Friday, October 31, 2014

BLOG TOUR + BAKING WITH ROTH & ZAYNE: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes!
This is my stop on the Stone Cold Touch tour and you're in for a treat because Roth and Zayne stopped by to make cupcakes for Layla. More on that in a minute. 

 ~ About the Book ~

Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden.  Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

 ~ BUY LINKS ~    

And don’t forget the previous books in The Dark Elements Series…

~ About the Author ~

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

~ Guest Post: Baking with Roth and Zayne ~  

To celebrate the release of STONE COLD TOUCH, I invited Roth and Zayne over to make cupcakes for Layla, an idea that seemed like a good one at the time, but now--- *glances around at the mess* I'm not so sure. 

Zayne showed up first nearly giving me a heart attack. I mean, it's not every day you open the door to find a gargoyle smiling at you, right? He quickly apologized then proceeded to transform into his human form in the middle of my kitchen and well...I'm pretty sure he violated a health code or two. 

Roth arrived a few minutes later wearing a sardonic smile and an apron that said, "I Turn Ovens On". I laughed. Zayne didn't. 

Me: Thanks for coming, guys! What flavor should we make for Layla today?
Roth: Chocolate because it's sinfully delicious. Like me. 

Me: True.

Zayne: *rolls eyes* Layla loves cookie dough. It's her favorite. There's always some in our refrigerator at home. You know, were we live. Together. 
Me: Also true.

Now that the guys are arguing over what flavor cupcake Layla really wants, I notice half of the cookie dough balls I made last night are missing and every visible surface is dusted in powdered sugar, us included. At some point during our introduction, Bambi managed to slip off Roth's arm unnoticed and is now coiled around my KitcheAide mixer, flicking the power switch off and on with the end of her tail. Each time she does it, another puff of white explodes into the air. 

Me: Okay, guys. We don't have a lot of time, so we need to focus. How about we try to give Layla the best of both worlds and make her cookie dough cupcakes with chocolate buttercream, sound good? 

Zayne:  Layla will love the cookie dough cupcakes.  Let's do it.

Roth:  If that will get him to shut up, I'm all for it.
Me: The first rule of baking is what?
Roth: The first rule of baking is to get...hands on.

Zayne: What is the purpose of him being here again?
Me: Actually, the first rule is wash your hands. And don't lick your fingers until you're completely finished. Got it?
Them: Got it.

Me: Let's get started. Grab a---
Roth: You need something.

Me: Huh?

Roth: Your face.

Me: My face?

Roth: It's in need of my----apron. You have sugar on your face.
Zayne:  Can we just get started?

I hand Zayne an apron, give them each a bowl, point out ingredients and they start mixing: flour, sugar, eggs, butter, oil and milk. 

Zayne: Shouldn't we use the mixer for this part? 
Roth: Aww, what's the matter, Stony. Arms tired already?

Zayne: No. It just seems like a waste of time to do it by hand.

Me: We could use the mixer but, you two are both big strong guys. *pats them both on the back* And I'm not volunteering to get between Bambi and her new toy. Are you? 

She hisses and another white cloud of sugar goes poof. At this rate there won't be anything left to make frosting with.

Me: Now that your batter is ready, you're going to pour it into the cupcake liners, filling each one 2/3 of the way up. Then we'll add the cookie dough balls.
Zayne: Like this? 
Me: Yes. You're doing a great job, Zayne!  

He smiles. 
I smile.
 Roth reaches over and drags his finger through Zayne's bowl. 

Zayne: Stay the hell away from my bowl. *shoves Roth*
Roth: You really want to start something with me?  Right now?  *shoves Zayne back*
Me: Do I need to separate the two of you? 

Them: No.

