Saturday On The Shelf: Print Book Haul (January – April 2017)

Hey everyone! Happy Saturday!

For those of you who don’t follow me (Deanna Lynn) on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, I thought I’d post a few photos of my recent print book hauls. The largest majority of these books were purchased by me, whether online through Amazon or at a local or semi-local brick and mortar store (Wal-mart, Barnes & Noble, Independent Bookstore), but some of these books are ARCs I received for upcoming reviews or book wins from a couple of online contests (Publisher, Author, Facebook). I have four times this print book haul for e-book purchases and ARCs for review (which some are e-book duplicates for the ones here) but for now, I’ll focus on the print books.

This is a long post, so bear with me please. Also, if I’ve read and reviewed the book here on the blog, I included my link to it.

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Release Blitz: The Magnate’s Mail-Order Bride by Joanne Rock (Review + Excerpt + Teasers + Giveaway)

The Magnate’s Mail-Order Bride

Joanne Rock

The McNeill Magnates #1

Releasing April 4, 2017

Harlequin Desire


A mix-and-match mock engagement? 

Ballerina Sofia Koslov’s career is on the line when she’s accosted at the airport by a rich, reckless playboy who thinks she’s his mail-order bride! But the playboy’s levelheaded brother, Quinn McNeill, solves the media snafu with a switcheroo. He’ll pretend to be her legitimate fiancé to protect her reputation—and to protect his family’s business deals from her father’s wrath. Sofia’s one condition: they’ll share the spotlight as a loving couple but won’t share a bed. But soon Quinn’s gentlemanly ways strike a chord, and Sofia’s dying to renege on that condition and have a real fling…

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Review: Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak

Finding Our Forever

Brenda Novak

Silver Springs #1

228 Pages

Contemporary Romance

Harlequin Special Edition

Published: March 21st 2017/April 1st 2017

The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch’s owner, that she’s really her daughter? Cora’s not sure she can do that, not unless she’s confident the news will be welcomed. And once she gets to know Elijah Turner, Aiyana’s adopted son and ranch manager, that decision becomes even more difficult.

Although Elijah can’t deny his deep attraction to Cora, he’s always struggled with trust. Anyone with his past would, and there’s something about the ranch’s newest employee that isn’t exactly as it seems. But if the feelings she awakes in his guarded heart are any indication, she might be just what he’s long been waiting for.

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Book Review: Under Pressure by Lori Foster

Under Pressure

Lori Foster

Body Armor #1

352 Pages

HQN Books

January 24th 2017

He can protect anything except his heart

Leese Phelps’s road hasn’t been an easy one, but it’s brought him to the perfect job — working for the elite Body Armor security agency. And what his newest assignment lacks in size, she makes up for in fire and backbone. But being drawn to Catalina Nicholson is a dangerous complication, especially since it could be the very man who hired Leese who’s threatening her.

What Catalina knows could get her killed. But who’d believe the sordid truth about her powerful stepfather? Beyond Leese’s ripped body and brooding gaze is a man of impeccable honour. He’s the last person she expects to trust — and the first who’s ever made her feel safe. And he’s the only one who can help her expose a deadly secret, if they can just stay alive long enough…

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New Release: Seduce Me Cowboy by Maisey Yates (Review + Series Spotlight)

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Seduce Me, Cowboy

Maisey Yates

Copper Ridge: Desire #3

224 Pages

Harlequin Desire

March 7th 2017

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When a rebellious rancher meets the pastor’s daughter, it’s a match made in…Copper Ridge!

