New Release: Never Again, by @DelaneyDiamond

When Carlos Hortado left Toronto and the love of his life, it was the hardest decision he’d ever made. Eventually, he learned to live with the regret and build a life for himself as an up-and-coming artist in a new city. Then one day he sees her again—and the memories of what they used to share won’t leave him. He allowed her father to chase him away the first time, but now he’s determined to fight for their love. Carmen Reeves was heartbroken when Carlos left but threw herself into work and learned to live without him. She never stopped loving him, though, and when they meet again, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to be with him. But Carlos might not be the man she thinks he is. Was her father right all along? If so, her heart will break all over again.

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If you’d like a copy of this book, you can find it on:

Amazon

and if that’s not enough, there are two other stand alone books in the Quicksand series…

A Powerful Attraction

Without You

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About the Author:

Delaney Diamond is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sweet, sensual, passionate romance novels, born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She reads romance novels, mysteries, thrillers, and a fair amount of nonfiction. When she’s not busy reading or writing, she’s in the kitchen trying out new recipes, dining at one of her favorite restaurants, or traveling to an interesting locale. To get sneak peeks, notices of sale prices, and find out about new releases, visit her website and join her mailing list. Enjoy free reads and the first chapter of all her novels at http://www.delaneydiamond.com.

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New Release: Chocolate Kisses, by @remypowersbooks

Nita is a successful restaurateur, but her dream is to open a bakery. Her dreams are inches away from coming true when she finds a perfect location. Not to mention she has the perfect man to boot. But when a wrench is thrown into her plans, she could end up losing her bakery and her man. Can Nita right the ship before she loses everything?

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If you’d like a copy of this book, you can find it on:

Amazon

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About the Author:

Remy Powers is an African American romance writer. When not writing, Remy is usually reading books from other talented authors or watching a good TV show or movie.

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Review: Mangos and Mistletoe, by @ladrianaherrera

Title: Mangos & Mistletoe
Author: Adriana Herrera
Rating: 4/5 stars

Kiskeya Burgos left the tropical beaches of the Dominican Republic with a lot to prove. As a pastry chef on the come up, when she arrives in Scotland, she has one goal in mind: win the Holiday Baking Challenge. Winning is her opportunity to prove to her family, her former boss, and most importantly herself, she can make it in the culinary world. Kiskeya will stop at nothing to win , that is, if she can keep her eyes on the prize and off her infuriating teammate’s perfect lips.

Sully Morales, home cooking hustler, and self-proclaimed baking brujita lands in Scotland on a quest to find her purpose after spending years as her family’s caregiver. But now, with her home life back on track, it’s time for Sully to get reacquainted with her greatest love, baking. Winning the Holiday Baking Challenge is a no brainer if she can convince her grumpy AF baking partner that they make a great team both in and out of the kitchen before an unexpected betrayal ends their chance to attain culinary competition glory.” (description from Goodreads)

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I really enjoyed the dynamic the two main characters, Kiskeya and Sully, had. In many ways they’re two totally different people despite the link of them both being Dominican. They both have different relationships with being Dominican and different motivations in their baking professions. Putting them together could have spelled disaster, but it didn’t. They worked so well together (not just in the ways of romance).

Herrera was able to develop great characters, not just in the two heroines, but also with the side characters. And even though I don’t know most of the baking terms used in the creations during the competition, it makes me want to learn more about it all. And maybe I’ll go watch some baking shows to add to my reading.

It was great to see how Herrera can write a great romance again. I think she did a great job jumping into FF Romance and showed that love is love. Doesn’t matter who’s in love. Just matters that it’s well written. I can’t wait to see what else is planned from this author. I know I’ll need more from her after I finish the other Dreamers novels. I hope to see another novella like this one. It was just what I needed to finish off last year and begin this new one.

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Amazon

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About the Author:

Adriana was born and raised in the Caribbean, but for the last 15 years has let her job (and her spouse) take her all over the world. She loves writing stories about people who look and sound like her people, getting unapologetic happy endings.

When she’s not dreaming up love stories, planning logistically complex vacations with her family or hunting for discount Broadway tickets, she’s a social worker in New York City, working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

She’s one of the co-creators of the Queer Romance PoC Collective and serves as the VP of Programs for the Romance Writers of America New York City Chapter.

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New Release: A Cowboy Never Quits, by @cindimadsen

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These hardworking cowboys give everyone a second chance…

When single mom Jessica Cook is at the end of her rope, she takes her 16-year-old daughter to Turn Around Ranch. The ranch has a great reputation for teen therapy, and Jessica prays there’s room there for her and Chloe.

Wade Dawson’s first priority is to keep the ranch afloat to help teens and their families. But he can’t seem to keep his boundaries when it comes to Jessica—she’s talked her way into a job on the ranch so she can stay near her daughter and her tenacity and courage are truly impressive. Not to mention she’s a natural beauty and sparks fly whenever he’s in her vicinity.

