Chris Bohjalian – The Guest Room, Tantalizing Tidbits, giveaway &more!

 

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The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian has romance, international world issues, relationship doubts, blackmail, and so much more! I’m not sure how he does it but Chris managed to pack it all into 336 pages and once you start you won’t be able to put your book or e-reader down!

This story weaves human trafficking and sex slavery, a topic that is spoken about rarely or quite frankly, often enough, into a story where the characters themselves never imagined it either!

Just thinking about human trafficking and sex slavery is scary, and reading about the brutal and sometimes deadly situations for those trapped and unable to escape, leaves you running to keep those you love close to you at all times.

Human trafficking and sex slavery is a world wide concern.
Recently I’ve read countless posts from friends in the ‘burbs
regarding Social Media accounts and the trappings kids have been lured into. What we can do to protect unsuspecting children from disappearing forever?

As a society we are driven by social media and the it’s impossible to  know which texts, posts and tweets published are fabricated or real. If you’re looking for a book that is thought provoking and one that will move you, then download or purchase a copy now. From the very fist page, this book delivers a compelling story that will alter the way you look at the world. It will change you.

Nothing is more universal than a Bachelor Party and the wild
shenanigans that are usually associated with it. Richard Chapman  agrees to host one for his engaged brother before he ties the knot. Richard is a happily married man and he leaves the sordid details to his brother’s friends while reluctantly offering up his suburban Westchester, New York home for the night. It’s just a few guys, what could go wrong? Little does he know what’s about to happen and the unthinkable scenario that will play out.

Alexandra was promised a better life in Russia. What unfolds leaves her powerless and unable to trust. It will take all of her strength to survive this one night. Will she be able to trust anyone?

As the book moves from chapter to chapter it alternates between different characters and their points of view. The change is seamless and easy to follow. Chris has done an amazing job of bringing to life
characters that leap off the page. The reader is drawn into a world of sex slaves, the Russian mob, debauchery and secrets.

Within this heart clenching story there are twists in every chapter as desperation, revenge, love and fear will drive each of these characters to do unspeakable things to achieve their happy ending.

Will the ending they have be what they hoped for? Or, the harsh
reality that life is unpredictable, real life is doesn’t mimic reality TV shows and marriages require trust and work to survive.

Do not miss this must read! I received an ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review. When you finish I recommend another book from Chris’ backlist – The Double Bind. I recommend reading The Great Gatsby first if you haven’t already. Trust me 😉 The Double Bind is one of my favorites and I hope that it makes it onto the big screen someday.

*****Get to know Chris Bohjalian with  16 Tantalizing Tidbits*****

  1. What is your MUST read book and why?

Oh, I could offer you a must-read shelf — but not a book.  Among my favorite novels — the ones that I’ve read multiple times?

The Joyous Season by Patrick Dennis — Imagine Holden Caulfield with less angst and a better sense of humor, and you have the
howlingly funny narrator of this book. The book chronicles the near-
dissolution of one wealthy Manhattan family in the early 1960s, and what it takes to keep it intact. Nearly every page is a scream,
especially read today, because every moment feels so fabulously retro.

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh by Franz Werfel — an epic and
masterful novel of the Armenian Genocide, and based on the Armenians’ heroic stand atop the mountain on the Mediterranean Sea.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald — Individual sentences give me a whopper of an inferiority complex, but I love every one.

The Cider House Rules by John Irving — I savor Irving’s books
because his characters are so gloriously eccentric and idiosyncratic, and this sweeping story is filled with people I cherished.

Room by Emma Donahue — a surprising, ingenuous, and authentic voice. And the story itself? Page after page of the most moving and wrenching. . .dread.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee — There is obviously so much to savor in this book and so many ways to examine it, especially
knowing what we know now of the first draft. Among the elements that I cherish is what a beautiful father-daughter love story it is.

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje — I love novels that teach me something, and in this book I learned a bit about Africa, archeology, and Egypt in the years immediately before the Second World War.

Sophie’s Choice by William Styron — Perhaps the most sad and wrenching novel I’ve ever read.

