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Exclusive Excerpts from Hotly Anticipated Books by J.R. Ward, Maya Banks, and Lisa Kleypas!

Posted by Hayley on February 09, 2016
We hate to be a book tease, but we know how much it excites you…. That's why we're sharing three exclusive excerpts from hotly anticipated romance titles of 2016 as part of #RomanceWeek2016.

These are stories of passionate affairs, sexy beasts, and heartbreaking betrayals that will give you a taste of what's to come, and leave you wanting more. Click on the links below to find the quickie reads in each author's writing section.


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The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood #14)
by J.R. Ward


Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. For Rhage, the Brother with the biggest appetite, life was supposed to be perfect with Mary, his beloved shellan, by his side. But Rhage can't understand the panic and insecurity that plagues him. When he's faced with reassessing his priorities, the answer, when it comes to him, rocks his world...and Mary's.

Publication date: April 5

Line that sets the mood: "Talk about doing a solid—and a one-eighty. The drug dealer had come through for the Brotherhood, making good on his promise to cut business ties with the Lessening Society by delivering the Fore-lesser's head in a box to Wrath's feet. He also divulged the location of this bolt-hold the layers had been using as HQ. Annnnnd that was how everyone had ended up here."

Read the excerpt here.



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Dominated (The Enforcers #2)
by Maya Banks


Drake's enemies would exploit any weakness he had in order to bring him to his knees, so he never allowed himself to care about anyone. Until his angel, Evangeline, slipped past his defenses like no on had ever managed to before. To save her, he had to betray her… but now he will stop at nothing to get her back. Evangeline must decide if she can once more trust—and submit—to the man who holds her wounded heart in his hands.

Publication date: May 3

Line that sets the mood: "Angel," he whispered, his voice cracking. "You have every reason to hate me, to despise the very sight of me. What I did was unforgivable. But I had no choice... Give me a chance, Angel. God, give me a chance to make this right. So that you'll want me again. Just me and nothing else. I will never doubt you, I never have. But I will make damn sure you never have reason to doubt me again."

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Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels #2)
by Lisa Kleypas


A ruthless tycoon. A sheltered beauty. From the moment common-born Rhys Winterborne meets the shy, aristrocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. Her gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. And as Rhys's enemies conspire against them, Rhys and Helen must risk the unthinkable.

Publication date: May 31

Line that sets the mood: "Please," she eventually said, "you must forgive me. I'm far too shy. I don't wish for you to think me foolish. As for the other day, that… that was my first kiss. I didn't know what to do, and I was quite overwhelmed." How easily Helen had undone him. A few words, and he was ready to fall to his knees before her.

Read the excerpt here.



Which romance book are you looking forward to the most? Tell us in the comments!

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message 1: by Andrea (new)

Andrea The Beast!


message 2: by Trudy (new)

Trudy Rhage in The Beast!!! <3 <3 <3


message 3: by Hebah (new)

Hebah Lisa Kleypas is on my insta-read list.


message 4: by Delia (new)

Delia The BEAST!


message 5: by Jac (new)

Jac Nielson The Beast:)


message 6: by Kisha (new)

Kisha Upshaw Definitely Rhage! April 5th cannot come soon enough!


message 7: by Debrac2014 (new)

Debrac2014 The Beast!


message 8: by Dottie (new)

Dottie Beast.


message 9: by Margarita (new)

Margarita Wojtulski Lisa Kleypas!!


message 10: by Patricia (new)

Patricia THE BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!


message 11: by ♥ℳelody (new)

♥ℳelody The Beast AND Marrying Winterborne. :P


message 12: by Amber (new)

Amber Martingale None of the above. I like romances...when I'm in the mood for one but none of these suit my taste.


message 13: by Quinn (new)

Quinn LISA K ALL THE WAY!!


message 14: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Anderson The Beast and one that's not there, Born Of Ledgend


message 15: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Carlton The Beast!!!


message 16: by Sandy (new)

Sandy The Beast


message 17: by Katiuska (new)

Katiuska Pino No puedo esperar para leer The beast!! Rhage me encanta y sera fantastico leer más sobre él y Mary! y sobre todo la relación con la bestia *.*


message 18: by Euge_ (new)

Euge_ THE BEAST!! <3


message 19: by Alexandria (new)

Alexandria Lisa Kleypas :)


message 20: by Speed (new)

Speed THE BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!


message 21: by Erma (new)

Erma Talamante I have been told I have a heart of ice... none of these really moved me.


message 22: by Ayunda (new)

Ayunda Wulan Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels #2) by Lisa Kleypas kyaaaa!


message 23: by Celia (new)

Celia Don't care for romance novels *at all*... unless you're talking classics like Jane Austen.


message 24: by Dana Al-Basha (new)

Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا I came for Lisa :D


message 25: by Patrycjak213 (new)

Patrycjak213 The Beast !


message 26: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Hurtado So can't wait.


message 27: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Casey The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood #14) by J.R. WardThe Beast!!!!!! I can't wait!!


message 28: by Jean (new)

Jean THE BEAST!!!!!! RHAGE!!


message 29: by Melissa (last edited Feb 10, 2016 12:51PM) (new)

Melissa Anderson The Beast for sure! Along with Crossfire 5 ,by Sylvia Day.


message 30: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Prepo Lisa Kleypas, one of my favorite romance authors of all time (Also one of the first I read). Or J.R. Ward who creates the most passionate and badass characters ever. I can't choose so both of them!


message 31: by Jujubee (new)

Jujubee I am fangirling here for Lisa Kleypas!!!!


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