Monday, November 1, 2021

Roost Recommendations Fall/Winter 2021

 


Hello Roosties. I am currently embroiled in writing a nonfiction NaNoWriMo project because any fiction work that I write during that time turns out to be a steaming pile of crap that I never want to touch again. I'm also participating in the November Poem a Day project as I have done for the past two years. 

After talking to my son, I came to the conclusion that the Roost Recommendations ought to be a quarterly rather than a monthly project. Plus you can look forward to some very special guest posts in December. I hope you will join me!

~Ornery Owl Has Spoken~


Ornery Owl
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FREE BOOK ALERT!
Cloned Heat I: The Stable Boy's Roughneck Ride is free to own between November 10 and November 14. 

PRE-ORDER ALERT!
The pre-order price for Mr. Dale and The Divorcee, a regency romance by Sophie Barnes, is just $5.99. The book will be released on November 23, 2021. https://amzn.to/2YQc67s

PRE-ORDER ALERT!
The pre-order price for Pulse, a dystopian sci-fi horror novel by B.A. Bellec, is $3.99. This book will be released on December 1, 2021. See details below.

PRE-ORDER ALERT!
The pre-order price for The Madam's Friend, book #4 in the Love is Forever series, is just $0.99. This book will be released on December 17, 2021. See details below.

All Their Midnights
Author: Kate Hill
Genre: Vampires, Romance, Short Fiction and Poetry Collection

Blurb
All Their Midnights is a collection of vampire poetry and short stories with a romantic twist.

The Lighthouse - Imprisoned in a dungeon and forced to do battle for a cruel lord, Drew lost his sanity long ago. Kenna's passion for Drew never faltered, even when it drove her from the only other person she'd ever loved, her twin brother, Collin. Kenna and Drew escaped the horror of their past to live a quiet life as lighthouse keepers. Their hard-won happiness is threatened when Collin arrives, stirring past memories that hurl him and Drew toward possible destruction.

Blood and Whiskey – Despite his thirst for blood, Danel has never wanted to cause permanent harm to his prey. He’s spent his life learning to control his violent nature. Then he meets Yori. She rouses his bloodlust, but will he curb her wild ways, or will she lure him into a life of savagery?

Don't Drink the Blood - Rene is a young vampire scraping by while fighting for her life in a world that has shown her little mercy. While on the hunt, she's attacked, but a strange, beautiful man rescues her. Oliver suffers from a disease that affects vampires. Only Rene's blood can save him from a slow, painful death. They make a deal—her blood in exchange for his tutoring. Can he transform an uneducated, struggling cynic into a sophisticated vampire warrior? Even more, can he win her hardened heart?

All You Can Eat 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Author: Various
Genre: Lesbian Erotica, Lesbian Romance

Blurb
Chef R.G. Emanuelle and sous chef Andi Marquette locked themselves in the kitchen to create a menu that would explore the sensuous qualities of food and illustrate how the act of preparing and eating it can engage many more senses than simply taste and smell. They gathered a great group of cooks who put together an array of dishes, and they present to you here a menu that ranges from sweet and romantic to sultry and seductive, from relationships enjoying a first taste to those that have moved beyond the entrée.

Each story also ends with a recipe. Some of these require cooking implements while others are whimsical accompaniments that don’t require cooking at all—at least not in the traditional sense. After all, food serves as more than sustenance—it’s a trigger for love, laughter, sex, pleasure, and carnal and sensory satisfaction. Whatever your palate prefers, you’re sure to find something tasty here.

The menu includes dishes by Ashley Bartlett, Historia, Jae, Rebekah Weatherspoon, Cheyenne Blue, Karis Walsh, Victoria Oldham, Cheri Crystal, Andi Marquette, Jove Belle, R.G. Emanuelle, Sacchi Green, and Yvonne Heidt.

Antonello Brothers Immortal
Author: Kayelle Allen
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance, M/M Romance
Buy Link for the series: https://amzn.to/30IULxz

Blurb
Many immortals live in the story universe occupied by the Antonello Brothers. #PietasFans who loved the immortal king in the Bringer of Chaos series will find the Master of Misdirection quite active here.

Surrender Love

Blurb
An immortal alpha male. An illegal, near-blind rock musician. And twelve thousand years of lies...
Luc is the most powerful man in an intergalactic empire of 22 planets—but he's alone, life after life.
Izzorah survives by hiding both his illegal status and his blindness for fear of banishment.
Only Luc's immortal blood can heal Izzorah's sight—and only Izzorah's love can heal Luc's heart.
Luc might risk violating the highest law among the immortals by sharing his blood, but it means revealing the truth of what he is, and that means baring every damning secret, every twisted truth, and twelve thousand years' worth of dirty hidden lies...
With no guarantee their love can survive that kind of truth.
Surrender Love, a steamy sweet MM Sci-Fi romance featuring instant attraction between a hot immortal and a feisty rocker with a galaxy full of secrets between them. Book 1 in the explosive Antonello Brothers: Immortal Science Fiction series.

Ring of the Dragon

Blurb
For millennia, they fight side by side. Now one king faces a lonely quest.

As Light and Shadow, King Pietas and General Cyken share every battle, as well as a fierce and passionate love.

But, torn apart by the king's rage, Cyken ends their stormy relationship.

When General Cyken falls in love with another man, Pietas undertakes a perilous quest on the dangerous world of Felidae to prove he is the better choice for Cyken.

If he succeeds in his quest, it will either bring Cyken back, or drive him even closer to his new love. Pietas must try, for he cannot walk into eternity alone.

He must have a shadow to balance his light...

Forever Love

Blurb
For their love, forever won't be long enough.
Izzorah has always been a Kin, part of a human-like race of fierce, rugged felines. Now he's a brand-new immortal too.
When he learns the truth about his fiancé's immortality--and his own--the familiar world he knew vanishes. He must pass a test designed by the immortal king to reveal his gifts and weaknesses.
Pass and he's accepted into a warrior society he wants no part of. Fail and he's cast out, away from the man he loves.
As if that's not bad enough, his lover is also the king's ex, and the king refuses to part with anything--or anyone--he loves.
Fair test? Not in this immortal lifetime...

♥Forever Love, a hot MM Sci-Fi romance, reveals the immortals' secret role-playing game known as Peril. Join Izzorah on a desperate quest to prove his worth. A GameLIT / LitRPG story.

Becoming Ruthless
Author: Rita H. Rowe
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction

Blurb
When all the men she knows are liars, maybe it’s time to become one too.
Ruth is young, excited about life and not looking for love. Yet love finds her, and Ruth is thrilled. But she is left devastated when she finds out that her the man she loves has deceived her. Still hopeful, she embarks on another relationship only to find herself in the same predicament.
Ruth becomes disenchanted with love and decides that if she can’t beat them, she may as well join them and begins a journey that will change her very being and endanger her life.
Can Ruth find herself before it’s too late? Or will she become what she has always despised—a loathsome liar?

A Bee in Her Bonnet
Author: Sharon Buchbinder
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Blurb
Not all that buzzes is a bee…

Elva Boyd, an extroverted elf, uses bees and honey to treat patients in pain. Art Klarastos, an introverted demi-god, beekeeper, and inventor is her best friend. When Elva’s beehives disappear, Art beelines to her to deliver the news. Distressed, Elva pleads for his assistance with the mystery of the missing boxes. Kit Kat, his matchmaking talking cat, makes a deal with Elva: Art will help her in exchange for a real date.

Art is mortified, but Elva agrees without hesitation. While they attempt to deduce why someone might want to steal her bees’ homes, a couple arrives and claims to be Elva’s long-lost parents. An orphan raised in Cat’s Paw Cove by her aunt and uncle, Elva is ecstatic. Suspicious of these unknown elves, Art shares his concerns—but Elva tunes out his buzzing.

When her parents declare they have come to take her home to Scotland for her contractually obligated wedding, Art is devastated. Will his best friend leave with her newfound family and soon-to-be-husband? Or will he be able to convince her that he is the beekeeper of her heart?

Chasing Daffodils
Author: Emily Sam
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance

Blurb
Jade Everly is a twenty-four-year-old native New Yorker, pursuing an acting career while working as a Barista at a trendy cafe. She shares an apartment in Brooklyn with her best friend Reese.

When Reese suddenly springs the news that she is moving out to live with her boyfriend, Jade has no choice but to let good-looking, cocky, musician, and true player Colin move in. Now living together, Jade and Colin hardly see eye to eye, especially about the men she dates.

An upcoming wedding of her ex-boyfriend Noah and childhood best friend Suzy has her on the hunt (even more than ever) for a plus one.

Will Jade find love as she searches for the right date or will desperation blind her from finding the love she desires?

Cherry Pie and Mistletoe
Author: Lisabet Sarai
Genre: Erotica, Holiday Romance, Mature Romance

Blurb
Some Christmas traditions improve with age.

At ten thirty on a stormy Christmas Eve, I really didn’t expect any business, but the sign for our diner out on the highway reads “open until midnight”, and I’m a woman of my word. Good thing I didn’t close; the half-frozen long haul trucker who wandered in really needed some hot coffee, not to mention a slice of my luscious cherry pie.

