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Title: This Time Around
Series: River Port Book 1
Author: J.C. Thompson
Genre: Small Town Romance, Second Chance Romance, Age Gap Romance, Single Dad Romance
Release Date: July 15, 2022
Cover Design: Cover Me Darling, LLC
Jaxon Reed is the definition of heartbreaker. Jocelyn Banks is the definition of temptation.
 
Eight years ago, Jaxon Reed walked out of Jocelyn’s life with no explanation. It was the only way he could do it. He didn’t want a family and couldn’t give her everything she deserved. Now he has a daughter, the best thing that’s ever happened to him, but he’ll never be a good husband. He has the ex-wife to prove it.
 
Jocelyn Banks is only in River Port for the summer, just long enough to get a recommendation for her dream job. She never expected to see Jaxon again. He ripped her heart apart once. She won’t let him do it a second time, not when she’s three months from moving to New York and having everything she’s planned. By then, Jaxon will be just a memory.
 
Maybe a few weeks together is just what they need to close the door on their past for good. But what if this time together has them second-guessing their choices? What if this time around they find something worth fighting for?

J.C. is a West Coast girl living in a Tennessee world, where she lives with her husband, two kids, and small zoo. She loves 90’s country, anything dogs, wine, and coffee. J.C. loves getting lost in books by her favorite authors, even when she’s supposed to be writing. She loves baking, quilting, gardening, Traveling, and hanging out with her family and her dogs.
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Title: Party Girl (A Novella from the World of House of Payne) 
Author: Stacy Gail 
Genre: Contemporary/NA Romance, Urban Romance
Release Date: June 23, 2022
 
 
TRIGGER WARNING: This book deals with a character dosed with Rohypnol, a date-rape drug. Though the assault goes no further than that, if this is a trigger, this book is not for you.
Content creator. Trendsetting influencer. Society columnist.
Hannah Raven has worked nonstop since she was sixteen to make it big. Abandoned by her mother to a grandmother who didn’t want her, Hannah fought to create a space for herself where she belonged. So what if it was on the internet? That didn’t mean it wasn’t real.
Decorated military hero. Doctor. One of Chicago’s prized eligible bachelors.
Dalton Derico thought he’d seen it all, and what he’d seen wasn’t worth a damn. Then a stunning woman collapses in his arms after being slipped a roofie, and everything changes. There is beauty in the world, and he will have it for himself… as long as he can convince Hannah that all her roads lead to him.
Flitting from party to party has always been Hannah’s way, but now that she knows the darker side of party life, she’s reconsidering where she belongs. Is she destined to cover the celebrations of other people forever, or should she risk putting her faith in Dalton by creating a new world that could belong to them both?
***This contemporary romance includes a fiercely protective Alpha who’s hot enough to raise temperatures and drop panties. As always, no cheating, no love triangles, no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed, with an epilogue built to make you happy-sigh. Due to adult language and sexual content, this book is not intended for people under the age of eighteen.***
52,000 words
 
 

 
 
“Being treated like royalty at restaurants is a definite perk to dating Chicago’s favorite professional party girl,” Dalton remarked as he walked Hannah to her car. She’d insisted on driving herself to the restaurant for a couple reasons. First, she’d needed to go back to the office after picking out a costume for the fete to gather up her coat. But the main reason had been that she hadn’t been lying when she’d told Dalton her guard was up. Taking risks, such as getting into cars with men she barely knew, was something carefree-Hannah had done, before she’d been slipped a roofie. No way would she do it now.

Even if the man she was with had the ability to make her feel safe simply by the sound of his voice alone.

“Just wait until I take you out for coffee at Joe’s Joe.” She smiled up at him as she hit the lock on her car’s key fob, then promptly forgot what she was doing when he returned that smile in spades. Dear God, this man was breathtaking. “They’ll fill you up with so much caffeine you won’t sleep for days, but it’s totally worth it.”

“It’s a date.” He came to an abrupt stop as well to stare down at her as if he couldn’t get enough of the sight of her face. “In fact, everything we do should be a date from here on in, from eating, to grabbing a cup of coffee, to breathing. You game?”

Her eyes widened, and suddenly that breathing he mentioned was hard to do. “You mean we should spend more time together?”

“I mean we should spend every waking moment together. Time without you in it is a complete waste.” While she was still reeling from that statement, he reached out and cupped the side of her jaw, his fingers sliding into her hair. “You’re good with that, yeah?”

“Yeah.” Her response was swallowed by his mouth, but she didn’t mind. When a man kissed a woman like it was what he was put on earth to do, she could pretty much forgive him anything.

