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Title: The Devious King
Series: The Hale Mafia Book One
Author: BL Mute
Genre: Dark Suspenseful Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2020

“Be ready to have a new book boyfriend in Teddy. That man is hot! The suspense in this book is a killer!” ~Cassie’s Book Addicts

 

“IT WAS WONDERFUL! Over the top great mafia story with lots of intrigue and a murder mystery and a secret cartel. I couldn’t get enough.” ~Beyond the Covers Blog

 

“Devious King is a dark, suspenseful mafia romance that keeps you thoroughly engrossed from start to finish.” ~Kerri’s Reading Corner

“My kingdom isn’t one you find in fairy tales. Instead, it’s built on corruption, lies, and murder.”
Charlie 
Raised by the chief of police, I knew tangling with the mafia leader of Northridge Heights was a bad idea. Yet as I gazed into his dark eyes, I couldn’t resist Teddy’s offer. We made a deal. He helps me find my fathers murderer, and I’ll stand by his side as paid protection. But nothing could protect my heart—from him. I saw a side of him few ever do, and it left me aching for him. Now, there’s a new deal. Stand by his side and reign as his queen. Am I ready to join the seedy underbelly of mafia life, knowing one among them murdered my father? 
Teddy 
When I made the chief of police a deal, I never knew he had a daughter. After his death, I felt compelled to watch over her and keep her safe. Somewhere along the way, I fell in love. But helping her fit into my world wouldn’t be easy. She had to be trained. Groomed. Educated. To my great relief, my beautiful Charlie exceeded my wildest expectations. Still, I live in fear that if the secrets I’ve kept come to light, my queen will become my enemy.
 
 
 
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Title: Starting the Riot
Series: Riot MC #0.5
Author: Karen Renee
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: April 28, 2020
Jackie Eastmon’s life changes after a brutal attack on her best friend. While getting Simone the help she needs, Jackie meets a rough, burly biker.
 
Henry “Volt” Adler, President of the Riot MC Jacksonville chapter, admires Jackie’s rarely found spunk and dedication to Simone. The timing is all wrong for him to pursue Jackie. He runs into her nearly two years later, and he will stop at nothing to make her his.
 
Jackie struggles with this bossy, alpha-male in her life. When she learns he knows who attacked Simone but hasn’t made them pay, she questions if he’s the man for her.

Upon the two-year anniversary of the attack, Simone attempts suicide, and Volt hates seeing Jacqueline hurting for her friend. He orders his brothers to make the attackers pay for what they did to Simone.
His lips quirked. “I want to stay, but I really gotta go. Though, not until you kiss me goodbye.”
He was insatiable. 
Before we even got out the door of the clubhouse, he backed me up against a wall and we had a make out session in the middle of the common room. There were three other bikers present, but had they not been there, I think Volt would’ve commenced wall-sex with me. As it was, he worked me up with his hand outside my jeans and only when I was squirming against him did he stop and drag me out to his bike. Then at Panera, he insisted we sit outside at a secluded table and he made out with me in between bites of bagel and sips of coffee.
With a sideways grin, I asked, “I haven’t kissed you enough this morning?”
“Are you lookin’ for a spanking?”
He pulled me close and planted his lips on mine. I slanted my head, and he took the invitation to deepen the kiss. My hands slid around the back of his neck. His arms tightened forcing my breasts tight to his chest.
“Oh, my,” I heard Andrea say in a low voice. 
Volt tried to pull away from me, but I chased after his lips with mine. I could sense he wanted to cut this short, but I became more aggressive and he growled into my mouth. For a moment I debated dragging him to my room, but he wrenched free of my lips and my hold.
“Jacqueline. You’re going to pay for that.”
“You asked for it,” I chided in a husky voice.
His hands, still on my ass, squeezed. “Call you later, baby.”
I closed the door behind him, locked it, and turned to find Andrea at the table chewing her omelet. 

 

She swallowed and pointed her fork at me. “I might have to get a job at Carmine’s so I can find a man to kiss me like that.”
Karen Renee is the author of the Riot MC Series. She has wanted to be a writer from a very early age, and she’s finally bringing that dream to life. She has worked in advertising, banking, and local television media research. She is a proud wife and mother, and a Jacksonville native. When she’s not at the soccer field or cooking, you can find her at her local library, the grocery store, in her car jamming out to some tunes, or hibernating while she writes and/or reads books.
 
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Title: World for the Broken
Author: Elexis Bell
Genre: Dark Post-Apocalyptic Romance
Release Date: April 21, 2020
Fading into unconsciousness, Christian watches psychotic thugs drag his sister-in-law and nephew away to suffer in the city they just escaped. Left for dead near his brother’s corpse, he has but one hope for survival, rely on the pretty stranger who stumbled across him. Not exactly smart after the apocalypse.
 
Encumbered by the lingering effects of her own violent past, Chloe struggles against her need for independence. Trusting a stranger found lying in the snow is risky, to say the least. Yet, she patches him up.
 
