Take Me Awaaaaay - The Romance Zone
Summertime and the weather is HOT! Dunno ‘bout you, but it was 106 fah-reakin’ degrees here in Lake City yesterday. I’m all about getting outdoors, but we spent the weekend on our boat, thanks very much.
Then, while the Coeur d’Alene Ironman & Woman contestants & the Spokane Hoopfest basketballers battled the heat blasting off the pavements, I caught up on some of the fabulous books debuting this summer. And then watched those wonderful, crazy athletes finish up on TV.
In the summer, I want stories that will carry me away on a wave of fun. Here’s one that did it for me.
Taken Hostage by Kinky Bank Robbers, Box Set by Annika Martin. Contemporary erotic romantic suspense.
***The complete three-book bundle!***
Includes The Hostage Bargain, The Wrong Turn, & The Deeper Game
When small town girl Melinda Prescott is taken hostage by three hot bank robbers, she quickly discovers that a life of bank heists, luxury hotels, and kinky ménages is way more exciting than working on the family sheep farm. She should be scared of her dominating, fierce captors...but there's something wicked inside her that's craving to obey their every dark desire.
Melinda's an all-too willing captive to three smoldering sex maniacs...but is it all too good to be true? Will her delicious captors overcome their own demons enough to let her in…or is she going to end up a victim of the world's sexiest crime spree?
Summertime isn’t just for robbing banks! It’s the hottest time for rock ‘n’ roll tours. We’re off the steamy South with a band & their personal chef, for some sexy, yummy fun.
Rocked (Rockstar Romance) (Lost in Oblivion Book 1) by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott. Contemporary.
Love definitely wasn't on the set list.
Opening for their idols on their first tour, Oblivion is living the dream. Mostly. Frustrated at being shoved out of his mediator role by their new manager, Deacon McCoy loses himself in brutal workouts. He only comes up for air long enough to refuel—and to tease the deliciously cute chef who makes him crave a lot more than what she's offering on her serving plate.
As the child of roadie parents, Harper Pruitt has heard every pickup line twice. To her, musicians are one step above the scraps on her cutting board. All she wants is to get enough experience to run her own catering company, but Deacon and his bottomless stomach are too tempting to resist. He's far from the typical rock star and before long, she finds herself experimenting with him, inside and out of the kitchen.
Apron - and panties - optional.
When Harper sees that Deacon’s dream band with his best friends may be turning into a nightmare, she can't walk away. Deacon's so much more than just a peacemaker and the man behind the bass. But she has her own dreams to chase...even if she's starting to think what she's building with him might be the biggest one of all.
I’m all about box sets with brand new shifter heroes from favorite authors. Lions, dragons, and angels, oh my!
Dark and Damaged: Eight Tortured Heroes of Paranormal Romance: Boxed Set, by Jennifer Ashley & 7 more.
Tortured alpha-male bad boys will ignite your darkest, most secret desires in these stories about vampires, shifters, dragons, fallen angels, werewolves, demons, psychic warriors and ghosts.
· Eight New York Times Bestselling Authors
· Eight brand-new, standalone romance books (no cliffhangers) EXCLUSIVE to this set during launch month
· 90% off retail when sold separately
· Only available for a limited time
THIS BOXED SET INCLUDES:
JENNIFER ASHLEY - Lion Eyes (Shifters Unbound)
CARIS ROANE - Blood Flame (The Flame Series)
ERIN KELLISON - Tempted by Fire (Dragons of Bloodfire)
FELICITY HEATON - Her Sinful Angel (Her Angel Series)
ERIN QUINN - The Resurrection of Sam Sloan (A Novella of the Beyond)
LAURIE LONDON - Rebel's Desire (Iron Portal)
BONNIE VANAK - Redemption (Werewolves of Montana Mating Mini)
COLLEEN GLEASON - Raging Dawn (A Gardella Vampire Hunters Novella)Ashley & more.
And how about letting a ghost, vamp, mind-reader, shape-shifter, demon or faery carry you away?
Secret Worlds Box Set, by Rebecca Hamilton & 20 more authors. Spicy paranormal. .99 for a limited time
Ready to Turn Up the Heat? Dive through Secret Worlds and into the arms of all kinds of paranormal heroes who will steal your heart and leave you hot. Whether you love paranormal romance that warms you up or sets you on fire, this boxed set will have something to entice your preternatural sensibilities.
For a limited time, you can enjoy books from today's USA Today and Amazon Bestselling authors, including titles that are slated for the big screen!
Now some paranormal heroines aren’t exactly willing … lucky this one has a shifter hero on her side.
Blood Moon (Entangled Select Otherworld) (Moon Series Book 3) by Lisa Kessler. Paranormal.
One bite can change you.
And one kiss can change your destiny...
Nadya Dalca has been handed a death sentence. She's been bitten by the last living genetically enhanced werewolf?part of the Nero Organization's disastrous Moonlight project. With the poisonous blood now coursing through her system and pushing her to the limits, it is only a matter of time before Nadya's fate is sealed...
Gareth Takoda told himself he couldn't get involved. Caught up in a maelstrom of grief and bitterness, he has been isolating himself from his Pack. But when he is charged with watching over Nadya's first transformation?or bear witness should it go horribly wrong?Gareth is torn further by unwanted desire and the need to protect what is his.
One kiss changes everything. One shattering, all-consuming kiss. And with it, Nadya and Gareth face either salvation...or death.