 
 
 
 
A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail began writing stories in between events to pass the time. By fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a figure skating coach who was also a published romance author, or a romance author who was also a figure skating pro. Now, with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from steampunk to cyberpunk, contemporary to paranormal at night, both dreams have come true.
 
 
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Title: Unexpected

Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Romance (standalone)
Release Date: June 23, 2022
 
 
★★★★★ Carol’s Review ➤ “This is a beautiful, steamy, swoony story of two men who were searching, even though they didn’t realize it. And when they found each other, they found that missing piece of themselves they needed to be whole.”
 
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Party planner Colin Brightman doesn’t drink or dance, preferring to go to bed early with his spreadsheets and lists. All he wants is to forget the singles weekend his friends sent him on, but he’s stuck with a suitcase filled with condoms and skimpy Speedos that don’t belong to him.
He doesn’t expect his luggage thief to be ex-baseball superstar Walker “Walk-Off” Scanlon. Or that Walker has hired his firm to put on a charity event at his bar. Colin can’t deny the mixed emotions the annoyingly flirty man stirs in him, but he refuses to fall for someone who racks up lovers as easily as he once hit home runs.
No matter how much he might want to.
Walker Scanlon likes his men easygoing with no complications. He’s had enough of those in his life. So why is he drawn to tense and straitlaced Colin and his frosty scowl? Even his corny one-liners and jokes don’t get him a smile. But the sparks between them are undeniable. And that unexpected kiss? Amazin’.
Now if only Colin would stop running away. Good thing Walker is fast on his feet, because he has no intention of letting Colin go.
When Colin and Walker come face to face with past hurts and betrayals, they’ll need to trust themselves and each other to learn that heartbreak and love don’t go hand in hand. It’s the bottom of the ninth and if they swing for the stars, they just might hit the grand slam of a lifetime.
 

Title: Loser: An ABCs of Love Novel
Author: Desiree Lafawn
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Designer: Indie Sage
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2022
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Blurb:

L is for Loser

I would rather stick a fork in my eye than to attend my niece’s wedding without a date. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family. But having to put up with an entire week of pitying glances and questions about when I’m going to “meet a nice man my age,” is a form of cruel and unusual torture I would rather not subject myself to.

 

Thankfully, I have a great group of guy friends, and each of them owes me a solid one. Like it or not, one of them is going to help me. None want to volunteer, so we’re going to play a game. The loser flies to Ohio with me to pose as my loving boyfriend for all the wedding festivities.

 

I’m the loser who has to fake having a boyfriend to fool my family. He’s the loser at a simple game of chance. The one thing neither of us are walking away with… is our dignity.

Desiree is a snarky romance author from Northwest Ohio with a completely healthy addiction to anime and snacks. She also writes paranormal romance under the pen name D. Gemini.

 

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“Well,” CJ stretched his legs out in front of him and raised his arms over his head and rolled his neck from side to side. “What do you think you’re going to do?”

 

“Exactly what I said I’d do. I’m going to the wedding, and I’m going to be the best fake boyfriend she ever had.”

 

“Will you have to share a bed?”

 

“Most likely.”

 

“Gonna be okay with that?”

 

“Absolutely.” It would be torture, but I was a man in control of myself.

 

CJ turned his head, took a pull from his beer, looked me square in the eye and burped.

 

“What if she farts in her sleep?” I couldn’t help but laugh.

 

“CJ, everyone farts in their sleep.”

 

“Jessica doesn’t.” CJ was dead serious. “She goes in the bathroom. Never once in our entire relationship has she ever passed gas in front of me. She said her mom’s been married to her dad for forty years and she’s never done it either.

 

“That’s fucking weird, CJ.”

 

CJ burped again and picked at a piece of foam sticking out of the arm of his chair.

 

“I don’t want to hear that from you.”

 

Title: Simply Business
Series: Pelican Bay Billionaires
Author: Megan Matthews
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Small-Town Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2022

A new funny billionaire Pelican Bay love story from USA TODAY Bestselling author Megan Matthews.
Fingers crossed my grandmother’s old florist shop doesn’t crumble around me. Literally.
Lily Dianthus has a skyscraper next door threatening to topple her florist shop, rogue construction crews using her facilities, missing customers, and she’s almost out of money. That’s not even the worst of it, though.
Jerome Kensington. The man building the monstrosity next to her which threatens to ruin her livelihood? The hot billionaire CEO she’s supposed to hate?
Lily doesn’t hate him at all.
She’s balancing everything with no room for a mistake and life looks good. Until her loan falls through, Jerome’s construction threatens to destroy her florist shop, and a local legend comes to wreak havoc on her life.
If Lily doesn’t get it together, she might lose her career and dream man.
Simply Business is a story for readers looking for their next small-town adventure with a hot billionaire CEO you can fall in love with instantly.
 
