Monday, August 9, 2021

Roost Recommendations August 2021


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I've made a few changes to my system. Hopefully, the sailing will be a bit smoother this month. Let's get the literary party started!

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The Adventure of the Murdered Midwife
Author: Liese Fabre
Genre: Mystery

First-place winner of the 2019 CIBA Mystery and Mayhem award.

Arthur Conan Doyle provided few details on Holmes' boyhood. His ancestors were country squires, his grandmother was the sister of the French artist Vernet, and he had a brother named Mycroft - seven years his senior. Recently, a cache of documents has been discovered detailing, in Sherlock's own hand, his early forays into criminal investigation.

Only weeks into his first year at Eton, Sherlock's father calls his brother and him back to Underbyrne, the ancestral estate. The village midwife has been found with a pitchfork in her back in the estate's garden, and Mrs. Holmes has been accused of the murder. Can Sherlock find the true killer in time to save her from the gallows?

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The Alex Cave Series
Author: James M. Corkill
Genre: Science Fiction

Dead Energy

Global oil supplies suddenly vanish and society starts to crumble in this science fiction mystery series.
Geophysicist and adventurer Alex Cave is on vacation sailing the waters of the Puget Sound when he sees a brilliant flash of neon blue light on an oil tanker. He changes course to help and discovers there was no explosion, no one on board, and the oil has mysteriously vanished without a trace.

The US is hit first, but diminishing oil supplies around the world create chaos and despair, and the only clue is a dollar-size crystal found in the hold of an empty oil tanker.

Cold Energy

Sudden freezing temperatures threaten a catastrophe that will affect the entire world in this science fiction mystery series.
Geophysicist and adventurer Alex Cave is called in to remedy the situation before civilization faces ecological disaster. He leads a small group of people on the high-tech research vessel Mystic, but Captain John Dieter has his own agenda and recruits modern day pirates to steal the ship. Without the Mystic, civilization will enter a new Ice Age.

Red Energy

The Yellowstone super volcano is about to erupt in this science fiction mystery series.
In Part 2 of Cold Energy, geophysicist and adventurer Alex Cave discovers a piece of alien technology on one of the Aleutian Islands, but before he can take it to a safe location, it is stolen and taken to COBRA, a private top-secret research facility south of Yellowstone National Park.

The scientists have no idea what they’re dealing with, and when everyone on earth is put in grave danger, Alex begins a desperate race to save them. His only option is to go back in time to stop the eruption, but it won’t work if he can’t remember what to do.


The moon is being dragged from orbit in this science fiction mystery series.
Geophysicist and adventurer Alex Cave receives an urgent message about an unusual geologic event in Iceland. Giant globules of molten rock are defying the laws of physics by floating up out of an ancient glacier. Soon satellites start falling from the sky, and Alex begins a desperate race to find the cause and stop it.

His attempts to find a solution are thwarted by a ruthless woman determined to make a profit from the dire circumstances. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, a massive emerald asteroid is on a collision course with Earth and will impact in six-days.

Pandora's Eyes

The color of your eyes will determine if you live or die in this science fiction mystery series.
Geophysicist and adventurer Alex Cave discovered four alien artifacts that seemed designed to destroy all life on Earth. He thought they were locked up at a top-secret facility, but two of the devices have gone missing, and one of them is in orbit over our planet.

John Essex is fanatical about conquering space, and has good intentions when he steals one of the alien devices. He never imagined it would wake an artificial intelligence named Pandora, who claims our planet as her own. She will allow some of us to live if we kill everyone with brown eyes.


DNA and social media postings will determine who will survive in this science fiction mystery series.
Geophysicist and adventurer Alex Cave meets geneticist Zane Simon and learns his amazing discovery will save the lives of five hundred humans, but the secret is there is no hope for the other billions.

The secret gets out and protests and riots erupt all over the world because of the discrimination against LGBQTs and obese people. How can Alex stop the coming apocalypse before the entire human race is eradicated?

Ornery note: I believe the author means well, but this ornery old fat broad implores authors (and everyone else) not to use the O slur when describing us fat folk. I hate that fucking word. It's an othering word. It's a shaming word. The most important word in the phrase "fat person" is not "fat," it's "person." 
Do you want to know how you should treat fat people?
Treat them like you would any other person. Simple common courtesy works wonders.
Fat is a neutral descriptor. Most fat people greatly prefer it to the O slur.


Tsunamis are destroying cities along the Pacific Rim in this science fiction mystery series.
Geophysicist and adventurer Alex Cave discovers an ancient alien laboratory under the North Pacific Ocean. He manages to get inside and meets Seti, an artificial intelligence in charge of recording the data from five experiments, but she finds Alex attractive and tricks him into entering the parallel universe experiment.

Alex finds himself in a society decades ahead of his reality, and this Jadin is slightly different than the one he loves. He discovers this society has gone to extremes to save the geniuses who make their lives worth living. The problem is Alex won’t accept their lies and needs to get back to his own reality.

An Angel's Unintentional Entanglement
Author: Tena Stetler
Genre: Mystery, Paranormal Romance

Fallen warrior angel, Caden Silverwind, lives alone in Colorado's rugged Rockies, healing from physical wounds as well as the mental anguish suffered during battles with dark demons. Then he finds a woman barely clinging to life after a horrendous beating. He is not prepared for the entanglement she brings to his life, nor the feelings she awakens in him.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Agent, Mystic Rayne’s personal dilemma and assignment nearly gets her killed. Divine intervention is a complication she never expected and her growing attraction to Caden is undeniable. Can she trust him with her secret?

Their quest to uncover her attacker takes them from the pristine mountains in Colorado to the wilds of Wyoming. Along the way, they find answers which may place them in more danger. Determined to solve the mystery, they must also navigate their feelings and fears to find love and unite heaven and earth.