Me: All right, can one of you hand me the container of cookie dough balls?
Zayne: I don't see it. Where did you put it?
Me: On the counter. It was right here a minute ago---*searches around* 
Roth: *starts to choke*
Me: Are you okay, Roth?
Roth: *nods* 
Zayne: I think I found those balls you were looking for, Jen.
Me: Oh good, where are they?
Zayne: In Roth's mouth. 
Me: *rolls eyes* I guess we're making vanilla cupcakes now.

The cupcakes go in the oven, the timer is set and we wait. 

Me: While we're waiting for the cupcakes to be done, let's talk about Layla. What is your favorite thing about her? 
Zayne: It's not just one thing. Layla's my best friend, but she's so much more than that.

Roth:  Layla's just...Layla.  Probably the only time I'll ever agree with him, but he's right.  It's not just one thing.

Me: What's one thing that she does that drives you nuts? Either in a good way or a bad way.
Roth: Hangs out with Stony.  So that's in a bad way.
Zayne: I could say the same thing about you.  Except you're worse.

Me: If you had to describe your feelings for her using only one word, what would you choose?
Zayne: Real
Roth: Intense

Once the cupcakes are cooled and Bambi has been returned to the safety of Roth's arm, we move on to frosting. I put Zayne in charge of mixing the butter, sugar, and cocoa together, along with my secret ingredient, while I show Roth how to hold the piping bag correctly. As it turns out, he's a natural.

Me: Those swirls look great, Roth! 

Roth: I have many hidden talents.
Me: So I've heard. But you know, if the whole demon-without-a-soul thing doesn't work out, you could always open up a bakery.
Roth: Over my dead body. Or Stony's. 
Zayne: How do mine look?

Me: I think you've both done an amazing job and Layla is very lucky girl!

~ Who Will You Choose? ~

Beginning October 21st you’ll have 3 weeks to visit the series website,, to take a poll and decide which guy Layla should ultimately choose in the final book in the trilogy, EVERY LAST BREATH.
At the end of 3 weeks, we will tally all the votes, and that’s when Jennifer L. Armentrout will start writing EVERY LAST BREATH. The guy who gets the most votes is the one Layla will pick.

To prevent early spoilers, we're not going to reveal who won the poll in advance…you’ll have to wait until EVERY LAST BREATH goes on sale on July 28th, 2015 to find out whether Zayne or Roth wins Layla in the end. We promise the book will be epic and definitely worth the wait!

Who do you want Layla to end up with? Go to and vote for your choice! 


~ Giveaway~

One signed copy of STONE COLD TOUCH 
U.S./Canada Only 

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~ Follow the Tour ~ 

October 22
Vilma’s Book Blog-Video Review
October 23
Kimberlyfaye Reads-Quote Teasers
October 24
Stuck in Books-Character Interview w/Roth & Zayne
October 25
October 26
The Irish Banana Review-DreamCast & Review
October 27
Mundie Moms-Character Interview w/ Layla
October 28
October 29
Emilie’s Book World-Character Interview w/ Roth, Zayne & Layla
A Bookish Escape-Review
October 30
Vi3tiBabe-Author Interview
October 31
Jenuine Cupcakes-Baking with Roth & Zayne
Reading Teen-Review

Thursday, October 30, 2014


#1 New York Times Bestselling Author J.R. Ward to Launch
Contemporary Series The Bourbon Kings in 2015

New American Library Will Release First Book, The Bourbon Kings,
in Hardcover on July 28, 2015

Television Rights Optioned by Top
International Producer and Distributor Endemol Studios

New York, NY; October 30, 2014 – New American Library, a division of Penguin Random House, announced today that it will publish in hardcover the first book in a new contemporary series from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward on July 28, 2015.

         Launching with a novel of the same name, The Bourbon Kings series will introduce readers to the Bradfords, a wealthy, aristocratic family in Kentucky who made their money from bourbon.

The books have already been optioned for television by Endemol Studios, the entertainment and production company behind the international hit TV series Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, Wipeout, Hell On Wheels, The Fall and Peaky Blinders, among others.
Set in the heart of bourbon and horse country, The Bourbon Kings marks a departure for Ward who hasn’t written extensively about Kentucky, though she lives in The Bluegrass State and has deep ties to the surrounding community.

