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Weekly Wrap Up: October 9 – October 15, 2017

Posted October 15, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Here’s what you missed this week on Book Binge…

What We Reviewed

10/09: Tracy reviewed The Witches Quest (The Saint-Pierres #9) by Michele Hauf | 3.5 out of 5
10/10: Tracy reviewed Can’t Walk Away (Nashville Dreams #1) by Sandy James | 3.5 out of 5
10/10: Holly lightning reviewed Trouble at the Wedding (Abandoned at the Altar #3) by Laura Lee Guhrke | 3.5 out of 5
10/11: Tracy reviewed The Jingle Bell Bride (Christmas Brides #2) by Scarlet Wilson | 3.5 out of 5
10/11: Rowena retro-reviewed A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #2) by Kresley Cole | 4 out of 5
10/12: Tracy reviewed Christmas in Kilts by Terri Brisbin, Lecia Cornwall, Bronwen Evans, Lavinia Kent & May McGoldrick | 4 out of 5
10/12: Holly reviewed Shadow Reaper (Shadow Riders #2) by Christine Feehan | 3 out of 5
10/13: Tracy reviewed Going Up! by Safyre Starr | 2 out of 5

What We Posted

10/09: Cover Reveal: The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely
10/13: What Are You Reading? (399)
10/14: WTF Cover Saturday (230)
10/15: Sunday Spotlight: Duke of Desire by Elizabeth Hoyt

Around the Web

Nalini Singh revealed the cover and blurb for hew upcoming contemporary romance, Cherish Hard. Check it out:

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh kicks off her new Hard Play contemporary romance series with a sizzling story that’ll leave you smiling…

Sailor Bishop has only one goal for his future – to create a successful landscaping business. No distractions allowed. Then he comes face-to-face and lips-to-lips with a woman who blushes like an innocent… and kisses like pure sin.

Ísa Rain craves a man who will cherish her, aches to create a loving family of her own. Trading steamy kisses with a hot gardener in a parking lot? Not the way to true love. Then a deal with the devil (aka her CEO-mother) makes Ísa a corporate VP for the summer. Her main task? Working closely with a certain hot gardener.

And Sailor Bishop has wickedness on his mind.

As Ísa starts to fall for a man who makes her want to throttle and pounce on him at the same time, she knows she has to choose – play it safe and steady, or risk all her dreams and hope Sailor doesn’t destroy her heart.

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You can check it out and read an excerpt from the book over on Nalini’s blog here.


Jessica Lemmon takes us behind the scenes of the making of her audiobook of Eye Candy. Interesting stuff.


Jill Shalvis announced on her blog that she’s moving to a new site and the best way to keep up with all of her book news is by signing up for her site news.


Current Giveaways

Book Binge Turns 10: October Giveaway

Monthly Reads: September 2017

Sunday Spotlight: October 2017

Giveaway Winners

No winners to announce this week. Check back next week.

That does it for this week’s weekly wrap up. How was your week in books? Hear any book news that you’d like to share? Get any new books you want to share? Review any books we should check out? Please share.

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Sunday Spotlight: Duke of Desire by Elizabeth Hoyt

Posted October 15, 2017 by Holly in Features | 4 Comments

Sunday Spotlight is a feature we began in 2016. This year we’re spotlighting our favorite books, old and new. We’ll be  raving about the books we love and being total fangirls. You’ve been warned. 🙂

Sunday Spotlight

This is it, the last Maiden Lane book. I’m so sad to see the series ending. As part of the blog tour, we’re sharing an excerpt for our Sunday Spotlight this week. I can’t wait to read this book.

Sunday Spotlight: Duke of Desire by Elizabeth HoytDuke of Desire (Maiden Lane, #12) by Elizabeth Hoyt
Series: Maiden Lane #12
Also in this series: Wicked Intentions, Wicked Intentions, Lord of Darkness, Darling Beast, Dearest Rogue, Sweetest Scoundrel, Duke of Sin, Once Upon a Moonlit Night (Maiden Lane #10.5), Duke of Pleasure
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: October 17th 2017
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 364
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Refined, kind, and intelligent, Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely target of a diabolical kidnapping. Her captors are the notoriously evil Lords of Chaos. When one of the masked-and nude!-Lords spirits her away to his carriage, she shoots him . . . only to find she may have been a trifle hasty.


Cynical, scarred, and brooding, Raphael de Chartres, the Duke of Dyemore, has made it his personal mission to infiltrate the Lords of Chaos and destroy them. Rescuing Lady Jordan was never in his plans. But now with the Lords out to kill them both, he has but one choice: marry the lady in order to keep her safe.


Much to Raphael's irritation, Iris insists on being the sort of duchess who involves herself in his life-and bed. Soon he's drawn both to her quick wit and her fiery passion. But when Iris discovers that Raphael's past may be even more dangerous than the present, she falters. Is their love strong enough to withstand not only the Lords of Chaos but also Raphael's own demons?

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DUKE OF DESIRE– Short Excerpt

Desperately she flung herself at the opposite seat and tugged it up. Thrust her hand in.

A pistol.

She cocked it, desperately praying that it was loaded.

She turned and aimed it at the door to the carriage just as the door swung open.

The Wolf loomed in the doorway—still nude—a lantern in one hand. She saw the eyes behind the mask flick to the pistol she held between her bound hands. He turned his head and said something in an incomprehensible language to someone outside.

Iris felt her breath sawing in and out of her chest.