Arresting Jeremiah
Author: Amber Daulton
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Readers Roost Review of Arresting Jeremiah: 

Injured Parole Officer Jeremiah “Jim” Borden never expected Calista Barlow, the sassy blonde waitress he’s craved for months, to ring his doorbell. She slips into his heart—and his bed—but he’s obsessed with a gangland investigation that threatens his career and maybe even his life.

Calista doesn’t trust easily, not with a daughter to protect and the stalker who keeps calling her. After her violent ex-boyfriend returns, she finds solace in Jim’s arms.

Jim may have to forego his need for answers to protect the ready-made family he adores, but how will he and Calista escape an unseen enemy that is always one step ahead of them?

Tagline – When threats escalate, will Jim and Calista succumb, or fight for a love they can’t deny?

This book has earned the Readers Roost Hot n Cool Seal of Approval.

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The Dee Carver Collection
Author: Dee Carver
Genre: Fantasy Romance

Fay's Wish

Shayla, Princess of the Fay, must begin the journey to discover her true power by leaving the island. If she's successful, she will become queen. Her plight won't be an easy one, for there are those who would use Shayla as a means to solidify their own position of power.
Kyle, Shayla's guide in the human world, is destined to bring hope to the Fay even though his own future seems bleak. With Kyle by her side, miracles can happen, offering the promise of the return of the magic.
Once that happens, nothing is impossible.

As I entered the garden, the smell of succulent roses and jasmine infused me. I continued upon an emerald and ruby path, glinting like a wine-filled goblet. Gliding over pearls and bright quartz, I headed for the waterfalls, the soft lining of moss caressing my feet.
My heart faltered. He was human.

La Roe's Curse

When Emerald La Roe ran away 300 years ago, she had not planned to return. However, after repeated dreams from Goddess Morrigan, Emerald finally realizes she has no choice. Emerald not only finds a magical sword waiting for her, but her dead husband also.

It seems Stefan O’ Duff wants’ reconciliation and help to cure the curse they share. Emerald would rather see him dead than be with him again, she has someone else to consider though. Her new love, Maxwell Howard a werewolf, who through sharing blood with Emerald, now faces the same fate as Emerald and Stefan. For the cure to work, Emerald has to put her hatred of Stefan aside and consent to share his bed again.

Can Emerald put 300 years of anger aside to save them or will she sacrifice all their futures and kill him as she swore to do?

First We Kill All the Lawyers
Author: Seelie Kay
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Donovan Trait is a marked man. He is flamboyant, stunningly handsome, and notoriously insatiable, but his attitude and style belie his skills in the courtroom. No one survives a cross-examination at Donovan’s hands. His knowledge of the law and trial practice has accumulated over the years… and years, of experience. More than three hundred years. You see, when Donovan isn’t seducing judges and juries, he’s a creature of the night. And now that someone has decided that it’s time to kill all lawyers, his lust for attention has set him in the murderer’s sights.

The problem is that vampires don’t die. Not easily, anyway. That’s good news for Donovan, not so much for his very human lady love, also a target of the serial killer. Will several unsuccessful attempts on his life expose Donovan’s true nature? Will the killer learn the secret that will guarantee a permanent death? Or will Donovan finally manage to put an end to the killer’s murderous spree and live happily ever after, with his lady love?

Coming Soon

Flashes of Emotion
Author: Augustine Sam
Genre: Poetry

From the Editors' Choice Award-winning poet & the 2015 Book Award finalist: AN ELECTRIFYING POETRY COLLECTION WITH A RAW EDGE Flashes of Emotion, a book of romantic poetry, is both timely and timeless. A selection that allows us to tap into the poet's insights on a wide variety of topics from life and love to death and drudgery, this is contemporary poetry with a classical edge, highlighting a lively, refreshing, and innovative style - a "must have" for anyone who has ever experienced love, pain, defeat, or joy...

Furrever Friends Cat Cafe Sweet Romance Collection
Author: Kris Bock
Genre: Sweet Romance
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♥ “I absolutely love this heartfelt series.” ♥  
The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple (and maybe more than one rescued cat).  This collection contains 5 books in the series.  

♥ “Small town romance with cats ... what more could you want?” ♥  
Kittens and Kisses at the Cat Café – book 2  

He’s loved her forever. She still sees him as the neighbor kid. Can five desperate kittens bring them together?  

Tea and Temptation at the Cat Café – book 3  

Can two lonely people get a second chance at finding love?  

Romance and Rescues at the Cat Café – book 4  

Can getting stranded in a creepy house full of abandoned cats turn these enemies into friends—or even something more?  

Christmas Cookies at the Cat Café – book 5  

Christmas isn’t the same since Diane’s kids grew up and her husband died – so when her high school sweetheart comes back to town, maybe it’s time for some cozy new holiday traditions.  

Cupcakes and Confessions at The Cat Café – book 6  

A chance meeting changes three lives …  

♥ “The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series is one of my favorite series of all time." ♥  
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His True Love
Author: Lynn Chantale
Genre: Romantic Suspense

In a small town, in a popular bar, beautiful women disappear. This could just be a coincidence, but private investigators, Carson, Matt and Nathalie don’t believe in them. So they go undercover.

However, when one of the missing women turns up dead, the trio is disturbed to learn the woman bore a striking resemblance to Nathalie; they increase their efforts. When Nathalie disappears from the same bar, Carson and Matt will do anything to find her.

