Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Roost Recommendations September 2021

 

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Hello, Roosties! I'm looking forward to some cooler days with fall coming on. I'll be adding lots of books to this post during September. If you don't see anything you like, check the archives for past Roost Recommendations. 

PRE-ORDER ALERT!
Decisive Moments, a sports romance by Iris Blobel, will be released on September 15. Find the details below!

The Baker's Touch, a contemporary romance by Lynn Chantale, will be released on October 1. Check out the details below!

Forever Winter, the new historical romance by Amber Daulton, will be released on October 5. Look for the details below!

Savage Bloodline is a spicy collection of multicultural romantic suspense stories due for release on March 15, 2022. Pre-order it now for just 99 cents. See the details below!

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY ALERT!
Don't miss the book launch party for Rainbow Desire on October 2 with a chance to win free books and a $60 Amazon gift card. Check out the details below!

SALE ALERT!
Tortuga Sunrise is on sale from September 17 - September 24. Find the details below!

FREE BOOK ALERT!
Cloned Heat IX: Shadows of Lust will be free to own from September 25 - September 29. See the details below!

The Addison Albright Collection
Genre: Fantasy, M/M Romance

The Contingency Plan

Blurb
A sheltered prince. A sudden death. An unexpected choice. How will Prince Marcelo react to discovering he’s The Contingency Plan?

For eighteen years, there has been peace between Sheburat and the kingdom of Zioneven. The untimely death of a princess throws the marriage arrangement -- the final phase to complete the terms of the treaty -- into disarray, and the contingency plan is put into motion. Now the Crown Prince of Zioneven gets to make his own choice from among the princess’s younger siblings.

As a rare royal son in the matriarchal sovereignty of Sheburat, Prince Marcelo grew up knowing he would never marry. Never. Royal sons did not marry. Period. Except, Prince Efren isn’t from Sheburat, and he has other plans.

The Best-Laid Plans

Blurb
A death that wasn’t what it seemed ... A kidnapping that isn’t what it seems ... Time is running out.

The morning after his wedding night, Prince Marcelo thought he’d be embarking on a journey to his own personal fairytale happily ever after with his husband Efren, the crown prince of Zioneven. But when news arrives indicating his sister’s death wasn’t as accidental as previously thought, that journey becomes fraught with danger.

Enmeshed in political intrigue, death, and a kidnapping that might not be what it seems, will Efren untangle the web of misleading clues in time to save the naïve young man he’s already come to admire? Or will Marcelo dig deep to discover a previously untapped inner strength and determination to facilitate his own survival?

Change of Plans

Blurb
Once upon a time, two handsome young princes fell in love, faced down adversity, and lived happily-ever-after ... until one romantic evening, they unwittingly ate a confection laced with a mind-wiping toxin.

Crown Prince Efren of Zioneven blindsided Prince Marcelo of Sheburat when he used The Contingency Plan embedded in a peace treaty to marry the naïve young prince. Now, Marcelo is shocked again when he awakens in an unfamiliar bed, in an unfamiliar land, in the arms of a stranger who’s taking such liberties!

Will that ignominious new beginning to their relationship doom their chances at rekindling their love? Or will Efren’s giddiness and the less formal surroundings of Zioneven propel them toward a more teasingly fun rapport?

Marcelo and Efren have forgotten more than their love. On their journey home to Zioneven, their Best-Laid Plans went awry when Marcelo was abducted. Now, neither remembers the unexpected strength of character and ingenuity Marcelo manifested to survive his harrowing ordeal, or Efren’s frantic search for his new husband.

Were Marcelo and Efren specifically targeted for the Forget-Me-Not poisoning, or were they the victims of a random assault? Is this new attack related to Marcelo’s abduction and his sister’s death? Will Marcelo revert to his old mild-mannered, unassuming self, or will he step up to prove he’s the same brave man his new family claims he is amid the fresh danger swirling around them?

At Her Service
Author: Kari Trenten
Genre: Fantasy, LGBT Fiction
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The story is a WIP. Here are a few sentences.

“Take care about rolling around in the cinders or that nickname will stick.”

“Please.” I met her eyes. “There are too many Ariellas on the estate already and I’m one Ariella too many."

The Baker's Touch
Author: Lynn Chantale
Genre: Contemporary Romance

PRE-ORDER NOW! 
The book will be released on October 1.

Blurb
Valentine’s is always a busy time of year for PB and J Bakery.

With love fueling the need for sweet confections, there’s always room for romance. Even the anonymous gifts left for Penelope, by a secret admirer, are a welcome distraction from the chaos of chocolate and spongecake.

Penelope Bishop has an idea who’s sending the gifts, or at least she hopes it’s her sexy mystery man who stole a kiss on New Year’s Eve. The trouble is, she’s never seen him. Her only clues are dancing skills, a great pair of lips, and a sensual voice that haunts her dreams and every waking fantasy. All that pales when her assistant, Avery, inspires those same lustful thoughts.

Avery has loved Penelope from afar, but with her recent breakup, he doubts she’ll view him beyond the current role he has in her life...seeing eye person. He has one chance to woo a woman who defines her world through touch, scent, sound, and taste--think outside the dating box. When an old flame comes courting and makes Penelope an offer she just may accept, Avery has one last opportunity to make her his Valentine...he’ll have to bare all.

The Best Man
Author: Gale Stanley
Genre: M/M Erotica, BDSM

Blurb
When Dominant Michael St. Clair meets Chad Emery in a BDSM club, he knows immediately that Chad is the submissive he’s been looking for. This is a man who will trust completely and surrender totally. Both men are blindsided by the pull of sexual chemistry, but Chad declines a repeat performance. Still, fate has other plans.

Chad is shocked to discover that Michael and his boss have business connections, and Chad is asked to help Michael open a new BDSM dungeon. At first things are awkward between them, but underneath the tension is a simmering attraction. Michael helps Chad explore his needs and after a few play sessions, a real relationship develops. Chad realizes that Michael is the best man for him. But just as he’s ready to reveal his love, Chad is caught in a lie and he fears he’s lost Michael forever.

Burning Bridges
Author: Anne Krist
Genre: Historical Romance

Blurb
Winner! Burning Bridges has won the Gold Medal from Coffee Pot Book Club for best Romance in 2020!!

