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Title: Soup Sandwich
Series: an OPS Protector Romance Book 10
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Protector Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2023
Cover Design: T.E. Black Designs
Photographer: Reggie Deanching RplusM Photography
Cover Model: Chloe Glynn

He’s a mechanic.

That should be enough to warn any woman away from the dangers of becoming involved like a man like him.

All women know the dangers he poses.

It’s shoved in my face every time that blonde barbie shows up and throws herself at him.

Yet, I find it harder and harder to stay away.

He keeps wearing me down, showing up and finding ways to challenge me.

It’s that sexy smile and those deep blue eyes. I could get lost in them.

And let’s not even talk about those sexy, muscular hands.

Even the guys I work with know they can’t compete with him.

But as I said…

He’s a mechanic, and I was bound to fall for him.
I’m a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, “No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book.” I didn’t think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn’t already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven’t been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.


Title: Assume the Position
Series: OPS Protector Romance Series Book 9
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Protector Romance
Release Date: May 22, 2023
Cover Design: T.E. Black Designs
Photographer: Wander Aguiar 
Cover Model: Jonny James

“Ummm wow! Just wow!! Another 10 star book!! Johnny is just wow with Tahlia!” ★★★★★ Escape Reality Book Blog
There’s only one way this ends, and that’s with her by my side.
It started out as a search for a missing teammate, but quickly morphed into an intense attraction for the beautiful medical examiner.
Lust fueled me to follow her.
To find out everything I could about her.
To save her.
And when it came time to run, she chose me.
Caught up in a deadly game by my boss, Tahlia was the unexpected twist I didn’t see coming.
And the moment she put her hand in mine, I knew I was a goner.
There’s no one that can protect her like I can.
There’s no one that will make her scream like me.
Lust may have started this deadly game, but love will see it through to the end.
She doesn’t know it, but she’s already mine.
“Johnny!” she screamed. “What are you doing?”
“Tahlia, you know this guy?” the chief snapped, his gun aimed at me.
“Tahlia, we’re getting out of here. Come with me,” I ordered.
“Don’t move,” he snapped at her.
“I…what’s going on here?” she asked me.
I could see the panic rising in her eyes. I had to get her out now, or it would be too late.
“They’re accusing you of stealing the body, but you and I both know you didn’t do it.”
“Who are you?” the chief shouted. Thank God his finger wasn’t on the trigger, but that didn’t mean he wouldn’t shoot me.
“Tahlia, I know you’re innocent, and you’re going to have a hell of a time proving it behind bars.”
“How did you—” She shook her head in confusion.
“I bugged your apartment,” I said, being as honest as possible with her. “I know something’s going on with the body, but you’re not going to prove it behind bars.”
“You can’t prove it on the run, Tahlia,” the chief shouted.
“And who’s going to help you?” I snapped. “Him? He’s ready to take you in. He doesn’t even believe you.”
She looked between the two of us, clearly unsure of who to trust.
“If you run now, you’ll be hunted down, Tahlia. Don’t listen to him.”
“I would never let you get hurt,” I said calmly. “I know it’s a lot to ask, but I need you to trust me. There’s more going on than a body being snatched. If you stay, you’ll be convicted because of an altered video. If you want answers, you only have one option, and that’s to come with me.”
“Don’t do it, Tahlia!”
She looked at the chief, but I could feel her shifting to my side. As much as she was scared, she needed answers, and the chief wasn’t about to provide them.
“It’s now or never, Tahlia. The police are on their way,” I snapped.

I’m a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, “No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book.” I didn’t think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn’t already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven’t been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.

Title: The Price of Infamy
Series: The Bad Boys of Wall Street
Author: Ember Leigh
Genre & Tropes: Billionaire Romance/Nanny Romance/Second Chance Romance
Release: May 23, 2023

