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4th of July and Battle of Hamel

 

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to all my American Friends.

Our two countries’ histories are certainly intertwined.

I was advised by hubby, a long serving member of the Australian Defence Force (Navy) and avid war history buff, that the 4th of July 1918 was the date of the BATTLE OF HAMEL in Northern France.

American Expeditionary Force troops fought alongside Aussie troops under the command of Aussie Lieutenant General John Monash.

 

Although small, this battle was significant in that it was the first time infantry, artillery, tanks and aircraft had been used together. The battle was expected to be over in 90 minutes, it took just 93 minutes and was extremely successful, capturing large number of the enemy and weapons. It set the new standard for how battles would be fought for the remainder of WW1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monash was subsequently knighted in the field by King George V In Aug 18. It was the first time someone had been knighted in the field for 200 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, while you enjoy the celebrations on your very special day, stay safe and spare a thought for our two armies who also stood up for our freedoms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halton

 
 
Title: Halton
Author: Melanie Moreland
 
 
Series: Vested Interest; Book 6
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
 
 
When love turns to hate — that’s where I come in.
 
I’m Halton Andrew Smithers, attorney. Hal to my clients and friends.
 
Messy divorces, deadbeat dads, runaway wives, cheating partners — I handle them all.
 
I know the seedy side of love, and it isn’t pretty. I avoid emotional attachments — I’ve seen all too often when hot passion turns to frozen tundra.
 
I satisfy myself with helping people behind the scenes. It gives me a sense of satisfaction that completes my life.
 
Until she enters it and everything I believe is turned upside down.
 
She fills a void I never knew existed, and I know without her, my life will never be the same again.
 
For the first time, I want to try.
 
For her.
 
But am I strong enough?

 
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New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.
 
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and she also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.
 
Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet). She’s learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.
 
Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at flavia@bookcaseagency.com




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Finn

Title: Finn: Phoenix Skulls Motorcycle Club
Series: Phoenix Skulls MC
Author: Jessie Cooke
Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: July 1, 2019

 

When you’re already a dead man, where do you go from there? Finn McGregor, aka Ian Parker, aka Snake, had been given a second chance in life. Unfortunately, he wasn’t sure what to do with it. As part of the Phoenix Skulls, Finn felt overlooked by his president and old lady for almost everything. He struggled to overcome his seedy past and the anger he still held onto, from his childhood, toward his absent parents. Forging a new, tenuous relationship with his father had been easier than Finn had imagined it would be. At least he had someone to talk to that understood what it was like to have to start all over.
 
When his old man asks him to meet with a “friend” from Ireland at a coffee shop in downtown Phoenix, Finn’s life is suddenly upended, again. Purely by chance he meets a woman, who believes he is someone else. Finn’s used to pretending, and she’s hot…so why not? Unbeknownst to either of them, that meeting will thrust them both into danger. Through kidnapping, shootings, beatings and even murder, the two of them will take a journey unlike any other…but the question remains, who will be left standing in the end.
 
When Finn realizes everything he thought he knew about himself was a lie, he has two choices. He can give in to the anger yet again, and sink back down to the abyss. Or, he can man up, do the right thing, and hopefully make his club, and the woman he’s falling in love with, proud.
 
Hope is a powerful drug…will it be Finn’s new drug of choice? You’ll have to drop in to Phoenix and ride with the Skulls to find out. Hold on tight, and lean in to the curves!
 
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Book 3 in the Phoenix Skulls MC Series.
 
This is a Standalone Romance Novel but characters from this story, will appear in future books in the series.
 
HEA and No cliffhanger.
 
Intended for Mature Readers.
 
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The Phoenix Skulls MC Series is about members of the MC club, their friends and associates.


Jessie Cooke writes hot romance novels about tough guys, bad boys, bikers, fighters and lovers and the women of strong character who tame them.

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Unexpected Attention

Blurb

Secret hook-ups.

No commitments.

Kinky fun.

Free to be wild, for he doesn’t know me.

This was my motto. My mantra.

I enjoyed the attention of a much younger man – Insane sex, Searing kisses.

The flirting game seems more like insane foreplay.

He’s fit as f**k and he’s f**king insane in bed. He certainly knows all the right moves and tricks as well as those spots which send me flying.

He’s everything my lonely body craves.

We promised not to get attached. Keep it simple. But f**k me, my heart wants more…

Now what the f**k am I supposed to do?

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Author Bio

Aleisha Maree knew she was going to write… well, since forever.
As soon as she could read she wanted to be that escape for others. Words pulled her in and held her tight in a world that captivated your soul and took you on a journey.
She crafts sensual, sexy, tantalizing stories that weave together her love for darkness, pure passion and most of all human emotions which dance on the cusp of your soul.
She’s from the south island of New Zealand born and raised in a tiny but extraordinary village called Wakefield which holds so much more than her heart.
She now lives in the North Island of New Zealand in another village called Wharepapa South with her husband and 6 kids on a dairy farm.
When she’s not consumed by those beautiful humans, she’s knee deep in writing, working on another work of art to captivate your soul and mind. To take you to the edge and back again.
She’s a dark soul and introvert who loves nature and water, is insanely in love with coffee and reading.
She can always be found with her family with a book in her handbag and the wind in her hair.
Just keep an eye out for all the loud crazy kids and she will be like right there!

