Summer Reads from San Diego

 Whether you like to read at the beach or in a backyard hammock, these San Diego romance writers have some great summer books to share with                                     Get Lost in A Story readers!

His Unforgettable Fiancée
Teresa Carpenter
Harlequin Romance

Her million-dollar mystery man… 
Sheriff Grace Delaney's last case is a handsome stranger suffering from amnesia. She agrees to help him uncover his memory, but when his identity is revealed as multimillionaire playboy Jackson Hawke, Grace must swap the safety of her small town for the bright lights of Las Vegas and pretend she's his latest conquest! 
Grace soon finds herself falling, not for the millionaire, but the man she's come to know. But when Jackson's memory returns, will he forget her…or make her dreams a reality?

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Gavin's Woman
Pamela Moran

She was his only obsession. 

Gavin Dunbar, liaison between the PSI and the government, is a low-level psychic himself. A man of the present who believes the future is too nebulous, too fluid – that it can't be trusted. His reasons are mired deep in a past he has no desire to examine. After all, in his world, having a soul-mate doesn't equate to happily-ever-after. 

Tragedy has brought Calea Fontaine to a crossroads and has her reassessing her future without the man she loves. A seer from a long line of seers, Calea knows, firsthand, that while Fate might try to guide a person along a path, Free Will has a way of trumping Destiny. Or does it? 

Along the storm ravaged Oregon coast, a predator stalks Calea with an obsession born of a dark ache, an overwhelming need to control and possess at any cost. The only obstacle standing in his way is Gavin Dunbar.

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Spirit Fall
Tessa McFionn
Etopia Press

Paradise can be a real hell. Especially for ancient Guardian Warrior, Malakai Vadim, who has called sunny San Diego home for the past 70 years. Yet not until a random walk does he realize just how dangerous, and beautiful, heaven can be.

Drowning in a deep, and inescapable depression, Siobhan Whelan stands on the ledge, seconds away from ending it all. Darkness and loss have stolen the light from her life and death appears to be the only solution. Only the kindness of a seductive stranger can bring her back down to earth. Now, he must solve the riddle of her tormented dreams while holding his own growing desires at bay. But can his love be strong enough to save them both? Buy link: Amazon

The Captain's Frozen Dream
Georgie Lee
Harlequin Historical

Can he salvage her reputation? 

Trapped in the Arctic ice, intrepid explorer Captain Conrad Essington was driven on by thoughts of his fiancée, Katie Vickers. Finally home, he's ready to take her in his arms and kiss away the nightmare of that devastating winter. 
Except the past eighteen months haven't been plain sailing for Katie, either. With Conrad believed dead, and her reputation in tatters, Katie has relinquished all hope of her fiancé ever returning to save her. Now he's back, can the dreams they've both put on hold at last come true? Buy link:  Amazon  Website: www.georgie-lee.com

Sexy to Go 
11 sexy book boyfriends to steal you away. Hot rock stars, billionaires, gigolos, PI’s and even the boss! Erotic romance for women by women. A new volume every month, always delicious. 
Dreamwalker: Finders, Inc. by Pamela Moran, Love & Survival (Tales From Epsilon, Prequel) by Sorcha Mowbray,  First Class, Part 2 by Jocelyn Dex,  Landscapes of Love, Part 1, by Virginnia De Parte,  Geek Overboard #2 by Kathryn Lively, Rewriting the Law, Part 5 by Daisy Banks, Sing for Me by Haley Whitehall, Meeting the Parents by Sofia Grey, Rescued by the Billionaire by Eva Lefo,  Surprise Waiting by Shiloh Saddler  On the Sly, Part 2 by Leigh Ellwood.   
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Morgan Hannah MacDonald 


A serial killer on the loose, a woman with a psychotic stalker and a homicide detective who must find the connection before it’s too late. He collects women. Imprisons them. Plays with them. Tortures them. He gathers souvenirs. His trophies are many.  Buy link:  Amazon

The Do It List 
Jillian Stone

Hotshot copywriter, Gracie Taylor-Scott, has a reputation—for her artfully edgy ads. A rising star at Darcy Wexler Dean, New York, the long hours are perfect cover for Gracie’s fear of intimacy issues. Great job. Great pay. No life—including her on again off again sex life. Then one night, she is plunged into darkness with a handsome stranger.

Bradley Craig, the new head of DWD’s research division, has secrets of his own. Much lauded in his field of consumer behavior, there’s a darker side to the attractive, enigmatic ad man—his erotic, list-maker side.

Gracie and Bradley are assigned to work on the biggest new business pitch Darcy Wexler Dean will be in all year, and the two tangle immediately, battling copy concepts and focus group findings along with their explosive attraction to each other. Bradley has a proposition: they make a list—ten erotic sexual encounters, no strings attached. What’s at stake? Two Super Bowl spots and two fragile hearts.  Buy link:  Amazon  Website:  jillianstone.com

Developing Cassandra
Tameri Tiara

The camera never lies… 

When it comes to sex, Cassandra James is about as exciting as dryer lint. Until one night when her boss, a famed erotic photographer, invites her into the scene. Her world explodes with new desires, hidden fantasies, and an insatiable need to experience all she can. Including the wicked crops and crosses in her boss’s playroom. 

The only thing keeping Cassie from truly committing to this new lifestyle is the gorgeous model who lives across the hall. But a guy like him would never understand the wants of a woman like her… 

Luciano De Moreno is more than just an international model. Once the premiere stud in one of Hollywood’s top producer’s stable, he craves more from life than being someone’s pony. What he desires just happens to live across the hall. But there’s no way a good girl like Cassie could ever love a man like him. A man with a sordid past and a penchant for crops and floggers. 

Just when it looks like he might have a chance, their future is threatened by a power player from Luca’s distant past. It will take a daring choice, but Luca is determined to be free from his blackmailer. 

First, he must confess his sins to Cassandra.

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Have Kindle will travel–that's my mantra these days. And I read everywhere. At the beach, by the pool, waiting for a table at restaurants, at the dentist's office, on planes, trains and subways…

Question for readers: Where's your favorite place to read? Or tell us about the weirdest or funniest place you've ever read a book. All commenters who leave their contact information (email address) will be entered in the randomizer to win an ebook featured on today's post––winner's choice.

Good luck and happy summer reading!   


  1. My sister has become a chronically late person. So now, whenever I meet her somewhere I make sure I have my Kindle with me. I can usually get a few chapters in!

  2. Lately, I've gotten more reading done while getting my manni/pedi.
    Great post, Jillian !

  3. I love laying out in my room by my fav window while I read... it is funny, I do not take my readers out of the house... I always grab a print book if I go out... maybe one day I will break that habit... greenshamrock at cox dot net :)

    1. My cat likes to read in the window seat ;)

  4. the couch

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  5. Anywhere - now that I have kindle on my phone! Great post, Jill - love all the stories and am looking forward to reading your new one!


  6. If I had a big iPhone 6––that would be perfect for reading. I need a slightly larger screen than my iPhone 5 to make that work. The problem is, I don't really like the larger phone as a phone! Hmmm…

  7. YAY and congrats to bn100!!!!, you've won the ebook of your choice from one of the San Diego writers featured in this post!