Friday, October 29, 2021

Guest Post: 5 Unusual Activities with Vanessa Morgan and Evil Seeds



By Vanessa Morgan 

Do you want to do something different for Halloween? Here are five unusual places you can visit.

A horror-themed museum

Torture museums are the obvious picks for Halloween. But what about a Museum of Vampires and Legendary Creatures, or a Museum of Fantastic Art?

A horror-themed escape game

Escape games are all the rage these days, and they come in a variety of different themes. For Halloween, pick one with a haunted house or horror topic. Will you make it out... alive?

An abandoned (haunted) house or building

They don't even have to be haunted; abandoned locations are creepy enough in and of itself, especially if you visit them at nighttime. A word of caution, though: Some of these places can be dangerous (holes in floors, falling bricks), so don't go exploring on your own.

A horror-themed restaurant or bar

The Vampire Cafe in Shinjuku, Japan, for example, has cross-shaped food, dark corners, blood-red decorations, and waiters dressed up as vampires and speaking with a Transylvanian accent. If you want to keep it more simple and close to home, you could opt for Lost Boys Pizza in London, England, named after the 1980s horror movie – complete with horror movie background music, black pizzas (Kale All Vampires, Fangs for the Memories), and horror-themed events (movie screenings, vampire yoga).

A horror film festival

Many cinemas host horror movie nights for Halloween, but it's even more fun to visit a horror film festival (such as Razor Reel) and enjoy horror films all week(end) long.

Which unusual Halloween place(s) would you like to visit?

Evil Seeds: The Ultimate Movie Guide 
to Villainous Children
Vanessa Morgan

Genre: horror, thriller, 
movie reference, encyclopedia
Publisher: Moonlight Creek Publishing
Date of Publication: August 15, 2021
Number of pages: 392
Word Count: 143.538
Cover Artist: Gilles Vranckx

Book Description:

Something's wrong with the children. They're murdering classmates, torturing parents, speaking in tongues, drinking human blood, and practicing black magic. Your offspring is on the rise, their blood no longer innocent. There will be casualties, and you may be among them.

Featuring nearly 250 of the creepiest, weirdest, and most dangerous kids ever to inhabit the cinematic landscape and sourced from over 40 different countries, Evil Seeds is THE comprehensive movie guide to villainous children in all their incarnations: the supernatural horror of ghosts and demonic possession, twisted tales of twins and changelings, dark matters of witches and evil babies, visceral frights of werewolves and vampires, the lurid lore of golems and trolls, and shocking drama of murderous orphans, juvenile serial killers, survivalist youngsters, and disturbing family values.

From cult classics to obscure fan favorites, Evil Seeds proves there is no shortage of frightening children. So keep an eye on your little darlings, or they might just fix their sights on YOU.

About the Author:

Vanessa Morgan is the editor of the movie reference guides When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals, Strange Blood: 71 Essays on Offbeat and Underrated Vampire Movies, and Evil Seeds: The Ultimate Movie Guide to Villainous Children. She also has had one cat book (Avalon) and four supernatural thrillers (Drowned Sorrow, The Strangers Outside, A Good Man, and Clowders) published. Three of her stories have been turned into movies. She has written for myriad Belgian magazines and newspapers and introduces movie screenings at several European film festivals. She is also a programmer for the Offscreen Film Festival in Belgium. When she's not working on her latest book, you can find her reading, watching movies, eating out, or photographing felines for her blog Traveling Cats.

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Wordy Thursday: Secrets of the Dead


Author: Sheila Stewart
Genre: Paranormal Suspense


Jessica Coltrane is a die-hard sceptic who believes that ghosts and paranormal activity are nothing more than a figment of an overactive imagination. That is until she finds herself locked inside a haunted house with the enigmatic paranormal investigator C.J. Dowling.

Born with the ability to see and speak to the dead, C.J. Dowling thought investigating a haunted house would be a job like many others. He’s prepared for anything—except smart and sexy Jessica.

Working together in close quarters, C.J. and Jessica discover it isn’t only negative tension between the two, but sexual as well. Giving into their desires seemed like a good idea at the time, until they wake and find the spirits thought otherwise. Trapped with the ghost of a child long forgotten, an amorous entity that is threatening Jessica, and a powder keg of a spine-tingling mystery that might just be better left buried.


Something tickled her nose. Using her hand, she tried to swipe it away and felt the brush of hair against her knuckles. Planting her hand, she felt the warm flesh beneath her palm.

Recognition hit and woke her with an angry slap. Eyes shooting open, she sat up quickly and instantly regretted it when the room spun wildly around her. Laying back down, closing her eyes, she waited out the dizziness the hangover caused. Her mind raced to the night before.

The soft ache in her loins reminded her of what she’d done. Carefully opening her eyes, she turned her head to see a naked C.J. beside her.

“Oh, God.” She looked over his naked body, remembering how good it felt having him inside her. She hadn’t been that drunk that she couldn’t remember the event, and lord, what an event it had been. They had literally torn each other’s clothing off. She’d been an animal, which was so not like her.

What did they do now? Would they go on as they had been, sniping at each other, treat this as a one-night fling and move on? In truth, the guy irritated the hell out of her, yet he’d made her feel so incredible the night before. How was she supposed to respond to him now, after sharing something so intimate?

“Dowling,” she spoke quietly. “Dowling.” When he moaned, she slapped his chest. “Dowling!”


“Wake up.”

“I’m awake.” He looked at her with a smile. “Morning.” Then his eyes went wide. “Holy hell.” He bolted upright and jumped to his feet, nearly knocking her over. “Oh, my God.”

“What the hell?” The sofa stood on its end, two sitting chairs slammed up right against it, all pushed against the window. The coffee and end tables stood one on top of the other, in front of the fireplace.

Carefully, Jessie stood up, waiting out the dizziness. She had to rub her eyes to make sure she wasn’t seeing things. It looked like a hurricane had blown through. “How…”

“I need to check my equipment.” He flew off, still nude, and she got one hell of a look at his ass.

She saw her shirt by the fireplace, straps torn. She couldn’t exactly wear it in its condition. Spotting his shirt hanging over the couch, she grabbed it and put it on. It barely covered her, but would have to do for now.

“This is incredible. The meters went off the scale. The temperature recorded several degrees below freezing at one point. It didn’t last long, though, as it rose exponentially. And we slept through it all. Damn, I have never seen anything like this before. It’s phenomenal.”

“You’re naked, you know?”

“What?” He didn’t even look up.

“You’re naked.” She tossed him his jeans, hitting him square in the face.

Unaffected by it, he grabbed the jeans and slipped into them using his free hand.  It amused her to watch him shimmy into his tight jeans, jumping from one foot to the other. “The cameras!” He rushed to the video equipment as he did up his pants. “Do you know what this means?”

“That you were a busy boy last night.”

He looked at her, confused. “Beg pardon?”

“I don’t know how you managed it all alone, but I give you credit for a job well done.”

“You think I did all of this?”

“No, I know you did all of this. Boy, you’ll do anything to make me a believer.”

His eyes narrowed and his voice dipped an octave. “You think I did all of this just to make you believe there are ghosts here?”


“Fine.” Walking to her, he grabbed her arm and led her to the camera.

“Let go of me.”

“Not until you see this.” Taking her by the shoulders, he turned her to face the monitor attached to one of the cameras. “Watch.” He pressed play.

Folding her arms across her chest, Jessie glared at the screen. He’d recorded them having sex.

“Oh my God, you taped us making out? How could you?”

