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Cate Beauman is back with the seventh installment in her bestselling romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Saving Sophie will be on sale September 4th through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes!

Saving Sophie On Sale September 4th!

02 Saving Sophie_ebookWhen the only choice is to run…

Jewelry designer Sophie Burke has fled Maine for the anonymity of the big city. She’s starting over with a job she tolerates and a grungy motel room she calls home on the wrong side of town, but anything is better than the nightmare she left behind.

Stone McCabe is Ethan Cooke Security’s brooding bad boy more interested in keeping to himself than anything else—until the gorgeous blond with haunted violet eyes catches his attention late one rainy night.

Stone reluctantly gives Sophie a hand only to quickly realize that the shy beauty with the soft voice and pretty smile has something to hide. Tangled up in her secrets, Stone offers Sophie a solution that has the potential to free her from her problems once and for all—or jeopardize both of their lives.

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Cate Beauman’s newest release is available now through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  Visit www.catebeauman.com for more information and to read excerpts from her best selling series The Bodyguards of L.A. County.



When the past and present collide…

05 - Waiting for Wren Cover reveal and PromotionalWren Cooke has everything she’s ever wanted—a thriving career as one of LA’s top interior designers and a home she loves. Business trips, mockups, and her demanding clientele keep her busy, almost too busy to notice Ethan Cooke Security’s gorgeous Close Protection Agent, Tucker Campbell.

Jaded by love and relationships in general, Wren wants nothing to do with the hazel-eyed stunner and his heart-stopping grins, but Tucker is always in her way. When Wren suddenly finds herself bombarded by a mysterious man’s unwanted affections, she’s forced to turn to Tucker for help.

As Wren’s case turns from disturbing to deadly, Tucker whisks her away to his mountain home in Utah. Haunted by memories and long-ago tragedies, Tucker soon realizes his past and Wren’s present are colliding. With a killer on the loose and time running out, Tucker must discover a madman’s motives before Wren becomes his next victim.

The Unofficial Waiting For Wren Soundtrack

As I have discussed with previous book launches, music plays a huge part in my writing process. I typically listen to Pandora or YouTube and compile a collection of songs that I feel represent my characters or the situations they face as the novel unfolds.  Here are a few of the songs that I had on “repeat” while I created Tucker and Wren’s story!

The soundtrack, of sorts, for Waiting For Wren:

  • Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips
  • Lego House by Ed Sheeran
  • Wanted by Hunter Hayes
  • What Would Happen If We Kissed by Meredith Brooks
  • Trying Not to Love You by Nickelback
  • Beneath Your Beautiful by Labrinth Ft. Emeli Sande
  • I Hate How Much I Love You by Rhianna Ft. NeYo
  • Be Still by The Fray
  • All Along by Remedy Drive
  • Clarity by Zedd
  • Mirrors by Justin Timberlake
  • To Build A Home by Cinematic Orchestra


Read an excerpt from Waiting For Wren:


She pulled in her drive, dropped her phone, and gripped the wheel with trembling hands as heat from the vents rushed over her. She stared at her darkened front steps in the shadows cast about from the neighbors’ tall trees. What if he was here? His texts weren’t threatening, and technically neither were the flowers, but Rex wasn’t healthy. In the two years she’d owned her home, she’d never been terrified to get out of her car and go inside like she was now.

This is what he wants. He wants you to be afraid while he plays his games. Steeling herself, she grabbed her phone and got out with her key fob clutched in her unsteady hand. The cool rush of wind tossed her hair in her face, and she swiped wavy locks behind her ear as she strained to hear over the rustling leaves. She walked quickly, her eyes darting everywhere.

She just had to get to the door and step inside. The panic button was in the entryway if she needed it. The police would come help her, along with whoever was fielding calls at Ethan’s company tonight. “I’m almost there. I’m almost there,” she whispered, flinching, blinking, startled as the sensor lights flashed on to brighten the walkway. The security lights. It was just the security lights. She forgot she reactivated the feature the night of the gala. She took another step forward and saw the blood by the pretty pot of red mums. “Oh my god. Oh my god.” A black cat lay on her step, decapitated and bloated in a pool of dark, congealed crimson. “Oh my…”

Her breath rushed in and out as she stumbled back. The cellphone in her clammy hand rang, and she screamed. Blindly, she pressed “talk.” “Hell—hello?”