2. What is one place that I should see if I visit your hometown?

The Lincoln General Store — and their peppermint brownies.  Or their chocolate chip scones. Or their salted caramel bars. Every bite is worth every calorie.

3. Castles or Beaches?

Beaches — with a book.

4. One thing readers would be surprised to know about you.

I begin my writing day by watching movie trailers.

5. Hard Rock or Classical? Favorite Band or Artist?

Hard rock when I am lifting at the gym. But I like both. Favorites vary. Might be 10,000 Maniacs one day, System of a Down the next. My iPod also has a lot of Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and the Beatles.

6. If you had an all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world for research, where would you go?

Back to the Syrian border. I have been there twice in the last two years.

7. What is your guilty pleasure?

Sugar Free Red Bull.

8. What are you afraid of?

Plane crashes.

9. Tats or No Tats? If tats, how many and what did you choose for your first one?

No tats.

10. Organized or Free Floating?

Organized.

11. Binge watcher or weekly viewer?

Both.

12. What’s your favorite TV show and why?

Mad Men because it channels me back to my childhood. Breaking Bad because it is breathtakingly rich with dread.

13. If you could pick a book you’ve read and make it into a movie, which book would it be (besides yours 🙂 )?

Right now? City on Fire. But that might change.

14. What’s your favorite movie of all time and why?

Impossible to choose one. This moment it might be Birdman. Tomorrow it might be The Right Stuff.

15. Would you rather see a movie in the theatre or at home on DVD and why?

Depends on the movie. I just saw The Revenant on Imax – utterly breathtaking.

16. Do you love to cook or go out to eat?

Both.


To read an EXCERPT click on the title
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*****GIVEAWAY*****

The publisher has donated one signed copy of The Guest Room to one reader.  Contest open till 2/26/16 at 12 noon EST.

Winner will randomly be selected and is open to US Residents only.

Please leave a comment below for a chance to win! Winner must notify Books I Love A Latte by 2/28 12 noon EST or a new winner will be selected.

**For Book Clubs the publisher has provided a reading guide. Spoiler Alert – Only click if you want to read detailed questions regarding the book. – RGG, Guest Roomfinal **

Additional Info:

To learn more and become part of the solution, visit www.castla.org, the site for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking. CAST is one of the many important organizations that work to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor, sexual slavery, and other instances of appalling human rights violations.

Facts About Human Trafficking and Sexual Slavery

  • According to the U.S. State Department, perhaps three-quarters of a million people are trafficked across international borders every year—and then there are the millions trafficked within their own countries.
  • The International Labor Organization estimates that 14.2 million people are victims of forced labor exploitation in economic activities, such as agriculture, construction, domestic work, and manufacturing. The ILO also estimates 4.5 million people were forced into sexual exploitation globally in 2014.
  • About two million children every year are exploited in the global commercial sex trade.
  • The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimates that one out of every six runaways is a likely sex trafficking victim.

If you are in an emergency situation or have a credible tip, call the CAST 24-hour hotline to speak to an emergency responder: 1 (888) KEY-2-FREEDOM.

About the Author:

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Chris Bohjalian is the author of eighteen books, including Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands; The Sandcastle Girls; Skeletons at the Feast; The Double Bind; and Midwives, which was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah’s Book Club. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages, and three of his novels have become movies (Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers). He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter. Visit him at www.chrisbohjalian.com or on Facebook.

*****Guide written by Amy Clements*****

Pictures, Book Excerpt and Guide provided by publisher


Don’t miss these Entangled Lovestruck Spicy Latte Must Read books!

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The Player Next Door by Kathy Lyons is a sizzling basketball romance story that’s cute, funny and refreshing.

Tori Williams has the perfect job, a family that wants only the best for her and a boyfriend. Too bad the people in her life don’t think so highly of her or trust her not to walk into trouble. A no-fear attitude when it comes to getting the job done, she is willing to tackle just about anything.

Insistent upon renovating a recent inheritance, Tori manages to get herself into the most hilarious and crazy situations, all in the name of home remodeling. Can she get the job done before the end of the summer and prove everyone wrong. Will the time apart from her boyfriend finally give her the courage to make her own decisions?