“I have my cameras set on timers that begin taping on their own. I didn’t know we were going to go at it like rabbits last night. Watch.”

“You will erase those tapes,” she insisted, then grunted when he turned her face back to the monitor. “What the hell?”

“Keep watching.”

She couldn’t pry her eyes away if she tried. The furniture lifted in the air, spun around wildly before they slammed in front of the fireplace and window. “Oh my god!”

“My sentiments exactly. I need to check the rest of the house.” He left her mesmerized in front of the TV.

Author Bio

Shiela Stewart is a paranormal suspense author with a writing history that stems back to her youth.  Always a dreamer, wondering if her stories would ever reach an audience, she was finally published in 2006 and hasn’t stopped since.  It is rare to find a stand-alone book as she prefers series stories. Her longest running series to date is her Darkness series, which is a vampire romance.

Her joy for scary suspense is evident in each of her books. She has had several accomplishments, including fighting for the top spot in the rankings with author Stephanie Myers, receiving glowing reviews as well as interviews on local television and reviews and interviews in The Romantic Times Magazine. 

When not writing, Shiela spends her time with the love of her life, William, and their children and grandchildren. Her strong affection for animals is evident in the many cats she cares for. 

Her favorite time of the day is at sunset.




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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Sweet Sunday Romance: Forever Winter


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Forever Winter

Publisher: Daulton Publishing

Release Date: October 5th, 2021

Genre: Historical Romance

Length: 15k

Heat Rating: Sweet


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.

Will their love withstand the storm to come?


Oh, my. The air in her lungs froze as he teased and tasted her lips in a decadent, feather-soft kiss. She moaned into his mouth and closed her eyes.

“You are so beautiful.” He trailed his lips down her neck.

“Camden.” She gasped and gripped his broad shoulders for an anchor in the storm of bliss threatening to sweep her under. Spots dotted her vision like twinkling stars peeking through dark clouds. She blinked several times and nodded to the entryway. “We must control ourselves. Anyone could see.” The smirk crawling up his cheeks clenched something deep and primal inside her. She breathed harder and inched closer to his heaving chest.

“Let them. We are betrothed. Two people in love who are about to wed are expected to kiss.”

“Kiss, yes,” she whispered. “You, my lord, make love with your lips.” Heat flamed in her cheeks and surely reddened her face.

Camden laughed and trailed his fingers up her bare arm to the puffed sleeve. “Do I? You have never admitted that before.”

“There are some things you should not be privy to.”

“Really? I’m honored that my bride appreciates the way I kiss. If she didn’t, what kind of man would that make me?”

She stepped away and smacked his biceps. “There are eyes and ears everywhere, Camden. Especially today. I’m positive the servants are already gossiping that we are spending time together on the one day we should keep our distance. It is bad luck.” And since their chaperone had left them unaccompanied, she expected another servant to arrive any minute, courtesy of her mother.

Camden drew her back into his arms and brushed his lips across her hairline. “I make my own luck. We control our destiny, Susanna; no one else. Besides, you have nothing to worry about. The one activity we shared truly worth gossiping about will never reach the light of day.”


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Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through Daulton Publishing, The Wild Rose Press, and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.

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Friday, October 1, 2021

Roost Recommendations October 2021


Happy fall, Roosties! For a little treat, I have realized how to resolve the dilemma of books added at the end of the month getting the short end of the stick. I will now add new books to the current month's Roost Recommendations between the 1st and 15th of the month. Books discovered between the 15th and the end of the month will be added to the forthcoming month's Roost Recommendations. 

This way, at midnight MST on the first of the month, a new Roost Recommendations post with a new crop of great reads pops up. No more sparse early days and late-in-the-month additions will no longer be crammed in at the last minute. Genius, no?

Actually, a genius would have thought of this idea sooner, but I'll take what I can get from my busted brain. 

This month, I'm introducing star and flame emojis. I will include star ratings for books that I have read and reviewed and flame ratings for books containing romantic and erotic scenes. No flames means the book contains no romantic or erotic material. 

I can infer flame ratings for books I haven't read, but I can't give star ratings. Please don't ask me to "give my book a five-star rating as a favor." I will not give star ratings to books I haven't read, and receipt of a review copy of your book does not guarantee a positive review. I am currently not accepting unsolicited books for review in any case. 

If you have a book tour coming up, I would love to hear about it in the comments. I am more likely to be able to do a book blitz, feature post, or cover reveal than a review, but I'll see what I can do as far as reviews go. Let me help!

Happy reading!

Cozy Mystery collection Murder is to Die for is just 99 cents for 604 pages of fun. You can also read the collection for free from Kindle Unlimited. Don't miss this one! Details are in the listings.

Tales of the Chosen is a deal too good to pass up!
At just $1.99 for 704 pages, lovers of steamy m/m sci-fi romance would be crazy not to take advantage of this bargain!
Find the details below in the Kayelle Allen Sci-Fi Romance Collection.

Act fast if you want to get your copy of Forever Winter for the pre-order price of 99 cents. The release date is October 5. See the details below.

Pets in Space 6 is available now for the pre-order price of $4.99 for 1316 pages. A portion of the proceeds from this anthology will be donated to support Check out the details below!

Someone Else's Shoes, a transgender fantasy romance by Aldrea Alien, is due for release on 26 November. Look for the details below.

Kayelle Allen Sci-Fi Romance Collection
Author: Kayelle Allen
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

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#1 Bringer of Chaos (Origin of Pietas and Forged in Fire) featuring the ascent of the immortal race called the Sempervians. Lights Out is the book readers get when they sign up for my newsletter. It's the prequel for the series.

#2 Antonello Brothers 
A Stolen Heart


 At the Mercy of Her Pleasure

For Women Only

 Two brothers establish the universe of mortals and the way immortals react within them. In these books, the mortals don't know they're interacting with immortals.

#3 Tales of the Chosen (Wulf Alitus, Jawk) covers three main characters in the same universe, who are "chosen" to serve the immortals and know all their secrets. Wulf is permafree worldwide. 
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With his career threatened and his life at risk...
Wulf must seek help from the man responsible for the death of Wulf's father. Luc Saint-Cyr, a.k.a. the Harbinger. An enigmatic man whose legendary power makes him the most feared person in the empire, and the one person Wulf swore he would never trust again.

For the Harbinger, saving Wulf is a simple matter of asserting his will. Luc's ties to the Thieves' Guild grant him access anywhere. He can shield Wulf without difficulty.

Until Luc brings Wulf home for safekeeping, and discovers the real reason for the threats. Protecting Wulf has not only put his and Wulf's lives at risk, it's also risked the life of Luc's teenaged son.

Now, this is beyond protection.
To the Harbinger, this is personal...

Wulf, Tales of the Chosen, an erotic MM Sci-Fi romance between a lusty immortal and a hot, mortal supermodel who longs for protection.


How is this ever going to work...

Ordered by the Empress to find out if Wulf, the lover of a friend, is having an affair, Alitus investigates. As the Minister of Imperial Intelligence, Alitus has access to every camera and remote in the empire. Which is a problem, because Wulf's affair is with Alitus.

As a Better, an enhanced human, Alitus can touch no one -- his pheromones are addictive. Isolated and under scrutiny, he keeps his affair with Wulf secret, because Wulf belongs to another, a powerful man allied with the empress.

When the man asks the empress to investigate, Wulf's relationship with Alitus could be exposed. Complicating matters, the empress reveals her immortality, and requires Alitus to prove his loyalty.

Her test will throw him straight into Wulf's arms, right in front of the empress and Wulf's lover. Hiding what he and Wulf are to each other has taken discipline and denial.