“Do you like it?” someone whispered.

She whirled, scanning, searching for Rex. He was here, somewhere. He had to be.

“Why won’t you call me?” The whisper turned into a pathetic whine. “Why won’t you call me, Wren?”

“Stop,” she shuddered out as she hurried to her car, looking over her shoulder from time to time, sure he was waiting to pounce. “Stop doing this. I’m calling the police.”

The whining stopped abruptly and turned into mad, riotous laughter. “They won’t believe you! They won’t believe you!”

“Leave me alone!” She hung up, gasping for air. Tears poured down her cheeks, and her hand shook as she opened her door, took her seat, and locked herself in. She had to get out of here. She had to get away. It took her two tries to shove the key in the ignition as she glanced at the bloodstained step once more and backed out with a squeal of tires. She sped off, heading toward Ethan’s until she remembered he was gone and a quarter of his house had been gutted for the new edition. All of them were gone—Ethan, Hunter, and Austin. She pressed ‘one’ on her speed dial, listening to the repetitive ringing. Ethan’s smooth voice told her to leave a message, but she hung up instead. She turned down another street, taking her farther from her home, and punched in Ethan Cooke Security’s twenty-four hour assistance line.

“Ethan Cooke Security. This is Mia.”

“Mia, it’s Wren.”

“Wren, are you okay?”

“Yes.” Her voice broke, and she shook her head as she clutched the wheel with one hand. “No. No, I’m not. There’s a dead cat on my porch.”


That didn’t exactly describe the horror she’d just backed away from. “Someone killed a cat and left it on my front step.”

“Oh my god. Where are you?”

“In my car.” She sniffed. “Driving around. I don’t want to go back to my house alone.”

“Of course not. Let me patch you through to Tucker Campbell. He’s on call.”

Tucker? “No, wait—” But it was too late. Soothing music played in her ear.

“Wren?” Tucker’s deep voice hummed with concern.

Her lip wobbled, and tears began to fall again. “Yeah, I’m here.”

“What’s going on? Mia said something about a dead cat?”

“Someone chopped some sweet cat’s head off and put the body on my front step.”

He muttered a swear. “Are you there now?”

“No, I’m in my car, driving around. It freaked me out. I don’t want to be at the house by myself.”

“I don’t want you there either. Come to my place until we get this figured out.”

If choking fingers of terror didn’t have her by the throat, she would’ve refused, but Tucker was offering his help. She needed help. “I don’t—I don’t know where you live.”

“Ocean View Apartments, off Highway One.”

“What if he follows me? He might be following me right now.” She glanced in the rearview mirror and cringed as headlights trailed behind her.



“Who the hell is Rex?”

“The crazy bastard who left the dead cat on my porch.”

“Son of a bitch, Cooke. Don’t stop. Don’t’ pull over. Drive on a flat tire if you have to. Just get here. I’ll be waiting outside.”

“Okay,” she sniffed, too afraid to be prideful. “I’m about ten minutes away.”

Did you enjoy the excerpt?  You can read the first three chapters on my website, www.catebeauman.com.

About the author:

Cate profile picCate currently lives in Tennessee with her husband, their two boys, and St. Bernard, Bear. She is the author of the best selling romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County.  Before her career as an author, Cate worked in special education for 12 years.

“I’m a pretty lucky girl; one day I woke up and my entire life changed. I saw the light, so to speak, and decided I was going to be a writer. Now, two years later, I’m working on my sixth novel and I’m an Amazon best selling author.  I’m very grateful for the support and success I have had.  – Cate “



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This summer two exciting new shifter books in bestselling series hit the shelves. SHATTERED EMOTIONS, Book 5 in the Redwood Pack series & DIAMOND DUST, book 3 in the Takhini Wolves.

Carrie Ann Ryan and Vivian Arend have joined forces to bring you a few tidbits from their books. Take a minute, and we hope you enjoy!

The theme for this post?

