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Top 3 posts of this week

Every Sunday I will be posting the top posts that you have all been clicking and viewing during the past week.

This weeks posts include:

1) My Top 13 books of 2013
You can check out my post HERE

2) Holly’s top 13 books of 2013You can check out the post HERE

3) Karli’s top 13 books of 2013
You can check out the post HERE

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Top 13 books of 2013 by Karli Perrin

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Today, Author and my twinnie, Karli Perrin, will be telling us her top 13 books that she read this 2013….

Are any of them yours?

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13. Real by Katy Evans – this book had me blushing and swooning at the same time. I’ve got to admit, I was in two minds about Remy at first. I was caught off guard by how alpha he was and I thought that it was a little bit over the top. But as I read on, I realised that he wasn’t just some douchebag with an alpha complex, the guy had layers. He was real. The more I read, the more I didn’t want it to end. If you like alpha males and red hot sex scenes, this book is for you.

12. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan – this book is raw and edgy. It’s like nothing that I have ever read. If you are a fan of Sons of Anarchy then you’ll love this. It gives you an inside look at the world of bikers and boyyyy is it explosive! The plot is thick with angst so be prepared. It’s like it’s a whole different world where anything can happen. This is not your typical love story but it’s definitely worth the read.

11. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton – this is one of the funniest books that I have ever read. I loved the banter between the two main characters and the plot was really addictive. Read this if you’re looking for a fun and sexy break from the heavy stuff.

10. Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines – this is SO addictive and you really get attached to the characters. The writing made me feel like I was transported into the characters world. It left me wanting more and I immediately bought book two and three.

9. Bad Things by R.K.Lilley – this is a crazy, explosive love story. The chemistry between the two main characters was sizzling and I had a smile on my face for the majority of the book. I say majority because there was some crying involved. Okay, a lot of crying involved. I was flipping the pages like a crazy woman.

8. Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken – Every now and again, I come across a book which makes me stop and think. Ruin is a perfect example of this. This book stayed with me for a long time after reading it. It has an awesome plot and awesome characters but there’s some life lesson in there too. What more could you want?

7. Divergent by Veronica Roth – wow. I kept hearing awesome things about this book so I decided to read it a few weeks ago. Afterwards, I questioned why it took me so long. I usually read NA so this was a refreshing change for me. The plot was unique and the characters and concepts completely sucked me in. I immediately read book two and three afterwards.

6. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young – I love this series. The writing is fast paced and the dialogue is funny and sexy. I enjoyed watching the relationship between the two main characters blossom and was always left wanting more. This is an easy read which will leave you with a smile on your face.

5. Red Hill by Jamie McGuire – this book blew me away. I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading it. I knew it was about zombies and I knew it was going to have a love story in there somewhere. Let me tell you, this was amazing. I couldn’t put it down. I read it whenever I got a spare couple of minutes. The storyline is so realistic to the point where I actually got a little jumpy and expected to see zombies walking past my windows! If you are a fan of The Walking Dead then you will love this.

4. The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher – I get chills thinking about this book. Words cannot describe how awesome the whole series is. The author takes risks with her plot and characters and it definitely pays off. Don’t get me wrong, I love rainbows and unicorns but I also appreciate the truth. And the truth is sometimes ugly. This book sucks you in, rips your heart out, stamps on it and then puts it back in. It’s a wild rollercoaster ride but definitely worth it.

3. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover – I don’t even know where to start. This book is just bursting with awesome. Awesome plot, awesome characters and awesome dialogue. It’s nothing like anything else I have read. It’s heart breaking in parts but other parts had me smiling like a crazy woman. This is definitely in my top five books of all time. Trust me, you need this book in your life. You also need Holder in your life, telling you how ugly you are (read the book, you’ll understand what I mean).

2. Slammed by Colleen Hoover – I actually get jealous when I hear that people are reading this for the first time. This book left me with so many feels. Sometimes I have a hard time relating to characters and over the top plot lines but this book was so real. It was believable. Out of all the book boyfriends, Will Cooper is the most believable. I don’t doubt for a second that there are men like him walking around on this lovely planet of ours. This is so much more than a love story. The poetry adds an extra layer to these books which leave you blown away. It made me want to go and watch a poetry slam in real life.

1. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire – I read a lot of awesome books so when I say that this is my favourite book of all time, you should automatically know that it’s epic. If you’re looking for an introduction to NA, then you should read this book. We get angst, love, hate, friendship and humour all rolled into a massive ball of awesomeness. I will defend and recommend this book until I’m blue in the face. Please, do yourself a favour and read this book.