Now, it will take a miracle...


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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...

Tales of the Chosen Complete Set

At just $1.99 for 704 pages, lovers of steamy m/m sci-fi romance would be crazy not to take advantage of this bargain! Hurry, before the author realizes what she's doing and changes her mind!

When you live forever, mortals who learn the truth can prove deadly.

♥ Wulf - Superstar Wulf Gabriel must depend on Luc, the one man he swore he would never trust again. The most powerful man in the empire - the Harbinger. But how can he, when trusting this man is what got Wulf's father killed...

♥ Alitus - Ordered by the Empress to find out if Wulf, the lover of a friend, is having an affair, Alitus investigates. As the Minister of Imperial Intelligence, Alitus has access to every camera and remote in the empire. Which is a problem, because Wulf's affair is with Alitus...

♥ Jawk - Affairs between Luc and Jawk, as well as between Wulf and Alitus test far more than alliances and trust among the Chosen. These dalliances rupture the eons-old Chosen alliance forever, and put every immortal at risk...

♥ An Immortal's Guide to Tarth - This bonus book is a must-have for fans of the Tarthian Empire series. The handy guide informs, entertains, and provides peeks behind the curtain. Discover the secretive role-playing game Peril, complete with downloads for character sheets and rules, and explore a who's who among the immortals.

#4 Antonello Brothers: Immortal — features the brothers but focuses on the immortals. Current books include Surrender Love, Ring of the Dragon, Forever Love, and the short stories (one free inside each book), Forbid My Heart, Just Desserts, and Leaving Tarth. More books are planned in this series.

At Her Service
Author: Kari Trenten

Genre: Fantasy, LGBT Fiction
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“It seems a lot of trouble for all the fuss that’s made over it.” I looked directly into her eyes. “A lot of responsibility. If your mother wants it so badly, why should I stop her?”

Bad Alpha
Author: Various
Genre: Shifter, M/M Romance

Bad Alpha features a select collection of stories with shifters so ruthless they will stop at nothing to protect their pack. These aren't sugar-and-spice heroes. Our alphas are feared, inked, and don’t ask questions first. They take what they want, never give in to their enemies, and think love is for the weak—until they meet their mate. Are you ready to learn how to tame a savage heart?

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

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.

Charity Sunday: Friendship Alliance Church

It is true that I am a very ebil agnostic who is going to hell in a ham biskit, but Friendship Alliance Church walks the talk when it comes to helping those in need. I live in one of the poorest towns in Colorado. My son and I have certainly benefited from the food bank at Friendship Alliance Church. So, I will donate a dollar to FAC for every comment made on the above post this month.

Charity Sunday: Shriners Hospital

Dee is pledging her donations to Shriners Hospital, a longstanding charitable organization that helps children with physical handicaps.

Charity Sunday: SOLA

This month, Lisabet will donate $2 to SOLA for every comment received. SOLA is a private boarding school for girls in Afghanistan. With women's rights being stripped away by the Taliban, this is a brave and important endeavor.

Christmas Horror Story
Author: Janet Alcorn
Genre: Horror
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You’d think parents would get the annual Santa visit done before Christmas Eve, but he’d had at least two hundred kids on his lap since the mall opened.

Thou little tiny child.

He stood, pulled down his red face mask in spite of the mall’s COVID rules, and stretched his aching back. His lumbar discs had started going bad right after his fiftieth birthday, and two years of sleeping on a prison mattress hadn’t improved them.

The Chronicles of Tournai
Author: Antonia Aquilante
Genre: Fantasy Romance, M/M Romance, Shifter

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The Prince's Consort

Legends tell of large cats defending the principality of Tournai, but such creatures are only myth.

Or are they?

Prince Philip inherited the throne of Tournai at a young age, and since then, his life has centered around ruling his country and resisting those pressuring him to do as they want both in matters of governance and those more personal. He’s become isolated and lonely. Amory is the second son of a wealthy merchant who has never approved of anything about him or had any use for him. Until now.

When kind-hearted Amory is offered to the prince in exchange for more time for Amory’s merchant father to complete a commission, both Philip and Amory are horrified. But Philip agrees to keep Amory at the palace, where they gradually become friends, then lovers. For the first time in his life, Philip is free to share not only his heart, but the magical shape-shifting ability that runs in the royal bloodline—something the royal family has kept secret from all but those closest to them for generations.

Neither Amory nor Philip imagined falling in love, and they certainly don’t expect what those who oppose their relationship will do to keep them apart—maybe even resorting to murder.

The Artist's Masquerade

As the first-born son of a royal duke and cousin to the prince, Cathal has always put his duty to family and country first, even when it conflicts with his own wishes. When Cathal’s father arranges a marriage between him and Velia, cousin to the emperor of Ardunn, without consulting him, he sees no alternative but to go along with his plans for the good of Tournai. But it’s Velia’s companion, Flavia, who fascinates Cathal from the moment he first sets eyes on her. Cathal doesn’t know Flavia is really Flavian, an artist masquerading as a woman to escape Ardunn, a restrictive and repressive place where Flavian’s preference for men is forbidden.

Even when Cathal discovers Flavian’s identity, even as he struggles with his obligations and duty, he cannot fight his attraction to the sharp-tongued artist. Flavian is intrigued by him as well, but Cathal is still betrothed to Velia, and Flavian worries he is more taken with the feminine illusion Flavian presents than the man beneath it. He came to Tournai to start a new life—a safe one—as an artist, and an inconvenient attraction to his friend’s betrothed, a man who happens to be a member of the royal family, is not a part of his plans. While both men battle their longings for each other, spies from Ardunn infiltrate the capital, attempting to uncover Tournai’s weaknesses and secrets. They are also searching for Flavian, who possesses a magical Talent giving him the ability to see the truth of a person just by painting their portrait—something that would be invaluable to Ardunn’s emperor.

The Scholar's Heart

Though he is the youngest son of a royal duke, Etan is a scholar at heart, happiest in a library surrounded by his books. He contentedly juggles his work for the prince’s government with his studies of the history and legends of Tournai, a subject of particular interest to him because he shares the secret magical Talent that runs in the royal bloodline. However, Etan’s peaceful world turns upside down when his best friend—the man he secretly loves—unexpectedly marries someone else.

Tristan is the oldest son of a wealthy merchant, raised to shoulder responsibility for the family business one day. That day comes far sooner than anticipated, and he makes a deathbed promise to his father to marry the woman his father chose and become head of the company and family. Tristan values his friendship with Etan and has always been attracted to him, but he can’t forsake his duty to his father, even if it means giving up the possibility of having Etan as a lover.

A year later, Tristan is a widower with an infant daughter and a mother who demands he marry again quickly—something Tristan resists. Circumstances throw Etan and Tristan together again, but even as they succumb to the desires they’ve always harbored, Etan battles his feelings, wary of being cast aside once more. When the unimaginable happens, Etan and Tristan must come together and support each other through the ordeal…and maybe beyond.

The Sorcerer's Garden

Savarin honed his Talent through years of study, and to achieve his goal of becoming the most powerful and accomplished sorcerer in Tournai, he made magic his life. Among the wealthy and noble circles he moves in, no one would suspect the handsome, refined, arrogant sorcerer’s humble beginnings—which is how Savarin prefers it. He wants to be seen only as the man he’s made himself. When Tournai’s princes task Savarin with studying and strengthening the spells that protect the principality from magical attack, he is more than happy to do so. The spells are complex, centuries old, and exactly the type of puzzle Savarin is eager to solve. But to his annoyance, the princes insist Loriot accompany him on his journey.