First Kisses


Viv Arend: Let’s talk about 1st kisses. Not ours…our characters!

Carrie Ann Ryan: Let’s see. I was 13. The guy had braces… Oh.

Viv Arend: lol! Oh man, kissing with braces, THAT was fun.

Carrie Ann Ryan: In an “OMG that hurts” sort of way.

Viv Arend: Especially when you BOTH have them! Good thing our shifters don’t wear braces. What’s your favourite kind of 1st kiss for your characters?

Carrie Ann Ryan: For these two characters I wanted soft. They NEEDED soft. Usually I like them hard and against a wall without taking a breath, but Mad and Ellie needed soothing first.

Viv Arend: Yes, they totally did. That kiss was perfect for them! I find my characters always do the opposite of what I think they’re going to do. Like out of the blue that ‘about to consume you’ turns into the gentlest caress. Hmmmmm. 😀

Carrie Ann Ryan: I agree. At first I didn’t know if Maddox or Ellie would ever move on from softness. Boy was I wrong. *blushes*

Viv Arend:  Heheh. Blushing is good. I was surprised by Caroline and Tyler in that Tyler ended up being far more gentle then he seemed at the start. Love surprises like that

Carrie Ann Ryan: Oh yes! Though that Tyler. *whew* I loved how he turned out.

Viv Arend: …and Caroline loved how he turned out as well, so it’s all good! On to the kisses?

Carrie Ann Ryan: ‪Oh yeah.


Shattered Emotions

He was done talking, done with words and all that they meant. He needed to taste her, to feel her in his arms.

He ran a hand through her hair, loving the soft feel in his hands. She leaned forward but didn’t say anything, didn’t breath. Maddox moved closer, letting his lips barely brush hers, the soft feel almost his undoing. He moved his head side to side so their lips gently touched each other’s then pressed harder, loving the way she melted against him, her mouth parting ever so slightly.

He let his tongue barely trace her lips, teasing, testing, then opened her mouth farther, blending her moan with his own. He knew she needed softness, and he’d be the one to give it to her—even if it hurt to hold back.

Her mouth parted wider, and his tongue tangled with hers, their kiss deepening, their breath quickening. He pulled back, nibbling on her lips, moving his mouth along her chin to her ear. She turned her head to the side so he could nibble down her neck to the place where he’d mark her when they were ready.

He traced his lips back through his trail until he met her mouth, kissing her softly, wordlessly.

His wolf howled in pleasure, and he pulled back, cupping her face so he could look her in the eyes.

“Slowly,” he whispered, his voice shaky.

“Slowly,” she agreed, her lips partially swollen from his kisses.

Hell, slowly would kill him, but he needed to give her a chance to back out—something that would also kill him.

A promise meant nothing without the threat to break it up on its trail, and he wouldn’t let her hurt for him. They’d find a way to make it work.

They had to.


Diamond Dust

She turned in the doorway. “There we go. Safely home. Thanks for the lovely evening, and we’ll be in—”

He twisted her to the side and pinned her to the wall. Frustration, hunger—it all came together in one moment of need that had to be answered.

“Maybe it’s the fact you can take care of yourself that makes you so damn attractive.”

He wrapped one hand around the back of her head, the other at her hip as he kept her completely under his control. He caught her with her mouth open as he kissed her. A rush of excitement roared through him at her taste, and his bear finally settled in satisfaction.

She hesitated, and he wondered if his balls were in danger, then she thrust her fingers into his hair and dove wholeheartedly into the kiss. Tongues tangling, bodies pressed tightly together. She wrapped a leg around his thigh, opening her body to him. He used both hands to lift her, lining up their mouths better while easing his erection between her thighs.

Caroline groaned as his lips left hers, kissing his way along her jaw to her neck. The sound fluttered as he took hold of her earlobe and sucked lightly.

“How hard did I hit my damn head this morning?” Her muttered complaint was negated by the fisted grasp she maintained on his hair, holding him to her throat. She was nearly purring with satisfaction as he tasted her skin.

He licked, once, and her full-body shiver made the hair on his arms stand on end with the desire to take more.

To hell with restraint, he wanted to take it all.


