New Romance Books to Read | September 3

Looking to fall in love with some new romance reads? You’ll adore these exciting new novels! This week you can get your hands on books by bestselling authors Lauren Blakely, Penelope Bloom, Britney Winters, and more. Enjoy your new romance books and happy reading!



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Hot New Romance Book Recommendations

Hot New Romance Book Recommendations

Are you looking for your next favorite romance book but don’t know where to start? Look no further because we’ve made a list of some amazing new romance book recommendations. Fans of all types of romance will find something from bestselling authors Cate Lawley, H.P. Mallory, Colleen O’Connell, D.M. Davis, L.J. Shen, and Meghann Quinn. Enjoy!


Heartache in Heels

by Cate Lawley

Release Date: August 22, 2019

Hillary’s fairy godmother was meant to help her find her soulmate. But a misfiring wand and some wonky magic means she meets Brad instead… Brad has been waiting for someone to see him. After three long years of being invisible to everybody but his friend Walter, a woman is finally able to see him. She’s a heartache in heels and he is in love.

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Angel

by H.P. Mallory

Release Date: August 12, 2019

The first book in The Sacred Oath series by New York Times Bestselling Author H.P. Mallory… I was taken prisoner and thrown into a lifetime of prostitution. But then I discovered I was an angel. I bear the markings on my back that show my wings have been removed. But then an ally reveals are in fact intact and I am in serious danger. I need protection from three powerful men that protect the balance between shadow and light.

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Pirate’s Prey

by Colleen O’Connell

Release Date: August 26, 2019

Shane Christian is a notorious pirate known as Falcon. His exploits at sea are only surpassed by his devilish charm. There has been no battle waged or venture dared as the ploy he has devised to protect Maura Brent, the spirited beauty that captured his heart. However, his strategy to thwart the law may lead him to the hangman’s noose.

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The Road to Redemption

by D.M. Davis

Release Date: July 26, 2019

My ex broke me. Well, that is what I thought. I had given up. But when a woman I’ve only seen in my dreams walks into my usual coffee shop, my past doesn’t seem so bleak. She’s damaged. It was life that broke her and I am here to kiss it and make it all better. She is the jump-start my heart and soul needed.

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Broken Knight

by L.J. Shen

Release Date: August 17, 2019

Luna Rexroth. She is everyone’s favorite wallflower. She is sweet, caring, charitable, quiet, and fake. Underneath her tomboy exterior is a girl who knows what she wants. And what she wants is Knight Cole, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language. The boy that taught her how to laugh, live, and love.

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That Forever Girl

by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: August 27, 2019

The second book in the Getting Lucky series by Meghan Quinn… There are two words every man in a small town dreads – she’s back. Harper Sanders was supposed to be my forever. Now she is back in Port Snow for good and bringing back memories of our past. When tragedy struck, I pushed her out of my life. I’m finding it hard to fight my feelings for her.

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New Romance Books to Read | August 27

Looking to fall in love with some new romance reads? You’ll adore these exciting new novels! This week you can get your hands on books by bestselling authors L.J. Shen, D.M. Davis, Cate Lawley, Colleen O’Connell, H.P. Mallory, and more. Enjoy your new romance books and happy reading!



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Interview with Colleen O’Connell, Author of Pirate’s Prey

What can you tell us about your new release, Pirate’s Prey?

The theme of Pirate’s Prey revolves around power which has the ability to influence decisions, change lives and surpass the control of those who would believe they can harness its force. The story is set in late 17th century Ireland, England and America. Intricate schemes, grand battles and bold escapes entwine throughout the story of Shane Christian and Maura Brent whose unwavering love and perseverance fortify them against their adversaries who attempt to part them forever.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

My mother was an English teacher so I was inspired by her to appreciate words and phrasing. My father was a voracious reader. For me, the two came together early on. Even as a child, without conscious design, I always had some sort of story in mind with ‘what if’ scenarios. In my early school years, I began writing mini-biographies of my family, which contained a few sentences on notebook paper with taped on pictures of whomever I was writing about. My imagination was always working and nothing has changed over the years.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind; Dean Koontz’s Lightening; Tom Clancy’s Patriot Games; Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird; and, The Autobiography if Errol Flynn: My Wicked, Wicked Ways.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

For a first guest, although many come to mind, I would choose Michelle Obama. I would love to ask her what the biggest challenge was in choosing her platform in which to promote. A follow-up question would be how did she respond to those who hoped to influence her or those who may have opposed her platform choice(s).