Mike Giamaria is injured and can’t play in the NBA for a few weeks. In order to stay out of the paparazzi he’s decided to house sit and recover peacefully, out of sight. The rest and relaxation would be great if only he wasn’t next door to Tori.

One look at Tori and Mike has new issues to deal with – she’s hot, always around and most of time needing a little help. Will she let him get close enough or will she push him away?

Mike has a code he lives by and Tori will test him and his sacred code. Will he have to choose between basketball and Tori? When someone close to them discovers a hilarious little secret how will they explain and recover from it?

As soon as you’re finished don’t be surprised if you start walking around the house looking for a few things to fix. Power tools? Hammers? Just make sure you have a ladder and someone to help.  😉

With the heat and intensity in this book I give it 3 Peppers as it’s pretty hot and might offend. For mature readers 18+3 Jalepenos

I received this ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review. I loved this book and look forward to Kathy’s next release.  At a sale price of $0.99 it’s a steal – get your copy now. Check it out:The Player Next Door

 Author Info:

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KATHY LYONS writes light, funny, sexy stories for Brazen. She loves the faster pace of category books and that her humor can shine through. She leaves the dark, tortured love stories to her alter ego, Jade Lee. Visit them both on the web at www.kathylyons.com or www.jadeleeauthor.com!

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Betting on the Wrong Brother by Cathryn Fox is a must read from the Entangled Lovestruck What Happens in Vegas series. A romance writer in Vegas, fans and all the craziness of sin city make this book sizzle.

Andi Palmer is a romance author on her way to a meeting and the last thing she’s prepared for is a surprise. When the elevator malfunctions and she finds herself stuck, it provides us with the most hilarious opening scene.

Andi thinks this sexy man, in the elevator with her, is the grown-up version of her childhood crush. The one who devastated her and destroyed her heart years ago. Why doesn’t he recognize her? Is he for real?

Deciding it’s some sort of a game, she hatches her own plan. Too bad Ryan Wheeler is who he says he is and not the man in question. Now it’s game on and he has a few surprises for her too!

Ryan is curious as to what his younger brother could have done so he decides to play along. Andi insists that their time together be just a “Vegas thing” leaving out the clutter of formality. The less they know the better. Will Ryan go along with it or reveal the truth?What will Andi do when she discovers who really rocked her world?

Once again I’m’ hooked on a Vegas story – the series is amazing and I’ve read almost every one. Will our Andi and Ryan find their happily ever after? Or, will the ghosts and convention chaos end their trip too soon?

With the heat and intensity in this book I give it 3 Peppers as it’s pretty hot and might offend. For mature readers 18+3 Jalepenos

I received this ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review. At a sale price of $0.99 you won’t want to miss out on this fabulous deal.  Check it out here: Betting on the Wrong Brother (What Happens in Vegas)

If you haven’t read this series you are missing out on some serious fun! There are thirteen books in this series and I’ve reviewed most of them.

Author Info:

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. Cathryn has two teenagers who keep her busy and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found laughing over lunch with friends, hanging out with her kids, or watching a big action flick with her husband.

FIND THE AUTHOR HERE:   @writercatfox     Facebook      Website     Good Reads     Pinterest     Tumblr

 

An American in Scotland Review, Excerpt and Giveaway.

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An American In Scotland by Karen Ranney is a historical romance rooted in family, tradition and adventure. The MacIain trilogy centers around the cotton shortages,  fiber mill struggles and the realization that the American Civil War made it’s way to Scotland. Will the MacIain’s survive?

Rose MacIain has traveled from Charleston, South Carolina to Scotland to save her family despite their cruelty and lack of care for anyone but themselves. Rose a northerner by birth moved to the south with her sister upon her marriage to a plantation owner. What she endures will test her and make her stronger. When the war threatens to destroy the only family she has left, she risks everything to save them.

Misunderstandings, assumption and a raging war in America have sent our heroine to Scotland, but are her secrets safe? Will they destroy her an ocean away? Traveling alone and unchaperoned is brave and bold. Will the MacIain’s of Scotland believe her story?

Duncan MacIain is trying desperately to save his Mill and his family. The war in America has affected the business and threatens to shut him down. Will he find a viable solution to his problem?