SHATTERED EMOTIONS, book #5 in the Redwood Pack series by USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan is available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ARebooks | Kobo

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Vivian Arend‘s DIAMOND DUST (Takhini Wolves #3) is available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Samhain Publishing


Giveaway: Winners choice of backlist ebook in the series (one from Carrie Ann’s Redwood series & one from Vivian’s Takhini series.) For a chance to win, just leave a comment below. Good luck!

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An Unexpected GiftKnown only as Lazarus to the band of cutthroats and thieves he leads, William Prescott will do anything to find his missing sister, even blackmail a fragile young woman into helping him. But he never plans to fall in love with this mysterious woman with a troubled past.

Haunted by the memories of war, Olivia St. Germaine wants nothing more than to live a normal life. But when her brother, a doctor, suddenly leaves town without a word, she is forced to use her medical knowledge to help an injured man who puts her life in danger. Can she keep herself safe as she tends Lazarus, or is her heart more vulnerable than she realizes?





When I first discovered romance novels in my late teens, I loved the books that had the “moody & broody” hero. While I enjoyed the lighter comedic stories, I was always drawn to stories where the hero was haunted in some way by his past. He could have been tortured by things he suffered through or by guilt or regret over things he did.


I don’t want to give the impression that romance novels inspired my infatuation with tortured heroes. It started long before then. When we were children (9 & 12), my brother would leave his X-Men comic books lying around and I would read them whenever I had the chance. If any of you are familiar with the Marvel comic book series, you know that a great number of the characters in the X-Men universe have haunted pasts. But the character I was drawn to the most was James Logan otherwise known as Wolverine. (This was, of course, long before Hugh Jackman first brought Wolverine to life in the X-Men movie. Although I’d be happy to just watch Hugh breathe, but that’s a subject for another post.)


For those of you unfamiliar with the character, Wolverine is tortured by a past he can barely remember, by the things he’s done, people he’s killed. And he’s killed a lot of people, but he will go out of his way to right a wrong or help an innocent. You could say he has his own moral code, and while he hasn’t always acted honorably and has done things that aren’t legal, he believes he did them for the right reasons or because of a sense of justice.


Once I learned there was a comic book just about him, where he was the main character and not a minor character among a cast of many, my allowance stopped being spent on Barbie and her various accessories. Instead I went to the comic book store with my brother and bought every issue of Wolverine I could get my hands on.  I collected the comics for years. I still have a number of them, all lovingly packed in acid free envelopes, in a trunk in the attic.


To this day, thirty years later, I can’t explain what it was about Wolverine that fascinated me. Could it be that he seemed like a knight in shining armor, tarnished though it was, to a young, impressionable girl? Or was it because he was haunted by all of the terrible things he did and lived the life of a loner? I can’t say for certain.


The strange thing is when I was writing my novella, The Muse, a secondary character named Lazarus showed up on the page very similar to Wolverine.  He was a loner, he was fiercely protective of the innocent, and he’d killed in the name of justice. After I finished writing The Muse, Lazarus lingered in my mind. Pieces of his story came out of nowhere, bits of dialogue, snippets of scenes. I knew then that I needed to write his story.


Perhaps reading all those comic books and romance novels with haunted heroes was a form of research in writing my own tortured hero, I just didn’t know it at the time.




“If you don’t leave, I shall have Jennings call the constable.” Olivia headed for the door.


“And how will you accomplish that?”


She halted in mid-step.


“Yes, I know there are no servants in residence.” Lazarus sauntered closer. “Did you play the benevolent mistress and give them the night off?”


Eager to keep him at a distance, she scooted around him and stood at the end of the bed. “What do you want?”


“What do you think I want?”


“Why don’t we dispense with the games, and you just tell me?”


Lazarus closed the space between them in two strides. He pushed her backward onto the bed. Olivia bounced against the soft mattress. She dug her elbows into the thick counterpane in an effort to scramble backward away from him.


Grabbing her ankles, he pulled her toward him in one quick jerk. He leaned over her. His hand closed over her hip, freezing her in place. The warmth of his hand burned through her clothes to her skin.


