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— Everett —

I loved her when she was just a splattering of freckles and big brown eyes.

When she brought an extra sugar cookie just for me in the first grade.

When our class goldfish died and she held me in front of everyone until I stopped crying.

I loved her even more when she had another man’s baby.

But I hate her for what she did, a chess move in a game of unforgivable sin. I hate myself even more for what I’m going to do to her. I wanted her gone, but I was the one who left. Now, I’ve returned, and I have no intention of leaving again.

This is my campus, and it’s time to pay for your sins, little mouse, because I am a vicious king.

 

— Molly —

I loved him the first day I met him on the playground, when he was all gangly elbows and knees.

When we buried our toes in the sandbox and pretended we didn’t have legs.

On our first day of middle school when he smiled at me across the quad.

He was my white knight, my protector, the one who always made sure I was okay.

But that boy’s dead and gone, and I killed him.

I can’t undo what happened.

I never meant to hurt him. I never meant to hurt anyone.

I was the nudge that toppled the dominos.


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Title: Defiant Little Love
Series: Lake State University #9
Author: Rachael Brownell
Genre: Fake Enemies to Lovers Romance/College Romance
Release Date: January 12, 2023
 
There really is a fine line between love and hate. Friends and enemies.

Max Palmer is an a-hole.
And I’m in love with him. I’m pretty sure I have been since the day we met.
I’ve tried to quit him. Multiple times. But he’s an addiction that refuses to be ignored. Which is why one minute we’re together, colliding with hurricane force, and the next we’re pushing each other away, pretending not to like each other. Fighting the feelings that are bubbling just beneath the surface.
For years we’ve been able to hide our secret love affair from everyone.
I’m tired of lying to myself about the way I feel.
Of hiding the truth from the people that matter most to me. Even if I know they won’t approve. Even if my confession may destroy friendships in the process.
I’m also pissed off because he started dating one of my sisters. The same night I was ready to confess my feelings for him.
If he was looking to get a rise out of me, it worked.
I’ve wasted years with him. Lying and pretending I was happily single, focused on school so no one would suspect otherwise.
And how does he repay me?
By shoving his new relationship in my face.
Well, screw him. I’m not wasting another minute of my time crying over a man who was never really mine to begin with.
If he wants to play games, it’s on.
Because I don’t plan to lose my heart to Max Palmer.

 

 
 
 
Rachael Brownell is an International Bestselling author of new adult romance.
 
She lives in Michigan with her husband, son, snuggly dog, and hateful cat. She moonlights a few days a week (her excuse to get out of the house and socialize) and writes almost full time. Her first book was published way back in 2013 and since she’s released more than 30 additional titles.
 
When she’s not writing her next novel, you can find her hanging out with her family, watching her son play baseball, or running on the treadmill at the gym (though she skips more days than she goes). She also enjoys golfing but is still learning, so if you see her on the course… stand back.
 
 
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Title: Perfectly Wild
Series: Beautifully Wild #3
Author: Leesa Bow
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adventure romance, Romantic suspense, New adult romance, Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Release Date: December 12, 2022
Cover Design: RBA Designs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My experience in the jungle taught me how fate tested the balance of life and to never become complacent.
 
I thought returning to modern civilization would be okay because we have each other.
That our love would be enough.
That our family would be enough.
A perfect love.
Only Samuel is no ordinary man.
And the jungle calls to him.
 
In my heart, I sense I’m losing the battle.
I have to find another place for us to belong that doesn’t threaten our lives.
Because a love like ours is worth fighting for.
 
Fate has no idea what I will do or how far I’ll go for love.
 
Perfectly Wild is a contemporary romance/medical romance with a twist; a wounded hero; a feisty heroine who fights for their love. Running out of time love, with steamy moments, secrets, lies, and heartache that will hit you straight in the feels. Opposites attract, and the grumpy/sunshine banter you’ll love.
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best selling Australian author, Leesa Bow writes alphas with a fierce determination to win, and the women who will push for them to fight harder. She is known for her steamy sports romance and her latest adventure romance.
 
Leesa lives in sunny Queensland, Australia. She spends her spare time with her family, and catching up with girlfriends for coffee or a wine.
 
Leesa loves to keep fit with pilates, and yoga, and keeping the fun with laughter in her life.
 