Second son of a minor noble family, Loriot worked his way up the ranks of the royal guard to captain with single-minded determination and takes pride in his service to the crown. He must obey the prince’s orders to protect Savarin, despite believing his skills would be best used elsewhere and his wariness of magic. UnTalented himself, Loriot has learned not only the benefits of magic but also its potential for harm—and how to counter it. He still believes it’s best to avoid most magic entirely, which is difficult when he’s tasked with playing guard to a powerful sorcerer.

Loriot and Savarin clash repeatedly during their journey, but the simmering tension between them doesn’t only stem from their work, and passion develops into feelings neither expected. But Savarin must still secure Tournai’s magical barrier, and his only solution will endanger both him and the royal family.

The Dragon's Devotion

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Corentin is a scholar with a secret—his magical Talent allows him to turn into a dragon, and he isn’t alone in that ability. Long ago, dragons were hunted fiercely, until they went into hiding, becoming things of legend. Corentin has traveled the world with one aim—to protect his people and keep their secret safe. Drawn to the principality of Tournai by news of someone close to discovering that secret, he hopes to avert suspicion. His attraction to the too-serious Bastien isn’t convenient for his purpose, but it isn’t something he can ignore either.

Lord Bastien, Earl of Ardesia, inherited his title unexpectedly when his parents were killed in a sailing accident along with the parents of his cousin, Prince Philip. Since then, Bastien has devoted his life to the obligations of his family and estate—so much so, that it has caused tension between him and his siblings. His world is further shaken when he receives an anonymous letter informing him that the tragic boating accident may, in fact, have been murder. Bastien throws himself into investigating whether the allegations are true and finding out who killed his parents.

As Corentin and Bastien become closer, the mystery of Bastien’s parents’ death draws him further into danger. Corentin feels compelled to protect Bastien, but the threat is closer than they know. Now, Corentin must decide whether preserving his secret—and potentially his people’s safety—is more important than saving the man he loves.

While this book is the fifth in a series, it can be read as a standalone.

The Merchant's Love

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Faelen, cousin to the prince and son of a diplomat, has finally come home to Tournai after years away. The pull to return was almost tangible, and the sense of rightness at being back is absolute. He wants nothing more than to put down roots and build a life among family while pursuing his linguistic studies. Becoming involved in magic meant to protect Tournai isn’t part of his plans…but falling in love is even more unexpected and unfamiliar, but he finds himself doing just that as his friendship with Maxen deepens into something more.

Maxen, second son of a wealthy merchant family, longs to leave Tournai and see everywhere he can. All his life, he’s found places on maps and dreamed, planning out routes to get to them. For now, he’s tied to Tournai’s capital city by family obligations and his position in their shipping business. Someday, though, he’ll be able to travel. His sudden attraction to Faelen shocks him, but their friendship soon becomes a necessary part of his life. Love, however, has no place in his plans, especially not love for a royal cousin with secrets who wants nothing more than to stay in one place.

For Faelen and Maxen to build something real between them, they must resolve their differences, but when magic goes awry and all Faelen’s secrets are revealed, will Maxen remain at his side?

The Spymaster's Secret

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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?

The Envoy's Honor

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Second son of an earl and cousin to the Crown Prince, Griffen has worked hard to forge a career in diplomacy for the principality of Tournai, but he never expected his diplomatic skills to be necessary to a problem so personal to him and his family. A delegation from the mysterious kingdom of Ivria has come to Tournai to make sure the secret of their people—the magical Talent allowing them to change into dragons—and therefore their kingdom itself remain safe. The delegation is concerned with Corentin, an Ivrian with the ability to change into a dragon—and the man Griffen’s older brother is soon to marry.

The Ivrians seem to want to drag Corentin back to Ivria for the offense of revealing their secret, but Griffen refuses to let it happen. His determination puts him into contact—and conflict—with Kirill, a negotiator for the king of Ivria who possesses the dragon Talent himself. The two clash and connect, getting closer and pulling away as they try to negotiate the needs of their people and an unwanted attraction between themselves. However, just as trust might be growing between them, a plot is uncovered and a member of the Ivrian delegation murdered. Griffen and Kirill must discover who is behind both for the safety of their countries and the people they love...and for a chance to be together.

Circles Series

Author: Elizabeth Noble

Genre: Action/Adventure, M/M Romance, Mystery

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Run for the Roses

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Relationships aren’t in the cards for everyone and Vladimir ‘Val’ Mihalic figures in his case it’s for the best. When his best friend, Janelle, is seriously injured in a carjacking, putting her career as a jockey on hold, Val steps up to help her through the crisis. It's not long before Janelle’s estranged father shows up at Val’s front door and Val’s life takes a hard sideways turn. Wyatt Harig loves his daughter, but an estrangement was forced upon them. After her injury, he knows things have to be different and he’s the only one who can make that change. Arriving in Kentucky he finds Janelle and Val, a kindhearted, alluring man twenty years his junior, neck deep in an elaborate gambling scheme that’s led to murder. Val is a little happier than he should be when Wyatt stays and starts digging deeper for the truth about Janelle’s ‘accident’. As they uncover the events leading up to that fateful day, a solid friendship, and then more, blossoms between the men. Discovering the truth, which exposes conmen and murderers, puts their love and their lives, in jeopardy.

A Barlow Lens

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Digging into history can turn deadly.

Wyatt Harig and his partner Vladimir ‘Val’ Mihalic are busy planning their wedding when Wyatt’s old friend asks him to investigate the mysterious death of her uncle, Tom Manning, in a fire back in 1927. Back then men were silent, tough, and expected to marry nice girls.

Working with Val, Wyatt digs up clues uncovering the truth behind the tragedy. When Tom met Philip in a speakeasy outside Cleveland, Ohio the spark between them was instantaneous. They fell hard and fast for each other. However, with Philip working as a beat cop and Tom as a schoolteacher, their relationship being discovered meant the end of everything.

As the story of Tom and Philip slowly reveals itself, and Wyatt and Val realize nothing is as simple as they originally believed. While their trail heats up, an old enemy of Wyatt’s decides he’s waited long enough for revenge. Wyatt’s life before meeting Val catches up with him and the results could prove fatal.

Jewel Cave

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After ten wonderful years together, despite challenges and changes, both good and bad, Griff Diamond and Clint Bishop still love each other but their physical relationship has lost the spark it once had. Griff’s career as a US Marshall is going strong, but after being laid off from his job Clint pursues a career as writer and becomes a published author.

When another writer turns his friendly relationship with Clint into an obsession Clint’s life is put in danger. Kidnapped and taken to the Jewel Cave system in South Dakota, Clint must use the skills he’s learned over the years from Griff, a seasoned caver, to stay alive.

Using every skill he has, Griff races against time to save Cliff from his crazed kidnapper. Will he get back the love he was afraid he’d lost?

Gone Away

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Mason Arquette is brusque and rubs people the wrong way more times than not. Riece Burrell doesn’t connect well with others, needs his routine and sees Mason for who he really is. When they met the sparks flew and love blossomed. Mason thought he’d met the guy he’d spend the rest of his life with until Riece abruptly ended their relationship.

Several years later Mason and Riece are thrown together once again. Riece takes a job as a US Forestry Service photographer and Mason, a park ranger, is assigned to guide him around the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. They’ve both regretted that their relationship ended and now they’re given a second chance at the love they shared.

Nothing is ever easy.