Sheltered from her own desires for so long, Hayley Thompson wants to experience life. A new job at Gray Bear Construction is a start. The work she can handle. It’s her boss—reclusive, sexy Jonathan Bear—who’s scrambling her mind and her hormones…

No matter how successful he becomes, Jonathan’s reputation will always precede him. And his type of woman is usually nothing like prim, innocent Hayley. Yet he can’t resist unleashing the fire beneath her pent-up facade—even if seduction means losing his heart…

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Blog Tour: A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock (Review + Giveaway + Buy Links)

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A Cowboy to Keep

by Karen Rock
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
February 7th 2017 by Harlequin

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Can’t stop running from the past

Dani Crawford has a secret…and if bounty hunter Jackson Cade finds out, he could ruin everything. The scarred yet handsome cowboy has tracked a dangerous criminal to the dude ranch Dani manages, and to get rid of Jack she’ll have to help him catch his man. But the closer they get to cornering their quarry the more Dani wants Jack to stay. Spending time with him is making her long for things she can never have thanks to a past mistake. And if the truth comes out she may be spending her future behind bars rather than safe in her cowboy’s arms…

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Blog Tour: Call to Honor by Tawny Weber (Review)

Known for her distinctive ability to blend emotion, humor and suspense in tight gripping stories featuring irresistible alpha SEAL heroes, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Tawny Weber returns with her brand-new novel, CALL TO HONOR, the first book of three in her SEAL Brotherhood series.

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Call to Honor

Tawny Weber

SEAL Brotherhood #1

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: January 31, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

ISBN: 9780373799282

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Book Summary

The Poseidon team are hard-bodied, fiercely competitive navy SEALs. But when a sensitive mission goes disastrously wrong, three of the team’s finest will have to trust their hearts and instincts to uncover the truth…

“No man left behind” is inscribed in the DNA of every SEAL and Lieutenant Diego Torres is no exception. But with a team member killed—and the body missing—Diego’s honor is sorely tested. Now his career and reputation are on the line, and a traitor is hiding among them. Diego wants answers…and only one woman has them.

Single mom Harper Maclean has two priorities—raising her son Nathan and starting a new life. Her mysterious new neighbor may be impossibly charming, but Diego asks too many questions about her past—and about the father of her child. Questions she fears will reveal her burning attraction for Diego, and ultimately put them all in danger’s path.

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Release Blast: Shielded by the Cowboy SEAL by Bonnie Vanak (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Shielded by the Cowboy SEAL

Bonnie Vanak

SOS Agency #2

288 Pages

Releasing February 1, 2017
Harlequin | Romantic Suspense

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Book Summary

The SOS Agency grants one Navy SEAL his most personal mission yet…

Home on leave at his family farm, Navy SEAL Cooper Johnson receives an unexpected assignment: to protect a beautiful socialite on the run from her abusive ex. Grieving his kid sister, a brave cop killed in the line of duty due to a faulty bulletproof vest, Coop is in no mood for work until he meets Meg Taylor. Soon, he finds that riding the land, lovely Meg safe beside him, is a surprising comfort to his heart. But when he discovers Meg’s dark past and the evidence she possesses that her ex would kill to keep buried it will take both the cowboy and SEAL within him to get the ultimate justice.

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Review: The Best Man’s Baby by Karen Booth

The Best Man’s Baby

Karen Booth

Harlequin Desire

Category Romance | Contemporary Romance

224 Pages

Published: January 3rd 2017

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Book Summary

It’s a second-chance baby!

Julia Keys has everything going for her beauty, brains and a Hollywood career. So why does she keep ending up in Logan Brandt’s bed? The sexy former pro baseball player has wreaked havoc on her heart for years. But when their latest fling ends with a plus sign on the pregnancy test, Logan makes the case for marriage.

Julia knows the only wedding in their future is the one they’re both attending, no matter how hot the chemistry between them still burns. Can two high school sweethearts who’ve made a mess of love finally get it right even if the baby isn’t Logan’s?

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Review: His to Protect by Karen Rock

His to Protect

Karen Rock

Miniseries: Uniformly Hot

224 Pages

Published September 20th 2016

Harlequin Blaze

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Book Summary

Subject: Lt. Commander Mark Sampson 

Mission: Keep his eyes on the skies…despite one sexy distraction! 

There are things a man can never undo. For Coast Guard search and rescue pilot Mark Sampson, it was the agonizing decision that cost him a teammate—and his faith in himself. But an unbelievably sexy blonde on a secluded beach may help him forget…if only for a night.

