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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween from The Window Seat!

The Sweet Surrender to Wicked Ways Blog Tour

Celebrate the Scottish Highlands with two new stories from Paula Quinn!  Don't forget to scroll through the excerpts and enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win! :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Buried Blog Tour

THE BURIED by Shelley Coriell (October 28, 2014; Forever Mass Market; $8.00)

"It's cold. And dark. I can't breathe."
Successful, ambitious state prosecutor Grace Courtemanche is at the top of her game. Then she gets a chilling call from a young woman claiming to be buried alive. Desperate to find the victim before it's too late, Grace will do whatever it takes . . . even if it means excavating the darkest secrets of her own past and turning to the one man she thought she would never see again.

FBI agent Theodore "Hatch" Hatcher is a man without roots-and that's the way he likes it. But when a grisly crime shatters Cyprus Bend, Florida, Hatch is dragged back to the small town-and the one woman-he hoped was in his rearview for good. Forced to confront  the wreckage of their love affair, Hatch and Grace may just find that sometimes the deepest wounds leave the most beautiful scars-and that history repeating itself may just be what they need to stop a killer . . . and save their own hearts.

Read on for an excerpt and to enter a contest to win!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Shooting Scars Launch Day Blitz

Sometimes the right choice can be the deadliest.
When Ellie Watt made the ultimate sacrifice for Camden McQueen, she never thought it would be easy. But walking away with her ex-lover, Javier Bernal, in order to ensure Camden's safety has brought a whole new set of dangers. With Javier's plans for Ellie growing more secretive by the moment, Ellie must find a way to stay ahead of the game before her past swallows her whole. Meanwhile, Camden's new life is short-lived. Fueled by revenge and pursued by authorities, he teams up with an unlikely partner in order to save Ellie. But as Camden toes the line between love and retribution, he realizes that to get back the woman he loves, he may lose himself in the process and turn into the very man he's hunting.

Read on for a contest and an excerpt!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Couple Showdown - Quarter Finals/Group 4

This is the one of the reasons that I didn't want to create a group that would allow former competitors to compete in this showdown as a couple... I REALLY didn't want to do it, but it was what everyone wanted.  So I guess the good thing is that after this week either the winner of the Heroine Showdown (Sienna) or the runner up from the Hero Showdown (Darling) will be eliminated.  Putting them all together was a way to make sure that these repeat characters didn't dominate the newbies, but it sure doesn't make it easy to vote!  Pick your pleasure - a Psy defector and an Alpha wolf or a human Emperor and his rebel wife... The good thing is that a vote either way really can't go wrong!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Window Shopping - He's No Prince Charming

A wounded beast . . .
It took Marcus Bradley forever to find a suitable bride. And then he lost her—all because some meddling matchmaker with a crazy notion about "true love" helped her elope with another man. Now, to save his sister from a terrible marriage alliance, he needs a replacement—an heiress, to be exact . . . and he knows just the woman to help him find one.

A spirited beauty . . .

Danielle Strafford believes everyone deserves a fairytale ending—even the monstrously scarred and notoriously brooding Marquis of Fleetwood. Not that he's left her a choice. If she doesn't help him secure a wife—by any means necessary—he'll reveal her scandalous secrets.

A passion that will consume them both

The more time Marcus spends with Danielle, the less interested he is in any other woman. But the Beast must do the impossible: keep from losing his heart to a Beauty he is destined to lose.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Darling Beast Blog Tour

 Join us in celebrating the release of Elizabeth Hoyt's Darling Beast!  Enter a contest and read an excerpt!


He dropped his satchel and took up the shovel, sticking it into the base of one of the dead bushes, striking at the root mass. The blade only went halfway into the soil, so he jumped with both feet on the shoulders of the blade, driving it the rest of the way down. He could feel as the blade sliced through the roots and he grunted with satisfaction. He’d spent part of the previous night sharpening the shovel to do just that. Gingerly he began prying with the handle—too hard a movement and he’d snap it, or worse, the iron blade itself. He’d already lost two shovels this spring.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

One in a Million by Jill Shalvis Blog Tour

Join us to celebrate the release of One in a Million by Jill Shalvis!  