She loves nothing more than to curl up with a good book, and a glass of South Australian wine.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Title: The Crane Diaries: Homecoming
Author: Apryl Baker
Genre: NA Horror/Paranormal
Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Design
Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: September 11th, 2018
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Blurb:

New Orleans is a city known for its paranormal history—and it’s the place Emma Rose Crane, AKA Mattie Hathaway, has come home to.

 
This is a chance for her to start over. In New Orleans, she’s welcome, and her abilities to see ghosts isn’t so freaky.
 
But the whole thing would be a lot easier if she weren’t faced with a family she barely knows and starting college, all while dealing with the loss of someone she loved.
 
Can she really escape her past and be semi-normal? Even with her sister Mary and best friend Eric by her side, it’s going to be a wild ride once she agrees to help Mary’s new friends investigate a “haunted” house.
 
The house’s new occupants are terrified, and the ghost seems to be attacking their little girl, leaving everyone desperate for answers. Emma isn’t sure what to think when she discovers Dr. Lawrence Olivet was also invited to investigate.
 
Will her gifts be enough to save the family that is currently being stalked in their own home?  And when some of her own family’s long-kept secrets come to light, will her fresh start be over before it even begins?
 
 
 

 

 

 
So who am I?



 
Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.
 
Now, I live in a small town in West Virginia where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.
 
I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.
 

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Title: ENCHANTED HEIR

Author: Tricia Wentworth 

Series: The Enchanted Kingdom Book Two

 

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A crooked crown which belonged to a prince. A prince who very well might become king someday. But he wasn’t my prince. Or wasn’t supposed to be. Yet now he was.

Jorah Demir has done the unthinkable, she has switched Assemblages. During an attempt to flee, Prince Krewan saved her from being apprehended by the king’s guards. But there is a catch. The king believes her relationship with Prince Krewan to be real. Now they must sell their ruse like Jorah’s life depends upon it. Because it does—she is surrounded by Enchanted at every turn.

With the king’s guards appearing at all hours of the day, Jorah and Krew are forced to uphold the ruse even behind closed doors. And when Jorah’s blood causes a bloom in the dead forest, it sends them chasing down answers together.

As the Assemblages continue and the lines between their budding friendship and their ruse blur, Jorah will have to make a tough decision. Can she leave the castle knowing the danger the princes must face? And with her newfound ability to heal the forest, will she ever be safe from the king again?
 

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Some women in Wylan had dreamt of this day. Some pined and planned for it their entire lives.

Chosen for the Assemblages of Consorts, Jorah Demir will have the opportunity to vie for the twin crown princes’ affections. Though no one knows which prince will eventually rule, they are two of the most powerful Enchanted in all the kingdom.

Not only is a chance for a crown at stake, but also a small drop of the royal bloodline’s magic. Jorah isn’t interested in either. Both princes are Enchanted, the very type of people responsible for her father’s murder.

From the lowest level of the kingdom and without magic, she is forced to go above the walls of Wylan and into the castle itself. She only has one goal: to avoid the crown princes and not, under any circumstances, form an attachment with either one of them.

Surrounded by Enchanted at every turn, she soon learns not all are as evil as she assumed. And when the king’s magic doesn’t affect her, everything Jorah thought she knew is called into question.

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Tricia Wentworth is the award-winning author of The Culling series.

Though she began writing at a young age, she didn’t realize her love of writing would take over until after she graduated college with her teaching degree.

She currently resides in Nebraska with her husband, three sons, and English bulldog.

She hoards notebooks, pretty pens, books, and tea.

When not reading, writing, or momming, she can be found squeezing in a run or feeding her sugar addiction by baking something ridiculously delicious.

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Title: Those Savage Stars (Star Kissed: Book One)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: NA Dark Fantasy Romance
Cover Designer: Covers by Christian
Blurb: The Blurb Doctor
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2023
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Elara:

As an infant, I was abandoned on the steps of a church.

My childhood was spent in an abusive foster home.

At nineteen, I killed someone.

 

Not long after, three men in black cloaks kidnap me and whisk me through a magical portal to a world I never knew existed. A world they say is my home. But the enchanting realm of Celestria is in turmoil. A dark enemy has infiltrated the land and is attempting to seize control. The last hope of the people of Celestria is locating Changelings in the mortal world… like me.