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I truly enjoy the creation of a storyline and where it can take the characters. There are times I have a scene or outcome in mind and suddenly a thought comes that even surprises me as though the characters are driving the storyline. Sometimes what I think is going to occur changes completely.

What is a typical day like for you?

I have a full-time ‘day job’ that is all encompassing in regard to focus and time constraints. The evening is when I tend to write as that is when I am most creative in my thought process. Sleep becomes nearly secondary with many nights garnering only 5-6 hours at best.

What scene in Pirate’s Prey was your favorite to write?

Without providing any spoiler alerts, there is a scene early on where the hero and heroine clash with their matched stubbornness. The heroine, Maura Brent, defies yet another instruction of the hero, Shane Christian, as Captain of the ship. Following a battle of words, Maura, throws a bucket of water in Shane’s face to have the last word, or does she….?

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

The philosophy I consider often is to make memories now rather than waiting to experience the enjoyment of life’s beauty for another day.

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Interview with H.P. Mallory, Author of Angel

What can you tell us about your new release, Angel?

Angel is a paranormal reverse harem book, the first in a brand new series that I just released a couple of weeks ago. Here’s a video trailer to give everyone an idea what it’s about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5SCYbVatlM

What or who inspired you to become an author?

When I started reading the Anita Blake series and the Sookie Stackhouse series way back when (I think it was 2009?) I got really inspired to write my own series. My first book I wrote was Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble, the first of the Jolie Wilkins series, which would go on to hit the NY Times list twice!

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I love the freedom it affords me, it’s great being able to be your own boss and being able to create new worlds and characters is always an incredible experience. I’ve always wanted to be a writer, ever since I was a little girl. I’m just so happy I was able to make that dream a reality!

What is a typical day like for you?

Lately with all the books and series I”m working on, it’s nonstop from the time I wake up at 6 am until I go to bed around 10-11. I’ve been writing and marketing so much my fingers are cramping! I’m not complaining though. I absolutely love what I do. Sometimes I just wish I could duplicate myself to make things a little easier.

What scene in Angel was your favorite to write?

I really enjoyed writing this book in general because it was a new genre for me, still paranormal but the reverse harem part was completely new. I actually really loved writing scenes from the male point of view of the three leading men. It’s fun throwing yourself into different character types and trying to differentiate them enough that they sound like different people. Challenging too.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

I try to be grateful for each and everyday. I think when you live with gratitude, it makes the world a much happier place!

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Interview with L.J. Shen, author of Broken Knight

What can you tell us about your new release, Broken Knight?

Broken Knight is a steamy, highly emotional new adult standalone. It evolved around Knight Cole and Luna Rexroth, best friends who are trying to save their relationship by denying their attraction toward one another. The book is a top #3 in the entire Amazon store and free with Kindle Unlimited. Stock up on tissues if you decide to pick it up!

What books are currently on your night stand?

The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon and a Feast of Sparks by Sierra Simone. Both are the ultimate one-click authors for me.

What advice would you give your teenage self?

Stop stressing. Whether it’d work out or not–if it’s beyond your control, worrying about it is not going to help.

If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?

Reading some more!

What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?

Good books, good friends, and a good time.

What scene in Broken Knight was your favorite to write?

I don’t want to give away too much, but I think probably the lemon scene. If you decide to pick it up, you’ll see what I mean. It’s a really cute scene that totally threw Knight and Luna’s relationship to another level. I loved writing it. It was super intimate.

