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Throw Back the Covers (5): May 17, 2015

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There’s always so much happening in the book world, AND around Under the Covers, that it may get overwhelming to catch up sometimes.
So here’s a quick recap of what’s been happening this week!

 

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Curious about what we added to our TBR this week?  These are some of the ones that caught our attention that we either didn’t know about or didn’t realize they were announced yet.

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If You Dare by A.R. Torre

Equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades, this is the eagerly awaited new novel from A. R. Torre, author of the award winning erotic thriller, The Girl in 6E.

The rules are the same. I can’t open the door. I can’t leave. I can’t kill anyone.

The only difference is, I don’t set the rules anymore. Guards in grey uniforms do. It is everything I never wanted and everything I always deserved. I write to you now, from a prison cell. My home for the next twenty to thirty years.

That’s the going term for murder.

Release Date: November 10, 2015

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A Court of Thorn and RosesA Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Timesbestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

Out now. 

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YEARWEFELLDOWNThe Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen

The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else.

What now?

She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.

Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league.

Also, he’s taken.

Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands.

They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she’s falling. Hard.

But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won’t, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness — one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who’s afraid to love her back.

Out Now.

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What’s been happening at Under the Covers this week?  Well, in case you missed it here’s a quick recap.

 

Author Override: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Author Override: Amy Daws

Author Override: Jessica Scott

Interview and Giveaway with Brighton Walsh

Interview and Giveaway with C.L. Parker

New Releases Recap for May 12, 2015

Weekly Sales and Freebies for May 14, 2015

 

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It has started!!!!!

Erotic Romance Bundle

Paranormal Romance Bundle

Historical Romance Bundle

 

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Here’s the latest ramblings and thoughts about the books we’ve recently read and reviewed this past week.

Pucked “In the author’s effort to make a hilarious book, I think she went too over the top with the crass humor and gave me a headache rather than making me laugh.” ~ Under the Covers
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Playing Dirty “C.L. Parker packed this book with one hell of an erotic punch!” ~ Under the Covers
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Working with Heat “While the bulk of the relationship has been already established in the beginning of the book, Calhoun nicely translates that into a believable romance that sizzles.” ~ Under the Covers
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HARDWIRED “It was a quick read, but it felt more like a quick read to pass the time instead of one to immerse myself in. ” ~ Under the Covers
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mudvein “I’m not sure that I can even convey the impact it had on me.  Days later, I can’t stop thinking about it.” ~ Under the Covers
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Tessa Ever After “…if you enjoy a sweet friends to lovers romance, then this will hit the mark for you.” ~ Under the Covers
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after the war “If you don’t already know, Jessica Scott writes extraordinary tales of men and women in the Army. ” ~ Under the Covers
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TAINT “If you’re looking for something that is liberating for women, you won’t find it here and might end up being like me who grew more agitated with Justice and his “teachings” rather than enjoying the book.” ~ Under the Covers
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underdifferentstars “UNDER DIFFERENT STARS whet my appetite for more action, fun and snark!” ~ Under the Covers
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The Ruby Circle “It all started with Vampire Academy and now a few years later with the Bloodlines series coming to an end, I can still say that Mead is still one of my auto buy authors. I just love her writing.” ~ Under the Covers
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whatyouneedWhat You Need by Lorelei James

New York Times bestseller Lorelei James introduces a new family for readers to fall in love with in the Need You series. The Lund name is synonymous with wealth and power in Minneapolis-St. Paul. But the four Lund siblings will each discover true love takes a course of its own…

As the CFO of Lund Industries, Brady Lund is the poster child for responsibility. But eighty hour work weeks leave him little time for a life outside his corner office. His brothers stage an intervention and drag him to a seedy night club…where he sees her, the buttoned up blonde from the secretarial pool who’s starred in his fantasies for months.

Lennox Greene is a woman with a rebellious past—which she carefully conceals beneath her conservative clothes. She knows flirting with her sexy, but aloof boss during working hours is a bad idea. So when Brady shows up at her favorite dive bar, sans his usual snappy suit, and catches her cutting loose, she throws caution aside and dares him to do the same.

