Series Starters That Will Blow Your Mind
by Amy Loosemore, Harlequin.com Team
If you’re like me, you’re ALWAYS on the hunt for a new series to get hooked on. Look no further–here are three ebook prequels to new series that will grab you and never let go. Even better…two of them are currently FREE!
The One You Want by Gena Showalter (Free at participating ebook stores until March 30)
You probably know New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter from her mega-popular paranormal romance series the Lords of the Underworld. Gena has also written contemporary romance before, and brings her signature blend of hot sexual tension and humor to her brand new Original Heartbreakers series. In this series, three not-quite-reformed bad boys about to meet the women who will bring them to their knees. But first, pick up the special prequel novella The One You Want at ebook stores (did we mention it’s FREE right now???).
In small-town Oklahoma, reputation is everything, and Kenna Starr will do anything to overcome hers. The supposed bad girl is determined to walk the straight and narrow, a seemingly impossible task when Tall, Dark and Sexy Dane Michaelson. Returning to Strawberry Valley after a sixteen-year absence, Dane is unprepared for the redheaded girl he’s never been able to forget. But to have her, he’ll have to break through her defenses…and surrender his own.
Look for the next books in the Original Heartbreakers—The Closer You Come (on sale March 31), The Hotter You Burn and The Harder You Fall.
Shoulda Been a Cowboy by Maisey Yates
If you’re a fan of USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates’s Harlequin Presents romances, you won’t want to miss her new Copper Ridge series. Shoulda Been a Cowboy is a sexy, sweet prequel novella that welcomes readers to the charming small town of Copper Ridge, Oregon, where it’s never too late for second chances.
Cassie Ventimiglia was the only one who saw Jake Caldwell as more than a tattooed rebel who couldn’t wait to leave the ranching life behind. Now he’s back in Copper Ridge to sell his father’s property—and keeping his hands off Cassie is a lot harder this time! Following everyone else’s rules didn’t quite work out for Cassie. Not it’s time to ask for what she’s always wanted…and what Jake’s more than happy to give: a wild, hot romance that could make a one-time bad boy realize he’s back for good.
Don’t miss Part Time Cowboy, the first book in the Copper Ridge series, available March 31.
Hard Knocks by Lori Foster (FREE until March 30)
If you’re looking for a sexy, strong hero, look no further than the Ultimate series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster, starring MMA (mixed martial arts) fighters. In the stunning prequel novella Hard Knocks, Lori brings together an elite fighter and the woman he’s determined to win.
With his power, strength and unforgettable moves. It’s no wonder Harper Gates hasn’t been able to get her fling with Gage “Savage” Ringer out of her head. Months have passed since she laid eyes—or any other body parts—on him. Months without a word of contact…until, sidelined by injury, he comes back to town. Now Gage has got one night to earn back her trust–and to show her that behind his breathtaking skill and ripped body is a man who’ll give her everything she needs.
Bonus Read: On Fire by Lindsay McKenna
New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna is renowned for her captivating military-themed romances featuring alpha heroes, including her long-running Shadow Warriors series. In the latest Shadow Warriors novel Taking Fire, Lindsay brings you back into the line of fire with Marine Corps Sergeant Khat Shinwari, a woman caught between duty and her love for courageous Navy SEAL Michael Tarik. And you can read even more about this strong, brave couple in On Fire, a special ebook “Director’s Cut”!
When a Navy SEAL drops into Khat Shinwari’s life unexpectedly, love opens her up for the first time. But her bond with Mike Tarik comes at the expense of her family’s expectations that she quit the military and start a family in her village. Deep in dangerous territory, Khat goes missing. The only man who can save her is the one she might need to give up. With Mike’s bravery, Khat learns to trust in the future, all while her ingrained values pull her back to old traditions. Will love or duty win out?
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I’d love to know what series YOU’VE recently got hooked on! What romance series do you recommend? And which first books should we start with? ~Amy