Ward said:  “The Bourbon Kings are just like my Black Dagger Brotherhood vampires, flawed heroes for strong women who live and love in a vivid, ever-changing world of passion and excitement.  Readers can expect the same big emotions, epic storylines, and soul-deep love stories in these books—as well as those signature, OMG, I have to know what happens NEXT! kind of endings.”

With more than 15 million of her novels in print worldwide, Ward is an international bestselling author best known for her phenomenally popular paranormal Black Dagger Brotherhood series about a group of warrior vampires.  Dark Lover, the first book in the series, was published in 2005, and reader reaction was immediate.  Just eighteen months later, the fourth book in the series, Lover Revealed, hit the New York Times bestseller list.  Since then, Ward’s novels have held the #1 spot on the New York Times hardcover, mass market, eBook, and combined print/eBook fiction bestseller lists and have debuted in the Top Five on the USA Today bestseller list.  Ward and her books have been featured in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

“The Bourbon Kings has all the hallmarks of Ward’s hugely successful Black Dagger Brotherhood books—fascinating characters, compelling interwoven plotlines, passionate love stories—while also feeling completely fresh.  I’m thrilled to be starting a new series with the extremely talented J.R. Ward and am confident that readers will also find this one irresistibly addictive,” said NAL’s Senior Vice President and Publisher Kara Welsh.
The Bourbon Kings series will follow the Bradfords, those who work for them on their estate, Easterly, and several other wealthy Southern families involved in Kentucky’s bourbon industry.

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About the Author

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 15 million novels in print published in 25 different countries around the world.  Ward is a graduate of Smith College who currently lives in Kentucky.  Before turning to writing full time, she worked as a lawyer in Boston and also spent many years working as Chief of Staff for one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation.  Visit her popular website and fan community at and

SPOTLIGHT + GIVEAWAY: Atlantia by Ally Condie

Publication: October 28, 2014
By: Dutton Juvenile
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Can you hear Atlantia breathing?

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

~ About the Author ~

Ally Condie
Ally Condie is a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband, three sons and one daughter outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.





~ Giveaway ~

U.S. Only
One necklace (at random) either blue or brown.*
*Prize will be sent from the publisher, Jenuine Cupcakes NOT responsible for loss or damage. 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

W.O.W.: All Fall Down by Ally Carter

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

 All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter
Publication: January 27, 2015
By: Scholastic  
 All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1)
  Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things:

1. She is not crazy.
2. Her mother was murdered.
3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.

As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her–so there’s no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the Russian boy next door who is keeping an eye on Grace for reasons she neither likes nor understands.

Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can’t control Grace–no more than Grace can control what she knows or what she needs to do.

Her past has come back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn’t stop it, Grace isn’t the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world all stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.

Okay, who do I have to bribe at Scholastic to get a copy of this book?! 
 (I'm kidding. Maybe.)

What book are you willing to beg for? ;)


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

RELEASE DAY: All Broke Down (Rusk University #2) by Cora Carmack

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 Yowza! We are extremely excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Cora Carmack's ALL BROKE DOWN!! ALL BROKE DOWN is a New Adult Contemporary Romance novel being published by HarperCollins, and it is the 2nd book in The Rusk University Series. 

All Broke Down 

In this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack’s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can’t only fight for what you believe in . . . sometimes you have to fight for what you love. 

Dylan fights for lost causes. 

Probably because she used to be one. 

Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians—you name it, she’s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and infuriating, she can’t help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause. 

Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it’s trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He’s met girls like her before—fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn’t think he’s broken, and he definitely doesn’t need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about, his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help. 

Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all. 
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 ~ Excerpt ~ 

I think I get it then. That decision I saw in her eyes back in the kitchen. That’s what this, what I’m about for her, too. I’m just another part of whatever rebellion she started earlier today. About doing what she wants,not what’s expected of her.

“We’re not talking about me, though,” she says. “So you went to meet your friend, and then what happened?”

She keeps her eyes down as she picks up the gauze and begins winding it snugly around the knuckles of one hand, and then the other.

“He said the wrong thing.”

“Which was?”

“Dylan.” Now it’s her that’s pushing too hard. I didn’t want to talk about things with my friends, and I won’t talk about them with her, either, no matter how gorgeous she is.

“I’ll guess. You were mad about what he did, and he wasn’t sorry.”

“This isn’t middle school, Pickle. He didn’t hurt my feelings. He said some sh*t he had no business saying, and it pissed me off. The end.”

“But you don’t think some of that anger stems from what you feel is a betrayal of your friendship?”

She finishes taping down the last of the gauze, but doesn’t let go of my hand.

“I think you’re analyzing me again. Making things more complicated than they are.”

“And I think you’re just a guy who doesn’t like to admit he has feelings.” She drags out the word, teasing me with some goofy smile on her face. I turn my hand over so I can clutch her wrist. I curl my other bandaged hand around her waist and pull her closer.

“I feel plenty of things.”

The teasing stops. She swallows.

“I wasn’t talking about kind of feeling.”

With her standing and me sitting, I’m eye level with her chest. I see the sharp rise and fall as she sucks in a breath. I want her in my lap again, straddling me this time.

“Doesn’t mean we can’t talk about that kind of feeling. Or experiment with it.”

“Is that Stella girl an ex?”

I cough, surprised. My throat twists uncomfortably, and it takes me a couple of solid breaths to get a hold on myself.

“Ah, no. Stella and I have never dated.”

“Have you—”

“Do you ever run out of questions?”

“Not ever.” She turns playful again, and I’m done doing this the careful way. If she wants a rebellion, I’ll be the one to give it to her. I want her against me, and I’m tired of waiting.

I pull her forward, insinuating my knees between hers, and her body naturally follows, settling across my thighs. Her lips part, but she catches herself before she gasps this time. I keep her steady with my hands at her waist and say, “I’ll make you a deal. A question for a kiss.”

Tentatively, she lays her palms against my shoulders. They rest there, her grip light and casual. She ponders my offer for a moment, and it drives me mad that she can do that while our hips are inches away from alignment.

“Okay then. Are you—”

I cut her off. “Not so fast, Dylan Brenner. I’ve already answered one question. We’ve got to settle up first.”

I wrap her braid around my hand like I’ve been waiting to do all night, and I use it to pull her head back just enough that I can crush my mouth against hers.


And don’t forget to grab your copy of ALL LINED UP Today!

All Lined Up



~ About Cora Carmack ~  

Headshot Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.       


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Monday, October 27, 2014

When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King and Christina Lee

When We MetAuthors: A. L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King, and Christina Lee
Publication: November 4, 2014
By: Berkley/NAL Trade 
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4 Stars

Today’s premiere New Adult authors combine their talents to tell four original stories from inside one house.

When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives.

Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself.

SAVING ME by Molly McAdams
On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning?

FOULING OUT by Tiffany King
Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks—which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he’s not the jerk Courtney expects.

In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake—much to her chagrin. But after some "hands-on" experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans…

*I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Combining the talents of four different authors, each one telling a part of the story with two alternating POVs (one girl/one guy), all while taking place during the same time frame to create one larger story is a really interesting idea.

I was afraid it would be difficult to keep up with the different characters, but the writing styles are close enough that each one compliments the others. It provides all of the elements fans of new adult enjoy - heartfelt story lines about love, friendship and romance with characters they can easily relate to. And there is no lack of smexy times either. 