When the truth surfaces will Duncan comfort Rose or push her away? Journey with them as they travel from the Scotland to the plantations of the south as the war rages and no one is safe.

This book takes us on a journey where love and the desire to make a change is threaded throughout this series.

While each book can be read as a stand alone it is a wonderful series and with the third installment there is plenty to dive into. Plenty of romance, adventure and heartache to leave you completely satisfied after each and every book.

I received this ARC for a fair and honest review. Pre-order your copy here: American in Scotland, An (Maciain) – it releases tomorrow!

 

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My darling sons,

 

When you each came into the world, I marveled at the miracle that created you. I held you in my arms and knew I would cherish you until the breath left my body.

Now I must bid farewell to all three of you at once.

The Almighty has indeed challenged me this day.

I know you go on a great adventure and do so with eagerness and enthusiasm. The Highlands offer less opportunity to you of late. I know this and mourn the circumstances of your leaving even as I know you will do honor to the MacIain name.

When someone asks me about my sons, I’ll speak proudly of you. My eldest son, I’ll say, remained in Scotland, a few days’ journey away. But one of my sons traveled to England to make peace with the conqueror, while the other set sail for America.

You will have children of your own, each of them carrying the MacIain blood and name. Tell them about our history, how we dreamed of an empire. Tell them about the place from which we came, a corner of Scotland known for its men of greatness and nobility.

Mention your mother, if you will, who bravely relinquished her sons to the future.

The Almighty has not given us the power of foresight, but I cannot help but think years from now, your children and your children’s children will be proud MacIains, as formidable as their ancestors

Love sometimes means sacrifice, and I feel that truly on this day. I sacrifice you to honor, to your heritage, and to a future only you can create. Go with God, my darling sons. May your dreams be realized and may He always protect you.

Anne Summers MacIain

Scotland

June, 1746

 

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Glasgow, Scotland

May, 1863

Rose thanked the driver as she exited the carriage and made her way down the path to the door. She didn’t know what she expected, but the three-story structure with its curved front surprised her. The bay windows, one on each side of the house, were curved as well. She had the thought that it was a friendly place, that the windows were almost like eyes. The two columns on either side of the front steps created an open mouth, almost as if the house were saying: Who are you? A stranger? Welcome anyway.

What if he refused to see her? What if he sent her away?

That couldn’t happen. She couldn’t allow it to happen.

She’d come so far.

Scotland surprised her, almost as much as its people. Everyone, from the porter to her fellow travelers on the train, had been a delight, genial and exceedingly helpful. While it was true they were curious, almost intrusively so, she didn’t mind repeating that, yes, she was an American. Yes, the war was a terrible thing. Thankfully, most of the discussions of her country ended there. She didn’t have to explain where she came from, what she truly thought about the war, and why she wore mourning. Because she was unaccompanied, no doubt most assumed she was a widow.

Assumptions were wonderful things. They kept her from lying.

Rose had expected a country filled with unique vistas: tall, craggy mountains and heather bedecked glens. She saw those and more, heart-stopping bridges that arched over gorges and rivers crashing over rocks to settle in placid pools. Sections of Scotland were green and verdant. Other places were brown, gray, and black.

When they arrived in Glasgow, her opinion of Scotland underwent a transformation.

Here was a place as bustling as New York. Cranes and spires filled the horizon. The sound of hammering and shouting obscured the call of the seabirds overhead. Docks and ships, long buildings and bustling people, wagons and carriages, all gave the appearance of frenetic activity.

She had no idea Glasgow was so large, so hilly, or so crowded.

After carefully consulting the letter in her reticule, she gave the hired driver the address to the MacIain house.

How odd that after all these weeks, all she felt was an incredible urge to sleep.

The voyage from Nassau to England had been relatively swift, and a great deal less stressful than running the blockade from Charleston outward to the Bahamas.

The train from London had been a marvel of speed and efficiency. Had she been on a different errand, she would’ve enjoyed herself immensely. As it was, each day sounded like a gong in the back of her mind, a deep-throated noise to alert her to how long she’d been gone.

Time was not on her side.