Not your typical "secret baby" romance. This Southern tale of love lost, love found will stir your emotions!

Consider the role of strangers in our lives. An unknown postman in Virginia hides a bag of mail one day. His simple action set in motion untold consequences for many others—strangers—all over the country. How many bridges were burned in that forgotten mail pouch?

Sara Richards’s world is rocked when three love letters from 1970 are delivered decades late. The letters were written by Paul Steinert, a young sailor who took her innocence with whispered words of love and promises of forever before leaving for Vietnam. Sara is left behind, heartbroken and secretly pregnant, yearning for letters she never received.

Then he died.

Now, years later, she discovers the betrayal wasn’t Paul’s, when her mother confesses to a sin that changed their lives forever. How can Sara reveal to Paul’s parents that they have a granddaughter they’ve missed the chance to know? Even worse, how will she find the words to tell her daughter that she’s lived her life in the shadow of a lie?

Picking her way through the minefields of distrust and betrayal, Sara finds that putting her life together again while crossing burning bridges will be the hardest thing she’s ever done.

Charity Sunday: Doctors Without Borders

Lisabet will donate two dollars to Doctors Without Borders for every comment she receives on this post.

Charity Sunday: Folds of Honor

Dee will donate a dollar to Folds of Honor for every comment she receives on this post.

Charity Sunday: Rescue.org
Sacchi will donate two dollars to rescue.org for every comment received.

Charity Sunday: The Rotten Noggin Fund

Justin Ward is a great guy with a wicked sense of humor who has inoperable metastatic brain cancer. He is hoping to raise enough money to help his family cover his final expenses. 

Here is the link to Justin's fundraiser.
 
You can also follow Justin on Twitter.

I will donate a dollar to Justin's fund for every comment I receive on my post. Thank you.

The Cloned Heat Collection
Author: Lil DeVille
Genre: M/M Erotica, Sci-Fi

You can purchase the full Cloned Heat collection (currently 8 books) here.

Cloned Heat I: The Stable Boy's Roughneck Ride
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Blurb

When Pingucury raiders attack their rig, hunky roughneck clone foreman Iker and his equally buff pal Peregrine are forced to flee. The friends encounter Ohannes, a sweet and submissive pleasure clone who offers them shelter. 

Cloned Heat II: The Merman and the Sub-Marines

Post Link: https://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com/2021/03/cloned-heat-ii-full-first-chapter.html

Buy Link: http://bit.ly/CH2Kindle

Blurb

While fleeing fearsome Pingucury raiders, hunky roughnecks Iker Macauley and Peregrine Varga encountered Ohannes Hertz, a pleasure clone left for dead at Lord Gabriel Blackwood's ranch. The grateful Ohannes offered the pair a place to hide and refresh themselves, and the trio became intimately acquainted.

Iker and Peregrine hope to get Ohannes to the safety of the monastery before they return to company headquarters for their new assignment, but their mission is interrupted by a group of randy renegade soldiers under the command of the rogue general Darden Bissette. 

Finn Storm is an amphibious pleasure clone created by Bissette to fulfill his merman fantasies. Finn is full of surprises and Ohannes swiftly falls under the seductive siren's spell.

Cloned Heat III: Seduced by the Siren

Post Links: https://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com/2021/03/cloned-heat-iii-unexpected-ally.html

https://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com/2021/03/cloned-heat-iii-unexpected-ally_20.html

Buy Link: http://bit.ly/CH3AZ

Blurb

Carnal Invasion II found fugitive Hangiri roughnecks Iker Macauley and Peregrine Varga en route to the monastery with the sweet and sexy pleasure clone Ohannes Herod Hertz. Ohannes wanted more of the good stuff he’d been served up the night before and Iker found himself unable to resist the lithe Lothario.

The fellows were caught with their pants down by a rogue military patrol who took them back to their base where they were introduced to the renegade scientist, General Darden Uffe Bissette, and his strangely seductive amphibious pleasure clone, Finn Storm. Ohannes quickly fell under Finn’s spell and it appeared that the siren easily held everyone but Iker and Peregrine in his sway.

Iker and Peregrine now discover that they have an ally in Colonel Zaccheus Laocoön Ionescu. But will they be able to save Ohannes from Finn’s enchantment?

Cloned Heat IV: The Siren's Bite

Post Link: https://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com/2021/04/cloned-heat-iv-full-first-chapter.html

Buy Link: https://bit.ly/CHIVAZ

Blurb

In Seduced by the Siren, Finn Storm got deep under Ohannes’ skin, enslaving the needful pleasure clone’s body, mind, and soul. The lusty Reject Squadron is putty in the sexy merman’s hands—all except for the canny Colonel Ionescu, who is plotting with renegade roughnecks Iker Macauley and Peregrine Varga to mastermind a rescue.

It won’t be easy to break Ohannes or the other members of the Reject Squadron free from Finn’s spell. The masterful manipulator feeds the fellows’ manly needs in ways so hot that it’s hard for even a confident and mature military man like Colonel Ionescu to resist, let alone an eager-to-please submissive like Ohannes or a couple of randy rapscallions like Sergeant Kuijpers and Corporal Viola.

Cloned Heat V: Erotic Enlightenment

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https://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com/2021/05/erotic-enlightenment-on-road-mfrwsteam.html (full first chapter)

Buy Link: https://bit.ly/CH5AZ

Blurb

In “The Siren’s Bite,” Colonel Ionescu revealed the truth about Finn to Iker and Peregrine. Meanwhile, Ohannes begged for Finn’s bite, becoming bonded to the amphibious pleasure clone.  

General Bissette revealed that he was more slave than master to the sexy merman and was rewarded with a hearty spanking and a lusty romp with Ohannes. While Finn’s attentions were focused on directing the hot man-to-man action, Iker, Colonel Ionescu, and Peregrine put their rescue plan into action. Unfortunately, Peregrine was bitten by Finn and had to be subdued along with the other men.

Ionescu and Iker set out for the monastery, hoping to find a way to break Finn’s spell over their comrades.

