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Contemporary romance writer, political comedy writer and editor. Lover of coffee, off-key singer and all around crazy girl!

NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Covetous by Natalie Bennett

Title: Covetous
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: August 31, 2019
Warnings come with everything forbidden. Consequences follow every sordid action.

 

 

 

An illicit affair results in me becoming captive to the one man I dared to trust.
Pierce Serban had always been off limits. Cruel and dangerous, I knew to stay away.
I didn’t.
Now a pawn in a game played by devils in suits, I must standby as his carefully controlled chaos unravels, and do all I can to survive the wreckage.
18+ Previously titled Sordid Mistress

 

 

 

 

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ The Truce by Becca Steele

Title: The Truce
Series: London Suits #1
Author: Becca Steele
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Enemies to Lovers
Release Date: August 29, 2019 
Olivia
 
Being hired by Barrett London should have been a dream. Nice job in the city, amazing boss…but then I met Luke. Cocky. Self-assured. Sexy. And the most frustrating man I’ve ever laid eyes on.
 
When we’re forced to work together, sparks fly. But is the attraction enough to risk losing everything? Or should this truce be in name only?
 
Luke
 
The moment Olivia walked through the door, I wanted her. That is, until she opened her mouth and ruined it with her ‘I can do it better’ attitude. 
 
When we’re coerced into working together, I start to see Olivia in a different light. She’s smart, vibrant, and gorgeous. Is that enough to let go of the past or will my demons turn our truce into a lie? 
 
 

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ The Guarded Heart by Blair LeBlanc

Title: The Guarded Heart
Author: Blair LeBlanc
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 25, 2019

Cassian.
He’s my silent shadow. A cold, unfeeling giant with a voice that’s all grit. A man of few words who undresses me with his bedroom eyes. Whose rare smile makes my heart backflip.
He’s thirty.
I’m nineteen.
He’s my bodyguard. I’m the daughter of a senator. 
He’s my first. I’m one of his many conquests.
He’s distant as the moon, but I’m hopelessly falling for him.
He’ll protect my body, but shatter my heart.
Because Cassian isn’t made for white picket fences. He’s built for pleasuring a woman. Protecting her.
No matter how safe I feel in his arms— It won’t last.
A scandal might ruin my father’s campaign. It wasn’t what I planned, but Cassian seized me— heart, body, and soul.
I can’t let him go.
I’ll see this through the bittersweet end.


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NEW RELEASE & EXCERPT!!! ~ Blood Union by Reily Garrett

Title: Blood Union
Author: Reily Garrett
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 25, 2019
The only good vampire is a dead one.
 
Crystine employs every witchy spell and feminine deception in her arsenal to keep her ward safe. Failure would signify mankind’s downfall at the hands of demons. 
 
Over the centuries, she’s honed her skills to protect the innocent, but evil forces have united for a common cause. 
 
When the odds stack against her, she makes a deal with the very creature she’s spent her life hunting, a vampire who professes to be her destined mate.
 
It’s easier to kill the monsters who slaughter innocents for sadistic pleasure than to face one who claims to support mankind. Now, she must set aside her hatred while enduring his persistent need for close proximity.
 
He is everything she’s never encountered, with seductive skills perfected over many centuries and with many women. Her mind targets him as the enemy, but her senses crave his touch.
 
A bargain is struck. Blood is shared. Until the threat to mankind has ended, he is safe from her blades, but nothing can protect her heart from his carnal sexuality. She has no defense.

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NEW RELEASE & EXCERPT!!! ~ Forget the Stars by Kelsey Kingsley

Title: Forget the Stars
Author: Kelsey Kingsley
Genre: Friends-to-lover/2nd Chance Romance
Release Date: August 26, 2019
Cover Design: Danny Manzella

 

“From August 26 to September 26, 2019, 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.”

“If you want a book with eternally endearing and relatable characters, a heartfelt, captivating, poignant storyline, and one that has the potential to compassionately enlighten the reader, ponder it no more and get your copy of this one today.” – BookAddict

 

“I can’t forget the stars when I have to give this book all the stars! Seriously. All the stars in the universe. I can’t even begin to tell you how special Forget The Stars is. I just want to go around to everyone I know yelling “READ THIS BOOK!”” – Red Hatter Book Blog

Guitarist Chad Wilcox’s life isn’t going according to plan. 
At thirty, he never thought he’d still be unmarried and living with his parents. And with the added stress of his poor health, he’s convinced the only thing within his control is the success he’s found as a rockstar.
 
After reconnecting with his childhood best friend, Chad sets into motion a new plan to regain control over his happiness, and things start looking up. But when he finds himself diagnosed with a potentially debilitating chronic illness, he begins to wonder…
Is this as good as it’s going to get? Or is it at all possible for a guy like him to get everything he’s ever wished for?

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NEW RELEASE & EXCERPT TOUR!!! ~ Phoenix Rising by Giulia Lagomarsino

Title: Phoenix Rising
Series: Reed Security Series
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Contemporary Security Romance
Release Date: August 26, 2019

Phoenix Rising is book 16 in the Reed Security Series and it is suggested they be read in order.
The men and women of Reed Security are back, but after all the turmoil of the past year, how do they adapt and move forward? For some, it’s easy, but others, the past year is only the beginning of what they’ll have to deal with. A few were shot and almost died. Morgan and Chance were taken and tortured, in their own respects, and now must deal with the after effects. Payton was torn from her mother and spent a year and a half without her. The wives lost their jobs, and many had to run from their families and friends to keep them safe. But one thing remained the same through all of this, they are each others’ family and will do anything to help each other through. They are Reed Security, and they will rise from the ashes.