*Contains explicit descriptions of sex, strong language, and descriptions of violence.*

Author: Beverly Bateman
Genre: Romantic Suspense

HUNTED is the first in the series about the Hawkins ranch and the Hawkins men. It’s a romantic suspense set in Duster, a fictional, small town in Montana.
Staying alive wasn’t Maggie McGonagall’s first concern.
Could she convince the man she hadn’t planned on ever seeing again, to accept and protect, a son he didn’t know about? Once she managed that, she’d figure out how to keep herself from getting killed.
Cody Hawkins came running when the woman he wanted to forget called him for help. Could he help her, and walk away?
The Hawkins ranch was Maggie’s second home growing up. She’d been in love with Cody ever since she met him when she was ten years old. Until her late teens Cody never showed interest in her as a person
One night, caught in a cabin in a thunder storm they had made love. Maggie thought Cody finally realized he loved her. He had to leave on a cattle drive the next day and was gone for several weeks.
While he was gone Maggie found out she was pregnant. She planned to tell cod, but when he returned home she found him in the arms of another woman. To prevent embarrassing her family as an unwed mother she left Duster.
Moving to Chicago she worked as a receptionist in an accountant’s office. One night she forgot a book she’d been reading. Returning to the office she opened the door just as shots were fired and the accountant fell to the floor. Two men trained their guns on her. She ran and escaped.
It had been a mafia contract killing. The FBI found her and Maggie testified, sending everyone involved to prison.
After delivering a healthy baby boy, they are both put into the witness protection plan. She’s been living in Seattle, under an assumed name, with her son ever since.
Cody returned from the cattle drive after a disastrous mistake on his part, expecting to find Maggie waiting for him. Instead, she had left town. No one would tell him where she went. He tracked her to Great Falls but then she completely disappeared off the face of the earth. He’s been angry with her for running out on him, ever since.
After seven years someone is trying to kill Maggie. She’s convinced the mafia has finally found her. She contacts Cody. She wants him to protect their son.
He immediately comes to help Maggie. Another attempt on her life occurs. Maggie is shot in her arm. Cody tries to convince Maggie she should return to Duster with him. He’ll protect both her and her son.
She refuses, wanting her son to be as far away from her as possible. Cody decides he’s not taking no for an answer. The doctor treating her arm gives her medication to sleep. While she’s sleeping he kidnaps her. He takes her, and Matt, back to his ranch, locking her in the house so she can’t escape.
Over the next few days Cody teaches the boy how to ride and shows him the ranch. Maggie schemes how to escape and runaway again.
The daughter from a neighboring ranch shows up to welcome Cody home. She is hoping to get Cody to propose. When she finds out about Maggie, and they meet, she tells Maggie that she and Cody are planning on getting married.
Maggie realizes how much she still loves Cody. She finally agrees to stay on the ranch until the killer is caught. There are no further attempts on her life, so they hope the killers haven’t traced her.
She finally tells Cody that Matt is his son. He’s angry at first but he loves the boy. Both sets of parents are thrilled with their grandson.
The Seattle police arrest the person who had tried to kill her there, but it’s not over because he isn’t the one that shot at her. A new, big, black car shows up in town. He’s concerned that they might be after Maggie.
They are professional hit men. Cody and the sheriff plan to have everyone think Maggie has left town and hopefully the hit men will then leave. The plan works. Maggie decided to stay in Duster and find a rental house.

Author: Kayelle Allen
Genre: Erotic Romance, M/M Romance, Sci-Fi

Easy mission. All he has to do is seduce Luc, the most powerful man in the empire, and then betray him.

Jawk spies on the enigmatic man, known empire-wide as the Harbinger. Undercover as a waiter in Luc's favorite haunt, Jawk gets a break when Luc seeks to hire him for a one-night ménage with his current lover, Wulf.

Jawk agrees, and things go well until Wulf and Luc fight, and Jawk is dismissed. He must get back in the man's good graces.

When Luc seeks to make Wulf jealous by taking Jawk on a long trip, the means to gather intel is too good to pass up.

But meanwhile, a forbidden dalliance between Wulf and Alitus tests the bounds of trust between immortals and their Chosen humans.

The elicit affair threatens to rupture the eons-old alliance forever, and subject every last immortal to risk...

Laurel Glen Series
Author: B.L. Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense


A successful woman wary of charming men. A man full of regret for a massive error in judgement. Their fiery relationship that almost wasn’t. A novel of international intrigue, last chances, and trust. 

Lindsey Kelly loves two things—fast cars and her counter-terrorism business. She’s a self-made Beltway Bandit who rewards herself for her successes by racing her “baby,” a Ferrari F430 Spider, at Laurel Glen. When the car malfunctions during a practice lap, she meets a new track mechanic, Gavin Blake. Lindsey initially finds his looks compelling, but his judgmental and know-it-all attitude remind her of everything life with her ex-husband taught her to avoid. 

For his part, Gavin isn’t interested in rich women who think they own the world. Or so he tells himself. In his previous life as a high-powered attorney, someone like Lindsey could have been his, but now, simplicity is what he craves. He hopes an uncomplicated life as an auto mechanic with little responsibility will help him avoid another colossal error in judgment. 

The lives of these two self-avowed loners keep colliding, however, and a steamy on-again/off-again connection develops. They are eventually pulled into a vortex of danger when a terrorist organization attempts a takeover of Lindsey’s company. Working with the CIA, Lindsey becomes bait to draw out the leader of this radical group. Faced with personal jeopardy, Gavin and Lindsey discover a love and trust that is necessary for their very existence. 

Foreign Threat

A woman determined that no man will orchestrate her life. A man haunted by his past and not ready for love. A powerful international tale of passion, danger, and second chances. 

Carolyn Stone knows fear, but she’s vowed never to be powerless again. She must succeed in the counter-terrorist school to be eligible for her State Department deployment to a foreign posting. Everything is riding on this, and her counter-terrorist school instructor, Ben Jackson, is standing in her way. Carolyn is agitated by his high-handed, drill sergeant disposition but is also drawn to his intense, dark, good looks. 

Ben feels the spark between them, but he’s haunted by an incident in Afghanistan that makes any relationship problematic. He doesn’t deserve a smart, sexy woman, especially one whose expressive eyes intrigue him—one moment sparkling with interest, the next filled with sorrow and trepidation. 