Just when Mason and Riece begin to work things out and come together again they find themselves the prey of people who hunt humans. In a desperate race for their lives they have to depend on one another like never before and that means taking a big step out of their personal comfort zones. Can they work together, survive and rekindle their love?


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Tyler McCall made a mistake that cost him his job, his freedom and everything he’d worked for. Now he’s living in the Black Hills of Wyoming, working two jobs and doing his best to not dwell on what he’s lost.

Linden Bourne is a no-nonsense FBI agent. His hunt for a killer takes him to Wyoming, he has questions for Tyler. Linden quickly realizes Tyler isn’t a suspect, but the next likely victim.

When he and Tyler they become trapped by a blizzard in an empty inn near Devils Tower they discover they’re not alone. The killer has targeted Tyler and won’t let a little detail like an unexpected visit by the FBI stop what they’ve planned to do. Linden is completely out of his element, but he’s sworn to protect and that’s exactly what he plans to do: protect Tyler at all costs.

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

You can purchase the full Cloned Heat collection (currently 9 books) here.

Cloned Heat I: The Stable Boy's Roughneck Ride
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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

Cloned Heat X

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As Peregrine Varga slips deeper into the shadows of his past with his possessive and controlling first love, executive clone Lèandre Anandi Bruhn, shocking truths are revealed. Can Peregrine ever break free of his dark past, or is he doomed to remain enslaved to Lèandre—and to Finn Storm—forever?

The Cloned Heat Cliffhangers are usually short, spicy tidbits. This installment is a full novella in honor of Halloween, the best-loved holiday for writers and lovers of tough but tender bad boys and wicked and wanton villains. 

Curious Series 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Author: Jess Savage

Genre: Erotica, Steamy Romance, Bisexual

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Curious: Book 1

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There's always that one guy, right? So perfect he's guaranteed heartbreak. For Hailey, that's Jack. He's everything: handsome, athletic, kind. He's also hopelessly head-over-heels for Ella, laughing at everything she says, kissing her like he can't get enough. Hailey could absolutely die. But when Jack invites Hailey to lifeguard with him at a tony country club, Hailey jumps at the chance. Call her a glutton for punishment, but a summer of skimpy swimsuits, sun, and Jack by her side? One last chance to steal him away before they all leave for college? YES PLEASE. Of course, Ella's there every day, lounging in her bikinis and lip gloss smiles. And the worst part? Hailey totally gets why Jack can't resist her. Ella's got this teasing, mean girl attitude that keeps Hailey on her toes. There's something about her that makes Hailey's insides ZING! And then melt in the most delicious…… uh-oh. Guess the only thing worse than an impossible crush is having two impossible crushes.CURIOUS is a 35,000 word contemporary NA MFF romance. Mature scenes intended for adult audiences only. Throuple HFN, no cliffhangers. First in series, can be read as a standalone.


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When your Happily Ever After turns out to be someone else's Experimental Threesome One Night Stand? The next morning is a real B to the Eye to the TCH.

For Hailey, that was last night.

Worse, when she drags herself into work, that B is now her boss.

At least Jack's by her side at work, even if the two of them are hardly allowed to speak. And when Hailey gets Ella alone, the sparks are still there, even if Ella doesn't want them to be.

Hailey wants it to happen again— her Happily Ever After. But to get it, she might have to be a little devious.

DEVIOUS is a 51,000-word contemporary NA MFF romance. Second in the CURIOUS series. Mature scenes intended for adult audiences only. This book contains a CLIFFHANGER.


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Deadly Karma 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Author: Laura Tolomei

Genre: BDSM, Steamy Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

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He wasn’t looking for love or soul mates. He was looking for that Halloween high. Such was his justification. What comes around goes around was more like it.

When Eunice Saint Jacques meets Adrien Ascott at the Halloween party of one of New Orleans’s prestigious hotels, she thinks he’s cute. Nah, she thinks he’s the most gorgeous creature ever. Little does she know he isn’t all that he seems to be, and that this Halloween will seal her destiny forever.

While it’s Presentation Night at Club Sortilege, the renowned New Orleans BDSM club, Yvette Carlisle, the Grand Master’s slave, is worried. What happened to her friend Eunice should never have happened.

Not now.

Hell, not for a long time.

Yet, here she is, talking to Adrien and uncovering an age-old curse that dates back to 1890 and makes his karma as deadly as that of Count Dracula himself. Is it true, or is he spinning just another tale of bondage and sadism in the plush lounge of Club Sortilege?

Decisive Moments

Author: Iris Blobel

Genre: Romance, Sports Romance

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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.)

Down the Drain

Author: Fallon Brown

Genre: Mystery

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I tossed away the old fitting and took out the new one I’d brought with me. “I can’t tell you how thankful I am you came right out here,” Gladys Asher said. For probably at least the hundredth time in the fifteen minutes I’d been under the house. “Holden always did these kinds of things, and I’m lost now that he’s gone.”

Her husband had been dead for almost five years, but to her it was still recent. I didn’t know how that kind of thing felt, so I couldn’t judge. “That’s what I get paid the big bucks for,” I said, and she laughed.

Echoes Rising Series

Author: Anne Barwell

Genre: Historical Romance, Gay Romance

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Complete their mission or lose everything.

Berlin, 1943

An encounter with an old friend leaves German physicist Dr Kristopher Lehrer with doubts about his work. But when he confronts his superior, everything goes horribly wrong. Suddenly Kristopher and Michel, a member of the Resistance, are on the run, hunted for treason and a murder they did not commit. If they’re caught, Kristopher’s knowledge could be used to build a terrible weapon that could win the war.

For the team sent by the Allies—led by Captain Bryant, Sergeant Lowe, and Dr Zhou—a simple mission escalates into a deadly game against the Gestapo, with Dr Lehrer as the ultimate prize. But in enemy territory, surviving and completing their mission will test their strengths and loyalties and prove more complex than they ever imagined.

Author’s note: This is the third edition of Shadowboxing. The first and second editions were released by another publishing house. This story has been re-edited, and uses UK spelling to reflect its setting.

Winter Duet

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Who do you trust when no one is who they seem?

Germany 1944

Fleeing German physicist Dr Kristopher Lehrer and his lover, Resistance fighter Michel, are caught up in an Allied bombing campaign. Separated from Michel after discovering an injured RAF pilot in the Black Forest, and pursued by the SS for the information he carries, Kristopher is frantic to reunite, unaware that Michel has been recruited by the Allies for a rescue mission.

Time is running out. The Gestapo is closing in. How can they decide who to trust, when the dagger pointed at Kristopher’s back could be wielded by a friend?

Author’s note: This is the third edition of Winter Duet. The first and second editions were released by another publishing house. This story has been re-edited, and uses UK spelling to reflect its setting.

Comes a Horseman

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What if those who stand by you are the ones who betray you?

France, 1944

Sometimes the most desperate struggles take place far from the battlefield, and what happens in secret can change the course of history.

Victory is close at hand, but freedom remains frustratingly just beyond the grasp of German physicist Dr Kristopher Lehrer, Resistance fighter Michel, and the remaining members of the team sent by the Allies—Captain Matt Bryant, Sergeant Ken Lowe, and Dr Zhou Liang—as they fight to keep the atomic plans from the Nazis. The team reaches France and connects with members of Michel’s French Resistance cell in Normandy. Allied troops are poised to liberate France, and rescue is supposedly at hand. However, Kristopher is no longer sure the information he carries in his memory is safe with either side.

When Standartenführer Holm and his men finally catch up with their prey, the team is left with few options. With a traitor in their midst, who can they trust? Kristopher must become something he is not in order to save the man he loves. Death is biding his time, and sacrifices must be made for any of them to have the futures they want.