Cloned Heat VI: Peregrine's Peril

Post Link: https://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com/2021/06/peregrines-peril-is-free-from-june-9-to.html (full first chapter)

Buy Link: http://bit.ly/CHVIAZ

Blurb

After escaping from the clutches of submissive mad scientist General Darden Uffe Bissette and his dangerously seductive amphibious pleasure clone Finn Storm, renegade military officer Colonel Zaccheus Ionescu and runaway roughneck Iker Macauley brought their captivated comrades to the mysterious monks at Temple Bratuns. 

Ohannes was swiftly swayed from his obsession with Finn by the tender touch of the handsome young Brother Vishal Mohammad Beumers. Peregrine Varga, however, remains deeply in Finn’s thrall. Can the monks work their lusty magic on the mesmerized roughneck, or is Iker fated to lose his best friend with benefits to the merman’s infectious kiss?

Cloned Heat VII: Shadows of Yesterday

Buy Link: https://bit.ly/CHVIIAZ

Blurb

Renegade roughneck Peregrine Varga is deep under the spell of the amphibious pleasure clone Finn Storm. The seductive mystics of Temple Bratuns must earn Peregrine's trust so that he will agree to allow them to deeply probe his psyche. What shameful secrets from the dark past are allowing Finn to control the normally sensible worker clone so completely?

Cloned Heat VIII: Yesterday's Desire

Post Link: https://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com/2021/08/yesterdays-desire-is-free-from.html (Full first chapter)

Buy Link: https://bit.ly/CHVIIIAZ

Blurb

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.

Cloned Heat IX: Shadows of Lust

Post Link: https://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com/2021/09/cloned-heat-ix-shadows-of-lust.html

Buy Link: https://bit.ly/CHIXAZ

This book is free from Kindle Unlimited. It will be available free to own from September 25 -September 29.

Blurb

As enchanted roughneck Peregrine Varga opens himself both physically and spiritually to the well-endowed Brother Mateus of the mysterious Temple Bratuns, his troubled past with Hangiri Industries handsome and unscrupulous executive clone Lèandre Anandi Bruhn is brought to light. Will illuminating the heartbreaking memories of his time in Lèandre’s control free Peregrine from Finn’s curse or will Iker Macauley lose his best friend with benefits to the erotic shadows of lusty entanglements from the dark past?

Decisive Moments

Author: Iris Blobel

Genre: Romance, Sports Romance

Post Link: https://irisblobel.com/mfrwhook08092021/

Buy Link: https://amzn.to/3ndITNh

Blurb

Can their new love survive the return of his past?

With his first year as a pro footballer behind him, ruckman Tyson Gaspaldi meets Katie while on a holiday in a small coastal town. Everything about her intrigues him, and he wants nothing more than to spend some time with her. Once she finds out how he earns his money, though, she hesitates to take whatever it is between them any further.

Katie Cassidy is still overwhelmed by the recent loss of her sister, but a chance encounter with Tyson stirs emotions and a love for life inside her again. However, when Tyson’s ex-girlfriend blindsides both of them, all of Katie’s childhood demons return and she pushes him away.

Will they be able to deal with the ghosts of their pasts and move forward for a chance of a life together?

(The story was previously published as LOVE WILL FIND YOU in 2014. This version has been significantly updated, retitled, and edited.)

The Demon Waiter

Author: Laura Tolomei

Genre: Gay Erotica, Paranormal Romance

Post Link: https://www.lallagatta.com/demon-waiter-hooks/

Buy Link: https://amzn.to/3C72dzY

Blurb

He hadn’t expected it. Not at all. And yet there it was, Laurent De Berger’s heart wish was a…impossible! And to think he had done it by the book, have sex in a dusty ghost town saloon with Anthony and Renée on Halloween night, only to find out…no, he still couldn’t believe it! But since there was no going around it, what to do now?

The Donovan Trait Collection

Author: Seelie Kay

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Buy both books here:

https://amzn.to/3DYkjpS

Read the exclusive guest post with author Seelie Kay on the Beyond Romance blog.

https://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com/2021/09/vampire-nuns-discriminatory-laws-and.html

First We Kill All the Lawyers

Buy Link: https://amzn.to/3klqxZu

Blurb

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?

Ye Gods! The Law is an Ass!

Blurb
It was the Great Lie, and it could destroy the Vampire Nation.

In First, We Kill All the Lawyers, vampire lawyer Donovan Trait survived repeated attacks by a serial killer. Now, after violating a marital agreement with the Vampire Coalition and several ancient Vampire Laws, Donovan and his newly-turned vampire bride are on the run.

In exchange for permitting a pure-blood vampire to marry a turned human, the Traits had agreed to allow vampire scientists to monitor the conception and birth of their children. But when Judge Shirley Magnusen Trait turns up accidentally pregnant on her wedding day, the fury of the Coalition is unleashed.

The tribunal recommends unacceptable punitive action and the Traits are forced to flee to a mysterious island of vampire nuns. The Traits are, by profession, seekers of the truth. But this time the truth may not set them free. In fact, it could start a revolution. Will the Traits escape the clutches of the Coalition and keep their babies safe? Or will their family be... eliminated?

Dying Flame
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Fangs for the Memories
Author: Sadie Jay
Genre: Paranormal, Vampire
Buy Link: This story is a WIP

Synopsis
It's 1969 and Artemis, a 300 year-old + vampire, has spent the last week with a young couple. A flat tire in the early hours of the morning turns into a crisis when Alex is hit by a passing vehicle and his girlfriend, Sally, begs Artemis to save him. Alex has consented but Artie fears he's waited too long. 

The Felony Melanie Collection
Author: Kris Bock, Douglas J. Eboch
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Buy link for both books

Felony Melanie in Pageant Pandemonium: A Sweet Home Alabama romantic comedy novel (The Teenage Adventures of Felony Melanie Book 1)

Blurb
Big City, Big Glamour, Big Trouble
Introducing the new romantic comedy series featuring “Felony Melanie” seven years before the events of the movie Sweet Home Alabama.
Before Melanie Smooter became hot fashion designer Melanie Carmichael, she was known as Felony Melanie, the teenage troublemaker of Pigeon Creek, Alabama. Aching to escape the boredom of small-town life, she gets into many reckless adventures. Her boyfriend, Jake, is always by her side – and the local sheriff is usually close behind.

