Thursday, August 28, 2014

Throwback Thursday - 3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys


3 BRIDES FOR 3 BAD BOYS
by Lucy Monroe
Kensington Brava - March 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN 0-7582-0858-8
Kensington Brava - February 2008
Mass Market Paperback
ISBN 0-758-20863-4



They're not the marrying kind—more the Do NOT Take Home to Mom kind. But these three brothers are about to meet the tempting women who have what it takes to tame their inner bad boys... 


RAND:  After tragedy struck six years ago, Rand buried what was left of his heart. But Phoebe Garrison isn't giving up, and she's got an enticing deal: the coveted deed to property his company needs in exchange for one hot week in her bed. It's an offer even the brooding Rand can't refuse. Now, as every hunger is explored, every secret revealed, Rand knows he'll need more than one week to indulge his fantasies with this amazing woman...

COLTON:  Waking up in Vegas next to a naked showgirl named Fayre after a scorching night of passion puts a smile on Colton Denning's face-until he discovers she's his new wife. How could the stable, workaholic Colton have married such an unpredictable force of nature, a woman as likely to throw pottery as a kiss? But when it comes to tender love-and erotic war-Colton's discovering that all is Fayre...

CARTER:  As marriage proposals go, Carter's offer to Daisy Jackson lacks romance: Marry me and I'll give you a half-a-million dollars. To fulfill the requirements of his father's lucrative will, he needs a wife, and Daisy needs the money. But after a wedding night of absolutely explosive sensuality, Carter wants more than an arrangement. He wants Daisy, to have, to hold, and everything else...

With these bad boys, you may kiss the bride is only the beginning...


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Great Summer Reads

It is Week 14 in my summer blog series Great Summer Reads and sadly the last post of the summer. I'm sharing books from some of my favorite authors. Hope you'll join me by reading with me or sharing some of your Great Summer Reads.  Be sure to check back on Friday for the Great Summer Reads giveaway!

Jami Davenport's website
Time of Possession
by Jami Davenport

CRUNCH TIME
Supposedly undersized for the NFL, Brett Gunnels went off to do a stint in the US Army right out of high school. Returning damaged yet stronger and more determined than ever to prove himself, he was picked last in the draft. Mr. Irrelevant, they called him. The last few years as a backup quarterback have given him no opportunity to compete for the starting job. That’s why he has a chip on his shoulder the size of Puget Sound. 
Estelle Harris is engaged to a man she doesn't love, working a job she hates, and fooling everyone including herself in the process. Her love of animals is the only thing that gives her purpose—a love she shares with the Lumberjacks’ reclusive quarterback. And then their mutual friendship turns a hot, dark, forbidden corner and there's no going back. 
True love is like football. It’s not always how long you have the ball. It’s what you do when you get it.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Beach Blanket Bad Boys












Beach Blanket Bad Boys
with Seducing Tabby
by Lucy Monroe
Kensington Brava - June 2005
ISBN 0-7582-1094-9

Seducing Tabby has just been rereleased (June 25) in He's the One, an antholgy with Linda Lael Miller, Jill Shalvis, Kate Angell and Cat Johnson. 

Sun. Sand. Mind-blowing sex. Nothing like a little vacation with the bad boys. Get ready for six sizzling tales of love that will have you asking, “Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?”

Read this great reader review of Lucy's story, Seducing Tabby:

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"Hi Lucy, I know you are busy writing, and I am very happy to hear that but I just had to tell you how much I enjoyed Seducing Tabby. After reading it, I think all women will wish they were shy, reserved bookstore owners who were lusted after by sexy English spies! It was a lovely story, and the sexual tension between the two was incredible. How you manage to convey so much emotion and attraction in such a short medium is evidence of your true talent. Thanx for the story, and for all the ones yet to be written. Now I'm off to start "Ready" which I found at B&N." ~ Stacy


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Great Summer Reads!

It is Week 13 in my summer blog series Great Summer Reads.  I'm sharing books from some of my favorite authors. Hope you'll join me by reading with me or sharing some of your Great Summer Reads.  Watch Facebook and Twitter for little extras! #greatsummerreads


Duffy Brown website
Pearls and Poison
by Duffy Brown
March 2014

It’s election time in Savannah, Georgia, and Judge Guillotine Gloria—aka Reagan Summerside’s mom—is neck and neck in the polls with Kip “Scummy” Seymour. But the already dirty campaign is about to get downright filthy—with one candidate getting buried six feet under…

With her strong opinions and knack for getting into trouble, Reagan is not an ideal volunteer for her mother’s alderman campaign. Plus, she’d rather be running her consignment shop, the Prissy Fox, and eating doughnuts with her dog, Bruce Willis. But when her mother’s opponent, Kip, is found poisoned and her mother is pegged as a suspect, Reagan nominates herself as lead murder investigator.