Surprise niece. Estranged brothers. And now? The one who got away.
Between dodging the avalanche of my crumbling business and learning how to change a two-year-old’s diaper, my life has taken unexpected turns. But I’m nothing if not a resourceful billionaire. Of course I hire a nanny—and only the best. But there’s one small problem.
The best nanny tasked with helping my non-verbal niece come out of her shell is none other than Mercedes Hendricks. My ex. My first great love. The woman who told me to never contact her again six years ago.
I’d send her away if she wasn’t so damn good at what she does. But as she wins over Willow’s heart, it has the unfortunate side effect of winning over me.
I thought I was strong. I thought I was done with her. I thought I could ignore our steamy memories and her sweet smiles and all the little things that tell me our ending six years ago might have been a mistake…
Wrong. I’m a pushover when it comes to this woman, and it doesn’t even matter that she’s engaged to somebody else.
I plan to make her mine – the way she should have been six years ago. But as I work on setting up the next chapter of my life in Louisville, my infamy gets the best of me. There are dangerous people in Louisville who want me gone, which forces me to choose between the happiness I thought could be mine, and the safety my niece so desperately needs.
Billionaires. Bad boys. Bleeding hearts. These outsiders are known as the Bad Boys of Wall Street and every book in the series features glittering Manhattan skyscrapers, swoon-worthy heroes, and a guaranteed HEA.
The Price of Infamy is a second-chance, nanny, billionaire romance, book #4 in the Bad Boys of Wall Street series. This can be read as a stand-alone, but the series is best read in order, since the drama is chronological and cumulative throughout the books.

“Mercedes, where are you? Food’s here.” I headed for the hallway that led to the guest rooms, but both her bedroom and Willow’s was dark. I crossed the penthouse, heading to the other side past the great room, just in case she was in my bedroom for some reason. I poked my head into my room. Nobody. 

But I heard the rushing sound of water.

Curiosity consumed me. Clearly Mercedes had darted off to take a shower—but why? And why in my shower? 

The temptation of finding out was too great to ignore.

“Mercedes?” I approached the bathroom door, which was ajar. It opened far enough that I could see the huge walk-in shower at the other end of the bathroom. 

And there she was. On display. Glass doors revealing every last curve that Mercedes had, her creamy skin and soaked blonde hair beckoning to me, framed like a statue I could look at but not touch. 

I gritted my teeth. The reset hadn’t worked. I needed a reset for my reset. 

Mercedes rinsed shampoo out of her hair, and once her eyes opened, she jumped. “Trace, my God!” She tried to cover herself with her hands, but there was too much body and not enough hands. 

“I came back with the food and couldn’t find you.” I lingered in the doorway, unable to stop myself from drinking in the view. My fingers curled and I swallowed hard. “Why are you in here?”

“Do you have to watch?”

“You’re in my bathroom.”

She huffed and dipped her head underneath the water again. My eyes migrated to the soft swell of her belly, the tightly trimmed patch of hair between her legs. My appetite for Thai had been replaced with a different appetite altogether.

“Willow jammed a spoon down her throat while you were meeting the driver. She puked everywhere, but most of it got on me.” She ran her hands over the top of her head, squeezing out the last of the shampoo suds. “I knew she’d be safe in the playpen while I hopped in the shower. My clothes are gross—don’t even touch them.”

I couldn’t rip my eyes off her long enough to even see where her clothes were. As far as I was concerned, there was nothing else in this bathroom except her inside the shower.

“So why my bathroom? You just wanted another opportunity to remind me that you’re engaged?”

Her shoulders slumped as she turned the water off. “This bathroom was closer. I was panicking.” 

I grabbed a new towel from the cupboard and walked toward the shower stall. She looked so wet and downtrodden, it was hard not to melt to butter in front of her. But I was nothing if not practiced at staying firm at all costs.

“I already brought a towel,” she said, the door still closed. She pressed her forehead against the glass. 

“Just trying to help.” I moved the door slightly. When she stepped back, I slid it open all the way and held the towel open. I made no effort to hide the fact that I was gobbling up every square inch of her body. I was hard as fuck just from looking at her. I could already imagine what that damp skin would taste like against my tongue. The humid heat I’d find in the hollow of her neck. The dampness between her legs that had nothing to do with the shower she’d taken.

“Trace,” she whispered, holding my gaze like a warning. 

“You’re engaged. I fucking know. Have you noticed yet that I don’t care?”

Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides near Lake Erie with her Argentinean husband, where they run an Argentinian-American food truck and wrangle two wild boys.

Title: Opal
Series: GEM Series, Book 1
Author: Freya Barker
Release: May 22, 2023
Genre: Romantic Suspense
GEM Operator Opal; multifaceted, versatile, a chameleon.
She hides in plain sight, adapts, and infiltrates.
When Opal goes undercover in a youth center several teenagers have disappeared from, she’s shocked to find a ghost of her own traumatic past at the helm. However, her worry for the missing kids is greater than her concern being recognized and she risks her own safety to discover the truth.
To complicate matters, a familiar FBI agent shows up conducting his own investigation and almost blows the whistle on her. It takes some doing to convince him to join forces with her but as it turns out, they work well together.
In the course of uncovering an organized group of child molesters, they find themselves falling—for each other.

