Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author.
She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breaths away. Her books are the perfect blend of steamy and heartfelt, filled with emotional characters and explosive chemistry. Her writing takes readers to new heights, providing a variety of tears, laughs, and shocking moments that leave fans on the edge of their seats.
She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, her youngest two children, and three fluffy dogs.
When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitting, or just hanging out with her family. At nights, she likes to binge watches shows or movies with her equally geeky husband.
Auschwitz, 1941: It was her father’s job to save the lives of the SS. But she chose to risk everything and save the lives of prisoners.
In Nazi-occupied Poland, Sofia cannot look her father in the eye. Sofia’s mother, her papa’s cherished wife, is Jewish—how dare he work as a doctor for the SS? She cannot forgive him, even if the bargain was made to spare their lives.
In the middle of the night, Isaac emerges from a packed train with hundreds of others. Beneath Auschwitz’s barbed wire, soldiers surround them, and gunshots pierce the dark sky. The SS decide prisoners’ fates on the spot—and Isaac is chosen to work, rather than to die.
Every day, Isaac and his fellow inmates are sent to a nearby farm. From sunup to sundown, they toil the land with barely a scrap to eat. Every breath feels like it could be Isaac’s last, so when he sees a beautiful auburn-haired girl peering out of the farmhouse window, it feels like a dream…
Sofia refuses to accept what she is seeing. Disobeying her father and evading the guards, she risks her life to sneak a letter to the green-eyed boy outside. She explains that she has hidden them food, and that she’ll do everything in her power to save them.
This secret exchange sparks an escape that should have been impossible—and a love story that is unforgettable. But is love enough in the face of evil? And when Sofia and Isaac are concealed underground, holding their breath as the Nazis hunt them, will they survive?
Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Choice, and Orphan Train will be utterly gripped by this heartbreaking and unputdownable tale. This tear-jerking page-turner shows that even if your freedom has been robbed, and your loved ones torn from you, nobody can steal your hope…
The Widow Rules series was one where I enjoyed the first book, so was excited to see what would happen next for the trio of unlikely friends.
This installment of the series focuses on Constance and her childhood friend, Jonathan.
I enjoyed getting to know Constance, Jonathan, and the secondary cast of their staff and friends. These are characters that come to us with history and baggage. How they deal with those issues colors their interactions and takes an unusual situation and makes it real and relatable.
The time line for this is sequential to book 1, so it definitely makes more sense if you read the series in order. Seeing Constance follow in Kat’s footsteps for a potential happy ending has made me more curious to see how the series will conclude with Beth’s story.
This was an entertaining romantic suspense read. Dillion has recently inherited a ranch from her aunt and has trouble brewing when she finds Cal on her land.
I enjoyed seeing these two get to know each other, even as they struggled with the outside forces trying to make things difficult. Ms Grant did an excellent job of balancing the suspense story line with the budding romance between Cal and Dillon. She also did a fantastic job of slowly revealing the master mind of the problems in such a way that the reader figures it out along with the characters.
As much as I enjoyed Cal and Dillon’s story, there were several small things - that I think really fall under personal preference- that pulled me out of the story. Those issues were what kept this from being a full 4 star read for me.
This was a fun book with a great slow build, friends to lovers relationship. Griffin and Serena are both interesting characters with mild baggage when we meet them. They are also dealing with a bit of a mystery. I enjoyed seeing how things played out and was surprised by the twist at the end.
Griffin has several siblings and they make for an entertaining secondary cast. One of the strengths of this book is that I was able to pick it up and not feel lost even though it was the second book in the series.
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Long Shot: A Forbidden Basketball Romance
Think you know what it's like being a baller's girl? You don't. My fairy tale is upside down. A happily never after. I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud. I was a fool, and his love - fool's gold. Now there's a new player in the game, August West. One of the NBA's brightest stars. Fine. Forbidden. He wants me. I want him. But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won't let me go
*Contains intimate partner violence not involving the hero. Read reviews for further guidance.
