Welcome to the 2nd monthly contest! This month’s contenders are in and it is time to vote. If you don’t know, this contest occurs every month with the theme changing every month. This month is the romance genre which is why I have named it the romance novel contest. Authors submit their books, I randomly select the contenders, and then you get to vote!
If you are among the first 50 voters who voted for the winning book, you will get the winning book for free coming straight from the author. Time is of the essence. Voting will be open until September 30th at midnight.
Alright, you know the details. Let’s get on to the contenders of the romance novel contest.
1. Fickle Butterfly (Ardent Soul Series Book 1)
- Fickle Butterfly
- Lorinda Wosar
- Ardent Soul Series Book 1
- September 18, 2020
- 194 pages
Alanna Sullivan was a free spirit, daddy’s little girl and her emulation of Jane Austen was the center of her problems with men. After her father sets her up with one failed suitor after another, all local and successful men who would ensure his daughter would want from nothing. Her father, Admiral Marcus Sullivan, forces his daughter to be dependent and centered. To ensure she’d never be lonely like her mother, he established a ‘no sailor rule’ for ALL potential suitors. However, over time, he is clearly starting to run out of options and strikes that rule. He arranges for her to marry… a sailor, this time and one who appears successful in black and white. Albeit, this man has secrets that he must keep at bay in order to gain not only Alanna’s trust and her heart…but to regain what he had lost so long ago…with the notion that only her father’s fortune would have him set for the rest of his life. Yet, in the scheme of things, there is another who has admired her from afar and would go to great lengths to protect her from all things seemingly dangerous. Will Alanna accept the new suitor into her heart so easily or will she learn in time his schemes? Or will the other admirer prevail in taking her heart? Who will Alanna Sullivan fall, completely, perfectly, and incandescently in love with?
I just wanted to point out that the cover is beautiful. I love the colors and I think it gives off the vibe of what the book is probably like. Plus, in case you didn’t know, any mention of Jane Austen immediately grabs my attention.
2. Miscreants (Cursed Brothers Book 1)
- Cursed Brothers Book 1
- RLee Carpenter
- Romance/Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
- April 29, 2020
- 330 pages
After a vicious group of miscreants tear apart Azreah Grace’s home, she is left devastated. Determined to find a way to help her species elude extinction, and in an attempt to avoid returning to the safety of the Alpha lands, Azreah heads off on her own. Alone and on the run, the young procreant uncovers information that goes against everything she’s been raised to believe. On top of that, she soon finds herself ensnared in a strange game of cat and mouse with a very powerful adversary. Her only hope of staying alive means enlisting the help of the man who broke her heart. Abel Kahn is gorgeous, powerful, and the one person she never wanted to see again. He’s also the only one who can bring her home. The question is, will she let him?
I have actually read and reviewed this book. If you would like, you could see what my thoughts were on the book. Read my book review of Miscreants here!
Actually, it’s a really good book, so I would recommend you read it even if it doesn’t win. But, I haven’t read any of the other books listed, so who knows which book is the best. That is up to you to decide!
3. Wolf Team – Attraction (Book 1)
- Wolf Team – Attraction
- Book 1s
- Miranda McGuire
- October 3, 2020
- 274 pages
A Hot & Steamy Werewolf Romance Tangled love, Military Action and Supernatural Danger. What secrets is this team hiding? Top Class Military medic, Lieutenant Katrina ‘Kat’ Morgan, has what it takes to be in a special forces unit, but can she convince all of Wolf-Team that she deserves her place? With the moody and arrogantly fierce leader, Darius Jackson, adamantly against her being there, Kat must prove she’s ready to be initiated into the team. Determined. Highly trained and tougher than she looks. She’s ready for whatever they have in store. What she’s not ready for is the intense attraction that immediately connects her and the gorgeous Senior Chief – Ryan ‘Digby’ Westwood. Will fate bond them together and give Ryan his heart’s desire or … will temptation steal her away? Relationships are formed, secrets revealed and bonds forged but ultimately choices will have to be made… or will they? Can the men in her life come together and satisfy all of her desires but at the same time protect her from those who wish her harm. Love and loyalty capture hearts but will dark desires break the bonds of fate – forever?
This book will be out just in time for the contest. And it’s even cooler because the release date is on my birthday! I think that deserves some brownie points.
4. One Moonlit Night (Pearl Lake, The Moonlit Trilogy Book 1)
- One Moonlit Night
- Pearl Lake, The Moonlit Trilogy Book 1
- Tina Marie
- December 13, 2019
- 180 pages
He found the perfect haven at Pearl Lake. She found the same in his arms. British actor Ben Quinn, Hollywood’s leading man, needs to get out of tinsel town and fast. Leaving the glamour, glitz, and paparazzi behind, on impulse he buys a house in the tiny village of Pearl Lake. He’s happy to stay invisible to everyone except to his next-door neighbor. After fleeing an obsessed fan, author Abbi Petersen was loving her secluded life. A lake in her backyard and no one around. It’s the perfect spot to write her days away until a sexy younger neighbor moves in next door. She tries to play the casual onlooker but makes a fool of herself more times than she can count. Just when their hearts connect, an unforeseen person threatens their newfound love. Has the paparazzi found Ben? Or is it someone that Abbi will have to face from the past?
