New Release: Rogue Affair, a romance anthology

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When all else fails, find passion…

Ten all-new resistance romances for readers who take their happily ever afters with love, hate, and all the dirty bits in between.

Dedication of a Lifetime by Tamsen ParkerSchool counselor Sean wants to fix the world. No social justice slouch himself, Sean’s chemist husband Isaiah is exhausted. Their world crumbling, their marriage in trouble, Isaiah suggests they run away, but Sean balks. Will they honor their vows or will their relationship be a casualty of the country gone mad?

Personal Proposal by Ainsley Booth
Brianne can’t afford a crush on her boss. Thanks to a storm of media attention, she’s fled her old life and needs to please the demanding Astrid. So she ignores the zing every time they touch, and the ache inside as she tumbles into a lonely bed. But as their work gets harder, and their days longer, boundaries crumble and Astrid puts forth an unexpected proposal.

Work of Heart by Olivia Dade
Artist Jenny Meyers may need money, but when a politician tries to pay for his portrait with charity funds, she balks…and contacts David Redi, the most trusted investigative reporter around. David knows a romance with his source would wreck his credibility, but Jenny is one lead he can’t refuse to follow. Soon it’s not only truth, justice, and liberty at stake–it’s love.

The President’s Protector by Kris Ripper
Miriam West is a good president–though she’d say she’s never good enough. Ram Ruiz is a Secret Service agent who garners some side-eye because he’s trans, but in this administration, that doesn’t stop him from being part of the president’s protective detail. She’s the president. He’s her bodyguard. Nothing can happen between them. Until it does.

Fallacies and Flirtations by Amy Jo Cousins
She’s an ex-chain mail bikini-wearing actress-turned-mayor of a major city, and I’m a speechwriter still paying off student loans. She’s my boss, nothing can happen. But somehow it’s always Anna and me in the office at 2 a.m., and I’m starting to think I’m not imagining the heat between us…

The Fourth Estate by Emma Barry
Reporter Drew Orlov wants to write about the corrupt president, but readers only care about the bombshells penned by his rival Brynn Allen. But when he goes after Brynn’s source, he finds himself snagged on more complicated feelings. Brynn doesn’t have time for Drew, even if he’s sexy when he smolders, and they’re soon tussling over the truth with their hearts on the line.

Such Great Heights by Adriana Anders
Reporter O’Neal Jones is a sucker for a good story. Which is why she can’t resist following high school crush Kurt Anderson on his trip up a North Cascades peak. But when it’s time to come down, she’s not sure she can go back to real life. Could one night with a man on a mountain change everything?

Dissent and Desire by Kelly Maher
With her future crumbling, Frankie focuses on one thing she can do: help fight in the war against science. PhD candidate Rafe is unsure about continuing his career with the EPA. Neither expects to see their crush at a meeting, but networking turns into dinner, which turns into more. Hope in the future may be possible after all.

Mr. Klein Goes to Albany by Stacey Agdern
When the Canadian government–via hockey player-turned-diplomat Adam Klein–proposes a work around to the president, legislative aide Tamara Schneider knows she needs to set them straight. She arranges a trip to show Adam the state, tricky business given their history. Can she give Adam a second chance?

Take a Knee by Jane Lee Blair
After police kill her cousin, Rochelle Morris turns to her high-school crush turned NFL player Jack Murphy to bring attention to the cause. Jack just wants to play football, so he refuses. But as Rochelle’s passion continues to affect him, he realizes justice and the heart of the woman he loves are worth the struggle.

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New Release: Hidden Hearts, by @OliviaWrites

Lovestruck Librarians #6

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AN ADMIRER WITH A SECRET . . .

Mary Higgs could be the poster girl for the buttoned-up librarian. She follows the rules. Stays ʼtil closing. Her kindness and dedication to her patrons are legendary. But those patrons have no idea what she’s typing to the mysterious shut-in who emailed the library three months ago . . .

A year ago, Miles O’Connor was a gleaming, ab-sational star of the small screen. Then came the accident. Now he’s a wounded recluse with a pizza habit and fears so unshakable that only the thought of losing Mary to an online date could lure him out of his cabin.

Soon their email rapport has turned into weekends on the couch, watching tearjerkers and driving each other insane with red-hot makeout sessions. But as their desire grows and their horizons expand, the life that brought them together might not be enough for either of them . . .

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While I was growing up, my mother kept a stack of books hidden in her closet. She told me I couldn’t read them. So, naturally, whenever she left me alone for any length of time, I took them out and flipped through them. Those books raised quite a few questions in my prepubescent brain. Namely: 1) Why were there so many pirates? 2) Where did all the throbbing come from? 3) What was a “manhood”? 4) And why did the hero and heroine seem overcome by images of waves and fireworks every few pages, especially after an episode of mysterious throbbing in the hero’s manhood?

