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Continuing with our “isn’t it a great week” theme – today we get a two-for!  I only got to read one of them but I enjoyed it immensely and the other looks to be just as fabulous.


Treble MakerTreble Maker

by Annabeth Albert

Release Date: August 4, 2015

Publisher: Lyrical Shine

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: Ebook/Paperback


On Perfect Harmony, the ambitious competitors heat things up on stage and off…

Cody Rivers is determined to be a rock star, but couch-surfing between bar shows gets old fast. Joining an a cappella group for a new singing competition show could be his last chance at real fame—unless the college boy from the heart of the country messes it up for him. Lucas Norwood is everything gothy, glittery Cody is not—conservative, clean-cut, and virginal. But when a twist in the show forces them together, even the sweetest songs get steamy as the attraction between them lights up the stage. Lucas wants to take it slow, but Cody’s singing a different tune—and this time it may be a love song…

Treble Maker is available for order at Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google Play

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Annabeth AlbertAuthor Info:

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.

Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency

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Her Shirtless GentlemanHer Shirtless Gentleman

by M.Q. Barber

Release Date: August 4, 2015

Publisher: Lyrical Shine

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: Ebook/Paperback


Her heart is in his hands…

After her marriage ends in betrayal, Eleanora Howard finds herself struggling to navigate the dating scene as a thirty-one-year-old divorcee. But feeling undesirable, and living alone in the house she once shared with her ex, is hardly the recipe for finding new love—until she meets Rob. He’s just the kind of charming, old-fashioned guy she needs—but he’s also eager for intimacy…

After serving in the Air Force and getting a well-paid civilian career, Rob Vanderhoff planned to settle down with the right woman and raise a family. But at thirty-six, he’s still single and searching—until he meets Eleanora. She’s everything he wants. All he has to do is draw her out of her shell. Soon he’s taking her on high school-style dates, fanning the flames of her desire—and helping Nora re-discover the sexy, adventurous woman they both know she really is…

Her Shirtless Gentleman is available for order at Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google Play

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I really enjoyed reading Her Shirtless Gentleman – and the way the book gets its title is just too darn cute … like a lot of the book actually.  Eleanora is out of an emotionally abusive marriage, really insecure but hoping she is ready to start dating again.  But it has been so long she isn’t sure of the rules anymore and her confidence is severely dented, thanks to her husband..  She’s also out there with younger women, coworkers who really aren’t anything like her, so they aren’t exactly on the same page when it comes to looking for men.  Luckily for her, because of unfortunate circumstances she’s thrown together with the absolutely awesome (and gentlemanly) Rob.

Rob is in his mid-30s & way past flings and Eleanor is just the kind of woman he can see himself spending the rest of his life with.  Because she’s still dealing with issues from her marriage, though, he has to take it slow and put a lot of thought into wooing her … which he does beautifully.  His dates show imagination and care and that he pays attention to the woman he’s with.  I loved it!  We could all be so lucky 🙂

If I have any complaints, it is with Rob actually.  As wonderful as he is, I think that he comes off just a little desperate for a wife.  If it had just been Eleanor that he was like that with then I would be OK with it, but he mentions that some of his previous relationships ended because he started talking marriage too quickly.  I’ve got nothing against a man who is interested in commitment, but that just didn’t sit all that well with me.  But it was minor and the only thing I had a problem with so it was easy to get over.

Sweet and full of emotion, Her Shirtless Gentleman gives readers a uplifting story about a woman discovering herself again and the man who supports her while she finds her confidence.


Author Info:

M.Q. Barber likes to get lost in thought. She writes things down so she can find herself again.

Often found staring off into space or frantically scratching words on sticky notes, M.Q. lives with one very tolerant, easily amused husband and one very tolerant, easily amused puppy.

She has a soft spot for romances that explore the inner workings of the heart and mind alongside all that steamy physical exertion. She loves memorable characters, witty banter, and heartfelt emotion in any genre.

Her advice? Get a solid grounding in how language works, and then just write. Write every idea that comes along, even if it’s just a single line. You never know which line is the start of a thread that leads to a novel.

The former Midwestern gal is the author of the Neighborly Affection contemporary romance series. Pick a safeword, grab a partner or two, and jump in.

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