Block Shot: An Enemies-to-Lovers Second Chance Romance
JARED If I had a dollar for every time Banner Morales made my heart skip a beat... The heart everyone assumes is frozen over. Her anger is . . . arousing. Every glare from those fire-spitting eyes, every time she grits her teeth, gets me . . .well, you know. If I had a dollar for every time she's put me in my place, I'd be an even richer man. I'm a successful sports agent because I assume "no" means you'll think about it. I'm sure what you meant to say is "Coming right up." They say even rich men don't always get what they want, but those men don't know how to play the game. The trick is to keep them guessing. Take Banner. She assumes she's winning, but this game? She doesn't even know how to play.
BANNER If I had a dollar for every time Jared Foster broke my heart, I'd have exactly one dollar. One night. One epic fail. One dollar . . . and I'm out. I've moved on. I've found success in a field ruled by men. Anything they can do, I have done better. They can keep the field while I call the shots, blocking them when I have to. And Jared has the nerve to think he gets a second chance? Boy, please. Go sit down. Have several seats. I'll just be over here ignoring the man carved from my fantasies with a lust-tipped chisel. Oh, I didn't say the struggle wasn't real. But I've got that one dollar, and Jared won't have me
HOOK SHOT: An Age Gap Single Dad Romance
A deeply emotional standalone romance set in the worlds of professional basketball and high fashion.
KENAN Divorced. Single dad. Traded to a losing squad. Cheated on, betrayed, exposed. My perfect life blew up in my face and I'm still picking up the pieces. The last thing I need is her. A wildflower. A storm. A woman I can't resist. Lotus DuPree is a kick to my gut and a wrench in my plans from the moment our eyes meet. I promised myself I wouldn't trust a woman again, but I've never wanted anyone the way I want Lo. She's not the plan I made, but she's the risk I have to take.
LOTUS A warrior. A baller. The one they call Gladiator. Kenan Ross charged into my life smelling all good, looking even better and snatching my breath from the moment we met. The last thing I need is him. I’m working on me. Facing my pain and conquering my demons. I've seen what trusting a man gets you. I. Don't. Have. Time. For. This. But he just keeps coming for me. Keeps knocking down my defenses and stealing my excuses one by one. He never gives up, and now...I'm not sure I want him to.
About Kennedy Ryan
A RITA® and Audie® Award winner, USA Today bestselling author Kennedy Ryan writes for women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish, and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts. Kennedy and her writings have been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, TIME, O magazine, and many others. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son.
Corinne Michaels has revealed the cover for Help Me Remember!
Releasing: June 14, 2022
Cover Design: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative
Photographer: Nicole Ashley Photography
Model: Ashley Dunnington
New York Times bestselling author Corinne Michaels brings you a new small-town, brother’s best friend romance.
In one second, my life disappeared.
My past. My memories. My future.
The only certainty I have from the last three years is that my older brother is dead, and I am the only eyewitness.
In order to protect the case, the lawyers demand that no one give me any information about my life . . . I must remember on my own. My only help comes from my brother’s best friend and world-renowned investigative reporter, Spencer Cross.
He has no idea how many nights I’ve spent dreaming of his name—and his body—next to mine.
Now we’re a team and our goal is to recover my memories and retrace my past. But each day we spend together, he’s looking at me as more than his friend’s little sister and I find it harder to want my old life back. Instead I’m wishing for a new one–with him. His kiss feels like home. His arms make me feel safe, and I never want this to end.
As my memories return, forcing me to face my future, everything falls apart... especially when I find an engagement ring hidden in my apartment. I have no idea who gave it to me, or what it means about my past.
I may have asked Spencer to help me remember, but now I wish I could forget.
Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles.
Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing career after spending months away from her husband while he was deployed--reading and writing were her escapes from the loneliness. Corinne now lives in Virginia with her husband and is the emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children.
Code Name: Revenge (Jameson Force Security, Book
Release Date: April 19, 2022
McGrath approached me about joining Jameson Force Security, I jumped at the chance. Just call me
Dozer Burney, one half of the genius duo who keeps the team at the foref
ront of security technology.
The move from NASA to Jameson also put me back on the east coast, closer to those who mean the
most to me.
Jessica Anderson has been my best friend since college. A single mom who found herself mixed up with
a dangerous man ye
ars ago, she’s been living a safe, quiet life in Miami after helping police put him
behind bars. We both knew her safety, and that of her daughter, was reliant on him staying locked up.
So when I see an alert that he’s escaped from his maximum security pri
son, I know where he’s heading
to exact his revenge.
Now it’s a race against time to get to Jessica before he does.
