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Review: Playing with Fire by Kate Meader (Hot in Chicago #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Alexandra Dempsey is more than aware that she has to work harder to prove herself as worthy to be part of the Chicago Fire Department and she's  used to having people question her capabilities as a firefighter, but when the city's mayor voices his own disparaging opinion, Alex realizes there's no way she'd ever vote for Eli Cooper. But with her being tauted America's Favorite Fighter when she rescues him from a hotel fire, Eli's re-election campaign team sees the merits of their candidate spending time with the feisty female firefighter. In order to help him gain more positive press and higher poll numbers, Eli offers Alex a deal she can't refuse. The arrangement is temporary but their attraction appears to have no plans of dissipating any time soon, leaving Eli and Alex increasingly tempted to cross the one line that could cost them dearly.
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Review: Melting Point by Kate Meader (Hot in Chicago #1.5)

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From the minute Gage Simpson locked eyes with Brady Smith, he was done for. He's chased Brady from the beginning and even agreed to Brady's rules stating that Gage wasn't allowed to touch him. But when Brady abruptly ends things, Gage decides to give Brady what he wants and keeps his distance. The thing is, Brady can't stay away from anything that has to do with the only guy who's been able to bring light to his darkened world. Gage could be the one person Brady is willing to truly try with and begin to deal with his issues that still linger from his last devastating mission as a Marine. But as chill as Gage may seem to be, he's got his own issues. Will they be able to let go of the past in hopes of holding on to a future together?
If you were able to read Flirting with Fire, then you may have been itching to find out what lay ahead for Gage Simpson, the firefighter known as Baby Thor and the guy who didn't seem to let anything get him down, and Brady Smit…

Review: Flirting with Fire by Kate Meader (Hot in Chicago #1)

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Kinsey Taylor has always been competitive and doesn't allow anything or anyone to get in her way. She's made a pretty good name for herself in public relations and now working with the mayor's office in Chicago. After an altercation between a member of the city's fire department and police department, Kinsey is tasked to head a project to rehabilitate the image of the CFD, with her main focus being Firefighter Luke Almeida. Working with the former Marine and member of the well-known Firefightin' Dempseys, a brood of foster siblings who are all part of Engine Company 6, proves to be a test of her mettle. He pushes her buttons and she returns the favor with gusto, but the chemistry between them is palpable, and they're suddenly caught between playing nice or giving in to each other's naughty fantasies. 
Flirting with Fire is the first full-length novel in the Hot in Chicago contemporary romance series from author Kate Meader. The series actually began with Re…

Pre-Order Campaign: The Harder You Fall by Gena Showalter

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Gena Showalter’s The Harder You Fall is coming! Being released on November 24th, this fantastic contemporary romance in the Original Heartbreakers series is a scorching tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world, published by Harlequin HQN! I've enjoyed the first three books in the series and am looking forward to this upcoming addition!
The Harder You Fall(The Original Heartbreakers #3)by Gena ShowalterRelease Date: November 24, 2015Harlequin HQN
About The Harder You FallFrom New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes another scorching Original Heartbreakers tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world…
Millionaire video-game creator Lincoln West has a dark and tragic past. The sought-after bachelor lives by a rigid schedule and a single rule—one relationship per year, lasting no more than two months. No exceptions. When he gave up the big city for a small town, he hoped to escape the worst of hi…

Series Cover Reveal: Steele Brothers by Jennifer Probst

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The first three books in bestselling author Jennifer Probst's Steele Brothers series get a makeover and there's a new book releasing in November!  

About the Steele Brothers series
Catch Me (Steele Brothers #1) - Re-releasing October 27th Rick Steele has avoided relationships since he caught his fiancĂ©e cheating, but when his friend refers him to the exclusive agency, FANTA-C to experience the night of his dreams, he's not prepared for his emotional and physical reaction to his date. Tara shows him a raw passion and honesty he’s never encountered. For the first time, Rick wants more than one night, but he needs to catch her first...
Tara Denton escaped a brutal past and needs one night with a stranger to get beyond her sexual and emotional limitations. On the brink of recovering her strength and independence, she wants nothing to do with a relationship. But Rick Steele does more than rock her body…he rocks her heart. Tara has to make a choice, but is she ready to get caught…

Review: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent (Menagerie #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Harlequin via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

“Welcome to the menagerie, where beauty and grace shine from every cage and peek from every shadow. You’ve never seen anything like the exotic wonders within, so keep your eyes open, ladies and gentlemen, because in our world of spectacle and illusion, what you see isn’t always what you get.”
Delilah Marlow may have preferred to celebrate her twenty-fifth birthday in a place other than being surrounded by cages and wagons housing Metzger's Menagerie, a traveling exhibition of creatures used solely for entertainment and profit. When she witnesses the abuse handed down to one of the creatures, a side Delilah never knew existed comes to the surface as she seeks retribution for what she saw. But now, she finds herself locked up and forced to become one of the menagerie's new acts. Held captive and touted as nothing more than a monster, Delilah wishes for nothing more than to escape and she find…

Book Spotlight: The Queen B* Strikes Back by Crista McHugh

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The Queen B* Strikes Back(The Queen B* #2)by Crista McHughRelease Date: September 29, 2015
About The Queen B* Strikes Back Alexis Wyndham isn't quite sure what to think about her "friendship" with star quarterback, Brett Pederson. Sure, he has more brains than the entire football team combined. Not to mention that fact he's a great kisser. When he asks her to help him with his college admission essay, she isn't sure if he's doing it to spend more time with her or if he's just using her for her intelligence. But after her nemesis, Summer Hoyt, makes it clear she's not finished chasing after Brett, the war is on, and the head cheerleader will find out that hell hath no fury like a Queen B*.
Read my 4.5-starred review of The Queen B* Strikes Back.
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About Crista McHughCrista McHugh is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fantasy and romance…

