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August New-To-Me Author Read – Free Download


August 5, 2014

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Every month I pledged I would read one new-to-me author. I figured it would be cheapest if I pulled one from the many free ebooks out there.

This month I selected PICK ME by Kristine Mason. I loved the premise and thought it would be a super cute and romantic read. You may want to give it a try too. :)

 

pickmeTo help save the TV reality show, Pick Me, from cancellation, Valentina Bonasera swaps her position as the show’s Production Assistant, to play the role of Bachelorette, only to discover Bachelor Number One, rancher and sports agent, Colt Walker, happens to be her one and only one-night-stand she’d snuck away from six months ago.

Colt had never forgotten the hot, sensual night he’d shared with Valentina, or how she’d left him without so much as a note or her contact information. He’d spent months searching for the woman who’d given him a night he couldn’t forget and thought he’d never see again. Now that she’s in Dallas, he’s determined to make her his…

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August Releases – New Adult


August 3, 2014

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therealthingIn this electrifying novel from Cassie Mae, two close friends surprise themselves by shifting from platonic love to sexual attraction.

Eric Matua has one friend—his best friend and childhood sweetheart, who needs a place to stay for the summer. Mia Johnson has thousands of friends—who live in her computer. Along with her email chats and Facebook notifications, Mia also devours romance novels, spending countless hours with fictional characters, dreaming of her own Romeo to sweep her off her feet. When she starts receiving supersweet messages from a stranger who thinks she’s someone else, Mia begins to believe that real love is possible outside her virtual world.

When the two friends become roommates, Mia finds herself falling harder than she ever thought she could. But Eric keeps his desires locked away, unsure of himself and his ability to give his best friend what she deserves in a boyfriend. As her advances are continually spurned, Mia splits her time between Eric and her computer. But she soon realizes she’s about to lose the only real thing she’s ever had.

 

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thegirlheknowsShe wants one night, he wants forever.

Waking up naked next to a good looking man is not a bad way to start the day. The problem? This hottie is Hank, her best friend’s older brother, who she’s known her entire life. Stopping after one night is the right thing to do. Being with him clearly breaks the best friend code. From his career as a Naval officer to his Boy Scout reputation, everything about him screams monogamy and commitment…two things Paisley has had enough of.

When Hank presents a “no strings attached” offer, it’s too good to be true. But, poor choices force her to confront old fears of love and loss, and Paisley has to decide if Hank is worth the risk. The alternative is never experiencing the real deal. Or far worse, settling for less.

 

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upsidedownIf You Never Get Lost, You’ll Never Be Found

Twenty-one-year-old Natalia Stolfi is saying good-bye to the past-and turning her life upside down with a trip to the land down under. For the next six months, she’ll act like a carefree exchange student, not a girl sinking under the weight of painful memories. Everything is going according to plan until she meets a brooding surfer with hypnotic green eyes and the troubling ability to see straight through her act.

Bran Lockhart is having the worst year on record. After the girl of his dreams turned into a nightmare, he moved back home to Melbourne to piece his life together. Yet no amount of disappointment could blind him to the pretty California girl who gets past all his defenses. He’s never wanted anyone the way he wants Talia. But when Bran gets a stark reminder of why he stopped believing in love, he and Talia must decide if what they have is once in a lifetime . . . of if they were meant to live a world apart.

Book 1 in the OFF THE MAP series

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leadStay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it’s booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.

Lena’s not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.

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Aubrey Duncan understands loss. She knows what rock bottom looks like, and she is determined to crawl back up to the top after the sudden death of her younger sister. She blames herself for her part in the tragedy, convinced that she could have done something, anything, to help her.

In her effort to gain redemption, Aubrey starts fresh at Longwood University and facilitates an addiction support group, hoping she can support someone else in the way she failed her sister. But what she doesn’t count on is an all-consuming fascination with group member Maxx Demelo, a gorgeous, blond, blue-eyed enigma who hides dark secrets behind a carefully constructed mask. He only reveals what he wants others to see. But Aubrey glimpses another Maxx hidden below the surface—a Maxx who is drowning in his own personal hell.