Carolyn and Ben meet again in Jordan where the passion that has been smoldering leaps into flame. Carolyn unwittingly becomes entangled in a terrorist plot that endangers America’s national security and could destroy the tenuous calm in the Middle East. It falls to Ben to protect the only woman he could love.

 Tortuga Sunrise

The Tortuga Sunrise Resort on Grand Cayman Island offers sun, sea, sand, and fun. The resort owners try hard to provide an atmosphere where their guests can escape from the worries of work and everyday life. But behind the sparkling beaches, the swim-up bars, and the genial camaraderie, all is not as it seems. Something more sinister is lurking behind the idyllic, tropical façade. 

Dylan Bodden is happy with his life in the States as a security contractor with his buddies from his SEAL team days. He never expected to be an innkeeper while still in his thirties. But when his parents are killed in a tragic accident, he's forced to return to the Cayman Islands and join his sister, Leri, in attempting to keep the family resort afloat. 

Meredith Elliott arrives at the hotel desperately in need of the relaxation promised in the glitzy, online brochure. She must make some pressing life decisions, and Tortuga Sunrise is just the lush, tropical surroundings she wants while she contemplates her future. 

Neither Dylan nor Meredith expects—or wants—the instant chemistry they both feel. But there can be trouble even in paradise, and it seems to be waiting for them. Soon they're entangled in a dangerous rivalry with a neighboring resort involving international corporations, property rights, and nefarious business dealings that can change their idyllic island respite into a life threatening situation. 

One thing is for sure—nothing in their lives will ever be the same again. 

The Dana Littlejohn Collection
Author: Dana Littlejohn
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

Ivy's Hot Shots

Ivy York had always been a hot commodity among the young pilots. She tried not to date them, but having an air force general for a father gave her a challenging social life. Her mother’s only goal in life seemed to be to get her to settle her down with the next available pilot and birth as many babies as possible. Just as Ivy let her mother set her up with an extremely handsome tech sergeant name Steven Jones, she met Jonathan Hayes. Having spent time with both men, Ivy can’t help but wonder if her mother finally got lucky in choosing Tech Sergeant Jones…or is Jonathan Hayes a better match for her after all?

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A drunken decision in college changed Phillip Drake's life forever. Once the chaos slowed, he knew the life he'd planned with his girlfriend, Janet, could never happen. An unforeseen tragedy brought Phil home to his family with a son. When Phil sees Janet for the first time in three years, he runs the other way not wanting to put his own wants before his son's needs. Will Janet get the chance to show Phil that she would be what's best for him and his son?

Power of the Bayou

Kameryn Gamble ran away from an awkward life. A new city offered a fresh start, a new job and a new man. Reynaud added something she never had in a relationship before…friendship, passion and peace. Things were looking up for Kameryn until an ex-lover showed up with the intention of bringing her home.

Reynaud Leduc had everything he ever wanted with Kameryn and yet something nagged at him. He hoped going ‘home’ would ease his weariness, but friends had lost their places and enemies had gained power. Will the final confrontation with his past destroy everything Reynaud had in his present preventing him from having a future with Kameryn?

Seven Year Switch

Book I in a married couple romance series. Sonja Winters enjoyed the good life with a great job and being married to Kyle, the man of her dreams. As she prepared to celebrate their seven year anniversary she came across a secret her husband had kept from her. Would it end their marriage? Or open a brand new chapter for them?


Twin sisters, Opal and Pearl Jefferson, and their best friend Debra Flores were living blissfully by their no strings attached rule, enjoying the many comforts of a good life. All was well in their world until Frank, Jake, Doug and Rakim entered into it. When one of the girls abandons their well practiced rule and falls in love. Does her decision throw a monkey wrench into the lives of everyone else around her? Or does it open up the possibility for love to capture them all?

Miranda's Masks
Author: Lisabet Sarai
Genre: Lesbian Erotica, Victorian Erotica
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Shy and serious by day—insatiable by night.

Betrayed and abandoned by her first lover, shy and studious Miranda Cahill freezes in response to any sexual attention from someone she knows and likes.

During the day, she works diligently on her doctoral thesis. At night, she finds herself drawn into increasingly extreme sexual encounters with strangers. Public coupling, multiple partners, age play, spankings, bondage, lesbian lust—each experience reveals new dimensions of her depravity. Her anonymous secret life begins to take over when she discovers that the masked seducer she meets in a sex club and the charismatic young professor courting her are the same man.

Dickens scholar Mark Anderson seems like an affable, uncomplicated Midwesterner, but he has hidden depths, myriad talents, and an unlimited appetite for erotic variety. With Mark as her guide, Miranda gradually comes to understand and accept the intricacy of her own desires, as well as to trust her heart.

Note: This novel was previously published under the title Incognito. It has been expanded, revised and reformatted for this release.

Monsoon Fever
Author: Lisabet Sarai
Genre: Historical multicultural MMF erotic romance
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When a charismatic Indian lawyer arrives at their remote Assamese tea plantation, he tempts a married couple with forbidden carnal delights.   

In the early years of their marriage, Priscilla and Jonathan eagerly indulged their physical desires, but now that passion has dwindled. Childlessness and the horrors of the Great War have taken a toll on their relationship. Though Priscilla still aches for Jon’s touch, he seems preoccupied with settling his father’s affairs in India, so they can sell the plantation they’ve inherited and return to England.

Anil Kumar served as solicitor to Jon’s father. Arriving unannounced, drenched by a monsoon deluge, he enchants both Priscilla and Jon with his beauty, poise and wisdom. In separate incidents, each of them succumbs to Anil's lustful attentions. Will the illicit cravings excited by the handsome Indian be the final stroke that destroys their marriage? Or the route to saving it?

Note: This book was previously published by Totally Bound. It has been revised and re-edited for this release.