Review: The Queen B* Strikes Back by Crista McHugh (The Queen B* #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by RockStar Lit PR in exchange for an honest review.
As much as she tries to deny it, Alexis Wyndham is falling for Brett Pederson, but she highly doubts that they would ever work as a couple. After all, she's Eastline High's one and only Queen B and Brett's the football playing hero. It isn't that difficult to figure which one people love and which one people love to hate. Even as she tells him they're better off as friends--as unbelievable a concept for either one of them--she secretly loves the kisses they share and the time spent together. But there's a reason why Alexis became the Queen B and that taught her those closest to you can turn out to be those who let you down the hardest. Can Alexis learn to trust Brett or is she setting herself up for disappointment...and heartache?
The Queen B* Strikes Back is the sequel to the young adult romance novel Confessions of a Queen B* and is the second book in The Queen B* series from best…

Book Spotlight: Doing It for Love by Cassie Mae

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Doing It for Love(All About Love # 1)by Cassie MaeRelease Date: September 29, 2015Loveswept 
About Doing It for LoveCassie Mae’s charming, sexy new novel, perfect for fans of Emma Chase, puts a steamy twist on modern love as one bride-to-be tries to put the spark back in the bedroom—by any means necessary.
Elizabeth Fanning’s life looks pretty perfect, judging by the diamond ring on her finger. Her fiancĂ©, Landon, is sweet, handsome, and hilarious. The trouble is, before they’ve even tied the knot, their sex life has gone from mind-blowing to “meh”—and Liz isn’t ready to be part of an old married couple. After a cathartic call to her best friend, Liz comes up with a brilliant idea. She and Landon may never be able to re-create the magic of their first time, but how amazing would their wedding night be if everything below the neck was off-limits until then?
Liz thinks it’ll bring them closer together. Landon’s convinced she’ll cave first. So they raise the stakes: Whoever lasts longer g…

Review: Doing It for Love by Cassie Mae (All About Love #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for an honest review.
Elizabeth Fanning and Landon Wangford have been in love for four years and their engagement was one that their closest friends knew was going to happen sooner or later. After all, Liz and Landon are one of those couples that simply made sense and were meant for a lifetime together. Their sex life, however, could use a bit more excitement and the idea of waiting to have sex again until their wedding night seems like a pretty good one. It's just five months. They'll make it. And they've got their respective choices for their honeymoon on the line so neither Liz or Landon wants to be the first to give in. But with people thinking they're too young at twenty-two and twenty-seven to get married, her mother-in-law purposely calling her "Libby", and mounting money issues, their lackluster sex life is now the least of their problems.
Doing It for Love is the firs…

Cover Reveal: Angel of Redemption by J.A. Little

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I've got another cover reveal for you and this one certainly had me grinning from the minute I saw it in my inbox:
Angel of Redemptionby J.A. LittleRelease Date: November 24, 2015
Seasoned social worker Kayla Brooks has dealt with her fair share of difficult situations, but nothing could have prepared her for the likes of Dean Wyatt, head of Wyatt House Group Home for Boys. When a case unexpectedly brings Kayla to his door in the middle of the night, sparks fly. With a piercing gaze and heavily inked skin, Dean looks like a walking wet dream. 
Until he turns out to be an asshole. 
Dean Wyatt has always kept those around him at arm’s length. Secrets lurk beneath his tattoos—a traumatic past known to very few. 
Forced to work together in order to help two vulnerable boys, Kayla slowly penetrates Dean’s tough exterior. Along the way the two discover something they've each been missing—but only time will tell if they can overcome the painful past that’s kept anyone from bringing true …

Review: Absolution Road by Rachel Blaufeld (Crossroads #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Jake Wrigley may be a successful business owner and can have almost any woman he wants, but he doesn't believe he deserves happiness. As far as he's concerned, he's still paying for his sins, especially the one that cost him his parents when he was only a child. He's done having his twin brother save him from every single blunder he makes, so when he ends up in jail for assaulting a man, he's left on his own and comes face to face with a public defender named Alyson Road who makes him want to be a better person. Aly , a woman used to her independence and doesn't believe herself worthy of Jake's attention, stirs in Jake a protectiveness that he's never really experienced before. But when Aly's life is put in danger, his money and love may not be enough to protect her, leaving Jake forced to finally face all of his personal demons.
Absolution Road is the second book in the Cros…

Author Spotlight: Rebecca Yarros, Beyond What is Given

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I'm just going to put this out there and you can go ahead and accuse me of playing favorites but there are three authors that have been on my list of dream interviews for my book blog and when I found myself with the opportunity to finally send a set of questions to one of them, I jumped at the chance! Who is this author? None other than the remarkably talented Rebecca Yarros, the writing genius behind the Flight & Glory series, one of my all-time favorites.
So, sit back and learn more about Rebecca and this series that has captured the hearts of countless readers everywhere. Enjoy!
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A Q&A with Rebecca Yarros Thank you so much for having me!!! 
1.All three books have heartrendingly beautiful stories and broken but courageous characters. What inspired you to come up with the Flight & Glory series and how did you make sure that each book stands out individually?
Thank you so much! Flight & Glory started with…