All three Grayson books are now available together (and in paperback!)

What's the best Christmas present you ever got?

Personally, I can think of two. The first was when I was seven (I think?) and I woke up to Barbie's dream house waiting under the tree for me. I'd been pining for one for what felt like forever, and I was so excited to move my Barbies out of their ramshackle cardboard apartment and into the mansion these fabulous women deserved. I still remember the excitement, the surprise, the sheer JOY of seeing that hot pink contraption under the tree. (Side note: I later learned that my dad stayed up until like 2 in the morning putting that thing together). 

The other gift is my daughter. She was due on Christmas Eve, and while she came about a week early, I know that I'll forever cherish her as the most amazing gift I've ever received. (So cheesy, I know.)

I mean, I've always loved Christmas and New Year's, gifts aside. It's such a magical time of year. I love that we celebrate with so much light and love during the darkest time. The days are short, but the cheer is seemingly unending. 

Plus, let's not forget the Hallmark (or Lifetime, or Netflix) movies. Pure cheese. Pure awesomeness. 

So, knowing how I feel about Christmas, it's probably not a surprise that I wrote a Christmas story. It's a heartwarming story about a single dad, the new-in-town pediatrician, and the two of them finding love at Christmas time. I loved writing it--so much that I wrote a sequel featuring the hero's identical twin brother. This one took place at New Year's Eve. Then, I wrote another follow up, featuring their cousin. This one took place almost entirely at a Mexican resort. All three are short rom coms and super fun and cute, but with plenty of steam.

That being said, these aren't new stories. They're all a couple of years old, so if you've been around for a while, you may have already read them. If not, I have good news for you. I got the rights back to these stories (that I love so much), and I've republished them with new covers and better prices. Hooray! 

And now, for the first time, all three books are available in a discounted box set!

All three books are available on their own--the first two are only 99 cents, and the third is $1.99. But, if you want to grab all three Graysons for a single click, the box set is available for only $2.99! Additionally, Can’t Help Falling in Love is also available in paperback—and this is the first time these stories have ever been available in print. Just click on one of the images above for buy links, first chapter peeks, and more!

It's Royal Romance Week!

It’s Royal Romance Week, so I’m sharing a round up of some of the best royal romances out there. Grab your sceptre, your tiara, and sit on your throne with one (or all! ) of these amazing reads.

If the Shoe Fits by Rachel Lacey

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NOT ALL FAIRYTALES END AT MIDNIGHT

Elle Davenport is no princess—she just dresses up as one for her job at a local theme park. But when she gets the call that she’s won a contest to live and work at a real-life castle in Virginia, she finally feels like she’s found her calling. If she’s successful, her venture could become permanent, and that sounds like Elle’s idea of the perfect modern-day fairytale. There’s only one problem: the castle’s grumpy—and sexy—new owner wants her gone as soon as possible.

Theo Langdon never imagined he’d inherit the title of Earl of Highcastle so young. With his grandfather’s recent death, he needs to sell Rosemont Castle so he can return to London. If only he wasn’t butting heads with the vivacious new property manager at every corner. Although he’s got a life waiting for him in London, Rosemont Castle suddenly feels a lot like home, thanks to Elle. As the clock winds down on her time at the castle, he’ll have to reconcile his obligations in London with the American woman who’s stolen his heart.

Royal Shark by Kylie Gilmore

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Adrian

I’m a gentleman and a card shark, so taking the lead on the new upscale casino on Villroy is a natural fit. I’m proud to run the place, especially given our flagging economy. Except, after a month in operation, it’s been proving to be more than one prince can handle. I need a right-hand man (or woman) to make this operation a success, and hundreds of jobs are counting on me.

And then my twin, Silvia, gets in touch about Sara, a girl we were close to as children when her family summered in Villroy. Ironically, at twelve, we swore a solemn vow to marry when we were twenty-five. We’re now twenty-five.

