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Elle Kennedy

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A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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Elle Kennedy Next up is The Mistake, Logan's book. Right now I'm aiming to release it on April 28th :)
Elle Kennedy I have no idea yet! At least 2 more. Logan's book is next, and I know who Book 3 will be about (not telling yet!) :D
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The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)

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The Mistake (Off-Campus, #2)

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The Score (Off-Campus, #3)

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The Goal (Off-Campus, #4)

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The Risk (Briar U, #2)

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The Chase (Briar U, #1)

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The Play (Briar U, #3)

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The Dare (Briar U, #4)

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The Heartbreak Sheriff...New Release and Giveaway

Well, it's a new year and I get to celebrate a new release too--The Heartbreak Sheriff, the second book in my Small-Town Scandals mini-series.  This story features Finn, the gruff, sexy sheriff who's looking for a second chance with the woman he loves---except he just arrested her, so that second chance might be a tad difficult to earn...
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The Deal The Mistake The Score The Goal
(4 books)
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The Chase The Risk The Play The Dare
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Heat of the Moment Heat of Passion Heat of the Storm Heat It Up Heat of the Night The Heat is On Feeling Hot
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Midnight Rescue Midnight Alias Midnight Games Midnight Pursuits Midnight Action Midnight Captive Midnight Revenge
(8 books)
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One Night of Sin One Night of Scandal One Night of Trouble
(3 books)
3.81 avg rating — 10,998 ratings

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The Setup by Meghan Quinn
The Setup
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THE SETUP is NOW LIVE: mybook.to/TheSetUp

✓ Friends to lovers.
✓ Soccer queen meets baseball stud muffin.
✓ One HECK of a massage scene.
✓ Forehead kisses that will make you swoon.
✓ Baseball, romantic comedy with LOTS of HEAT.

Lincoln Castle is being set
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Flirting with 40 by K. Bromberg
Flirting with 40
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FLIRTING WITH 40 is NOW LIVE: https://geni.us/Fw40KB
Get ready for a light-hearted romance guaranteed to make you swoon!

✓ Reverse Age Gap.
✓ Fake Relationship.
✓ A company retreat.
✓ A swoon worthy doctor.
✓ A relatable heroine
✓ My hottest hero yet.

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Playing with Fire by L.J. Shen
Playing with Fire
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Playing with Fire is LIVE and FREE with Kindle Unlimited!: https://amzn.to/3hkYTqd

✓ Small town romance
✓ Friends to lovers
✓ Bad boy college standalone
✓ All. The. Feels. All of them.

Once upon a time, I had it all.

The town’s golden child. Beautiful, c
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Playing with Fire by L.J. Shen
Playing with Fire
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Elle Kennedy answered Mia's question: Elle Kennedy
I'm not sharing any news just yet, but generally when I'm ready to talk about what I've got planned I'll share it in my newsletter and then update my website, so stay tuned!
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Dirty Rebound by Mira Lyn Kelly
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““Yeah, she's hot as sin, but she's also my best friend. So, eyes up here...”


DIRTY REBOUND: A Slayers Hockey Novel

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Random Acts of Baby by Julia Kent
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✩ Small town friends and family
✩ Rock star
✩ Rom-Com
✩ Hilarious
✩ Surprise baby


Read it here

You know those television stories about the woman who goes to the emergency room thinking she has a bad case of indigestion or kidney stones or a burst ap
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Not My Romeo by Ilsa Madden-Mills
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Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a smart and sexy contemporary romance about a smoking-hot professional football player and the small-town girl he can’t resist.

We start off with a lie on Valentine’s Day.

My blin
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The Cityscape Affair Trilogy by Jessica Hawkins
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He's her soulmate. She's another man's wife.

New Covers • Revised Content • 2020 Bonus Epilogue

♦️Binge the series on Kindle Unlimited♦️


The Cityscape Affair series from Jessica Hawkins has been re-released with bonus content and is now available
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Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid
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Engagement and Espionage is LIVE!

Jennifer Sylvester made her deal with the devil . . . and now they’re engaged!
Cletus and Jenn return in this part small-town romance, part cozy mystery full of shenanigans.

Grab Engagement and Espionag
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“Just out of curiosity,” she says, “after you wake up in the morning, do you admire yourself in the mirror for one hour or two?”

“Two,” I reply cheerfully.

“Do you high five yourself?”

“Of course not.” I smirk. “I kiss each of my biceps and then point to the ceiling and thank the big man upstairs for creating such a perfect male specimen.”
Elle Kennedy, The Deal

“Sometimes people sneak up on you and suddenly you don’t know how you ever lived without them.”
Elle Kennedy, The Deal

“Him: Confession: I deleted all the 1 Direction from your iPod when u were in the can.
You’re welcome.
Me: WHAT?? I’m going to kiss u!
Him: With tongue?
It takes me a second to realize what happened, at which point I’m completely mortified.
Me: Kill u! I meant KILL. u. Damn autocorrect.
Him: Surrrrrre. Let’s blame it on autocorrect.
Me: Shut it.
Him: I think someone wants to kiss me…”
Elle Kennedy, The Deal


Which October New Release would you like to read in December?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In October" list.

** Write-ins are allowed. If you do so, please include title, author and series name.

Autumn Thorns (Whisper Hollow, #1) by Yasmine Galenorn
Autumn Thorns by Yasmine Galenorn
(Whisper Hollow, #1)
  4 votes, 44.4%

The Single Undead Moms Club (Half-Moon Hollow, #4) by Molly Harper
The Single Undead Moms Club by Molly Harper
(Half-Moon Hollow, #4)
  2 votes, 22.2%

Claimed (Outlaws, #1) by Elle Kennedy
Claimed by Elle Kennedy
(Outlaws, #1)
  1 vote, 11.1%

Wake of Vultures (The Shadow, #1) by Lila Bowen
Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen
(The Shadow, #1)
  1 vote, 11.1%

Return Once More (The Historians, #1) by Trisha Leigh
Return Once More by Trisha Leigh
(The Historians #1)
  1 vote, 11.1%

Omega (Omega #1) by Lizzy Ford
Omega by Lizzy Ford
(Omega #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%

  0 votes, 0.0%

Entranced Part One (Guardian Academy, #1) by Jessica Sorensen
Entranced: Part One by Jessica Sorensen
(Guardian Academy #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes, #2) by Sara Raasch
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
(Snow Like Ashes, #2)
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Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
(The Illuminae Files, #1)
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Gio Listmaker Thanks for adding me as a friend!!

Cristina | CristiinaReads Merry Christmas sweets! Wishing you the happiest of times with your loved ones and a Happy New year! xoxo


Janice Happy New Year.

message 5: by Janice (last edited Sep 05, 2017 04:41PM)

Janice Thank you for friending me. I loved visiting Toronto back in 1985-2000. I've a native of North Carolina, but I've been told that I have distant relatives living around Toronto. Loved Canada's Wonderland ,, and beautiful Ottawa.Have a great day.

message 4: by Tami

Tami I'm so excited.... Midnight Captive (Killer Instincts, #6) by Elle Kennedy downloaded on my kindle!!!

Nicole just wanna let you know that you owe me aspirin for my book hangover and anti-depressant for my mood after I finished because I didn't want to finish those books!!! loved the deal and the mistake!!!!!!!!!

message 2: by Tami

Tami I'm soooooo excited!!!! Counting down to April 28!

Of course I'm also counting down to June 02 Midnight Captive (Killer Instincts, #6) by Elle Kennedy .

message 1: by Lori

Lori I am so far loving Killer Instincts --just sayin :D

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