Something about the grizzled, bear-like man with the chocolate-brown eyes and ready laugh spun me back to my scandalous, sensual younger days. I hadn’t wanted anyone in years, but I wanted Dave Driver. Was I brave enough to act on my desire? And would he flee, screaming, from the amorous attentions of a white-haired little old lady?

Christmas Notes
Author: Daryl Devore
Genre: Holiday Romance, Sweet Romance

Blurb
Can a slice of pizza and a flute erase the ravages of life and allow Giselle and Ethan to fall in love by Christmas?
Collapsing in front the biggest department store in the city on one of the busiest days of the holiday season was not how Giselle imagined her day. Cold and hungry, she trudged through her daily existence wondering if she'd ever find happiness again.
Teenagers. Ethan loved working with them and turning their raw musical talent into something beautiful and rewarding, but that didn't fill the black void in his soul.
Like fate, the songwriters' muse nudged Giselle and Ethan together. But can Giselle overcome her fears and can Ethan get past the darkness that surrounds him, so they can find love?


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
Post Links: 
This book is free to own between November 10 and November 14. It is always free to read on Kindle Unlimited.

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

Post Link: 

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

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?

Cloned Heat X

Post Link:

https://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com/2021/10/rainbow-snippets-stumbling-through.html

https://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com/2021/10/hot-tattoo-artist-mfrwauthor-mfrwsteam.html

Buy Link:

This story is a WIP. It will probably be released in mid-November.

Blurb

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. 

Comfort and Joy🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Author: Lisabet Sarai

Genre: Erotic Romance, BDSM, Erotica, Holiday Romance, Gay Erotica

Post Link: https://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com/2021/11/what-was-it-about-this-guy.html

Buy Link: https://amzn.to/3oKoEGq

Blurb

Mistletoe kisses, Yuletide passion and a sprinkling of kink

Kick off the festive season with this red-hot celebration of holiday love. An aging author of kinky romance surrenders to the charm of her rock star neighbor. A selfish, cynical stock broker finds himself rescued by a spunky homeless girl. On her Dom husband’s orders, a devoted submissive provides Christmas service to his best friend. A gay grad student moonlighting at a sex shop discovers it’s definitely worthwhile to stay open on Christmas Eve.

Let Lisabet warm you up with a generous portion of comfort, joy and sensual pleasure.

Coral Cove Series

Author: Laura Kennedy
Genre: YA Girls, YA Mystery, Girls Mystery
Buy link for the series: https://amzn.to/3DSszHl

Surf Shop Sisters

Blurb
I guess everyone wants something in life. It was easy figuring out what each of my BFFs wanted the beginning of our Junior Year at Coral Cove High. For brainy Sudsy it was to get skinny; for upwardly mobile Tamara to get more stuff, and problem child Maria to be treated like she was older than ten. Who knew that bigger problems lurked in the swampy bayous of Coral Cove, like redheaded Paris Breck, threatening to take me, Brooke, down like a clump of stinky seaweed in the Gulf of Mexico.

Double Take

Blurb
When sixteen-year-old Brooke Bentley’s green convertible and cell phone conk out during a tropical rainstorm, she believes it’s just bad luck. But when she darts through the dark to a dilapidated Victorian she thinks is the home of a friend and is invited in by a butler in a faded black tux, Brooke knows it must be karma. Because how often do you meet a reclusive 1950’s movie star who thinks she’s actress Terry Moore? And how often does someone as charming as eighty-year-old Laura de France insist on transforming you into a movie star, too?

How can something as simple as a dress control your life? It can if it’s the famous green toga worn by actress Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra and you’ll do anything to wear it.

“Reading ‘Double Take’ reminded me of my teen years at MGM studios where I had the good fortune to go to the Little Red School House with such young talent as Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.”
– Sharon Randall, formerly Janice Chambers, ninety-year-old singer/actress.


NOTE: Though 'Double Take' was written and published first, 'Surf Shop Sisters' takes place prior to the events in 'Double Take'. The books may be read in any order.

Suddenly Singapore

Blurb
*NOTE: Recognizing Asian Pacific heritage month, special pricing of $2.99 on this book!

I should have known the night we landed at Singapore’s Changi Airport things would turn out badly.

That something was already steeping in the thick, black Malaysian air like a tea ball of Darjeeling in a teapot.

A something that would totally change my life forever.

Torn from her old existence in Florida, seventeen-year-old Brooke Bentley is forced to find new friends against a backdrop of intrigue, violence and revenge.

Reviewed By Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite - 4 Stars Suddenly Singapore (Coral Cove Book 3) by Laura Kennedy is a young adult thriller/mystery that centers around the adventures of a seventeen-year-old Floridian beauty, Brooke Bentley. Brooke should be experiencing her senior year at high school in Florida, enjoying her friends and the attentions of her boyfriend, but instead, she is jetting halfway around the world with her mother and younger brother to join her father who has been appointed to manage a hotel construction in Singapore, a job that will take around a year to complete. Brooke and her brother will attend the highly prestigious and exclusive Marlborough Academy with the sons and daughters of Singapore’s rich and powerful movers and shakers. She will have to deal with making new friends, exotic new foods, a foreign language, and a pace of life she will find very different from her laid-back days back in Florida. In Toy, a chubby, shy girl and Mu, a sweet, gay boy, she quickly finds acceptance and friendship but what really excites her is the possibility of joining the exclusive clique club known as the Chameleons, to which only the super-popular girls are privileged to belong. Brooke will discover the joys and excitement of the metropolis that is Singapore, along with her share of adventure and danger, not to mention a touch of romance. This year in a foreign country will be like nothing she has experienced before. Suddenly Singapore could best be described as “mean girls go Asian." Author Laura Kennedy has created an interesting character in Brooke. She is young, blonde, vivacious, and beautiful, which allows her to run with the popular, cliquey girls but she is also moral, kind-hearted, and sweet, which allows her to also empathize and befriend those who don’t always make the list of popular girls. I think it was her difference, her uniqueness as a blonde American that both made her stand out as different and strange, yet equally allowed her to fit in as someone unique and worthy of interest to the other young adults, especially in her school. I particularly enjoyed the breadth of characters that made up the Chameleons, with their wealthy pampered existence of maids, drivers, and beautiful houses that didn’t necessarily guarantee self-love, self-confidence, self-worth, and of course, happiness. Their often seemingly vacuous existence emphasized the idea that money definitely does not buy happiness. The plot was twisty enough to keep me interested as a reader and I did enjoy the opportunity to vicariously visit and picture the many attractions that make Singapore such an interesting city. The exotic location chosen by the author definitely gives the story a more exciting and magical feel. The writing was simple, straightforward and propelled the reader onward in such a way that it was easy to read the entire book in one sitting. For something entertaining, without requiring too much in-depth thought, this is a thoroughly readable young adult adventure that I can recommend.

Singapore Unveiled


Blurb
The ancient game of mah-jongg is sort of like life, each ivory tile a clue, a direction to take, a season of the year or even danger ahead.

I realize now I should have paid more attention the months I was in Singapore. I should have sensed something ominous from those exotic designs warning me about Summer and her little sister Plum. But being me, I had to find out the hard way.

From Readers' Favorites
“Mean Girls go Asian.” “Exotic location … gives story an exciting and magical feel.” Reader’s Favorite 4 Star Review

A Cruise to Remember

Author: Beverly Bateman

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Post Link: https://www.beverleybateman.com/holiday-cruise-hooks/

Buy Link: Find buy links in the post

Blurb

An amnesia victim found by the side of the road is befriended by Lillian, an older woman with early Alzheimer's. Lillian takes the victim, who they call Hallie, with her as a companion on a Caribbean cruise. Eric is an Interpol agent working on catching an international jewelry theft ring. He's undercover as the ship's doctor on the Caribbean cruise ship. Sparks fly when Hallie and Eric meet, but as the cruise progresses Eric’s thinking Hallie might be the thief stealing from the passengers. His reasoning is Hallie’s amnesia and Lillian’s Alzheimer's make a good cover. What’s the chance of two people traveling together having amnesia and Alzheimer’s? And then Lillian keeps coming up with pieces of jewelry passengers have dropped or lost.

To complicate everything someone is trying to kill Hallie and she has no idea why. Lillian finds an older cowboy who she's interested in and then there's the sleazy man who keeps hitting on Hallie. As the cruise progresses Hallie gradually starts to regain her memory. Eric decides she's not a thief, but has to find the real one and keep Hallie safe while their romance heats up.

Curves for Christmas

Author: Various
Genre: Holiday Romance, BBW
Buy Link for the series: https://amzn.to/30MgfKp

Blurb
Curves for Christmas
Santa's sleigh is loaded with a dozen sexy treats for twelve of his curviest sweethearts! Curves for Christmas is a collaboration of short holiday love stories from twelve of your favorite authors. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, and cozy up to these steaming hot book boyfriends.
This holiday season, escape to Fitzpatrick Place in Bourbon, Texas where great friendships, sexy men and a crazy landlady make life more fun.

The Holiday Set-Up
Author: Heather Lauren

Blurb
As a children’s author, I’m used to Princes who save princesses, so imagine when the roles are reversed and I swoop in and save a hunky prince in distress.
We share one magical kiss and instead of living happily ever after…we’re ripped apart.
When I finally let my crazy landlady talk me into a blind date, its none other than my prince, Oliver O’Quinn -big, burly and incredibly nerdy.
He’s better than any Hero I could have written. But even a hero can’t outrun his past.

