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Throw Back the Covers (6): May 24, 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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sayitsexySay It Sexy by Virna DePaul

**Added to Angela’s TBR*

Book 1 in the Say You Love Me series, starring a group of male friends–hot young Hollywood heroes and hard-partying rock band bad boys–each on the verge of meeting the girl of his dreams.

This life I’m relishing–the women, booze, and parties–won’t last forever. But while it does, I’ll take it all in with no regrets. Pleasure stands paramount. When I party, I forget all the trash that’s happened in the past. It’s the same when I’m acting, when I become someone else, someone not afraid to feel or make others feel. It’s what I live for: The next party. The next role. The next girl.

That’s my life. That’s the way I want it to be.

Except now I’ve met Gwen…

Garrick Maze, young Hollywood’s hottest bad boy, just landed the male lead in a new network television series. Known for indulging in wild parties, casual hook-ups, and fast cars, he spends his days on set and his nights on the town. Love’s the last thing on his mind, especially when it comes to his ice queen female lead.

Gwendolyn Vickers intends to be America’s next celebrity sweetheart and that means keeping her public image pristine. The last thing she needs is to be linked to trouble-making heartthrob Garrick Maze. But he’s shamelessly flirty and sexy as sin. Her body craves him. Soon, so does her heart.

When secrets from the past clash with the bright lights of fame, Gwen realizes there’s more to Garrick than washboard abs and sex appeal. He’ll prove that when it comes to mixing mind-blowing pleasure with true love, he’s not about to let her down.

New Adult Contemporary Romance with a HEA

**First of a series, but each book will be a standalone**

Say You Love Me Series:

Book 1: Say It Sexy (Garrick)
Book 2: Say It Strong (Liam)

Release Date: June 22, 2015

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allyourreasonsAll Your Reasons by Nina Levine

**Added to Annie’s TBR**

When heartbreaker meets ball breaker, sparks will fly.

Rockstar, Jett Vaughn, isn’t against settling down, but no woman has ever held his attention long enough for a relationship to develop. That is until he meets Presley Hart. She’s confident, opinionated and headstrong. She drives him to the edge of crazy, but he can’t deny how she makes him feel.

He wants her heart, but she only wants his body.

Presley’s not against giving her heart to a man, but she has too many reasons why he’s not the one to give it to. Jett isn’t a man who will take no for an answer though. He’s about to declare war on her reasons and take what he wants.

BOOK 1 IN THE NEW CRAVE SERIES

Out now.  

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HOWTOKILLAROCKSTARHow to Kill a Rock Star by Tiffanie DeBartolo

**Added to Francesca’s TBR*

Written in her wonderfully honest, edgy, passionate and often hilarious voice, Tiffanie DeBartolo tells the story of Eliza Caelum, a young music journalist, and Paul Hudson, a talented songwriter and lead singer of the band Bananafish. Eliza’s reverence for rock is equaled only by Paul’s, and the two fall wildly in love.

When Bananafish is signed by a big corporate label, and Paul is on his way to becoming a major rock star, Eliza must make a heartbreaking decision that leads to Paul’s sudden disappearance and a surprise knock-your-socks-off ending.

Out now.

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hotandnerdyHot & Nerdy (1-3) by Shannyn Schroeder

**Added to Suzanne’s TBR**

With college graduation looming, three childhood friends vow to make spring break their last blast of pure fun in the sun. But some of their hottest life lessons are yet to come…

Her Best Shot

Layla Sharpe is definitely more math ninja than bikini babe. But she’s finally ready let loose over spring break—until her car breaks down, leaving her stranded in Georgia with a mouthwateringly hot pool shark. Layla knows enough about angles to learn the game, but when he offers her a place to stay, she wants him to appreciate her curves…

Her Perfect Game

Charlie Castle is an expert archer and a fierce warrior—in her favorite video game, anyway. Now she’s entering a “hackfest” over spring break, where she also hopes to meet the sweet gamer who’s been flirting with her online. Instead, she runs into Jonah, the hot guy who walked away years ago. Charlie can’t fight the desire that comes rushing back, and the feeling is more mutual than she suspects…

Her Winning Formula

Chemistry major Felicity Stone knows everything about how chemicals interact, but when it comes to social interaction, she needs schooling. Abandoned by her friends, Felicity is faced with spending spring break alone—unless she accepts a gorgeous stranger’s invitation to pose as his girlfriend at a family wedding. Not one to turn down a research opportunity, Felicity never expected such breathtaking results—ones that could last a lifetime…

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: Carolyn Crane

Author Override: T. Torrest

Top Ten Comfort Reads

Interview with Deborah Harkness

New Releases Recap for May 19, 2015

Weekly Deals: Latest Sales and Freebies for May 21, 2015

 

 

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We will be celebrating this month!