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Checked by Jacob Chance

Title: Checked 
Series: Boston Terriers Hockey
Author: Jacob Chance
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: August 23, 2019
They call him ‘Wilde Man’. Rumor has it he’s an animal on the ice and between the sheets.
 
Like the rest of the female population, I’ve been crushing on Clancy Wilde, the captain of Boston University’s hockey team, since the first time I saw him. Big, blond, and charming, he ticks all the boxes. 
 
When we find ourselves at a wedding, drunk and flirting, I know I can finally check this tattooed, bad boy, hockey player off my wish list.
 
One night is all it was meant to be, until I see two pink lines on the pregnancy test.
 
How did the notch on my belt turn into a ball and chain?

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NEW RELEASE & EXCERPT!!! ~ Pursued by Danielle Pays

Title: Pursued
Series: Dare to Risk Novel
Author: Danielle Pays
Genre: Steamy Romance Suspense
Release Date: August 21, 2019
Cover Design: Maria at Steamy Designs
Don’t mix business with pleasure. At least that’s what she keeps telling herself.
Ryan Thiel, known as Seattle’s most eligible bachelor instead of Seattle’s most powerful businessman, all because a local magazine changed its story direction after taking one look at him. He gets it, he’s hot. But he’s not happy. He has no interest in dating. Last time he tried, it ended in disaster. Then he meets Katie and all that changes.
Katie Capone is starting over after discovering her ex-boyfriend slept with her coworkers. Now at a new job, she won’t make the mistake of mixing business with personal ever again. Then she meets Ryan. 
Forced to work with Ryan, Katie struggles to keep their relationship professional. Hard to do with the steamy looks he keeps giving her. 
Ryan wants Katie and this time, he is willing to wait. But when his past comes back and threatens to hurt Katie, Ryan must decide between the woman he wants or exposing a past he has buried. 
Surrounded by danger, Katie must decide if she can trust Ryan or if she is being used again.
Pursued was selected as a finalist for the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. This is a steamy, stand-alone, HEA romantic suspense romance.

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NEW RELEASE & EXCERPT!!! ~ Last Slice of Pie by Kathryn Andrews

Title: Last Slice of Pie
Series: Starving for Summer #2
Author: Kathryn Andrews
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Sports Romance/Southern Fiction
Release Date: August 21, 2019
Cover Design: Julianne Burke from Heart to Cover, LLC

Last Slice of Pie is a novel every bit as delicious as its title suggests. From the first page to the last, you’ll be hungry for more of this gorgeous romance.” Author Elle Brooks

 

Last Slice of Pie is a delicious, sweet southern treat of a second chance sports romance, and I can’t wait to get more of this world that Andrews baked up.” Author Karla Sorensen, USA Today Bestselling Author

Lexi Jarvie
Pie isn’t just a dessert, it’s a way of life. 
Pies, fillings, jams, jellies, honey, they’re all a part of my award-winning business, Firefly Kitchen. After being left behind, by everyone, I was determined to make it all on my own, and I have. I love what I do, I love what I’ve created, and I love who I’ve become. Yes, it’s small, but it’s mine, and nothing or no one can stop me now. Not even Bryan Brennen. He may have returned, but it won’t be long before he leaves. And regardless of which way you slice it, some things can’t be forgotten, no matter how sweet the taste.
Bryan Brennen
Football isn’t just a sport, it’s a way of life.
 
I’ve spent more years than I can remember chasing my dream. When you come from nothing, it’s even more important to become something. The unstoppable drive and incomparable determination that is ingrained in me has gotten me to where I am now; twenty-eight years old and undoubtedly the best professional quarterback in the league. To be happy is to be perfect. Plans, plays, passes, I’ve mastered them all, but it was never just for me, it was for her, too. Only she doesn’t know it, and now, ten years later, I’m ready to tell her.
She’s a small town girl. He’s a household name. 
Off the field and out of the kitchen, will they break and crumble, or finally get their second chance at the biggest game of them all . . . love.

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BOOK SPOTLIGHT TOUR!!! ~ Aether Magic by Isobelle Carmichael

Title: Aether Magic
Series: Elements of Twilight #2
Author: Isobelle Carmichael
Genre: Adult Paranormal Harem Romance
Release Date: July 21, 2019
I survived the Blood Moon Ceremony… barely
Our pack is in ruins, ravaged by a traitor who left us to pick up the pieces.
My people need my help to rebuild, yet something went very wrong that night,  and I’m not the same wolf I used to be.
 
Now, I’m being forced into the Underworld in a desperate attempt to unravel the darkness coiling within me.
The only creature able to prevent my magical overload is a malevolent succubus who is sure to demand something in return.
 
And the way she ogles my men makes it clear she’s not to be trusted.
Let her look at me like I’m her next meal. She has no idea who she’s dealing with.
With my parents whisked into the Void, I have a pack to take care of, and Elders who will stop at nothing to kill me.
But my troubles don’t stop there.
 
The five delicious men I love are battling demons of their own and need me more than ever.
Can I be the alpha everyone is counting on, or will my failure tear our pack part?
The chaos continues as the Elements of Twilight series races towards its heart-stopping conclusion with Aether Magic, written by Isobelle Carmichael.
Aether Magic is a #whychoose style novel. These books have potentially triggering elements and explicit scenes. This book has FMMMM, MM, FF BDSM, as well as dark themes.

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