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Talk to Karli:

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BOOK TOUR: April Fools (#2) – Karli Perrin

AF Blog Tour banner2Today is The Book Lovers stop on the April Fools tour and I will be giving my 5 STAR review

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Love. Hate. Fear. Fate.
All four letter words.
All consuming.
Naked to the eye, they have the power to control the heart and destroy the soul.
April Adams is about to experience them like never before.
When everything in April’s life goes up in smoke, she is faced with some life changing decisions.
Join April as she continues her journey of love and loss.

5 out of 5 stars!!

My review of April Showers

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My Review

GOD! THIS IS A BLOODY AWESOME SEQUEL! I get my Isaac back and HELLO HOTTIE BRODY! Yes, i have another guy to swoon and obsess over now….Jesus. An Isaac and Brody sandwich wouldn’t go amiss 😉 But anyway, before i go on a rambling tangent, i need to tell you how much i loved April Fools. You know my love for April Showers so when April Fools landed in my inbox, sod the others books (sorry) but I devoured the hell out of AF and it took like just over 2 hours, if that to finish it and swoon the hell out of this book. The sarcasm, the sexual innuendos, the tears, laughter and drama were all a part of April Fools – well we all know what went down in April Showers and no way was Karli going to bypass that shitstorm!!

We find out straight away about Lukas ‘condition…did he live or survive? It’s all there on the first page just for you to know. April is still in shock over the events that followed her house being set alight and her friend running into the building to find her. She’s really had a rough few days and Isaac has been with her every step of the way, making sure she is okay and helping her through it all. My boy really is a sweetheart! But when Isaac gets a call off his mother about Abbie being in trouble, Isaac is drawn into that drama and doesn’t tell April what is going on…not wanting her involved. This starts the trails and tribulations that follow their relationship to the very end.

April has been through a lot in the two books – from finding Isaac, finding out who he was, loving Isaac from afar but getting with Lukas to finding out Lukas’ secret, getting with Isaac, having her house set alight and now Isaac is keeping secrets from her, meeting up with Abbie, not answering her texts, being a little weird with her. Yes, that is enough to make anyone’s head turn a 360 and make you question everything. Thank god she had Lucy around and what makes everything better is that her brother, the delicious tattooed, motorbiking, cocky and flirty, Brody came to visit her for a while. OH HELL TO THE YES! We watch April grow up a lot in this book; she still has conflicting feelings about what Isaac is doing, about her brother and his weird relationship with Lucy, about Lukas and her hatred for Abbie. But she gets through it with everyone around her and I loved seeing her at the end – knowing she had gotten through it all and her love stayed strong for Isaac.

Oh Isaac, my beautiful Isaac. You have turned up your sexiness a hell of a lot! You cheeky, flirty, sexy, playful guy. I love him so much but when he was off sorting out Abbie and sneaking around and being blunt I was sat here like “Isaac, what are you doing? Please don’t be cheating on my girl.” I felt so bad thinking this about Isaac because his heart is filled to the brim with love for April, but you do feel that he is off doing something really bad. But when you find out exactly what Isaac has been doing and you just want to hug the shit out of him for dealing with Abbie’s bloody bitchy shit and what he does to help April through everything, dear god I need him in my life. Also, I loved how he would share a bit of himself to April, in the form of diary entries that he writes. They are the damn sweetest entries ever, they show how much he liked her from the start, to the very end of the book where I cried at the last one he wrote to April. That sealed the deal for both of them that a love like this is forever! They can survive anything thrown their way and they really have.

Be prepared to be jealous, but that chocolate scene? Yes, I read it before the book was out and also knew who Brody was too. That is the best part of being a twinnie with Karli ;).

I loved Lucy and Brody together….I say together, its more like they really didn’t get on and they bantered and fought a lot during the book but you can see the spark between them, how they begin to actually like each other little by little. Although they kind of hid it away, I would love to see a book between them, because they have so much to share from behind the scenes especially a certain thing I picked up about Lucy near the end of the book. I’d like to see why she has it and what happened. PLEASE KARLI!

I also loved how Karli mentioned some pretty hot book boyfriends from other books – I gleamed at this part and I loved how excited she got over them…cant spoil it for you, but I loved how Karli though to include the best BBF’s eveeeeeeeer.

If you have yet to read April Showers and April Fools, get them in your life now! Get Isaac and Lukas and Brody into your life. Read the drama that follows April, read how shitting amazing her BFF Katie is. I love this series and I love Karli and I think you all should too! Find you new book boyfriend in this series 🙂

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photo (5)About Karli

Karli Perrin is a 25 year old English Language & Linguistics graduate from Manchester, England. She has always been a big lover of books and was inspired to write her own – April Showers.
She is a big believer of fate and is a sucker for a happy ending. She truly believes that there is a reason why you are reading this right now (apart from the fact that you are awesome!)
Her ultimate goal in life is to live in a house made entirely out of books with her best friend, who also happens to be her fiancé.