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ICYMI:  My previous review of In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams

Author Info:

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USA Today and New York Times bestselling author, Karen Ranney began writing when she was five. Her first published work was The Maple Leaf, read over the school intercom when she was in the first grade. In addition to wanting to be a violinist (her parents had a special violin crafted for her when she was seven), she wanted to be a lawyer, a teacher, and, most of all, a writer. Though the violin was discarded early, she still admits to a fascination with the law, and she volunteers as a teacher whenever needed. Writing, however, has remained the overwhelming love of her life.

 

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads

Website: https://karenranney.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WriterKarenRanney

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Karen_Ranney

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/68758.Karen_Ranney

 

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Don’t miss out on AMAZING sale prices, fill up your e-reader!

It’s Saturday night and time for a new adventure. Not sure what to read? Check out these February releases, a few pre-orders you won’t want to miss and a few others to add to your e-reader.

Most of these are either in my TBR pile, I’ve read or the price can’t be missed!

The Entangled sale ends tomorrow so grab your copies now!!!!

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Entangled is turning 5! Lovestruck Sale Blitz, Reviews, Giveaway & more!

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I’m excited to bring to you a message from Entangled along with fabulous must read reviews, giveaway and more!

Entangled Publishing is turning 5 and we are so excited that we are offering all the books on our latest bestselling imprint, Lovestruck, at a celebratory price of just $.99 each! At prices like these be sure to fill up your reader.

AND that’s not all. From 2/1 to 2/21 we are giving away 5 Lovestruck prize packs including 5 different Sephora Minimergency kits, an Amazon gift card and other surprise gift cards. So be sure to stop by each of our amazing blogger hosts below and visit the Lovestruck Facebook page to find out about the fun events and giveaways we will be having in the coming weeks. You will also get sneak peeks inside our different releases so you can pick out your must reads.

Haven’t read a Lovestruck yet? Take a peek inside…

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Drunk on You (A Bourbon Boys Story) byTeri Anne Stanley is the perfect must read with a batch of Brown Dog Balls and a glass of your favorite bourbon, sinful and satisfying.

Allie McGrath believes in her family distillery business but wants to change a few things. Experiment? Take a risk? Why would Allie risk everything to branch out on her own?

In addition to her job, the notion of letting things go doesn’t exist. Especially when it involves her childhood crush. Justin Morgan was her brothers best friend who never recognized just how deep her feelings were.

Justin survived a few tours in Afghanistan but isn’t exactly prepared to “handle” Allie. Riddled with guilt and promises made to his best friend, will he give in or shield her from what could be a messy and complicated encounter? When an injury forces them together it leaves time to explore and act on those feelings. Will Justin retreat when he discovers just how hot things get?

Torn between family expectations and dreams these two have a lot to discuss. Discover Kentucky, bourbon, love and family in this sexy book from Teri. I fell in love immediately with her characters, the dream and the idea that sometimes love is better when aged a few years. Sweet, smoky and complex – it’s exactly what’s in store for Allie and Justin.

This three pepper spicy latte has content that might offend and is for 3 Jalepenosmature readers 18+. You’ll look at a glass of bourbon in a whole new way and proceed with caution when sneaking up on an unsuspecting sleeping man after reading this Spicy Latte must read.

I’m absolutely in love with the McGrath/Morgan family and can’t wait to see what happens to Justin’s brother? I hope he’s next, I look forward to his adventure 😉

I received this ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review and am thrilled that it’s part of the birthday sale for just $0.99. It’s the perfect price. Just click here for more information –Drunk on You (Bourbon Boys) before the price increases!

Don’t forget to check out Teri’s website where you’ll find a yummy recipe of those Brown Dog Balls.  Yes, they do exist 😉 After you’ve made a batch or two, be sure to thank her on Twitter 🙂 It’s on my list of things to bake this weekend. ** Thank you in advance Teri 😉 **

Author Info:

Teri Anne Stanley began her writing career with scientific articles—followed by a three-ingredient recipe column, but wasn’t allowed to write naked parts for them—so now she writes romance.
She’s also worked as a fashion designer for female body builders and a sex therapist for rats. In her spare time, she’s a neuroscience research assistant. Along with a variety of offspring and dogs, she and Mr. Stanley live just outside of Sugartit, which is—honest to God—between Beaverlick and Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.

