Thursday, October 29, 2015

Book Tour: "Seized by Love" by Melissa Foster

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New Addition to the Love in Bloom Series, Seized by Love, Book #1 The Ryders

YOU FELL IN love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying. 

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

*** THE RYDERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series (The Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons, & Seaside Summers)

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
My Review:

Seized by Love is the first in "The Ryders" series from Melissa Foster. In the spirit of the Bradens and the Remingtons, Melissa Foster introduces us to the Ryder family. Blue Ryder first met Lizzie Barber in the group wedding set in the Seaside Summers series. In the year since they met, Blue has been relentlessly asking Lizzie out, with no success. I love Blue's dedication. He decided that he was interested in Lizzie and was patient in waiting until she was ready. He is confident and strong but sensitive at the same time. I love his open and loving relationships with his siblings, and especially with his parents. He and his parents have a wonderful, open relationship where Blue is comfortable sharing with them, and seeking their counsel. Its a very healthy parent/child relationship, even in adulthood. Blue is a wonderful character who knows his strengths and his faults, and readily acknowledges where he falls short of his own expectations in his relationship with Lizzie. He demonstrates a lot of growth throughout this book, but honestly, I loved him from the beginning and I'm not sure I can put in words what it is about Blue that makes him an especially endearing character.

Contrast Blue's family with Lizzie's family dynamic. Her reluctance to get involved with Blue is rooted in what's going on in her life. She's involved in certain activities to support her sister's college education. Activities that could estrange her from her parents, a relationship that is strained at best, due to her parents strictly conservative views. Lizzie's unwillingness to stop her current activities, and the additional time commitment makes fitting in a relationship difficult at best. I struggled a bit with Lizzie for a while, mainly because she feels ashamed with what's she's doing. As a result, Lizzie doesn't share this information with Blue up front, and its something that has the potential to have a huge impact on their relationship. Not that I specifically haven an option regarding Lizzie's "activities", but if she felt ashamed of her activities, perhaps that should be a clue that she could reconsider what she's doing. But fundamentally, it was something that she should have disclosed to Blue before he fell head over heels for her. It made accepting Lizzie's activities more difficult for me as a reader because she withheld the information from Blue. It took a while for Lizzie to redeem herself in my eyes. But by the end, she did.

I also like that the author first introduced a major hurdle / challenge to Lizzie and Blue's relationship early - typically the couple has a longer period to develop their relationship and have a solid foundation before something happens to shake that foundation. In this book, the author introduces the strife in their relationship sooner, and gives the characters more time to dig into how they work through their challenges and come out the other end successfully.

The level of detail of the sexual activities described in the book is pretty consistent with Melissa Foster, but Lizzie and Blue's sexual relationship had some more "intimate" aspects that felt new to me in a Melissa Foster book. It appears the author is exploring a bit of sexual variety in her writing that I find interesting.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa also co-writes the Love on Rockwell Island series with New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. 

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Release Day Review: "Every Little Kiss" by Kim Amos



Eternal good girl Casey Tanner moved to White Pine for a fresh start. Her mission: to finally have fun. And a fling with a reckless bad boy is the very first item on the to-do list she pretended not to make. After one long, lingering look at a sexy firefighter, Casey has found her man.


Getting women into his bed has never been a problem for Abe Cameron. Letting one into his heart is an entirely different matter. But just one kiss, just one touch, just one smile from beautiful Casey has this lifelong bachelor flirting with the idea of forever. And Casey's refusal to settle down only makes Abe more determined than ever to win her heart. Now the one woman who can't be caught is the only one Abe can't live without...

Genre: Contemporary Romance

My Review:

Every Little Kiss is the 4th book in the White Pine series, but it absolutely stands alone. That's not to say that it didn't make me want to read the first three books - because it did. I met Casey at the beginning of this book, but readers of the series to date would recognize her from her sister's Audrey's book And Then He Kissed Me. But it's OK if you haven't met her yet, because you get to know her quickly. From what I understand from the previous book, Casey feels the need to redeem herself in her sister's eyes. Casey has been raising her sister basically alone since their parents died and that has forced her to take a rigid approach to life. She has an almost desperate need to control what's happening in her life in the hopes of controlling the outcome. As we all know, we can try as much as we can but sometimes things just happen. It's really fun to watch as Casey even tries to control her "breaking out of her shell" with a list. The list. The infamous list. The list that becomes the lynch pin in her budding relationship with Abe.