…Hogwarts is plan B.

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Contact Karli

Blog || Twitter || Goodreads || Facebook

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April Showers Links:

Amazon UK || Amazon US

April Fools Links

Amazon UK || Amazon

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MANCANDY MONDAY! The place where the hot guys go

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Every Monday, Blame It On The Book Lovers will be discussing their favourite book boyfriend of that week in a meme called MANCANDY MONDAY!

We all love book boyfriends, so Man Candy Monday is all about sharing the love…and the hot guys around by letting everyone know the book boyfriend you have been swooning over this last week, and why!

Once you’ve posted your mancandy on your own blog, come back and post the link. We all want to know WHO your mancandy is this week and swoon right along with you.

SPOILER AHEAD…if you havent read April Fools then read at your own risk 😉

This week The Book Lovers is featuring Brody Adams from April Fools – Karli Perrin

1be0c6e13840cfd635121b15087d84d1My Brody is Dan Conn

Yes, yes, he doesnt have two arm sleves but pfft. This guy is who i imagine as Brody, so just imagine him with another arm full of tattoos.

So we were introduced to this hunk of a man in April Fools (#2). Brody is Aprils older brother. He is filled to the brim with tattoos. He drives a motorbike, he’s cocky, flirty and sexy, he attracts a hoard of women, and he’s in a band and plays guitar but underneath that is a brother who adores his sister, who comes to visit her to see she is okay after her house fire. You can see that they have a close relationship and they love each other a lot. They have been through a lot with their mother and that is enough to make siblings close.

I loved Brody from the get-go. He really is sweet, despite the things that come out of his mouth, and you can see that he just wants to make sure April is okay and she is now safe. They banter and argue like any brother and sister do, but they also habour the pain of their alcoholic mother, whom Brody now tries to look after since April moved away to university.

Brody approves of Isaac, and can see he is good for his little sister and while staying with April, he begins to fall for April’s roommate and friend Lucy. I loved the two of them together, their banter, the jealousy but when Brody;s band gets signed up, he has to leave. There is a point in the book, at the end, where you know something has hapened between Lucy and Brody, as Lucy habours something from Brody close to her heart. I would love a bookon these two, to see what happened behind the scenes we didnt see and also to see what happened in the months Brody was away as their conversation seemed to just stop.

There is always room for another bad boy with a soft exterior underneath, and Brody is that!

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If you take part in ManCandy Monday, leave your link below so we can all see who you have picked 🙂

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RELEASE DAY: April Fools (#2) – Karli Perrin

 

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April Fools Cover Image-02 (1)Synopsis

Love. Hate. Fear. Fate.
All four letter words.
All consuming.
Naked to the eye, they have the power to control the heart and destroy the soul.
April Adams is about to experience them like never before.
When everything in April’s life goes up in smoke, she is faced with some life changing decisions.
Join April as she continues her journey of love and loss.

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Excerpt

“Are you ready for desert?”
I sat up, “Oooh, we’re having desert?”
He raised his eyebrow and I immediately understood what that meant.
Communication by eyebrow.
“Ah ha, that kind of desert.”
“If you mean the delicious kind then yes, I’ve heard it’s your favourite.”
“Well you’ve heard right.”
He gave me a cocky grin, “I don’t blame you…it’s just so smooth and creamy.”
Two can play that game.
“I love how it melts in my mouth” I replied, trying to keep a straight face.
“Oh really? I need a demonstration.” He stood up and walked towards the kitchen. A few seconds later, he reappeared holding something behind his back.
“What are you hiding?”
“Your desert, of course.”
I narrowed my eyes, “I’m starting to think that we’ve just been talking about two different things.”
He shook his head and revealed the tub of chocolate body paint.
I laughed, “We are so not doing this.”
“We so are.”
“You’re crazy” I told him.
“Crazy for you.”
“Stop trying to sweet talk me.”
He winked, “Good one, I see what you did there. Sweet talk…chocolate, now take off your clothes.”
“But how will you know if I’m just using you for your chocolate?”
He slowly sauntered towards me, never once taking his eyes away from mine. My heart began to race as he bent down and whispered in my ear, “I’ll take the risk if you take off your clothes.”

