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Chaos Hits Home for the Holidays in ‘The Boyfriend Swap’

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If you are looking for an escape this holiday season, The Boyfriend Swap by Meredith Schorr is just what you need! We step in on an unforgettable character, Robyn, who is a teacher dating an actor. Her family would like for her to meet a guy with ambition and some success but they are always disappointed with the creative types she is drawn to. Sydney is a lawyer at her father’s law firm and she is dating a lawyer. Her father is obsessed with the law and tends to talk business incessantly; something she has no patience for. Ann Marie is Robyn’s roommate and she works for Sydney at the law firm.  The three girls were together at a wine party and…

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Is Shattered Glass The New Profile of A Woman For Trendy Book Covers?

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They say to never judge a book by its cover, but most of us are guilty of picking up a shiny novel just because of the awesome book cover image. It’s hard not to be enticed by a particularly cool graphic or just the right picture to whet your appetite. Book covers are works of art in and of themselves, pulling in the audience and setting the stage for the reading experience to come.  But if you’ve browsed enough bookstores, you start to notice that some of the covers look alike. Maybe it’s a bold print, or a similar type of photo, but soon you’re recognizing the same images in book after book. It makes sense: just like with fashion,…

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HBO’s Big Little Lies is the New Desperate Housewives Thanks to Liane Moriarty

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When we heard that Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel, Big Little Lies was being adapted as a limited series on HBO, we were instantly intrigued. And then we found out about the star-studded cast, including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, with Jean-Marc Vallée directing (of Dallas Buyers Club and Wild fame). With all those A-list names, how could Big Little Lies go wrong? Luckily, we can assure you that it’s awesome. Soapy and sexy and shot like a cinematic movie, this is HBO – and Moriarty – at their best. The reviews have come pouring in since the show premiered on February 19, and there’s a common tagline that keeps popping up again and again: Big Little Lies is Desperate Housewives…

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A Featured Story and Giveaway from This Week’s AuthorBuzz

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Dear AuthorBuzz Reader, See what this week’s author has 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’m giddy that Tempt Me—the sexy, fun conclusion of the romance between Ryan Hunter and Jamie Archer–is finally here! When Jamie first she popped into my head as Nikki’s best friend in Release Me, I knew she had to have her own story (thus, Tame Me). But for a girl like Jamie, one story just isn’t enough … I hope you enjoy Tempt Me. Jamie and Ryan are one of my favorite couples, and I had a blast writing this book! Please write to [email protected] to…

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Authorbuzz Authors Share Stories and Featured Giveaways

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Dear Reader, See what this week’s author has 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, We all want to find fulfillment and success in our work and life, don’t we? I wrote The Success Intersection to guide you in finding just that—the sweet spot where your talents and passions meet. It’s where you will find your greatest personal accomplishment and satisfaction. And it’s how you can make the greatest impact on the world. I’m giving away five books. Write to me at [email protected] to win! https://patwilliams.com/ Dear Reader, There are 25 elite kidnap negotiators in the world. Only one is a woman.…

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Personal Stories and Featured Giveaways from This Week’s AuthorBuzz Authors

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Dear Reader, See what this week’s author has 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, My four kids and I live in a house we built with our own hands. But since my real jobs have been as a computer programmer and an author, you’d probably never guess we became a construction crew. We built our house because we needed a place to live after leaving a terrible domestic violence situation. And we built it because we needed a big impossible project to rebuild our family. Of course we knew it would be difficult, but we never imagined that mixing mortar in…

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Interview with Stacy Green and Killing Jane (Video)

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WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER HEARD ABOUT JACK THE RIPPER IS WRONG … A young woman is brutally murdered in Washington D.C., and the killer leaves behind a calling card connected to some of the most infamous murders in history. JACK THE RIPPER Rookie homicide investigator Erin Prince instinctively knows the moment she sees the mutilated body that it’s only a matter of time before someone else dies. She and her partner, Todd Beckett, are on the trail of a madman, and a third body sends them in the direction they feared most: a serial killer is walking the streets of D.C. THE CLOCK IS TICKING. Erin must push past her mounting self-doubt in order to unravel a web of…

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Interview with Alexandrea Weis and Blackwell (Video)