As the brains behind wedding site, Callie sees it all: from the ring to the dress, the smiles . . . to the tears. It's that last part that keeps her single and not looking. Getting left at the altar will do that to a girl. But when Callie returns to her old hometown, she finds that her sweet high school crush is sexier than ever. And he makes it hard to remember why she's sworn off love . . .

Tanner is a deep-sea diver with a wild, adrenaline-junkie past—and now his teenage son is back in his life. How can Tanner be a role model when he's still paying for his own mistakes? It's hard enough that gorgeous Callie has appeared in town like a beautiful dream, challenging his best-laid plans to keep his heart on lockdown. Though there's something about being around her again that makes him feel like he can be the man she—and his son—deserve. Little Lucky Harbor holds their past; can it hold a beautiful new future?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Window Shopping - Unleashed by Rachel Lacey

Unleashed (Love to the Rescue, #1)

What happens when you find the right one at the wrong time?

Cara Medlen has a serious case of animal attraction. And it's not because of all the foster dogs she's rescued. She's got it bad for her incredibly sexy neighbor. Her one rule: Don't get attached. It's served her well with the dogs she's given to good homes and the children she's nannied. Yet the temptation of Matt's sexy smile might just convince her that some rules are made to be broken.

Matt Dumont doesn't need his skills as a private investigator to detect disaster on the horizon. Cara is everything he thought he'd never find-gorgeous, funny, and caring. But there's no way he can start a relationship just as he's about to move to another state. Talk about bad timing. As their attraction sizzles too hot to deny, they'll have to make a decision: forget the consequences and let loose, or forget each other and let go..

Check out this great new series from Forever (Grand Central) and Rachel Lacy!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Couple Showdown - Quarter Finals/Group 3

A genie and an ancient Greek prince are on tap this week for the next round of the Quarter Finals.  And, the women are no slouches either!  An ancient goddess of misery and an Oracle.  Lots of mythology flying around with this group.  And I will say, this will be one of my tougher weeks of voting because there is one thing that both these books have in common. They seem to take place outside of the norm for their series (since Khalil and Grace have little interaction with the Wyr and Styxx is certainly NOT a part of the Dark Hunter family), and that makes these books a real character study.  There isn't a lot of background noise to detract from learning these characters intimately and in both cases, I really like what I learned!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Upcoming November Releases

Upcoming November Releases
(For links to past monthly releases, see the Archives

Title: Darling Beast
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Series: Maiden Lane
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: October 28


Falsely accused of murder and mute from a near-fatal beating, Apollo Greaves, Viscount Kilbourne has escaped from Bedlam. With the Crown's soldiers at his heels, he finds refuge in the ruins of a pleasure garden, toiling as a simple gardener. But when a vivacious young woman moves in, he's quickly driven to distraction . . .


London's premier actress, Lily Stump, is down on her luck when she's forced to move into a scorched theatre with her maid and small son. But she and her tiny family aren't the only inhabitants—a silent, hulking beast of a man also calls the charred ruins home. Yet when she catches him reading her plays, Lily realizes there's more to this man than meets the eye.


Though scorching passion draws them together, Apollo knows that Lily is keeping secrets. When his past catches up with him, he's forced to make a choice: his love for Lily . . . or the explosive truth that will set him free.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Window Shopping -Wanting Forever

Sometimes the one thing you want is exactly what you can't have.
For Sam Waters, it's Aston Hopewell. Talk about a girl out of his league. But he's just a hired hand, happy to keep his head down and work hard on her father's ranch. With a warrant out for his arrest, he can't afford trouble.

Everyone thinks Aston's life is perfect, but she knows the truth: nothing is as it seems. The only one who gets that is Sam. He understands her in a way no one ever has. But even he won't tell her everything-until the night that changes their destiny forever . . . 

