LOVE, LAUGHTER & HAPPILY EVER AFTERS COLLECTION
EIGHT full-length FUN, Romantic Novels by Eight Bestselling Authors
Publication date: June 24th 2014
An all-star collaboration by some of today’s most popular New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, and B&N bestselling authors. From the funny & sweet to the steamy & heartfelt, this collection has EIGHT full-length FUN, romantic love stories hand-picked to bring a smile to your face this summer. This is a limited edition collection available until July only so get your copy today! At just 99 CENTS for over 1,800+ pages, that’s a huge SAVINGS of over 95% off retail for the individual novels sold separately!
THE BOXED SET INCLUDES:
ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE — USA Today Bestselling Author Marilyn Brant
SWEET TO YOU — B&N, iBooks & Amazon Bestselling Author Jessie Evans
UNAFRAID — USA Today Bestselling Author Melody Grace
LOVE LOVE — Amazon Bestselling Author Beth Michele
TEMPTING LOVE — Amazon Bestselling Author Melanie Shawn
NOT OVER YOU — New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Marquita Valentine
GETTING OUT OF HAND — And in her indie debut, Amazon & Samhain bestselling author, Erin Nicholas with a never before published novel from her brand new Sapphire Falls series
FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL — New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Violet Duke
INDIVIDUAL BOOK DESCRIPTIONS:
ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE by USA Today Bestselling Author Marilyn Brant — A shy dessert cookbook writer reconnects with her longtime crush–an ex-football star turned businessman–when they run an ice cream shop together.
FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL by NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Violet Duke — Tessa Daniels has no idea why she told her friend’s brother she was some sort of fling expert. She’s never been flung before and she sure as heck doesn’t know where or how to begin flinging a guy like Brian Sullivan. The man’s got the body of a football god straight off a billboard, as many skeletons in the closet as she does, and worst of all, he’s got her thinking of the one thing she stopped letting herself hope for years ago. A happily-ever-after.
SWEET TO YOU by iTunes & Barnes and Noble Bestselling Author Jessie Evans — Where there’s smoke, there’s fire… When s’mores and whiskey shots lead to skinny-dipping at a singles’ camping retreat, Maddie Whitehouse knows she won’t be able to resist another steamy encounter with the sexy firefighter her childhood friend, Jamison, has become…even if he is off limits.
UNAFRAID by USA Today Bestselling Author Melody Grace — Brittany Ray’s learned the hard way that some dreams aren’t meant for girls like her. Handsome, charming Hunter Covington is one of those dreams. Years ago, they shared one life-changing night together, but Brit walked away before he could break her heart. Now Hunter’s back in Beachwood Bay, their reckless passion can’t be ignored. But will dark secrets tear apart their new beginning?
LOVE LOVE by Amazon Bestselling Author Beth Michele — Gabrielle Willis is smart. She’s funny. And oh yes, she’s a bit klutzy. But she’s also running. When she meets Brad Dixon, the sweet guy with the crooked smile, can he make her see that the very thing she is trying to run from is the very thing that just may push her to see the light?
GETTING OUT OF HAND the brand new novel by Samhain Bestselling Author Erin Nicholas — Genius scientist Mason Riley can cure world hunger, impress the media and piss off the Vice President of the United States all before breakfast. But he’s not sure he can get through his high school class reunion. Then he meets the new girl in town. Adrianne Scott loves the sleepy little town of Sapphire Falls–the perfect place to open her candy shop and live a quiet, drama-free life. Until Mason Riley bids four hundred dollars just to dance with her.
TEMPTING LOVE by Amazon Bestselling Author Melanie Shawn — Haley Sloan knows exactly what she wants out of life. With her designer lingerie business booming, her career is moving forward, but her heart is still in the same place it had been for four long years…hopelessly in love with the former wild boy turned responsible adoring father, Eddie Thomas. Will this self-sacrificing single father finally realize that accepting his love for Haley may be just what his little girl needs to get the family they both deserve?
NOT OVER YOU by NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Marquita Valentine — Summer Holland is set on one thing–convincing her childhood sweetheart and local preacher’s son, Gabriel Edwards, to marry her so she can get back the daughter she gave up for adoption. She’s always been able to count on him rescuing her when she needed it most, but this time is different… there’s a new woman in Gabriel’s life. Only, Summer’s not going to let that get in her way.
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EXCERPTS FROM LOVE, LAUGHTER, AND HAPPILY EVER AFTERS:
FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL by Violet Duke
“You have no filter whatsoever,” growled Brian softly. “Not with what you do or say, and especially not with how you react.”
“That’s not my fault. You can just point that finger at yourself, buddy,” Tessa grumbled back before snapping her mouth shut.
Alright, so maybe he was right about the filter thing.
Man, if looks could strip. She’d never felt this naked before, this out of control. Inwardly, she sighed. The guy just brought out the uncivilized in her.
Oh well. She came this far—may as well see where this ride ends. “You heard me.” Her chin came up defiantly. “I can’t think when you talk in that ridiculously sexy voice. Or when your biceps suddenly double in size in the middle of even the simplest of tasks, like lifting a coffee mug. And don’t get me started on your eyes. My god, I almost walked into a wall the last time you smiled and your eyes went from that soft ocean blue to deep turquoise. I mean who does that?!”