The Christmas Entanglement
Author: Kat Obie

Blurb
It's easy to hate someone when you think they're a selfish a**hole. It's much harder once you learn they have a heart of gold.

PK is going through a quarter-life crisis.

Thanks to an injury sidelining him most of last season, nobody in the NHL wanted to sign him to a new deal, and he saw the writing on the wall too late. He needed something to occupy his time, so he turned to playing the drums, much to the chagrin of his incredibly sexy, curvy neighbor.

All Clarissa wants when she's home in Texas is a little peace and quiet and time to hang with friends. Too bad her sexy, next-door neighbor seems dead set on disturbing her every opportunity he gets.

Bad first impressions take a backseat and holiday magic happens when the unlikely duo start to foster a puppy together.

Cuddle up with a blanket and read all about how these two neighbors' hearts thaw and enemies become lovers in this Curvy Girls for Christmas romance.

Getting Off His Naughty List
Author: Layne Daniels

Blurb
Nobody chooses “dancer at a nightclub” as the job they’re planning for as a kid, but once puberty delivered an explosion of curves no ballet company would tolerate, burlesque dancing became my jam. I love what I do though.

And it would seem so does someone else, but I don’t necessarily feel like whoever it is means me any harm. I feel the eyes on me more than just when I’m twirling and spinning in the platform cage under the lights at night. I feel them when I shop for groceries, when I jog in the neighborhood, and pretty much any time I step out of my apartment building. They feel protective, if a little obsessive.

My wild landlady keeps telling me in her day being followed by admirers was to be expected, but in today’s world, can I trust that the safety I feel when he’s watching me is legit?

The Gift Swap
Author: K.B. Cinder

Blurb
Featuring a holiday-loving lingerie designer and her Scrooge of a bearded neighbor, this Sunshine versus Grump pairing will have your sides splitting. From mega-sized salamis to festive fleshlights, Olive and Beckett commit to out-gift the other after a Christmas music mishap. But despite their constant back and forth and seemingly endless differences, this unlikely duo can't get enough of one another. Is a Christmas miracle brewing in Bourbon, Texas, or is that just the spiked eggnog talking?

Santa Daddy
Author: Josie O'Sullivan

Blurb
How much more forbidden can your bestfriend's father be? Looking back, if I'd known I might have tried harder to resist his charms.I probably still would have ended up in his bed.

Lillian is not afraid to have fun and enjoys the lavish lifestyle her job brings. However working from home all the time can lead to some...boredom. So going out in the evenings is the only real way to let of some steam and socialise.

Meeting Charles at a party wasn't planned.

Catching feelings wasn't planned but having the best sex of my life definitely had something to do with it.

Ruining the dearest friendship I have, really wasn't planned.
Santa Daddy is a steamy age gap romance packed full of secret meetings and instant chemistry.

Holiday Hater
Author: Josie O'Sullivan

Blurb
I am many things including a single mom, business women, coffee addict, sofa surfer and secret shower singer. One thing I am not, is available. I do not date. Men prove to offer up nothing but heartbreak and nothing will make me think otherwise.

The holidays makes people sentimental and for some unknown reason everyone thinks they need someone there at Christmas, someone to be theirs. The only thing I need when it comes to the holidays is for it to be over as soon as possible.

Until that new, smoking hot pool boy falls into the pool when he catches me dirty dancing. Everything seems a little too good to be true despite him loving Christmas, until it isn’t and Christmas proves to be everything I hate as always.

Love at Frost Sight
Author: Kitty Gallant

Blurb
Can Christmas magic help them learn to love again?

When Juniper almost burns down Bourbon’s finest condo complex with her latest crafty venture, Wicks Before Dicks, she finds herself saved by her smoking hot—albeit grumpy— firefighter neighbor, Leo.

Turns out Leo needs a nanny and Juniper needs direction.

The rules are simple: take care of his daughter, follow his instructions, and don’t get in each other’s way.

But Juniper has a problem.

She’s falling hard and fast.

Love at Frost Sight is a hot standalone with enough spice to keep you toasty this holiday season.

Grab a cup of your favorite drink and dive headfirst into this short story HEA.

The Christmas Gift
Author: Robecca Austin

Blurb
Ivy

It was supposed to be a one-night stand. A hot night of sweaty indulgence with a man she’d vetted. A man she could play with and then walk away from, someone who ticked all her boxes. Instead, she was facing off with Corin, a man who hijacked all her rules and made her knees weak.

When the pregnancy stick turns pink eight weeks later, all her carefully laid plans go down in flames.

Starting over in a big city is no challenge for Ivy. She’s intelligent, successful, and can readily form a plan. Too bad her strategy didn’t involve her new boss turning out to be her baby’s father.

Cor

Straight-laced and uptight ought to be kryptonite to Corin’s carefree, love-them-and-leave-them lifestyle. Yet, the memory of the one night with a mystery woman haunts him. When he’s finally convinced himself his memories of that night are overblown, she turns up at his firm with the Christmas gift he didn’t know he needed.

All Wrapped Up
Author: Aurora Paige

Blurb
Alayna Morales

I built my social media empire needing to prove that I was different than just being the daughter of a felon. Being bullied throughout my life because of who I was related to by blood and not fitting in with the popular kids in school, there was only one friend that remained by my side—Kai. I crushed so hard on him but knew that he only thought of me as a sister. It was a silly childhood crush anyway. I got over it when he was drafted in the NFL, and I focused solely on my own career. When he returned home for the holidays and told me he was staying for good, all my feels for him returned. I’m all wrapped up as his Christmas gift this year— I just hope that he decides to keep me since it’s a no return policy with our friendship.

Kai Kekoa

Football was my life. I was an MVP quarterback that all the NFL talked about until it was taken away from me. Forced to retire early after a concussion that could’ve paralyzed me, I had to figure out what I needed to do for the rest of my life, so I packed up and returned to my hometown of Bourbon, Texas. The first person I go see is my long-time and closest friend—Alayna—and everything started feeling right again. When she told me she needed help with the Holiday Gift Drive, I didn’t hesitate to be her Christmas Elf. What I didn’t expect was to find myself falling for Alayna. Should I risk our friendship to be with her? Or am I too far in the friendzone?

Blue Collar Christmas
Author: D. Lilac

Blurb
Curvy Girl Second Chance Romance

Everyone has that certain someone in their past that they never want to see again...mine is Ford Jacobs.

On a two-lane road in Texas, on a freezing cold, rainy night I'm stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire and who shows up to help me? Ford freaking Jacobs!

I've spent the last decade running a multi-million dollar company while he's worked twelve-hour days at a blue-collar job. Lucky for me, he's still the dirty talking, possessive man I remember who turns me on more than ever. Ford isn’t so sure his blue-collar lifestyle fits into my upper class world.

I walked out on him ten years ago, but will I be able to get over him when he walks out on me?

This Holiday Novella is part of the Curves for Christmas Collection

Santa Baby
Author: Khloe Summers

Blurb
Best-Selling Author Khloe Summers writes short, steamy romance about strong, possessive men and the sweet, sassy women they fall for.

Married to her own heart of gold alpha for over twenty years, Khloe is a firm believer in the magic of Happily Ever After.

Damned If You Do 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Author: Lisabet Sarai
Genre: BDSM Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotica
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Blurb
Sometimes romance can be hell.

Wendy Dennison is tired of being a starving author. The royalties from her critically acclaimed romance novels barely pay her bills. Her devoted agent Daniel Rochester may be smart and sexy, but he can't get her the sales she needs. Then a charismatic stranger appears at her coffee shop table, promising her fame and commercial success, as well as the chance to live out her dreams of erotic submission. But at what cost?

Nothing you can't afford to lose, my dear.

Seduced by the enigmatic Mister B, she signs his infernal contract. He becomes both her Master and her coach, managing her suddenly flourishing career as well as encouraging her lusts. Under her mentor’s nefarious influence, she surrenders to temptation and has sex with Daniel. The casual encounter turns serious when she discovers her mild mannered agent has a dominant side. As the clock ticks down to her blockbuster release and Mister B prepares to claim her soul, Wendy must choose either celebrity and wealth, or obscurity and true love. 

Decisive Moments

Author: Iris Blobel

Genre: Romance, Sports Romance

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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 Diary 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Author: Adriana Kraft
Genre: Erotic Romance
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Blurb
A rakish professor, a flaming redhead, her petite younger sister, and the redhead’s bi Italian girlfriend in a blistering transcontinental tale of revenge gone awry.

Lust, revenge, dark sexual escapades and the mysterious disappearance of her younger half sister, Luci, will take art curator Kate Noble on a whirlwind transcontinental journey. The diary Luci’s left behind paints vivid images of shameless erotic exploits with a rake named only as G.C.

Can Kate learn enough under the delightful hands of her bisexual best friend, Gina, to ensnare the sensual and elusive Professor Grayson Cosgrove into a marriage proposal of her making? Can she find Luci before it’s too late? If only she could read between the lines.

The Diary ~ never have the secrets of another been so electrifying!

The Donovan Trait Collection

Author: Seelie Kay

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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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

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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?