Feeling truly terrified for the first time since he’d announced his presence, she searched his gaze for some kind of sign this was all a great joke. No, it was no game. His eyes were as hard and cold as glass. “What do you want?” she repeated, her voice a near whisper.


“Stop asking questions about me. Forget you ever heard the name Lazarus.”



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Have you ever had a character or characters that stuck with you? You finished reading a great book loaded with great characters, satisfied with their happily ever after, but couldn’t stop thinking about them. Did you ever wonder what happened to them after it was all said and done? Or maybe you wished they hadn’t finalized their HEA so soon. Maybe, you wished the author had dragged it out a few more books.


I’m one of those readers. If I like certain characters a lot, I like to keep following their lives for a few more books. Continuance series are my favorite, because I do get emotionally invested in some characters and I want return to their lives again and again. And I’m a huge fan of suspense/thrillers. I love seeing those men and women get into trouble and watching them get out of it. That love affair with continuance series and danger brought about the conception of my Degrees of Darkness series, and its stars Detective Remy LeBeau and cowgirl Cody Lewis.


These two go way back. I mean to the dark ages of my life—High School. (Where’s the Law and Order duhn-duhn when you need it?) While my classmates were busy worrying about their next date, I had my nose buried in a mystery and/or romance novel or in many cases a notebook, furiously scribbling away at some plot idea banging around in my head. Remy and Cody came into existence during those days. Yes, I’m aware that their names are both 4 letters and both end in y, and in some cases gender confusing. But, hey, that’s the joy of being the author, you can make them whoever you want, and those names stuck like fly paper to me and to them.


Being a lover of all things mystery, this was how they started, though Remy hadn’t quite evolved into a detective. Eventually I got sucked up in my own happily ever after and Remy and Cody got shoved onto a backburner. Time passes, I got married and had twins. Well, as a stay-at-home-mom, I got bored in those moments when my babies were actually sleeping and I had nothing to do. Out came Remy and Cody. And for the next eleven years and 2 more kids, I wrote, molded, did extensive research until I finally came up with the right people to take center stage. In those years I’d toyed with the idea of making the series have a different set of characters be the main Hero and Heroine while Remy’s and Cody’s relationship played out in the background. But it never worked out as well, because those two dominated my thoughts and writing. Oh, believe me, I wrote plenty of other books with different characters, but I still kept coming back to those two.


Now these two get to be enjoyed by readers other than me or my plethora of critique partners and beta readers. Here’s where I get to the good part. Telling you a little about them.


Cajun Remy LeBeau is a detective with the Dallas police department. He came to Dallas from New Orleans under secret and deadly circumstances. He’s known around the department as IceMan, due to his coldness in confronting each case that crosses his desk. He trusts no one, especially his partner of 2 years, and he never gets involved with women. Until a certain redhead struts into his department one day, then a few days later becomes the witness in a homicide Remy has to work. And the sparks fly.


Barrel racer Cody Lewis harbors her own secrets and a past with tragedy. She’s got a one track mind when it comes to barrel racing, and no one, not even a relentless serial killer, will keep her from attending the National Finals Rodeo. Hard as she tries to separate herself from Remy, she’s drawn to him and the dark past that haunts him. Soon her dreams and life are threatened, and she might have that stubborn Cajun to thank for the upheaval in her life.


My first book, Relentless, released this week. It’s the first in a four book series. And I’m excited out of my mind to finally have these two out there for the world to read. Granted, I know not every reader will appreciate my Cajun detective and his tart-mouthed redhead. But I do hope for those that do, they love them as much as I do and the secondary cast of characters that have become as much a part of the family as Remy and Cody.


Dallas homicide detective Remy LeBeau trusts no one. He hides from a past that could kill him and anyone involved with him. What he’s not prepared for is the return of an elusive serial killer . . . and an unwanted desire to protect a witness at all costs.

Professional barrel racer Cody Lewis’s dream of being top in the nation is within reach until she discovers a murdered woman in her horse trailer. The event pulls her into the sickening world of the Rodeo Sweethearts serial killer—a madman who terrorized Dallas’s rodeo circuit five years prior and is now back for more. But what’s worse is that Cody fits the profile of the Rodeo Sweetheart victims. . . .

