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Saturday, January 30, 2016

The 31 Romance Books You Must Read In 2016

Here are thirty-one highly anticipated romance books you need to read in 2016. Some of these soon–to-be-released titles are so new that they don't even have an official cover yet! There is something for everyone including sports fans, dark romance lovers, hot bikers, angst-filled friends-to-lovers, melt your e-reader erotica, forbidden love, gay, military romances and more. Find them at your favorite book retailer. This is going to be the year of the feels! Originally posted 12/8. New covers, titles & blurbs added! I finally know many title names and dates and not a TBD anymore!  Enjoy.


The Baller by Vi Keeland (Contemporary Romance/Football/Sports) 
Release Date: January 18, 2016
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Aced by K. Bromberg  (Contemporary Romance/HOT race car driver)
Release Date: January 11, 2016
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Cunning (Infidelity Book 2) by Aleatha Romig (Dark Romantic/ Suspense/HOT) 
Release Date: January 19, 2016
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RoomHate by Penelope Ward 
Release Date: February 15, 2016
Buy Link(s): coming soon
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It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover (Contemporary Romance)
Release Date: August 2, 2016
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Soulless by T.M. Frazier (Dark Romance)
Release Date: February 23, 2016
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Ink & Lies by S.L. Jennings (Contemporary Romance)

Release Date: February 9, 2016
Buy Link(s): coming soon

Blind Reality by Heidi McLaughlin (Contemporary Romance)
Release Date: February 2, 2016
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Sin & Suffer (Pure Corruption Book 2) by Pepper Winters (Dark Romance)
Release Date: January 26, 2016
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Furious Rush by S. C. Stephens (Contemporary Romance/Racing/Sports)
Release Date: August 23, 2016
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Missed Connection by Mara White and K. Larsen (Contemporary Romance)
Release Date: January 5, 2016
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Set The Pace by Kim Karr (Contemporary Romance)
Release Date: February 21, 2016
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Tap by Georgia Cates (Contemporary Romance/Erotica)
Release Date: January 11, 2016
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Sweetest Venom by Mia Asher (Contemporary Romance)
Release Date: TBD
Buy Link(s): coming soon!
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Legend by Katy Evans (Contemporary Romance/MMA/Sports) 
Release Date: February 9, 2016

Slave to Love by Julie A. Richman (Contemporary Romance)
Release Date: January 14, 2016   
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Defenseless by Corinne Michaels (Contemporary Romance/Military)
Release Date: January 19, 2016
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The Score by Elle Kennedy (New Adult/Hockey/Sports Romance)
Release Date: January 16, 2016
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Hush by E.K. Blair (Dark Romance/Erotica/Suspense)
Release Date: TBD
Buy Link(s): coming soon

Unseen Messages by Pepper Winters (Contemporary Romance)
Release Date: TBD
Buy Link(s): coming soon

Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre (Contemporary Romance)
Release Date: March 14, 2016
Buy Link(s): coming soon

F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher (Contemporary Romance)
Release Date: 1/1
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Last Kiss by Laurelin Paige (Contemporary Romance/Suspense) 
Release Date: June 14, 2016
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The One Real Thing by Samantha Young (Contemporary Romance)
Release Date: September 6, 2016
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Release Date: January 26, 2016 (Contemporary Romance)

Midnight Lily by Mia Sheridan (Contemporary Romance)
Release Date: March 2016
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Amped (Trent Brothers #2) by Tina Reber (Contemporary Romance/Military)
Release Date: TBD
Buy Link(s): coming soon
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Full Domain by Kindle Alexander (M/M FBI/Romance)
Release Date: January 12, 2016
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Bind Me by Anna Zaires (Dark Romance/Erotica)
Release Date: February 2, 2016
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Roman Crazy by Nina Bocci & Alice Clayton (Contemporary Romance)
Release Date: September 13, 2016
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Never Let You Go by Monica Murphy (Forbidden Romance)
Release Date: May 3, 2016
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

COVER REVEAL: RoomHate by Penelope Ward

OMG I can't wait for this new release from one of my favorite authors! Check out this new standalone!

(A standalone)

A Contemporary Romance novel

New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author 
Penelope Ward 

Add RoomHate to your TBR list on Goodreads! 

Pre-order your copy on iBooks HERE: 

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Cover designer
 Letitia Hasser, r.b.a designs

RELEASE DATE: February 15, 2016

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right? 

Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me.