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The Story Behind The Road to Redemption by D.M. Davis

By D.M. Davis

I’ve been asked many times how I came up with the idea of The Road to Redemption, and in truth, it came to me in a dream. Not so much book one, but the Finding Grace series as a whole. Theo and Lauren were fully developed characters in my dream. It’s as if they were talking to me while I slept, telling me their story. The concept of two people (a race of humans), who were born with predestined mates, their bond so strong, if one died the other would die too. The kicker is they don’t know who their mate is. It’s chance, life choices, the universe at large that brings them together. Only if they find each other can they then ‘activate’ their gifts by their physical and emotional bond. They can only acquire and pass on their gifts if they have children with their predestined mate. In Theo and Lauren’s case, they don’t know anything about THE GIFT, who they are, or that they were made for each other. Book one, The Road to Redemption, in the Finding Grace series is only the beginning of their journey. The depth of their gifts and who Theo and Lauren really are is yet to be discovered. Though the paranormal aspects grow as the series progresses, at its heart it’s a love story, a second chance, redemption from their pasts.

I should probably mention at this point, The Road to Redemption was the first book I ever wrote. Waking up from the above dream, I said to myself I’m going to write a book. No, I hadn’t written anything worth noting prior to this. Yet I wasn’t daunted by the task, nor did I tell anyone what I was doing. I worked on the outline, spent the next few weeks writing whenever I could, wherever I could, on my computer or my iPad. The book just poured out of me. Somewhere in those early weeks I mustered up the courage to tell my husband and kids what I was doing. I thought for sure they would laugh at me. Imagine my surprise when they were nothing but supportive! Slowly, I started to tell the rest of my family and a few close friends. But it was still my secret project. I devoting my evenings and weekends to the task. It took me three and a half months to finish it at a whopping 380,000 words. Most romance novels are closer to 60,000-100,000 words. I had a Stephen King/Diana Gabaldon size book here. What was I going to do with it? How was I going to get it published?

Well, I didn’t publish it. I continued to write the next two books in the series. The story kept coming, the characters demanding their time on the page, each book amassing 380K+ words. They were huge, the size of nearly four normal-sized books each. Until finally I decided I needed to get something out the door. I needed to publish. But these were my babies. I didn’t want to self-publish and mess them up. So, I wrote a new book I thought would be a standalone. I ended up writing and publishing the first three books in my Until You series.

Now, over four years later, I rewrote The Road to Redemption. Split it into two books (The Road to Redemption and The Price of Atonement), the first of which went live on Jul 26. It’s still Theo and Lauren’s story, just fine-tuned and shorter than the original four-book length, though it is my largest published book to date.

What is it about? Remember my dream? It’s that but more, much, much more.

When Life put them together, the Universe noticed. What they didn’t know is that they were made for each other. Literally.

Theo
My ex broke me, or so I thought. I’d shut down, given up. But my past doesn’t seem so bleak when the woman I’ve only seen in my dreams walks into my usual coffee shop, jump-starting my heart and giving my soul a desperately needed punch to the gut.

She’s damaged goods. But not in the way you’re thinking.
Life broke her.
…And I’m here to kiss it and make it all better.

She’s my queen. My redemption. My second chance at forever.Lauren
He’s gorgeous beyond words. Why he’s attracted to me when no one else is, is unfathomable. And yet, he is.
He’s Mount Everest, and my climbing legs are broken.
…I’m broken. Always have been. Always will be.

I’m drawn to him like the universe demands it. He accepts it as truth. I know better, and when he figures it out, I’ll be decimated.

I want redemption, but it’s a painful road to travel. I’ll have to face my demons.
…And apparently, he wants to fight them with me.

All journeys have a beginning. This is Theo and Lauren’s…

D.M. Davis is the author of the new book The Road to Redemption.

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Our Audiobook Playlist For August | 2019

Our Audiobook Playlist For August | 2019

We wanted to share with you some of our favorite audiobooks we’ve been listening to in August. Our playlist includes a little something for everyone, from mystery, literary fiction, fantasy, romance, and biography/memoir. Grab your headphones and happy listening!