But as one crisis after another befalls the ranch, Wade is going to have to decide whether he can afford to let a woman get under his skin…

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Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

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About the Author:

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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HRM – FINAL DAY – New Release – New Year, Second Chance, by @espenarcadia

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You know how they say closure helps? They’re wrong.

Second chances don’t exist, do they?

Austin: I was doing pretty good. Loving family, law school, job experience at a local law firm, and an incredibly handsome wolf shifter boyfriend. Until that same boyfriend decided to dump me, just before Christmas. Now, I’m heartbroken, I have to work with him every day and we’ve both been invited to the same New Year’s Eve party!

Daniel: I’ve made mistakes but breaking up with the love of my life a couple of days before Christmas has to be the worst. It’s agony without him, and it’s worse seeing him suffer every day. I threw the greatest thing I’ve ever known away because my family wouldn’t approve of me dating a fox shifter. Christmas was horrible and now New Year’s Eve is likely to be even worse.

The clock is ticking. New Year’s Eve is just round the corner. Can shifters, Austin and Daniel find a way back to each other or will the new year bring a fresh start…alone.

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If you’d like to buy a copy of this book, you can find it on:

Amazon

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About the Author:

I’m an M/M (Gay) Author who likes writing books about guys getting into trouble (adventures as I like to call them) and have some fun along the way!

Also a guy who’s obsessed with his pets, video games, and getting up to trouble when he can find the time.

I can be found in my Facebook group: The Bear’s Den

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HRM – FINAL DAY – New Release – Every New Year, by @katrinajax

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When Ezra Posner was eighteen, he met Candace Garret and fell in love.

When Candace met Ezra, she instantly knew he was the boy for her.

In the middle of their first year at college, Candace and Ezra share a clumsy kiss that should have been the beginning of an epic love affair, but it’s not. Instead, it begins a nearly two-decade journey of never quite getting the timing right for love. For almost every New Year’s Eve after, Candace and Ezra stumble into one another’s arms, but can’t manage to hold onto each other for more than a single night. They live with the expectant giddiness of being able to spend New Year’s Eve with the person they love, always hoping that next year will be their year. Until eventually, their annual trysts ruin even the friendship that held them together.

As 2019 ends, Candace and Ezra are both running away from their broken hearts. They board a plane hoping to finally move on from their relationship, only to run right into each other’s arms.

Every New Year is a friends-to-lovers romance that takes nearly twenty years to bloom. It’s also the first in the Love At Last series, where happily ever afters might take some time to mature, but they’re always worth the wait.

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If you’d like to buy a copy of this book, you can find it on:

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OH, wait right there. We’re not done yet! The year isn’t quite over. Here’s another new release from Katrina Jackson for you to check out:

Cleo Wright is just a happy scammer on a mission to rob a rich man before his ex-wife or the federal government seize all of his money and possessions. She’s not expecting to meet another rich man who makes her want to use her nimble fingers for other, not thieving, things. But Robert Shimizu is just that man.

The two share a night of fast cars, expensive champagne and the best sex of her life. But Cleo is who she is and when Robert wakes up the next morning, she’s long gone… with his car and a few other very expensive possessions.

It takes him months to track down the woman who stole his favorite watch and his heart, but when he does, there’s fireworks.

Content Warnings:
Mentions of parental illness and death

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If you’d like to buy a copy of this book, you can find it on:

Amazon

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About the Author:

Katrina is a seasoned spinster with an active imagination, a love of romcoms and a keenly critical nature. She’s a college professor by day who writes romances by…weekend. Right now she also happens to be on summer vacation. She enjoys yogurt, sparkling water and her three cats, who don’t appreciate her love.

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HRM – FINAL DAY – New Release – Random Acts of New Year, by @jkentauthor

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New Year’s Eve. Times Square. I booked the room over a year ago, with the view of the ball dropping. I’ll propose to Charlotte and drop to my knee at the stroke of midnight.

At least, that’s the plan.

But nothing in my life ever goes as planned. Between a last-minute gig that takes me away from her, a blast-from-the-past boyfriend of Charlotte’s, and the resurrection of Esme the blow-up doll, I have to fight for my right —

To make her my wife.

Charlotte. Not Esme. Because that’s just gross, man. What’s wrong with you?

Liam is finally ready to pop the question to Charlotte after years together, but a last-minute gig and a heaping dose of fate in the form of Darla makes the road to marriage a little bumpier than expected.

Welcome to the Random series, where people propose to chickens, snakes fall in love with blow-up dolls, cell phones become medical devices, and love conquers all, in tune and with three-part harmony.

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If you’d like to buy a copy of this book, you can find it on:

Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

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About the Author:

Bestselling New York Times and USA Today author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. Since 2013, she has sold more than 1.5 million books, with 4 New York Times bestsellers and more than 16 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French and German, with more titles releasing in 2017.

From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire).

She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.

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