Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs

Killer Cupcakes by Leighann DobbsKiller Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs
Series: Lexy Baker Cozy Mystery #1
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Romance
Pages: 146

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Things are going great for Lexy Baker. She's finally opened her dream bakery, gotten rid of her cheating boyfriend and settled into her grandmothers house with her perky dog Sprinkles at her side.

But her blissful life doesn't last long. When her ex boyfriend is found poisoned with cupcakes from her bakery, Lexy finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation headed up by her hunky neighbor detective Jack Perillo.

With the help of a gang of iPad toting, would-be detective grandmothers, Lexy decides to take it upon herself to find the real murderer in order to clear her name and get her bakery back in business.

As things heat up on the murder trail, in the kitchen and between Lexy and the hunky detective, it's a race against time to put the real murderer behind bars and get back to baking.

Will Lexy get her man?

>> Includes the recipe for Lexy's famous cupcake tops!

Sweet Masterpiece by Connie Shelton

Sweet Masterpiece by Connie SheltonSweet Masterpiece by Connie Shelton
Series: Samantha Sweet #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 244

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When she's not baking her delectable pastries Samantha Sweet breaks into houses for a living, and that almost certainly leads to trouble. When she finds an unmarked grave on a property in a remote spot in Taos County, New Mexico, Sam calls in the authorities. A small mural painted inside a closet in the abandoned house provides clues and Sam is caught up in an investigation alongside the good-looking Deputy Beau Cardwell. A fortune in artwork, a bogus will, and a wooden box that seems to give Sam powers she never dreamed she possessed--it all adds up to a dynamic paranormal romantic mystery.

Then, there is all that chocolate! Sam's real goal in life is to use her elegant baking skills to open her own pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets. She's gaining quite the reputation as a baker with a magical touch, but a few obstacles stand in her way. Her grown daughter shows up on her doorstep--jobless and homeless; her bank account is at an all-time low; and trying to work from the tiny cramped kitchen in her home is becoming impossible.

Somehow, Sam copes and she finds that her dreams might just have a chance of coming true.

Texas Secrets by Jean Brashear

Texas Secrets by Jean BrashearTexas Secrets by Jean Brashear
Series: The Gallaghers of Morning Star #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 217

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He returns to the only home he's ever known only to find that the ranch has been willed to a stranger who doesn't want it--and he must keep her there for thirty days, or it will be lost to them both.

Up-and-coming chef Maddie Collins finds out that her father's life was a lie when she is bequeathed a family homeplace she never knew existed—by the husband of the only woman her father ever loved.

A former Navy SEAL, sexy cowboy Boone Gallagher arrives back in Texas to discover that the father who drove him away has struck one last blow. The only place he's ever thought of as home now belongs to a woman who doesn't want it, and he must keep her there for thirty days—or it will be lost to them both.

Chili to Die for by Lilly York

Chili to Die for by Lilly YorkChili to Die for by Lilly York
Series: Willow Crier Cozy Mysteries #1
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 154

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A northerner by birth... Willow moves south when she inherits her grandfather’s ice cream shop.

From the slow southern dialect to the crazy drivers, Willow finds herself at odds with what most call “southern charm.” She becomes obsessed with cook-offs and bake-offs, wanting those trophies for her mantle. With the chili cook-off just around the corner, Willow manages to provoke one of the judges to a fit of road rage.

When that judge ends up face down, dead, in a bowl of Willow’s chili, police chief Grice looks to the newest town resident as his number one suspect. Willow must find out who wanted Ms. Delonda Posey dead before the good citizens of Turtle, OK run her Yankee bottom out of town.

*Contains NO swearing, sex scenes (maybe a kiss or two), or graphic violence

Moonstone Beach by Linda Seed

Moonstone Beach by Linda SeedMoonstone Beach by Linda Seed
Series: Main Street Merchants #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 287

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She’s a divorcee who’s still struggling to recover. He’s notorious for his reckless ways with women. What could possibly go wrong?

Kate Bennet owns a small bookstore in the breathtaking Central Coast town of Cambria, California. Two years out from a divorce that left her emotionally fragile, she’s starting to think that maybe she’s ready for love again—or at least for a fling with a hot man. Jackson Graham is a local chef who’s controlling when it comes to food, careless when it comes to love, and temperamental when it comes to just about everything.

When Kate’s friends set things up between Kate and Jackson, she expects some casual pleasure followed by a hasty goodbye, but Jackson’s long-term crush on Kate means that he’s in this one to win. The problem is, neither he nor Kate knows whether he can change the self-defeating habits that usually send women scurrying for the door.

Hooked by K.C. Falls

Hooked by K.C. FallsHooked by K.C. Falls
Series: WET #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 308

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Having endured the last year of her life neck deep in a 'Hell's Kitchen' pace of life at the prestigious Topanga restaurant, Lara Lamb is fed up, tired and ready for something new. Taking a chance, she accepts a job as the Chef aboard the yacht 'El Lobo', an opulent ship destined for uncertain ports with a friendly crew and a handsome player of an owner who has both a chip - and a monkey - on his shoulder. Morgan Wolf is everything Lara is trying to get away from: rich, spoiled rotten, oozing sex appeal and so sure of himself it makes her skin itch, even as she shivers.

Morgan is ready for a life with meaning, something other than pain or, worse, boredom. He's tired of a lot of things about himself including what he knows Lara instantly hates. He is determined to make his future different. He's on his way to take on his share of his family's legacy and make peace with the unthinkable trauma of his emotionally crippling past. When Lara strolls onto his yacht he realizes that she is everything he's avoided . . . and the one person who might be able to calm his damaged soul and give his heart a home, if he can convince her his bad boy ways are behind him.