Enter Abe. I love Abe. He's almost like a schizophrenic personality, switching from all gruff and commanding, to gentle and sweet like the flip of a switch. We come to find that he chooses to live life "skin deep", never digging down into some of the relationships that could possibly be good. I think his personality is just so different than the rest of his family that his struggles are because he's trying to find a way to fit in. But, gosh, I love him. He's incredibly sensitive to Casey when he first meets her (until he isn't) and his commitment to the literacy center is wonderful. He's got some good relationships with the guys and gals he works with at the fire station, and despite himself, even with his family.

The variety of characters in this book is wonderful. There is a ladies group that Casey has joined with her sister, because she knows that's what you do. But she struggles to fit in and I could so identify with her in that. But they embrace her anyway. And then there are the other firemen. I look forward to Quinn's story coming up - HER story looks to be interesting. The town setting provides a wonderful winter backdrop for the story and Casey's love of Christmas, another thing I can relate to.

Overall, a wonderful holiday read in a lovely small town in Minnesota.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Author:
Kim Amos is a romance writer whose stories usually have hot dish in them, which is the Minnesota name for a casserole. She also writes young-adult novels under the name Lara Zielin.

Currently, she lives in Michigan with her husband, two dogs, and a cat.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Review: "You'll be Mine" by Marie Force

Green Mountain short story You'll Be Mine. Will Abbott and Cameron Murphy are finally ready to tie the knot—as long as family, friends and a love-struck moose don’t get in the way.

Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Review:

Finally! The long awaited wedding of Will and Cameron, the couple that introduced us to Green Mountain, the Abbotts, and Fred the Moose. This is a great novella that gives us a quick check in with all of our favorite Green Mountain couples and gives us a front row seat at Will and Cameron's wedding.

In true Marie Force fashion, You'll Be Mine is steamy! Not for the faint of heart, but passionate and intimate and loving. There are also lots of laughs, a few little hints into what's coming in the future. And even a heartbroken moose. Fred's crush on Cameron was an important part of You'll Be Mine, and I can only hope he gets some closure after his heart is broken.

I loved You'll Be Mine and loved that we got to see Will and Cameron's wedding center stage, and a brief opportunity to check-in with our other favorite Abbotts. And it was a nice way to pass the time until our next full installment in the Green Mountain Series. Well done, Marie Force.

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About the Author:
With more than 4 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 40 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published Gansett Island Series has sold 2 million e-books since Maid for Love was released in 2011. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Fatal Series from Harlequin’s Carina Press, as well as the New York Times bestselling Green Mountain Series from Berkley Sensation, among other books and series. Marie’s new erotic Quantum Trilogy was released under the name of M.S. Force in April 2015, and all three books were New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. The trilogy is now set to become a series.

While her husband was in the Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of one young adult and one teenager and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Review: "Smoke Signals" (Tulsa Thunderbirds) by Catherine Gayle


Desperation changes a person. Leads them to do things they never would have dreamed.

Thanks to his mother, Ray “Razor” Chambers knows what desperation can lead a person to do. But as a defenseman for the Tulsa Thunderbirds, those days are long in the past for both of them. His best buddy is about to get hitched in Vegas when a woman whose eyes are filled with an all-too-familiar haunted look approaches Razor. She makes him a proposition, and he knows he’s witnessing yet another act borne of desperation.

Viktoriya Dubrovskaya knows all about desperation, too. She came to America to study ballet and escape a fate no one should have to bear. She can never go home again. She’s broke and broken, not to mention in survival mode. Viktoriya turned to the only help offered, but in the end it stripped her of everything she was and all she wanted. Now she’s out of time, money, and options…until she sees Razor.

There’s no chance he’ll take her up on what she’s offering, but he suggests a counter-proposal—one involving a ring, a green card, and the chance to reclaim her body. It’s an opportunity she can’t pass up, but for Viktoriya and Razor, learning to live together as husband and wife is as foreign as interpreting Smoke Signals. And where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire.

Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Review:

Smoke Signals, the second book in the Tulsa Thunderbirds series, is the story of Razor and Tori. Razor is in Las Vegas to participate in Babs and Katie's wedding. Razor and Tori's story is dark and deep and emotional, and I couldn't stop reading it. For readers sensitive to emotional issues surrounding sexual abuse, this book may not be for you. But, Catherine Gayle does a masterful job of weaving a dark and complicated childhood for Razor, making him singularly qualified to identify the root of Tori's issues. He sees in her a depth of pain and suffering that he recognizes for what it is, and feels drawn to help her.

The depth of the characters in this book is astounding. Each time you think you've seen everything influencing Tori's life, Razor peels back the onion and discovers more. And behind Razor's gruff exterior is a heart of gold and a sensitive side. His relationship with Tori starts as a solution to a problem and results in love. I think both Tori and Razor were shocked with the direction their relationship turned, but with the depth of emotion each has to pour into the relationship, its no wonder. By each of them exposing the rawest parts of themselves, they also opened themselves up to love.

I love Razor's mother - it's not often you see a grown man so comfortable discussing sex with his mother, but the author crafted these conversations so they were as natural as discussing what they wanted for dinner. The entire supporting cast of characters completes this book, and we catch up with Hunter and Tallie, and get to know other members of the Tulsa Thunderbirds a bit better. Dima played a critical role in Smoke Signals,  as he is Tori's connection back to her Russian roots. I look forward to his happily ever after.

I had almost written off the Tulsa Thunderbirds after the first book, deciding that maybe this series wasn't for me. But Smoke Signals has redeemed my hope in this series, and the emotional depth of the stories in this group, and I look forward to the next installment.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Author:
Catherine Gayle is a USA Today bestselling author of Regency-set historical romance and contemporary hockey romance with a New Adult feel. She’s a transplanted Texan living in North Carolina with two extremely spoiled felines. In her spare time, she watches way too much hockey and reality TV, plans fun things to do for the Nephew Monster’s next visit, and performs experiments in the kitchen which are rarely toxic.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Book Tour: "Montana Hearts: Her Weekend Wrangler" by Darlene Panzera

MONTANA HEARTS: HER WEEKEND WRANGLER by Darlene Panzera (on-sale 10/6, Avon Impulse)

Darlene Panzera returns with a sweet new Western series perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber's heartwarming romances

Bree Collins has finally come home to Fox Creek, Montana, to manage her family's guest ranch. She knows she can handle any challenges that come her way, but when the infuriating Ryan Tanner reappears in her life, Bree suddenly has doubts about her ability to stay professional—and away from the handsome cowboy.

Ryan Tanner is in a bind. He needs to train a young foal for the upcoming show but its mother would rather bite his hand off. Just his luck the cute cowgirl from his past arrives back in town. Bree just so happens to have a reputation for taming animals of this nature. Ryan is willing to make a deal with her, but he has no intention of being swayed by her sweet smile or the tenderness she shows his young son.

Yet when fate brings them together, falling for one another becomes the easiest thing in the world. Ryan might just want to wrangle this cowgirl's heart…but will Bree give him the chance?


My Review:

Her Weekend Wrangler is a sweet story about two people who lost out on their chance in high school and take a chance on love the second time around. There is a large cast of characters, her family and siblings, his family and siblings, his ex-wifes family, and a few friends. There is a suspenseful aspect to the story as people are sabotaging both Ryan and Bree's farms, and a number of twists and turns, and even a supposed conclusion until the real culprit is revealed.

The biggest challenge I had with this book is that I felt like I was just skimming the surface of the story. The book was heavy in dialogue and there wasn't much internal narrative for the reader to get to know the characters better. At times there were be a few sentences thrown in here or there, but in all, I just wasn't able to absorb myself into this story. There were also times that I felt a sentence or two was thrown in just to create a scenario that wasn't relative to the real story at hand. In general, I felt a lot of the circumstances the characters were experiencing were contrived - the heroine hasn't been on a horse in ten years because her favorite mare died in childbirth - and she blamed her father and a boy from high school. The fact that Bree was constantly easily manipulated by the "fake" CEOs (which I could see coming a mile away) and other situations like that just made many aspects of the story seem implausible.

I did like the ranch and farming aspects of the story. I liked how they showed Bree calming and training a new filly, and even Ryan's role in that storyline. I was looking forward to more about the mini roundup that just didn't really come to fruition, etc. In general, its a sweet read, but just didn't dig deep enough into the emotional aspects of the main characters to draw me into the story. I felt like lots of times the author was "telling me" things that she could have "shown me" through her words to draw me in, but she didn't. 

