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10 Sexy Billionaire Romances Heating Up Our Tablets

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From motorcycle men to sports stars, romance novels often feature different types of alpha men. One of the latest trends is one we can definitely get behind though: billionaire romances! These men are CEOs, wear designer suits, ride around in private jets, and fall hard for their lady loves. It helps that they like to dominate in the boardroom — and the bedroom. Sexy and powerful, it’s hard not to fall instantly for a billionaire leading man. So here are 10 billionaire romances that we’re excited to dive into on our tablets: Going Down Hard: Billionaire Bad Boys, Book 3, Carly Phillips (February 21, 2017) What’s better than a billionaire? One who also happens to be a bad boy. Going Down Hard…

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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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Erotic Tales that Every Fifty Shades Darker Fan is Scrambling to Read

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Fifty Shades Darker is officially out today, February 10, and we’ve already bought our tickets. And popcorn. And maybe even a silk tie or two. Can you blame us? Based on the bestselling book series by E.L. James, the sequel to 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey movie looks sexier, sleeker and filled with enough romance to make anyone swoon. This time around Christian Grey (James Dornan) is finally ready to allow Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) fully into his life, assuming she’ll give him another chance. But the submissive girl finally has her own demands, and she’s no longer willing to play by Christian’s rules. The two seem happier than ever with their relationship, until a mysterious figure from Christian’s past shows up and threatens everything…

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January’s Author Crush: Katy Evans’ Novels are Hot, Hot, Hot

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Sometimes you just want to read a sexy book. You know what I mean: those select stories filled with flirtation, innuendo, sexy make-out scenes and even sexier bedroom scenes. These are the books that sweep you up in the romance, delivering a solid story that’s always satisfyingly hot and heavy. When I’m in the mood to be wrapped up in a sexy read, I immediately turn to Katy Evans. Her alpha men are hot, chiseled and so completely devoted to their lady loves that I sometimes find myself dying of jealously while I read. And those lady loves are no slouches either; smart, accomplished and completely worthy of the true love they find in their hot leading men. Their romances…

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Six Packs and Stepsisters: These 10 New Sports-Themed Romances Score Big

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The other day on a whim I decided to watch the first episode of Fox’s new show, Pitch. And OMG I haven’t stopped watching since. Full of strong women, sizzling chemistry and a romance that I’m already rooting for, Pitch is the sports show we all need in our lives right now. It’s also reminding me of how much I love great sports-themed romances!   Luckily for me (and you too!) athlete heroes are all the rage these days, dominating the New Adult and contemporary romance shelves. From the six-pack abs to the never-ending capacity for sport puns, these sexy stories are almost always a home run. #SorryNotSorry Here are 10 recent sports-themed romances that are most definitely hitting it out of the…

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October’s Author Crush: Jamie McGuire Writes the Ultimate Bad Boy

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Every once in a while you stumble across one of those book heroes who just make you melt. They might be an alpha guy, a sensitive jock, or the hipster boy who likes to write poetry about sunsets. It doesn’t matter; they’re so sexy that you’re ready to crawl into the pages of the book to make out with this fictional character. For me, that weakness is all about bad boys with a secret heart of gold. And no bad boy is quite as hot, or as melt-worthy, as Travis Maddox. When I first read Jamie McGuire’s genre-defining new adult novel, Beautiful Disaster, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would this book live up to the hype? Was it really…

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Back-to-School Romances Perfect For the Student in All of Us

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It doesn’t matter how old you get, September always means back-to-school season. If nothing else, it’s an excuse to buy some new clothes as you wait for the leaves to start changing colors. If you actually are going back to school, there’s something nice about leaving those humid days of summer behind to start dreaming of plaid skirts and the smell of fresh textbooks. Speaking of books, back-to-school season is also a great time to dive into some awesome new reads. The more romance the better, as far as we’re concerned. After all, what’s better than checking out your crush as he walks past your locker every day or makes a winning touchdown at the big game? In honor of…

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A Reader’s Guide to New Adult Fiction

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The literary world is a vast and ever-expanding place, where new genres and terms are constantly being invented and developed. “New Adult,” or NA, is a fairly broad genre that’s defined mostly by the age group it revolves around. While Young Adult literature focuses on characters in their early to late teens, NA tells stories about characters in their early adult years: typically ages 18-30. Books about characters in their 20s are nothing new. In the ‘90s, Chick Lit emerged as the genre that bridged the gap between YA and romance novels, often focusing on characters in their mid-to late 20s. But while Chick Lit deals with some of the same issues as NA—finding love, succeeding in the workplace—it has…

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Asher Ellis taps into New Adult, delivers The Remedy

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It’s difficult to predict where a genre as new as New Adult will go next. The fledgling category, coined in 2009 by St. Martin’s Press, so far has been regulated mostly to romance novels staring college-aged heroines (think EL James’s Fifty Shades of Grey, or Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster—two extremely popular New Adult novels that focus on women coming into adulthood primarily through their romantic relationships). But other New Adult (NA) novels—horror, sci-fi, paranormal, and fantasy—have started popping up more frequently, expanding not just the readership for NA, but how we define it in the first place. No one is more aware of this than horror author Asher Ellis, whose debut novel, The Remedy, was recently released with Full Fathom…

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It’s YASH season! The scavenger hunt for YA books is on

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For most people, fall means apple picking, foliage, and pumpkin-spice everything. For the young adult literature community, it usually means something else: the YA Scavenger Hunt is starting. Held in the spring and fall, the hunt (or YASH) is an online event that lasts only 72 hours. But in those three short days, readers have the chance to win dozens of books, special prizes and read exclusive content from their favorite authors. The best part? There are no publishing houses in sight. This is an event created by authors for readers and it’s designed to expose audiences to as many new YA novels as possible.       YASH is the brainchild of YA authors Colleen Houck  and Beth Revis,…

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Has “New Adult” genre replaced “Chick Lit”?

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Fifteen years ago, everyone was talking about Chick Lit. It was the new big genre, and candy-colored books were flying off the shelves. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Confessions of a Shopaholic, anything by Jennifer Weiner – readers couldn’t get enough of the quirky heroines who awkwardly navigated love and careers. But these days it seems like bookstores are noticeably missing those familiar covers with large pink graphics and cartoon ladies clutching shopping bags and martinis. Not that Chick Lit has disappeared completely. Jennifer Weiner’s new book, All Fall Down, just came out last month, and Emily Giffin’s pastel-covered novels regularly hit the New York Times bestseller list. But where there used to be thousands of Chick Lit novels crowding every bookstore,…

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