My Name Is Dad
Author: James Frank
Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir, Mental Health

A must read for every family! My book helps explain the many stages, experiences, loss, strength, overcoming, and moving forward after losing our son to suicide. Through my personal day to day life, I have tried to help myself and others move forward and ease the pain of losing a loved one to suicide. I only hope after reading this book, you will have a deeper understanding of suicide and the ripple affect it has on survivors. You will find answers to questions and the feelings you are and will be experiencing. I have also tried to explain the lack of medical practice and experts in the psychological field. Everyone knows the word and meaning of suicide, but it's simply just a common word until it happens in your family.

The following is a duplicate of my review of this book on Amazon.
I received an advance review copy of this book and was blown away. The author tells his scathingly honest story in the hopes of preventing tragedies like the one that befell his family as well as giving comfort to other families who may have lost a loved one to suicide. Laypeople and medical professionals alike should read this book for the sake of individuals suffering from depression and feeling like they are not being heard as well as for the families that would suffer from losing them. Things need to change. We need to learn how to talk to those struggling with mental illness rather than just medicating them and hoping that they will now comply properly with social ideals such as being cheerful and successful at all times.

One Week In Your Arms
Author: Patricia Preston
Genre: Contemporary Romance

A week in paradise with an ex-lover. What could possibly go wrong?
Billionaire Carson Blackwell prefers meaningless liaisons, but a summer fling with Marla Grant has left him with memories he can’t shake. To get past his silly infatuation, he comes up with a brilliant ploy. He needs a pretend girl for a week in Hawaii while he secures a business deal. He offers the pretty country doctor funding for her community clinic in exchange for pretending to be his new girlfriend. It’s only for one week in Hawaii. She gets a big check and he gets over her. It’s a win-win situation. Or maybe not. There’s a hitch. . .

Six years ago, when Marla met Carson, she had no idea of his power and wealth. When she found out she was pregnant, she hid the truth about her child’s paternity. Now her past returns haunt her. She is torn between saving the clinic, keeping her daughter a secret, and resisting the passion she feels for the uncompromising billionaire who can destroy her life. How can she keep her worst nightmare from coming true?

One Week in Your Arms is a contemporary romance. Heat level: 3/spicy and contains some strong language.

Orlosian Warriors Box Set
Author: Dariel Raye
Genre: Occult, Supernatural

They look like angels, but they are far from it.
Meet the Orlosian Warriors. Descendants of angels and human women, their ancestors fell, but they escaped during the Great Deluge. Trained as warriors from the time they begin to walk, finding love has always been forbidden, but something new and exciting has begun. This Limited Edition boxed set includes "Calm Assurance: Orlosian Warriors Bk. 1," "Destiny's Favor: Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2," "Outreach: An Orlosian Warriors Novella," and "Alerian's War," an Orlosian Warriors novella exclusive to the set.

"Calm Assurance: Orlosian Warriors Bk. 1"
A Nephilim warrior of regal lineage is sent to guard a human trouble-magnet, but following his instincts could cost him his soul. Last time, he destroyed an entire city. What’s a strait-laced Nephilim-descendant to do when a human trouble-magnet steals his heart?

"Destiny's Favor: Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2"
His world shifted the moment she was born. Now, nothing can stop him from making her his.
Born more than 200 years ago, Japheth looks like an angel, but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred law of his brothers, even drink human blood, if it means having the one woman he believes is meant for him alone.

"Outreach: An Orlosian Warriors Novella"
Broken dreams, an ancient enigma tainted by the past, and a mystical bond beyond time and space. Meeting Jaci ignites the awakening of Andreus' frightening special gifts – gifts he has not only tried to hide from the rest of the world, but from himself. Can two shattered souls find a way to heal one another?

“Alerian’s War: An Orlosian Warriors Novella” Exclusive
To pass through the Forbidden Zone, she needs him, but can she trust a mysterious stranger in the midst of war?
Children of the Fallen - or children of the Appointed. Only one can survive.

*Warning* 18+ Contains explicit love scenes, profanity, and violence.

Rainbow Desire
Author: Various
Genre: LGBT Romance

Rainbow Desire is a celebration of life and love in its kaleidoscope of exotic rainbow colours. The stories within the book also reflect its vibrant shades of romance from light and dark. I hope you will enjoy the wealth of narratives in this glorious LGBTQ+ anthology.

Savage Bloodline
Author: Various
Genre: Multicultural Romance, Romantic Suspense

Darkness lurks behind their gazes. There’s something sinister about their smiles. Their name incites fear in their enemies. Their touch arouses passion in the women they love. They are the DeLucas. In the streets and in the sheets, there’s one word that describes them best. SAVAGE.

The men of the DeLuca family are proof that the bigger the alpha, the harder they fall… in love.

Download this exclusive anthology featuring 20+ BRAND NEW mafia romances to find out which DeLuca you will fall in love with. But first, you must ask yourself one question: Are you ready to give your heart and body to a savage?

Immerse yourself in this dangerously seductive collection that includes:
*Friends to lovers.
*Enemies to lovers.
*And more!

Shades of AMBW Series (Asian men, Black women)
Author: Various
Genre: Multicultural Romance

Shades of AMBW 

24 micro-fiction, flash fiction, and short stories by 14 writers for one low price!

This unforgettable collection features Asian men and Black women (AMBW) in a fun selection of short stories.
Love Journey Books brings together some of the most unforgettable AMBW stories, beautifully written by the authors themselves. Whether you’re looking for romance, fantasy, paranormal activity, science fiction, drama, or mystery - Shades of AMBW is just the fix you need. Read and discover upcoming bestsellers!

Featured Authors:
Ace B. Cyrian
April Marks
Ashley Joseph
Author L. Reeves
Christine Gray
Jalissa Carter
Jessi K
Lyndell Williams
Love Journey
Samantha Lee
SaRai Savage
Renee Evans
Tiya Rayne

Shades of AMBW Winter Story Collection

Welcome to the first AMBW Winter Anthology featuring 8 interracial winter stories by 7 writers for one low price!