He climbed into the carriage and closed the door, completely ignoring her and the pistol pointed at him. The Wolf hung the lantern on a hook and sat on the seat across from her.

Finally he glanced at her. “Put that down.”

His voice was calm. Quiet.

With just a hint of menace.

She backed into the opposite corner, as far away from him as possible, holding the pistol up. Level with his chest. Her heart was pounding so hard it nearly deafened her. “No.”

The carriage jolted into motion, making her stumble before she caught herself.

“T-tell them to stop the carriage,” she said, stuttering with terror despite her resolve. “Let me go now.”

“So that they can rape you to death out there?” He tilted his head to indicate the Lords. “No.”

“At the next village, then.”

“I think not.”

He reached for her and she knew she had no choice.

She shot him.

The blast blew him into the seat and threw her hands up and back, the pistol narrowly missing her nose.

Iris scrambled to her feet. The bullet was gone, but she could still use the pistol as a bludgeon.

The Wolf was sprawled across the seat, blood streaming from a gaping hole in his right shoulder. His mask had been knocked askew on his face.

She reached forward and snatched it off.

And then gasped.

The face that was revealed had once been as beautiful as an angel’s but was now horribly mutilated. A livid red scar ran from just below his hairline on the right side of his face, bisecting the eyebrow, somehow missing the eye itself but gouging a furrow into the lean cheek and catching the edge of his upper lip, making it twist. The scar ended in a missing divot of flesh in the line of the man’s severe jaw. He had inky black hair and, though they were closed now, Iris knew he had emotionless crystal-gray eyes.

She knew because she recognized him.

He was Raphael de Chartres, the Duke of Dyemore, and when she’d danced with him—once—three months ago at a ball, she’d thought he’d looked like Hades.

God of the underworld.

God of the dead.

She had no reason to change her opinion now.

Then he gasped, those frozen crystal eyes opened, and he glared at her. “You idiot woman. I’m trying to save you.”

You guys! Ahhh!

Maiden Lane

Giveaway: We’re giving one lucky winner their choice of one of our Sunday Spotlight books. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for one of this month’s features.

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About the Author


Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series. Publishers Weekly has called her writing “mesmerizing.” She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.

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WTF Cover Saturday (230)

Posted October 14, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

Here’s another gem that I found hiding in the depths of our admin inbox. Thanks to Sandy for this one…it’s actually a part of the same series that last week’s cover is a part of.

I’m shaking my head so hard right now. This cover is so bad.

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What Are You Reading? (399)

Posted October 13, 2017 by Casee in Features | 3 Comments


Casee: I’m reading. I’m actually reading a book. Thank you, Brenda Novak. I’m reading Hello Again by Brenda Novak. It’s the second book in her Hanover House series. This series keeps me on the edge of my seat and I love that about this series. I’m just happy to be reading again.

Holly: I read some contemporary roms this week. I guess I’m finally finished with my ConRom hiatus. I read Sustained by Emma Chase, which was amazing! Rowena recommended it and she was so right, I loved that book. Then I read Sidebarred, the follow up novella featuring the same family. So.Freaking.Good. I reread Stay by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy and The Promise by Kristen Ashley.

I think I’m going to read Dream On by Stacey Keith next.

Rowena: It’s been a quiet week for me at home so I did manage to get some reading done. I read Played by Jen Frederic and that was a good read. It wasn’t my favorite book in the series but Ty and Ara were lovely characters and it was good to see everyone else again. I’m curious who is next in that series. I wouldn’t mind reading Nichole and Remy’s story.

After that book, I read Holiday Wishes by Jill Shalvis and that was another sweet romance. Sean was everything I hoped he would be when we first met him in Fin and Pru’s book. Now I’m reading A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase and so far, it’s great! No complaints here.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!

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Weekly Wrap Up: October 2 – October 8, 2017

Posted October 8, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Here’s what you missed this week on Book Binge…

What We Reviewed

10/2: Tracy reviewed A Christmas Affair by Jodi Thomas | 4 out of 5
10/2: Holly reviewed A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet #2) by Julia Quinn | 3.75 out of 5
10/3: Tracy reviewed Drop Dead Gorgeous (Bite Nights #2) by Juliet Lyons | 4 out of 5
10/3: Holly reviewed Magic Waking (Legends Reborn #1) by Eva Chase
10/4: Tracy reviewed Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis
10/4: Casee retro-reviewed Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood #8) by J.R. Ward | 4 out of 5
10/5: Tracy reviewed Archangel’s Viper (Guild Hunters #10) by Nalini Singh | 5 out of 5
10/5: Holly reviewed Soul’s Blade (Legends Reborn #2) by Eva Chase | DNF
10/6: Tracy reviewed Maybe this Christmas (Colorado Ice #3) by Jennifer Snow | 3.5 out of 5

What We Posted

10/2: Books to Binge On: October 2017
10/6: What Are You Reading? (398)
10/7: WTF Cover Saturday (231)
10/8: Sunday Spotlight: Storm Gathering by Rebecca Zanetti

Around the Blogosphere

Here are some noteworthy blog posts that we read around the blogosphere this week. Check it out:

Current Giveaways

Monthly Reads: September 2017

Book Binge Turns 10: October Giveaway

Sunday Spotlight: October 2017

Giveaway Winners

No winners to announce but keep an eye out because that might change.

That does it for this week’s weekly wrap up. How was your week in books? Hear any book news that you’d like to share? Get any new books you want to share? Review any books we should check out? Please share.

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