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These giveaways are still running…

Second Paranormal Bundle

Third Paranormal Bundle

First Historical Bundle

Second Historical Bundle

First Erotic Bundle

Second Erotic Bundle

LGBT Swag Pack

 

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

beyond innocence “BEYOND INNOCENCE combines red hot heat with a touch of angst to create the most delicious blend of erotic yumminess.” ~ Under the Covers
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What Caroline Wants “WARNING: This book is extremely hot and sexy as all hell! You will experience lip biting, panting, slight adrenaline rush, sweaty palms and the occasional “Oh” face.  ” ~ Under the Covers
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just desserts “Oh Mary Calmes. You just write the most delightful characters. There’s seriously nothing to hate about Scott and Boone.” ~ Under the Covers
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Eighth Grave After Dark “Darynda is a force to be reckoned with. Not only that she has outdone herself, she just about blew my mind. Eighth Grave After Dark is the game changer of the series, and a definite must read of the year” ~ Under the Covers
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dangerous kiss by avery flynn “…kudos to Ms. Flynn on the decision to update of the covers. They are very sexy, eye catching and the book has a good story to back it up with. ” ~ Under the Covers
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BehindTheMask “Behind the Mask was fantastic full of dark twists and turns, action and a smoking hot romance ” ~ Under the Covers
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Elements of Chemistry Part 3 “…despite being New Adult (blargh) it made me fall in love with all the characters and had me laughing,” Under the Covers
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madtatter “Overall, I enjoyed THE MAD TATTER and I’ll definitely be picking up the other books I have sitting around by this author.” ~ Under the Covers
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bookoflife “While paranormal fans will enjoy the series, I think the entire trilogy would be enjoyed by lovers of historical and contemporary literature as well.” ~ Under the Covers
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Shatter Me “So overall SHATTER ME was a quick and enjoyable read to pass the time.” ~ Under the Covers
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thesongofdavidThe Song of David by Amy Harmon

She said I was like a song. Her favorite song. A song isn’t something you can see. It’s something you feel, something you move to, something that disappears after the last note is played.

I won my first fight when I was eleven years old, and I’ve been throwing punches ever since. Fighting is the purest, truest, most elemental thing there is. Some people describe heaven as a sea of unending white. Where choirs sing and loved ones await. But for me, heaven was something else. It sounded like the bell at the beginning of a round, it tasted like adrenaline, it burned like sweat in my eyes and fire in my belly. It looked like the blur of screaming crowds and an opponent who wanted my blood.

For me, heaven was the octagon.

Until I met Millie, and heaven became something different. I became something different. I knew I loved her when I watched her stand perfectly still in the middle of a crowded room, people swarming, buzzing, slipping around her, her straight dancer’s posture unyielding, her chin high, her hands loose at her sides. No one seemed to see her at all, except for the few who squeezed past her, tossing exasperated looks at her unsmiling face. When they realized she wasn’t normal, they hurried away. Why was it that no one saw her, yet she was the first thing I saw?

If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all, the girl with the power to take me down and lift me up again. The girl I wanted to fight for, the girl I wanted to claim. The girl who taught me that sometimes the biggest heroes go unsung and the most important battles are the ones we don’t think we can win.

**This is David ‘Tag” Taggert’s book, a supporting character introduced inThe Law of Moses. This is a stand-alone story.

Release Date: June 15, 2015

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nutsNuts by Alice Clayton

 

From New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton, the first in a brand-new romance series telling the humorously sexy tale of Roxie, a private chef who gets a taste of love—but is it to stay, or to go?