But that’s not why Silvia contacted me. Turns out that Sara, like me, loves poker, but now she’s in trouble, running a poker game in New York and upping the pot high enough to attract the wealthy underbelly of the city. Of course, I ride to the rescue with the perfect solution—a job, working for me.

Except the stubborn woman won’t stop her game, won’t leave New York, and won’t leave her sister who’s all grown up. Now I find myself wanting her for more than just business, unable to leave her in such a dangerous situation. But my kingdom is counting on me to make the casino a success.

Something’s got to give.

Forbidden Crown by Victoria Pinder

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never met for her hand in marriage.

Prince Antonio Aussa is almost out of time. If he doesn’t find a wife within the next two weeks, he’ll be forced to forsake his destiny and disappoint his parents.

Kristin Wells is desperate for money. If she doesn’t find a well-paying job soon, her dream of finishing grad school will die.

When Kristin walks into Antonio’s Miami office, he sees a way out of his royal dilemma, but first he needs to convince her to go along with his plan. Before either knows what’s happening, their whirlwind pretend romance turns into something more. But soon their seemingly perfect union stirs up more trouble than they could have ever imagined, jeopardizing their agreement.

With everything on the line for them, can the couple from opposite worlds find a way to make their arrangement work, or will their deeper connection cause them to lose everything in the end…including each other?

The Foreign Prince genre meets a Hallmark movie in this hot new contemporary romance by USA Today bestselling author Victoria Pinder! 

Scandal with a Prince by Nicole Burham

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A one night stand. A lifelong obsession.
One magical summer, Megan Hallberg met—and loved—Prince Stefano Barrali. But his royal duties took him home, and when she discovered she carried his child, she also discovered he was engaged…to a beautiful, worldly aristocrat.
Ten years later, Stefano runs into Megan at the grand opening of a Barcelona hotel, and it’s his every sensual fantasy come to life. His memory of the stunning blonde and their passionate summer has haunted his dreams, and a night under the stars gives him the perfect opportunity to reclaim the woman he thought lost to him.
Megan finds herself torn between passion with a prince and a fierce need to protect her daughter. Can the man who captured her heart so many years ago be her destiny…or her downfall?

And don’t forget to check out my own royal romance, Royal Treatment!

Happy reading!

Royal Treatment is live!

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Today is release day for Royal Treatment! I’m especially proud of this one because it was the first book I wrote after my daughter was born, and it felt so good to get back into writing. It’s a story about a Princess from a fictional European country and her smokin’ hot Scottish bodyguard, who’s assigned to protect her while she’s on a humanitarian mission. He thinks he’s too old for her, and too damaged thanks to all of the war he’s seen. But the chemistry between them is undeniable. But can two people from different worlds make a relationship work?

It’s available at all ebook retailers and is only $1.99. To read the first chapter and check out the buy links, head over to the Royal Treatment page. Enjoy!

What to read in September: This Month's Top 10 Romances

It’s hard to believe that September is here already! Personally, I’m enjoying the cooler weather, and the beginning of fall always stirs up a nostalgic, “back to school” type feeling. For me, September feels like the time to start things fresh, take on new projects, and lean into whatever your goals are. But while you’re working hard, don’t forget to make time for reading! Here are my picks for what to read this month.

My Wildest Dream by Barbara Freethy

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Brodie McGuire was a bold, fearless skier whose dreams of Olympic gold vanished in a career-ending fall. Now, he's following in the footsteps of his grandfather as a cop in his hometown of Whisper Lake. Surrounded by the mountains he once conquered, Brodie is trying to find stability and purpose in his new future...when a case brings him together with a beautiful woman, whose cool reserve intrigues him more than he'd like.

Chelsea Cole was a country music singer on her way to the top when her music inspired a tragedy. Unable to face her fans or the spotlight, she went into hiding, reinventing herself as a small-town music teacher. But Whisper Lake has its secrets, and a problem with one of Chelsea's students introduces her to a brash and altogether too sexy cop who wreaks havoc on her plans for a quiet, drama-free life.