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The Perilously Pretty Series

Series: The Perilously Pretty Series
Author: Haven Cage
Genre: Dark Historical Romance Suspense
Craving Love & Death Release: October 6, 2017
Coveting Love & Revenge Release: June 12, 2019
 
 
She’s a voluptuous pin-up with a killer personality.
Vivienne may play the role of a quiet, docile nightclub singer and waitress for her friends and family, but, behind closed doors, she gives into an insatiable hunger no man can escape.

 

She just wants to ignore her disturbing temptations. However, when Vivie’s best friend convinces her to join an impromptu double-date with two handsome sailors, her plan gets blown to bits.

 

Sexy, dark, and sly, Naval Lieutenant Dean Vitson may be the only man who can give Vivie a reason to nix her “bad habits”–but he’s running from his own dirty past. And his secrets could turn her world upside down.

 

Can Vivienne change her murderous ways to be with Dean?
Will she want to after she finds out what he’s hiding?

 

Synthia will do anything for her daughter – even murder.
1871, high-society Savannah, Georgia.

 

Penniless and jaded governess, Synthia James, is trapped with her employer, a man she once loved but now despises. His obsession with money and stature has corrupted them both. When he bids their young housemaid to kill a man who threatens his business, Synthia’s maternal instincts take over, and she commits the heinous deed herself.
Now there’s another business enemy… and her former beau wants him dead. But the new cotton farmer has revived Synthia’s long-forgotten passions.
 
With blood on her hands already, Synthia is prepared to kill again. But who? The new business partner for her daughter’s sake, or her greedy lover for morality and freedom?
“Brilliant”- Stracey Charran Ishwar
 
“Dark and stunning” – Ria from Reading Is Our Satisfaction
 
“Hard to put down” – Cheryl J.
 
 
Haven Cage lives in the Carolinas with her husband and son. After many years of dabbling with drawing, painting, and working night shift in the medical field, she decided to try her hand at writing. Unfortunately, her love for books came later in life and proved to add a healthy challenge during her writing journey. Determined to hone her craft though, she soaks up as much information as she can, spends her free time tapping away in her favorite local coffee shop, and keeps a good book in hand whenever possible. 
 

 

What began as a hobby has grown into a way of escape and the yearning to take her journey farther, her love for writing and reading deepening along the way.

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Halton

Title: Halton
Series: Vested Interest #6
Author: Melanie Moreland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2019
When love turns to hate—that’s where I come in. 
 
I’m Halton Andrew Smithers, attorney. Hal to my clients and friends. 
 
Messy divorces, deadbeat dads, runaway wives, cheating partners—I handle them all.
 
I know the seedy side of love, and it isn’t pretty. I avoid emotional attachments—I’ve seen all too often when hot passion turns to frozen tundra.
 
I satisfy myself with helping people behind the scenes. It gives me a sense of satisfaction that completes my life. 
 
Until she enters it and everything I believe is turned upside down.
 
She fills a void I never knew existed, and I know without her, my life will never be the same again.
 
For the first time, I want to try.
 
For her. 
 
But am I strong enough?

“Join Hal and Fiona on their journey towards finding love with one another in this beautifully written, emotionally charged addition to what is a fantastic series.” ~ The Book Whisperer

“This book was amazing, Halton was everything. I think I started falling in love with him before the end of the first chapter.” ~ Carol’s Reviews Goodreads

“Two cynical hearts are about to discover there is no logic, when it comes to falling in love. The heart is the deciding factor and we’re all just along for the ride. Moreland has my heart on a string and I’ll gladly continue to give her free rein.”  ~ Isha Coleman Goodreads

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New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them. 
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. 
Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She’s learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.
Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For any questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at flavia@bookcaseagency.com

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Zed

Title: ZED
Series: Rough Ink #1
Author: MV Ellis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2019
Cover Design: PopKitty Design

 

Secrets from his past have scarred his heart. Can he trust her enough to learn to love again? 
 
In the eyes of the law, I’d atoned for the secrets of my past, but in my heart, I knew the debt I owed was too big to ever be repaid. I didn’t ask for forgiveness, because I knew I wasn’t worthy of it. Guilt weighed me down and scarred my heart.
 
If it wasn’t for my art, I’d probably be dead. The truth was, I had nothing else to live for. Or so I thought until Octavia Douglas came breezing unexpectedly into the picture. 
 
Sexy, stubborn, and smart enough to know better than to throw her future away on a guy like me, Vivi made me question everything I thought I already knew. I suddenly craved the happy ever after I’d never dared dream of, and knew I didn’t deserve.
 

 

MV ELLIS knows what it’s like to fall head over heels in love with a badass musician. She followed her heart halfway around the world to be with one. She moved from London to Sydney after a steamy holiday romance with a sexy bass player in sultry Brazil.
 
Twelve years, two children and a dog later, and she’s still smitten. All this with a guy she sat next to on a bus for 36 hours! She has toured internationally as a “WAG,” and her experiences inspire her writing.
 
Ellis’s love of romance began when she was 11 years old, after a summer spent secretly reading her auntie’s books. She’s been a sucker for an alpha hero and strong heroine ever since.
 
An avid reader, Ellis always knew she’d write a book of her own one day. She was right about that. Following a career spanning advertising, marketing, and social media, she finally wrote Catching London in 2017.