WHEN WE MET might also expose readers to new authors (like it did for me) which is always a plus!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Echoes of Scotland Street (On Dublin Street #5)

Echoes of Scotland Street (On Dublin Street, #5)Series: On Dublin Street #5
Author: Samantha Young
Publication: October 7, 2014
By: Berkley/NAL
Audiobook: Penguin Audio/Narrated by Elle Newlands
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3.75 Stars!

Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wakeup call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she’s sworn off men—especially those of the bad-boy variety.

Cole Walker is exactly the sort that Shannon wants to avoid—gorgeous, tattooed, charming, and cocky. But his rough exterior hides a good man who’s ready to find “the one.” He’s determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude and win her heart.

As Shannon opens up in the face of Cole’s steady devotion, the passion between them ignites to blazing levels. But when Shannon’s past comes back to haunt her, her fears may destroy the trust Cole has built between them—and tear them apart for good…

*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* 

 ~ Book ~

I enjoyed Cole Walker as well as his co-workers and friends too. Shannon, however, was a harder sell for me. She's different than the other female MCs in this series, and while I understood her reasons for behaving the way she did, I didn't like them. Rae, in all her unapologetic, potty mouthed glory was my favorite character! I laughed out loud on more than one occasion while reading/listening to her parts. Fans of this series will enjoy seeing Cole all grown up and the cameos from previous couples was fun. I also enjoyed how everything came full circle at the end. 

While this can be read as a stand alone, it's probably wise to read the books in order, lest you risk spoiling the other story lines. 

Echoes of Scotland Street makes a great addition to the On Dublin Street Series!

Favorite Quote:
“As the old car took me away from Scotland Street amid his incessant chatter, I felt like fate had just handed me two cups and I’d stupidly drunk from the wrong one.”

~ Audiobook ~ 

Elle Newlands does a fantastic job of bringing these characters and their accents to life!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

ANIMAL MAGNETISM (Series) by Jill Shalvis

 When I was in NYC last May for BEA '14, I had the chance to meet Courtney and Erin, two of the FABULOUS publicists from Penguin-Berkley. (Seriously, Courtney, Erin and Jessica are some of my favorite people to work with!) 
We chatted about everything from BEA, to chocolate, to cupcakes and most importantly, who are our favorite authors all while enjoying a sinfully delicious hot chocolate from Jacques Torres Chocolate on Hudson Street. (I don't think I've ever been in a better smelling store!)
 I mentioned to Courtney that Kristan Higgins is my "go-to" author for those times when I need a good laugh and guaranteed Happily-Ever-After. (Don't get me wrong, I still love my YA and NA books but sometimes I need to mix it up a little.) She asked if I had ever read any of Jill Shalvis' books, and I said no, but that I was aware that Jill and Kristan were Besties, and had no doubt I would enjoy Jill's writing as much as Kristan's.

A few days after I arrived home from BEA, Courtney was generous enough to send me a package containing ALL OF THE BOOKS in the Animal Magnetism Series! (At least, the ones that had been published so far.) I was really excited to get started, and once I did, I didn't want to stop! I wanted to binge read them all in one sitting, but I made myself stretch them out. I used the books as "rewards" for getting through a certain number of review books read and posted. 
(A lot more laughs and fewer calories then say, rewarding myself with cupcakes. ;) 

 I REALLY enjoyed the ANIMAL MAGNETISM series! These stories are the perfect blend of wit and charm and include plenty of face fanning romance. If you love animals and have a soft spot for strong female MCs and swoon worthy heroes (some of whom are veteran soldiers), then be sure to check this series out!

Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism, #1)Book 1: Animal Magnetism
Publication: February 1, 2011
4 Stars!

Co-owner of the town's only kennel, Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine, Idaho, all her life. Pilot-for-hire Brady Miller is just passing through. But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire.

It's Brady's nature to resist being tied down, but there's something about Lilah and her menagerie that keeps him coming back for more.

Animal Attraction (Animal Magnetism, #2)Book 2: Animal Attraction
Publication: October 1, 2011
4 Stars!

