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Titles: Astraeus & Retaliation
Series: The Oceanstone Initiative
Author: Haley Cavanagh
Genre: YA/Sci-Fi Romance
Release Date: 10.12.18 & 12.27.19
Publisher: Covey Publishing, LLC
One pre-apocalyptic Earth. One desperate space mission to find a solution. One unexpected alien. 
When Dr. Sakota Thorell signed onto the mission to scout out a new, habitable planet, she knew discovering extraterrestrial life was always a possibility. But she never expected to find an alien adrift in space, nor for that alien to be so intriguing. Sakota feels an instant and undeniable attraction to Astraeus, but he represents a million possibilities, and just as many threats. 
There are others hunting Astraeus, and his rescue may cost Earth its last hope.

 

 

One doctor, one alien lover, one botanist, and one engineer on a desperate mission to save earth from human destruction. 
Sakota saved Astraeus and her friends from certain death, but in doing so, she gained the attention of the Oreck, who will stop at nothing to destroy everything in their path. 
With their ship severely damaged, Sakota and her crew land on a nearby planet and seek sanctuary while they make repairs to return home. But nothing on this perfect planet is as it appears, and Sakota soon learns they’ve traded one danger for another. 
Hunted and targeted, will Sakota be able to carry out her mission, or will everyone she cares about be destroyed?

Sakota took a deep breath. “Okay. Let’s do it. We’re not going to survive if we don’t.” Hisoka and Tatiana turned around to man their consoles. She ate the last of her ration piece and slipped her hand into Astraeus’s. The escape pod reached the mouth of the black hole, then without warning, surged forward.

When Sakota was a child, long before Alistair rescued her from the orphanage in the squalid wasteland of London, the other children liked to play a game called Lights Out. In the main room where she bunked with fifteen other girls, a shaft of light streamed in from the hallway, in the same spot every night, like clockwork. The adult on night duty would check in once an hour and perform a headcount as they slept.

A few nights a week, a handful of the girls awakened and killed the hallway lights so they could scare and torture whomever they didn’t like among them. It was a powerful systematic lesson, however cruel. Sakota grew up knowing her place at the bottom rung of life. She’d never fit into the cookie-cutter type molding the upper-class girls had been bred for. She’d proved early on that she’d fight back with a vengeance when provoked, but she wasn’t certain which was worse; being preyed upon or listening to other girls’ pleas for help as she lay in the pitch-black room. The memory had stayed with her well into adulthood, as well as the countless times she could and should have stepped in to help instead of being crippled by primal fear and self-preservation. Children could be cruel. But the fear she’d experienced then was nothing, nothing, compared to being sucked into a black hole.

The escape pod whirled inside the conduit and pitched them around in a circle. They spun, at the mercy of inexhaustible energy along the black hole’s trajectory. Though she’d experienced raw fear when the Oreck had taken over the Sleipnir science vessel and killed everyone, this was different. Before, she at least had an idea what she was up against. Three razor-sharp talons emerging from claws didn’t lie. Being sucked into the black hole was like being an ant in a cyclone.

Astraeus squeezed her palm reassuringly. She turned and looked at him. They were both strapped in, tight.

Astraeus squeezed her hand. “Don’t be afraid.”

The speed of the escape pod amplified. Ribbons of light streamed past the windows like gossamer silk as the ship darted into unknown darkness. Sakota gritted her teeth. Oh, screw not acting afraid. She was terrified.

 

Haley Cavanagh is a military veteran, wife, and mother. She is an alumna of Columbia College, a musical theater nut, and she loves to dive into any book that crosses her path. Haley resides with her family in the United States and enjoys spending time with her husband and children when she’s not writing. She loves to hear from her readers, and encourages you to contact her via her website and social media.

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Title: Custodian of the Spirits
Series: The Valley of the Heart’s Delight
Author: Bronwyn Long Borne
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2020

 

 
Left penniless after her husband’s death, Fiona Lenihan and her two young children set out for California in search of a fresh start. Ten years ago Fiona fled the Irish Potato Famine. She has crossed an ocean, why not a continent?
 
Kier Moran is a loner with a reputation for being the best tracker, best shot, and best guide. As a favor to his aging parents, he is leading their wagon train west to the Santa Clara Valley, known as the Valley of Heart’s Delight.
 
Kier intends to deliver his parents safely to California then resume life under the sun and stars. But meeting Fiona Lenihan threatens his simple plan.
 