Down the Drain

Author: Fallon Brown

Genre: Mystery


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Sample
“It’s fine. They released him shortly after you left, diagnosed with dehydration. He’s supposed to take it easy for the next day. We’ll see how that goes.”
There was a soft laugh from behind him, and I looked up to see Amery step into the room. I clamped my mouth shut. I liked them. They’d only been dating Quin for a few weeks, but they fit into our group almost seamlessly. They also worked for my brother-in-law, and I worried anything that was said here would make it back to him, and thus my brother.

Dreams of Winter
Author: Christian Warren Freed
Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy
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Blurb
THEY SAY THE BEST WAY TO KILL A GOD IS TO STOP BELIEVING. WHAT IF THE GODS DON'T WANT TO DIE?

It is a troubled time. The old gods are returning and they want the universe back. The Conclave has ruled the 700 known worlds since the fall of the gods. It is an empire built upon a lie. Together with the Inquisition and the mighty Prekhauten Guard, they preserve peace and justice for all, while stamping out heresy when it arises.

Senior Inquisitor Tolde Breed is sent to the planet Crimeat to investigate the escape of one of the deadliest beings in the history of the universe: Amongeratix, one of the fabled THREE, sons of the god-king. He arrives on a world where heresy breeds insurrection, and war is only a matter of time. Aided by Sister Abigail of the Order of Blood Witches, and a company of Prekhauten Guards, Tolde hurries to find Amongeratix and return him to Conclave custody before he can restart his reign of terror.
Perfect for fans of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, the Safehold series, and the Horus Heresy, Dreams of Winter is the first book in the exciting new military science fiction series the Forgotten Gods.

Read Dreams of Winter now and begin your journey into the realm of the Forgotten Gods.

The Dryad Chronicles 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Author: Callie Pey
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Buy Link for the series: https://amzn.to/3DACAJ2

The Daughter of Earth

Blurb
Just how far does one need to run to escape an arrest record? Melissa was determined to turn over a new leaf. Finding herself stuck between a decision to run again or accept her fate, she falls into a third option.

Transported to a fantastical world with mythological creatures that shouldn’t exist, she dances between a dream and a nightmare she can’t awaken from. Now Melissa's only choice is to find out who summoned her and why. There’s some rumbling about a prophecy, that there’s no way she’s a part of, creating unwanted interest from the leaders in the different realms. The only attention that she wants is from the handsome Elf who just can’t seem to stay away.

With her unique group of Dryads offering her protection and training, Melissa is beginning to feel like she can finally set down some roots of her own. Yet, she knows that she shouldn’t belong here. Can she survive the fear, suspicion, and monsters long enough to find a way home? More importantly, can she stop her heart from pulling in every direction except the way she came?

This is Book One of a five-part series. Get ready to experience the fantastical world of nymphs, satyrs, elves, and more. MFM. Adult content

The Calling of the Grove

Blurb
After deciding to stay on Artemesia, Melissa was confident that running away from her problems was behind her. She would face all-new situations head-on, even if the Infernal god nipped at her heels in the dead of night. Only in Kelan’s arms could she find rest from the memories of that fateful night. When he is summoned away to answer for his war crimes… she’s left to wonder if she made the right decision after all.

The consequences of the winter solstice continue to unfold affecting all the groves. With the world’s balance on the edge of collapse, Melissa finds herself once again relying on guidance from gods. Their words push her straight towards the encounter she wanted to avoid. Right back into the only person she continually lied to herself about needing. Trouble is, he’s in love with someone else.

Despite Kelan’s treatment by his own people, Melissa prepares to mediate the precarious situation between the Elves and the Fae to bring the long war to an end. Can she hold herself together through her trauma and grief to find out what she is truly made of? Can she overcome what the world expects of her with only the whisper of prophecy at her back?

The Whispers of the Wind

Blurb
Aurinia's getting everything she thought she waited for. Free from the confines of her tree with Graak at her side, the grove elders begin to challenge his intentions. Only finding the last member of their triad will sort the tense situation out, and there are fewer places to look with each passing day. With the weight and expectations of being a Vasilissa set solely on her shoulders, she struggles with wishing for a simpler life.

When the King of the Fae approaches the groves looking for assistance with a deadly air toxin affecting the Fey wilds, Aurinia is forced to deal with her emotions about the world before she’d even set down roots. The Watchtowers urge her for peace and the gods urge her to maintain the course. The situation complicates further when Helio reveals an old scroll of a promise from Voreios to the Seelie Court, one directly involving her.

Left confused and infuriated, Aurinia will have to decide between doing what is right for the grove and what is right for her heart. Taking a journey through the knowledge of the past to uncover the future's potential, can she confidently take that next step? Even if doing so puts Voreios back in direct confrontation with the enemy that destroyed them a century ago?

This is book 3 of the Dryad Chronicles Series. MFM

The Freedom Building
Author: Martin Kendall
Genre: Psychological Thriller

Blurb
When small-time architect John Gowan awakes in hospital with amnesia, he learns he is the designer of a world-famous building, replacing one destroyed by terrorists. But his world becomes a nightmare when a spiralling darkness stops him from seeing or remembering anything about the building, threatening his very existence if his secrets are exposed. Expected to fulfil his responsibilities with the media, his client, his own company and personal relationships, he desperately seeks the truth before it’s too late.

The Haunted Hanging Tree
Author: David and Michael Krumboltz
Genre: Middle Grade, Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Blurb
The Haunted Hanging Tree is a story that suggests that maybe children are superior to adults in their ability to hear or see what adults cannot.
Scooter Kane, aged ten, a self-proclaimed detective; and his accomplice, twelve-year-old sister, Mary, accidently learn that William Kayne, their great-great-great-grandfather, was hanged in Dry Gulch, California, for murdering the local sheriff in 1873. Kayne swore he was innocent as he stood on the hanging platform in front of the locals and announced his soul would never leave the town until his name was cleared.
Scooter and Mary leave their Iowa home to visit Uncle Armando and Cousin Carlos in the historic gold-rush country of Northern California, determined to learn the truth about their long-dead relative. Carlos and his friend, 3J, lead Scooter and Mary on horseback to the ‘Hanging Tree’, which Scooter soon believes is haunted by William Kayne’s spirit.

A Hero's Heart
Author: Amber Daulton
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Blurb
Lies. Betrayal. A million-dollar bounty.

After an undercover mission goes awry, DEA agent Jarrett Brandt hides out in the last place he wants to be—his hometown. Now he’s stuck with his judgmental parents and the memory of his perfect brother hanging over his head. His one bright light? Marissa Reinn Brandt—his high school sweetheart and former sister-in-law.

Marissa lost Jarrett once before. No way will she let him back in; then her son offers him their guestroom. His wicked charm and smoldering stares are hard to resist, but she’ll make him work to reclaim his spot in her bed.

When his enemies close in, how will Jarrett keep Marissa and her son safe, or will he lose his shot at redemption?

– A Hero’s Heart is a smoking hot second chance, romantic suspense novella. No cheating. HEA guaranteed.

– Second edition. Newly revised and edited.

Hometown
Author: Wendy Rich Stetson
Genre: Sweet Romance

Blurb
When Tessa's big-city plans take the A Train to disaster, she lands in her sleepy hometown, smack in the middle of the most unlikely love triangle ever to hit Pennsylvania's Amish Country.

Hot-shot Dr. Richard Bruce is bound to Green Ridge by loyalty that runs deep. Deeper still is Jonas Rishel's tie to the land and his family's Amish community. Behind the wheel of a 1979 camper van, Tessa idles at a fork in the road. Will she cruise the superhighway to the future? Or take a slow trot to the past and a mysterious society she never dreamed she'd glimpse from the inside?

I Am Not For Sale 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Author: Adriana Kraft
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery
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Blurb
It’s nothing personal...

It all seems simple enough—Ukrainian immigrant Nadja Petrov is determined to hold on to her thriving new coffee shop, Nadja’s Literary Cappuccino, and Java Beans District Rep Kevin Langley is equally determined to move into her North Iowa town with a franchise and run her out of business.

He scopes her out, she keeps a watchful eye on him, and the sparring begins. But there are other players involved, and the web of intrigue soon threatens Nadja, her shop, and her aunt as well as Kevin, his potential franchise, and his son. Within this cauldron simmers a sexual attraction between Nadja and Kevin that catapults them to overcome their fears of intimacy and commitment. Their lovemaking is tender and raw. Their love is nearly lost in tragedy—can it survive doubts, fire, and even a death?

Into the Dark
Author: Evelyn Gray
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Blurb
Among the pine trees and mountains the unthinkable happens: The Caldera in the Pacific North West erupts and along with it Fey's normal and stable life. On the eve of her 18th birthday, she emerges from her tranquil life seeking out the mystery of her past- and her future.

Nothing about her future is entirely what it seems, however; and she has to pick her loyalties carefully or risk starting a war between all the races.

Unraveling all the pieces of her new identity will take Fey from coast to coast and in the arms of her chosen mates: a dragon, a wolf, and a vampire. The only question is, will their love be able to be stand up to the darkness or will it drive them all apart?