The Assistant

by Marni Mann

Release Date: July 30, 2019

I am married to my best friend and have two beautiful children. My life is perfect… Then my father got sick. Before I owned a successful company and now I have to stay at home with my family. Before my husband could rely on me to take care of everything but now I have to hire an assistant. Every part of my life can be summed up by these before and afters, but something also happened in the middle.

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Things You Save in a Fire

by Katherine Center

Release Date: August 13, 2019

A new audiobook from the New York Times Bestselling Author of How to Walk Away… Cassie Hanwell is one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she’s seen her fair share of emergencies. But when her estranged mother asks her to give up her life and move to Boston, she suddenly has to deal with her own. The old-school Boston firehouse is as different as it could be and they aren’t exactly thrilled to have a “lady” on the crew. Except for the rookie, who doesn’t mind having her around.

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The Whisper Man

by Alex North

Release Date: August 20, 2019

After the death of his wife, Tom Kennedy needs a fresh start with his son, Jake. He finds a new house, in a new town. But he doesn’t realize that Featherbank has a dark past. Twenty years ago a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was arrested, he was nicknamed “The Whisper Man.” But now a young boy has vanished and the disappearance resembles The Whisper Man’s crimes.

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Death of Darkness

by Dianne Duvall

Release Date: August 20, 2019

The ninth book in the New York Times Bestselling Immortal Guardians series… Seth was the leader of the Immortal Guardians for thousands of years. He protected humans from mercenary armies and vampires, but the latest enemy has proven to be a formidable one. Seth’s only wish is to protect his family but then Leah walks into his life and sparks a new desire.

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Pawsitively Poisonous

by Melissa Erin Jackson

Release Date: July 5, 2019

Amber Blackwood has been a lifelong resident of Edgehill, Oregon. She has earned a reputation around town as a semi-reclusive odd duck. The people of Edgehill think her store, the Quirky Whisker, is an integral part of the feline-obsessed town, but everyone gives her a wide berth. She’s fine with that, as it keeps her secret safe.

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The Wolf’s Call

by Anthony Ryan

Release Date: July 23, 2019

Vaelin Al Sorna is a legend known across the Realm. His leadership overthrew empires and his blade won battles. But it was his sacrifice that defeated an evil more terrifying than anything the world had seen. Now he has cast aside the glory for a quiet life. But whispers from across the seas arise of an army called the Steel Horde, he is forced to act.

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The Buzziest Books of August | 2019

The Buzziest Books of August | 2019

The month of August was a great time for readers with a host of exciting releases from bestselling authors. There were so many page-turning novels that captivated us from cover to cover this month. If you want to catch up on the books everyone was talking about, here are our choices for the buzziest books of August. Happy reading!


The Perfect Wife

by JP Delaney

Release Date: August 6, 2019

Abbie awakens in a daze next to a man that claims to be her husband. But she has no memory of who she is. Her husband is the founder of an innovative Silicon Valley tech start-up. He says Abbie is a gifted artist and a loving mother of their young son. She is the perfect wife. Apparently, there was a terrible accident five years ago and she was brought back from the abyss via a technological breakthrough. But Abbie starts to piece together old memories and questions his motives.

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The Year I Left

by Christine Brae

Release Date: August 20, 2019

Carrin Frost is a confident businesswoman, wife, and mother. But she is starting to resent everything about her life and doesn’t understand why. Maybe it’s the recent loss of her mother or maybe she’s just losing her mind. Then she meets Matias Torres. Their new business partnership thrives and so does their friendship. He is very interested in her but Carrin is determined to keep her distance. But a work assignment sends them both to Southeast Asia where a storm is brewing on the island.

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The Call of Agon

by Dean F. Wilson

Release Date: August 13, 2019

Ifferon is one of the last in the bloodline of Telm, the dead god that imprisoned the Beast, Agon, in the Underworld. With his connection to the estranged gods in the Overworld, he needs to ensure the Agon remain vanquished. But when he is struck by fear, Ifferon abandons his duty and hides from the world. When the Agon army strikes his refuge, he is forced to embark on a life-changing quest.

