WOLF AND PREJUDICE is here!!! (Finally)

WOLF AND PREJUDICE is here!!! (Finally)

Guys, I know it’s been a long road, but we’ve finally reached the promised book, WOLF AND PREJUDICE, the official-official sequel to HER VIKING WOLF. And let me tell you, I love this book. LOVED Alisha. So much, you don’t even know. I just hope you get as much of a kick out of reading it as I did writing it. I also hope it was worth the wait. In any case, thanks so much for your patience. And, as always, thanks so much for your kind emails, comments, and reviews. Most of all, thanks so much for reading. As I’ve stated before, I started out as a fan of IR, and the amount of support so many of you have given me as a writer is a dream come true. So seriously, thank you for making my dreams come true. You’ll never truly understand how...

My Latest Book Is Here and My Last Freebie Promotion

My Latest Book Is Here and My Last Freebie Promotion

I feel like I say this every time I announce a new book, but sorry, once again, for the blog silence. As you might have guessed by now, if I’m not posting regularly that means I’m working hard to get the next book up. Can you believe it’s been an almost a year since I posted my first book, THE OWNER OF HIS HEART? Insane, right! I’ve learned a lot in that year, mostly about work/writing balance and how the cure to just about anything from diminishing sales to disgruntled readers/commenters is writing another book. And unfortunately for people who love free reads, I’ve also learned a lot about writing discipline. What does that mean? Well, long story short, though I appreciate the KDP Select program, especially the early boost it gave...

TAMING THE SCOTSMAN by Sienna Mynx

TAMING THE SCOTSMAN by Sienna Mynx

Description: When Annamarie “Jayla” Howard is convinced to come work at a Scottish castle by her younger brother, she never dreams she’ll become embroiled in a tumultuous affair with its sexy-but-arrogant owner, Baron Alec Cavanaugh. The Good: This book is a serious page-turner. The only reason I didn’t read it in two sittings was because I had to actually do my dayjob — which I consequentially began to resent for keeping me from further reading. If you like soap opera and yelling, “Oh no, he didn’t!” at your books (as I do), then you will love TAMING THE SCOTSMAN. It has well-constructed conflict, a compelling alpha male who loves soul music, really wonderful cultural details about Scotland, and somehow Ms. Mynx...

WINNING DAWN by Thayer King

WINNING DAWN by Thayer King

Description: After things go south with her long time boyfriend/fiance, Dawn finds herself entangled in a no-strings-attached affair with her cousin-in-law’s brother, Evan, who has sworn off serious relationships after his bitter divorce. But what happens when they both start to catch feelings? This is the sequel to Ms. King’s first novel, FRIENDS, which I reviewed here. The Good: This was a phenomenal read and a huge improvement in both style and general character development upon it’s predecessor, FRIENDS. I loved that Dawn and her fiance split up not because of his rampant cheating, but because they were, at the end of the day, incompatible. He’s addicted to video games, she loves to go out with her friends, most of whom he feels are...

MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY by Monica Jackson

MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY by Monica Jackson

Description: After getting out of a terrible relationship, her mother’s new physical therapist, Nick, might be just the person Sharyn needs to heat up her holidays. But will Nick’s secrets tear them apart? The Good: Definitely worth the price. This highly romantic novella enjoys strong structure and plotting — plus it’s a really cute and funny story. I especially loved the two main characters’ family members, who were awesomely dysfunctional and somehow perfectly familiar. Reading the character of Betty “The Dragon” Silvers almost made me want to call my own dragon grandma. Almost. The Bad: The issue with love at first sight is that it can feel like weak character motivation. In this case, Nick goes gaga over Sharyn after...

SANTA BABY by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb

SANTA BABY by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb

Description: The moment real estate tycoon, Trip Wakefield, lays eyes on blues singer, Arietta, he’s thunderstruck. He wages a campaign to make her his kept woman, but after a reversal of fortune, he must rethink his ideas about love or risk losing her forever. The Good: This was a very charming story with some seriously hot sex scenes. Trip is one of the most realistic portraits of an alpha business man that I’ve seen. I love that he and Arietta both have financial ups and downs and that’s it’s weaved into their romantic storyline. I also loved that they both came from big, funny and ridiculous families. In the end, they turned out to have more in common than one would have thought reading the description. Also, this story is on and...

CHRISTMAS & FOREVER by Delilah Hunt

CHRISTMAS & FOREVER by Delilah Hunt

Description: Aiden, a traumatized and wounded doctor, tries to resist his attraction to, Liya, the much younger receptionist at his clinic. But when they both end up at his cabin for the holidays, even the snow can’t stop them from heating up the winter nights. The Good: Ms. Hunt has a weird way of making me like situations that I don’t normally like. For example, I didn’t think her mute cowboy romance, LOVE UNSPOKEN, would be quite to my taste (I only read it on the strength of an excerpt she posted on another IR site), but it was one of my favorite romances of the year. And, I’ve never been a fan of May/December romances but I really loved this one. It was like watching Dr. House fall in love, even though he was super-resistant to it....

THE PRICE OF PASSION by Stephanie Morris

THE PRICE OF PASSION by Stephanie Morris

Description: After one heated night of passion, Kaden and Sierra (who thought she was infertile) discover that they have a a very special Christmas package on the way. Can they overcome their baggage and give each other the love they’ve always longed for? The Good: This was such a sweet, sweet story. It’s always a tremendous treat to watch two nice, but extremely guarded people fall in love. Kaden is a gem of a hero and exceedingly easy to love. My heart was with him from page one. He’s written with great physicality and really gets in Sierra’s space. I loved that he saw his part in his divorce with his first wife — that’s so rare in romance novels. And I also loved that he and Sierra really communicated. There are so many...