Jax Diamond Mysteries
Author: Gail Meath
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery, Murder Mystery
Buy Link for the Series: https://amzn.to/3HeYkN6

Songbird

Blurb
It’s all fun and games, until someone gets killed.

Meet Jax Diamond, a sharp, sophisticated, skilled, no-nonsense private detective. Or is he? Glued to his side is his canine partner, Ace, a fierce and unrelenting German Shepherd whose mere presence terrorizes criminals into submission. Well, maybe not.

But the two of them are a whole lot smarter than they look. And they have their hands full when a playwright’s death is declared natural causes, and his new manuscript worth a million bucks is missing.

Laura Graystone, a beautiful rising Broadway star, is dragged into the heart of their investigation, and she’s none too happy about it. Especially when danger first strikes, and she needs to rely on her own ingenuity to save their hides.

Join Jax, Laura and Ace on a fun yet deadly ride during the Roaring Twenties that takes twists and turns, and a race against time to find the real murderer before he/she/they stop them permanently.

Framed

Blurb
It’s a deadly game of who’s who, and who isn’t. (Releasing 4/1/22 or before!)

Things get pretty sticky for PI Jax Diamond and his courageous canine partner, Ace, when their best friend, a cop, is framed for murder. And not just anyone’s murder. The victim is the fiancée of the most notorious gangster in the city, Orin Marino, Jax’s deadliest enemy.

Laura Graystone, the budding Broadway Star and Jax’s new squeeze, proves to be an ingenious partner as they sift through clues trying to find the real murderer. But when Jax is pinched for another crime, Laura and Ace are forced to go undercover.

Hang on to your seat as Jax, Laura and Ace take you on another crazy, whodunit ride during the Roaring Twenties. Where no one is who they seem, and those who do, aren’t. Anything goes during an era of fun and frolic, song and dance, speakeasies, gangsters, bootlegging and bribes.

Kaddim Brothers Series
Author: Jessica Subject
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance, M/M Romance
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Vawn
Author: Jessica Subject
Genre: M/M Romance, Sci-Fi
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Blurb
VAWN
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?

Genj
Buy Link: This story is a WIP

Blurb
Genj is a cinnamon roll alpha. Even as one of the circuit’s best space racers, he’s shy and rather clumsy. Not qualities anyone wants in a mate, especially the omega he’s crushed on for years. But when Genj invites Utahn on a whim to visit him for a weekend, he’s surprised the omega agrees.

Utahn never expected his best friend’s older brother to reciprocate his feelings. Genj is a space racer, and everyone in the universe knows they rarely commit. When the two get together, sparks fly. And what once seemed impossible becomes a dream come true.

But situations change. And past relationships have a way of interfering with new ones. Can Genj and Utahn work through past traumas, or were they never meant to be more than a childhood crush?

Kyden
Author: Veronica Scott
Genre: Sci-Fi Adventure, Sci-Fi Romance

Blurb
Kyden is the top ranked gladiator in the Five Systems but he’s hardly there by choice. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. He has no idea where his home is or how many years have passed since he was condemned to a life of endless combat. Kill or be killed is the rule and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death.

Elara Vasclavian is the daughter of a senator, as far removed from the life of a gladiator as a noblewoman can be until through the machinations of a political enemy, she ends up in terrible jeopardy. Abducted and given to a group of drunken gladiators for their amusement the night before the games, Elara vows to put up a fight but there’s no real hope of saving herself.

Until Kyden steps in, responding to the goddess’s commandment to protect those who are smaller and weaker.
And discovers she’s his fated mate.

Rescued, Elara returns to her life of privilege but she can’t forget the man who saved her life. The gulf between their places in the Five Systems is unbridgeable, no matter how much Kyden longs for even a glimpse of her in the arena audience. No matter how much she feels the pull to be by his side. As matters stand, they cannot be together…
Or can they?

KYDEN is the first book in a new series, spun off from my ongoing Badari Warriors series. Kyden is a Generation Five Badari whereas the main characters in the long running series are from a later time and are Generation Eight. This new series stands alone and you don’t have to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one. I couldn’t resist the temptation to tell a few other Badari stories, set in the galaxy’s Hinterlands, and who can resist gladiators?

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

Blurb:
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?

Led by Obsession
Author: Martha Wickham
Genre: Women's Crime, Detective

Blurb
Deanna Jennings is planning a vacation and buys her travel tickets from a travel agent. When they don't arrive in her mail it becomes a struggle to get the tickets. The suspicious travel agent Greg, uses that as an excuse to have more time with her. Greg becomes involved in the death of Deanna's friend and Deanna must run from his obsession with her. She wants an end to it all, but first she and her sisters must catch him for their close friend. Together the sisters are unstoppable.

Little Reminders of Who I Am
Author: Jeff Bray
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

Blurb
Is Thirteen Enough?

Aaron Stephenson loves his job. As food critic for the popular Houston Gazette, he gets to sample the best cuisine at the finest eateries in Houston, without paying a dime. And because there are so many great restaurants in Houston, he doesn't have to visit the same establishment twice... unless he wants to. But when Aaron stops in at Davies Deli, a non-descript, off-the-beaten-path, family-owned diner, he suddenly realizes he wants to come back; and it had less to do with the delicious food than the owners' brown haired, green eyed daughter, Deborah.

Aaron and Deborah feel a mutual attraction. But Deborah has a secret that could change everything.

And then there is Carter.

Little Reminders of Who I Was
Author: Jeff Bray
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Buy Link: This story is a WIP

Synopsis
The book is about Derrick Stephens. He is a college student who works in a bookstore. He is struggling with school, work, and a recent loss in his family. So, he has little time for friends, much less a love life in spite of a coworker, Breonna, who has her eyes set on him.

Carter has been sent to bring them together, just as he was sent to bring Deborah and Aaron together in the first instalment. There will be obstacles on their road to getting together. A couple of missed opportunities and an unexpected bump in the road for the one responsible for their connection. He may even need an old friend to help him get back on track.


Love is Forever Series
Author: Marlene F. Cheng
Genre: Romance, Women's Fiction, Drama
Buy link for the series: https://amzn.to/3H9hFza

Temptation and Surrender

Blurb
Temptation and Surrender
This secret love child romance exposes illicit temptations—
A doctor-patient romantic encounter.
Complications compound.
The charismatic hockey player is married with children.
Fearing media fodder,
the conniving young doctor schemes to conceal her prize.
Indecision brings the unsuspecting athletic lover to his knees.
Despair tears him to his wit’s end.
He must choose:
To abandon his loving family
Or
To forsake his heart’s fathomless desire.

“Warm, psychologically introspective, culturally and spiritually revealing, and filled with the gentle flow of interconnected lives…”—Diane Donovan, Author/Editor, California Bookwatch

“Enjoyable read from start to finish! A unique intertwining of cultures, events, and emotions. Can’t wait for the next book!”—5 stars on Amazon, Dr. Diana, DDM

“Holy Cow! I would never have guessed Geneva’s last secret—brilliant!”—Joyce, a fan, Canada

“…a gripping novel that explores the depths and dimensions of human life…a must read for everyone.”—Maria Beltran for Readers’ Favorite

The Fallen Sniper Tears

Blurb
Raven is the secret love child from Temptation and Surrender, Book One in the Love is forever Series. Much to the chagrin of his parents (Geneva an emergency room doctor and Y an NHL hockey star) he joins the Canadian army and becomes a superior sniper. He endures two harrowing tours of duty in Iraq.

Cheng fills this epic saga with enduring characters and lyrical writing.

Raven, “as fast as a flitting firefly, as silent as fallen snow” answers a call to reconnaissance duty in Mali.

His mother, who aches for her lover and has a horrendous fear for their love child’s safety, laments: “When I watch the moonshine on the water, a nostalgic longing comes over me… a strong yearning that moves me to tears.”

Can an ocean of tears separate the star-crossed lovers, forever?

A Mystical Embrace

Blurb
A Mystical Embrace: A Mystical Romance Novel
When we view death through the lens of beauty, it surprises us how much more we can see.
The people and the places of the life gone, are textured by his soul’s weave. Each presence evokes the beauty of memories.
For each unforgettable character in this stunning sequel, we learn how the memories seep to the surface and bind forgotten joy and endured sorrow.
Throughout, there is an underlying flow of grace which is filled with compassion and understanding—an infusion of springtime into the winters of bleakness.
So intimate are the human encounters, they unravel the thread of one’s being and can even illuminate the heart.
Where does the flame go, when the candle is blown out?
This philosophical question haunts them, but they find the courage to take up the wondrous gift of being.
From the silence and stillness that fills the spaces where once their loved one dwelt; and through fathomless sadness, each hears the unheard eternal melody and dances with joy in renewed possibilities. --- Inspired by John O’Donohue, author of The Invisible Embrace
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“Warm, psychologically introspective, culturally and spiritually revealing, and filled with the gentle flow of interconnected lives, A Mystical Embrace: A Mystical Romance Novel enhances Cheng’s Love is Forever Series.”—Publishers Daily Reviews.
“A Mystical Embrace is a fantastic journey that takes readers to the innermost corners of the human heart.”—Readers’ Favorite
“With her slow, lazy prowess at painting scenes with words, Cheng draws readers into lives unexpectedly entwined not just by life circumstances, but by mysticism and fate.”—Diane Donovan, Author/Editor, California Bookwatch
5 stars “ Wow, heart wrenching. Sad and great at the same time. Well written with well-crafted characters.”—Ily Renfroe, NetGalley.