After losing almost all of her clients in one fell swoop following an accident involving whipped cream, private chef to Hollywood’s elite Roxie Callahan gets a call from her flighty mother, saying she’s needed home in upstate New York to run the family diner. Once she’s back in the Hudson Valley, local organic farmer Leo delivers Roxie a lovely bunch of walnuts, and soon sparks—and clothing—begin to fly. Leo believes that everything worth doing is worth doing slowly…and how! But will Roxie stay upstate, or will the lure of West Coast redemption tempt her back to Tinseltown?

Release Date: October 20, 2015

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allurejulianrefrayThe Allure of Julian Refray by R.S. Grey

From: JosephineKeller@LLDesigns.com
To: LilyNBlack@gmail.com
Subject: Justin Timberlake Nudes!

Lily, you predictable perv. I knew you’d open this email faster if I tempted you with a glimpse of JT’s “PP”. Well, put your pants back on and grab some bubbly because I have much better news to share.

I GOT A JOB!

As of tomorrow, I’ll be the new executive assistant at Lorena Lefray Designs. I am SO excited, but there’s one itty bitty problem: I won’t be Lorena’s assistant. I’ll be working for her older brother, Julian.

I know what you’re thinking- “But Jo, what’s the problem?”

Google him. Now. He’s the man in the fitted navy suit whose face reminds you that there’s hope yet for this cruel, ugly world. Keep scrolling…Do you see those dimples? Yup. That’s the Julian Lefray I will be reporting to tomorrow morning.

Lord, help us all.

XO,
Jo

Release Date: June 29, 2015

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spidergameSpider Game by Christine Feehan

In the new GhostWalker novel by the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Viper Game, a trained killer meets his match in a woman whose very kiss can stop a heart.

The Cajun dive in the middle of the godforsaken swamps wasn’t exactly Trap Dawkins’ idea of fun. But the GhostWalker wasn’t there for a good time. He was looking for her. Cayenne. It’s where she found her victims. Poor suckers. Then again, who wouldn’t want to leave a place like this with a woman like her?

It’s not Cayenne’s fault. Locked up, experimented on and never knowing kindness, she was bred this way—with a heart of pure venom. Trap understands her. He survived his own dark past and he shares her desire for getting even. But now Trap’s greatest danger is Cayenne herself. Because what’s inside her is hard to control—especially when it’s aroused by a lover as reckless as Trap.

Release Date: January 26, 2016

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menagerieMenagerie by Rachel Vincent

From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent comes a richly imagined, provocative new series set in the dark mythology of the Menagerie…

When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger’s Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah in her black swan burlesque costume is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she’s forced to “perform” in town after town.

But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other “attractions”—mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies—are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she’ll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed.

Renowned author Rachel Vincent weaves an intoxicating blend of carnival magic and startling humanity in this intricately woven and powerful tale.

Release Date: September 29, 2015

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coldheartedrakeCold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

A twist of fate . . .

Devon Ravenel, London’s most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl’s three innocent sisters are still occupying the house . . . along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon’s own.

A clash of wills . . .

Kathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon. But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to deny—and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms, he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her. As Kathleen finds herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction, only one question remains:

Can she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she’s ever known?

 

Release Date: October 27, 2015

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Goal Line by Bianca Sommerland

 

Dartmmouth Cobras # 7

Dominick’s Story

 

Release Date: June 29, 2015

 

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secretSecret by Kindle Alexander

A full length novel

Tristan Wilder, self-made millionaire and devastatingly handsome CEO of Wilder-Nation is on the verge of a very lucrative buyout. With tough negotiations ahead, he’s armed with his acquisition pitch, ready to launch the deal of a lifetime. There’s just one glitch. The last thing he expects is to fall for the hot business owner he’s trying to sway.

Dylan Reeves, computer science engineer and founder of the very successful social media site, Secret, is faced with a life-altering decision. A devoted family man with three kids and a wife, Dylan has been living a secret for years. Fiercely loyal to his convictions, his boundaries blur after meeting the striking owner of the corporation interested in acquiring his company. For the first time in his life, reckless desire consumes him when the gorgeous computer mogul makes an offer he can’t refuse.

Release Date: June 9, 2015

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I have fallen behind on my reading challenge again. *sigh*

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Timitra

So may books to check out…thanks guys!

Elizabeth

the song of david sounds interesting….thanks

Sophia Rose

Such a week packed full of great releases, reviews, interviews, and your blogoversary celebration. Enjoyed it when I popped in for your posts.

Amy R

There are so many books on the list this week I want.