As Chelsea and Brodie work together to solve a mystery, sparks fly between them. Brodie tempts Chelsea out of her safe cocoon, but will more pain be waiting? And when Brodie pushes Chelsea to find her voice again, will she be one more dream he has to give up?

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

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Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?

The faire is Simon's family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn't have time for Emily's lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she's in her revealing wench's costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they're portraying?

This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can't seem to shake the fantasy of establishing something more with Simon or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek.

This is Love by Natasha Madison

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Vivienne

Never fall in love.
That was my motto, and I was sticking to it.
Having my heart broken once was enough, and I never wanted to do it again.
He was supposed to be a one-night stand, the only thing I do.
One rule shouldn’t be so hard to follow, but then I went back for seconds, then thirds.

After that, I lost count of the number of times I lost myself in his arms.
When I wasn’t paying attention, my guard slipped.

Mark

They call me Private Mark for a reason—my whole life is a secret.
For two years, we danced around each other until I got her right where I wanted her ... under me.
Now that I had her, I wasn't letting her go. I thought we were on the same page.
I thought we were building something great.

Boy, was I ever wrong.

I had no idea that while I was falling in love, she was trying to convince herself we were temporary.
She thought I’d walk away.

She was wrong.

Now it's time to convince her she wants us too and to show her that the crazy, wild thing we have ... This Is Love.

Hitched by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente

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She’s the last woman on earth I’d marry….again.

Yet here I am.
Saying my vows. Again.

To save an alpaca.

At least, that’s my story.
But the truth might be a little more complicated.
I didn’t want to let her go the first time. But now I have a second chance to win over my wife.

We’re older. Wiser. And hornier.

This time, I won’t fail.

Royal Shark by Kylie Gilmore

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Adrian

I’m a gentleman and a card shark, so taking the lead on the new upscale casino on Villroy is a natural fit. I’m proud to run the place, especially given our flagging economy. Except, after a month in operation, it’s been proving to be more than one prince can handle. I need a right-hand man (or woman) to make this operation a success, and hundreds of jobs are counting on me.

And then my twin, Silvia, gets in touch about Sara, a girl we were close to as children when her family summered in Villroy. Ironically, at twelve, we swore a solemn vow to marry when we were twenty-five. We’re now twenty-five.

But that’s not why Silvia contacted me. Turns out that Sara, like me, loves poker, but now she’s in trouble, running a poker game in New York and upping the pot high enough to attract the wealthy underbelly of the city. Of course, I ride to the rescue with the perfect solution—a job, working for me.

Except the stubborn woman won’t stop her game, won’t leave New York, and won’t leave her sister, who’s all grown up. Now I find myself wanting her for more than just business, unable to leave her in such a dangerous situation. But my kingdom is counting on me to make the casino a success.

Something’s got to give.

Cowboy to the Rescue by A.J. Pine

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All designer Ivy Serrano wants is a fresh start. But instead, her Meadow Valley homecoming includes an electrical fire, a trashed custom dress, and a very handsome fireman who knows how to push all her buttons. Lieutenant Carter Bowen may set off sparks of his own, but the last thing Ivy needs now is town gossip . . . or to risk loving another firefighter.

New to small-town living, Carter is determined to prove himself, both at the station and at the fledgling dude ranch where he volunteers. That means no mistakes, no distractions, and definitely no Ivy. Yet there's something about the sassy shop owner that he just can't resist. As things heat up between them, Carter's more certain than ever that she's the one. But can he convince her they have a future worth fighting for?

Black Sheep by Meghan March

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Every family has a black sheep.

In the infamous Casso crime family, that black sheep is me—Cannon Freeman.

Except I’m not a free man. I’ve never been free. Not since the day I was born.

I owe my loyalty to my father, Dominic Casso, even if he won’t publicly acknowledge me as his blood.

I’ve never had a reason to go against his wishes… until I met her.