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


 She walked over and tugged on Puzzles and Games, a newer book wedged tightly between the thick, dusty jackets of The Secret History of Yellowstone Country, and Ranching Ain't What It Used To Be. And the entire book case leaned toward her.

     Catching the frame of the shelves with her hands, she spun around, and used her body weight to shove the burdensome book beast back into position. But every time she stepped away, the case threatened to fall. Somehow the bottom had become unbalanced. She glanced at the clerk behind the counter and opened her mouth to call for help. Then Ryan Tanner walked toward her and she involuntarily jumped in place.
     They'd grown up together, riding the same school bus and sharing the same classes day after day right up through the twelfth grade. But after high school she'd relocated to New York to attend college. Then she put her business degree and love of fashion together to snatch the assistant managerial position at the Manhattan branch of Silvain's, a national fashion retail conglomerate which specialized in hip clothing and accessories. Over the years she'd run into Ryan only briefly during her occasional visits home.
     And she had no desire to see him now.
     Ryan was the kind of guy a girl dreamed about but could never have. At least not exclusively. He was a charmer who took the opportunity to flirt with every female he met. And he'd tried to charm her the night of their high school senior prom, the night her horse died, in an attempt to delay her from getting home too soon...and saying goodbye.
     Of course, they were adults now, both almost twenty-seven, she with her glowing resume and he with a seven-year-old son. She thought she'd forgiven him and let bygones be bygones.
     She was wrong.

About Darlene:

DARLENE PANZERA writes sweet, fun-loving romance and is a member of the Romance Writers of America’s Greater Seattle and Peninsula chapters. Her career launched when her novella “The Bet” was picked by Avon Books and New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber to be published within Debbie’s own novel, Family Affair. Darlene says, “I love writing stories that help inspire people to laugh, value relationships, and pursue their dreams.”

Born and raised in New Jersey, Darlene is now a resident of the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband and three children. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her family and her two horses, and loves camping, hiking, photography, and lazy days at the lake.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Review: "Jingle Bell Harbor" by Tracy Brogan

As assistant buyer for the world’s second-largest Christmas store, Kelsey Parker feels like a holiday harlot. She’s contractually obligated to promote the yuletide season. All. Year. Long. And it’s taking a toll on her spirit. But when her clueless, self-absorbed boyfriend goes on their long-anticipated romantic vacation—without her!—Kelsey is beyond disappointed to find herself tromping through the Bell Harbor snow instead of lounging on a tropical beach.

Drew Hampton is considered quite a catch among the Bell Harbor bachelorettes, but when his high school dream girl, Kelsey Parker, shows up at his grandfather’s Christmas tree lot complaining about her love life, he decides it’s long past time to get her under the mistletoe himself.

As things heat up between the two, a surprise visitor arrives, making Kelsey an offer she can’t quite believe. Now she must decide what matters most, and she just may discover the key to her happiness.

Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Review:
Jingle Bell Harbor is my first book by Tracy Brogan. It is a sweet story of Kelsey, who returns home to care for her grandmother, and Drew Hampton, who has basically lived in Bell Harbor his entire life. It's a sweet story of young crushes turning into adult love. 

I love the character development the author includes in the book. Kelsey's grandmother is a spitfire who has no filter and definite views on Kelsey's dating (and sex) life. And her friend, Dody, is a piece of work with her "age inappropriate" outfits and her equally inappropriate views on sex. These two characters really add a lot of depth to the story, secondary to the main storyline but important, interesting additions. Even the smarmy boyfriend added a fun element to the story - I think every reader will want to kick him to the curb with Kelsey as you get to know him. I also love how Drew, his father, and grandfather were all called "something" Junior Hampton - Old Junior Hampton, Big Junior Hampton, and Little Junior Hampton. It's little touches like this that really add depth to a story.

The book is written in first person, told from Kelsey's point of view. There are times that the story shifts to Drew's POV, but its often only to get Drew's perspective on what just happened with Kelsey. I would have liked a bit more of Drew's POV to get to know him independently from Kelsey. That was my major concern with this book - the imbalance of POVs learning much more towards Kelsey and most of Drew's POV just being how it relates to Kelsey.