 

Bronwyn Long Borne is a nurse by day and writer by night. She grew up in Wyoming, where you can still see the wheel ruts carved into the land by the thousands of covered wagons headed west.
Her first novels are the self-published Shalemar Trilogy–Length of Days, Poetry of Days, and the forthcoming Wonder of Days–under the pen name Rohret Buchner.
Bronwyn and her husband live in Denver, Colorado. They share a love of food, wine, the mountains, and the arts.
Please visit http://www.bronwynlong.com to learn more about Bronwyn and her books.

 

 

 

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Title: Give Me A Hand
Series: Beyond Desire #1
Author: Gwen Martin
Genre: LGBT Bisexual MM NA College Romance
Release Date: March 10, 2020

 

Their Worlds Collided. Everything Changed.
 
Cam and Jude had been college roommates for two years, fitting into each other’s lives with ease. 
 
That is, until Cam walked in on Jude getting off alone in their shared dorm bathroom. 
 
Everything shifted between the two of them, awakening feelings Cam hadn’t felt for anyone in a long time. Feelings Cam believed had shriveled up after surviving a near fatal car accident to then suffer a disastrous breakup with his first love. 
 
Since then, Cam kept his heart sealed tight in a fortress, keeping himself busy with a lot of mindless hookups and a steadfast refusal to ever commit. 
 
Cam’s life had been predictable. He knew what he wanted. 
 
Until that impromptu mutual orgasm with Jude. 
 
Cam didn’t want a boyfriend, and he certainly didn’t *need* a relationship. 
 
But he knew one thing he did crave and that was more of Jude Ellison. 
 
Will Cam be able to work through his painful past if Jude offered him a chance at more?
Gwen Martin lives in Florida where the sun is always shining, the humidity is always high, and Disney is just a hop skip away. When she’s not trying to write one of her million story ideas, she’s usually hanging out with her husband and four cats.
 
Gwen first started writing at a young age, coming up with stories in class instead of paying attention to the math lesson. Since then she has been exploring her love of writing in various fan communities where she has learned how to cultivate character development and romantic interactions.
 
She has a strong love affair with cold brew coffee, black cats, and nerding out in various fandoms. When she’s not writing, she’s reading everything she can get her hands on, listening to a lot of lo-fi and making playlists, chilling with her four gatos and obsessing about Pusheen. Because it’s always about Pusheen.

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Title: Image Adjuster
Author: Lily Alexander 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 11, 2020

In Hollywood, image is everything.
 
Being part of a power couple can mean the difference between your star rising or being iced out of roles. No one ever said the relationship had to be real.
 
Stephanie, an actress and the daughter of Hollywood royalty has made a thriving business out of posing as a girlfriend to celebrities who need a bit of a PR boost. Everything is scripted and when the contract ends everyone goes their separate way.
 
No feelings, no risk, just acting.
 
Devon is just another client – no matter how handsome he might be, how compatible they seem. The arrangement works perfectly. It’s all business. Definitely just business.
 
Unless it’s not.


“How long are you here?” Stephanie asked, watching Devon watch their waitress. 
The fact that it mirrored their first fake date amused her. To be fair, both waitresses were very cute and both had great asses. 
She was woman enough to admit that – attractive is attractive no matter who you are.
“Just today.” His eyes were still on Shannon’s tiny but firm backside.
“That’s not a vacation, Devon. That’s a day off.”
He shrugged, that eternal playful grin on his lips as he finally brought his eyes to hers.
“I’m apparently no good at vacation, either.”
Shannon dropped off Stephanie’s regular order – a Blue Moon with a slice of orange on the rim of the glass. Devon’s Guinness looked positively black in contrast.
Devon’s tone went a bit serious. 
“So. Where have you been, Steph? I haven’t seen you around town.”
Stephanie debated how open she wanted to be.
“I haven’t been in the city much,” she replied, taking a deep drink of her beer, eyes watching people on the street for a moment before returning to Devon’s face, which was entirely too genuinely interested in what she was saying. “Lying low. Doing vacation properly.”
He laughed and nodded. “Fair enough.”
There was a companionable silence as they both did a little people watching.
“This is nice,” Devon said earnestly, relaxing into the patio chair. “No cameras, no pressure, no need to put on the game face. I see why you excel at doing vacation right.”
Stephanie nodded, toying with some condensation on her glass with a fingertip. She offhandedly noticed a smear of canary paint near her cuticle.
“Going back to the city seemed like a very wrong choice after doing this for a while.”
After finishing their first beers, they ordered dinner and had another round of drinks.
“I’m sorry.” Devon said, all of a sudden and with a very serious expression on his face.
“What for?” Stephanie asked, eyebrows drawn together in confusion.
“Not calling. Texting. Saying hello or really anything after that day.” He shook his head and pushed some shepherd’s pie around in the dish. “That wasn’t right. We were… friends. Or something like it.”
Stephanie smiled and nodded. “Yes, we were. I’m glad you felt like we were too. It’s okay. And really, you didn’t have a choice. If our phone records had been pulled, or if you had been spotted texting me, there would have been media speculation about why. I didn’t reach out either, for all the same reasons.” Stephanie’s brow creased. “You were paying me to act like I was your girlfriend. We completed the contract. I got paid, you moved on with your life. That’s how it’s supposed to go, honestly.”
They sat there for a moment, regarding one another. Stephanie felt as though his sharp blue stare was peering into her darkest thoughts.
Finally, he broke the stare and gave a short, unenthusiastic nod.
“I guess.” He pushed his plate aside and smiled. “Well, at least we got to have today, right?”