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Gambling on the Bodyguard (a What Happens in Vegas Series) by
Sarah Balance is a super H-O-T Vegas series that delivers adventure, fun and lots of fabulous characters.

Ellie Montgomery has traveled to see the hottest cover model that has ever graced her favorite romance books at a national convention in Vegas!

Jax Mathis is tired of all the women who will stop at nothing to meet the man he’s hired to protect. When Ellie misplaces her ticket to gain her access she makes a deal with a seductively charming bodyguard to gain access . Will he agree to his demands?

What would you do for a chance to meet a cover model? If he’s half as sexy as Stuart Reardon well…I think many readers would make a deal or two 😉.

Both Jax and Ellie have painful pasts and working through it together might be more difficult than they both anticipated. This mountain will be their black diamond slope to overcome. Who is he really protecting?

I love the banter between them and the intense chemistry just sizzles. Download your copy now here – Gambling on the Bodyguard (What Happens in Vegas) and see why I love Sarah Ballance. While you’re there check out her backlist – they’re amazing too! At $0.99 they are priced just right!

This three pepper spicy latte has content that might offend and is for 3 Jalepenosmature readers 18+. You’ll never look at Vegas or a romance book cover the same way. Both sizzle in this fabulous must read 😉 !

I received this ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review.

*** review originally posted review on 1/23/16 ***

Author Info:

Sarah Ballance

Sarah and her husband of what he calls “many long, long years” live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when they’re asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom, she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. As it turns out, her characters aren’t much better than the kids, but nevertheless, you’ll find her writing sexy contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing until they throw her out. To learn more, visit https://sarahballance.com.

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Seducing Seven (What Happens in Vegas) by MK Meredith has just the right amount of comedy, drama, romance and sizzle that I would expect from a Las Vegas contemporary romance story.

It’s Friday and a quick trip Vegas is in order. A little excitement from the lights and sounds of those famous casinos is the perfect way to start the weekend. The attention to the little details is magical and draws you in. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to book a trip to Vegas soon 😉.

Seven Michaels is in Las Vegas for a Romance convention for work and has somehow found herself in an uncomfortable predicament. Desperate for a fast escape Seven uses her available resources, will he play along?

Blake Turner is in Vegas for a business meeting and has no time for romance. Can Seven convince this non-believer that romance books have merit? Blake isn’t convinced and makes a crazy bet with Seven that involves seduction, it is Vegas after all.  What will it take for him to understand why readers are believers, and that they are a must for everyone?

Seven believes in her work, otherwise her books wouldn’t connect with her readers and she’d be out of a job.  Can she convince Blake that romance is real? Will he discover that perhaps her rules aren’t so silly?

A book and series centered around romance writers, a convention and fans is brilliant! MK has taken secret crushes,  convictions, handsome strangers and romance, mixed it with the thrill of sin city.  Perhaps there is more to their instant chemistry .

When Seven and Blake first meet, their encounter has one of the best one-liners I’ve read in a long time.  I was hooked and didn’t put the book down until the very last page. Fantastic writing, attention to detail and characters that will leave you wanting more long after the last page make this a perfect way to start the weekend.

I’ve read a few of the What Happens in Vegas books and I’m absolutely hooked. This was the first story I’ve read by MK Meredith and I’m a forever fan.

This 2 1/2 pepper spicy latte read may offend some readers and has mature content for those 18+.  two half jalepenos

I received this ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review.  Today on Amazon Kindle, the Entangled website and Barnes and Noble an e-book can be yours for just $0.99! A perfect price for a must read! Don’t miss out! Click Seducing Seven to get your copy now and take advantage of the $0.99 sale!

Author Bio:

MKCO

MK Meredith writes single title contemporary romance promising an emotional ride on heated sheets. She believes the best route to success is to never stop learning.

Her lifelong love affair with peanut butter continues. Only two things come close in the battle for her affections: gorgeous heels and maybe Gerard Butler…or was it David Gandy? Who is she kidding? Her true loves are her husband and two children who have survived her SEA’s (spontaneous explosions of affection) and live to tell the tale. The Meredith’s live in the D.C. area with their two large fur babies…until the next adventure calls.

