April New Releases

Here are some of the new releases in April 2018. Click on the book cover to go to the Amazon page:

















First Kiss: P.I. I Love You by Joanne Jaytanie

This is a featured article column called FIRST KISS. We ask authors to share a first kiss scene from one of their books published in 2017. And each author graciously sent in an excerpt. Enjoy!

Title: P.I. I Love You
Author: Joanne Jaytanie
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: November 13, 2017
Buy Link: Amazon

Rivers don’t let rocks hold them back.

River Nightingale has decided to blow past the rocky men in her life. She’s played by the rules for too long—especially when it came to her career as a cop. She was the top closer of cases for years, but promotions in her small town cop shop went to her less productive male counterparts. River decides it’s time to change careers. She leaves her small town to purchase a Seattle private detective agency and become her own boss.

Homicide Detective Gage Hamlin takes pride in his job; he closes cases and fosters justice. All that changed the day River Nightingale sauntered into his office. River has him questioning his pride, his cases, and his aversion to private detectives, especially beautiful private detectives.

River’s client thinks Gage got it wrong, and River is forced to prove Gage missed a murder. Will River and Gage find a way to play nice, or will River be forced to leave Gage behind?


“My turn,” he said. “You grew up in Oregon. You went to college, majored in Criminal Justice and Psychology, and moved to Bear Creek, Montana, to serve on their police department. I don’t mean to offend you, but why Montana? It’s too cold in the winters, and too hot in the summers.”

“It’s also a breathtaking place. I enjoyed Montana and got to see most of the state. I took the job because they were the first to offer me a position. I wanted to secure a job on my own. I thought a small town would be a good place to start, and in a lot of ways, it turned out, I was right. Much to my dismay, the cowboys in Montana aren’t just on the open ranges. They also carry handguns and drive police cruisers. However, no matter how much I outperformed my male counterparts, I would never be promoted above them.”

“Why didn’t you transfer to another department, or another state?”

“I’d thought about moving. My goal was to make detective. My friends and I met here and spent a week together. While we were here, I saw the ad regarding the sale of the agency. Something just clicked inside me. I wanted to become a private investigator. Fight crime and be my own boss. The perfect combination. I studied and got my license. Believe me, it has some drawbacks. I don’t have all the avenues for information at my fingertips, like I did when I was a cop. Even so, I love what I’m doing, except for one thing.”

“What might that be?”

“The less-than-pleased looks I get from cops when I tell them what I do.” Her eyelids squinted into tiny slits. Continue reading

Excerpt: Kiss Me Back by Sidney Halston

Buy Link: Amazon


The little hairs on the back of my neck stand up and without having to turn around I know William Fox is close by.

When I got the job at Panic, I was happier than I’d been in years. Knowing how packed the club gets and the prices of the drinks, I knew my tips would double my income. But then I crashed into Fox. Literally. And that feeling of happiness changed into something I hadn’t felt in years.

Yearning. Continue reading

New Release: Daughter of the King by Ashley York

A mistaken identity. A gruesome murder. The uniting of two powerful clans.
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Award Winning Author Ashley York
Daughter of the King
Series: The Derbfine Series Book 3
Genre: Historical Romance
Publication Date: March 17, 2018
A mistaken identity. A gruesome murder. Was it self-defense? Or Regicide?
Trained as a warrior, Brighit of Clan Cruadhlaoch despises the trappings and demands of womanhood…
Selfish dreams need to be set aside for the good of the clan, but a shocking murder only causes more turmoil. Especially as she stands accused. With no one else to turn to, can Brighit find escape in the arms of her new husband or will he require she reveal her inner most secrets?
Darragh of Clan MacNaughton is expected to follow his father into kingship but has little desire for the coveted title…
His willful wife is another matter. He has great desire for her. Despite her denial, he sees her womanly virtues and it sets him afire to know her, both body and soul. Will she resist his overwhelming need to possess all of her?

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Review: Love of Finished Years by Gregory Erich Phillips

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5 stars from Gabrielle Sally!

“LOVE OF FINISHED YEARS by Gregory Erich Phillips is poetry in motion. If you love period pieces as much as I do and have a fondness for early 20th century works, then you definitely want to order a copy. You will love happily immersing yourself in the vivid details that make up this wonderful story.”

Read the full review.

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A Storm Blew Up Over the Weekend

At the time that we were posting about reading women writers’ books in the SFF genre, a ****storm has been exploding in the MM community.

For those who don’t know what’s happening, here’s a summary of events in this blog: http://bit.ly/2FwmaHQ

There are links in the 3-part article to give you a more in-depth look, if you want.

For those with orders/pre-orders of this author’s books, please be aware that Riptide and Dreamspinner have dropped him. Not sure his two other publishers. You may want to have your pre-orders cancelled.

In any case, we at The Romance Reviews condemn the gaslighting, catfishing, cyberbullying, fraudulent activities of this author. Our hearts go out to his victims, and to those who have spoken up, thank you for your bravery and courage. We stand with you. Thus we will no longer be reading or reviewing works by this author. All reviews posted at the site will also be removed.