Melanie’s mother has been shoving her into every beauty pageant within twenty miles since Melanie was a toddler. Melanie is getting a little sick of it. She’s on the verge of quitting when she qualifies for the Miss Alabama Princess Pageant in the big city of Mobile. The first prize scholarship could be her ticket out of Pigeon Creek, not to mention that one of the judges is a real, live New York fashion designer. The competition will be fierce. Can a "trailer trash" girl outshine the snooty debutantes?

Meanwhile, Jake and his friends go to Mobile to support Melanie – and to party in the big city. But when strange disasters befall pageant events, the gang suspects someone is sabotaging the contest. They try to figure who’s behind it and why, but it isn't easy when everyone dismisses you as redneck kids.

Melanie needs to prove herself on stage. Jake and the gang need to make sure she gets the chance. Can they show they're more than what people see on the surface? 

Readers ages 12 and up will enjoy reconnecting with their favorite characters from the Sweet Home Alabama movie. Head back in time to the early 1990s for this laugh out loud rom com based on one of the best rom coms of all time.

Felony Melanie in the Big Smashup: A Sweet Home Alabama romantic comedy novel (The Teenage Adventures of Felony Melanie Book 2)

Blurb
Summer is almost over, so it's time to have some fun! Jake and his buddies are fixing up old cars so they can destroy them in the Pigeon Creek demolition derby. After all, what's more fun than smashing into things?

Girls don't do demolition derby. Everyone says so. But Melanie is tired of sitting on the sidelines. Why should the guys have all the fun? She can smash up a car as well as anyone!  

The guys don't want a girl intruding on their turf, and it’s not so easy for a broke teenager like Melanie to find and fix up an old car. She recruits some helpers and unearths an old, junked car, but everyone from Jake to the sheriff wants to keep her off the track.

Is the town ready for a female demolition derby driver? Is anybody ever ready for Felony Melanie?

Before Melanie Smooter became hot fashion designer Melanie Carmichael, she was known as Felony Melanie, the teenage troublemaker of Pigeon Creek, Alabama. Readers ages 12 and up will enjoy reconnecting with their favorite characters from the Sweet Home Alabama movie. Head back in time to the early 1990s for this laugh out loud rom com based on one of the best rom coms of all time.

Forever Winter
Author: Amber Daulton
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Romance

Historical romance fans, don't miss out! Pre-order this book for just 99 cents from Kindle before it is released on October 5, 2021. Save $5 off the full price!

Blurb
A perfect Christmas wedding, a snowstorm, and a shocking secret. What could go wrong?
Susanna Lorican must marry the man she loves before the truth is discovered, or face the gossip of the ton. With an unexpected snowstorm injuring the minister, her future hangs in the balance.
Viscount Camden Beckinworth vows to keep his bride safe, even if he must betray her confidence. When their love is put to the test, how will he uphold her honor without jeopardizing his own?

– Warning: this sweet, complete Regency romance novella features a brief scene where the heroine is assaulted.
– Second edition. Newly revised and edited.


Island of Fyre Series
Author: Janet Lane Walters
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Buy link for the series: https://amzn.to/3E8CKYP

Temple of Fyre

Blurb
Sold by her family to the priestesses of the Temple of Fyre, Ria soon masters using each of the four fyrestones, white, yellow, orange and scarlet. Her curiosity leads her to the archives and there, she learns things that disturb her. There are no men serving as priests but in the past there were. Men are kept in the harras where the priestesses visit. On the day of her testing she is ordered to perform a task she dislikes and refuses to destroy a town. Many of the priestesses fall into unconsciousness. Melera, the chief priestess, beats and banishes Ria for the carrion crows to consume.

Ari was abandoned as a child and found by two elderly firestone miners. He has pursued this and is the best of the finders. He goes to the temple to sell the stones he has gleaned. On leaving, Ria attempts to steal the fyrestone he has worn since the day he was found. He thinks she is a boy and a thief and he takes her to his room at the inn. On discovering her identity, he refuses to turn her over to the priestesses and they leave town. They are searching for the fabled blue fyrestones. They also learn to use them they must be bonded physically, emotionally and spiritually. Can they learn to master the blue stones and defeat Malera so they can rule the temple with love and understanding?

Dragons of Fyre

Blurb
After escaping from the temple of Fyre, Drakon returns to his home to find only two people and a yellow dragon. He and the Old One learn as much as they can about the land at present. The lord of Sea Cliff Tower has gathered the remaining dragons at his keep. On learning the High Peaks Tower’s red dragon is with egg they arrange her escape and rescue her eggs. Now they must find a way to defeat their enemy and return the dragons to the other towers.

Arana, sold by the temple priestesses to the slavers is bought by the lord of High Tower and made a part of the family. Before they are able to adopt her the lord of Sea Cliff Tower invades and destroys the family, taking her and her friend prisoner. Drakon is sold. Arana because she can speak to the dragons is made a slave care-giver. She saves a green egg and raises the green dragon. After helping the High Peaks Tower’s red dragon escape she is in danger and must find a way to escape. Her attempt to ride the green dragon succeeds and she arrives injured and ill. Once she recovers she and Drakon attempt to find a way to rescue the other dragons of Fyre.

Wizards of Fyre

Blurb
Lorana, sold by her father to the slavers, resides in the harem in the citadel of the wizards. Her desire is to escape before she is given as a reward to one of the two wizard trainees who are competing for a spot on the council. She knows how to brew a cordial from firethorn berries and a poison from the thorns. When Arton, one of the young men is poisoned by the thorns she must care for him. She feels an attraction to him but she must escape. One night she hears the voice of a dragon. She thought the wizards had destroyed all the dragons on this side of the mountains. When the wizards leave to collect men to sell to the slavers, she takes the opportunity to escape with few supplies and a determination to reach the dragon.

Arton is a fledgling wizard and is about to be tested for the council. His mentor has died. His mentor wasn’t his father. The wizard purchased Arton from the slavers years ago. The present chief wizard would like to thwart Arton’s quest because he wants his son and trainee to join the council. Arton and his rival are evenly matched. The escape of Lorana becomes a quest. Which of the young wizards returns her to the citadel will win the competition and gain her as a reward. Cregan the rival decides to search on the desert. Arton chooses the hills. Because of Lorana’s care of him when he was poisoned he is attracted to her and he still craves a seat on the council.