Author’s note: This is the second edition of Comes a Horseman. The first edition was released by another publishing house. This story has been re-edited, and uses UK spelling to reflect its setting.

Flip the Trope: Romance Gone Wild
Author: Various
Genre: Romance

We heard the readers asking for something different, and we've delivered! Twelve brand new, romance stories all in one great anthology—and each one flips at least one beloved romance trope. From sweet contemporary romance to spicy paranormals, this anthology includes multiple USA Today bestselling authors and other names you know and love. Each story is marked with genre and heat level, so settle down to have your expectations twisted and fall in love with unusual heroes!

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

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.

The Fouth Kinetic 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Author: Brady Moore
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi

There are four breeds of Clairvoyants: Kinetics who can move objects with their minds, Prophets who have involuntary visions of the future, Readers who can explore the deepest thoughts of others in an instant and Aural who can transfer their consciousness to control the bodies of others.

17-year-old Rion Grean is a Kinetic, but he has no idea there are others like him. His protective mother kept them on the move, even refusing to tell him about the father he never knew. When an accident separates them, he finds himself on the run from a covert, militaristic force that sees his kind as wasps that have strayed into the homes of normal humanity. Suddenly engulfed within the different factions of the Clairvoyants, the boy who has never been good at making friends must determine who to follow.

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This thrilling sci-fi adventure features a likable young protagonist who is thrust into one difficult situation after another due to his telekinetic abilities. Rion has to fight to survive, and while doing so, he meets others with similar powers. It is difficult for Rion to know whom he can trust.

The book is heavy on violence and contains scenes of alcohol and tobacco use, and thus is not appropriate for younger readers. Readers who enjoy a story with lots of action and a complex plot plus a strong but relatable male protagonist will appreciate this book.

Handful of Hearts Series
Author: Jenna Jaxon
Genre: Regency Romance

Heart of Hope
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Shy wallflower Lady Letitia Stowe is determined to dance with no one at Lady Hamilton’s ball unless she knows the gentleman. And when just such a man appears in the form of Albert “Bertie” Symmons, Letitia is suddenly eager to dance with him. But when their set turns out to be a waltz, Letitia cannot bring herself to perform the scandalous dance even with Bertie. They talk together instead and confess weaknesses they struggle with. Inspired to help one another they make a pact: she will instruct him in the correct forms of dancing and he will do likewise for her in horseback riding. Their frequent meetings grow into true affection and respect for one another, until Bertie is so bedazzled by Letitia he asks her to marry him and she joyously says yes.

Unfortunately, Letitia’s brother has another match in mind for her with the wealthy, titled Lord Kettering. To change her brother’s mind about the man she loves, Letitia and Bertie stage a series of faux rescues in which Bertie saves Letitia from harm. But when none of them work, Letitia fears they may have to resort to a tried and true method of assuring a marriage will take place: have Bertie compromise her. However, when Bertie proves unwilling to go down that path to matrimony, Letitia may have to take matters into her own capable hands.

Heart Throb
Author: Janet Lane Walters
Genre: Romance

Magda Malone likes men and has no desire to marry. She’s been there, done that and got burned. She’s happy with her position as coordinator of the cardiac unit at the hospital. A new neighbor promises many nights of steamy sex.

Damon also has no desire for marriage. He had too many steps as a child and sees marriage as a serial sort of game. He doesn’t want to play. When Magda learns he’s a cardiologist, she blows him off. The problem is Damon has fallen in love and he must convince Magda there’s more between them than sex.

The House at the Crossing
Author: Linda Hamonou
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-Fi
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The House at the Crossing follows one of Demon Soul's more obscure characters as she first comes into the House. It's supposed to explain why there are so many people in the house and sort of where they come from and at the same time be a first time adventure for the main character as she needs to adapt to her new role and the new version of who she is. 

Jeni's Bubble 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Author: Ann-Margret Manley
Genre: Children

Based on a true story, JENI'S BUBBLE follows the adventure of a five-year-old girl who really wants to learn how to blow big bubbles with her gum. With Grandma's encouragement and the mantra "practice makes perfect", little Jeni figures out how to overcome her frustrations and learn something new. But Grandma forgets to tell her one important thing

Join Jeni in this beautifully illustrated story about how a helping hand, a determined spirit, and lots of practice can make dreams come true.

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I received an advance review copy of this fun little book. The story features a sweet intergenerational friendship between little Jeni and her Grandma Margaret. Jeni wants to learn how to blow bubbles with her bubblegum, and Grandma Margaret can blow the best bubbles. 

Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy this book. There is a laugh-out-loud funny surprise waiting for them.

Lara and Uri
Author: Jack Winnick
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary Romance, Espionage, Political Intrigue

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East Wind 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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When a violent explosion rocks Los Angeles, killing thousands and leveling an entire beachfront community, the news reports that a nuclear device was involved. The president moves fast to prevent panic across the nation. The government receives an ominous threat from an anonymous Middle Eastern source: similar attacks will be launched upon other American cities unless all aid to Israel is terminated, virtually isolating the Jewish State and allowing its Arab neighbors to overrun it. The FBI, CIA and other federal organizations are called to action. A crack U. S. Israeli team is given the daunting assignment of uncovering the source of the threat and the identity of the next targeted city against a five day deadline. The team: Lara, a young female FBI computer whiz and Uri, a charismatic male Mossad field agent. Theirs is a breakneck chase across the country in a race against time and the unknown Islamist terrorists.

Devil Among Us 🌟

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While I cannot recommend this book, you are welcome to decide for yourself. As reviewer Andrei Tarnea notes, "An endless series of xenophobic clichés make the good plot irrelevant."

A New York synagogue is leveled by an explosion on Yom Kippur. Hundreds are killed and maimed. An investigation indicates Jewish members were responsible. But were they? Simultaneously, the threat of an organized Muslim Brotherhood attack on Israel looms on the horizon. FBI agent Lara Edmond and Mossad field agent, Uri Levin, lead characters in Winnick's debut novel, East Wind, are assigned the dangerous task of solving this new attempt to stop the U.S. from providing aid to Israel.

Devil in False Colors 🌟🌟🌟

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Content warning for a graphic description of a crime scene including murdered children.

A vicious attack on a Jewish school in California spawns an international chase for the criminals. FBI agent Lara Edmond teams up again with Mossad assassin Uri Levin as the scope of the terror widens.

The Date Farm 🌟🌟🌟

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An enemy of the United States launches an attack on a Beverly Hills shopping mall, killing and injuring hundreds. The same group then attacks the largest bank buildings in New York City attempting to find a precious resource. The FBI's Lara Edmond is paired with Mossad's Uri Levin in an attempt to stop this gang.

Waterworks 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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A group of terror-driven international thugs threatens the nation's drinking water with a terrible poison. Who is responsible? Can the team of Lara and Uri once again find and stop these anti-American criminals? The very life of the nation is at stake!

The Last Dragon
Author: Daryl Devore
Genre: Medieval Fantasy Romance

What do dragons, knights and romance have in common? Grab a copy of multi-published author Daryl Devore’s medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon and discover the answer.

A sorcerer craving dominance merged with a dragon, the power overwhelmed him causing him to split into three dragons. Demora ruled thought, but was lost in time. Yidithe offered protection, shining like the light of the sun. Ayrradex craved chaos, revelling in destroying souls.