I’m curious about this novel because of the genre. I’d love to see how this author combines romance, comedy, and suspense all into one book!
5. If I Fell in Love
- If I Fell in Love
- Sarah Reed
- June 21, 2020
- 487 pages
Lauren Bodow is a small-town girl with a big city voice who has had a streak of bad luck when it comes to relationships. Things take a turn for the confusing when not one but two guys vie for her attention, and she isn’t sure if her luck is changing, or if the streak is continuing. On one hand, she has Paul, her best friend and roommate, who has such faith in Lauren and her talent that he signs her up for a social media streamed singing competition. On the other hand, there’s Ray, a Grammy-winning country music pop star and a judge in the show, who unexpectedly captivates her with his vulnerable side. As the two men battle for Lauren’s attention, their secrets begin to come to light. Secrets which could ultimately either bind them together, or destroy them all…
I like the cover in this one too! It has a homey feel to it. It reminds me of the countryside. So, that makes me curious. Are you more of a country or city person?
6. Willful Heart (Love By The Golden Gate Book 2)
- Willful Heart
- Love By The Golden Gate Book 2
- JC Fairbanks
- Google doc
- 310 pages
Only one man can hold her wild heart. But will it turn out to be true love or only lies? Diana is looking for a good time, and if love comes along that could be nice, too. When it comes in the form of the dark and mysterious bad boy she’s had a crush on since junior high, her heart might be in more trouble than she bargained for. She knows he lights a fire in her like no other man ever has. But could there be something in his past that will tear them apart forever?
Have you read book one yet? Or would winning this book for free be enough for you to get the first one? Hmmm….. decisions.
7. My Noble Fight (The Royals Book 3)
- My Noble Fight
- The Royals Book 3
- C. R.
- October 6, 2020
- mobi or epub
My life is not perfect, in fact, it is in a huge state of disrepair. I have no one to blame but myself for that. Well, I should blame the man who dragged me into this muddy life. He certainly helped dirty it up. It’s time for me to start over again and leave that life behind. Get as far away from him as I can. Take my daughter and escape before he ruins us both. She deserves so much better than the life we’re trapped in. But while I wait for the right time to present itself, I find myself distracted by one very fine Prince. My screwed-up life has no place for this man, who has decided to get his nose dirty. He doesn’t even understand how dire my situation is, or the danger he is inserting himself into. And while I might like to see where it all could go if things were different, there is no way I’d risk dragging him down with me. My life has no room for a Prince. We are from two different worlds and I’d only taint him and his family. The problem I’m having, however, is the length he’s willing to go to prove me wrong. No matter how hard I try to warn him off, he refuses to listen to reason. The only way I see out is to do the unthinkable. This is my fight and I’m not about to let him sidetrack me. It’s time to do what I have to do. I can only pray he forgives me one day. **My Noble Fight is a novel that mentions the acts of physical and sexual assault, which I understand may be triggers for some. This romance novel is a work of fiction. It is about the healing of a woman determined to have a better life for herself and her daughter. I do not go into great detail, but I do discuss those matters, so you as a reader can understand the heroine’s strength. My goal is for my readers to celebrate her as a survivor, warrior, and as a champion for her daughter. Reader Discretion is advised.
Well this book has the color purple on the cover. I guess I’m sold! But there is one more book to go. So, keep going and then be sure you vote in this months romance novel contest!
8. Smile Like You Mean It (Charlotte Reynolds Book 1)
- Smile Like You Mean It
- Charlotte Reynolds Book 1
- Willow Hadley
- 335 pages
“After Charlotte’s father died, her mother changed. She became cold and distant, and Charlotte slowly withdrew into herself. She spent years feeling lonely and insignificant, and rarely spoke more than a few words to anyone. One night, after a traumatic incident instigated by her mother, Charlotte is arrested and taken to juvie. A year later, Charlotte’s being released from juvie for the second time. Instead of an awful group home, her social worker brings a welcome surprise: Charlotte’s long-forgotten uncle, Arthur, who is all too eager to help her after everything she’s been through. When Charlotte learns that Arthur has a step-son her age, she’s even more apprehensive. How could he not resent having a stranger thrust into his home and family? To her surprise and relief, Sebastian is kind and friendly. He and his four best friends—Grayson, Remy, Liam, and Elliot—make Charlotte feel welcome. They never make Charlotte feel badly about her past or her anxiety. They make her feel seen. As she gets to know the boys, she realizes they each have their own issues and demons they’re fighting, and she forms a unique bond with their group. It doesn’t help that they’re ridiculously attractive. How could Charlotte not fall in love with all five of them?”
Oh, this one has purple in the cover too! I actually love this cover. It is so feminine. I’d love to have a physical copy just so I could have it on my bookshelf. Do you ever feel like that?
Time to Vote For The Romance Novel Contest!
Okay, so you have gotten the chance to read through the summary of these awesome books for this month’s romance novel contest. Now, you can vote for your favorite one and if that one wins and you are among the first 50 voters, you will get the book for free, provided by the author! What are you waiting for? Go on and vote! At the beginning of October, I will announce the winner!
Let’s Talk About It!
You have now read through the summaries of the contending books. And hopefully you have voted as well. Whether you voted or not I would like to know one thing. What book do you think will win? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to share this post so the book you voted for has more of a chance of winning!
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