The Madam's Friend

A Novel for Women about Flawed, Textured, Vulnerable Soulmates is Book Four in the Love is Forever Series.
The soulmates give us a glimpse into the joys, frustrations and horrors experienced as junior female doctors in South Sudan.
Friendship, betrayal, and redemption along with man’s inhumanity to man make their lives far more complicated than they ever could have imagined as ten-year-old pen pals.
They come to appreciate Mark Twain’s, “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds when the heel has crushed it.”
The Madam’s Friend will change hearts, the secret place where we all live.

What readers are saying about books in the Love is Forever Series.

“Though the plot kept me turning pages eager to see what was going to happen next, I was drawn to the relationship of the Madame and her friend - I was intrigued with what connected them and how those bonds thrived. Honestly, I was drawn into the web of all the relationships in this wonderful story!” Diana a Beta Reader for The Madam’s Friend
“The Madam’s Friend is a wonderful companion for a rainy Saturday afternoon. Marlene Cheng’s easy and engaging style transported me to Tijay’s World from the very first page. I finished the book cover to cover in one sitting!” Desiree a Beta Reader for The Madam’s Friend
“Warm, psychologically introspective, culturally and spiritually revealing, and filled with the gentle flow of interconnected lives, A Mystical Embrace enhances the love is forever series —Diane Donovan, Author/Editor, California Bookwatch
“… gripping novels that explores the depths and dimensions of human life…a must read for everyone.”—Maria Beltran for Readers’ Favorite


The Man of Her Dreams 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Author: Dee S. Knight
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance

Blurb
Cassandra Hudson has traveled across country to a small town in South Carolina to find a tall man with deep, blue eyes that she’s only met in her dreams. She “sees” that he’s in danger and wants to stop him from a possible death. But more than that, she’s desperate to solve a mystery that involves her husband who has been dead for over two years. Too bad for her, her dream man wants to solve the mysteries of her body more than help her find a solution to her problem.

When Dan Morgan stops to help a beautiful woman on the side of the road outside his hometown, he doesn’t realize that she will drag him into the world of the paranormal in an effort to find out what happened to her husband and the half million dollars he was accused of stealing. What he does realize is the strong attraction he feels for her, despite his distrust of anything mystical, and the undeniable power she holds over him using her sexy body as a lure.

Love—if they can capture it—will make it both easier and harder for them to find the answers they need.

Missing
Author: Beverly Bateman
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Buy Link: Buy links are in the post

Blurb
Running from a disastrous engagement, and an over-powering father, Dr. Allie Parsons agrees to help out an old friend and travels to Duster, Montana. She’s agreed to help the local doctor for a brief period of time until he can find a permanent new doctor. Raised her whole life in New York city, Allie is greeted with culture shock when she finds out how small Duster is, but she also finds a warm, friendly community. And the doctor turns out to be young, tall, dark and handsome. He sends her emotions shooting sky high. She’s welcomed into the Hawkins family and develops a relationship with his daughter. A mysterious stranger leaves notes at the clinic and Allie fears they are a warning he’s going to kidnap the doctor’s daughter.

Luke Hawkins, one of the Hawkins’ brothers is looking for a doctor to take over half the practice from the retiring doctor. He’s not expecting his temporary replacement to be a young, sexy, single woman from New York. He knows she’s the woman he’s been searching for all his life, but he also knows she won’t stay in Duster. He doesn’t believe the notes are meant for him until his daughter is kidnapped. Now he has to save his daughter and convince the woman he loves that she really is a small town doctor at heart.

Mr. Dale and the Divorcee
Author: Sophie Barnes
Genre: Regency Romance, Historical Romance

Blurb
He's a respectable barrister...
She's the most scandalous woman in England...

Wilhelmina Hewitt knows she's in for a rough ride when she agrees to help her husband get at divorce. Nothing, however, prepares her for the regret of meeting Mr. Dale on the eve of her downfall. No other man has ever sent her heart racing as he does. Unfortunately, while she’ll soon be free to engage in a new relationship, no respectable man will have her.

James Dale would never pursue another man’s wife. Or a woman reputed to be a deceitful adulteress. Furious with himself for letting the lovely Mrs. Hewitt charm him, he strives to keep his distance. But when her daughter elopes with his son, they're forced into a partnership where passion ignites. And James soon wonders if there might be more to the divorcée than meets the eye.

Ninety-Five
Author: Lisa Towles
Genre: Crime Thriller

Blurb
Troubled University of Chicago student, Zak Skinner, accidentally uncovers evidence of an on-campus, organized crime scam involving drugging students, getting them to commit crimes on camera, and blackmailing them to continue under the threat of expulsion. Digging deeper, Zak discovers that the university scam is just the tip of the iceberg, as it’s connected to a broader ring of crimes linked to a darkweb underworld. Following clues, Zak is led to a compound within Chicago’s abandoned Steelworker Park, only to discover that he’s being hunted. While trying to find his way out alive, Zak discovers there’s something much more personal he’s been running from – his past. And now there’s nowhere to hide.


The Pick-Up Wife
Author: Lynn Chantale
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance

Blurb
Leo Shepard has few regrets, but leaving his wife Symmone to pursue his career was a catastrophic mistake. Now that he’s achieved his every dream and is about to make partner at Greene and Banks Architects, he lacks one thing, a wife. But Leo doesn’t want just any wife, he wants the woman he left behind.
From the moment she laid eyes on Leo, Symmone knew she would have her happily ever after. The last thing she expected was a divorce and a broken heart. Devastated by the end of her marriage, she has no choice but to quit school and pick up the pieces of her life.
Working two jobs to support herself and her children, Symmone has little room in her life for romance and even less for her pulsating attraction to her ex-husband. When Leo strolls into the cafe where she works, bent on reconciliation, the chemistry between them is more powerful than ever. Yet she won't give in to his soft words and expensive gifts. More than just her heart is at stake, her children are, as well.

The Pirate's Surrender 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Author: Laura Tolomei
Genre: Erotica, Gay LGBT, Ménage à Trois, Contemporary, Romance, Holiday, m/m, m/m/f, m/m/m

Blurb
All right, so he did it! Marin seduced me. And the sex is fantastic, blows my mind every time, no complaints there, if that thing about being his soul mate didn’t still bug me. Yet there seems no way around it except…can I do it? Do I want to do it? No, I don’t know if I’m ready to surrender. Me, the pirate, and to the blond devil, no less…talk about fucked up destiny!

Polish Dragon P.I.
Author: Steve Zimcosky
Genre: Mystery, Detective

Blurb
A bible mysteriously disappears from a Russian businessman’s home and it is said to have a secret hidden inside that would cause embarrassment to the Russian Orthodox Church. The Polish Dragon P. I. is called in, along with his new partner, to help find the bible. The problem is the bible is not supposed to exist and there is a secret organization, sworn to protect the church, also looking for the bible. They will stop at nothing to locate it and destroy it.


Power and Persuasion 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Author: Lisabet Sarai
Genre: Erotic Historical Romance, BDSM

Blurb
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.

Pulse
Author: B.A. Bellec
Genre: Dystopian Sci-Fi Horror
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Blurb
In the year 2040, a mysterious creature is unleashed at the world's biggest music festival...
“Bellec's descriptions are phenomenal, brutal, and heart-stopping. There were parts that made my skin crawl, but I couldn't tear my eyes away. . . I needed more!”

- Jessica Scurlock, Author of the Pretty Lies Series & Pulse Beta Reader

Pulse is a multi-POV dystopian sci-fi horror thriller set in 2040, centered around a corporation, a creature, and a music festival. Think Fyre Festival, Black Mirror, and X-Files combined. The story deals with themes of capitalism, consumerism, business, politics, pandemics, climate change, activism, and technology while bouncing between a diverse group of characters sure to entertain almost anyone. The book is already being praised for its fantastic use of horror, engaging world-building, and genre-bending approach utilizing some screenplay-like formatting. This is the first entry in a new series with the sequel well underway.

B.A. Bellec writes with a unique, modern, minimalistic approach. He is the author of Someone's Story, his award-winning debut novel called a masterpiece by multiple reviewers. Never afraid of a challenge, Bellec switched genres to bring you this dark vision that simmered in his mind for years.

In addition to writing, Bellec also creates music. You can find it on his YouTube channel. Follow him on social media or at www.babellec.com to stay in the loop on new projects.

Return Engagement

Author: Elaine P. Cantrell

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2Y3iwzn

Blurb

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.


Revena's Revenge 🔥🔥🔥🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Author: Vanessa Victoria Kilmer
Genre: Dark Fantasy

Read my full review of this book here:

Blurb
In 10th century Bavaria, wars are not always fought on the Eastern Marches.
Sometimes, they are fought in homes and bedrooms.

Revena’s life is a battlefield when she becomes part of a land deal.
Her husband, a stranger, is her enemy.
She runs, but she can not hide.
She fights, but she is restrained.
She is attacked from all sides and seeks revenge.

TRIGGER / CONTENT WARNING
This work of fiction contains scenes of
abuse, violence, sexual assault, and rape.