As Remy dives into the investigation, he uncovers secrets of a botched investigation and a tight-lipped boss, while attracting unwanted attention from the killer. Battling his partner, his attraction to Cody, and the demons of his past, catching the killer could cost Remy everything. Even Cody’s life.



Crimson Romance: http://www.crimsonromance.com/upcoming-releases-romance-ebook/relentless

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Relentless-Crimson-Romance-ebook/dp/B00B03EHUA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358262763&sr=1-1&keywords=relentless+winter+austin

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I was walking down the street the other day, doing my thing, passing other folks on New York City streets, when a strange sensation passed over me. One that felt like I’d done this before. Now, you could say “sure Terri, this isn’t anything new because you’ve walked the City streets for over a decade so of course this will feel familiar”, and you’d be right for saying it, but this felt different. This sensation definitely belonged in the déjà vu category, the place where situations aren’t what they seem but that have a lot more meaning than what we give them credit for.


Hi. I’m Terri Herman-Ponce and this is what I write about. Situations that have already happened, events that feel familiar, and people you meet for the first time that, for some reason, connect with you on a deeper level than those who’ve been in your life for decades.


I’m fascinated with past life theory and the unexplainable. I’m not sure I believe in past lives completely, but you have to admit that there’s something to be said about the very example I gave above – meeting someone for the first time and yet knowing, absolutely knowing, there’s more to your relationship with that person than that first chance encounter. How is it you can bump into someone you’ve never seen before and yet feel like you’ve known them forever?


I don’t know the answer to that, but part of me thinks there has to be more to life than what we see. Do we keep coming back until we get it right? Are we given second chances to right previous wrongs? Maybe. Maybe not. But boy does that give me a lot to play with. Imagine the possibilities of having the opportunity to undo a life altering past mistake, or to make life and your relationships even better because of it!


It all comes down to decisions and a belief in what may not be, at the outset, truly believable. And this is how I challenge the characters in my books. I put them into situations that stretch their philosophies and their relationships, sometimes almost to the breaking point, only to make them come out stronger in the end.


So the next time you pass someone on the street and experience that fraction of a second where you think – hey, do I know you from somewhere? – think about it a little more. You might just be surprised to realize you really did know them before. Only not in this life.



Psychologist Lottie Morgan knows something is wrong when she starts reliving memories of a lover she’s never had. At first, she attributes them to fever-induced dreams. But when the fever disappears and the visions don’t, Lottie thinks she may need therapy of her own.


Then she meets Galen. Their first encounter is as intense as it is eye-opening, and Lottie is unprepared for the fire Galen arouses in her. His revelation that they shared a passionate relationship thousands of years ago explains the memories and entices Lottie into wanting to learn more about her past. Her decision, however, comes at a price. Galen may hold the answers but he’s a growing temptation as well. One that could destroy the devoted, lifelong relationship Lottie has with her current lover, David. One that could also cost her life. Someone else knows of Lottie’s past and is determined to stop her from uncovering secrets they want kept hidden.


As parallels between both of her lives emerge and the memories escalate, Lottie becomes caught between two lifetimes, two men and long-buried deceptions that present an opportunity to right previous wrongs. Unless Lottie repeats her past mistakes.



Terri Herman-Poncé is a communications manager by day and a storyteller by night. Born on Long Island, New York, she absolutely adores red wine, the beach, Ancient Egypt, sunrises and the New York Yankees—though not necessarily in that order. The youngest of five children, Terri lives with her husband and son on Long Island. In her next life, if she hasn’t moved on to somewhere else, Terri wants to be an astronomer. She’s fascinated with the night skies almost as much as she’s fascinated with Ancient Egypt.

You can find In This Life on Amazon http://amzn.to/OX5y6e and on Goodreads http://bit.ly/PRzly7

You can find Terri on her website: http://terriponce.com/

And on Twitter: @TerriPonce

And on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Terri.Ponce.Author



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Kowalski fans rejoice! Not only is Mitch’s book, ALL HE EVER NEEDED, coming out tomorrow through Carina Press but today Shannon Stacey shared the cover of her November release, ALL HE EVER DESIRED. This is Ryan Kowalski’s story. Not sure on release date yet but it’s sometime in November.