Many knights died, attempting to slay the devil beast. One knight, Prince Hawkyns, did not fear death. He’d lost everything. Away on a mission when Ayrradex attacked his father’s kingdom, Penrythe, Hawkyns returned to find his noble father – feeble and defeated. His wise mother – crazed. His beautiful wife and unborn child - dead. Only a pile of ashes remained for him to bury. He knelt before his King and vowed to slay the devil-beast or be slain.

Derry was born with powers that terrified her parents. They delivered her to a nunnery to be raised in secret. Jathe, a wise sorceress, discovered the young girl and trained her to one day use the secret hidden in her soul.

Legends spoken around campfires hinted the sole way to destroy Ayrradex was when the hearts of a knight and a golden dragon became one. But after a vicious battle with Ayrradex, the golden dragon was thought to be dead.

Can Prince Hawkyns’s bravery and Derry’s powers end the reign of the devil-beast’s terror?

Manse and Nono Take a Hike 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Author: Shana Antoine

Genre: Children's Books

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Join Manse and Nono on a hiking adventure! This fun, easy-to-read tale encourages creativity and teaches young readers to use their imagination, especially when they're stuck indoors. For kids age 1 and up.

Ornery Owl's Mini Review

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I received an advance review copy of this book. This cute and colorful story is appropriate for children of all ages. It is filled with positive messages about cooperation, preparedness, and imagination. The friendship between the big brother and little sister is heartwarming. The book is appropriate for children of all ages.

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

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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?

Murder is to Die For

Author: Various

Genre: Detective, Cozy Mystery

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Diehard Dames don’t give up!

These ladies are smart. They’re clever. And they never give up.

Whether on a quest to solve a murder or to right a wrong, they’re tough and determined, ready to step forward when needed.

Join these daring and tenacious amateur sleuths as they solve crime in this collection of ALL NEW Whodunits. Special new release price, too!

Just because they’re amateurs doesn’t mean these ladies can’t get the job done. A few foils, fumbles, and missteps taken only make their tasks more challenging and interesting.

Enjoy a few giggles as crime-solving takes on a bright new glow in these light-hearted international mysteries by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors.


Mimi Barbour: Murder in the Mall: The proprietor of a bakery finds the owner of the shoe store murdered. All the mall owners have reasons for this horrendous deed, but who is the culprit? In this small town full of upstanding, warm-hearted people, who can possibly be the cold-blooded killer? New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author.

Denise Devine: Dark Fortune – “Your life is in danger, watch out for the stranger.” Fortune telling was just bunk, right? Stephanie hoped so. USA Today Bestselling Author

Dani Haviland” Crazy Ladies in Capes Debut - Louie witnessed a murder… Or did he? Midtown Anchorage is overrun by crime and this group of little old lady activists is ready to do something about it! USA Today Bestselling Author.

Nancy Radke: Any Lucky Dog Can Follow a Trail of Blood – When Sheriff Craig leaves the city and arrives in the rural county of West Falls, he is soon dealing with the murder of a man everyone wanted dead. So, who wanted him dead the most? He finds that when switching from pavement to mountain trails, a dog with a good nose is a necessity. So, is a pretty woman. USA Today Bestselling Author.


New Allies Collection

Author: Veronica Scott

Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

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Tratus (New Allies Book 14)

Author: Veronica Scott

Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

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Katrin Rodgerr, ex-Space Navy, was perfectly happy as Third Officer on a tramp freighter in the Outer Sectors, until the day she and everyone on board the ship were kidnapped by alien scientists to become subjects of gruesome experiments. Far away from home or help, Katrin does her best to bolster the other prisoners’ morale and look for a way to escape.

Until one day she’s chosen for an experiment of another sort – given to a pack of alien supersoldiers as a prospective breeder.

Tratus, senior enforcer of the Tzibir pack, never expected to find his mate, much less to meet her among the human prison population of the labs. But there she is and there’s no denying the instincts. Despite his Alpha’s objections, Tratus manages to convince the alien scientists to give Katrin to him and he vows to protect her. Deeply unhappy with the way his leader runs the pack as he disobeys all their goddess’s commandments and refuses to ally with other Badari packs to fight the scientists who created them, Tratus plots a revolt.

Despite herself Katrin is drawn to the giant humanoid warrior with alien predator DNA who treats her so respectfully. His scales and other differences from human males only make him more attractive in his own way. But the Alpha distrusts her and Tratus, and time is running out for them both…

Can Tratus defeat the Alpha leading his pack to inevitable doom? Can he and Katrin survive the consequences and find their way to claiming each other as true mates or must he let her go?

Author’s Note: Mature situations. One scene of attempted assault.

This is the seventeenth book in the Badari Warriors world (the fourteenth in the numbered main series) and each novel or novella has a satisfying Happy for Now ending for the hero and heroine, not a cliffhanger. Genetically engineered soldiers of the far future, the Badari were created by alien enemies to fight humans. The Tzibir are an offshoot of the Badari, but with reptilian DNA. The scientists kidnapped an entire human colony from the Sectors to use as subjects in twisted experiments…two Badari packs and the humans made common cause, rebelled and escaped the labs. Now they live side by side in a sanctuary valley protected by a powerful Artificial Intelligence, and wage unceasing war on the aliens, although the Tzibir Alpha refused to join the war and they have no communication with the other Badari. The Tzibir live in the desert area of the planet. Some old Badari friends reappear in the course of this novel, which does advance the series arc.

Some overarching issues do remain unresolved in each book since this is an ongoing series but romance always wins the day in my novels!



















Pets in Space 6

Author: Various

Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

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This book will be released 5 October 2021.


Pets in Space® is back for a new year of adventures!

Join the incredible authors in this year's Pets in Space 6 for another out-of-this-world adventure. This award-winning, USA TODAY Bestselling anthology is packed full of your favorite Pets in Space®. Featuring 11 original, never-before-released stories from some of today's bestselling science fiction romance and fantasy authors, Pets in Space 6 continues their vital support of, the non-profit charity that improves quality of life for veterans of the U.S. military and first-responders with disabilities. Don't miss out on this limited-edition anthology before it's too late!

Pets in Space 6 is edited by Carol Van Natta. Contributing authors: S.E. Smith (NY Times and USA TODAY bestselling author), Veronica Scott (USA TODAY bestselling author), Honey Phillips, Carol Van Natta (USA TODAY bestselling author), Cassandra Chandler (USA TODAY bestselling author), J.C. Hay (USA TODAY bestselling author), S.J. Pajonas (USA TODAY bestselling author), Greta van der Rol, Deborah A. Bailey, Melisse Aires, and Kyndra Hatch.

The Pornographer's Apprentice 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Author: Lisabet Sarai

Genre: Erotica (F/F, M/M, Bisexual, Menage a Trois, BDSM), Steampunk

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In prudish, patriarchal Victorian England, nineteen-year-old prodigy Gillian Smith finds a secret society dedicated to the erotic arts. She’ll need both her intellect and her physical charms to earn the permanent position she craves.

Inspired by a salacious catalogue found in her deceased uncle’s library, she applies for an apprenticeship with the Toymakers Guild. The Guild fabricates bespoke sexual artifacts for the private pleasure of select clients – an occupation for which Gillian, with her technical abilities and her lascivious temperament, is eminently suited.

The other apprentices, initially skeptical about a female engineer, become enthusiastic supporters once they’ve tested her erotic aptitude. The voluptuous Governing Director, and the dashing French journeyman likewise help expand her carnal repertoire. The final decision, however, rests with the reclusive Master Toymaker, who has been missing for nearly two years.