It was like she just couldn’t stop talking.
When he came to a standstill and stared at her like she’d lost her mind, she huffed, “It’s simply not reasonable to expect a girl to have a filter with all that steamy-eyed, bicep-bulging, talking-like-a-wet-dream-voice-over madness going on!”
Huh, so where might one buy one of these filters, she wondered.
SWEET TO YOU by Jessie Evans
He crushed his lips to Maddie’s, his tongue swirling through her mouth as if he were determined to devour her from the neck down. She tasted like heaven, a mix of whiskey and Coke and a salty, sexy taste that was all woman, all Maddie, and more intoxicating than any alcoholic beverage.
UNAFRAID by Melody Grace
“Say it,” he demands. “If you want me to go, just tell me, and I swear I’ll never bother you again.”
I open my mouth. The words are there, so simple on my tongue, but nothing comes out. One simple lie, that’s all it would take, and I’d be free from him forever.
But it’s still a lie. I can’t do it, not to him. Not when Hunter is the only truth I’ve ever known.
I exhale a slow sigh and press my lips shut in defeat.
There’s a beat, and then victory blazes, fierce in Hunter’s eyes.
“Brit,” he whispers. I wait for him to make his move, breath catching in my throat, but instead of a rough hold, he reaches for me gently, lifting one hand to touch my face in a slow, sweet caress.
I tremble. His fingertips softly stroke the outline of my jaw, like he’s memorizing every contour, watching me so closely that I feel more naked than when I was half-dressed.
It’s too much. I try to turn my head away, but he gently takes hold of my chin and keeps my face steady in place, so I have no choice but to meet his eyes again and lose myself in that piercing blue stare.
He sees right through me.
I can’t fight it with a quip or a barbed comment. I can’t break away. His eyes demand everything from me, and I have no choice but to surrender. I feel naked, stripped bare, like all my fears and dreams and insecurities are right there for him to see. The worst of me, my darkest secrets.
Still, he doesn’t look away.
TEMPTING LOVE by Melanie Shawn
“Haley, it’s me,” he said as she jumped about a foot off the ground and spun around, sucking in a terrified breath.
On instinct, his arms wrapped around her and he pulled her close to him. For a moment she was tense and poised to fight, but then her eyes softened with recognition as her body molded against his. She was clutching her hands to her chest, but he could still feel her full breasts pressed against his chest as he held her.
His hands spread out on the small of her back and his fingers rested against the delicate dip of her spine. For just a moment, Eddie closed his eyes and let himself feel.
Never before had they been this close. Body to body. Pressed up against each other. He’d made it a point never to touch her. Whenever she would hug him, he’d made sure that full-body contact had not occurred and he’d always done the one-arm pat move.
Now he knew for a fact that had been the right thing to do because the feel of her in his arms was…amazing. Right. Perfect.
“You scared me.” Her quiet voice drifted into his consciousness.
“I’m sorry,” he rasped as he opened his heavy-lidded eyes. Looking down, he was temporarily speechless at what he saw. Her huge baby blues were staring up at him through long, inky lashes. Her full, pink lips parted as she took in short pants of breath. The seductive line of her cleavage was heaving against him through labored breathing.
Need. Arousal. Desire. All of those things coursed through his veins like raging water in the rapids. His fingers tightened at the strength of it, pulling her body even closer to his. A groan ripped from his chest as a needy sigh escaped Haley’s perfect mouth.
Dammit. This had to stop.
GETTING OUT OF HAND by Erin Nicholas
His eyes were focused on her lips. Her heart tripped and she pressed her hand against her chest.
“How is dancing better than kissing?” he asked.
His voice sounded a little husky. Which was dumb, because she didn’t know him well enough to really know what his voice usually sounded like.
“Um.” She rubbed the pads of her first three fingers in a circle on her chest, willing her heart to slow. With a deep breath, she dropped her hand. “A dance lasts longer than a kiss, for one thing.”
He leaned in closer, his eyes on hers now. “I think maybe you’ve been kissing the wrong guys.”
LOVE LOVE by Beth Michele
(these are for the 4 books w/ no photo quote – to keep ‘em even)
“Violet Duke made me laugh and cry in this incredible romance. One of the best I’ve read this year. Emotionally charged with wonderful characters, I just couldn’t stop reading until the very last page!”
— New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author J.S. Scott on Violet Duke’s FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL
“A refreshing, whimsical voice in romance!”
— New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips on Marquita Valentines’s NOT OVER YOU
“You’ll want to read it for the humor and great characters and a plot that’s sure to leave you smiling.”
— Romantic Times Book Reviews on Marilyn Brant’s ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE
“I cannot recommend this book enough. The character interactions are intense, uplifting, and sizzling. Eddie and Haley’s chemistry is absolutely through the roof and written to perfection. A truly magnificent read.”
