Featured: Finding Rose Rocks by Karen Ginther Graham

Will she get a second chance at a once in a lifetime love?
Finding Rose Rocks
Karen Ginther Graham
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: May 20, 2016
In the late summer of a woman’s life she meets a handsome rancher who ignites her dormant passion, a passion that isn’t fully realized until she follows a yearning to the city of her youth where enlightenment becomes a costly foray. FINDING ROSE ROCKS is an 86,000-word contemporary women’s fiction with romance and spicy love scenes.
JENNIFER’s business fails and she decides that as soon as possible she will leave Oklahoma in a cloud of red dust and return to her San Diego roots. TROY comes along with a solution to her company’s woes. He has a velvety voice and appealing confidence. They begin a relationship; it deepens and then stalls after she’s called to the west coast on a family matter and decides to stay for the summer. She meets BEN with his irresistible charm. Her newfound self-awareness mingles with salty ocean breezes and eucalyptus-scented air to place her in Ben’s arms. Their liaison is heartfelt but brief, mid-life’s last hurrah. Jennifer realizes her heart is back on the southern prairie and returns to Troy’s ranch, but she may be one adventure too late.

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Featured: Kade by DeAnn Smallwood

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DeAnn Smallwood
Series: Wyoming Brothers Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Publication Date: September 13, 2017
When the recently incarcerated Hope Jackson knocks on Kade McKune’s door, with three boxes of Girl Scout cookies in her hands, he has no clue his bitter, distrusting rancher’s world is about to be turned upside down.
Lied to and taken to the cleaners by a beautiful blonde, Kade has learned a hard lesson and slams the door to any possibility of a woman in his life. Aren’t they all liars? And Hope, with her lie of omission about her background, unknowingly fits that description.
Kade isn’t about to give her a chance to win his love and to convince him of her innocence. His beloved Double K ranch is doing just fine with the help of his seventy-eight-year-old Gran—the only woman he can trust. He sure doesn’t need Hope Jackson, a recently returned brother and baby girl, and three abused boys complicating things and resurrecting feelings long dead.

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Holiday Recs Part 1

Now that Thanksgiving and Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the holidays are coming ’round the corner. Have you bought your presents yet? While the crowds haven’t congregated on the malls yet, I’m off to do some holiday shopping this weekend. That includes books for myself, because of course, books are all I want for Christmas. There, easy to get me a present, right? LOL

Oh, or you could get me this T-shirt:

Or any of these. I can’t decide! All of them are pretty funny and cute:


They’re also on promotional price right now, if you’re thinking to get one for yourself or your family and friends.

But enough about T-shirts! Here are some holiday reads, recommended by TRR reviewers, to get you in the mood:

Christmas Surprise on MacLean Mountain by Randi Alexander (Amazon)

Doctor Booker MacLean is shocked when his estranged wife calls and asks to talk to him in person. Is Sybil back to finally ask for a divorce? Three days before Christmas? He hardens himself for the blow that’s sure to come

Sybil MacLean has been gone from MacLean Mountain and from her husband for seven long months, and now she’s back to admit that leaving was a terrible mistake. She has a secret, but won’t share it with Booker unless he forgives her and takes her back first.

As a powerful blizzard moves into the Colorado Rockies and Sybil and Booker are stranded together atop MacLean Mountain, will his fierce pride and her need for his understanding keep them from spending Christmas with the one they love most? Continue reading


Contributed by Ashia (Romancing the Books and More)

Recently, I learned a new term called “fakeship”. This is the story of a pretend girlfriend/boyfriend or fake engagement/marriage storyline, and it’s a trope that I like a lot. It doesn’t matter if it’s between best friends or enemies who needed to call a temporary truce to work together, as long as it’s a fake relationship they have to present to their friends and family. What I love here is the fun, spine-tingling moments when the main characters are forced to be together to keep up the charade.

Here are some upcoming books that feature this trope, books I can’t wait to get into:

Fake Wife by Stacey Lynn (Amazon)

Oh the classic fake engagement for the sake of getting the inheritance.

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This marriage is strictly business . . . until the temptation gets way too real.

Corbin: I loved my grandma, but I don’t need her money. All I care about is keeping the house—the only place that’s ever felt like home. That, and screwing over my dad, who wants to turn the property into a mall. There’s only one catch: To receive my inheritance, I have to get married within six months. Me, the guy who’s never dated a girl for more than six minutes. Now I need to find a woman I can trust. So when I’m rear-ended by a Prius, I figure it’s a sign that I’m supposed to meet gorgeous, down-to-earth Teagan Monroe.

Teagan: First I lose my job. Then I come home and find out—in the most graphic way possible . . . yeah, that way—that my boyfriend is a cheating jerk. And then I speed off and nearly kill Portland’s sexiest bachelor. Corbin Lane should be pissed. Instead, he offers me more money than I’ve ever seen in my life to marry him and live together in a mansion for two years. No sex. No feelings. Just cash—enough to make all my dreams come true. Then we go and break all our rules . . . and I realize I’m falling in love with my fake fiancé. Continue reading

The Grand Gesture: A Drop of Paradise by Alex L. Michaels

Here at TRR, we have some new changes going on, one of which is to have new content for everyone to enjoy. One of these is a featured article column called THE GRAND GESTURE.