Check out the Pelican Bay Billionaires Series HERE
Megan Matthews loves writing humorous romantic suspense featuring heroes with unbelievable abs, billionaire bosses, and heroines with attitude for days. She lives in Michigan with her techie husband, homeschooled son, their cat, and two guinea pigs.
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Secrets and Sunrises 

Destination Romance

By DL Gallie
Tropes: Contemporary Romance | Second Chance | Holiday hookup | Surprise Pregnancy | Boss
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Blurb:

What’s a girl to do when she sees two pink lines on a pregnancy test and the only thing she knows about the father is that his name starts with H?
 
A steamy holiday hookup six years ago gave Sully the greatest joy of her life, her son, Harley. She’s worked hard to make sure that Harley doesn’t feel the same sting of father abandonment she did. However, when she lands her dream job, her world comes crashing to a to a halt when H walks through the meeting room doors. He’s her new boss.
 
The spark is still there and H wants to start up where they left off, but can Sully let him get close again when it’s not just her heart on the line? To add more drama, his psycho ex and scheming brother arrive and both are looking to cause trouble.
 
When her secret is exposed, all hell breaks loose and the consequences of her decision threaten any chance of another sunrise with H by her side.
 
Sully is about to find out, happy endings might only happen in the dirty books she reads.
 



Other books from Destination Romance:
• Kristine Allen – Fighting Love
• Josie Naclerio – Stealing the Mounties Love
• Brooke May – German Wanderlust
• Xana Jordan – A Viking Wedding
• Tracie Douglas – Dragonfly Inn
• Jaime Russell – Finding Home
• Chelle C Craze – X Marked
• Letha Gene – Kane’s Redemption
 


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DL Gallie is from Queensland, Australia, but she’s lived in many different places all over the world. She currently resides in Gladstone with her husband and two kids. She and her husband have been together since she was sixteen, and although they drive each other crazy at times, she couldn’t imagine her life without him.
Shortly after her son was born, DL began reading again. With encouragement from her husband, she picked up the pen and started writing, and now the voices in her head won’t shut up.
DL enjoys listening to music, drinking white wine in the summer, red wine in the winter, and beer all year round. She’s also never been known to turn down a cocktail, especially a margarita.
 


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Title: Our Little Secret 

Series: The Spencer Brooks Diaries Book 1
Author: S.L. Sterling
Genre: Age Gap, Instalove
Release Date: June 20, 2022
Cover Design: Thunderstruck Cover Design
 
 
★★★★★ Review – “I wasn’t sure I would like a book about a girl and her dads best friend but WOW! I was definitely wrong! S.L. Sterling definitely changed my mind!”
 
★★★★★ Review – “This one was steamy taboo and oh so yummy I can’t wait for more of Ainsley and Spencer !
Definitely a yummy must read 📚”
 
 
Spencer Brooks was the most attractive man I’d ever laid eyes on.
 
He was not only our neighbor and the father to the little girl I babysat for, but he was also my father’s best friend.
 
All of those reasons combined should have said he was totally off-limits, but my desire for him was too strong.
 
After all, What could one night really hurt?

 
The air suddenly felt thick as Spencer’s eyes met mine. My eyes burned as the nervous flutter in my stomach began again. The longer we stared at one another, the more the heat grew within me and the more intense it became. I was glad when a loud ring finally pulled his eyes from mine and he began checking something on his cell phone that sat on the table in front of him.

While he was reading, I couldn’t help but let my eyes roam over his muscular arms and broad, strong chest and shoulders. I was completely lost in thought as to what he must feel like when he cleared his throat and my eyes flashed to his face. I had no idea how long he had been watching me watch him, but the smirk he wore told me it had been long enough. I wanted to die. How embarrassing. I could feel the heat in my cheeks as I met his eyes.

“Here it is!” Dad said, coming back into the kitchen and placing the drill on the counter. He was completely oblivious to the way Spencer looked at me.

I cleared my throat and reached for something in the cupboard so my father couldn’t see my flushed cheeks. As I let out a breath and turned back to them, my father sat back down, grabbed his beer, and took a swig, and then began talking with Spencer again as if I weren’t even in the room.

I slowly faded out of the conversation as I watched Spencer grip the neck of his beer bottle, bring it to his lips, and tip his head back, emptying the bottle’s contents. I couldn’t help but watch the taught muscles in his throat as he swallowed. Then my eyes traveled to his large, muscular hands once again. God he hand nice hands. A pulse of excitement ran through me as I wondered what it would feel like if they were on my body, touching me in places that I’d only ever imagined being touched in. Carly was right, this had to stop. There was no way I could spend my summer in this state, nor be like this while I worked under him, I mean beside him. Spencer placed the bottle on the table and his eyes wandered back over to me, and then he flashed that sexy smirk in my direction.
 