When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.

The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.

The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.

I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.

The worst part? He didn’t come alone.

I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection. 

The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.

Author's note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Meet Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. 


Other books from Penelope Ward

Sins of Sevin

Cocky Bastard

Stepbrother Dearest


Jake Undone (Jake #1)

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

NEW RELEASE REVIEW & GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY: Dark Room by Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover

Dark Room is fun, hot and heartfelt all at the same time! Check out my review and enter for a chance to win a $15.00 Amazon gift card. 

Title: Dark Room: A Society X Novel
Authors:  Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  January 26, 2016
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations
Photographer: Eric David Battershell


The rules of Society X are simple . . . break them and you're out.
Rule #1 - No names
It doesn't matter if you want to know, it's forbidden.
Rule #2 - No exchanging numbers
It doesn't matter if you want to call, it's forbidden.
Rule #3 - Everything is to remain strictly anonymous.
It doesn't matter if you want to tell, it's forbidden.
The Dark Room is the only place you can live out your fantasies and no one will ever know it’s you.
For Parker, what started out as a business transaction has turned into an addiction.
For Mia, it's been a chance to discover who she truly is.
What happens in the dark will have you begging for more . . .

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What Others Are Saying:

“This romantic story will fill your heart. The love that is written on these pages is enough for anyone to just melt. Readers will find the connection between the characters quite surprising and endearing.” - Lina’s Book Reviews

“The Dark Room is captivating and enticing and Parker will make anyone want to break the rules!!” - Shh Moms Reading

“This book, just wow! Not something you expected. But something you definitely won't put down! I read this book in just hours. I was enraptured from the first page to the very last.” - GT Indie Cafe

Meet the Authors:

Heidi McLaughlin’s Bio:

Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

Originally from Portland, Oregon and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, and their newest addition of a Highland Westie/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting courtside during either daughter's basketball games.

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L.P. Dover’s Bio:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over fifteen novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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Dark Room (Society X)Dark Room by Heidi McLaughlin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Devoured this book in one sitting. Absolute Kindle Crack. At first I thought was going to be another sex club story. Lol. Nope. Full review to follow!

4.50 - 5.00 Stars
Title: Dark Room (Society X)
Authors: Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover
Release Date: January 26, 2016
No cliffhanger

The rules of Society X are simple . . . break them and you're out.

Rule #1 - No names
It doesn't matter if you want to know, it's forbidden.

Rule #2 - No exchanging numbers
It doesn't matter if you want to call, it's forbidden.

Rule #3 - Everything is to remain strictly anonymous
It doesn’t matter if you want to tell, it’s forbidden.

Are you looking for a hot romance on a cold winter night? Well, it's cold here in NY, and this sinfully sexy new release is just what I needed to steam up my Kindle screen. I devoured Dark Room in one sitting. This unputdownable book is total Kindle Crack. At first, I thought was going to be another sex club story (I have read my fair share). Boy, was I wrong. Dark Room is fun, hot and heartfelt all at the same time! One-click this book!

This review appears on,, Goodreads, Amazon, Pinterest, Google+ and Twitter. A review copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.



Sin and Suffer is finally here!  Check out my review and Q&A with Pepper Winters! Enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of Sin & Suffer (10 copies are available).

"Some say the past is in the past. That vengeance will hurt both innocent and guilty. I never believed those lies. Once my lust for revenge is sated, I'll say goodbye to hatred. I'll find a new beginning."

She came from a past Arthur "Kill" Killian never forgot. She made him sin and made him suffer. She tugged him from the shadows and showed him he wasn't as dead as he thought. And with her resurrection came betrayal, deceit, and war.

But then they took her. Stole her. Imprisoned her.

Now Kill's carefully laid plans for vengeance are complete. He craves action, retribution-the blood of his enemies. War has begun. War is all they'll know until they've paid their penance. He will get her back-and rewrite their destiny . . .

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Review of Sin & Suffer

Sin & Suffer by Pepper Winters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.50 Stars
Title: Sin & Suffer (Pure Corruption Book #2)
Author: Pepper Winter
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Series - Two book series

If you read Ruin & Rule (Pure Corruption, Book #1), there isn't a chance in hell that you aren’t reading this book. It’s mandatory reading after that cliffhanger ending!

