Book Excerpt: Rising Star by Susannah Nix

The hot doctor beside Alice—better known to television audiences as the adorably charming Dr. Ethan Convey—bent over to check the patient’s chest drainage unit. “Chest tube output is twelve-hundred cc’s. Prep for thoracotomy.” His hip bumped against Alice’s, and she shuffled aside to give him more room. They were working in tight quarters, and part of her job was to stay out of everyone else’s way. But as she reached for a scalpel on the tray of instruments beside her, she misjudged how close it was and knocked the whole thing over, sending hemostats, forceps, and scalpels flying with a deafening clatter.

BOOK REVIEW: #1 Muse By T. Gephart

Claire Becker is a struggling screenwriter who has been writing fan fiction about an upcoming actor that she met five years ago, Nick Larsson. Now, Nick is an actor on a widely popular sitcom while Claire is forced read screenplays to pay the bills instead of selling her own. Her own screenplays have been mediocre at best. She has hit a creative slump. The only creative outlet is her fan fiction that only her roommates are allowed to read--that is until her best friend gave Claire's fan fiction to who she thought was Nick Larsson (actually his older brother Dave).  What is a girl to do when freaking out after her bestie, Scully placed her beloved fan fiction is in the hand of her crush, Nick Larsson? Break into his condo and get the writing back--of course! Fate steps in. Instead Nick invites her into his home. Granted, he's drunk and doesn't remember a thing. But she stays to ensure that he's going to be okay. That begins their relationship. The more time Claire spends with Nick, the more she falls in love with him. The man--not the image that she created or that the media created. Nick loves Claire because she loves him--not his image or what he can get her. Like all love stories, they are not without issues. Mainly, Claire's own insecurities for being "plain Jane" in a world of Barbies. She doesn't think that she deserves him. Nick keeps information from Claire about her writing. This issue almost tears them apart. How can Claire trust Nick when he didn't tell her a very important detail about Claire's rise in Hollywood. 

Dare me Once Shelly Alexander

Scarlett Devereaux needs to escape from her life. Her father has just been convicted of embezzelment and her mother is in complete denial by drinking and shopping. Scarlett is tired of the media hounding her. Oh, and she was just fired and dumped by the same man--her boss was her fiance. When the scandal broke about …

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