Ornery Owl's Mini Review
(The following is a duplicate of my review of this book on Amazon)
I received an advance review copy of this book. I was immediately drawn into the story. Revena is a tough young woman living in difficult times. Reviled for her appearance, her innate magical abilities, and for being female, she must keep her wits about her if she is to survive an arranged marriage to a brutal Baron. 

This is indeed not a pretty love story. It is intended for adult audiences only. There are scenes of violence including sexual assault that some readers may find upsetting. However, these situations are depicted in a forthright and realistic manner rather than a lurid or gratuitous fashion. Being misused by men was a reality for women living in the Dark Ages. 

Revena is the kind of determined, gritty heroine often missing from fantasy fiction. I highly recommend this powerful story.

Solomon's Porch
Author: Janet Morris Grimes
Genre: Inspirational Mystery

Blurb
Time.

Solomon is running out of it.

A broken and forgotten man fighting the demons of dementia, he longs for the past when both he and his beloved military town of Ginger Ridge once thrived.

When his stooped body collides with the hardened realities of the present, Solomon lies in a coma as an unidentifiable victim of a hit-and-run accident in a faraway city.

With nothing to keep him going but flashbacks of relationships from his past, Solomon has no idea what a difference he will make on the future …

Stay a Little Longer
Author: Bernadette Jones
Genre: Military Romance, Romantic Suspense

Blurb
Death didn’t frighten Gage Ewing. Living scared the hell out of him.


The Healer

Doctor Gage Ewing is on the run from a past he can never forget. No matter how many people he saves in hospitals or on the crime-ridden streets, he can never be forgiven for the one who died. Spencer, Colorado was supposed to be another temporary stop on his neverending road. But he made a mistake. He got involved.


The Soldier

IrishMist “Ivy” Vaughn has been fighting to stay alive since the age of twelve, trained with warrior skills to be whatever is demanded of her. No permanent home. Living out of a duffel bag. Changing personas at the ring of a phone. Spencer, Colorado was supposed to be a place to bury her past and start over. Will they let her walk away?

Sometimes the past won’t let you go.

Stealing Christmas
Author: Lynn Chantale
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance, Romantic Suspense

Blurb
Secrets abound in Benson's Bakery. A crazed Santa wants something valuable hidden inside the building, and only two things stand in his way...Jake and Sara.

When Sara Henderson receives threatening letters just days before Christmas, she asks sexy bread baker Jake Benson for help. Jake is more than happy to provide the muscle to keep the beautiful cake decorator from harm, but he has an ulterior motive--to steal a kiss under the mistletoe. Sara wants that kiss as much as he does, but first they have a mystery to solve.

Will they find out who is stalking Sara, or will Santa succeed in stealing Christmas?


A Suffragette in Time
Author: Connie Lacy
Genre: Historical Romance, Time Travel Romance

Blurb
A compelling time travel historical…

Unexpectedly whisked back in time, Sarah Burns transforms herself into a suffragette. Of course, the 1850s isn’t the best decade to fight for women’s suffrage. But it’s safer than being an abolitionist. Or is it?

Living with a family that operates a station on the Underground Railroad, she’s dragged into the escalating battle against unscrupulous slave catchers. Sarah musters courage she never knew she possessed, putting her own safety on the line to protect those around her. Including an arrogant abolitionist who dispenses flirtatious smiles while looking down his nose at women’s equality.

"A Suffragette in Time" is set against the backdrop of one of the most fraught periods in American history – the decade leading up to the American Civil War.

Tainted
Author: Marsha R. West
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Blurb
Socialite and philanthropist Elizabeth Hartman Richardson wants to start a new life after divorcing her husband when he's arrested for using the family restaurants to money launder illegal gambling receipts. The FBI suspects her of knowing about the crime and many in Fort Worth lose trust in her ability to be an effective fundraiser. Taking her college age daughter and pup with her, Liz drives to Red River, New Mexico to spend the summer at her family's cabin, hoping to find solace. When danger follows, she turns for help to local law enforcement, surprised to discover the town marshal is Matt Thornton her former high school sweetheart. Matt moved to Red River to escape Dallas murders that took his partner's life. While trying to keep Liz and her daughter safe, he fights the attraction he still feels for her. Can they possibly find a second chance at love? Will he be able to protect Liz when he'd been unable to protect his partner?

To Seduce a Soulmate
Author: Laura Tolomei
Genre: Erotica, Gay LGBT, Ménage à Trois, Dark Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Horror, m/m, m/m/m, m/m/f

Blurb
Finding a soul mate was the easy part. To seduce him proved to be Martin’s hardest challenge for nothing in Pirate Drake’s black intriguing eyes led on to the fate awaiting him. But can the month, between Thanksgiving and Christmas be enough to convince him of the contrary and overcome his dilemnas about gender, feelings connections and sex? Or can Pirate Drake find a way around the burning desire, the erotic heat, the uncontrollable passion wrecking his senses at Martin's mere sight?

Terror on Sunshine Boulevard
Author: J.Q. Rose
Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Blurb
Rescuing a naked woman lying in a geranium bed? Investigating mysterious murders Not the usual calls for first responder Jim Hart. He expects slip and fall accidents or low blood pressure emergencies in his retirement community of Citrus Ridge Senior Community and Golf Resort. The ghastly crime scenes turn the wintertime fun into a terrifying season of death and mystery when the authorities cannot track down the predator responsible.

 Jim and his wife Gloria could escape the horror and grief by returning to their northern home, but concern for their friends and residents keep them in Florida. With the entire community in a dither over the deaths, the Harts participate in the normal winter activities of golfing, dancing, and pool parties with their friends to distract them from the sadness and loss.

 Can Jim and Gloria work with the authorities to discover who or what is killing the seniors on Sunshine Boulevard and stop the increasing body count?

Thanks to You 🔥🔥🔥
Author: Maggie Blackbird
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance, Multicultural Romance

Blurb
She’s from the boundary waters of Northwestern Ontario, and he’s from a place his people call Waiekwakitchigami in northern Minnesota. Neither expects to meet, much less spend Thanksgiving together.

Desperate for a Minneapolis getaway to prove she can break out of her by-the-numbers and by-the-book, disciplined life, divorcée Paulina Natawance doesn’t expect to have her truck break down outside the casino in Cloquet where she’s had lunch. Nor does she expect to encounter a handsome man with long, flowing black hair, ebony eyes, and a smile that could melt the ice cream she’s holding.

While finishing up his shift at the Big Bear Casino, widower Tripp Beargrease isn’t looking forward to going home to celebrate Thanksgiving alone…again. But when he encounters a stunning Anishinaabe-kwe with legs to her neck, a tiny waist, and a pink, wet tongue licking an ice cream cone standing helpless at her dead vehicle, he’s more than willing to paddle his canoe to her rescue like a true warrior should.

With the garage closed for the holiday and the hotels booked because of Thanksgiving, Tripp generously offers his dinner table for Paulina to dine at, and his spare bedroom for her to sleep in. And maybe, just maybe this proper woman can repair his broken heart. But her truck is ready the next day, and Paulina has a big decision to make—return to the boring, predictable life she’s created for herself, or throw away her day planner and take a huge gamble on Tripp.

The Twirler Quartet
Author: Claudia J. Severin
Genre: Historical Romance
Buy Link for the series: https://amzn.to/3oJRbfe

Blurb
Catch It Spinning is the first book in the Twirler Quartet, featuring Yvonne, Debbie, Nancy, and Linda, four baton twirlers from mythical Capital High School set in the real Lincoln, Nebraska beginning in the late 1960s. Join a baby-boomers journey back to 1968. With teen pregnancy rates soaring, MeToo had a different meaning. Against the backdrop of the Vietnam War draft, student protestors battling campus police, drug experimentation, infidelity, infertility, post-traumatic stress and closeted gender preferences, liberated young women sought to establish themselves in the changing world. Twirling Fire, Learning To Twirl and Spinning Sideways complete the series.

Catch it Spinning

Blurb
It’s 1969. Teenage boys didn’t scare Yvonne. A beautiful girl like her had her pick: the jock, the party animal, the hippie, the poet. But she wasn’t finding true love like her baton-twirler girlfriends. Was it because she’d kept her boyfriends wanting more like a good girl? Or had she craved control too much to let anyone get so close?

Daniel, the boy-next-door, was the least of her worries. He came as part of a twin set with her lifelong best friend, Debbie. But what happens when the gawky egghead she used to play games with starts looking at her differently?

Teetering on the brink of fulfillment a decade later, a medical problem threatened Yvonne’s perfectly manicured marriage. There was a treatment for her malady, but the serious side effects took a toll. Her happiness kept spinning out of reach just like that baton she once tried to master.

Catch it Spinning is the first of the Twirler Quartet. The turbulent late 1960s and early 1970s provide the social unrest that simmers in the background even in a sleepy Midwestern city.

Twirling Fire

Blurb
When the pig-tailed wallflower is plucked onto the dance floor by Mr. African-American Bandstand, love learns to Watusi.
Can Robert pull baton-twirler Debbie, out of the shadow of her ambitious twin brother and her glamorous best friend? What will her Capital High friends say when she brings around her tall, dark, and handsome beau?