Can Arton find Lorana first and will he make her a prisoner or allow her to remain free?

Children of Fyre

Blurb
In this return to the Island of Fyre, each of the heros and heroines of the three previous books have children. Lorton is the youngest son of the Wizards of Fyre and he has bonded with the yellow dragon.

The dragon through the magic of the stones has been rejuvenated and is now green. Dragon sends Lorton to travel to where the Dragons of Fyre are raised. There he meets Arkon son of the hero and heroine of the Dragons of Fyre.

There have been four eggs laid and there must be two young men and two young women found to bond with them. On the island where the evil wizards were exiled, Cerene has grown up as little more than a slave. She can use all the fyrestones unlike her father. She learns about the kidnapping of Riara, daughter of the hero and heroine of the Temple of Fyre and vows to save her.

The four must unite with their dragons and finally destroy the evil.


Jailbait
Author: Mimi Duncan
Genre: Erotic Romance
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Blurb
It was something she hadn’t felt in a long time, something she told herself she didn’t need, but, man, she’d forgotten how good it can feel.

The only time Em Beaufort wants to revisit her ex-boyfriend is Tuesdays at three, from the relative discomfort of her therapist’s armchair. After four years, that safe space and a successful Zoloft regimen is really all she needs.

What she doesn’t need is a letter from that ex-boyfriend, but it’s hard to resist the allure of paying him a visit in prison. Em expects some sense of catharsis out of it, at least. Instead, she gets a tidal wave of old dramas, but — silver linings, however surprising — a whole new lease on her love life, too.

Can’t say he’s ever been much for love at first sight, but he’s willing to reconsider.

Turns out that getting on the wrong side of old money’s a fast track to a stint in prison. Go figure. But that’s fine by Ryder; his little sister’s shitty boyfriend needed his ass kicked, and he’s happy to do the jail time for it.

And he’s more than happy to pick up another inmate’s ex-girl while he’s at it. An unexpected perk, but one look at her’s got Ryder thinking, hey, ought to be somebody who’s treating her right.

She wants a lot, and he wants to give that to her. All they gotta do is wait for it.

As they find their footing in this unorthodox relationship, both Em and Ryder learn that shouldering your past isn’t such an unshakeable burden. You just have to find someone who’s willing to help you carry it.

Knight Moves
Author: Maggie Blackbird
Genre: Multicultural Romance, M/M Romance, Contemporary Romance, LGBT Romance

Note: The book is $4.99 through the above link. It is currently available for $2.99 from Extasy Books. https://www.extasybooks.com/knight-moves

Blurb
After receiving his grade twelve diploma and marking his eighteenth birthday, René Oshawee cannot fight the temptation seventeen-year-old high school junior Billy Redsky blatantly offers now that what they share has become taboo.

When their secret romance is blown into the open, Billy’s foster parents send René to Toronto to complete the last of his schooling under the supervision of a family friend, leaving Billy behind at their Ojibway community.

Now Billy and René must make the biggest decision of their lives—fight for the true love they know they’ll never find with anyone else or go their separate ways.

The Lost Chord
Author: Lyndi Alexander
Genre: YA Fantasy

Blurb
A poisonous wave is spreading disease and discord across the eleven known universes. Seven special people, known as Keys, must strike the Lost Chord in order to restore the balance. Among those Keys is Bee Warrick, an autistic teenager from Earth who has traveled between the realms for years without realizing it. Can Bee help the Conductor find the other Keys before a bitter enemy strikes the wrong chord and shatters the universes?

The Merry Widow
Author: Adriana Kraft
Genre: Steamy Romance, Romantic Suspense

Note: the book is $4.99 through the above link or it can be purchased for $2.99 from Extasy Books https://www.extasybooks.com/the-merry-widow

Blurb
So much for all the anticipation about the new millennium. Merry Delaney’s life is still in a rut and shows no signs of changing. Sex? A fading memory, gone long before her husband actually died. Excitement? Hardly the hallmark of an accountant’s life. At forty-two, what can she look forward to?

Until her best friend takes Merry’s predicament into her practiced hands. One passionate kiss unleashes possibilities Merry never dreamed of—and she wants to sample them all. Men? Women? Young? Old? Ménage? Toys? Yes, to all, to pleasure, to making up for lost time.

Enter Chicago Detective Jim Barnes, who solicits Merry’s help with a mob funds-skimming case. Can the scorching passion that soon smolders between Merry and Jim survive the escalating mob threats of exposure? Having discovered a zest for sex, will Merry ever again be satisfied with one man?

 

On the River Series
Author: PK Corey
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Steamy Romance, BDSM

Buy link for the series: https://amzn.to/3nKCD00

On the River

Blurb
Cassie and Tom Duff live at The Landing, a beautiful neighborhood by the river in their little town in North Carolina. They’re surrounded by their beloved family and friends. Most of the couples here live a domestic discipline lifestyle, where the husbands are the head of household.

It can’t be said that these ladies always follow their husbands’ lead, though, and the men often have their hands full trying to keep up with their fun-loving and headstrong wives. This first book in a new series by PK Corey follows the funny, quirky and romantic escapades of Cassie and her friends Sue and Annie, as well as the younger generation who are all involved in solving a problem from Cassie’s past. Come and join the ride! You will feel like you’re a part of this group and want more from PK Corey!

Publisher's Note: This sweet, contemporary romance contains a theme of power exchange.

Secrets on the River
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Blurb
When Jenny tries to keep her weekend activities from Cal, the repercussions of him finding out land only on her. But some secrets are bigger and more far reaching.

You would think that as long as Cassie, Sue and Annie have known each other, surely, they could have no real secrets from one another. But you’d be surprised. The full truth behind one secret may never be known, another could change the face of The Landing forever. From steamy sex to both playful and painful spankings, the people on the river continue to live and love and marvel at all that are learning.

Publisher's Note: This humorous, action-filled story contains a theme of power exchange.


Orlosian Warriors Collection
Author: Dariel Raye
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Buy link for the collection: https://amzn.to/3AiJXn7

***Note to Reader***
For the best reading experience, it is suggested that you read "Calm Assurance: Orlosian Warriors Bk. 1," "Destiny's Favor: Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2," and "Outreach: An Orlosian Warriors Novella," first. Primary characters from these 3 books play a prominent role in book three. This book includes updates from previous books and a bonus excerpt/update from "Outreach," Jaci's and Andreus' story. Must be 18+. Contains explicit love scenes, violence, and profanity.