Read on for an excerpt!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Passionate Love of a Rake Blog Tour

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Title: The Passionate Love of a Rake (Marlow Intrigues #2

Author: Jane Lark 

Genre: Historical Romance 

Period: Regency 

Published: November 17th, 3013 

Publisher: HarperImpulse


~ Synopsis ~

The only woman who had power over notorious rake Robert Marlow was now walking away from him, again.

He'd heard Sutton had died, and known Jane was free, but he'd always thought his desire would only be for revenge, not her. Yet here he was, unable to deny what he felt for her…what he’d never felt for any other woman before…

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ELITE Launch Day Blitz

ELITE by Rachel Van Dyken (October 14, 2014; Forever Trade Paperback; $12.00)
For Tracey Rooks, life with her grandparents on a Wyoming farm has always been simple. But after her grandmother's death, Tracey is all her grandfather has. So when Eagle Elite University announces its annual scholarship lottery, Tracey jumps at the opportunity to secure their future and enters. She isn't expecting much-but then she wins. And life as she knows it will never be same . . .

The students at Eagle Elite are unlike any she's ever met . . . and they refuse to make things easy for her. There's Nixon, gorgeous, irresistible, and leader of a group that everyone fears: The Elect. Their rules are simple. 1. Do not touch The Elect. 2. Do not look at The Elect. 3. Do not speak to The Elect. No matter how hard she tries to stay away, The Elect are always around her and it isn't long until she finds out the reason why they keep their friends close and their enemies even closer. She just didn't realize she was the enemy -- until it was too late. 

Read more for an excerpt and a chance to win!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Couple Showdown - Quarter Finals/Group 2

Woot!  The Quarter finals are going strong!  Though it will be sad to see some favorites eliminated, there are still so many of my favorites in the competition!  And I am starting to try to predict the winners - but I am not having much luck. But we aren't there yet and this week we have two great couples competing.  A Horseman of the Apocalypse and a Psy assassin - both virgins well past the time that most males lose their virginity.  Such a common theme these days... Wonder why?  Well, if these two are any indication of the typical 5,000 or 30 year old male virgin, then I guess I understand it! :)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sideswiped Blog Tour

 Join us to celebrate the release of Sideswiped by Lia Riley!  Join in the fun, enter a contest, and read an excerpt!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Larissa Ione - Chained by Night

I have to be honest.  Though I love Larissa Ione's Demonica/Lords of Deliverance series, I was not really blown away by her first MoonBound Clan book, Bound by Night.  So I was a little hesitant about picking up this second book in the series.

In Ione's world, the vampires are a group of Native American Indian descendants who were cursed by a demon to become vampires.  Once the humans discovered that vampires existed, their superior numbers gave them the ability to enslave the vampires.  Though many are enslaved, a few clans, like the MoonBound Clan, are still struggling to maintain their independence.  In order to do that, some are forced to make alliances through mating.  Though Hunter does not like his intended mate, Rasha, he is going to mate with her for the good of the clan.  Though he doesn't expect it to be any sort of love match, he does want it to be a mating of respect.  If only he can find some way to respect a woman who is willing to stay safe despite the dangers to her firstborn child.  Which is highly unlikely.  To make matters even more complicated, it is Rasha's twin sister who volunteers to take the challenge that will protect the Hunter's firstborn child from the curse of the demon who fathered the vampires.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

OVER THE LINE Lauch Day Blitz

Army Special Forces Sergeant Beth Garcia owes James Walker big-time for saving her life in Afghanistan. So the least she can do is agree to be his rock-climbing partner. After a year of physical therapy, she's finally eligible for deployment again, and what better way to celebrate than a weekend with a sexy Air Force hero? She's prepared to kick his ass at climbing-until James reveals what he really has in mind . . . Pretending to be engaged wasn't the most brilliant idea James ever had. Neither was dragging Beth to his sister's wedding. The competitive tomboy is a far cry from the type of woman his family usually pushes on him. Yet Beth is more exciting than anyone he's ever met, and James has a feeling that if he can get her in bed, she'll blow his mind. They're just supposed to be acting-but as the wedding weekend wears on, Beth and James have a fighting chance at something real and much more lasting . . . 

