March 31st Book Giveaway

Today is another ARC giveaway! Author Alison Kent is offering up an ARC of her upcoming release, NO LIMITS!


The Heat is On . . .

Simon Baptiste’s latest SG-5 mission just went south in a major way. With his career on ice for awhile, it seems like a good time to take care of some business back home in Louisiana. Simon knows it ain’t going to be pretty. He’s got some old enemies in Bayou Allain who won’t exactly roll out the red carpet. But Simon’s first night back is more than he bargained for. Not only has the homestead gone to hell in a hand basket, but there’s a half-naked woman hiding inside it—a woman whose face Simon knows all too well. It’s Michelina Ferrer, the sultry spokesmodel for her family’s Ferrer fragrance empire—and Simon’s been staring at her picture on a billboard outside his Manhattan apartment for weeks…

And It’s Only Getting Hotter . . .

Micky Ferrer came down to Bayou Allain looking for her old college friend, only to discover that Lisa Landry has been missing for days. As soon as Micky starts asking questions around town, someone runs her car off the road. She’s hiding out in the old Baptiste place when Simon shows up—and he’s the hottest thing she’s laid eyes on since she got to town. Simon agrees that something strange is going on and that Lisa’s disappearance may be tied to it. As he and Micky search for answers, the sweltering heat makes it hard to keep their heads straight or their hands off each other…even as they unravel the small-town secrets that some people are willing to kill for…

For more info on NO LIMITS, click here

Oooh la la does this sound like a hot hot hot book or what? Between the storyline and the settings, I’m all in and ready to read this one!

To be eligible to win today’s book, let’s talk storyline and setting. This book by Alison grabbed me at the blurb. New Orleans is a hot ticket for me. I love books set in the sultry bayou of Louisiana. And of course romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres. What about you? When you pick up a book and read the back cover blurb, what will make you snatch a book off the bookshelf (or put it in your online shopping cart) immediately? A certain setting, genre, city/state/country? What is it that sets off your ‘I have to have this book NOW’ meter?

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81 thoughts on “March 31st Book Giveaway

  1. 1
    danni says:

    I a big fan of shapeshifter books. If its a 3rd person point of view shapeshifter, I’m going to read it.

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    Amanda says:

    A book that’s set in the south and have a sense of suspense, and military wise I am all in for buying the book

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    New Orleans is a great setting. For me, I think it’s a combination of things. If the story sounds interesting, and it also has a setting I find intriguing, and is in a genre I love to read…then it scores high on the ‘I have to have this book NOW’ meter 🙂

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    frivolousone says:

    When a book has mystery, suspense and romance. I don’t mind a little humor, or blood and guts now and then either.

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    That books sounds great! Would love to win a copy!

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    Emily says:

    Wow! I want to read it now!!
    I have such a variety of tastes, It really just depends on my mood or hormone level at the time. LOL!

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    Lea says:


    I am a huge paranormal and contemp fan so those two sub-genre’s are a definite draw for me Jaci!

    However I also love New Orleans as a setting for books as well as New York and Hawaii. I also enjoy an international setting for stories.

    What a wonderful prize!

    Thank you

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    Melissa says:

    Oooh, i love Alison’s books….and New Orleans and Savannah are big hits with me…but I will also grap a book up if it mentions the hero is a cop/agent/fireman etc. Something about those….I will always buy them!!

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    RachieG says:

    I always kind of like a hero book…if he’s got to save a heroine from something. 🙂 Dont’ know why but it kind of appeals to me! I also like books that are set in England. I’ve never been there but would like to someday!!

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    blodeuedd says:

    Something that first draws me in is the cover, great cover will make me pick up a book and read what it’s about. The next thing is the blurb at the pick, if it sounds good than I am all in…wherever, whenever it takes place

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    Lori Ann says:

    I love contemporary romances set in Hawaii and historical romances set in England. Those are the two things that always catch my interest the most. I also have a fondness for both vampires and Scottish heroes.

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    Erika R says:

    Paranormal Romances are my favorite genre. If I see the words “witch” “magic” or “changeling”, I definitely take a better look at the book. Law enforcement romances are also big reads for me. Setting doesn’t matter as much.

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    Raonaid Luckwell says:

    I’m fast enjoying romantic suspense novels because they have that extra something than regular romances.

    Certain settings do perk my attention. Anymore I’m liking settings in New Orleans, anywhere in Ireland or Scotland.

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    Jody F. says:

    I’m a huge paranormal and erotica fan so I’m definitely going to pick up those books first. If the blurb makes the storyline sound like something I’ve not read before, then I’m drawn to it too.

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    Pat L. says:

    Wonderful prize. I love Alison’s books.

