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Throw Back the Covers (49): March 20, 2016

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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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Throw Back the Covers (49): March 20, 2016
Ruthless
Book Info

Released: August 9th 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Lawless #1
Published by Berkley
Pages: 304
 

The first in a sexy contemporary romance series featuring the Lawless siblings—from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.

The Lawless siblings are bound by vengeance. Riley, Drew, Brandon, and Mia believe the CEO of StratCast orchestrated their parents’ murder twenty years ago to steal their father’s software program. And there’s only one way Riley can find some solid evidence...

Heir to the StratCast legacy, Ellie Stratton hires a new attorney to handle a delicate business matter—and she’s shocked by her attraction to him. Over the course of a few weeks, Riley becomes her lover, her friend, her everything. But when her life is threatened, Ellie discovers that Riley is more obsessed with settling an old score than in the love she thought they were building. And Riley must choose between a revenge he’s prepared for all his life and the woman he’s sure he can’t live without...

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Throw Back the Covers (49): March 20, 2016
Shadow Rider
Book Info

Released: June 28th 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Shadows #1
Published by Berkley
 

The #1 New York Times bestselling “queen of paranormal romance”* is back with a sexy new series starring a Chicago crime family that hides a dark, mystical secret...

Whether it’s fast cars or fast women, Stefano Ferraro gets what he wants. When he’s not fodder for the paparazzi, he commands Ferarro family businesses—both legitimate and illegitimate.

While their criminal activity is simply a rumor yet to be proven, no one knows the real truth. The Ferraros are a family of shadow riders capable of manipulating light and dark, an ability Stefano thought ran in his family alone—until now…

With little left to her name, Francesca Cappello has come to Chicago in hopes of a new life. She wasn’t expecting to attract the attention of a man with primal hunger in his eyes, driven to claim her as his to protect and to please. And if he discovers her secret, it could ruin her...

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Throw Back the Covers (49): March 20, 2016
His Royal Secret
Book Info

Released: July 19th 2016
Genre: LGBT
Series: His Royal Secret #1
Published by InterMix
 

The first in an enchanting new male/male romantic duology from Lilah Pace, author of Asking for More and Begging for It ....

James, the handsome, cosmopolitan Prince of Wales, is used to being in the public eye. But he's keeping a king-sized secret...James, next in line for the throne, is gay.

He’s been able to hide his sexual orientation with the help of his best friend and beard, Lady Cassandra. Sometimes he feels like a coward for not coming out, but he daren’t risk losing the crown. If he did, the succession would fall on his deeply troubled younger sister, Princess Amelia. To protect her, James is willing to live a lie.

While on holiday, he meets Benjamin Dahan—a rugged international reporter with a globe-trotting, unattached life—who catches far more than James's eye. And when Ben is transferred to London, it seems fate may finally be smiling on James.

But what began as a torrid fling grows into something far more intimate and powerful. Soon James will have decide who he is, what he wants from life and love, and what he’s willing to sacrifice for the truth...

 

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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: Shannon Stacey

Interview and Giveaway with Alessandra Torre

Author Override: Laura Kaye

Interview with Sawyer Bennett

New Releases for March 15, 2016

Weekly Deals: Latest Sales and Freebies for March 17, 2016

Random Thoughts of a Romance Book Blogger: Love to Hate

Weekend Highlight: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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

Bride Behind the Curtain, The “… it was a quick yet enjoyable read.” ~ Under the Covers
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convincingthesecretary “I wanted to like CONVINCING THE SECRETARY but it left me unsatisfied.” ~ Under the Covers
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Asking for More “The sex is, once again, AMAZING, but the conflict seemed a bit forced…” ~ Under the Covers
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hawke “HAWKE is a pretty fast, sweet and just adorable read.” ~ Under the Covers
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The 5th Wave Recommended Read! spacer“Rick Yancey’s young adult novel, The 5th Wave was a thought provoking story. ” ~ Under the Covers
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naughtywishesmind Recommended Read!spacer“Leave it to Joey Hill to pull out all the stops in the third part of her Naughty Wishes serial, Mind.” ~ Under the Covers
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The Infinite Sea Recommended Read!spacer“Jumping in to read The Infinite Sea was imminent after reading The 5th Wave.  I just couldn’t get enough of Rick Yancey’s post-apocalyptic world.” ~ Under the Covers
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Clockwork Heart Recommended Read!spacerClockwork Heart is a perfect escape.  The epic love story and adventure that it is is one that I highly, highly recommend.” ~ Under the Covers
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lovechloe Recommended Read!spacer“I really liked Chloe!  And that’s the key to enjoying this book because it’s all about her story.” ~ Under the Covers
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Swear on this Life by Renee CarlinoSwear On This Life
Author: Renée Carlino
Published by Atria Books
Released: April 12th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 320
 

From USA TODAY bestselling author Renée Carlino (Before We Were Strangers), a warm and witty novel about a struggling writer who must come to grips with her past, present, and future after she discovers that she’s the inspiration for a pseudonymously published bestselling novel.