 

Stephanie agreed. “Absolutely.”
RELEASING JULY 8, 2020

 

Lily is a Colorado native enjoying the fantastic climate of Southern California with her family and cranky cat after surviving more than a decade in hot, humid places where hurricanes get their own season and Winter is a myth.
 
The written word is her favorite thing – reading or writing, she doesn’t discriminate. Left to her own devices she can read about a book a day; that HEA is a powerful drug! 
 
As an only child she grew up inventing elaborate stories for her dolls to act out. She started word processing on a computer around age 10 and never looked back. After suffering the heartbreak of catastrophic drive failure a regrettable number of times, she has finally learned to back things up appropriately and often.
 
Follow her antics on social media! (If she disappears for a bit around late August, don’t worry, that’s just her wanderlust kicking in. She’ll be back soon.)

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Title: The Little Dog Laughed
Author: Jackie Sonnenberg
Genre: YA Horror (Vampires)
Release Date: February 16, 2020
“The biggest secret in the Wellington house is not that they are a very wealthy family of vampires. The biggest secret is what is hiding upstairs…a fresh blood source always ready to be drained.

 

 
Before Felicity married Conrad Wellington she was a struggling teenage mother, and when the family takes her in, she knows they would never do so if they knew of the irresponsible decision she had made.
 
She hides her son Isaac away until she can think of a better solution…until she discovers that Isaac has a rare blood type that the family craves and can never find.
 
Isaac is AB Negative, and that blood is the most delicious and nutritious of all.
 
She makes the decision to keep Isaac hidden and raise him as a personal blood donor, collecting his blood and putting him on the best kind of diet to make sure he always provides what is good and tasteful.
 
Yet there are things brewing inside Isaac that might not be so good.
 
His own poison spreads faster than anyone could see coming, developing its own taste for destruction to everyone and everything that comes in contact with him. And it feeds a part of him that enjoys it more than anyone else could.
 
Sometimes good blood can go bad.
 
The more Isaac grows the more the dangerous side does, and it does not want to remain locked up for long.
 

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Title: Courageous Lovers
Series: Cidade Cinza Book One
Author: Elis Angelico
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 15, 2020

 
The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long…
 
In the years since her divorce, artist Lucilia Barboa is living as she wants…free. No husband, no kids, and no interest in having either. After completely losing her identity when she was married, Luci is too scared to try love again. Sex however…she has nothing against casual sex. Just not with her tall, gorgeous, tattooed neighbor. 
 
Rafa Costa has watched Luci avoid him for weeks. When he finally gets the chance to talk to her, he is blown away by the instant chemistry a single touch ignites. Even more so when she offers to spend time with him. Just sex though. On that, she won’t compromise. That should suit Rafa fine since he’s convinced true love is a once-in-a-lifetime chance, and he lost his years ago. But Luci quickly becomes as important as the air he breathes.
 
Embarking on an affair that burns fast and hot, Rafa and Luci race headlong into disaster. When fears and ghosts from their past collide with their present, they have to decide if they are strong enough to risk everything for love or if single is the ultimate happiness.

Luci nodded and exhaled. “I used to think marriage was the ultimate prize and that I’d won the lottery with mine. My ex was attractive, successful, and smart. My family loved him. And he chose me.”