Calm Assurance

Blurb
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?
When Asriel - Orlosian Warrior, descendant of Nephilim, law enforcer – is sent to guard Malina, a human with a penchant for drawing trouble like a tornado, she becomes his obsession.
With no hope of finding love in his dimension, he breaks the cardinal rule, leaving his home to protect her, but she has also drawn the attention of his enemies, and he is forced to face demons from his past. If Asriel chooses to stay with Malina, not only does he risk forfeiting his right to ever return to his dimension, but he will need her blood to survive.

*Note* Contains profanity and explicit love scenes. Must be 18+

Destiny's Favor

Blurb
His world shifted the moment she was born. Now, nothing can stop him from making her his…
Imagine a man who looks like an angel, wings and all. What would you do if you met such a man, and he told you that he exists for only one purpose, to claim you and only you?
Destiny Carter is a feisty, take-charge, Rubenesque beauty with a tough façade. She finds herself caught in that age-old quandary of always being the bridesmaid but never the bride. A string of lackluster relationships leaves her hopeless and ready to settle for whatever comes along, until she meets Japheth, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend. Japheth’s arrival is heralded by an attack on Destiny’s life, but somehow, from some instinct deep within her, she knows this is only the beginning.

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 to drink human blood, if it means having the one that he believes is meant for him alone. When he meets Destiny, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for. To claim her, though, Japheth will have to betray a friend, risk his life, and, perhaps hardest of all, humble himself enough to win her love.

***Warning***
Must be 18+. This book contains explicit sex scenes and some coarse language.

Outreach: An Orlosian Warriors Novella

Blurb
Broken dreams, an ancient enigma tainted by the past, and a mystical bond beyond time and space.

Thrilled about receiving funding for her new outreach program, Jaci meets Andreus and embarks on a journey wrought with mystery and answers to questions that have plagued her for years.

Three years after the accident, Jaci Allen believes she is as lost now as she was the day she awakened to the sudden, tragic deaths of her husband and two-year old daughter. Throwing herself into her work has allowed her to avoid the reminders of her broken dreams, leaving her dangerously empty inside, always seeking…something.

Accused and convicted of the murder of his adoptive mother’s husband at the age of sixteen, Andreus admits his guilt, but acknowledges to himself that his memories of the night the abusive man was killed remain incomplete at best.
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?

Gideon's Light
Author: Dariel Raye

Blurb
Gideon always thought he’d be the last to fall. His life depended on it.

Iris Johnson is a brilliant astrophysicist who has always believed in keeping her emotions under wraps. Adopted as a baby, she has never felt truly loved. After a terrible accident and a failed relationship, she swore off men, content with working long hours and stargazing.

Born nearly 200 years ago, Gideon is an Orlosian Warrior, a descendant of angels, and in his world the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1. Willful, insubordinate, and impetuous, he is one of the most feared seekers – elite law enforcers – because of his exceptional ability to kill.

When Gideon is severely injured in battle, his contact with Iris puts her life in danger and awakens desires he has never known. To save her, he will have to make impossible choices, commit a cardinal sin, and break the law he has sworn to uphold and defend.


Please Don't Tell Cooper that Jack is a Rabbit
Author: Michelle Lander Feinberg, illustrated by Anna Mosca
Genre: Children's Books

Blurb
*Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Award Recipient
*5-Star Reviews from Readers' Favorite and LitPick
Michelle Lander Feinberg's hilarious "doggerel" will be sure to amuse and inspire conversations about diversity and the meaning of true friendship.

The award-winning team behind Please Don't Tell Cooper He's a Dog returns with a delightful new canine adventure. Cooper the rescue dog makes a daring escape from his yard. When he returns home with his new friend, Jack Rabbit, the fun is just getting started. The latest edition introduces a new character, Uncle Stephen, who shares in the fun while watching how the big-hearted mutt befriends someone who is completely different.

Wonderfully illustrated by the talented Anna Mosca, this book is perfect for fans of rescue dogs and their families everywhere.

Ornery Owl's Mini Review
(This is a duplicate of my review of this book on Amazon. You can read my full exclusive review for Online Book Club at the following link. https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=197559)
I received an advance review copy of this cute book. Cooper is a big dog who looks a bit like a bear. If there's one thing in the world that Cooper loves, it's chasing rabbits. Cooper doesn't want to hurt the rabbits, he wants to be friends with them. But the rabbits don't know that, at least not until Cooper meets Jack.

Cooper and Jack's unusual friendship illustrates the idea of seeing beyond our external differences and getting to know someone before judging them.
This fun story is appropriate for children of all ages.

Rainbow Desire
Author: Various
Genre: LGBT Romance

Blurb
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.

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Rainbow Sprinkles
Author: D.V. Stone
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Blurb
Retired and widowed Gloriana Jones is forging on with the plans she and her late husband dreamed of—bringing joy and happiness, one ice cream cone at a time, to Lake Unami. But bad weather is drowning her dream. 

A trip to Upstate NY is bittersweet for Nathan James. He is excited to see his first granddaughter but without his wife he's lonely. When his car breaks down, he heads to the only light he can see, an ice cream shop. With aid from a heavenly source, electricity sparks, but will the two weather the summer storms and find love a second time? Or will their hopes and dreams melt away?


Rajasthani Moon
Author: Lisabet Sarai
Genre: MF/MMF Steampunk Shifter BDSM Erotic Romance
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Blurb
A bandit prince cursed into beast form under the full moon. 
A brilliant but sadistic Rajah whose robotic sex toys mingle torture and delight. 
A voluptuous spy on a mission from Her Majesty, tasked with discovering Rajasthan’s secrets. 

She has never faced such a challenge.  

When Rajasthan refuses to remit its taxes, the Queen calls on her most lethal and seductive secret agent, Cecily Harrowsmith. Cecily expects to have little difficulty persuading the rebellious Rajah to submit once more to the Empire. Instead, she is the one forced to submit – to endure unprecedented extremes of pleasure and pain. 

