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25 Years Ago, Eleanor Hibbert’s Death at Sea Ends Life-Long Historical Romance

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When English author Eleanor Hibbert died aboard a cruise ship 25 years ago on January 18, 1993, she didn’t die alone. Buried at sea somewhere between Athens and Egypt in the Mediterranean, Hibbert took with her at least eight pseudonyms, including Victoria Holt, Jean Plaidy, and Philippa Carr, to name only her three best-known. Hibbert’s long career produced 200 books that were translated into 20 languages, selling 100 million copies. After her death, her literary estate was valued at nearly 9 million pounds (which is almost $13 million US dollars today!). Hibbert’s final cruise was her usual solution for escaping cold, dark English winters. Her exotic destinations often turned up later in her books, and although she’d break for games…

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Video: Interview with Shayla Black and Dirty Wicked: A Wicked Lovers Novella

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From New York Times bestselling author, Shayla Black… After being framed for a crime he didn’t commit, former private eye Nick Navarro has nothing but revenge on his mind—until a woman from his past returns to beg for his help. Beautiful widow Sasha Porter has been hunted by his enemies. Desperate, she offers him anything to keep her young daughter safe, even agreeing to become his mistress. The last thing either of them want are emotional entanglements but as they entrap the ruthless politician who arranged Nick’s downfall and passion sizzles between them, danger closes in. Will he choose love over vengeance before it’s too late? Meet the Author Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling…

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Video: Interview with Rebecca Zanetti and Tricked: A Dark Protectors Novella

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He Might Save Her Former police psychologist Ronni Alexander had it all before a poison attacked her heart and gave her a death sentence. Now, on her last leg, she has an opportunity to live if she mates a vampire. A real vampire. One night of sex and a good bite, and she’d live forever with no more weaknesses. Well, except for the vampire whose dominance is over the top, and who has no clue how to deal with a modern woman who can take care of herself. She Might Kill Him Jared Reese, who has no intention of ever mating for anything other than convenience, agrees to help out his new sister in law by saving her friend’s life…

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New Giveaways From This Week’s Featured Authors

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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, The Eternal Guardians are near and dear to my heart, and I’m thrilled to have Unchained included in the 1001 Dark Nights collection. Action, magic, gods, betrayal, secrets, lies, and sex are prominent in every Eternal Guardian story—as is romance. After Prometheus was introduced in Bound, book six in the Eternal Guardians series, I knew he had a story of his own to tell. Where would a Titan who’d been tortured for thousands of years by Zeus go once he was freed? What would he be like? Would he…

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After Dark Interview with Lorelei James and Strung Up: A Blacktop Cowboys Novella

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From New York Times bestseller Lorelei James… Rancher Creston Grant retreats from the world after he loses the love of his life… Can his former flame, rodeo cowboy Breck Christianson prove he’s a changed man who can give Cres a second chance at love? Meet the Author LORELEI JAMES is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author of erotic westerns in the Rough Riders series and the Blacktop Cowboys series, erotic romance in the Mastered series, contemporary romance in the Need You series, and the New Adult Rough Riders Legacy series, as well as several stand alone novels and novellas. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota–yes, by choice–with her husband, and Copper, their crazy corgi who has made life…

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Latest Giveaways From This Week’s Featured AuthorBuzz Authors

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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: Magic and mayhem are all part of UNRAVELED, the latest book in my Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. UNRAVELED focuses on Gin Blanco, the assassin the Spider. Gin and her friends are visiting an Old West theme park, but their holiday turns dangerous, and it’s up to Gin to save the day. Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight. Enter to win at [email protected] Happy reading! New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep http://www.jenniferestep.com/Dear Reader, I’m so excited for Easy For Keeps! This story is…

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Can she outrun her spy legacy? Enter to win “Blamed” and undercover treats

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Born into a long line of spies, sanctioned killers and covert weapons developers, Beth Faraday carried out her first hit-for-hire when she was still a teenager. That part of her life—the American spy royalty part—ended one year ago, with a job gone wrong in Afghanistan. But someone, somewhere, hasn’t forgotten what Beth did in Kabul. And they want revenge.  As the Faraday clan bands together to defend Beth and protect their legacy, Beth is forced to flee her new home with the unlikeliest of allies — MI6 agent Raleigh Vick, the only man she’s ever loved. And the one she thought she’d killed in the desert.   ENTER OUR “BLAMED” GIVEAWAY TO WIN: • A digital copy of Blamed by…

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Mary Ellis On A Visit Back To Kentucky

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BookTrib contributor Linda Hitchcock  met author Mary Ellis a couple of years ago when she was on a research trip from her home in Ohio.  Mary recently blogger about what she learned from Linda  in preparation for her newest release A LITTLE BIT OF CHARM. Today, August 1, is Linda’s birthday – so we thought we’d share Mary Ellis post with you.  Stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Mary and a chance to win a copy of her new book.   July 29, 2013 by Mary Ellis Happy Monday, readers. I just heard from my friend and research contact to the Amish of Kentucky, Linda Hitchcock. She just came home from a trip to Simpson and Allen Counties. Not…

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