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April Showers Links

Amazon UK || Amazon US || Smashwords

April Fools Links

Amazon UK || Amazon US || Smashwords

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About Karli

Karli Perrin is a 25 year old English Language & Linguistics graduate from Manchester, England. She has always been a big lover of books and is the author of the ‘April’ series. She is a big believer of fate and is a sucker for a happy ending. She honestly believes that there is a reason why you are reading this right now (apart from the fact that you are awesome!) Her ultimate goal in life is to live in a house made entirely out of books with her best friend, who also happens to be her fiancé.

…Hogwarts is plan B.

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COVER REVEAL: The Gift – Karli Perrin

TheGiftCoverTITLE: The Gift (Novella)
AUTHOR: Karli Perrin
GENRE: Romance
RELEASE DATE: 1st December
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Synopsis

It was the weekend before Christmas and the whole world was on countdown.
Except for me.
Last Christmas, I met a boy.
Last Christmas, we made a pact.
Christmas would never be the same.
Life would never be the same…

Please note that this is a short story, not a full length novel. It is a standalone and is intended to be a quick, fun and flirty read.

photo (5)About Karli

Karli Perrin is a 25 year old English Language & Linguistics graduate from Manchester, England. She has always been a big lover of books and was inspired to write her own – April Showers.
She is a big believer of fate and is a sucker for a happy ending. She truly believes that there is a reason why you are reading this right now (apart from the fact that you are awesome!)
Her ultimate goal in life is to live in a house made entirely out of books with her best friend, who also happens to be her fiancé.

…Hogwarts is plan B.

Links

Twitter: @Karli_uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKarliPerrin
Blog: karlijperrin.blogspot.co.uk
GR: www.goodreads.com/karliperrin

April Showers (#1)

Amazon UK: £0.77 | Amazon US: $1.23

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***One Year Blogiversary GIVEAWAY participants***

Heey everyone!!

The Book Lovers is turning one year old at the end of the month (28th October) and I have an awesome giveaway planned for you all to enter which will be running for one week, and one week only!

Some of my dear friends and my favourite authors have been kind enough to donate their ebooks to my giveaway for all you lovely people to try and win.

So as a thank you for being amazing supporters of my blog, here are a list of the authors and the books you can enter to win. Just click on the ebook titles to go through to the GoodReads page of it to see what the book is about and click on ‘my reviews’ to check out what i said about them.

The giveaway will run from tomorrow (19th) – 28th where i will then randomize the winners so please specify in the comments which book(s) you would like to win 😉

Begins at 12am GMT on the 19th

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Karli Perrin – April Showers (#1) | My review

L.M Augustine – Two Roads |My review

Anna Bloom – The Art Of Letting Go – Year One | My review

Kerry Heavens – 3X a pair of Just Human and Still Human | JH review | SH review

Laura Beege – 2X These Things About Us | My review

Emma Hart – Second Chance Summer | My review

Emme Burton – Better Than Me

Terri Anne Browning – The Rocker series (4 ebooks) | My reviews

Christina Lee – All Of You

Tessa Bailey – Lovers Unmasked Anthology

Rachel Brookes – Just Breathe | My review

Jade C Jamison – 3 prizes you can choose from – Signed ‘Rock Bottom‘, packet of 3 eBooks – Bullet, Rock Bottom and Nikki Sosebee forsome and Jade SWAG. | My Reviews

Clare James – Before You Go | My review

Elle Field – Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not

Mary Palmerin – Signed Copies of Succumbing To Scars

Serenity Woods  – Seven Sexy Sins | My Review

Courtney Cross – Barely Surviving – Coupons for her novel.

Ella James – Taming Cross

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Top 3 posts

Every Sunday I post the top three posts that you have been clicking and viewing from the past week.

1) Waiting on Wednesday: The Rocker That Loves Me (#4)- Terri Anne Browning

You can check out my post HERE

2) MANCANDY MONDAY – the place where the hot guys go! – Jace Seymour

You can check out the man candy HERE

3) COVER REVEAL + TITLE: April Fools (#2) – Karli Perrin

You can check out the gorgeousness HERE

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COVER REVEAL + TITLE: April Fools (#2) – Karli Perrin

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TITLE: April Fools
AUTHOR: Karli Perrin
GENRE: New Adult
RELEASE DATE: December 2013

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Love. Hate. Fear. Fate.

All four letter words.

All consuming.

Naked to the eye, they have the power to control the heart and destroy the soul.

April Adams is about to experience them like never before.

When everything in April’s life goes up in smoke, she is faced with some life changing decisions.

Join April as she continues her journey of love and loss.

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Karli Perrin is a 25 year old English Language & Linguistics graduate from Manchester, England. She has always been a big lover of books and is the author of the ‘April’ series.
She is a big believer of fate and is a sucker for a happy ending. She honestly believes that there is a reason why you are reading this right now (apart from the fact that you are awesome!)
Her ultimate goal in life is to live in a house made entirely out of books with her best friend, who also happens to be her fiancé.