The story is cute. I love Christmas and this book has it in spades. The storyline was tight without a lot of extraneous aspects that made it drag. The story is a bit sensual but the heat level is mild and appropriate for any adult reading audience.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


About the Author:
Past or present, Tracy Brogan loves romance. She’s a bestselling author of both contemporary romantic comedies and historical romance, and recently earned the coveted Diamond Award from Amazon Publishing for exceeding one million copies sold.

Her debut novel, CRAZY LITTLE THING, was nominated for a prestigious RITA award by Romance Writers of America® for Best First Book in 2013. It ranked #15 on the Wall Street Journal, and landed at #33 on the Kindle Bestsellers list for 2013. This Bell Harbor novel has gone on to sell more than half a million copies internationally and has been translated into several languages, including French, German, Dutch, and Hebrew.

Her bestselling second book, HIGHLAND SURRENDER, won a Golden Quill and the Book Sellers Best award in 2013. HOLD ON MY HEART released in 2013, followed by two more novels, THE BEST MEDICINE (May, 2014) and LOVE ME SWEET (January, 2015), both set in Bell Harbor. THE BEST MEDICINE landed in the Kindle Top 100 Bestsellers for 2014 and earned Brogan her second RITA nomination in 2015. 

Brogan lives in Michigan, the state shaped like a mitten, and is therefore prone to pointing to the palm of her hand when explaining where she’s from. She shares a very messy house with her husband, their above-average children, and two intellectually-challenged dogs. She loves to hear from readers so please email her at, or visit her on Facebook or Twitter

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Release Day Blast: "Laguna Heights" by Kaira Rouda

We're celebrating the release of
Laguna Heights by Kaira Rouda! 

TITLE: Laguna Heights (Laguna Beach, Book 2)
AUTHOR: Kaira Rouda
Adult Contemporary Romance

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Annie and Hank have created a perfect life in Laguna Beach but when a dark secret is revealed, will their marriage survive?

In high school, Annie Johns was the calm, supportive sidekick to the rest of the tumultuous female stars of the hit reality TV show, Laguna Nights. Today, she's living the happy life as a mom that she predicted on the show long ago. There's only one problem: the secret from her past that haunts her most nights, a secret that if revealed could ruin everything she shares with her husband, Hank, the man who saved her from the heartache.


  Why won’t Madison pick up? Annie’s hand shook as she held her phone to her ear, wishing her best friend would answer her call. Annie sat crouched down, hiding in the front seat of her white mini-van, ducked below the steering wheel, hoping Chris hadn’t followed her out to the grocery store’s parking lot.
  Knowing him, as she did, he would.

  “Madison, it’s Annie. I need to talk to you. Please, call me,” she said before hanging up. Breathe in, breathe out, she reminded herself, techniques the counselor at college had taught her to deal with this situation her senior year in college all those years ago. She had been free from Chris for more than a decade. 

   What was he doing in Laguna Beach? Had he come here to find her or was it just a coincidence?

  A fist pounded on the driver’s side window. “Hey Annie,” Chris yelled through the glass as Annie screamed.  

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About Kaira Rouda

Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary women's fiction and sexy modern romance novels that sparkle with humor and heart. Her women's fiction titles include HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR. Her bestselling short story is titled, A MOTHER'S DAY. Kaira's work has won the Indie Excellence Award, USA Book Awards, the Reader's Choice Awards and honorable mention in the Writer's Digest International Book Awards. Her books have been widely reviewed and featured in leading magazines.

Her sexy contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND includes: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; HER FORBIDDEN LOVE, Book 2; THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3; and THE BILLIONAIRE'S BID, Book 4. Each of these novellas can be read as a stand alone, or enjoyed as a series. Her new series is set in LAGUNA BEACH and includes: LAGUNA NIGHTS, Book 1; LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Book 2; and LAGUNA LIGHTS, Book 3 coming winter 2015. She also helped launch Melissa Foster's The Remington's Kindle World with her bestselling novella, SPOTLIGHT ON LOVE, and is part of Carly Phillips Dare to Love Kindle World with THE CELEBRITY DARE.

Her nonfiction titles, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, and REAL YOU FOR AUTHORS: 8 Essentials for Women Writers (available for free download on her website) continue to inspire. 

She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books and on her website,