In the story, we sometimes have the hero being a jerk to the heroine or somehow hurting her due to some actions or poorly-thought words. We hate him, too, on behalf of the heroine, and we want him to get down on his knees and do some mega-groveling to be worthy once again of the heroine (and satisfy this white-hot anger burning in our heart). Or it could be vice-versa. When done right, we close the book with a satisfied sigh, but when not…well, let’s just say it might involve some book-throwing against the wall.

Alex L. Michaels shared a grand gesture from her book, A Drop of Paradise (Amazon). Enjoy!

He swiftly stood up and started to pace before her, staring at her with a wild look in his eyes.

“You know what,” he growled, “I’m going to wring your neck. And then I’m going to kill you, and then I’m going to…”

She managed to slowly stand up, her legs still wobbly.

“How could you do something so stupid?” he said, staring at her murderously.

“I just wanted to take a quick look around,” she said, lowering her eyes, “to see if I can find my bag. I didn’t even go that far, but suddenly you were all gone—”

“A quick look,” he snorted, shaking his head.

“And then I heard a gunshot and tripped, and fell right into this hole.”

“A gunshot,” Mike said, turning around swiftly and looking at her, “what gunshot? Who shot at you?”

“I don’t know,” Jessica said with a frown, “I fainted, remember? And I didn’t say that they shot at me, only that I was in the near vicinity of the bullet when the gun fired.”

“Jesus,” he said, running his fingers through his hair.

“Look,” she said with a sigh, “let’s just go back. I give up! I’m tired and my head hurts, and this vacation is starting to be much more than I can handle. Let’s just go back to the boat.”

“What boat?” he snorted, grabbing the rope and shoving it back into his bag.

“What do you mean what boat?” she said, blinking in confusion.

“The boat left,” he said, without looking at her.

“What do you mean it left?” she said, as her voice filled with alarm.

When he didn’t answer, she stared at him for a couple of seconds then laughed out loud.

“You’re joking, right? You’re just trying to get back at me for freaking you out, right?” she said.

He sighed heavily.

“Look,” he said slowly, rubbing his forehead, “when we arrived at the beach, you were gone. The storm was coming… or better yet, still is. I had to think of the safety of the passengers, so I told Pedro to take them back. And after that, I went to look for you and it took me an hour to find you. They are long gone by now.”

“What?” Jessica exclaimed, staring at him in disbelief. “How could you do that? How could you let them leave without us? Have you lost your mind?”

“Yes,” Mike shouted, looking at her as if he is going to strangle her, “I have lost my mind the first time I saw you, that’s when. When I should have kept my mouth shut and avoided you like a plague! And now you disappeared without a word, thinking only of yourself… you spoiled, selfish, little brat! You should be grateful that I came back for you in the first place, because if I didn’t, you would probably be dead!”


Alex L. Michaels has been an avid reader since childhood and books have always been an integral part of her life. She always wanted to be a writer, but it took her a long time to get there. She writes poetry and romance novels. Her heroes are roguish and charming, while her heroines are cheeky and courageous. She is currently working on her second novel.

Check her website:  https://alexlmichaelsromance.wordpress.com/

Get it now! 20% Discount on Silent Meridian by Elizabeth Crowens

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Elizabeth Crowens
Silent Meridian
Series: The Time Traveler Professor Book 1
Genre: Speculative Fiction, Gaslight Fantasy, Alternative History
Publisher: MX Publishing
Publication Date: May 15, 2016
A 19th century “X” Files meets H.G. Wells’s “Time Machine” featuring Arthur Conan Doyle and partner
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is obsessed with a legendary red book. Its peculiar stories have come to life, and rumors claim that it has rewritten its own endings. Convinced that possessing this book will help him write his ever-popular Sherlock Holmes stories, he takes on an unlikely partner, John Patrick Scott, known to most as a concert musician and paranormal investigator. Although in his humble opinion, Scott considers himself more of an ethereal archeologist and a time traveler professor.
Together they explore lost worlds and excavate realms beyond the knowledge of historians when they go back in time to find it. But everything backfires, and their friendship is tested to the limits. Both discover that karmic ties and unconscionable crimes have followed them like ghosts from the past, wreaking havoc on the present and possibly the future.
SILENT MERIDIAN reveals the alternate histories of Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Houdini, Jung and other luminaries in the secret diaries of a new kind of Doctor Watson, John Patrick Scott, in an X Files for the 19th century. Stay tuned for A Pocketful of Lodestones; book two in the Time Traveler Professor series by Elizabeth Crowens.

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Feature: Harper’s Place by Sheryl Winters

Harper's Place Tour Graphic
Sheryl Winters
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Publication Date: March 27, 2017
Harper's Place
Is she strong enough to make her dream a reality?
Harper Grey is fed up with over-bearing men. Her father wants to sell the family hamburger joint to her brother because a woman could never make it successful.
Harper knows she has the same flair for business as her mother, and sexy Navy SEAL Patrick O’Brien dares her to prove it to the world.
When duty calls and Patrick must leave her side, will Harper be strong enough to make her dream a reality?

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