Thirty or so years later, I have a few answers. 1) Because my mom apparently fancied pirates at that time. Now she hoards romances involving cowboys and babies. If a book cover features a shirtless man in a Stetson cradling an infant, her ovaries basically explode and her credit card emerges. I have a similar reaction to romances involving spinsters, governesses, and librarians. 2) His manhood. Also, her womanhood. 3) It’s his “hard length,” sometimes compared in terms of rigidity to iron. I prefer to use other names for it in my own writing. However, I am not picky when it comes to descriptions of iron-hard lengths. 4) Because explaining how an orgasm feels can prove difficult. Or maybe the couples all had sex on New Year’s Eve at Cancun.

During those thirty years, I accomplished a few things. I graduated from Wake Forest University and earned my M.A. in American History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I worked at a variety of jobs that required me to bury my bawdiness and potty mouth under a demure exterior: costumed interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, high school teacher, and librarian. But I always, always read romances. Funny, filthy, sweet–it didn’t matter. I loved them all.

Now I’m writing my own romances with the encouragement of my husband and daughter. I have my own stack of books in my closet that I’d rather my daughter not read, at least not for a few years. I can swear whenever I want, except around said daughter. And I get to spend all day writing about love and iron-hard lengths.

So thank you, Mom, for perving so hard on pirates during my childhood. I owe you.

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Review: Broken Resolutions, by @oliviawrites

Title: Broken Resolutions (Lovestruck Librarians #1)
Author: Olivia Dade
Rating: 5/5 stars

“LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES

Romance has never had a happy ending for librarian Penny Callahan, who could write the book on cheating, heartbreaking liars. So she’s made a resolution: no men for the next twelve months. If she can just get through the library’s New Year’s Eve singles night, she can return home to her pajamas and a good book. But when she finds herself checking out a hot hunk with an irresistible smile, an evening in the stacks becomes a lot more tempting…

Reclusive author Jack Williamson never should have trusted his mother. Even though he’s trying to avoid being recognized, she guilts him into attending a dating meet-and-greet—where an adorable librarian makes him question his lonely lifestyle. Is this just a fleeting, flirty scene? Or could love be the next chapter for them both? (description from Goodreads)

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Broken Resolutions may be one of the best Twitter recommendations I’ve gotten in a long time. I asked the masses for romances with librarians, and got far more than I expected.

This novella has so much of what I look for in romances. A major surprise was the snow storm. I’ve somewhat recently realized that I really enjoy stories that take place during a storm because of how they tend to bring characters close together and force them to get to know each other. And they normally take place during the holidays, which brings out different aspects qualities in a character. A bonus for this book: Takes place on New Year’s Eve. I normally read Christmas stories. The other thing I enjoyed from this one and want to look for more in romances is that Penny is a librarian and it’s set in a library. This naturally grabs at my book-lover brain. There’s so much room for book references and feeling at home in a library. The author did a great job at writing this.

I really enjoyed the character’s Dade wrote into this book. This includes the secondary characters, not just the main ones. They were all great to read about, especially those with some more quirks than others.

Now that I’ve finished this book, I’m very curious where the rest of this series will go from here. With many first books in a series you can feel out who the next books will be about. Right now, I can only guess at two characters who could get a book. I like the mystery of who else might get their chance at a romance soon. I like that guessing game so much that I already bought the rest of the series. I think that’s a first for me, but I enjoyed Broken Resolutions that much.

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About the Author:

While I was growing up, my mother kept a stack of books hidden in her closet. She told me I couldn’t read them. So, naturally, whenever she left me alone for any length of time, I took them out and flipped through them. Those books raised quite a few questions in my prepubescent brain. Namely: 1) Why were there so many pirates? 2) Where did all the throbbing come from? 3) What was a “manhood”? 4) And why did the hero and heroine seem overcome by images of waves and fireworks every few pages, especially after an episode of mysterious throbbing in the hero’s manhood?

Thirty or so years later, I have a few answers. 1) Because my mom apparently fancied pirates at that time. Now she hoards romances involving cowboys and babies. If a book cover features a shirtless man in a Stetson cradling an infant, her ovaries basically explode and her credit card emerges. I have a similar reaction to romances involving spinsters, governesses, and librarians. 2) His manhood. Also, her womanhood. 3) It’s his “hard length,” sometimes compared in terms of rigidity to iron. I prefer to use other names for it in my own writing. However, I am not picky when it comes to descriptions of iron-hard lengths. 4) Because explaining how an orgasm feels can prove difficult. Or maybe the couples all had sex on New Year’s Eve at Cancun.

During those thirty years, I accomplished a few things. I graduated from Wake Forest University and earned my M.A. in American History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I worked at a variety of jobs that required me to bury my bawdiness and potty mouth under a demure exterior: costumed interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, high school teacher, and librarian. But I always, always read romances. Funny, filthy, sweet–it didn’t matter. I loved them all.

Now I’m writing my own romances with the encouragement of my husband and daughter. I have my own stack of books in my closet that I’d rather my daughter not read, at least not for a few years. I can swear whenever I want, except around said daughter. And I get to spend all day writing about love and iron-hard lengths.

So thank you, Mom, for perving so hard on pirates during my childhood. I owe you.

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