Hmmm, from Harleys to carriages … let’s go back in time.
The Duke of Andelot (School of Gallantry Book 7) by Delilah Marvelle. Historical.
History just got sexy as hell...
WARNING: This book contains strong language and sexual content that may cause respectable people to swoon. Quirky, sexy, scandalous.
Long before becoming the flamboyant courtesan known to men as Madame de Maitenon, Thérèse Angelique Bouchard, dreamed of becoming an actress capable of commanding not only the stage but all of Paris. Until she meets an extraordinary aristocratic gentleman who sweeps her into his arms and the danger of his life, while offering her the sort of wealth she never imagined. What starts off as a seductive alliance, ends in her giving him the one thing she, as a mere bourgeoisie, cannot afford to give: her love.
After the murder of his older brothers, Gérard Antoine Tolbert, becomes the last heir to the powerful dukedom of Andelot, leaving him to fight for not only his life, but the allegiance he holds for the crown. During the final rise of the French Revolution that whispers of the violent change about to shake the entire country, Gérard meets an aspiring actress who introduces him into wanting more out of himself and life. In trying to protect her from their overly passionate alliance and those that want him dead, he must decide what matters most: his life or his heart.
And more historical hi-jinks!
Heart's Delight (Lost Lords of Radcliffe Book 1) by Cheryl Holt. Historical
Three little lost lords, cast to the winds of fate…
So begins CHERYL HOLT’S breathtaking new trilogy, The Lost Lords of Radcliffe…
MICHAEL SCOTT grew up an orphan on the streets of London. He has no memories of his past, but he’s haunted by terrible dreams and always feels as if he lost something vital and precious along the way. Through cunning and determination, he’s become rich, prosperous, and dangerous. As a brigand and criminal, he knows how to fight and survive any battle. But when he had such a rough beginning as a child, how has he managed to thrive so spectacularly? How can he ever learn the truth?
MAGDALENA WELLS runs a charity mission in London’s worst slums. Although she’s heard many vicious rumors about treacherous, deceitful Michael Scott, when she meets him, she can’t help but fall under his spell. He is the most extraordinary person she’s ever encountered. If ancestry makes the man, how is she to account for his remarkable traits? His drive and accomplishments have propelled him to the highest levels of London society—which is exactly where he seems to belong. How can a ruffian be so brilliant and successful? What is his true history? Can Magdalena help to reveal the secrets he’s always been dying to discover?
Ready to cool down? Let’s head off to rainy Seattle for some biker action! Yeah, cooling down’s not really in the cards, not with these hot men.
Wicked Ride, Book 1 in The Realm Enforcers, by Rebecca Zanetti. Contemp paranormal romantic suspense.
If you love the Dark Protectors, these wicked hot Realm Enforcers are for you!
Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-fighting, heat-packing Seattle vice cop, and she’s not much interested in being protected. Her short skirt and sex-kitten heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly new drug hitting the streets. She can take care of herself and then some. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get that through to Kellach Dunne.
Kellach is a fresh import from Dublin, and he’s landed at the heart of a vicious motorcycle club that deals in guns, narcotics, and mayhem. He’s all male, all rough power—and all interference in her damn investigation. Maybe he’s one of the good guys. Maybe not. Lex knows an affair with an immortal like him would risk everything. No matter how delicious he looks…
Can’t get enough bad boy bikers? Me too! We’re hittin’ the highway to Denver, Colorado for some Chaos!
Ride Steady (The Chaos Series) by Kristen Ashley. Contemporary MC romance.
The ride of her life . . .
Once upon a time, Carissa Teodoro believed in happy endings. Money, marriage, motherhood: everything came easy---until she woke up to the ugly truth about her Prince Charming. Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire, Carissa's pondering her mistakes when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower.
Climb on and hold tight . . .
In high school, Carson Steele was a bad boy loner who put Carissa on a pedestal where she stayed far beyond his reach. Today, he's the hard-bodied biker known only as Joker, and from the way Carissa's acting, it's clear she's falling fast. While catching her is irresistible, knowing what to do with her is a different story. A good girl like Carissa is the least likely fit with the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Too bad holding back is so damned hard. Now, as Joker's secrets are revealed and an outside threat endangers the club, Joker must decide whether to ride steady with Carissa---or ride away forever .
And one more summer fun challenge for all you biker-babe wannabe’s like me! This book is available on Kindle Unlimited until August 20th, when it roars onto sales venues everywhere online.
Show Me the Honey. Sweet & Dirty BBW Romance Series, Book 1, by Cathryn Cade.
When a small town cafe owner is grabbed by a rambling biker looking for nearly a million in stolen cash, she must convince him to let her go. But finding out he has the wrong woman only makes him more determined to hang onto her ... this time for all the right reasons.
Lindi Carson has no time for romance in her life--not when she's scrambling to make a success of her Coeur d’Alene lake shore BeeHive Café. She's barely keeping her head above water when biker Jack Moran hits town, sure she knows where to find nearly a million in stolen cash. When Jack grabs her, Lindi must convince him he has the wrong woman.
But Jack's not the only one after the money, and someone is willing to kill to get it. With murder lurking in this idyllic resort town and a dangerous MC on the prowl, Jack must persuade Lindi she belongs not only under his protection … but in his arms. He'll use every ounce of his rough charm to get her, but he may have to battle old ghosts to keep her there.
Can he convince her that love's sweetness is worth the sting?
So keep reading, romance lovers! And stay cool.
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