Robert’s own tight-knit family is alarmed when he shows a preference for blondes. One blonde in particular. His father is an important faith leader keeping ethnic harmony in their Midwest community amid the discord of riots rocking the country in 1968.

When their parents decide that their dating is dangerous, they go undercover. Under the covers is where certain danger lies. Soon they are hiding an explosive secret.

Ten years later, they’re living the dream in South Carolina. But old tensions and tragedy ignite close to home bringing them back to defend family and heal old wounds. How can they keep his brother out of prison if her brother fails to save him? Who knew that a twirl around the dance floor would set both families ablaze?

This baby-boomer back to the 1960s interracial teen romance is the second book in the Twirler Quartet series, after Catch It Spinning. Set in Lincoln, Nebraska. Debbie and Robert’s unrelenting attraction and resilience forces their families to find common ground.

Learning to Twirl

Blurb
Two devout teenagers faced love amid tragedy circa 1969. An Army enlistment during the Vietnam Conflict promised career opportunities but tore their dreams apart.

As a Roman Catholic, Nancy knew better than to succumb to temptation. She was following the example of her two older sisters: one a nun, and the other a wife who’d had three children in quick succession. But when a sweet-talking devilishly-handsome boy began charming her, it wasn’t just her baton that was twirling. It was her heart.

Peter knew he shouldn’t resent his older brother, the golden boy. Terry excelled in sports, academics, and winning friends while Peter was stuck at home milking cows. Their parents expected Peter to hold down the farm when Terry’s world was upended by an accident. Once Peter fell for a beautiful red-haired angel, he knew his prayers had been answered.

Later, while Peter performed his patriotic duty in Vietnam, he discovered his brother was ambushing him on the home front, about to steal his cherished wife and daughter. Did his devotion to the Army’s cause create an unbridgeable rift in his marriage?

Return to the mythical Capital High School in Lincoln, Nebraska, for the third in the Twirler Quartet series that delivers more heartbreak and joy at a time when naïve teenage boys were being drafted, surprised college students were being attacked at protest marches, and the president promised peace and love to the youth of America.

Uncovering Love
Author: J.J. Sorel
Genre: Billionaire Romance, Romantic Suspense

Blurb
He’s definitely guilty of seduction… but is he guilty of murder?

Assistant to a mysterious billionaire in a secluded mansion wasn’t what I, a forty-year-old actress, had in mind. But my psycho ex leaves me with little option.

A stint near the English coast playing secretary to Daniel Love can’t be that bad.

All I have to do is go undercover.

My mission? Uncovering Love.
That is, to expose Daniel Love, a reclusive billionaire who looks good enough to…well, not to spy on.

Did I mention his wife has vanished… and he was the last one to see her alive?

After a few days of working for him, I’ve decided Daniel isn’t as dangerous as I first thought.

He’s worse... He’s devastatingly handsome.

He also has a thing for older women. And…he’s hard to resist. I am a red-blooded woman after all.

But he’s hiding more than just a dark past.

And what’s with the blindfold in the bedroom?

My eyes are covered, but I still feel all of him. Tearing at me like a man possessed.

Hungry for my body. Even my soul.

When the truth comes out, however, what will he do to me?

Because the more I know him, the less I understand.

Is the man I’m falling for worse than the one I left behind?

Uncovering Love is a standalone, sexy, older woman/younger man Romantic Suspense Novel

When I Was Her Daughter
Author: Leslie Ferguson
Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir

Blurb
Seven-year-old Leslie has a serious problem: someone is trying to kill her.

She must fight to save herself and her little brother from the stark realities of living with their mother’s raging psychosis. To evade the evil Russian spies her mother believes are after them, they forgo sleep, speak in whispers, and live on the run. Her mother searches for hidden listening devices, writes rambling manifestos about the impending Communist takeover, and attempts to kill herself and her children to protect them from rape, torture, and murder at the hands of the government. Controlling the chaos seems impossible—Leslie rebels, which only angers her mother, but when she obeys, terrible consequences follow.

Eventually, the police place Leslie and her brother in foster care. Freedom from her mother’s paranoia and violent tendencies offers the young girl a glimmer of hope, but she plummets into despair under the oppressive weight of abusive, alienating homes. All seems lost until a teacher intervenes, risking everything to bring Leslie to safety, to show her the redemptive power of trust and patience, and to prove unconditional love is possible, even without the bond of blood.

When I Was Her Daughter is a raw, honest account of one girl’s terrifying childhood journey through madness, loss, and a broken foster care system, where only the lucky and most resilient survive.


When We Were Warm
Author: A.B. Raphaelle
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance, Time Travel Romance
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Blurb
A THOUGHT-PROVOKING PAGE-TURNER • The first book in A.B. Raphaelle’s upcoming time travel series. The unwilling subject of a trans-human experiment in 2050, Aroya's only escape is time travel. Arriving in 2019 San Francisco, he meets Abbie, a nurse who has just witnessed a murder.

A wonderful and fresh read; a highly unique blend of elements—romance, poetry, spirituality, and a small dash of quantum physics! …This isn't an overly steamy novel with hyped up sex scenes every other page. Rather, the romantic scenes are well-placed, and well-paced, and quite moving. Aside from that, throughout the story, there are subtle lessons within that I feel we could all use-—especially during these times! Overall, a fun, page-turning read! ~ Amazon Reviewer

San Francisco, 2019. Abbie Lite, a nurse at the Public Hospital, witnesses a murder but is terrified to come forward. Now, at the end of her rope, she seeks guidance from a Brazilian shaman. During her shamanic session, she experiences amazing visions that foretell events soon to come. In front of her favorite café, Abbie comes face to face with an unusual man who has silvery skin and the ability to read her thoughts. His name is Aroya—he has just arrived from the year 2050. Little does Abbie know that this unusual man will soon save her life. And thus, their adventures in time travel begin!

The Widow Wore Plaid
Author: Jenna Jaxon
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Romance

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The Battle of Waterloo made them widows, but each has found new happiness. And Jane, Lady John Tarkington, intends to keep her freedom, even if love—and one particular gentleman—are determined to claim her heart  . . .
 
It is a truth rarely acknowledged—at least in public—that a wealthy widow is free to pursue a great many adventures. For two years, Jane has privately enjoyed her independence. Why should she remarry, even when the gentleman proposing is as wonderful as Gareth, Lord Kinellan? She entreats him never to ask her again. But as her Widows’ Club friends—now all joyfully remarried—gather at Castle Kinellan, Jane begins to wonder if stubbornness has led her to make a terrible mistake . . .
 
Kinellan needs a wife to give him an heir, and he wants that wife to be Jane. They are perfect together in every way, yet she continually refuses him. Just as he is on the point of convincing her, a series of accidents befall Gareth and point to an enemy in their midst. He has promised Jane a passionate future filled with devotion, but can he keep them both alive long enough to secure it?   

Windmaster
Author: Helen Henderson
Genre: Romantic Fantasy

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Despite his insolent attitude, Ellspeth, captain of the Sea Falcon, is attracted to the dark-haired worker she hires to help unload the vessel's cargo When the supposed dockhand reveals he is Lord Dal, the last member of the Council of Wizards, and her passenger, Ellspeth breaks a cardinal rule—fraternizing with the paying customers. Bringing Dal back from near-death releases Ellspeth's latent powers and threatens her captaincy. For to have magic she must give up the sea.In accordance with an ancient prophecy, Dal allows Ellspeth to be handfasted to him without her knowledge or consent. However, the prophecy doesn't state whether she will return his love. A likelihood threatened as the deception is unveiled and they are hunted by fanatical clerics bent on ridding the world of magic and those who wield it.Trapped within the Oracle's Temple and marked for sacrifice, Ellspeth is forced to choose between survival, saving the future of magic...or love. Review:You are hereby warned: this fascinating story will keep you up all night, turning those pages! Lydia Hawke, author of Civil War novels

Winter Storm
Author: Ellie Gray
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Willow Daniels has a heart of gold and is willing to help anyone who needs it. When she helps Ethan McCormick one snowy night, she may have made the biggest mistake of her life. Trapped by a winter storm in a tiny North Yorkshire village, Willow is forced to re-evaluate everything she believes in and wonders if anyone is truly who they seem.

Fate may have brought her to Ethan, but as danger closes in, she must draw on strengths she never knew she possessed in order to protect the man she has grown to love.

Protection—not only against Ethan's worst enemy but also against himself.

A Witch's Quandary
Author: Tena Stetler
Genre: Fantasy Romance
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Gale's engagement is off because she refuses to leave her thriving business in Ireland to follow Dillon to Scotland. Her family and friends are on the emerald isle. Yet, when Dillon returns with the whole story and asks for her help, she must follow her heart.

Becoming a Solicitor, then partner in the family law firm was never Dillon's dream. Now it's his nightmare. Called to Scotland, his father demands he take his rightful place in the firm or be disowned and disinherited. Something is terribly amiss in the firm and family.

During Gale and Dillon's investigation, they discover the enforcer for the Demon Overlord is also delving into rumors the firm is acting illegally. Magic has been stolen, someone is being blackmailed, and a member of the Witch's council is corrupt. If Gale and Dillon want a life together in Ireland, they have to unearth secrets threatening to destroy the firm and family in Scotland.


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