Kidnapped by the ruler's half-brother Pratan and delivered into the hands of the handsome but depraved Rajah Amir, she soon finds herself fighting against her own lascivious nature as much as the schemes of her captors. Her sympathy for the moon-cursed wolf-man Pratan only complicates her situation. Cecily has never failed to complete an assignment, but now she risks betrayal by both her body and her heart. 

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

Reclaim Your Inner Entrepreneur
Author: Atul Yadav
Genre: Business

Blurb
How do you go about starting a company?

What are the traits of a successful entrepreneur?

Should I seek funding before I go to market?

What if I fail? Will I have a career?

These, and many other questions haunt a first time entrepreneur, when she looks at the option of starting something on her own. The typical advice of having a concrete idea, going with a Big Bang approach, procuring Venture Capital funding, scares the young entrepreneur even more.

Reclaim Your Inner Entrepreneur tries to provide a logical path to starting your own company while destroying many of the myths that go with the act of entrepreneurship. It tries to argue the merits of starting small, focusing on your means, building your network, and not going Big Bang. It distills the experiences of many seasoned entrepreneurs in a very informal discourse that is easy to digest.

A must read if you are thinking of starting a company.

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

Note: This collection of stories will be released on March 15, 2022. Pre-order now for just 99 cents.

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:
*Second-chance.
*Friends to lovers.
*Enemies to lovers.
*Billionaire.
*BWWM.
*And more!

Second Chances
Author: Alana Lorens
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Blurb
When Inessa Regan gets a pink slip, laid off from her law firm at the age of 42, without prospects she’s sure her life is over. She hides from the world, until her neighbor brings her a client, a young Iraq war veteran dying of cancer.

Kurt Lowdon only wants to make sure his affairs are in order should the worst happen, but meeting Inessa gives him encouragement on the road to recovery. His quest to help her realize her self-worth leads them into dangers they never expected, as horrors from the war and long-hidden family secrets come back to haunt them.

Serpent's Kiss
Author: Lisabet Sarai
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance

Blurb
She’s in love with a myth come to life

From the first, Dr. Elena Navarro senses that the mortally wounded man she discovers outside her rural clinic is no ordinary mortal. With his chest ripped open, Jorge Pélikal nevertheless demonstrates unnatural strength and power.

Elena is irresistibly attracted to Jorge, although he warns her their coupling could throw open the gates of chaos. As they grow closer, she comes to understand Jorge is a supernatural player in a cosmic drama that will determine the fate of the earth and of mankind – and that even if he triumphs in his apocalyptic struggle with his nemesis, she may lose him forever.

Reader Advisory: This book is not recommended for readers with a snake phobia.

Shades of Sepia
Authors: Anne Barwell and Elizabeth Noble
Genre: LGBT Fantasy, Gay Romance, Romantic Fantasy

Blurb
To be soulmates they first have to survive.

A serial killer stalks the streets of Boggslake, Ohio. The victims are always found in pairs, one human and one vampire.

Simon Hawthorne has been a vampire for nearly a hundred years, and he has never seen anything like it. Neither have the other supernaturals he works with to keep the streets safe for both their kind and the humans.

One meeting with Simon finds Ben Leyton falling for a man he knows is keeping secrets, but he can't ignore the growing attraction between them. A recent arrival in Boggslake, Ben finds it very different from his native New Zealand, but something about Simon makes Ben feel as though he's found a new home.

After a close friend falls victim to the killer, Simon is torn between revealing his true nature to Ben, and walking away to avoid the reaction he fears. But with the body count rising and the murders becoming more frequent, either, or both of them, could be the killer's next target.

Author’s note: This story was originally released in 2014 by another publisher. This edition has been revised and re-edited with the end result being a better, stronger story.

Shadow Hand: The Super-Heroine Collection Book 4
Author: Sacchi Green
Genre: Action/Adventure, Lesbian Fiction, Superhero, Science Fiction

Blurb
A mysterious stone figure of the goddess Ishtar, long-buried in the desert, bestows on US Army Lieutenant Ashton the power to move objects by her mind alone. Ash must learn to control this impressive power, before it controls her. She turns to her tough, steadfast lover Cleo, with talents of her own, to help Ash in her struggle to stay firmly rooted in her humanity.The women seek a cause worthy of their skills, refusing to allow the destructive side of Ash’s ability to be used by any outside forces—military or mythical. A hazardous rescue mission hurtles them back to the desert they’d left far behind, links their past and present, and just may be what Ishtar had in mind all along. A lesbian action adventure about sudden superpowers, lasting romance, and fighting for what matters.

Shadows of Lust
Author: Lil DeVille
Genre: M/M Erotica, Sci-Fi
Buy Link:
This story is a WIP. You can buy the first 8 hot Cloned Heat Cliffhangers here or read them free with Kindle Unlimited.

Blurb
As enchanted roughneck Peregrine Varga opens himself both physically and spiritually to the well-endowed Brother Mateus of the mysterious Temple Bratuns, his troubled past with Hangiri Industries handsome and unscrupulous executive clone Lèandre Anandi Bruhn is brought to light. Will illuminating the heartbreaking memories of his time in Lèandre’s control free Peregrine from Finn’s curse or will Iker Macauley lose his best friend with benefits to the erotic shadows of lusty entanglements from the dark past?

The Spymaster's Secret
Author: Antonia Aquilante
Genre: Bisexual Romance, Fantasy and Futuristic Romance, Gay Romance

Blurb
Alexander is doing his best to settle into life in Tournai’s royal palace after years living outside the country due to his father’s diplomatic work. The sense of belonging and home he feels is overwhelming, but none of his plans are going as he imagined. Many see him as only a lovely, charming adornment of the royal court and underestimate both his intelligence and abilities. His attraction to Marcus, a mysterious older man who does work for the prince, Alexander’s cousin, is unexpected but not unwelcome…if Marcus could possibly see who Alexander really is.

Lord Marcus is the second son of a minor noble family, a widower raising two children…and the prince’s spymaster. He knows his work is necessary for the security of the kingdom and its royal family, but he also knows it can be distasteful and dangerous to him and those around him. Marcus has vowed never to fall in love again, never to put anyone else at risk—a promise threatened for the first time by the vibrant, flirtatious Alexander. The attraction is unwelcome and entirely undeniable. He can’t believe someone like Alexander would want someone like him, but he also can’t stay away.