    I have been to Savannah and it is a beautiful city; havent been to New Orleans but loving reading books taking place in the bayou.

    Am not too fussy where the setting is; but do prefer the good USA.

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    jeanne sheats says:

    I really enjoy romantic suspense but I don’t think I have a particular setting – I do like a variety. I always read the blurbs but I couldn’t explain what draws me in – maybe it’s just my mood at the time.

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    Karin says:

    If there is some kind of mystery in the blurb, that will definitely capture my attention. I’ll want to read the book to figure it out. Of course, anything set in Colorado or Ireland also automatically catches my attention.

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    RobynL says:

    I love Contemporaries and they can have action with men in uniform and this will grab my attention. If the story is good enough any setting will do but the setting does indeed add to the story. I love military with the setting being on a fighter pilot ship out in the ocean. \
    I love Westerns with the setting being on a ranch with wide open spaces and brandings, trail rides, rodeos and cowboys.

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    Cheryl McInnis says:

    I pretty much like everything, LOL, but I’ll admit to being a sucker for stories featuring firefighters. I lurve them!!!!

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    Lillie A says:

    Kenyon and Stella Cameron sold me on NOLA long ago, and it’s still one of my favorite settings. Danger also draws me to a book. I like a shot of adrenaline with my romance 🙂

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    Lisa J says:

    The only thing that will stop me from purchasing a book which sounds good (the blurb or excerpt usually catches me) is first person. I do not like first person accounts. I always feel like I am missing the other person’s point of view.

    Anything set in the Midwest is good for me since I live in snowy (it’s March 31, stop it now!) Minnesota.

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    Roberta Harwell says:

    When reading the back cover if the story has a suspense hook (murder, kidnapping, etc.), it is going to get bought. The setting could be just about anywhere as long as I haven’t been there. If I know the area very well and the author gets something wrong, I have a hard time with not complaining about it. Have a great day.

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    Karen says:

    Book looks very interesting. I like your covers!!

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    Greta says:

    I love books set in the State of Texas or in the Rocky Mountain areas. Romantic Suspense, mystric, ingrigue, an alpha hero can be human or shifter and I’m a sucker.

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    Pam Griffith says:

    I like romance books that have secret agents in them.

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    Crystal says:

    I will read almost anything romantic suspense, especially involving a law enforcement officer of some type (police, fbi, secret agent, etc).

    I also have fallen in love with New Orleans as a setting, never been there, but enjoy books there.

    I also like anything set in NC as it’s home and also books set in small towns.

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    Karen in TN says:

    The story line more than the setting is what grabs me (or can turn me off immediately).

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    Lisa W. says:

    I love romantic suspense and will read just about anything but have to admit love when they take place in the south. I guess goes back to my southern roots just speaks to my heart.

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    Jane says:

    I love romantic suspense. Some of my favorite settings include San Francisco, Las Vegas, Louisiana and New York.

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    Maureen says:

    If I like the plot and if it’s a story that I’ve never read before.

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    Susan C says:

    If the blurb piques my interest I’ll buy it. What can I say except that I love reading? 🙂

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    Liza says:

    Certain authors are auto-buy for me no matter what the blurb says. I will pick up new authors if the genre is one I like and if the book sounds good. I’ve found some really great new to me authors by picking up a new book at random.

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    Tasha W. says:

    If it’s a paranormal romance, it’s pretty much in my cart. I also like books set in Ireland or the Scottish Highlands.

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    Cathy M says:

    I tend to gravitate towards paranormal romance, but I do enjoy romantic suspense too. My most recent read is an auto-buy author, Shannon McKenna’s, Ultimate Weapon.

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    Jennifer M says:

    I am a big fan of contemporary romance, especially if it’s set in a small town. If I see that I’ll put it in my basket. I also like paranormal romance and I’ll pick it up if it sounds like there is going to be a lot of romance with just a little action mixed in.

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    Terri says:

    I like bikers, southern settings and that elusive something. There are days though that nothing looks good and then others when everything looks great.


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    Lexee says:

    I’m a huge fan of shapeshifters. There has to be something that totally catches my attention. Like some kind of mystery/action.

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    Victoria says:

    Usually the author is what makes me pick it up and then if the story sounds good from the description on the back, I definitely will get it. Don’t enter me to win this cuz I already have it. Just wanted to let everyone know how incredible it is. I think it’s my favorite Alison Kent book. So far. It seems like each time a new one comes out, it becomes my favorite.

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    Debbie says:

    Please include me in your giveaway.

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    Laurie says:

    I tend to read mostly romance books. I have to admit if the cover grabs my interest I will pick it up and read the back blurb. If the cover doesn’t appeal I rarely pick up the book to even bother with the back cover.