Reagan is intent on finding Kip’s killer and clearing her mother’s good name, but she soon finds herself on the bad side of Kip’s enemies-turned-suspects. This time, no amount of costumes and makeup can keep her inconspicuous and out of danger. Because the closer Reagan gets to the truth, the hotter things get…

Monday, August 18, 2014

Giveaway!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

An Heiress for His Empire by Lucy Monroe

An Heiress for His Empire

by Lucy Monroe

Giveaway ends September 13, 2014.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Prince of Secrets

PRINCE OF SECRETS
By His Royal Decree Duo Book 2
Harlequin Presents - August 2013
© By Lucy Monroe
ISBN-10: 0373131690
ISBN-13: 978-0373131693

Prince Demyan Zaretsky does whatever it takes to protect his country. So seducing Chanel Tanner will be easy. And marriage? An unfortunate side effect of duty. She unwittingly holds the economic stability of Volyarus in her hands...and he must secure it.
With his royal identity and intent disguised, Demyan sets about a ruthless seduction designed to make Chanle lose her mind with ecstasy. But when he discovers she is a virgin, he uncovers something in himslef—a conscience. Now his plan taks a shocking turn—one this dark-hearted prince had never anticipated!




Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Great Summer Reads!

It is Week 12 in my summer blog series Great Summer Reads.  I'm sharing books from some of my favorite authors. Hope you'll join me by reading with me or sharing some of your Great Summer Reads.  Watch Facebook and Twitter for little extras! #greatsummerreads

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HE’S THE ONE by Linda Lael Miller et. al.
with Seducing Tabby by Lucy Monroe
Originally published June 2005 in BEACH BLANKET BAD BOYS
Kensington Brava Mass Market - July 2013
ISBN-10: 0758210957 ~ ISBN-13: 978-0758210951

Finally, no more lonely nights...

LINDA LAEL MILLER
Batteries Not Required

The only boyfriend Gayle Hayes has is the battery-operated kind. But when she returns to her small Montana hometown, rodeo bad boy Tristan McCullough gives her a whole new lesson in power surge...

JILL SHALVIS
Captivated

James Scott warned his investigator ex-wife Ella to be more careful. Now he finds the irate woman nearly naked and handcuffed to the towel rack in his Mexican vacation condo. He should release her. Then again...

LUCY MONROE
Seducing Tabby

Everybody always wants Tabby Payton’s beautiful sister. But not sexy English spy Calder Maxwell. He wants Tabby, body and soul, and he’s willing to take the seduction to new levels to prove it... read an excerpt 

KATE ANGELL
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

Violet Cates is done surfing beach bums. She’s ready for a new wave, someone with more ambition than a grain of sand. Like Brad Davis. He looks like a beach bum, but looks can be so deceiving...

CAT JOHNSON
Fish Out of Water

Carla Henricks is a cowgirl through and through, but her lasso has never met an English professor like Mark Ross. It’s true opposites attract. Staying together is the juicy part...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Langley Family Trilogy - All THREE available now!

Cover art by my mom, Shirley.
TOUCH ME
by Lucy Monroe
1st in Historical Trilogy Touch Me, Tempt Me & Take Me
Ebook release July 2014
Original publication Berkley Sensation - September 2005
ISBN 0-4252-0531-2

In her newest love story, bestselling author Lucy Monroe invites you into a world of dazzling beauty, daring adventure, and sensual delight...

Outspoken, opinionated Thea Selwyn is no ordinary lady. Raised in the exotic West Indies, she has none of the starchy propriety Pierson Drake is accustomed to—rather, there is a lush sensuality about this impulsive beauty that tempts him unmercifully. Her delectable curves and wide, innocent eyes are enticing enough, but her breathless response to his touch is a lure he can’t resist.

On a voyage that takes them from tropical paradise to the glittering
Touch Me on sale for .99
as a thank you to my readers.
ballrooms of London, Thea and Drake are pulled into a firestorm of illicit passion. Thea knows that once they reach England, the secrets she’s been keeping will kill whatever Drake feels for her. But Drake’s own history has taught him the value of acceptance and the desolation of loss. Thea is the one women Drake has ever trusted with his heart, and he has no intention of losing her— not to the ghosts of the past or the threats of the present. But can he convince Thea to forget the hard lesson she’s learned and take a chance on love?