After sparks fly, Brady finds keeping his hands off Lennox during office hours is harder than expected. While she makes him feel alive for the first time in years, a part of him wonders if she’s just using him to get ahead. And Lennox must figure out if Brady wants her for the accomplished woman she is—or the bad girl she was.

Release Date: January 5, 2016

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takingtheleadTaking the Lead by Cecilia Tan

The first book in a steamy new rockstar series that will appeal to fans of New York Timesbestselling authors Sylvia Day and J. Kenner

Ricki Hamilton and her sister have just inherited a vast estate in the Hollywood hills. Unfortunately, with that legacy comes the most exclusive club in Hollywood history, a secret BDSM establishment where only the rich and the naughty come to play. Ricki wants nothing to do with this business, and is trying to find ways to get out of having to run it…until she meets Axel—a sexy enigmatic rock star who makes her want to submit to needs she didn’t know she had.

Release Date: January 26, 2016

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What Caroline WantsWhat Caroline Wants by Amanda Abbott

Caroline and Jason Stratton have always been hot for each other. Married right out of college, they’ve had a great sex life. But when they discover that their best friends and neighbors, Piper and Michael Collins, have experimented with a few extracurricular adventures during their ten year marriage, Caroline and Jace’s sexual world is rocked. The Strattons quickly find that inviting others into their bedroom might be something they want to explore. But getting Caroline to reconcile her Southern guilt is another matter altogether. So they decide to take it deliciously slow, exploring every avenue.

Their adventures lead them to Emma and Pete, and after a fun, sexy dinner date out, and an incredibly hot car ride home, they’re in. But once they decide to scale that mountain, all bets are off. In the end, Caroline must make a decision–and it’s one she’ll have to live with forever.

*This book is ridiculously sexy, filled with high-octane moments between the couple as they figure out what makes them tick. The book contains: explicit sex, voyeurism, and light couple swap. **There is no cheating in any of my books, everything is consensual between all participants.

Release Date: May 18, 2015

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Goal Line by Bianca Sommerland

Dominick’s Story

Dartmouth Cobras # 7

Release Date: June 29, 2015

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Gus by Kim Holden

Bright Side # 2

Release Date: May 22, 2015

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truthorbeardTruth or Beard by Penny Reid

Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!

Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level headed good girl, has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life. His friendly smiles make her tongue-tied and weak-kneed, and she’s never been able to move beyond her childhood crush. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…

But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica’s muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.

Certainly, Beau’s magic spell is broken. Yet when Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, now more dangerous than ever, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?

Series Description:
Everyone in Green Valley, Tennessee knows that the six bearded Winston brothers have been imbued with an unfair share of charm and charisma… and are prone to mischief.
Truth or Beard is book #1 in the Winston Brother’s series. Each book is a standalone, full length (110k words), contemporary romantic comedy novel, and follows the romantic exploits and adventures of one of the six Winston Brothers.

Release Date: July 23, 2015

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askingforitAsking for It by Lilah Pace

Under the Covers Book Blog 5 Star Review Coming Soon!

“This is who I am. This is what I want. Now I need a man dangerous enough to give it to me.”

Graduate student Vivienne Charles is afraid of her own desires—ashamed to admit that she fantasizes about being taken by force, by a man who will claim her completely and without mercy. When the magnetic, mysterious Jonah Marks learns her secret, he makes an offer that stuns her: they will remain near-strangers to each other, and meet in secret so that he can fulfill her fantasy.

Their arrangement is twisted. The sex is incredible. And—despite their attempts to stay apart—soon their emotions are bound together as tightly as the rope around Vivienne’s wrists. But the secrets in their pasts threaten to turn their affair even darker…

Reader Advisory: Asking for It deals explicitly with fantasies of non-consensual sex. Readers sensitive to portrayals of non-consensual sex should be advised.

Release Date: June 2, 2015

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I really hope next week…. Yeah…. I need 48 hours in a day.  Gone are the days I would finish a book a day.  Either that or I’m just too slow lately.

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Timitra

Thanks!

Elizabeth

score!….asking for it, a court of thorn and roses and the year we fell down will all be added to mt tar

Amy R

I really enjoyed The Year We Fell Down and I’m so excited for Truth or Beard. Pucked was a 3 star read for me.