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    Beth Billingsley says:

    I want a book with a great plot and interesting charaters; if the blurb doesn’t catch me, I usually pass.

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    trish s says:

    I am currently into paranormal and romantic suspense books. vampires, shapeshifter, demons, strong alpha males- all or most w/an erotic flare are holding my interest lately. what makes me choose the book?? blurbs ie: deadly war waging between…., defenders of their race, survival, brush w/danger, harboring secrets, and of course words like complete abdanment, sensual heat… etc. If the book indicates it has action and heat…. I buy it.

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    Karen says:

    I like books set in England, Ireland and Asia. Sort of a weird combo but they just appeal to me. Or books that are set near the ocean, any ocean. Romantic suspense are the best! The cover needs to have a beautiful setting to it not just people in a clutch. That is too cliched!

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    Afshan N says:

    I love Historical Romances, when A handsome rake reforms. They are my weak spots. Let that be on the blurb and the book is as good as brought

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    dorothy l says:

    I will usually pick a book if I read something my the author , and I also will pick a book if the setting is in a area that I know.

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    Natasha Goodall says:

    What makes me snatch that book off the bookshelf is a setting in a place I have never been. Though I like those set in the tropical settings, I like the snowy mountain areas where things can be “left to the imagination” so to speak. I am very excited to read your latest book. Thanks!

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    Lisa Freeman says:

    I have certain authors that are an autobuy for me – if they have a book out, I’ll get it. Also a good cover will make me pick up the book and read the blurb, but not necessarily buy the book. Reading excerpts is the most likely way for me to buy a book from a new author, and also word of mouth by friends who I know share my reading taste.

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    Mickey MacDougall says:

    So did my entry go thru?? I don’t think so! So I’m sending comment again….
    I believe I could get my hands on this book and pull an “all nighter”! Enter me in the contest too!!!!

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    Pamk says:

    aliens would make me pick up a book most every time.

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    Jeanette Juan says:

    I mainly only purchase a book immediately if I find that the plot is interesting or filled with a loving romance.

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    MarthaE says:

    I do like books set in Louisiana. But it has to be an interesting plot line to get me… especially suspense or a really good sounding historical. Plus I have several authors that are an automatic!

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    Jo Ann Jansing says:

    Paranormal.. if it isn’t in the cart, it’s on the wish list.
    Otherwise if it has an unusual catch, I’ll try it.

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    Gayle O says:

    What really gets me about the blurb is the story line that is described and the details of the main characters. If the story sounds good or interesting, it will grab my attention. If the hero and heroine sound like characters I would like and am able to easily envision, I would pick up the book. Any book with time-travel, fantasy, or paranormal will also have me taking a second look to see if it sounds like something I will buy.

    Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the ARC.

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    Terri W. says:

    For me I love any book in an exotic place especially in the steamy south or in Egypt.

    Also if the story sounds interesting to me I will want to read it and I mostly love reading paranormail and mystery/thriller romantic books.

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    limecello says:

    Please don’t enter me for this book – I’m pretty sure I’ve ordered it. (And actually same for yesterday’s >.<)
    Um… as for what makes me need/want a book – here the hypocrite meter might beep, because… if it’s the second book in a series. (I say that because I am so not for series these days.) But the premise of the book. The character interaction…. and yes, the plot. Even though I don’t look for plot foremost in the books I read.
    I know! I’m a contradiction and it seems impossible to please! 😛 But I love books.

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    Lori T says:

    There are lots of things that draw me to a book. Plot factors in, but it is not always the selling point. I love to hread about the characters, if it is part of a series, and sometimes even the cover pulls me to the book….very seldom do I buy a book simply because of the cover but it can pull me over to it.

    This sounds great!

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    Kim S. says:

    What makes me want to have a book NOW when I read the back blurb actually depends on my mood at the time I think. I’ve grabbed books due to the humor written into the blurb, the setting, the attitudes of the hero and/or heroine, the hero being a bonehead,(I love those!!) the heroine being major tough or feisty or any other interesting information I might spot in the blurb. I definately like a well written blurb!!

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    Christine Womack says:

    Sounds like a great book that I would love to read. Hope that I win it!

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    seton says:

    Certain phrases always scream “Buy Me!” like “marriage of convenience” and “bookworm”

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    Sharmi P. says:

    I love an exotic locale, but I have to say I actually find myself drawn to books where there is humor. I like it when I am reading a romance and find myself either smiling or laughing out loud.

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    Donna S says:

    Paranormal titles will get me to look at it, adding in mystery, suspense, or romance or a combo of the 3 will get me to buy it.