 

Yet an assessment of my magic leads to a shocking revelation. Someone used a powerful spell to suppress my powers. But who? And why?

 

Prince Kage Dargan:

The moment I see her, my world pauses.

Though we’ve never met, the girl is familiar to me.

Since I was a boy… she has visited me in my dreams.

 

Even so, I can’t let my guard down around her. The last Changeling I trusted tried to kill me. Besides, my attraction to her is a temptation I can’t risk. My parents arranged my upcoming marriage years ago and breaking that pact could have steep consequences.

 

Still, I have to wonder why the girl from my dreams has finally appeared. Is it fate? Or something far more sinister?

Cameo was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now resides with her husband in Las Vegas. She is a dreamer and caffeine addict who loves to laugh and loves to read to escape reality.

 

One of her greatest satisfactions is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance. It is the love and incredible support of her family and fans that keeps her going. One day she hopes to uncover a magic wardrobe and ride away on a unicorn. Until then . . . she’ll keep writing!

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Title: Perfectly Wild
Series: Beautifully Wild #3
Author: Leesa Bow
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adventure romance, Romantic suspense, New adult romance, Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Release Date: December 12, 2022
Cover Design: RBA Designs
My experience in the jungle taught me how fate tested the balance of life and to never become complacent.
I thought returning to modern civilization would be okay because we have each other.
That our love would be enough.
That our family would be enough.
A perfect love.
Only Samuel is no ordinary man.
And the jungle calls to him.
In my heart, I sense I’m losing the battle.
I have to find another place for us to belong that doesn’t threaten our lives.
Because a love like ours is worth fighting for.
Fate has no idea what I will do or how far I’ll go for love.
Perfectly Wild is a contemporary romance/medical romance with a twist; a wounded hero; a feisty heroine who fights for their love. Running out of time love, with steamy moments, secrets, lies, and heartache that will hit you straight in the feels. Opposites attract, and the grumpy/sunshine banter you’ll love.

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Best selling Australian author, Leesa Bow writes alphas with a fierce determination to win, and the women who will push for them to fight harder. She is known for her steamy sports romance and her latest adventure romance.
Leesa lives in sunny Queensland, Australia. She spends her spare time with her family, and catching up with girlfriends for coffee or a wine.
Leesa loves to keep fit with pilates, and yoga, and keeping the fun with laughter in her life.
She loves nothing more than to curl up with a good book, and a glass of South Australian wine.
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Title: Twisted Little Lies
Series: Lake State University #8
Author: Rachael Brownell
Genre: New Adult College Romance, Second Chance Romance
Release Date: November 10, 2022
 
 
 

 
She owns my heart. My goal is to one day own hers again.
I want her.
What she doesn’t want is me. She made that perfectly clear the summer after high school when she broke up with me. That hasn’t stopped her from crawling in my bed on more than one occasion though.
Not that anyone knows about us, or our past.
We’ve kept that secret under lock and key for years. But I’m getting sick and tired of lying to my friends. I’m not ashamed of my love for her.
Yes, I love her.
I always have. And I know she loves me too. She’s just afraid to admit it.
When we get caught in a compromising position though, all the lies she’s been telling start to crumble around her. And if there’s one thing she hates more than me at the moment, it’s being vulnerable.
That doesn’t stop me from taking advantage of her weakened state. Of trying to work my way back into her heart. Of reminding her why we should be together. But the more she lets me in, the more her lies are starting to get twisted.
The ones she’s telling others but mostly the ones she’s been telling herself.
If I want my second chance, I’m going to have to find a way to break through the fortress she’s erected around her heart.
I know she’s the one for me. She has been since we were teenagers.
My first love. My last. My only.
 
 

Kane was my everything.

He still is.

My heart belongs to him. He’s embedded in my soul.

And my body… It’s only ever been his.

Which is how we ended up in the back of the limo tonight, tearing at each other’s clothes. Him throwing his sunglasses off so I could look into his eyes as I lowered myself onto him. His hands gripping my hips so tight I know there will be bruises tomorrow.

It took about half a second to remember how great we were together. How great we could still be, if only I’d tell him the truth.

We do this dance every few months.