Website: https://www.mkmeredith.com

Social Media Links (Twitter, Facebook, etc.):

Twitter handle @MKMKMeredith: https://twitter.com/MKMKMeredith

Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/MKMKMeredith?ref=hl

Tumblr: https://mkmkmeredith.tumblr.com/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/mkmkmeredith

Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/mk-mary-karen-meredith-~-author/a/2b9/a48/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/29885137-mk-meredith

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mkmkmeredith/

*** Originally posted review on 10/16/15 ***

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Calling Her Bluff (What Happens in Vegas)by Kaia Danielle


Betting on the Wrong Brother (What Happens in Vegas) by Catherine Fox


Gambling on the Bodyguard (What Happens in Vegas) by Sarah Ballance


Seducing Seven (What Happens in Vegas)
by MK Meredith

A Change of Plans (What Happens in Vegas)by Robyn Thomas

Accidentally in Love with the Biker (What Happens in Vegas)by Teri Anne Stanley

Her Secret Lover (What Happens in Vegas)by Robin Covington

Tempted By Mr. Write (What Happens in Vegas)by Sara Hantz

Tamed By The Outlaw (What Happens in Vegas)by Michelle Sharp

Just One Reason (What Happens in Vegas)by Brooklyn Skye

The Makeover Mistake (What Happens in Vegas) by Kathy Lyons

Masquerading with the CEO (What Happens in Vegas)by Dawn Chartier

The Fix Up (First Impressions)by Tawna Fenske

Marine for Hire (Front and Center series Book 1)by Tawna Fenske

Fiancée for Hire (Front and Center series Book 2) by Tawna Fenske

Best Man for Hire (Front and Center series Book 3) by Tawna Fenske

Protector for Hire (Front and Center Series Book 4) by Tawna Fenske

Loving Her Crazy (Crazy Love)by Kira Archer

Kissing Her Crazy (Crazy Love) by Kira Archer

Driving Her Crazy (Crazy Love)by Kira Archer

Truly, Madly, Sweetly by Kira Archer


The Player Next Door by Kathy Lyons

Sleeping with the Boss (Anderson Brothers series)by Marissa Clarke

Neighbors With Benefits (Anderson Brothers series Book 2)by Marissa Clarke

Chance of A Lifetime (Anderson Brothers Series Book 3)by Marissa Clarke

Pretend It’s Love (Behind the Bar)by Stefanie London

The Rules According to Gracie (Behind the Bar)by Stefanie London

Unexpectedly His (Smart Cupid) by Maggie Kelley

Breaking the Bachelor (Smart Cupid)by Maggie Kelley


For Seven Nights Only (Chase Brothers) by Sarah Ballance

Five Things I Love About You (Chase Brothers) by Sarah Balance

Kissing Mr. Wrong (Wrong Man) by Kerri Carpenter

Flirting With The Competition by Kerri Carpenter

Going All the Wayby Cynthia Cooke

How to Save a Surgeon (Gambling Hearts)by C.M. Stone

Little White Lie by Christine Bell and Riley Murphy

Bridesmaid Blues (Wedding Favors)by Boone Brux

The Perfect Bargain (How to Marry a Highlander)by Jessa McAdams

Tempting Her Best Friend (Entangled Lovestruck Book 1)by Gina Maxwell

Love, Technically by Lynne Silver

His Millionaire Maid Coleen Kwan

Love Thy Neighbor (Unexpected Love)by Sophie Wintner

Slamdunked By Love (One on One)by Jamie Wesley

Tell Me Something Good (One on One)by Jamie Wesley

Keeping Mr. Right Now (Kisses in the Sand Book 1)by Robin Bielman

Blame it on the Kiss (Kisses in the Sand)by Robin Bielman

The Surrogate Husband by Wynter Daniels

Simmering Ice (Atlantic City Hustlers)

Flirting on Ice (Atlantic City Hustlers)