Buy the Book ~ Read an excerpt





Cover art by my mom, Shirley.
TEMPT ME
by Lucy Monroe
Book 2 in Historical Trilogy Touch Me, Tempt Me & Take Me
Ebook release 2014
Berkley Sensation - April 2006
ISBN 0-4252-0922-9

From bestselling author Lucy Monroe, an enticing tale of stolen moments, inherited secrets, and explosive passion...
Humiliated by his family's indiscretions, Lucas, Lord Ashton-nicknamed "The Saint" - wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with the prim and proper bride of his choice. And if the innocent young lady in question gives him some decidedly devilish urges, he is determined to control himself-much to her dismay.

Lady Irisa Langley is at her wit's end. Much as she loves her exasperatingly perfect fiancé, she's starting to think it would be wrong of her to marry him. For Irisa has a secret that would shock even the world-weary denizens of the Ton, and someone-who doesn't want her anywhere near Lucas-knows it.

Lucas never knew that he could desire more in a bride than impeccable manners and an unblemished pedigree. But even as scandal looms, a loyal little spitfire with heated kisses and silken skin is making him forget every rule of etiquette he's ever known...


Cover art by my mom, Shirley.
TAKE ME
by Lucy Monroe
Book 3 in Historical Trilogy Touch Me, Tempt Me & Take Me
Ebook release 2014
Berkley Sensation - October 2006
ISBN 0425212211

From the national bestselling author of Touch Me and Tempt Me comes a spellbinding romance of secrets and scandal, and the heartbreaking risks of true love...

Jared, Viscount Ravenswood, has no choice but to honor the deathbed wish of his ailing servant. All she asks is that Jared introduce her soon-to-be orphaned daughter to the notorious and reclusive Calantha, Duchess of Clairborne. No ordinary request, for this is no ordinary child. She is, in fact, the key to the Duchess's most private secrets, and to Jared's own past-one that has branded him Lord Beast among the ton.

But when the Viscount meets the Duchess, he finds not the pitiless dowager he expected, but a lovely and wary angel-survivor of a brutal marriage left now with only her roses and the breathtaking mystery that is her life. For Jared, to solve it is to fall in love, to make her believe in the impossible, and to follow the promise that comes with the most intimate whisper of all... Take me...



Thursday, August 07, 2014

Throwback Thursday - One Night Heir

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ONE NIGHT HEIR
By His Royal Decree Duo Book 1
Connected to Prince of Secrets (August 2013)
Harlequin Presents #3155 - July 2013
© By Lucy Monroe
ISBN-10: 0373131615
ISBN-13: 978-0373131617

Excerpt from:
CHAPTER ONE

Fury riding him like a pissed off stallion, Crown Prince Maksim of Volyarus let loose with a punch-cross-hook kick-boxing combo against his cousin and sparring partner.

Demyan blocked, the sound of flesh hitting pads mixed with his grunt of surprise. “Something the matter, your highness?”

Maks hated when his cousin, older by four years and raised as a brother with Maks in their family’s palace, referred to him by his title.

Demyan was well aware, but the older man liked pushing buttons, especially during their workout sessions. He said it made the sparring more intense.

Today would have been sufficiently punishing without the added irritation. Not that Maks warned Demyan of that. His cousin deserved what he got.

“Nothing wiping the smug look off your face won’t take care of.” Maks danced back before driving forward with another fast-paced, grueling combo.

Well-matched in stature and strength, they both kept their six-feet-four-inch frames in top physical condition.

“I thought tonight was the big night with Gillian,” Demyan said, scrambling in a way he rarely did during their sessions. “Don’t tell me you think she’s going to turn you down?”

“If I were going to ask, she’d say yes.” And a day ago that certainty had given Maks a great deal of pleasure.

Now, it just taunted him with what he couldn’t have. Namely, Gillian.

“So, what is the problem?” Demyan demanded as he went on the offensive, forcing Maks to defend against a barrage of punches and kicks.

“Her medical tests came back.”

“She’s not sick is she?” Demyan asked, sounding sincerely concerned.

Coming from the man with a reputation for cold ruthlessness, it would have shocked anyone else.

But Maks knew how much Demyan cared about their family. And for the last eight months, the beautiful, sweet Gillian had been moving closer and closer to joining that group.

“She’s perfectly fine.” If you didn’t count poorly functioning ovaries. “Now.”

“What does that mean?”

“She had appendicitis when she was sixteen.”

“That was ten years ago, what bearing does it have on her health now?”

“Fallopian tubes.”

Demyan stopped and stared at Maks in confusion. “What?”

In no mood to give his cousin a break, Maks took advantage of the other man’s inattention and knocked him on his ass with a well-timed kick.

Demyan jumped to his feet, but he didn’t come back for more like Maks expected. “Knock it off and explain what the hell appendicitis as a teenager has to do with an adult woman’s fallopian tubes.”