As Aubrey and Maxx develop an attraction too intense to ignore, he pulls her into the dark underbelly of the city club scene, where she is torn by her desire to save him and an inexplicable urge to join him in his downward spiral. Worst of all, she is beginning to love everything she should run away from—a man who threatens to ignite in her a fire that could burn her alive…

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Review ~ A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin by Sophie Jordan


August 2, 2014

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agooddebutantesguideThe last woman on earth he would ever touch . . .

Declan, the Duke of Banbury, has no interest in ushering Rosalie Hughes, his stepsister, into society.Dumped on him with nowhere else to go, he’s determined to rid himself of the headstrong debutante by bestowing on her an obscenely large dowry . . . making her the most sought-after heiress of the Season.

. . . is about to become the only one he wants

But Rosalie isn’t about to go along with Declan’s plans. Surrounded by fortune hunters, how is she supposed to find a man who truly wants her? Taking control of her fate, Rosalie dons a disguise and sneaks into Sodom, a private club host to all manner of illicit activity—and frequented by her infuriatingly handsome stepbrother.

In a shadowed alcove, Declan can’t resist the masked temptress who sets his blood afire . . . any more than Rosalie can deny her longing for a man who will send her into ruin.

 

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The Debutante’s Guide to Ruin featured a heroine I liked a lot. Rosalie is more a woman of her times than some of the heroines I’ve read about lately. Her reluctance to ask her stepbrother, Declan, for help and her initial deference to him feels realistic and appropriate given his station—and hers—in life. I’m tired of historical heroines who speak to those ranked considerably higher than themselves with no seeming care of what’s acceptable in society. I was happy to see Rosalie didn’t fall victim to this kind of characterization.

Declan I only liked. I didn’t fall in love with him as I hope to with the heroes in romances. In his role as the duke, he initially treats Rosalie’s arrival with the same kind of enthusiasm as one would expect, which means none at all. She’s a burden he doesn’t welcome and he doesn’t pretend to feel any other way about it. We quickly learn it’s really her mother he despises, and for good reason.

***Spoiler Alert***

The reason I couldn’t give this book a solid four stars was because, despite all the good aspects of the story—how the romance unfolds, the tension, the passion, the secondary characters—it employs two plot elements I can’t swallow. One would have you believe that the hero isn’t smart enough to recognize the woman living right under his nose when she’s in disguise. Rosalie wore a black wig and domino mask. That he doesn’t recognize her and is so willing to kiss her without at least seeing her face was too much of a stretch for me. Declan, in all other aspects of his life, is a smart man. Too smart to not have seen through Rosalie’s disguise.

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I can’t tell you the second plot element without giving away the end, but I didn’t find it believable. It’s a plot device I’ve seen way too many times in historical romances, and I wish Ms. Jordan had ended it another way.

All and all, it’s not my favorite Sophie Jordan book but it’s a decent read. I’ll definitely continue reading the rest of the series. Ms. Jordan gives the readers enough tantalizing hints of a romance between Aurelia and Max. I can’t wait to read about their romance.


Heat Level: Hot 

Reviewed by Dawn

 

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And the winner is…


August 2, 2014

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HEATHER WILKINSON

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 Congratulations, Heather! Please contact me at contests at theseasonforromance dot com to collect your book and don’t forget to include the title. You have two weeks to collect your prize.

And the winners are…


July 25, 2014

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SWEET by Erin McCarthy

SKEETER LEE

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RIDING THE WAVE by Lorelei BROWN

TAMMY

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THE BARON NEXT DOOR by Erin Knightley

DIANE

 

Congratulations, ladies! Please contact me at contests at theseasonforromance dot com to collect your books and don’t forget to include the title. You have two weeks to collect your prize.

Tempted By His Touch Cover Reveal!


July 18, 2014

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Coming July 27, 2014: TEMPTED BY HIS TOUCH

A boxed set of ten scorching hot historical romances featuring dukes, rogues, and alpha heroes and the women who can’t resist them. Fall in love with tales of intrigue, suspense, wit, and passion.

For a limited time (July 27-Sept. 21), you can purchase TEMPTED BY HIS TOUCH for just 99 CENTS. That’s a savings of almost $35! That’s at least a week’s worth of coffee! Or a really nice bottle of wine!