***ETA: Release date is November 19, 2012.

A second shot at first love

After college, Ryan Kowalski decided to leave Whitford, Maine, rather than watch Lauren Carpenter marry another man. Now his siblings need his help to refurbish the family-owned Northern Star Lodge and he’s forced to face the past sooner rather than later when he collars a vandal—and learns the boy is Lauren’s son…

The last person Lauren needs back in her life is Ryan Kowalski. With a bitter ex-husband and a moody teenage son, she has enough man trouble already. But her son needs to learn a few lessons about right and wrong, even if Lauren has to escort him to Ryan’s door every day to work off his crime.

With all this close contact, Ryan and Lauren can’t deny the chemistry between them is as powerful as ever. But can a few searing kisses erase their past and pave the way for a second chance at true love?

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Are you all ready for the holiday season? These covers are making me wish it’s December already. 🙂 All these gorgeous covers for ROMANCING THE HOLIDAY by Jaci Burton, HelenKay Dimon & Christi Barth. This will be released December 3, 2012 through Carina Press.

You can purchase the full anthology with all three stories in it or purchase them separately. Here’s the main anthology cover.

These are the individual covers. I’ll update the back cover blurb for HelenKay’s and as soon as I get my hands on it. 🙂

Tori Lewis had a perfect working relationship with Brody Kent, until a year ago, when a flaming hot kiss changed everything between them. With passion dancing a wicked tease around them, they have to decide which direction their relationship is going. But Tori doesn’t want to risk losing her job and the only family she knows, while Brody wants to shake things up and make Tori his. Can he convince her he’s worth the plunge into the unknown?

Caitlin McIntyre is in love with her best friend and hates that he’s about to propose to someone else—for all the wrong reasons. But she won’t tell him how she really feels. She can’t bear to risk their friendship. So when Kyle asks for her help in creating a romantic holiday proposal, how can she say no?

A business merger might not be the most romantic reason to propose to a woman he barely knows, but Kyle’s determined to win the respect of the dying father who’s never seen him as quite good enough. Kyle’s always depended on Caitlin’s friendship, while trying to ignore the physical response she arouses. So he turns to her when it comes to time to craft his proposal, not realizing his decision will affect their relationship, forever.

This Christmas, Kyle and Caitlin get one last chance to admit their feelings for each other, and find a mutual happily ever after, before he commits his life to another woman and Caitlin leaves town and him…for good.

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For those on Twitter, we’re currently having a contest to win a download of SOFTLY AT SUNRISE by Maya Banks. Follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/mad4rombks (or just send me a tweet @mad4rombks) and answer the following question — Who is your favorite MB character? Use #MayaBanksRRaH with your reply. Contest will end on August 17th and 3 winners will be chosen to win a download, format is winner’s choice. 🙂 Good luck! Do not answer the question here, it must be on Twitter. 🙂

Rachel Kelly has traveled a long, hard road in her journey back to her husband, Ethan, and the Kelly family. Now, as she and Ethan are poised to move into their new home, safe behind the walls of the Kelly compound, Rachel wonders if she’ll finally be free of the ghosts that have haunted her for so long and if she’ll step into the sun after a past steeped in darkness.

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Hi everyone! Just a quick heads up since I know many of you are readers of Maya Banks. COLTERS’ PROMISE is on sale this weekend only for $2.99. Grab it while you can!

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Return to the captivating storytelling of New York Timesbestselling author Maya Banks, and her stirring saga of three brothers and one indomitable woman— of wounded hearts, family, and forgiveness…

When it came to overcoming the odds of a tragic past, Lily was determined to move on. The three Colter brothers helped her do it. They taught her new ways to love, new dreams to share, and offered her a new life that she never thought possible. Now is a time for celebration, and what better way than with a long-awaited family reunion, a homecoming that will bring together the entire Colter family and a few surprises no one anticipated.

But first, there’s still something from Lily’s past she still needs to reconcile—even when all the while she is holding close to her heart a newfound secret that will change her future, forever enrich the Colter legacy, and make every promise come true.

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