As they strive to rebuild their hearts, the harsh world they’ve been thrust into promises to tear them apart. Because Christian’s rescue attempt can’t wait. Every second in Chloe’s idyllic hometown means another second of pain for Christian’s family, leaving Chloe with a choice. Risk her life to help Christian save his family? Or condemn them all to a slow death?

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Elexis Bell is a quiet nerd with too many hobbies, including everything from gaming to shower-singing and even archery, weather permitting. She specializes in sarcasm and writing stories that make people feel. She’s made a home for herself with her husband, their dog, and a small army of cats.
 
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Title: Dirty Ball
Series: Jungle Beauty Goddesses
Author: CG Sturges
Genre: Romance, Fantasy Fiction, Mythology Erotica
Release Date: November 9, 2019 
The Jungle Beauty Goddesses: Dirty Ball- Book 3 is a story about love… the familial love and loyalty of family and the unbreakable bond between the seven sisters… and the power of love and how it plunges, crashes, and melds beings of different realms and realties. The Jungle Beauty Goddesses Series has been coined “Nubian Mythology a Modern Creation Story.” All life is created by sexual energy—this story is not meant to be erotic—it merely captures the sensuality of the universal powers and enthralling forces that make us human, frail, mortal, and vulnerable.
 
Imagine an adult tale that blends goddesses and mermaids with a creation story that embraces the feel of a Greek myth, but with a distinctly Nubian flavor…one that posits female Goddesses in a philosophical and spiritual reflection of humanity’s evolution and influences.

 

“Author C. G. Sturges has created a wide-reaching novel series with many different themes, ideas and implications going on within it, and I’d love to see it more expanded to fully reach them all.” – K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

“It is always a privilege and an honor to witness the evolution of a series, particularly when that includes seeing the writing within the books strengthen with the story.” – Jamie Michele for Readers’ Favorite

“Fantasy romance with some spice in it.” – Amazon Review

 

Cassandra George Sturges is the author of “A Woman’s Soul on Paper,” “Success & Beauty is an Attitude,” “The Illusion of Beauty: Why Women Hate Themselves & Envy Other Women,” and “Why Racism is a Mental Illness.” For many years, she was an advice columnist for Today’s Black Woman Magazine and is currently a full-time psychology and sociology professor at a college in the mid-west. She is a high school dropout who graduated with her General Education Diploma and eventually earned five college degrees including two masters and a doctorate degree. In her late forties, she began making life-size fabric sculpture, cloth dolls that turned out to be the main characters in her Jungle Beauty Goddesses coming of age, modern creation Nubian Mythology fantasy fiction, sensuous, romantic series. She is the mother of two adult children, a grandmother, and for over 20-years has shared her life with her twin flame.

 

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Title: FarmBoy: An Opposites Attract Romance
Author: Kayt Miller
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: April 18, 2020

 

 

Justlovemybooks.com blog – “This is an author whose name I have come across many times but haven’t read. I’m so glad I read her. I will be looking back at her catalog for more.”

World of Books 65 – “This is my first book by Kayt Miller but it won’t be my last. There was just something about Farmboy that grip me from the start.”

E&A Book – “This is the first book I have read by this author and I was blown away. A slow burn romance that gives you all the feels, with characters that you can’t help but love. I enjoyed it from beginning to end.”

 

 

Isabelle “Izzy” Harmon is home again. Literally. After landing her first teaching gig, Izzy has found herself sleeping in her old room on an ancient twin bed that squeaks whenever she moves. Sure, she loves Honeywell, Iowa but part of her wanted to move to civilization rather than return to her old life after graduating from college. Farm life is in her blood but so is the man who lives next door. It’s too bad he never saw her as more than his best friend’s little sister. 

 

It’s true what they say… distance makes the heart grow fonder and four years away did nothing to quell the way Izzy’s heart rate doubles whenever he’s nearby. She hoped to get over it, but things don’t always work out the way we hope. 
 
Nashville “Nash” Watson never left. His goal of playing baseball in the majors flew out the window the second he found out he was going to be a father. No regrets, though, because Nash figured he’d return to Honeywell, Iowa to farm his family’s land. It was the only thing he knew for sure. Well, that and he’s never falling for another woman again. Ever. 
 
Never say never, Nash.
 
Due to sexual content and adult themes, this book is suitable for readers 18+.

I grew up in the midwest with a loving family including three brothers, one sister, and my parents who always fostered my creative side. I earned my bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University, then I was off to the Savannah College of Art and Design for graduate school. After that, I returned to Iowa for work which led me, once again, to ISU for my master’s degree in education.
I love to read and one day I was searching for a book. A book about a certain type of woman and a specific kind of man and I couldn’t find it so, I wrote it. I called it Game Changer and it couldn’t have been a more appropriate title. It changed my life in many ways. While my real job is teaching young people, my fun job is conjuring up characters and situations to write about. 
 
My goal, as a writer, is to write stories that relate to all of us, to make readers laugh and maybe cry sometimes. I hope my readers can escape into a fantasy, one that’s actually possible. Sure, some of the stories could be dubbed “Insta-love” stories but that’s okay. I fell in love with my husband pretty damn fast and with my daughter the second I saw her. So, it’s a thing, I swear.
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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.”
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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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