Demyan was no idiot. He knew Maks’ interest in Gillian’s reproductive system was of paramount importance to the House of Yurkovich, the royal family of Volyarus.

“She has a poorly functioning reproductive system.” Maks adjusted his thin sparring gloves. “There is less than a thirty percent chance of pregnancy.”

A lot less by some estimations, slightly more by others, according the specialist Maks had consulted.

Demyan shoved hair the same dark color as Maks’ own off his forehead. “With fertility treatment?”

“I have no intention of becoming the next father of sextuplets.”

“Don’t be an ass.”

“I’m not. You know I cannot marry a woman who won’t be able to produce the next heir plus a spare.”

Demyan didn’t reply immediately. They were both too personally aware of the costs associated with those issues.

“You aren’t your father. You don’t have to marry a woman you don’t love in order to provide an heir.”

“I have no intention of doing so. Neither will I marry a woman I like whose only hope of providing that child would be via often painful and not always successful fertility treatments.”

“You could adopt.”

“Like my parents adopted you?”

“They didn’t formally adopt me. I am still a Zaretsky. It was never your father’s intention that I inherit the throne.”

“You were just his spare,” Maks muttered with some bitterness.

Demyan shrugged. “Duty is duty.”

“And my duty precludes asking Gillian Harris to marry me.” His personal sense of honor also dictated he break things off with her as soon as possible.

“You don’t love her?” Demyan asked with only mild curiosity.

“You know better.”

“Love only leads to pain,” Demyan quoted one of Maks’ mother’s favorite refrains.

Maks added the rest, “And a compromise on duty.”

Both men had reason to believe it too.

“What are you going to do?” Demyan asked, dropping back into a sparring stance.

Maks executed a simple forward jab-left hook combo. “What do you think?”

“I’ll miss her.”

Maks didn’t doubt it. One of the reasons he’d decided to ask Gillian to marry him was because despite her mostly small town upbringing, she got along surprisingly well with his family and successfully navigated social situations many would find overwhelming.

The daughter of a renowned world news correspondent, Gillian had had been attending events with the world’s richest and most powerful since a young age.

Demyan blocked Maks’ kick and returned one of his own. “Are you going to tell her tonight?”

“I may not need to.” The lovely blue-eyed blonde would have gotten a copy of the results of her latest physical.

Gillian would know about the reasons behind her irregular menses now as well. She already knew the responsibilities associated with his position. She should be expecting the dissolution of their relationship.

A more practical woman than most, he had hopes there would be no awkward “break-up” scene.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Humpday Hottie!

One of my favorite hotties (next to Hubcap of course!)

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Great Summer Reads!

It is Week 11 in my summer blog series Great Summer Reads.  I'm sharing books from some of my favorite authors. Hope you'll join me by reading with me or sharing some of your Great Summer Reads.  Watch Facebook and Twitter for little extras! #greatsummerreads


Jill Shalvis Website
Once In A Lifetime
(Ben's story)
A Lucky Harbor Novel
Book Nine
Grand Central
February 18, 2014
ISBN 978-1455521135

Sometimes wrong is oh-so-right…

After a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniels tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he's back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she's not the one to ease his pain, but Aubrey sparks an intense desire that gives Ben hope for the future.
Determined to right the wrongs of her past, Aubrey is working hard to make amends. But by far, the toughest challenge to her plan is sexy, brooding Ben, even though he has absolutely no idea what she's done. 

Can this unlikely couple defy the odds and win over the little town of Lucky Harbor?


Monday, August 04, 2014

Take Me (ebook release) - Out Now!

TAKE ME
by Lucy Monroe
Book 3 in Historical Trilogy Touch Me, Tempt Me & Take Me
Ebook release 2014
Berkley Sensation - October 2006
ISBN 0425212211

From the national bestselling author of Touch Me and Tempt Me comes a spellbinding romance of secrets and scandal, and the heartbreaking risks of true love...

Jared, Viscount Ravenswood, has no choice but to honor the deathbed wish of his ailing servant. All she asks is that Jared introduce her soon-to-be orphaned daughter to the notorious and reclusive Calantha, Duchess of Clairborne. No ordinary request, for this is no ordinary child. She is, in fact, the key to the Duchess's most private secrets, and to Jared's own past-one that has branded him Lord Beast among the ton.

But when the Viscount meets the Duchess, he finds not the pitiless dowager he expected, but a lovely and wary angel-survivor of a brutal marriage left now with only her roses and the breathtaking mystery that is her life. For Jared, to solve it is to fall in love, to make her believe in the impossible, and to follow the promise that comes with the most intimate whisper of all... Take me...