She was facing towards me but not making eye contact. My heart thundered in my ears, my fists clenched. 

“For a while, that was enough, but I couldn’t escape that there wasn’t room to grow or change in our relationship. I did my best, but it got to the point that I couldn’t continue on the path he’d chosen for us, for me.”

She rose her eyes and they shone with the force of her memories. 

“You don’t want to go through that again,” I said. 

“Failure doesn’t scare me. I have no regrets about the marriage or the divorce. Relationships begin and end. It’s the cycle of life.” 

If anyone else had said it, I would’ve taken offense. The cycle of life wasn’t always so natural, but she was sincere, without being righteous. She had no idea how fantastic she was. 

“But loving someone means compromise. There’s no clear measure of how much is too much. That’s what terrifies me.”

I reached out and took her hand. She gave me a small smile. 

“It took something horrible for me to figure out the point at which I would lose the essence of who I was. If that hadn’t happened, I’d still be married to him, with a life of my making but not of my will,” she said. 

“You’re afraid of losing yourself?” I asked.

“Exactly.”

I didn’t know what to say. I’d never experienced her struggle. I wasn’t going to be able to convince Luci that her concern was unwarranted. It was. She’d lived it. 

I rubbed my hands over my running pants, smooth and worn bare in some places and stiff with paint in others.

“I get it,” I said.

Elis Angelico is a Brazilian American who writes shameless romances for women who love sex and believe in love.

 

She taught middle schoolers in Southern California, completed half a masters in library science in D.C., mentored teenagers in Boston, and managed a job training program for homeless adults in São Paulo before devoting herself full-time to orgasms.
 
Her books are emotionally complex and explore the many ways that love is essential to enduring trauma, injustice, and pain. Her OCD (the diagnosed kind, not the tongue and cheek “I’m so organized” variety), father’s death by suicide, bisexuality and divorce are but a few of the life experiences that inform her writing.
 
She lives in São Paulo with her daughter and her soul mate and knows her way around a spray can.
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Title: Prospect
Series: Satan’s Fury MC – Memphis Chapter
Author: L. Wilder
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2020
 

This is so much more than a love story…it even feels bigger than an MC read. It truthfully has all the elements I love. It’s a magical live story, and you get all the angst of an MC read. ~Cali Gals

This book had me feeling all kinds of anxious and wondering where the author was going with this or that. It left me feeling happy and hoping for a certain couple of people to get a book in the future! ~MLS- Amazon reviewer

This author is an MC goddess in her story telling. In this book she created a raw and grit filled story that I could feel, smell, taste and see. ~Elysian Fields- Top 1000 Reviewer: Vine Voice

Wow!!! What a refreshing MC read. Finally a story about a prospect. This one felt a little different in a great way. You still get all the love and romance Miss Wilder is known for but you also get a great story about a guy finding his place and where he belongs in the world. ~Book Club Gone Wrong


I’d come to a point in my life where I no longer gave a damn about anything. Hell, things had gotten so bad I didn’t even care if I was alive or dead.
 
That changed when I was introduced to the world of Satan’s Fury—a world filled with danger, intrigue, and, most of all, brotherhood.
 
I wanted to be a part of that world. Hell, I craved it, so when they offered me a chance to prospect, I took it without question. I was determined to prove I was worthy of the Fury patch.
With the grueling demands of prospecting, I didn’t have time for distractions, but when I crossed paths with a beautiful damsel in distress, a distraction is exactly what I got.
The second I laid eyes on the sexy vixen, I knew I was f*cked. Everything I wanted was on the line, but I couldn’t walk away.
When I came to her rescue, she thought I was a good guy, but she’d soon learn that even a good man could have a dark side.

  
   
Leslie Wilder grew up in a small town in West Tennessee. A country girl at heart, she’s always thought that life is too short, but she had no idea how short it really was until her brother passed away in 2014. She’s always been an avid reader, loving the escape only a great book can give, and wondered if she had what it took to write one of the wild romances she’d come to adore. With the support of her family and friends, she published Inferno: A Devil Chaser’s MC, one year after her brother’s death. With him in mind, she fulfilled her lifetime dream of writing. Since then, she’s completed the Devil Chaser’s Series and continued on with the Satan’s Fury MC Series. She has so many stories in her head, and can’t wait to share each and every one.
Leslie has been blown away by the support of her readers, appreciating every message, review, and encouraging word she’s received over the past year. She looks forward to continuing this journey with them for years to come.
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