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    Caffey says:

    Hi Jaci!
    I love this SG-5 series! Its too once you start this series, so can’t wait for another in the series! So that reminder of the series in the blurb, will have me picking it up (along with the author). Just as I see yours and my (your) riders 🙂 When it comes to Romance Suspense, I’m a picky reader. I used to read straight suspense and was often looking for that romance in the book. So once I found them with the romance, I love to have one thats intense with the tension for the h/h. So with those I read the whole blurb on books at the stores and even see some quotes on the books from authors I read and that too will tell influence me. Back to the blurb, I want to read in there that the passion is going to be strong in that book too! I tend to enjoy so many themes like SEALs, cops, detectives, covert operations, etc. Any setting is a go for me because its probably the closest I’ll get to ever being there since I don’t get to travel So its going in my basket if it has a theme that pulls me in along with an intense romance!

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    Elaine Chang says:

    Usually its got to be fantasy or sci-fi but if its got an unique storyline I may consider buying it.

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    LuAnn Morgan says:

    I read just about every genre imaginable. Suspense is one of my favorites.

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    Marie says:

    For me it’s all about the characters. If I like the sound of the hero and heroine from the back blurb and the beginning of the book sound great, I’ll buy it.

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    Debra says:

    Yes New Orleans is a great setting.Being from Louisiana I love to read anything about my home.Louisiana has many great places an author could weave a story from in no time.Legends and old tales that bring to life suspense mixed with romance are great.Blurbs that outline but not give the whole story away is wonderful.Don’t forget the cover.A foggy night,Heavy full moon,and a granite statue or iron gate.Hooks that real in readers like myself.

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    kh says:

    i like a beach setting because i do like the water.

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    Katy M. says:

    I mostly buy from my auto-buy authors and don’t even bother reading the back cover blurb unless they’re branching into a new series or genre.

    When I try new authors these are some of my “must have” triggers:

    I love books with athletes! I’m a sports fan and have spent many an evening drooling over the way football or baseball pants cup a players backside *g* My fantasy teams aren’t necessarily based on skill *eg*…

    I also love stranded stories where the hero and heroine are forced into each others company for an extended period of time…

    Stories with military men or men involved in top-secret, no-one-knows-about-them agencies…

    A paranormal with an angle I haven’t heard of before…

    Stories set in hot locations where it’s bound to get steamy. N’awlins and the bayou is definitely a HOT, HOT place to set a book!

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    Sue A. says:

    I have a bias for author’s I’ve read before and liked first. Outside of that it not so much about a setting/location but more about characters and their relationships. So if the blurb introduces me to characters and their human struggles of which I want to learn more about then I want that book.

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    Melissa says:

    I have certain authors that I will buy, no matter of the genre or blurb. My most favorite genre is paranormal, followed by romantic suspense. I also love books set in Ireland.

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    Becky Ward says:

    That book sounds really good. I usually pick up my favorite authors. I will pick up books dealing with paranormals, shapeshifters, cowboys, Greek men and Italian men. I like books that take place in Texas, Colorada, Montana, Wyoming, Greece, Italy, Spain, Scotland, and Ireland. I guess I am not real picky what genre or where it takes place.

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    Laurie G says:

    I like books set in the tropics, in the desert (sheiks) and the Greek Islands.

    I like family series.

    I like relationships between a boss and an underling.

    I like heiress stories.

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    Lois says:

    I’m basically equal opportunity when it comes to contemporary US locations — however, I don’t think I would want to read something that takes place in my neck of the woods, not because people might get it wrong, but I want to get away from it! LOL But I’m definitely a sucker for things British. So if it’s England, I’m definitely inclined to read further, see what it’s about.


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    Michele L. says:

    Ooo baby! This is one hot hunk of man! Paranormal books are my favs! This is definitely a winner book!

    I love Allison Kent books! They are awesome!

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    Jenny Cybulski says:

    I am such an avid reader that I actually make a list at the beginning of each year that I spend days researching. My husband says I am alittle OCD there, but I freak when my TBR pile gets lite. I prefer the paranormal romance/ urban fantasy genre. But I need the book to have just as much action if not more then the romance. I also prefer my books to be part of a series because I feel such a loss when books are over.

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    sara hurt says:

    Ill take just about any setting in a book as long as the author can make me picture it vividly with their writing. I am partial to historicals but I do like a little bit of everything.

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    Rhonda says:

    Of course I love New Orleans settings, but then I like most settings, even off the beat path one. Bad boy heros get me every time 🙂

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    chey says:

    I’m more likely to buy a book if it is a suspense, and/or it takes place in a location I’ve never been to.

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    Larena Wirum says:

    Living in Arizona I will definitely grab anything that takes place in AZ but I also really enjoy reading books that take place in the south.

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    May says:

    I love older woman, younger man storyline.

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    ann marie says:

    Mine is based on what mood I’m in. I do love books that are set in England.

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