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Hell has a new master In the late 1800s, handsome, wealthy New Englander, Magnus Blackwell, is the envy of all. When Magnus meets Jacob O Conner—a Harvard student from the working class—an unlikely friendship is forged. But their close bond is soon challenged by a captivating woman; a woman Magnus wants, but Jacob gets. Devastated, Magnus seeks solace in a trip to New Orleans. After a chance meeting with Oscar Wilde, he becomes immersed in a world of depravity and brutality, inevitably becoming the inspiration for Dorian Gray. Armed with the forbidden magic of voodoo, he sets his sights on winning back the woman Jacob stole from him. Amid the trappings of Victorian society, two men, bent on revenge, will…

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Video: Interview with Teri Wilson and His Ballerina Bride (Drake Diamonds)

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The Ultimate Pas de Deux A Page Six Exclusive Report  Debonair Artem Drake has had tongues wagging all over New York since he became surprise CEO of Drake Diamonds. This playboy hopes to bring new life to the storied old business before those rumored bad investments sink the family ship. He’s even plucked an ambitious salesgirl out of the shadows to become the store’s new star designer. But Ophelia Rose isn’t the ingenue she seems. The swanlike beauty’s hiding a past that glimmers as bright as a Drake diamond—she once graced the stage as a professional ballerina…until she was forced to take her final curtsy and hide from the limelight. Now can Artem bring her back to center stage? Or…

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Video: Interview with Carrie Ann Ryan and Adoring Ink (Montgomery Ink)

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The Montgomery Ink series continues with the most unlikely of romances between the one that got away and the man who can show her the world.  Holly Rose fell in love with a Montgomery, but left him when he couldn’t love her back. She might have been the one to break the ties and ensure her ex’s happy ending, but now Holly’s afraid she’s missed out on more than a chance at forever. Though she’s always been the dependable good girl, she’s ready to take a leap of faith and embark on the journey of a lifetime. Brody Deacon loves ink, women, fast cars, and living life like there’s no tomorrow. The thing is, he doesn’t know if he has…

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Video: Interview with Kristen Ashley and Rock Chick Reawakening: A Novella

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Kristen Ashley,” now! Here, we discuss her latest release for 1001 Dark Nights, Rock Chick Reawakening, her new upcoming projects and how she keeps all of her many series and characters organized. You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib. From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloan—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move…

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Video: Interview with Christine Brae and In This Life

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Secrets ruin lives, and lies protect those secrets… Wanting to escape her life in New York City before starting medical school in the fall, Anna Dillon convinces her best friend Dante to travel with her to Thailand on a medical mission. While volunteering in a coastal village recently ravaged by a tsunami, Anna meets Jude Grayson. They share an instant attraction that leads to a brief, passionate affair. When she has to rush home for a family emergency, he promises to stay in touch. But Jude never calls, and Anna tries desperately to forget him. Five years pass, and Anna finally moves on with Dante after giving up hope that Jude will ever return—until they come face to face again…

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Video: Interview with Christine Rimmer and A Bravo for Christmas (Bravo Family Ties)

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WHEN DARIUS BRAVO WANTS SOMETHING… …he usually gets it. And the powerhouse CEO has wanted Ava Malloy since he was a Justice Creek High senior. Darius is already adored by one Malloy: Ava’s spirited daughter. Helping Sylvie and her local Blueberry troop build dollhouses for needy kids is a worthy cause that’s bringing him closer to the widowed single mom. Imagine his surprise when the usually unapproachable Ava starts flirting and making her romantic intentions crystal clear! With one condition. A holiday fling with the man Ava has always found irresistibly attractive is a thrilling way to ring in the New Year. She can’t promise Darius the future—one devastating heartbreak in a lifetime is enough. But Ava underestimates his staying…

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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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Featured Stories and Free Books from this Week’s AuthorBuzz

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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, When Alexandra and I started this series three years ago, it was with a phone conversation. Just to, you know, get acquainted, see if we wanted to write the same kinds of books – and if we had that elusive chemistry. Well, with over twenty stories published and so many readers who keep telling us they love this series, I think chemistry has definitely been established. And, we both believe, a wonderful friendship as well. Great reads do that to you, don’t they? We’d love to hear…

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Here’s This Week’s AuthorBuzz: Free Books and So Much More!

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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, In the early 1990s Austin, Texas two young lovers move in together and open a cafe and chase the American dream, only to be besieged by their own pasts, drugs, and New Orleans mobsters. As the plot unfolds the story becomes increasingly sinister. Over the course of little more than a week the couple must find a way to protect each other and all they are struggling for or lose everything. Kirkus Review called Riverside “A steamy tale and beguiling thriller, with plenty of local color and…

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