 

We’re so excited to reveal the cover of TEMPTED BY HIS TOUCH here at The Season! Without further fuss . . . ta da!!

 

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And now to tempt you with the books included in Tempted by His Touch . . .

 

Sonata for a Scoundrel
By Anthea Lawson, RITA-nominated author

Clara Becker is a supremely gifted composer—a talent of little to no use to a woman in 1830s Europe. Her compositions are only worth something when published under her brother’s name, yet this deception barely enables them to scrape out a living in the poorest quarter of London. When Darien Reynard, the most celebrated musician in Europe, comes across Becker’s compositions, he knows this music will secure his place in history. Darien invites the composer to tour with him, but must agree to a most unusual demand—that he bring along his sister . . .

 

Scoundrel Ever After
By Darcy Burke

When wallflower Audrey Cheswick runs away with England’s most wanted criminal, she learns adventure comes with a price—not just her reputation or her virtue, but her heart. If Ethan Jagger can escape the hangman’s noose and start anew, will she consent to love a scoundrel ever after?

 

Once Upon a Duke
By Eva Devon

Everything is going swimmingly for Kathryn Darrell. She’s got an annuity of a hundred thousand a year, her lecherous-heart breaking husband has had the good graces to pop off, and best of all, she has her freedom—something she has every intention of reveling in to the fullest. And who better to revel with than Ryder Blake, the infamous Duke of Darkwell?

 

Dark Surrender
By Erica Ridley

Violet Whitechapel committed an unspeakable crime to save a child. To escape the hangman’s noose, she takes refuge in a crumbling abbey with secrets darker than her own. But when those secrets begin to unravel, none of the abbey’s residents will be able to remain hidden . . .

 

Undone
By Lila DiPasqua

One sinfully seductive hero on a dangerous mission. One mysterious beauty intent on guarding her secrets. One steamy, emotionally charged historical romance from the acclaimed Fiery Tales Series…Inspired by Rapunzel…Rescuing this beauty from the ‘tower’ is only the beginning…

 

To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield
By Bronwen Evans, USA Today Bestselling Author

Harlow Telford, the Duke of Dangerfield, is amused by his hellion neighbor, Lady Caitlin Southall. When she bursts into one of his private gatherings, he mistakes her for the entertainment. Her slap across his face sets him straight and raises the absurd desire to seduce the unconventional beauty into his bed. When she issues her daft challenge to win back her father’s pile of rubble, the terms are set. And he’ll do anything to win–except fall in love…

 

The Problem with Seduction

By Emma Locke

Elizabeth Spencer needs a man, one who won’t be too picky about his reputation. Lord Constantine Alexander can’t afford another trip to debtors’ prison, which makes him the perfect candidate. She doesn’t expect him to have a heart of gold, nor does she expect to find him irresistible—because while she needs a man, she doesn’t particularly want one.

 

A Dangerous Invitation
By Erica Monroe

Struggling to survive in London’s dangerous rookeries, Kate Morgan is determined not to give into the temptation of past love Daniel O’Reilly when he returns to win back her heart and prove he’s innocent of murder.

 

Great & Unfortunate Desires – NEVER BEFORE RELEASED!
By Gina Danna

Tristan, the Marquis of Wrenworth and British spy, must marry but he’s haunted by guilt of war. Lady Evelyn Hurstine’s past makes her fear men but for Tristan, she’s willing to overcome her fear. Caught in a world of intrigue and mayhem, can they find love before the traitor destroys them both?

Lady of Pleasure
By Delilah Marvelle, RT Award-winning Author

Lady Caroline Arabella Starling has been in love with her older brother’s best friend, Caldwell, since she was thirteen. Unfortunately, too many things keep getting in the way of proving her love. Her four younger sisters, her mother, her brother, all of society and the man she loves himself. But where there is a will, there is a way, and Caroline is about to redefine not only respectability but true love.