Drunk on You (Bourbon Boys)by Teri Anne Stanley

All I Want for Christmas by Ros Clarke

Melting the Millionaire’s Heart by Linda Morris

If You Dare by Jessica Lemmon

Holly’s First Noel by Faye Robertson


Merger of the Heart (Glenwood Falls)by Melia Alexander

Composing Love (Mathematician and Musicians for Composing Book 1) by Audra North

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February Releases


Taking the Score (Tall, Dark, and Texan) by Kate Meader -$2.99


Recipe for Kisses by Michelle Major – $3.99

Accidentally in Love with the Biker (What Happens in Vegas)
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Betting on the Wrong Brother (What Happens in Vegas)
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Emergency Engagement (Love Emergency)
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If You Can’t Take the Heat
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Wrecked (Axle Alley Vipers)
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The Millionaire Makeover (Bachelor Auction)
by Naima Simone – $2.99


Fighting Dirty (An Ultimate Novel)
by Lori Foster – $6.49 (Pre-order releases 2/23/16)


How to Wed a Warrior (Broadswords and Ballrooms)
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Highland Spitfire (Highland Weddings)
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A Gentleman’s Game (Romance of the Turf)by Theresa Romain – $7.49

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One with You: A Crossfire Novel (Crossfire Series Book 5)
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Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane)
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 Demetrius (Brethren Origins Book 2) by Barbara Devlin – $0.99

 Romancing the Ranger
by Jennie Marts $2.99

Tempting Mr. Townsend (Dashing Widows)
by Anna Campbell – $0.99


Hawke: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey)
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Tall, Dark, and Medieval: Four full length romance novels by Victoria Zak, Elizabeth Rose, Barbara Devlin and Laurel O’Donnell -$0.99


Brethren of the Coast: Volume I by Barbara Devlin -$4.99


Brethren of the Coast: Volume II by Barbara Devlin – $0.99


Arucard (Brethren Origins Book 1) by Barbara Devlin -$3.99


Capitol Danger by J.D.Tyler, Jeanne Adams, Nancy Northcott, and Suzanne Ferrell – $0.99


SEAL Wolf In Too Deep
by Terry Spear – $7.49

 Dead Run: Faithful Defenders #1by Jeanne Adams – $2.99

 Deadly Delivery by Jeanne Adams – $0.99


The Tentacle Affaire: A Slip Traveler Novel – Book 1 (The Slip Traveler Novels)by Jeanne Adams – $2.99


Charming the Professor: A Charm Gates Time-Travel Romance by Donna MacMeans – $3.99


The Moor’s Tear (Charm Gates Time-Travel Romance Book 1) by Donna MacMeans – $0.99


The Education of Mrs. Brimley by Donna MacMeans – $6.99

Knowing the Score (London Legends Book 1)by Kat Latham – $3.99

 Earls Just Want to Have Fun (Covent Garden Cubs Book 1)
by Shana Galen $6.15

A Dangerously Sexy Affair (The Dangerous Bachelors Club)by Stefanie London – $4.49


A SEAL’s Touch (Uniformly Hot!)
by Tawny Weber -$4.49


Smart Girl (The Girl’s Series Book 3)
by Rachel Hollis- $5.99

Flirting with Sin (A Noble Pass Affaire) by Naima Simone – $0.99

 A Perfect Compromise (The New Jersey Ice Cats)
by Anna Sugden – $3.99

 A Perfect Trade (The New Jersey Ice Cats)
by Anna Sugden – $3.99

 A Perfect Catch (The New Jersey Ice Cats)
by Anna Sugden – $3.99

 A Perfect Distraction (The New Jersey Ice Cats)
by Anna Sugden – $3.99


I’ll Be There (Montgomery Brothers)
by Samantha Chase $6.15


Wait for Me (Montgomery Brothers Book 1)
by Samantha Chase – $3.82


Hope Falls: Wildest Dreams (Kindle Worlds Novella)
by Samantha Chase $1.99

The Guest Room: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian – $12.99


Highland Guard (Murray Family Series Book 20)
by Hannah Howell  – $1.99


Tangled Up In Love
Heidi Betts – $7.99


Big Rock: (A Sexy Standalone Contemporary Romance)
by Lauren Blakely – $3.99