She’s tempting his basic instincts…

Sunshine, Idaho, is a quiet ranching town, a perfect place to give injured animals a refuge…or to find one yourself. Veterinarian Dell Connelly suspects there’s a reason his clinic’s uber-efficient receptionist has taken shelter here.

Jade Bennett couldn’t be happier to escape the big-city jungle to work with hurt animals, and have a forlorn stray kitten make its home under her desk…or enjoy the gorgeous views of her ruggedly sexy boss.

Jade is used to planning everything in her life, but Dell’s seductive, alluring ways have sparked an uncontrollable desire. And though Dell has never had time for love, Jade’s strength and sass is the kind of call no red-blooded male can resist…

Rescue My Heart (Animal Magnetism, #3)Book 3: Rescue My Heart
Publication: November 6, 2012
 4 Stars!

After a tragic stint in the National Guards, Adam Connelly returns to Idaho and to Belle Haven, the animal shelter he owns with his brothers. All Adam wants is to be alone. Then he opens the door to the past—the woman whose heart he once broke. Still gorgeous, still tough-as-nails, but this time, unusually vulnerable.

Holly Reid learned the hard way to never depend on a man for anything. Now, of all men, it’s the last one she wants to see, and the only one she needs. Her father has gone missing in the Bitterroot Mountains and she could use someone with tracking skills to help find him.

For Holly and Adam, each with their ghosts, a trek this desperate, this unpredictable, and this intimate, will have its share of risks—including opening their hearts one more time.

Rumor Has It (Animal Magnetism, #4)Book #4: Rumor Has It 
Publication: November 5, 2013
4.5 Stars!

He’ll help unleash the new woman in her…

Special Ops soldier Griffin Reid doesn’t exactly have happy memories of growing up in Sunshine, Idaho. He’s only come back to recover from a war injury, and while he refuses to admit he’s in a weakened state, he finds comfort in the last person he’d expect.

Kate Evans teaches fourth grade science in Sunshine, the place she’s always called home. Dreaming of graduate school and a happily-ever-after, she’s desperate to break out of the monotony of Sunshine. Luckily, a certain sexy man has just come back into her life.

To Griffin, Kate has always been his little sister’s friend, but now he’s finding her to be so much more. As both attempt to forge their paths, they must decide if their passionate connection can turn into something lasting…

Then Came You (Animal Magnetism, #5)Book #5: Then Came You 
Publication: July 1, 2014
4 Stars!

Veterinary intern Emily can’t believe she wound up in the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, instead of the Los Angeles clinic she had always imagined. Now she has to put her plans to move to L.A. on hold for a whole year while she fulfills the obligation of her vet school scholarship.

Then Wyatt, her gorgeous one-night stand from a Reno vet conference, introduces himself as her new boss. And Emily is just as drawn to his seductive looks and quiet strength as she was on that very steamy night. She soon learns that Wyatt isn’t just a laid-back doctor, but a delicious alpha male tempting her away from her carefully laid-out plans...

Still the One (Animal Magnetism, #6)Book #6: Still The One
Expected Publication: April 7, 2015 

Darcy Stone is game for anything — except sexy Navy veteran and physical therapist A.J. Colten, the guy who'd rejected her when she'd needed him most. Now the shoe is on the other foot and he needs her to play nice and help him secure grants for his patients. Unfortunately, Darcy can't refuse. She needs the money to fund her passion project: rescuing S&R dogs and placing them with emotionally wounded soldiers.

A.J. admits it — Darcy is irresistible. But he's already been battle-scarred by a strong-willed, vivacious, adventurous woman like Darcy, and he's not making the same mistake twice—until he and Darcy are forced to fake a relationship. Growing closer than they'd ever imagined possible, Darcy and AJ have to ask themselves: how much between them is pretend? What's the real thing? And where does it go from here?

~ About the Author ~

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.