Kill and Cleo’s story picks up right where Ruin and Rule left off, without skipping a beat. The final book in this series gets into the politics of living an MC way of life and Kill’s true agenda! Pepper crafted an intricate web of revenge that was action-packed, gritty and addictive. Kill and Cleo’s story was written from a dual POV using excerpts from their childhood diaries, which provided a great backdrop for the plot to unfold. This story is complex and no ordinary MC book. Cleo and Kills's story transported me from blood-soaked MC clubs to backroom political drama in Washington; this plot was entirely unique.

I would highly recommend reading this series in order.

This review appears on,, Goodreads, Amazon, Pinterest, Google+ and Twitter. A review copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Q&A with Pepper Winters!

1.  What would readers be surprised to find out about you? 
That I’m really not that interesting. Um…not sure…let’s see. I don’t like tomatoes. That’s a random fact.

2.     Tell us about your writing process. Do you start with an idea or a character? Do you know what’s going to happen from the beginning or do you figure it out as you write?
I have a vague plot line and character script but as I get to know the people I’m writing and the story arc, it normally always changes. It’s great to see characters take control and guide me in a different direction.

3.     Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?
Not particularly spoken piece of advice, but I do remember reading Laini Taylor’s work and ‘clicking’ with her beautiful writing. That was the day I found my voice.

4.     Is there one thing you have to have when writing?
Yes, a glass of icy cold Coke Zero and lots of water.

5.     How did you choose the names of your characters?
I let them choose. I might have place holders in for a while until it comes to me, or browse on baby websites until something clicks.

6.     How has music played a role in your life and in your writing?
Not at all. I have to have complete silence to write. But I love the way some lyrics can tell the soul of my story and list those in the playlists at the back of my work.

7.     When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?
When I was about six years old and I wrote a story in my school book that was meant to be math homework.

8.     What can you tell us about your couple, that we won't find in the book?
Oh, not sure. What sort of stuff do you want to know? I guess, you won’t find their generic everyday likes and dislikes. For example, Kill loves coffee black.

9.     Do you have any favorite book boyfriends of your own?
I have too many to count. It wouldn’t be fair to list in case I miss one.

10.  What are five books on your night stand/bookshelf?
Boring ones. I have The Secret, Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) Napoleon Hill (Think Rich) and a renovation guide to large homes.

11.  What’s your favorite quote or scene from your books?
That’s like choosing a favorite child. There are many but I love the scene in the shower with Tess and Q in Monsters in the Dark.

12.  If your couple’s relationship had a theme song, what would it be?
Um, again, I’m not sure. Their emotional growth encaptures so many theme songs.  I kinda suck at this, I know.

13.  Tell us about the cover process. Is this what you had in mind?
Yes, completely. I love an artist that can pluck the idea from your head and make it a reality.

14.  If your book was being made into a movie, who would you include in your dream cast? I’m going to suck on this question too. I honestly don’t know. My characters are unique in my head, so I don’t see them as anyone else. I know if it was ever made into a movie though, whoever was cast would do a great job.

15.  Where do you find inspiration for you writing? Do you use real people/places as a foundation? Yes and no. I tend to get random plot ideas while driving or in the shower. I don’t really use outside influences but let the character guide me to the next chapter etc.

16.  Do you have any hobbies or activities that you enjoy outside of writing? Yes, buying real estate and traveling.

17.  Would the 10 year-old version of yourself kick your butt or praise you for what you've accomplished in life? Praise me. I think I’ve been very lucky and happy with my life so far.

Thanks so much for having me!!

About Pepper Winters
Pepper Winters is a New York Times and USA Todayinternational bestseller. She loves dark romance, star-crossed lovers, as well as the forbidden and taboo. She strives to write a story that makes readers crave what they shouldn't, and delivers complex plots and unforgettable characters that keep readers talking long after the last page is turned.

On a personal note she loves to travel, has an addiction to creme brulee, and is married to an incredible Canadian who puts up with her endless work hours and accompanies her on signings. She's also a firm believer that the impossible can become possible.

Excerpt from Sin & Suffer
There hadn’t been a single moment in the past eight years when I’d awoken and wished I could forget.

Every morning had been a struggle to remember.

Every night a battle between needing to know and needing to forget.

I’d tried to trick my mind into remembering, but either I was too stubborn or too afraid, because it never worked. And . . . as the days turned from hell to heaven and Arthur fell back in love with me, I didn’t really mind that a chunk of my life was missing.

I had him back. Larger than life and even more perfect than any recollection could do justice.

I was content with that.

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