As they become ever more entangled, Marcus is investigating rumors of spies at work in Tournai’s university. As he gets closer to uncovering their plot, Alexander is drawn deeper into danger. Can their love survive when Alexander is put in peril by the very spies Marcus is hunting for?


Brendan and josh are driving around being geeks.

“Can I ask you a question now?”

“Always.”

“In Dungeons and Dragons you’re a chaotic good half elfin ranger, aren’t you?” Brendan smiled.

Josh’s head drooped. “I think part of me hates you for seeing through me so well but the other part of me is like wow, he knows Dungeons and Dragons. I am crazy about you.”

“I can live with that.”

“Want to roll up a character and join us?” Josh grinned.

“I don’t know I’d go that far but I want to go to the steampunk party. Think I’d be welcome?”

Josh all but danced on the seat. “Are you kidding? Everyone is welcome but of course you’re welcome. You could be my date…if you want to.”

The hesitancy in that last bit cut into Brendan. Did he think Brendan wouldn’t want to be seen with him? “Of course.” I would love to be your date. We did sort of skip that part, didn’t we? Did you think I wouldn’t want to be seen in public with  you?”

“I wasn’t sure. I mean…” Josh sighed. “You’re famous and I’m…me.”

Tortuga Sunrise
Author: B.L. Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
On sale September 17 -24

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. 


Tracking Trouble
Author: Aldrea Alien
Genre: Fantasy
Buy Link: This story is a WIP. It is the prequel to "In Pain and Blood," which can be purchased here. https://amzn.to/2ULoSSf

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Two For Tuesday
Author: Fiona McGier
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Blurb
Dr. Marcus Jones is world-famous for inventing a procedure to make cardiac surgery quicker and safer. He has achieved much in the ten years since he graduated from medical school, including accumulating more wealth than he had ever dreamed of growing up in the projects in Chicago. But he has not been as successful in his personal life. His lawyer wife is divorcing him--but then, he was never really in love with her. He has only felt that way about one woman--the one he dated back in college--the one who got away. When he finds her name on the internet, he contacts her, determined to see if he can rekindle what they once had together in college, back when he could only spare one night a week away from his studies and his world revolved around Tuesdays.

Two Hearts One Love Collection
Author: Daryl Devore
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Buy both books with this link: https://amzn.to/3lfhNmq

What Happened in Bangkok (Book 1)

Blurb
To save Darien's life his brother asks, "Can you walk in high heels?"
Erika Bailey, owner/manager of a drag queen club in Bangkok, Thailand has happily settled into all aspects of her new life, except for her lack of a love life. When a new diva auditions, Erika is bewildered over her instant attraction to the blond God, Apollo.
Darien Scott is on vacation after a world tour and mistakenly figures the safest place to be is at The Black Dragon with the head of a Triad. When the club is hit, Darien is the only person to get out alive. Now he's running from the police and a Triad. Mistake number 1.
Disguised as a drag queen, he's hired by Erika, but falls hard for his new boss, then struggles with not coming clean with her. Mistake number 2.
Can he fix his mistakes and find a life filled with love or is he headed straight for mistake number 3?

What Darien Desires (Book 2)

Blurb
You loved What Happened in Bangkok and want to know what happens next….
It's complicated is not only her relationship status, but the definition of Erika Bailey's life. She loves managing her drag queen club in Bangkok, Thailand, but her rock star boyfriend resides in North Carolina. And to top it off, her father threatens she must stay away from Darien or lose the Pink Flamingo. Does she protect her club or her love?
Darien Scott, Grammy award winning international superstar, wants nothing more than to wake up in the arms of Erika, the woman he loves, but contractual obligations force him to exotic video shoots and an isolated movie set with one of Hollywood's sexiest stars.
With the feeding frenzy of social media trending every aspect of Darien's life—real or not—it's hard for Erika to know the truth. Will she be able to see through the lies and trust Darien? Or will evidence from damaging Internet rumors condemn their relationship?

A Vampire's Unlikely Alliance
Author: Tena Stetler
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Blurb
Stefan is a Native American vampire, former assassin for the Vampire Council. In a twist of fate, he now DJ’s the midnight shift for a small radio station in Whitefish, Montana, on the edge of Glacier National Park where his secret is safe until...
Born in Ireland, Brandy now works as a park ranger and trail guide in the park. During a full moon, Stefan and Brandy’s paths cross in a near physical collision on a trail. Their attraction is immediate and undeniable, almost as if fate demanded it. Their union was foretold long ago in Irish folk tales where vampires and gryphons, warlocks and demons, witches and faeries must work together for the good of man and magic kind.
Is a trip to Ireland the key to unraveling secrets and returning the magic? And even more importantly, will their love survive the trip?

Whale of Wonder
Author: Marie-Paule Mahoney
Genre: Animals, Nature

Blurb
On a radiant summer day in 2018, an orca named Tahlequah gave birth to a female calf off the coast of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. The calf was emaciated, lacking enough blubber to stay afloat, and she only lived for 30 minutes. Tahlequah placed the baby on her head, and with the members of her pod, she swam for 17 days, covering 1,000 miles before releasing her into the sea.

Whale of Wonder is the dramatized story of this true-life odyssey, told through a dialogue between the mother orca and her curious son, who keeps asking, "Why, Mama?" Young readers will discover how Tahlequah expresses her maternal love, her grief, and slowly overcomes her loss to celebrate life again. This unique story opens a window to the majestic orcas and their complex emotional lives.

The Afterword presents information about orcas in general and the specific culture of the Southern Residents. It unveils Tahlequah's life with the members of her pod in the Salish Sea, emphasizing the plight these orcas--close to extinction--are facing.

Ornery Owl's Mini Review
(This is a copy of my Amazon review of this book.)
This beautiful, powerful story will help children and adults alike understand that animals do have similar emotions to the ones that we feel. The book tells the story of Tahlequah, an Orca whose daughter died shortly after being born because she lacked enough blubber to stay afloat. With the help of other members of her pod, Tahlequah carried her daughter's body on her head for 17 days. 

Through Tahlequah's story, readers also learn the importance of caring for the planet, including the oceans. Animals like orcas are suffering because of pollution and overfishing. It is imperative that humans become more mindful of the results of our actions.



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