This unforgettable winter collection features Asian Men and Black Women (AMBW) in a fun variety of cold winter tales. Love Journey Books brings together some of the most unforgettable winter stories, beautifully written by the authors themselves.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic holiday comedy, crackling erotic drama, paranormal snowmen, or a slippery accidental love affair - Shades of AMBW Winter is just the fix you need.

Read and discover upcoming bestsellers!

Shades of BWWM Story Collection (Black women, White men)
Author: Various
Genre: Multicultural Romance

Collection of Short Stories, Microfiction, & Flash Fiction.
This unforgettable collection features Black Women White Men (BWWM) in a fun selection of short stories. Love Journey Books brings together some of the most unforgettable BWWM stories, beautifully written by the authors themselves. Featuring 30 micro-fiction, flash fiction, and short stories by 17 writers for one low price!
Whether you’re looking for romance, fantasy, paranormal activity, science fiction, drama, or mystery - Shades of BWWM is just the fix you need. Read and discover upcoming bestsellers!

Tales of the Seventies
Author: David Clark Done
Genre: Drama, Short Fiction

“D.Done’s stories are uniquely original. The themes, settings, and storylines are not mere clones taken from another source. Right from the start, a reader can see that the stories are the author’s own creations. They are based in the 1970’s but are fresh and relatable. They seem to be timeless. The author covers a wide variety of themes, such as gambling, fraud, and mental illness. He has brought to life a wide range of complex characters whose trials and foibles are used to reveal some of the subtle truths of life. He has accomplished this without ever becoming preachy or pedantic. This book is both entertaining and fulfilling. It is a celebration of the complexity of life!”

Tortuga Sunrise
Author: B.L. Scott
Genre: International Intrigue, Romantic Suspense

The Tortuga Sunrise Resort on Grand Cayman Island offers sun, sea, sand, and fun. The resort owners try hard to provide an atmosphere where their guests can escape from the worries of work and everyday life. But behind the sparkling beaches, the swim-up bars, and the genial camaraderie, all is not as it seems. Something more sinister is lurking behind the idyllic, tropical façade. 

Dylan Bodden is happy with his life in the States as a security contractor with his buddies from his SEAL team days. He never expected to be an innkeeper while still in his thirties. But when his parents are killed in a tragic accident, he's forced to return to the Cayman Islands and join his sister, Leri, in attempting to keep the family resort afloat. 

Meredith Elliott arrives at the hotel desperately in need of the relaxation promised in the glitzy, online brochure. She must make some pressing life decisions, and Tortuga Sunrise is just the lush, tropical surroundings she wants while she contemplates her future. 

Neither Dylan nor Meredith expects—or wants—the instant chemistry they both feel. But there can be trouble even in paradise, and it seems to be waiting for them. Soon they're entangled in a dangerous rivalry with a neighboring resort involving international corporations, property rights, and nefarious business dealings that can change their idyllic island respite into a life threatening situation. 

One thing is for sure—nothing in their lives will ever be the same again. 

True Detective Series
Author: Lynn Chantale
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Steamy Romance

Family is everything.

No one knows that better than Carson, Matt and Nathalie. Through trials, and hardships, unwavering love and devotion, they’ve built a solid family unit. But Matt longs for a reunion with his estranged family.

A family in need.

In spite of the pain his sister put him through, Matt agrees to help his sister with a potentially ugly custody battle. Meanwhile Carson struggles to keep both Matt and Nathalie safe from Black Hemlock and anew more potential dangerous foe.

With every family there are secrets and hidden truths and buried lies. And lies, even those of omission, can destroy.

Contains strong language, violence, and explicit descriptions of sex. Contains BDSM elements. Also contains sensitive material which may trigger some readers.

Undercover Lovers
Author: Gale Stanley
Genre: Erotic Romance, M/M Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shifter

Two undercover agents weave a web of deceit when they bed their target.

Undercover Were-agent Slade Wolfe works for the Department of Shifter Affairs. He's on special assignment to take down Jaxon Castle, a resistance leader. Slade's contact in New York is a human cop, Mike Donovan, who's hiding his real relationship with their target—he and Jaxon are lovers. When Slade beds Jaxon so he can plant his surveillance equipment, a jealous Mike freaks out.

Both agents suspect the charges have been trumped up by the Feds and they're reluctant to take Jaxon down, but the director of DSA is getting antsy and he orders Mike to kill his partner and frame Jaxon for the murder. Getting rid of his competition is tempting, but Mike can't kill an innocent man, even if it means he'll end up in DSA's crosshairs with his rival and his boyfriend.

Virtus Sex
Author: Laura Tolomei
Genre: Erotic Fantasy
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This book was previously published as Virtus, The Sex but has been completely revised and doubled in size with the addition of many new scenes.

When Prince Duncan Caldwell loses his way home and knocks on a stranger's door, looking to find shelter, he doesn't know his life is about to change forever. Not because he can't tear his gaze away from the beautiful woman who opens that door, but more so because she's a stranger yet he can't shake the feeling she belongs to him. And discovering she's been banned from his home can't stop the vortex of his feelings nor the truth of his world from crashing down on him.

This is just the beginning of the Virtus Saga, where nothing is as it seems. Not the world, since its all-pervading sex drive hides a scary lack of violence. Not the people, since soul mates Prince Duncan Caldwell and Lord Christopher Templeton share a love that is unrivaled until that fateful knock on Ylianor Meyer's dilapidated shack.

This book starts the love and the passion that entwines fiery sex into this intricate three-way relationship. It's a unique connection, laced with jealousy and violence that are unknown to their world. This is not just another erotic dark fantasy series. This is the making of a trio. Of three remarkable characters that must overcome their uncontrollable lust to face the truth about themselves and their planet if they want to defeat the darkness about to devour them. To be as one whilst three! To share power and love in equal measures. This is their real challenge, the lesson they must learn. Otherwise, how will their world survive?