A rare and potentially deadly encounter with a blue marlin's blade begins an adventure that soon has Morgan fighting for his life. It's a battle of body and will as he struggles to contain the demons his fever unchains in his dangerous memories. Thrust into the role of medic, Lara is in uncharted waters. She finds out how raw and compelling an injured man's soul can be as this love story evolves a novel of romantic suspense that will leave you thirsty for more.

This is the first in the WET Romantic Adventure Series. It is a five chili hot erotic romance told from alternating points of view. Sizzling scenes are intended only for adults who enjoy that sort of thing.

Any Way You Slice It by Monique McDonell

Any Way You Slice It by Monique McDonellAny Way You Slice It by Monique McDonell
Series: Upper Crust #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 114

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He's everything she never wanted in a man--too bad she's married to him.

One month. That's how long Aussie native, Piper, has to find a husband if she wants to stay in the States and keep her newly booming food truck business running. But if this feisty, independent entrepreneur hasn't found a man she could stand to marry after years of dating, how is she supposed to conjure a groom in a month?

Enter ambitious lawyer, Aaron. His firm has made it clear that he'll be fast-tracked to partner if he can settle down and give up his playboy bachelor ways. The marriage deal he strikes with Piper is a no-brainer. A win-win...but only if they can keep it strictly business. That should be a piece of cake considering the only thing they have in common is their mutual need for a spouse. But keeping this a relationship in name only is easier said than done when the heat between them is rising faster than the pies in Piper’s kitchen.

The line between true love and a fake relationship blurs with every kiss. Can these bickering newlyweds find their way past the lies and deception to a real romance?

This is the first book in The Upper Crust Series. All books in the series can be read as stand alone stories but it's lots of fun to revisit the characters in subsequent books.

Taste for Trouble by Susan Sey

Taste for Trouble by Susan SeyTaste for Trouble by Susan Sey
Series: Blake Brothers Trilogy #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 335

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On the field, soccer star James Blake is pure poetry. Off the field? He’s pure trouble. When his fondness for fast women and bar brawls lands him a suspension from the game, he’s prepared to take his punishment like a man. But since when does a suspension come with a live-in nanny?

TV baking maven Belinda West is the epitome of home-made hospitality, on-screen and off. The personal is the professional when you’re selling the good life, after all. But when her wedding day implodes in front of a live studio audience, Bel’s career goes into a death spiral. She’ll do anything to save it, even take charge of soccer’s most famous bad boy.

To hell with the morals clause in his contract; James isn’t about to shape up for some knock-off Mary Poppins. But since when does Mary Poppins laugh like a naughty angel and smell like sugar cookies? He’s not looking for love but that kiss of hers is practically perfect in every way. And James has a powerful taste for trouble.

Something Borrowed by Louisa George

Something Borrowed by Louisa GeorgeSomething Borrowed by Louisa George
Series: Something Borrowed #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 323

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She’s the jilted bridezilla. He’s the commitment-phobe best man. Can they work together for the sake of their businesses? Or should they avoid each other for the sake of their sanity?

Chloe Cassidy has fallen out of love with love. Which, for a wedding planner, is a highly inconvenient turn of events. When her longtime sweetheart jilts her at the altar for a honeymoon with her best friend Chloe's belief in happy-ever-after disappears along with her groom. But this attitude has her business suffering as much as she is. In a final attempt to save 'Something Borrowed', Chloe is forced to swallow her pride and work with the enemy--infuriatingly hot, best man, award-winning chef Vaughn.

Vaughn's own attitude--he calls it spontaneous, his staff call him temperamental--has him in a spot of trouble. Chloe's soothing touch is just what his restaurant needs. But as they spend time together, they soon find the flames that ignite between them have nothing to do with their past, and everything to do with something new… romance.

Don't miss this first in series, laugh out loud, sexy romance featuring one sizzling chef, one spicy heroine and a whole lot of tasty trouble--get your copy of Something Borrowed today!

Incubus Chocolatier by KuroKoneko Kamen

Incubus Chocolatier by KuroKoneko KamenIncubus Chocolatier by KuroKoneko Kamen
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 356

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Beware this demonic cupid’s arrows…

Young, beautiful women are being mysteriously drawn to a chocolate shop named Dark Heaven. One bite of the shop’s chocolates can stir lust and desire in any woman. The owner of the shop, Chocolatier Tristan Savant, has a dark secret - he’s half-incubus and needs sex in order to survive. With an unlimited supply of women in his clutches thanks to his shop, Tristan doesn’t intend to change his philandering lifestyle anytime soon.

A stalker as sweet as her name…

When Tristan’s stalker, Isolde ‘Issy’ Sweet, decides to work at Dark Heaven, she creates an alter ego for herself as a Living Doll so that she can pretend to be a fifteen-year-old runaway with the dream of being a patissiere who specializes in novelty cakes. Dressed up like a Victorian porcelain doll, Issy manages to stay under the incubus’ radar and protect herself from being seduced.

A guardian angel with a plan…

Tristan’s assistant chocolatier, Michael, is actually his guardian angel. Michael wants to save Tristan’s soul by helping the incubus find true love. Knowing that the only woman who can truly redeem Tristan is Issy Sweet, Michael convinces Tristan to stop having one-night stands, and to start wooing his conquests for one week before he can sleep with them.