…Hogwarts is plan B.

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Karli’s links:

Facebook:  http://facebook.com/authorkarliperrin

Goodreads: goodreads.com/karliperrin

Website: karlijperrin.blogspot.co.uk

Twitter: @karli_uk

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***Sizzlin Summer Sale‏***

Throughout this past week, 10 authors have put their books on sale for $.99 and today is the last day to grab these awesome books at this price!

Below are a list of the books and the links to Amazon to buy them! Just click them and they will send you straight to the page for you to buy 😉

 

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Title: His Wicked Games

Author: Ember Casey

Genre: Erotic Romance

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/His-Wicked-Games-ebook/dp/B00D8C14AC/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Description:

Trapped with a billionaire in his mysterious mansion…can she beat him at his own game? Lily would do anything to save her father’s struggling arts center—even indulge the strange sexual whims of the brooding Calder Cunningham. A contemporary, steamy take on Beauty and the Beast.

Title: Detect Me

Author: Selma Wolfe

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Detect-Me-ebook/dp/B00BP18T1U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374115623&sr=8-1&keywords=detect+me

Description:

Detective Mark Harrison has never needed an assistant before. But when artist Nikki Reed walks into his office by accident, there’s a spark between them that neither can deny. They have to be careful, though… every detective has a past, and the secrets in Mark’s could prove deadly to both of them.

Title: April Showers

Author: Karli Perrin

Genre: New Adult

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/April-Showers-ebook/dp/B00DDV2Q96/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374175362&sr=8-1&keywords=karli+perrin

Description:

What happens when your head and your heart pull you in completely opposite directions? April Adams is about to find out the hard way. Join April as she embarks on a life changing journey of love and loss, which will have you laughing and crying until the very end.

Title: Precious Things

Author: Stephanie Parent

Genre: New Adult

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Precious-Things-ebook/dp/B00D6X6IP4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1374295056&sr=1-1&keywords=precious+things

Description:

When financial problems force Isabelle Andrews to abandon her dreams of attending a top-tier university in favor of community college, she thinks her educational career is over before it’s begun.  But unexpected new experiences and relationships–including her growing attraction to a certain TA–help Isabelle learn that sometimes, the most precious things are found in the last places you’d think to look.

Title: The Modeliser

Author: Havana Adams

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Modeliser-ebook/dp/B00D1AJX0Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374342906&sr=8-1&keywords=the+modeliser

Description:

When Hollywood bad-boy and legendary womanizer Alex Golden’s beloved grandfather dies, he returns to London and is thrown into the path of the women from his past. Alex’s fate is caught up with three women as ambition, lust and love collide against the drama-fuelled backdrop of the film world and it seems the modeliser has finally met his match.

Title: Torrential

Author: Eva Morgan

Genre: New Adult

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Torrential-ebook/dp/B00DQZQMCQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374355502&sr=8-1&keywords=torrential+eva+morgan

Description:

When college transfer May accepts a bet to get the school’s top competitive swimmer and resident loner Sebastian Crane to open up, she never expects to be so drawn into his life and heart – despite his iciness, and despite his millionaire father’s determination to keep him isolated.

Title: Kiss it Better

Author: Linda Kage

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DQBDJ9E

Description:

Reed has loved Sophia for years; Too bad once he finally gains her attention, all she wants to do is pull the skeletons from his closet

Title: Exposure

Author: Iris Blaire

Genre: New Adult Romance

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CWFAQJQ

Description:

Erotic model by day, biochemistry student by night. Evan Cosette’s secret career is keeping her tuition paid and putting enough money in her account for grad school. Will her new sexy coworker make her famous, or ruin it all?

Title: V Club

Author: Lexi Dubois

Genre: Erotic Romance

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/V-Club-a-novella-ebook/dp/B00A0C9F7W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374634103&sr=8-1&keywords=v+club+lexi+dubois

Description:

Kristen has spent countless nights in V Clubs across the globe searching for her maker and true love, Jake.  Every fiber of her being longs to feel his touch again.  Will tonight be the night she gets her wish, or will someone else take his place in her immortal heart?

Title: The Immortality Clause (The Immortelle #1)

Author: Abigail Hawk

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Immortality-Clause-Immortelle-ebook/dp/B00E0CFO0K/

Description:

For as long as Claudia could remember, she knew that there was something wrong with our world.  The facts just didn’t add up.  For a young law graduate in search of the truth, it was not just a job, it was a means to find out more.  Who are the mysterious Immortelle?  What are they?  And what is their interest in her family?