Because TEMPTED BY HIS TOUCH features dukes, rogues, and alpha heroes, which do you prefer? Or is your ideal guy not on that list? Tell us in the comments! We’ll be drawing TEN names, each of whom will win a prize from one of the authors. The prizes are:

 

Gina Danna: ebook from Gina’s backlist

Eva Devon: ebook copy of Lady Falls by Renee Bernard

Erica Monroe—ebook copy of Vanessa Kelly’s Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard

Emma Locke—paperback or ebook copy of The Trouble with Being Wicked, Book One of her Naughty Girls Series

Darcy Burke: ebook copy of Secrets and Scandals Volume One

Lila DiPasqua: Signed copy of Midnight Dance

Erica Ridley: ebook copy of Let it Snow

Anthea Lawson: paperback copies of Passionate and All He Desires

Bronwen Evans: ebook copy of Invitation to Ruin OR Invitation to Scandal (winner’s choice)

Delilah Marvelle: $25 Amazon gift card

 

These giveaways are open to residents of the United States and Canada only (sorry international folks – there will be more giveaways during release week!) and are open until midnight tonight Pacific time.

Be sure to join us July 27-August 2 for a release extravaganza! Details will be posted on our Facebook page, where we’re hosting a party with fabulous teasers, giveaways, and most of all: FUN – Wednesday, July 30, 6-11 pm Eastern.

 

Win an iPad Mini, an Samsung Galaxy 3 or a Kindle Fire HDX


July 15, 2014

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I love electronic gadgets. They are my not-so-secret weakness. I have way too many of them but I like it that way. In trying to come up with a creative way to advertise the Trapped series, the ultimate prize will be one of the below tablets.

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The contest will run for a month and my personal goal is to get another 50,000 downloads of THE TRAP, which is the FREE prequel.

A winner will be picked next month but in the meanwhile, help me spread the word and get interested readers to download THE TRAP!

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Giveaway: Introducing Dawn


July 15, 2014

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Hello Season Followers! My name is Dawn and I will be helping Bev out on her blog as she’s churning out her best-selling books  :  ).

I’m an avid romance reader and contemporary romance books are my guilty pleasure! I’ve been reading romance books since in my early teens. Harlequin was my publisher of choice back then. I must say there weren’t many other romance publishers back then and as the publishing landscape has changed so much since then, as well as the way books are delivered it can be a little overwhelming. I trust Beverley’s taste so she is my go-to person for when I’m looking for a new hot book for a means of escape. But let me pose this question to you. Where do you go-to to get your latest romance fix?

Comment to enter to win books below. Plese specify which book(s) you would like to win.

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Trapped Release Party!!


July 7, 2014

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Join me in celebrating the release of TRAPPED! As much as readers didn’t like Mitch in The Trap, I always adored and understood him despite the some of the bad choices he made.

This book is for all those girls and women who had to endure it alone. It’s not easy. But it’s always good when you’re surrounded by family and friends who love and support you. It would have been nice to have a Mitch, even if he ended up coming a little late. ;)

It’s finally here. Mitch and Paige’s HEA. 

Trapped

 

My life has turned out to be such a cliché. And not in a good way.

It’s not exactly Sixteen and Pregnant, but at eighteen my only advantage is a high school diploma. And if that’s not enough, the father—and I use that term loosely—couldn’t have hightailed it out of my life fast enough.

I thought I really knew him. Unfortunately, my boyfriend of three years transformed from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde once he realized his carefree, childless days would be coming to an end.

I’m over him now though. The real love of my life is chubby, has more gum than teeth, and stands a little over two feet tall. She may not have been planned, but I’ve never regretted having her. She is the center of my world.

A world that’s turned upside down when my ex returns ready to earn the love and trust of the child he abandoned before birth.

Letting him into my daughter’s life is one thing but letting him back into mine isn’t going to happen. Because the biggest mistake of my life has a name, and that name is Mitchell Aaron Kingsley.

And he’s one mistake I don’t ever intend to make again.

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PRIZES

 

Grand Prize: Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Paper White

First Prize – $75 eGift Certificate

Second Prize – 15 Print Books from The Season stash

Third Prize – 6 Digital New Adult Romances (see books below)

Alternate Grand Prize: if TRAPPED receives 150 reviews on Amazon by July 14th and winner will receive either a:

 – Apple iPad Mini

 – Kindle Fire HDX

or

- Samsung Galaxy Tablet

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