Protecting her with my life is easy, because there’s one thing I’ve never admitted to anyone, not even
I have been in love with Jes
sica Anderson since the day I met her. And if we both make it out
alive, I’ll make sure she knows it every day for the rest of our lives.
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As we have navigated our way through the previous Jameson Forde security books, Dozer has been a steady secondary character. In Code Name: Revenge, he and his long time friend, Jessica, take a staring role.
Dozer and Jessica are dynamic characters and I enjoyed getting to know them and their little scene stealer, Thea. Friendship and devotion play a central role in how this story plays out.
This is a fast paced book that I would call a “semi-standalone” read. Dozer and Jessica’s story is independent, but they are fairly dependent on the secondary cast. That reliance on the secondary cast has me strongly encouraging readers to read at least some of the other Jameson books before diving in here.
My mom always said you don't get a second shot at making a first impression. I've remembered that my entire career. Especially since I'm one of the few black men who play professional hockey.
I'm calculated and respectful in the way I speak to my coaches, the owners, and the media. I've never taken a risk... until her.
I could blame it on the fact that for once I pushed away the pressure of my career for the ocean waves, the sand, and good times with my new teammates. But those are excuses because the minute I saw her at the airport, something lit up inside me and the best week of my life was spent with her in my bed.
After our week in paradise, we said goodbye, exchanged phone numbers and both assumed that unless one of us was flying through the other's city on the opposite side of the country, our vacation fling was over.
Then one night after practice I see her. She's here. In my city. Telling me she moved here for a job. If that's not fate tell me what is.
I've never wanted a second shot more than I do this time, but she's determined to leave what we were on the island we left behind.
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Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write "heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle" about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they're married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they're both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!
The duo behind Piper Rayne teased us a bit with Cory in the previous book of the Hockey Hotties series (Offside with #55) and it was a pleasure to get to know him better here in his own book.
Cory is a character that I enjoyed getting to know. He's a young guy, but is more mature than he's been behaving. His interactions with family and teammates give great insights into who Cory is, but it was how he treated Ande (his potential love interest) that really made Cory shine. Ande is another character that I liked. It was easy to out myself in her shoes - how would I feel in her situation?
Piper & Rayne have done an excellent job with the Hockey Hottie series of showing some of the different aspects of the world around the Florida Fury hockey team. Not only has this helped incorporate additional secondary characters to let us get to know them better, but it has also added dimensions to the world these players and characters are living in.
As the 5th book in the series, Second Shot with #76 is technically a stand alone as Cory and Ande's story is independent of the other stories in the series. Having said that, I do think that reading the series in order will add to the enjoyment factor.
This is a free read that was definitely more than I expected. What did I expect you ask? I expected it to be well written (it is a Vi Keeland book after all) I expected romance I expected a little risky business I expected humor - with a blurb and set up like this one, how could I not?
Inappropriate delivered on all those expectations, but it also delivered a powerful emotional story woven in between the romance and humor.
The meet cute here is awesome and I loved how it played into the strengths of Grant and Ireland. The truly strong female lead character who stuck to her guns was great to see. Grant’s story is revealed in flashbacks and each one peels a little more of the onion away so that he makes more sense to the reader as he’s also revealing himself to Ireland.
The issues and emotions addressed in Grant’s back story are one of the things I liked most about Inappropriate, but it’s also one of the things that felt unfinished to me. I won’t go into detail about what those are, because I don’t want to spoil the story, but I will say that I needed just a smidge more in terms of full resolution.
This entertaining read has been on my TBR for a while. The Badd Brothers are new to me, but I have been curious about them since picking up the books when they were on sale. I liked Zane and Mara, along with his brothers and her friend that made up the primary secondary cast. I also found the premise of the story interesting.
If it's an entertaining read with likeable characters, then why is it an average read? Mainly because as much as I liked the characters, I had a hard time connecting with them. Mara and Zane are both veterans, but both have other baggage too. As they were getting to know each other, there was one particular scene that just stuck out for me as not really fitting, the emotional data dump of the converation seemed to be meant to establish the parameters for the couple, and while that was accomplished, it was just too much and went a little far. Some of the things that made this more of an average read for me are probably style/personal preference things, so I won't go into too much detail. I will say that in meeting the other Badd brothers, I am curious about their stories.