Cassie Rowe needed a distraction—and, boy, did she get one! How was she to know the brooding stranger who rocked her world was the pilot who’d left her brother to die? And now they’re on the same mission. She should hate him. But she can’t fight the storm of desire threatening to pull them under…

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Release Blitz: The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter (Promo + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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The Queen of Paranormal Romance, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter, returns with THE DARKEST TORMENT, the eagerly anticipated twelfth novel in her Lords of the Underworld series, available now! Grab your copy today!

 

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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with her most explosive Lords of the Underworld tale to date, about a fierce warrior on the brink of sanity who will stop at nothing to claim the exquisite human with the power to soothe the beast inside him…

Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he’s back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he’s unable to withstand the touch of another…and he’s quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bride—just not his own.

Famed dog trainer Katarina Joelle is forced to marry a monster to protect her loved ones. When she’s taken hostage by the ruthless, beautiful Baden immediately after the ceremony, she’s plunged into a war between two evils—with a protector more dangerous than the monsters he hunts. They are meant to be enemies, but neither can resist the passion burning between them…and all too soon the biggest threat is to her heart.

But as Baden slips deeper into the abyss, she’ll have to teach him to love…or lose him forever.

 

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Release Blast: Secret Baby Scandal by Joanne Rock (Excerpt + Giveaway + Review)

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Secret Baby Scandal

Bayou Billionaires #4

By: Joanne Rock

Releasing May 1st (Digital), May 10th (Print)
Harlequin Desire

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Book Summary

His proposition: pretend they’re a couple to end a scandal. But she has secrets of her own…

Tatiana Doucet has dealt with sexy, arrogant athletes most of her life. But Jean-Pierre Reynaud is a whole different animal—in bed and on the field. Unbeknownst to him, their one amazing night produced a son. Now her family’s biggest football rival is back, offering a seductive wager she can’t refuse.

Jean-Pierre despises the media. When rumors fly, he knows a fake relationship is the perfect diversion for the tabloids—and Tatiana’s unbridled passion is the perfect diversion for Jean-Pierre. But when she drops a baby bombshell, the scandal will rock them both!

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Pre-Release Blast: Secret Baby Scandal by Joanne Rock (ARC Review + Excerpt + Teasers + Giveaway)

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Secret Baby Scandal

Bayou Billionaires #4

By: Joanne Rock

Releasing May 1st (Digital), May 10th (Print)
Harlequin Desire

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Book Summary

His proposition: pretend they’re a couple to end a scandal. But she has secrets of her own…

Tatiana Doucet has dealt with sexy, arrogant athletes most of her life. But Jean-Pierre Reynaud is a whole different animal—in bed and on the field. Unbeknownst to him, their one amazing night produced a son. Now her family’s biggest football rival is back, offering a seductive wager she can’t refuse.

Jean-Pierre despises the media. When rumors fly, he knows a fake relationship is the perfect diversion for the tabloids—and Tatiana’s unbridled passion is the perfect diversion for Jean-Pierre. But when she drops a baby bombshell, the scandal will rock them both!

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Release Blast: Reunited with the Rebel Billionaire by Catherine Mann (Excerpts, Teasers, Giveaway)

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Reunited with the Rebel Billionaire

Bayou Billionaires #3

By: Catherine Mann

Releasing April 1st (Digital), April 5th (Print)
Harlequin Desire

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Is it a real reunion, or one for the cameras? It’s a second-chance romance from USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann! 

Football star Henri Reynaud won’t let his career go down without a fight. If the only way to win is to reconcile with his estranged wife, he’ll do what it takes. But spending time with Fiona Harper-Reynaud isn’t just some ruse. The sultry beauty belongs in his bed.

Fiona doesn’t know where her sexy husband’s public act ends and his real feelings begin. Can she afford to fall a second time for the man every female wants? One thing is undeniable—their attraction has never flared hotter!

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