Drew Carson turned my world upside when she walked into my club looking for a job.

Now, my honor and my life are on the line.

Going against my father’s wishes might buy me a bullet straight from his gun, but black sheep or not, it’s time to make my stand.

She's worth the fallout.

Instant Gratification by Lauren Blakely

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I need a fake date. She needs my late-night expertise. Now, if we can just keep our hands off each other...

As the premier best-man-for hire in all of Manhattan, I promise discretion, so when I need a plus one for a couple of “I dos,” I turn to my gorgeous, clever, witty best friend’s sister. She's my good friend, too, and I lust after her completely. I mean, I TRUST her completely.

After all, just look how she's kept her lips sealed about the hot, multi-O night we spent together. Yes, just look at those sexy lips.

In any case, we only fell off the wagon once, and it was months ago. I’m sure we can make it through these weddings without banging each other in the limo.

Or can we?

Handle with Care by Helena Hunting

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HE WANTS TO LOSE CONTROL.
Between his parents’ messed up marriage and his narcissistic younger brother, Lincoln Moorehead has spent the majority of his life avoiding his family. After the death of his father, Lincoln finds himself in the middle of the drama. To top it all off, he’s been named CEO of Moorehead Media, much to his brother’s chagrin. But Lincoln’s bad attitude softens when he meets the no-nonsense, gorgeous woman who has been given the task of transforming him from the gruff, wilderness guy to a suave businessman

SHE’S TRYING TO HOLD IT TOGETHER.
Wren Sterling has been working double time to keep the indiscretions at Moorehead Media at bay, so when she’s presented with a new contract, with new responsibilities and additional incentives, she agrees. Working with the reclusive oldest son of a ridiculously entitled family is worth the hassle if it means she’s that much closer to pursuing her own dreams. What Wren doesn’t expect is to find herself attracted to him, or for it to be mutual. And she certainly doesn’t expect to fall for Lincoln. But when a shocking new Moorehead scandal comes to light, she’s forced to choose between her own family and the broody, cynical CEO.

Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan

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I've never been so stupid in my entire life.

Elise Parrish, my teammate's incredibly sweet and gorgeous younger sister, should have been off-limits, but my hockey stick didn't get the memo.

After our team won the championship, our flirting turned physical, and I took her to bed. Then shame sent her running the next morning from our catastrophic mistake.

She thinks I don't remember that night - but every detail is burned into my brain so deeply, I'll never forget. The feel of her in my arms, the soft whimpers of pleasure I coaxed from her perfect lips....

And now I've spent three months trying to get her out of my head, but I'm starting to understand she's the only girl I'll ever want.

I have one shot to show her I can be exactly what she needs, but Elise won't be easily convinced.

That's okay, because I'm good under pressure, and this time, I'm playing for keeps.

Author You Have to Read: Avery Flynn

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

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She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

Avery has been an auto-buy author for me for a while, now. Her books are funny, sexy, and loads of fun. She writes the kind of heroes you swoon over, and the kind of heroines you want to be besties with. I love her writing style and her sense of humor, and if you haven't read her, you're totally messing out. Here are two of my faves.

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Butterface is quite possibly the most charming book I've ever read. The heroine, Gina, is a wedding planner who deals with insecurities we can all relate to. She's sweet and adorable and I promise, you'll root for her from the very beginning. And then we have our hero, Ford. We could all use a Ford in our lives. The chemistry between them is playful and sexy, and the conflict is real and very well done. 

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Holy. Hotness. Batman. The Negotiator is the beginning of the Harbor City series, and let me tell you, these heroes are HOT. This is a classic example of an opposites attract story, with an uptight hero, and a go-with-the-flow heroine who have sparks flying between them right from the beginning. The banter is witty and fun, and the sex is steamy. The story's main trope is a fake relationship, which is one of my favorites, and super well done here.

And to learn more about Avery and her books, visit her at averyflynn.com. Happy reading!