Monday, October 6, 2014


Hey Showalter fans! Gena has created a contest of sorts to encourage preorders - it is the newest thing these days.  Authors want super high preorder numbers and they are offering some awesome incentives to fans for preordering.  Considering that the charges don't hit you until the books come out ANYWAY, why not preorder your favorites and get some fun goodies from the authors in exchange?  Check out the latest round of incentives for The Darkest Touch preorders here.  And while you are at it, click on the book button above and preorder your copy today!  You KNOW you are going to get Torin's book - it isn't even a question, right?  So why wait?

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Couple Showdown - Quarter Finals/Group 1

We are hitting into the Quarter Finals!  And I always laugh when a competition gets to a point where there is a Showalter vs. a Singh - because for me, it was Showalter's recommendation that led me to read Singh!  So the two are forever linked in my mind.  Having just reread Thane and Elin recently, the intensity of their story still strikes me every time. And there is always something special about a couple whose story can't be contained in a single book!  So here is the start of the Quarter Finals - where the competition REALLY gets tough.  Who will you vote for...?

Friday, October 3, 2014

Serena Gilley - By the Magic of Starlight

This is a hard review to write, since By the Magic of Starlight is very much a prequel novella.  In fact, from what I am seeing, it is a prequel more to a series rather than to a single book, so let me try to give an idea of my first impressions of the Forbidden Realms series as a whole.

By the Magic of Starlight introduces fairies Kyne and Raea.  Kyne is a half-fairy - his father is human - and his specialty is Summer.  Raea is a Wish fairy.  The two of them had a night of forbidden passion (for fairies aren't supposed to indulge in such human and barbaric instincts) that they can't seem to forget.  Kyne knows that Raea is the fairy for him, but he also knows that his life is pretty dangerous and getting her involved with him is something he isn't keen on doing.  The last thing he wants is to put her in any danger.  As a half fairy, he is pretty much a marked man.  He has enemies that are determined to make his life difficulty.  In fact, they are willing to blame him for all the ills of the fairy world - especially the weakening of the Veil that protects the fairies from the humans.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Temper for You Blog Tour


Title:  Temper for You (For You #3)  
Author:  Genna Rulon

Genre:  Contemporary Romance 18+ 
Publication Date:  September 24, 2014 
Cover Design: G. Relyea 
Event Organized by:  Literati Author Services, Inc.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Holiday Heat Book Blitz

Bring on the Holidays! :)  It is that time of year again and we have some great holiday tales to get you in the mood! :)

Psychologist Ellie Simpson is about to get a healthy dose of sex therapy. Leaving her cheating boyfriend behind, she has everything she needs for a quick rebound: Vegas, plenty of champagne, and a proposition from the sexiest man she's ever seen. As her handsome stranger helps her ring in the New Year-over and over again-Ellie finds herself blissfully losing all of her inhibitions. Attorney Matthew McPherson is good at making women lose things, like their minds and underwear. With his athletic build and soulful eyes, he doesn't need to use his powers of persuasion or famous last name to get a woman into bed.  But when morning comes, Matthew finds Ellie is the only woman he can't bear to leave-ever.  It's enough to make him wonder if what happens in Vegas really has to stay there.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jagged Book Blitz

As anyone who reads my reviews knows by now I have the biggest girl crush on Kristen Ashley.  I love all her books and Jagged, book five of the Colorado Mountain series, proved no different.  However, this book had a totally different vibe than your typical Ashley books so if you are a fan beware. While Lady Luck, book three in Colorado Mountain remains my favorite in this series, I did appreciate the more relationship driven storyline of Jagged

Zara Cinders and Graham Reece have had an on/off relationship for the years.  Zara was tired of having her heart wrenched out of her every time Graham left her so she decided to move on and marry another.  Ham comes back into her life three years later when she is divorced, lost her business and home, and is barely making ends meet.  He wants to fix all of Zara’s problems and she does her best to resist him.