Collide with hurricane force. Fuck each other’s brains out. Get our fix and then go back to pretending we don’t have a past together. That we’re nothing more than acquaintances passing in the night.

We’ve always been careful to not get caught.

But tonight, I couldn’t resist.

I knew he was staring at me on the ride to the gala. I could feel his eyes on me from across the room as I spoke to my new boss, Emerson Dixon, and her husband, Ryder. And then he made it a point to move closer. To slowly encroach on my position.

My heart was pounding in my chest. My skin tingled from his close proximity. My breathing shallow and labored as I tried to ignore the effect he had on me.

But Kane knows me too well. All it took was one text, and I was his.

ME: Limo. Ten minutes.

It wasn’t a question. It was a proposal. He walked away, and I followed a few minutes later at a safe distance.

What I never expected was for Scarlet to show up seconds after I orgasmed. Or for Kane to act as if it wasn’t a big deal.

 
 
 
 
 
Rachael Brownell is an International Bestselling author of new adult romance.
 
She lives in Michigan with her husband, son, snuggly dog, and hateful cat. She moonlights a few days a week (her excuse to get out of the house and socialize) and writes almost full time. Her first book was published way back in 2013 and since she’s released more than 30 additional titles.
 
When she’s not writing her next novel, you can find her hanging out with her family, watching her son play baseball, or running on the treadmill at the gym (though she skips more days than she goes). She also enjoys golfing but is still learning, so if you see her on the course… stand back.
 
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I Gave You My Heart

A YA/NA Sweet Romance Christmas Collection

A Multi Author Anthology

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 This Christmas join the authors of I Gave You My Heart for young and new adult short stories in a limited-edition anthology. Small towns, big cities, competitions, vacations, and so much more. Let the magic of the season warm your heart with these reunions, second chances, and sweet and clean romances.


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Red Beret by USA Today Bestselling Author Katherine Moore

Merry Band of Freeloaders by USA Today Bestselling Author Lorah Jaiyn

Scouting Our Love by Audrey Rich

Serenading Santa by C. Wallace

Giving Class by Diana Dawn

Sweet Candy Kisses by Cedar Rose

Emma’s Three Christmas Wishes by Elena Shelest

Back to December by Megan Grooms

Small Town Problems by Pamela Gail

Hometown Christmas by RK Phillips

The Promise of Snow by Sarina Langer

Kissing Rudolph by September North

Christmas in Winslow by Sofia Ann Hoffman

Someone Special by Susanne Ash

A Game of Chess by Vic Quest

Friends Ignited by Whitney Gayle

A Whiskey Run Christmas by Zoey Drake

 

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Title: Heart of Glass
Series: Legends and Lovers
Author: Brittany Holland
Genre: Magical Realism, Contemporary Fantasy Romance, Steamy, New Adult, Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: October 25, 2022
Cover Design: Steamy Designs

Hated for her beauty… hunted for her heart.
 
Adelaide Snow has lived her whole life thinking she’s ordinary… but the startling truth has been locked away in her mind. Buried beneath an avalanche of lies.
 
The week before her twenty-first birthday, she wakes up in a mysterious castle that only exists in her dreams… or so she thought.
 
It’s nothing like the fairytales she read as a child. No charming prince, coming to save the day.
 
Only a brooding huntsman with a shattered moral compass.
 
A stranger to the kingdom, and an enemy to the crown, Adelaide has two choices— wake herself from this illusion or disappear into the dark winter woods alone.
 
The Black Forest can’t compare to the darkness lurking inside the palace walls.
 
Because the Queen has demanded her fragile heart… But the huntsman wants it for himself.
 
Heart of Glass is a New Adult contemporary fantasy retelling of Snow White. Legends and Lovers is a collection of dark legends, and star-crossed love stories, from 20 best-selling authors. Woven with mystery and magic, love and lore, romance and suspense, this multi-author collaboration promises to make your heart pound and keep you reading late into the night.
Once upon a time, Author Brittany Holland’s passion for reading and an active imagination inspired her to pursue her dream of writing. A lover of fairytales, folklore and mythology, the hopeless romantic pens a modern twist on happily ever after. Her books range from Contemporary Retellings to New Adult Romantic Fantasy. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and two children, perfecting her latte making skills at home and binge-reading her never ending TBR. For more information visit www.authorbrittanyholland.com
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