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Can You Hear It

by Casey Diam

Release Date: August 1, 2019

I lost the love of my life. My best friend and lover. Everyone said I should move on as I have the rest of my life ahead of me. But James Lawrence was my everything. That was until Ashton. He came with a secret. A reason that I should stay away from him… I should have listened. And now it is too late. I’d already fallen. I was already ruined.

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The Turn of the Key

by Ruth Ware

Release Date: August 6, 2019

Rowan Caine stumbles across an opportunity of a lifetime. A live-in nannying post with an incredibly generous salary. When she arrives at Heatherbrae House she is smitten with everything: the luxurious smart home, the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and their perfect family. She had no idea that she was stepping into a nightmare.

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Hard to Love

by Willow Winters

Release Date: August 20, 2019

She was too good for my world. But I couldn’t push her away. I grew up in this world and I run these streets. Violence and blood taint everything I touch. Except her. She was my constant through everything. Just a touch and she became my addiction. I only survived because of her.

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A Man Called Smith

by Tanya E Williams

Release Date: August 13, 2019

South Dakota, 1949. John Smith is a WWII veteran that lost his wife during childbirth. Desperate to provide for his two children, he is manipulated into an unsuitable marriage… Washington State, 1964. John’s daughter Calla is now 16 and yearns for a life beyond her vindictive stepmother. But when her stepmother takes her college money, her dreams crumble. John fears he is too late to stop the war within his home.

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Haben

by Haben Girma

Release Date: August 6, 2019

This is the story of Haben Girma, the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law. This memoir follows her life and journey from isolation to the world stage. Haben did not let her disability stop her and used it as an opportunity for innovation. Join Haben through key moments of her life as she searched for the keys to connection.

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Hot New Romance Novels | August 2019

Hot New Romance Novels | August 2019

Have you been searching for some exhilarating new love stories? You have been in luck this month, with so many new romance novels for your reading list. You can get your hands on new releases from Lauren Landish, Ilsa Madden-Mills, Dianne Duvall, Willow Winters, Penelope Ward, and Karina Halle. Enjoy these hot new romance novels!


Racing Hearts

by Lauren Landish

Release Date: August 8, 2019

The third book in the bestselling Bennett Boys Ranch series… Luke has always felt invisible. He usually takes care of issues around the ranch before his boss-brother even knows there is a problem. But everything changed when he discovers Shayanne Sitting in a tree on his property. Shee notices him and doesn’t mind his gruff cowboy ways.

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I Hate You

by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Release Date: August 17, 2019

Charisma RossiBlaze Townsend was the hottest guy she’d ever seen. A former fling. But he dumped her at her own party and in front of her friends. So, she’s not going to forgive and forget just because he sits next to her in class. He thinks I’ll melt when I see his baby blues…Please.

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Hard to Love

by Willow Winters

Release Date: August 20, 2019

She was too good for my world. But I couldn’t push her away. I grew up in this world and I run these streets. Violence and blood taint everything I touch. Except her. She was my constant through everything. Just a touch and she became my addiction. I only survived because of her.

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Death of Darkness

by Dianne Duvall

Release Date: August 20, 2019

The ninth book in the New York Times Bestselling Immortal Guardians series… Seth was the leader of the Immortal Guardians for thousands of years. He protected humans from mercenary armies and vampires, but the latest enemy has proven to be a formidable one. Seth’s only wish is to protect his family but then Leah walks into his life and sparks a new desire.

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The Day He Came Back

by Penelope Ward

Release Date: August 17, 2019

I finally met the guy of my dreams this summer. But, it turns out he was the son of my employer… and completely off-limits. Gavin knew his mother would disown him if she found out about us. But he was a rebel. It was an amazing summer. And then it all ended so badly.

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Discretion

by Karina Halle

Release Date: August 6, 2019

If you have money, the Riviera means indulgence. But Sadie Reynolds is a down-on-her-luck student and all it is to her is dingy hostels and backstreets. When she makes a wrong turn and gets in trouble, the last thing she expected was to be rescued by the most handsome stranger she’s ever seen. It turns out he is France’s most eligible bachelor and the heir to the Dumont fashion fortune.

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