Warrior Priest
Author: Kate Hill
Genre: Fantasy Romance

What happens when a warrior priest from a strict religion meets a free-spirited priestess from a new age commune?

Jade and Selena are as different as two people can be, but to facilitate an alliance between their worlds, they engage in a cultural exchange. With their galaxy in danger from a planet that wants to conquer or destroy all others, they realize the importance of their assignment, but it is difficult for a warrior priest and a nonviolent priestess to understand each other.

Selena is both attracted and appalled by his old school masculinity, and Jade is tempted to break his vow of celibacy until marriage due to his powerful desire for her. Will this unlikely pair not only find common ground, but unconditional love?

When a Wolf Howls
Author: Fiona McGier
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolf

She's an unemployed scientist applying to be a teacher at a small, private academy in rural Maine.
He's the principal--and a werewolf. Students are sent here so if a wolf is living inside of them, it will present itself in a safe environment. It doesn't take long for her to realize something's different about the sexy boss she's trying to keep her hands off of, but his wolf has decided she's their mate. Now what?

Lyndell Williams Collection
Author: Lyndell Williams
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Multicultural Romance

Brothers In Law Series
Brothers In Law Short Story
Meet the six leading men of the Brothers in Law romance series. This short story tells how the group of men meet and become friends for life.

The Brothers in Law series will feature Simon, Marcus, Adam, Faisal, Brandon and Quinn as they set out to have the women they love. Get to know a little more about them and enjoy some special bonuses!

My Way to You (Brothers In Law Series Book 1)

♥Love each other, despite the world.♥

Lawyer Simon Young

He is smart, confident, and adept at keeping things with women casual—until he meets his best friend Marcus’s sister, Regina. Immediately intrigued by Regina’s beauty, Simon becomes increasingly enthralled and ultimately risks his friendship to have her for himself.

Social justice blogger Regina Kent

She is usually cautious and savvy. Yet, unable to resist her attraction to the handsome Simon, she plunges into a torrid affair, knowing that she chances angering big brother and her less tolerant followers, many of whom will not accept that one of their most popular pro-Black bloggers is dating an Asian man.


Simon and Regina fall deeper in love. Making sure that things stay between them becomes progressively impossible, and neither knows how much longer they can keep Marcus in the dark and the world at bay.

What Reviewers Are Saying
”I loved this AMBW Drama. It's definitely a page turner - At midnight I found myself saying ‘just one more page... just one more...’ The author did an excellent jobs of depitcing multiple sides of the interracial romance dilemma by giving the reader a taste of: the judgement that black women receive for dating outside their race; the judgement that Asian men receive for dating outside their race; His parent's views, biases, and thought process; and also views from her side of the aisle; and the flack that AMBW couples get on the street. The conversations are deep and detailed. And the couple actions and reactions are real and heartfelt.” Book Lover, Amazon, 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

”This is an amazing story that has enough merit to be a real-life experience. The characters are relatable and realistic. The storyline flows well and the drama keeps you on the edge of your seat!” Yakita X, Amazon, 5 stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

”I loved how the relationship between the two characters, despite their instant attraction, still moved rather slowly from that point. Both of them were reluctant to get in an actual relationship, and they each had their own reasons, which made a lot of sense for me. The cultural clash between Regina and Simon’s cultures was also very interesting and added additional challenges for their relationship.” Majanka, Amazon, 5 stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

”I picked this read because I am a fan of AMBW romance stories. However, this book is so much more it is not the cookie-cutter book boy meets girl,a small bump in the road then happily ever after the end! Lyndell Williams has picked up the mantal that the late Toni Morrison dropped. This story shows the true life twist & turns of interracial love between two very successful people with past baggage that they bring in this relationship. While they attempt to love while not only fighting the hate from society saying their love is wrong but from those they love the most family. Reading this great book is like getting caught in an ocean's riptide. You think you have swam out after you finished reading it but it pulls you back. It causes you to look at yourself and see how truly open-minded and bigot free are you really?” Ms. Sista D., Amazon, 5 stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sweet Love, Bitter Fruit (Brothers In Law Series Book 2)

Toni wants a baby and risks wrecking her marriage to get her way.

Marcus will do anything to keep Toni from destroying everything, but a tempting intern tests his loyalty and patience.

From award-winning, bestselling author Lyndell Williams.

Steamy is the best word to describe the Kents. After work, lawyer Marcus wants nothing more than to hold wife, Toni--his "Sweetness"--into his arms. He knows exactly how to make every inch of her hot body shiver under his touch. He is willing to do everything in his power to make her happy, except one.

Leaving her downtown practice, psychologist Toni heads uptown to curl up with Marcus, her sexy, younger husband. Their fiery passion is usually fully ablaze until she makes a demand that threatens to snuff it out.

**Warning: This book contains strong language, sex scenes and elements of violence, racism, and sexual assault.**

What Reviewers Are Saying
”Oh, my gosh! I was so drawn with this story that there were some times I wanted to throw my ereader at television.” Rena, , Amazon, 5 stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

”Relatively few romance titles that have come my way involve multiple racially diverse characters. It had not occurred to me how difficult it must be to write this with clarity, so I am very impressed with this author. This is the second book in a series, and, while it does stand alone, I recommend you read the first book first. In this book, the primary characters are Marcus and Toni, and the underlying theme is their strong, constant love for each other even during difficult times. I highly recommend this book.” Carole Lake, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

”I jumped into Book 2 and now I have to go back to Book 1. These characters are real. Their love is real. Their emotions are real. I had to put the book down at a couple of points because the struggles they navigate in their marriage were so truly written, I felt I was intruding on them. But then I had to pick the book back up again because I could not stop reading. I had to know what happened. The romance is deep and compelling, the steam is hot, and Marcus and Toni's love will hold you long after you finish reading it.” lls, Amazon, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Building on Broken Dreams (Brothers In Law series Book 3)

From award-winning writer and bestselling author Lyndell Williams, a steamy romance that tests the boundaries of faith and yearning.