 
 

 
S.L. Sterling was born and raised in southern Ontario. She now lives in Northern Ontario Canada and is married to her best friend and soul mate and their two dogs. 
An avid reader all her life, S.L. Sterling dreamt of becoming an author. She decided to give writing a try after one of her favorite authors launched a course on how to write your novel. This course gave her the push she needed to put pen to paper and her debut novel “It Was Always You” was born. 
When S.L. Sterling isn’t writing or plotting her next novel she can be found curled up with a cup of coffee, blanket and the newest romance novel from one of her favorite authors on her e-reader. Her favorite authors include Kendall Ryan, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Lauren Blakely, Alessandra Torre and Willow Winters. 
In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, sunny destinations, spending quality time with family and friends and of course reading.
 
 
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Saving You, Saving Me

Book 3 in the Love in Seven Mile Forge

A Second Chance Romance

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By Billie Dale

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𝘼𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧 𝘽𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙚 𝘿𝙖𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙨 𝙪𝙥 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙇𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙎𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙈𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙁𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙃𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙭 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙚𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙬𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙟𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙨.

*While this is the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. *

I’ve been told I’m insufferable, hard to live with and I’m wasting my second chance.

 I survived. My sister was saved. But my colors, my lights, my soul died the day I tried to play hero.

Now, I’m stuck in a silent monochrome world.

I’m content to wallow in my darkness.

Asia DeMarco was the bane of our existence all through our teen years. She took joy in others misery and bullied everyone in her path.

We grew up. We forgave. We never considered the reasons she was worse than Regina George on a bad hair, PMS day.

 Her sins are nothing compared to her secrets.

At my rock bottom, she arrives full of determination and fire. She might be the only one to save me from burning in my own dumpster-fire life.

 When her truth comes to light, she’s in a battle with something more sinister than her younger self. Am I man enough to save her or will I fail again?

**Trigger Warning – contains acts of sexual violence and abuse**

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Title: Kisses: An ABCs of Love Novel
Author: Kristine Dugger
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Age Gap
Cover Designer: Indie Sage
Publication Date: June 16th, 2022
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Lyla

 

I never thought I would crave his kisses. I have never craved anyone’s kisses before his. Before him, I was going with the motions. Then he crashed into my life. All I know is nothing will be the same. Will we crash and burn? Or kiss our way through the obstacles?

 

Sullivan

 

She owns me in every way possible. I never thought I would feel this way about anyone ever again. She crashed through the walls I had built up. Only she is forbidden. I know we should stop but she is my kryptonite.

Kristine Dugger is an upcoming contemporary romance novelist. She resides in Papillion, NE (suburb of Omaha, NE). Damaged is her first published book. This was dream come true for Kristine. Writing has always been a passion of hers. Kristine has a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Health Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a Pediatric Clinical Dietitian by day, Writer by night, Always a Mom. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two very beautiful daughters, reading, listening to music, kickboxing and playing/watching sports.

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TILL I KISSED YOU

Book 2 in the Broken Heroes Series

By Michelle Fernandez

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Tropes: Contemporary Romance| Enemies to Lovers | Second Chance | Kidnapping

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I’ve had my eye on the Phoebe Powell for the last year. She’s sexy, confident, and all-around feisty. Her walls are high, and she has an unbreakable lock on the steel gate around her beautiful heart, making it very clear there will be nothing between us, keeping us in the friend-zone.

I admire her dedication and work ethic as one of San Francisco’s best investigative reporters. Phoebe goes missing when she discovers deep dark secrets on her current assignment, putting her in the danger-zone. As a former Navy SEAL my instincts kick in and I will do everything I can to find Phoebe.

When Phoebe finally reappears out of nowhere, I take her to the safest place to hide from the imminent danger closing in on her. But this man is powerful, and it may not be enough to keep her safe. While off the grid, our connection draws us closer. I must keep Phoebe at arm’s length, it’s non-negotiable. I can’t lose focus of what’s at stake. Her life.

About the Author:

Michelle Fernandez lives in Southern California with her husband, children, and two pups. When she’s not writing, she’s laughing it up with friends and family or simply relaxing!

Contemporary Romance, Romance Suspense and Military Romance are her most favorite genres, and loves happily ever afters… who doesn’t? Which is why she started writing in the first place. It started as a hobby. One chapter turned into ten, then a novel was born.

Till I Found You is her first novel. The damsel heroine and the alpha gentleman hero are whom she loves to write about. Making up worlds and characters for readers to fall in love with, is the most rewarding for her.

She hopes that her words give the reader all the ‘feels’ as it does for her when she writes about them and makes them as authentic as she possibly can.

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