— Talking Books Review Blog on Melanie Shawn’s TEMPTING LOVE
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USA Today Bestselling Author MARILYN BRANT
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author VIOLET DUKE
Amazon, iBooks, and B&N Bestselling Author JESSIE EVANS
USA Today Bestselling Author MELODY GRACE
Amazon Bestselling Author BETH MICHELE
Amazon & Samhain Bestselling Author ERIN NICHOLAS
Amazon Bestselling Author MELANIE SHAWN
NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author MARQUITA VALENTINE
Finding the Right Girl by Violet Duke
Another winner from Violet Duke! FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL continues with the great characters of Brian Sullivan, his daughter Skylar, his brother Conner, and his best friend Abby. In this book we get to know Tessa Daniels better. She is the quirky magazine editor and caterer who helps Connor with fundraisers and writing grant proposals to fund Huntington’s disease causes. Like the Sullivan’s fighting this disease is close to her heart because she has lost her father and her older sister to Huntington’s Disease.
Tessa comes across as a fun and carefree, living for the moment kind of girl, who refuses to fit inside the box, but she has an edge and is extremely independent. This comes from needing to take the responsibility of caring for her loved ones at a very young age and then being left all on her own. Her story is heartbreaking and you can’t help but love her. Likewise, the last bachelor Sullivan brother can’t help falling in love with her either! She brings out a protective alpha side of him and he is quickly smitten.
While this book has a wonderful and touching love story between the two main characters, it also takes a more serious turn at the life a person with Huntington’s disease suffers. Brian’s daughter Skylar’s fears, anxiety and sacrifice of her ability to focus on what other girls her age are focused on is front and center in this book without overwhelming it or bringing it down. Instead we get a fine example of true unconditional love and family support. Expect to shed a tear or two. But let’s not forget this is a Violet Duke book so we are treated to lighthearted fun as well, in the form of great banter, humorous times, and steamy sexy times. I found this book to be a bit more serious than the previous three, but well-rounded and definitely well-written. 4 stars
Getting Out of Hand by Erin Nicholas
I officially have a new book boyfriend! Mason Riley, the hero in GETTING OUT OF HAND, the first book in Erin Nicholas’s wonderful new series Sapphire Falls, is the new love of my life! Well, at least in my fantasies he is. The man is a genius who graduated two years early in high school, but got no respect from his classmates in Sapphire Falls. Instead they wrote him off as a nerd who didn’t fit in. He crushed on Hailey, the most beautiful and popular girl in school for years only to have her humiliate him by rejecting and laughing at him in front of all her friends. They say the best revenge is to live a wonderful life and he certainly has! He moved away for college where with the help of his best friend, Lauren, he learned to dress stylishly, pumped up his body at the gym, and learned how to fit in at social settings. Now the man is a renowned scientist who meets with the President of the United States, implements ground breaking projects to help save third world countries, dates beautiful women, and has more money than the other four most successful men in his class combined. Oh, and did I mention he’s used his scientific mind to study and learn how to best please women sexually? So a rich, handsome, kind, philanthropic, genius who dresses well, and has mad skills in the bedroom and is a bit of a dirty talker. Mine!!
Adrianne Scott didn’t grow up in Sapphire Falls like most the townsfolk, but she was Hailey’s friend in college. After a health scare she decided to walk away from her fast-paced, crazy, competitive, stress filled life working for her family’s international business based in Chicago. She takes the low-key job as assistant to Hailey who is now the Mayor in Sapphire Falls. She may have only lived in town for three years, but she loves her quiet, slow-paced, peaceful life and all her new friends. She’s a smart, beautiful, kind, giving woman who has all the men crushing on her to the point there’s an ongoing bet as to who will get to kiss her first. But she hasn’t been willing to risk her heart, so she hasn’t dated any of them.
Hailey’s determined to put herself in the Sapphire Falls history books by developing a shopping center that will bring growth and boost revenues for the townsfolk. She wants to build on land Mason owns so she invites him to town hoping to capitalize on the crush he’d had on her and talk him into donating the land along with about a hundred grand to get the project off the ground. When Adrianne researches Mason she becomes fascinated with his accomplishments, not to mention his good looks, and can’t wait to meet the man himself. When Mason does come back to town after eleven years, it’s not to help the town or the woman who spurned him. It’s to thumb his nose up at Hailey and her project in person. However, the minute he sees Adrianne he can hardly think of anything else, including his revenge. The attraction is mutual. Adrianne is equally smitten with the sexy scientist. She finds herself forgoing all her rules to keep her heart safe and is instead peeling off her clothes for him at every opportunity. Their romance is quick, hot & heavy, eye-opening and life-changing for each of them. They are perfect for each other and it was wonderful to read their love story.
Sapphire Falls comes with a cast of adorable, quirky, sassy, enchanting characters that round out this story in such an enjoyable way. Erin writes so splendidly I felt right in the middle of what was happening as if I was there laughing and plotting along instead of merely reading about it. The ending was marvelous. A true romantic, I love nothing better than a great HEA ending. Getting Out of Hand delivers in a sigh-worthy way, leaving me wishing for more. I can’t wait for the second book in the series, Getting Worked Up, and more fun with the people in Sapphire Falls. 5 stars
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