If Maryam Avery stays in New York for one more day, she will die.

Trapped in an abusive relationship with the manipulative and cruel Raad, she can feel her life closing in around her. After he chases her from her home and family, Maryam flees to Philadelphia, searching desperately for a new beginning, something to help rebuild her spiritually and physically.

When she meets the mysterious Adam, things are thrown off-kilter. A successful businessperson with his own past that he is fleeing from, he is everything that Maryam wants. But can she trust another man?

Doubt gives way to desire. They find themselves in a whirlwind romance, and for once, it seems like everything will work out.
Until Raad turns up.

"Lyndell William’s romances open readers to diverse cultures, passion and deep emotions, making them root for love to prevail." Katara Johnson, Katara’s Cafe

Warning: This book contains strong language, sex scenes and elements of violence, racism, and sexual abuse.

Open to Love

From award-winning writer and bestselling author Lyndell Williams.The last thing Hafsah wants is to get wrapped up in another marriage, let alone with a younger man. Despite the desire Faheem reawakens in her, she is not going to fall into another trap. Faheem is undisturbed by the age difference and undeterred by Hafsah’s doubts. He feels the passion surging between them and is determined to get her to open to love.Hafsah grows closer to Faheem, falling hard, but flirting can be a dangerous thing when committing to no sex outside of marriage. The two play with some serious fire that might burn them both.Lyndell Williams is an incredible writer with an amazing ability to captivate readers with her stories. - Love Journey Books

Queen of the Castle

From award-winning, bestselling author, Lyndell Williams, a story of bridled desire unleashed.Tarika is happy living single. She loves her home—her castle—and is not looking for some man to try and take over everything she has built. When her best friend, Hafsah throws Aqil her way, Tarika makes it clear that she is not interested in the shy man, who barely speaks to her. When she needs his help after an accident, she allows Aqil and his daughter into her life, making it difficult to resist his sexy gray eyes and sultry smile. The more time she spends with him, the harder it is to keep her distance.Aqil planned to stay focused on rebuilding his life with his daughter after a messy divorce until he saw Tarika. He tries to maintain a respectful amount of space, but her confidence and beauty draw him in. He knows he has everything Tarika needs and gets closer to her, bringing them into a passionate abandon that can break down the walls of her inhibitions but may also shatter their lives.

Ramadan Nights Series
The Groom (Ramadan Nights Series Book 1)

♥They're not kids anymore.♥

Just when he starts to get his act together, Mansur wakes to an empty bed and a crying baby. His wife leaves him with their infant on the day he starts a new job. Uneasy and alone, he looks across the street to Faiza for help. As he relies on their long friendship, desires for the beautiful hijabi firefighter reawaken within him.

Faiza can't deny Mansur, even though she should. Her heart broke when he married another woman. She got herself together and moved on. Now, he is back in their childhood neighborhood and her life. She knows they're just friends, but she can't help longing for more.

Family and culture kept them apart when young, but Mansur won’t allow interference from anyone or anything. He is determined to make Faiza more than just a friend.

The Groom is a boy-next-door romance novella full of passion, a little steam, and a ★Muslim alpha★ who proves that he is no longer a little boy.

**NO abuse ⚠ NO cliffhanger ⚠ HEA guaranteed

Sinner Series
Trapped in Sin (Sinner Series Book 1)

Whoever tore them apart is dead…

Baaz Hamdi is a criminal, but he will do anything for his wife, Rahmah. So, when a setup lands Baaz in jail, his top priority is freedom, so he can have Rahmah back in his arms and in his bed. But to protect himself and his wife, Baaz can't tell anyone where he is, not even Rahmah. Too many people could use his family against him. All he can do is wait and dream of his wife.

Abandoned with no money and an inconsolable baby, Rahmah grieves over Baaz's disappearance. All seems lost until she meets a handsome stranger who helps her sort out her life. Despite her love for her husband, Rahmah is alone and desperate. Without a clue whether Baaz is alive, dead, or simply gone, Rahmah decides to end her marriage and rebuild her life.

But Baaz is hell-bent on returning to his rightful place in Rahmah's bed and her life.

Packed with moral ambiguity, intrigue, and steamy open-door scenes, Trapped in Sin will get your heart racing in more ways than one.

**No Cliffhangers & an HEA**

***Warning: This book contains strong language, sex scenes and elements of violence, and sexual assault.***

A Stroke at Midnight

He will have her before the year is out!

Mateo spent too many years craving the taste and touch of Deja’s body. He had restrained himself from taking his brother’s widow to bed.

Now the sinner in him is winning the battle. He is through imagining all the naughty things he can do to her. It is time for him to put all his plans into action.

He assembles his toys, determined to stroke Deja by the time the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve.

Deja knows it is wrong to lust after her dead husband’s brother.

She tells herself that Mateo only wants to help raise her son, but she can’t keep ignoring the way he looks at her and how it makes her tingle with desire. She can’t resist the call of his hot body, and she does not want to.

Tied down by guilt and separated by quarantine, Mateo and Deja decide to free themselves with a New Year’s Eve night of passion. But will it destroy their family and friendship?

A Stroke at Midnight is a BDSM romance with an alpha male with a taste for a little kink. This erotic short story has ⚠NO abuse, ⚠NO cliffhanger, ✓guaranteed HEA!♥♥♥

A Love and Lust Under Lockdown Story

Yesterday's Desire
Author: Lil DeVille
Genre: M/M Erotica, Sci-Fi

You can purchase all eight hot Cloned Heat Cliffhangers for your erotica collection, or read them free with Kindle Unlimited. 

The mysterious monks of Temple Bratuns have penetrated the shadows of Peregrine Varga’s past, but they need to go deeper still, fully opening the sealed doors of the troubled roughneck’s mind. Only by confronting his past can Peregrine’s life truly become his own.