When an unscrupulous nobleman sets up a competing enterprise, he threatens not only the livelihood of the Guild’s members but their lives as well. Gillian hatches an audacious plan to entrap the villain, save the Guild, and leave the absent Master no choice but to grant her heart’s desire.

If you like steam punk erotica with a kinky feminist bent, you'll love The Pornographer's Apprentice.

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Power and Persuasion 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Author: Lisabet Sarai

Genre: BDSM, Erotic Romance

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She’s his natural enemy – and the only woman who can satisfy his perverse sexual needs.

Andrew MacIntyre, heir to a vast empire of railroads, mines and mills, is by far the most eligible bachelor among the society folk summering in Newport, Rhode Island. His mother has filled their opulent mansion with the daughters of bankers and industrialists, but Andrew knows none of these callow young women would ever consent to being bound and beaten, to serving and obeying him the way he craves. His money gives him the freedom to purchase anything except his heart's desire: a submissive partner to share his life.

Labor activist Olivia Alcott is dedicated to helping the exploited factory workers responsible for Andrew’s wealth. The strike she organizes triggers a confrontation between her and the handsome billionaire. Although their disparate backgrounds and values make them natural foes, something stronger draws them to one another: his need to command and hers to surrender.

Note: This book was previously published by Totally Bound under the title Challenge to Him. It has been revised, expanded by two chapters, and re-edited for this release.

Prison Torture in America 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Author: Paul Singh

Genre: Nonfiction

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As an experienced physician, Paul Singh, MD, DO, PhD, was stunned by the cruelty that inmates with physical and mental conditions endured. Denials for treatment, gross incompetence, deadly neglect, reckless infliction of pain and falsified medical records — despite interventions from the courts — produced life-threatening conditions, emotional deterioration, loss of limbs, and even death.

Prisoners were on a carousel of requirements that they repeatedly fulfilled with the promise that their health care needs would be met. In a never-ending cycle, those viewed as complaining too often were put in solitary confinement as punishment, regardless of age or medical condition.

Singh covertly recorded the experiences of 15 inmates and their battle for care. His exposé reveals the shocking truth about the violations of fundamental Constitutional rights in the U.S. prison system, so egregious one might think the prisons were in countries with barbaric dictators where basic human rights do not exist.

  Prison Torture in America and its Companion book, Prison Papers is a must-read for anyone who wants to know the truth about capital punishment and what goes on in our prison system.

Paul Singh is an American scientist, philosopher, physician and a professor of urogynecology. He is the author of critically acclaimed books, Discovering Our World, The Great Illusion, The Seduction of Religion, Guilty at Gunpoint, The Death of the Rule of Law, and Prison Papers.

Ornery Owl's Mini Review

(The following is a duplicate of my review on Amazon and Audible for this book.)

This shocking expose of the treatment of prisoners in need of medical attention should not be ignored. Prisoners are exposed to inhumane treatment, denied necessary medications, forced to work while injured, and when they request help, they may be put into solitary confinement as punishment. 

This is not a comfortable book to listen to. This is exactly why it needs to be heard. Humane treatment should be guaranteed for all people, including those who have been incarcerated.

Return Engagement

Author: Elaine P. Cantrell

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Elizabeth Lane is one lucky woman. She has it all-money, fame, a satisfying career and a devoted fiancé. Her humble beginnings are all but obscured, but she isn't the kind of woman Senator Henry Lovinggood wants for his son, Richard. Senator Lovinggood plans to make Richard the President of the United States; he'll need a woman from a wealthy, powerful family by his side. Ten years ago the senator broke Richard and Elizabeth up, but this time it won't be so easy, for Elizabeth wants to know what might have been. This time she'll fight back, a struggle which ultimately leads to kidnapping and attempted murder and alienates her from the man of her dreams.

Secrets of the Dead

Author: Sheila Stewart
Genre: Paranormal Suspense


Jessica Coltrane is a die-hard sceptic who believes that ghosts and paranormal activity are nothing more than a figment of an overactive imagination. That is until she finds herself locked inside a haunted house with the enigmatic paranormal investigator C.J. Dowling.

Born with the ability to see and speak to the dead, C.J. Dowling thought investigating a haunted house would be a job like many others. He’s prepared for anything—except smart and sexy Jessica.

Working together in close quarters, C.J. and Jessica discover it isn’t only negative tension between the two, but sexual as well. Giving into their desires seemed like a good idea at the time, until they wake and find the spirits thought otherwise. Trapped with the ghost of a child long forgotten, an amorous entity that is threatening Jessica, and a powder keg of a spine-tingling mystery that might just be better left buried.

Serial Killer

Author: Danii X Hallows

Genre: Thriller

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As I went to stick the keys in the ignition, I stopped and touched the small purple crystal star keychain hanging off. It was almost a year ago when Serena Fire had given it to me for my birthday, along with a free lap dance...That girl was fire. 

Someone Else's Shoes

Author: Aldrea Alien

Genre: Adult Fairy Tales, Transgender Romance

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Originally published in the USA Today Bestselling anthology, Once Upon Another World, the story is being released on its own in November 2021. This story is a lesbian retelling of Cinderella set in the spellster universe.

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Twirl and Dip

Author: Karen Michelle Nutt

Genre: Romance

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Eastyn has her soda shop to run and specialty ice creams to create. Only the place is falling apart, and she may have a haunted jukebox that chooses songs to communicate. If things couldn't get any more complicated, Drake, her ex-fiancé, returns home after five years on the road with his rock band, Never Mind the Damage.

Eastyn vows not to fall for Drake's charms again, but when you have a lifetime of memories with the man, the heart seems not to care about pledges. Her haunted jukebox believes choosing the right song to twirl and dip to is the answer to everything. However, Eastyn isn't convinced. She wants to know if Drake is home for good, or will he break her heart all over again?

Two Hearts One Love Collection 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Author: Daryl Devore
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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What Happened in Bangkok (Book 1)

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)
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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?

Author: Jessica Subject
Genre: M/M Romance, Sci-Fi
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Kaddim Brothers book one

Vawn doesn’t need a mate. He’s already established himself universe-wide as a hot name in fashion, while raising his daughter. But he won’t say no to a fling with a hot space racer when he travels to Eurebly to visit his brothers. One night. That’s all he can give. Because his heart shattered when he lost his previous alpha, and he hasn’t been able to repair it completely. He refuses to love someone like that ever again.

Ojokun survived on Jenegath in order to leave the planet and become the best space racer in the universe. Though he flies with a team, he’s never depended on anyone outside of his jet. He keeps to himself. Has one-night stands, just like every other space racer. But, after a mind-blowing night with the brother of two of his teammates, he can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous omega, or the foreign longing that scares him more than his overly-protective teammates.

Can Ojokun convince Vawn that he wants more than one night? Or is that all they were ever meant to be?

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?

A Witch's Journey
Author: Tena Stetler
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Pepper McKay comes from a long line of powerful witches. Unfortunately, magic brings her nothing but trouble. She learned the love of wildlife rescue and rehab from her Aunt Ashling. After graduating from college, Pepper works for Salem Wildlife Sanctuary and lives from paycheck to paycheck until she inherits the McKay property in Lobster Cove. With the family land and resources, she dares to dream of starting her own wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center.

Lathen Quartz, a former Navy SEAL turned handyman maintains the enchanted McKay property for the McKay estate. But someone is trying to steal the McKay magic. Lathen offers to help Pepper achieve her life-long dream of building a wildlife center. During the long hours spent together on the project, their mutual attraction can’t be denied. But each harbors a deep, dark secret. Will they overcome their demons and give love a chance?