When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J. Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?

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Throw Back the Covers (49): March 20, 2016
Dominance Never Dies
Book Info

Released: June 14th 2016
Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: Masters and Mercenaries #11
Published by Self Published
 

A loss he can’t forget

Since losing his twin brother, Theo, in the line of duty, Case Taggart has felt dead inside. The former Navy SEAL has dedicated himself to his family and their business but he can’t help but feel stuck as he watches everyone else move on with their lives. Only meeting the beautiful Mia brings Case out of his misery, until he discovered she was just a reporter looking for a story. Betrayed, he turned his back on her and never looked back.

An attraction she can’t deny

Mia Danvers can’t get Case Taggart out of her head. Though they hadn’t been lovers, she’d felt more for him than for any man she’d ever met. Growing up in the shadow of her over-protective, older brothers, she felt free when she was with Case and she longs to feel that way again. She knows that if she can find any trace of Theo Taggart, Case will be forced to let her back into his life. Months of searching have finally paid off and she knows this is her second chance.

A desperate search

Case and Mia follow the clues they hope will lead them to Theo and the villainous Hope McDonald, but the search becomes increasingly dangerous. From Dallas to South America and beyond, dark forces work against them and threaten their lives. With each step forward, Case and Mia are pulled closer together and forced to confront their mutual attraction. But when the truth about Theo is revealed, Case may have to make a choice between his brother and the only woman he’s ever loved.

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Throw Back the Covers (49): March 20, 2016
Into the Fire
Book Info

Released: February 28th 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Night Prince #4
Published by Avon Books
 

In the wrong hands, love can be a deadly weapon.

For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him.

A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila’s closest friends against them…and finally tearing the lovers apart forever.

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Throw Back the Covers (49): March 20, 2016
Loving You Easy
Book Info

Released: September 6th 2016
Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: Loving on the Edge #9
Published by Berkley
Pages: 368
 

Three lovers really click in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me—

Cora has an amazing sex life. She’s beautiful, daring, and the most popular submissive in Hayven. Too bad none of it’s real...

IT specialist Cora Benning has figured out the key to her formerly disastrous love life—make it virtual. In the online world of Hayven, she’s free of her geek girl image and can indulge her most private fantasies with a sexy, mysterious master without anyone in her life discovering her secrets. Until her information is hacked and she finds herself working to fix the breach under two very powerful men—one who seems all too familiar...

Best friends and business partners Ren Muroya and Hayes Fox were once revered dominants. Then Hayes was wrongfully sent to prison and everything changed. Ren wants to get back to who they were. Hayes can’t risk it. But when they discover the new IT specialist is their online fascination, and that she’s never felt a dominant’s touch, the temptation to turn virtual into reality becomes all too great…

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Throw Back the Covers (49): March 20, 2016
Blood Vow
Book Info

Released: May 23, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Black Dagger Legacy #2
Published by Ballantine Books
Pages: 480
 

#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward returns with an all-new tale of paranormal passion in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to train the best of the best to join them in the deadly battle against the Lessening Society. Among the new recruits, Axe proves to be a cunning and vicious fighter—and also a loner isolated because of personal tragedy. When an aristocratic female needs a bodyguard, Axe takes the job, though he’s unprepared for the animal attraction that flares between him and the one he is sworn to protect.

For Elise, who lost her first cousin to a grisly murder, Axe’s dangerous appeal is enticing—and possibly a distraction from her grief. But as they delve deeper into her cousin’s death, and their physical connection grows into so much more, Axe fears that the secrets he keeps and his tortured conscience will tear them apart.

Rhage, the Brother with the biggest heart, knows all about self-punishing, and he wants to help Axe reach his full potential. But when an unexpected arrival threatens Rhage and Mary’s new family, he finds himself back in the trenches again, fighting against a destiny that will destroy all he holds most dear.

As Axe’s past becomes known, and fate seems to be turning against Rhage, both males must reach deep—and pray that love, rather than anger, will be their lantern in the darkness.

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Elizabeth

I didn’t know christine feehan was coming out with a new series!

Timitra

Thank you!

Amy R

Thanks for the post, I’m excited to read Love Chloe.