection! Every year, our favorite romance novelists publish sweet and steamy Christmas love stories that are guaranteed to warm your heart. From sexy mistletoe kisses to snowed-in adventures, these books are filled with the best parts of the holidays: decorations, celebrations, and love. If you want to add a little spice to your reading list this Christmas season, here are 10 holiday romances that you won’t want to miss: Chasing Christmas Eve, Jill Shalvis (Avon, September 26, 2017) It’s all about strangers connecting in this holiday-themed Heartbreaker Bay Novel by powerhouse author Shalvis. When…

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Mysteries, Giveaways and More in This Week’s AuthorBuzz

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Dear Reader, see what this week’s AuthorBuzz authors have to say! In each note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, learn about the authors’ inspiration, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more.     Dear Reader, Writing as Laura Childs, I’ve penned the New York Times bestselling Tea Shop and Scrapbook Mysteries. Now, under my own name, I’m proud to introduce Shadow Girl, the second book in my Afton Tangler Thriller series. And what a thriller this is . . . When a medical helicopter is blasted out of the sky, a dying tycoon’s hope for a heart transplant is dashed. But that’s just the beginning of a gruesome crime spree that leaves Afton Tangler, family liaison officer, and the Minneapolis PD reeling.…

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The Top 10 June Books to Read as You Soak up the Sun

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The birds are chirping, the sun is out (finally), and June is in full swing. It might not be warm enough to jump into a pool yet (at least for some of us), but we’re so close to the heart of summer that we can almost taste those BBQs. That also means it’s the perfect month to soak up some much-needed sun with a good book. Or 10. Yep, June books are here and there’s a pile on our nightstand that says we’ve got some amazing reads waiting for us. Diana Gabaldon, anyone?! Here are the June books that we can’t wait to dive into: Seven Stones to Stand or Fall, Diana Gabaldon (Delacorte Press, June 27, 2017) Fans of…

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‘Tis the Season to Binge on Our Favorite 20 Christmas Reads of 2016!

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It’s finally Christmas time, and we’re in full holiday swing — including the books that we’re currently reading! There are tons of great Christmas-themed novels to dive into these days, filled with cozy family dinners, snowy scenes and plenty of making out under the mistletoe. Here are 20 recent releases about Christmas that we can’t wait to binge on through the holiday season and into 2017: The Christmas Town, Donna VanLiere (St. Martin’s Press, October 18, 2016) As a foster child, Lauren Gabriel has never really had a place that feels like home. But all of that changes when she unexpectedly ends up in the small town of Grandon one Christmas and starts volunteering at a center for single mothers.…

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December’s Author Crush: Jill Shalvis Masters the Art of Chemistry

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It’s not often that I find a new contemporary romance author who blows me away with the very first book. But that’s exactly what happened when I bought my first Jill Shalvis novel three years ago. The story was Head Over Heels, the third book in Jill Shalvis’ insanely popular Lucky Harbor series. From the first page, I knew it was special — the main character was spunky and fun, and her love interest was brooding and hot. More importantly, they had chemistry. Banter and sweet moments and so much heat that I had to take breaks to fan myself. It’s an elusive concept, true chemistry between characters, and so many authors get it so wrong. But Shalvis isn’t one of them,…

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Royalty, Fantasy and a Christmas Romance are Part of Our Kindle To-Be Read List!

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Most readers I know have an alarming to-be-read (TBR) pile. Mine is mostly on my Kindle, partly because I vowed that I would stop buying paperback romance novels at the grocery store (yeah, right) and partly because I just can’t resist an Amazon bargain. Any time I see an e-book on sale, I snap it up, adding it to my ever-growing – and never-ending – list of books that I swear I will read someday. Honestly, I both love and loathe my TBR pile. It’s like a warm and pleasant albatross around my neck, weighing me down while at the same time filling me with constant comfort and happiness. But I love that no matter what, I always have a book…

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The Top 10 September Books to Read as You Wait for Fall to Arrive

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Are you watching the leaves start to change colors? Are you suddenly craving pumpkin spice lattes? Do you feel that slight chill in the air? Yeah, me neither. But despite the 80 degree heat and the lingering lethargy of summer, it’s officially September. Which means back-to-school season, country fair time, and the slow start of fall. While we all wait for those crisp autumn days to show up, here are the 10 books we can’t wait to get our hands on in September: Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo (Henry Holt and Co., September 27, 2016) Bardugo follows up last year’s young adult fantasy heist novel, Six of Crows, with this action-packed sequel. What will become of Kaz, the gang, and the…

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Dream Casting: 4 Romantic Book Heroes and the Actors Who Should Play Them

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There’s nothing more fun than imagining which actors or actresses will play the characters from your favorite book. Sometimes the actual casting nails it – like Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen! And sometimes, not so much – sorry Jamie Campbell Bower, you just weren’t meant to play Jace Wayland. Regardless, imagining the cast of your favorite book can often be way more fun than actually seeing who Hollywood chooses for the roles. With that in mind, here are 4 of our favorite romantic book heroes and the actors we’d pick to play them in the movie: Marlon Teixeira as Landon Lucas Maxfield (Easy by Tammara Webber, Berkley Romance) Any fan of New Adult has heard of Easy, the story of college student Jacqueline’s…

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The Top 10 March Books We’re Dying to Devour

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March is that in-between month where it’s SO close to spring we can taste it, but the possibility of snow and frigid air threatens to keep us curled up inside under a blanket a little bit longer. The good news? That just means we can continue to add to our bookshelf without feeling bad about not being outside. But with e-books, hardcover releases, paperbacks and indie reads, sometimes finding a good new book can be overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve done the work for you and picked out the upcoming titles this month that you’re going to want to get our hands on. Here are 10 March releases any reader should definitely be watching out for: Lady Midnight: The Dark Artifices, Cassandra Clare (Simon Teen,…

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This Week’s Featured Authors: Dee Davis and Jill Shalvis

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Dear Reader, See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Dear Reader, I’ve always loved soap operas! And so when Julie Kenner approached me about creating a series of novellas written in the style of the great TV soaps, I was all in. Over the past two years, we’ve worked hard to build Storm, Texas.  A place full of love and laughter, passion and pain, sex and scandal—and people we hope you’ll come to care about as much as we do.  As the season draws to a climax, I am proud to present the season ending episode…Thunder Rolls .  Get ready!…

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3 TV shows and a book: Small town charm and romance

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Thanks to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, I can’t even remember the last time I watched a show when it actually aired. At this point, I’m addicted to the instant gratification of watching one episode after another while the hours tick by. Sure, sometimes you start to wonder if you should put real pants on, or if maybe that second pint of Ben & Jerry’s is actually a good idea, but there’s a real sense of accomplishment when you make it through an entire season of a show in one weekend. My favorite shows to binge are the ones you can put on in the background while you clean your apartment, or, uh, play a few hours of Candy Crush.…

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