★★★★★ Goodreads Review – “This book was beyond my expectations…….A book filled with heart pounding action, intense suspense and mysterious secrets, all while weaved into a charming love story.”

★★★★★ Mindy Lou’s Book Review – “This series starter was so good!!”

★★★★★ Goodreads Review – “What a great way to kick off a new series. I absolutely loved this book.”

Pearl – releasing August 25, 2023
Onyx – releasing November 6, 2023
USA Today bestselling author Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories.
With forty-plus books already published, she continues to create characters who are perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy.
Recipient of the 2019 Best Book We’ve Read All Year Award for “Covering Ollie, the 2015 RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for Best First Book, “Slim To None”, Finalist for the 2017 Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, and Finalist for the 2020 Kindle Book Award with “When Hope Ends”, Freya spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!

Title: Cuffed
Series: Boys of Bishop Mountain Book 2
Author: Lexxi James
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Release Date: May 19, 2023
The second I saw him walk through that door, I knew he was trouble.
Men like him always are.
The dark hair.
The smoldering stubble.
Those piercing gray eyes that might as well be a flame thrower between women’s legs.
Oh, and the fact that he’s in a gentlemen’s club.
What am I doing here, you ask?
It’s my job to be here.
No, not that job.
My job is to put away bad guys, like the elusive mob hitman I’ve been tracking for months who’s now somewhere in this very club.
You see, I’m a woman on a mission,
And this is a raid.
For heaven’s sake, I was hosting my brother’s bachelor party,
Is that a crime?
(Seriously, asking for a friend.)
I mean, considering my brother is about to walk down the aisle,
I’m just doing my best man duties.
And sure, technically, it’s a gentlemen’s club…
A private, exclusive, highly coveted one where everyone is supposed to be protected and completely anonymous.
Oh, and did I mention that it’s six-figure stupid expensive?
At least there’s one silver lining to this cluster of a night…
Agent Hannah Evans.
Even as she slides the cuffs around my wrists,
And her fiery eyes meet mine,
It’s clear we both know the truth:
My name isn’t James Smith.
My attorney will have me free in under an hour.
And that kiss…
The one I couldn’t help stealing…
Won’t be our last.
Cuffed is a steamy contemporary romance and can be read as a stand-alone in the Boys of Bishop Mountain series.
As a USA Today Bestselling author, Lexxi James has hit the top 50 bestseller lists on Amazon, Apple Books, and Barnes & Noble, with books sold in over 26 countries. Best known for seductive romantic suspense, she loves matching smoking hot heroes with their soul mates. Her signature style is witty banter, high heat, and a whole lot of heart.
She proudly calls the Midwest home where she lives with the man of her dreams and the sweetest daughter in the universe. Her pastimes include reading, loading up on unhealthy quantities of caffeine, and binging Netflix and reality TV. She’s a sucker for kids selling cookies and pretty much anything on Etsy.

Title: Marrying the Muse
Author: Kari Castaño
Genre: RomCom
Cover Designer: Laura with Spellbinding Designs
Publication Date: July 27th, 2023
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

How far will a romance-wary thriller writer go in order to save her career? Simple: she finds herself in a fake marriage with a playboy billionaire.


Olivia Harris, master of penning thrillers that could scare the socks off a hardened criminal, is facing the literary equivalent of a horror show. Her agent drops the bomb: publishers want romance, not thrillers. So, she’s expected to switch from writing about cold-blooded killers to hot-blooded lovers. Just one tiny problem – Olivia wouldn’t know romance if it hit her with a dozen roses.


Meanwhile, billionaire tycoon and renowned playboy, Alexander Kingston, is facing his own crisis. His playboy antics have finally caught up to him, and his grandfather is done turning a blind eye, threatening to snatch away Kingston Enterprises and his inheritance unless he ties the knot. But where on earth would he find a bride in this eleventh-hour scramble?


Enter Fate, who apparently thinks it’s a stand-up comedian, flinging Olivia and Alexander together again after a previous one-night-stand. Seeing an unexpected solution to his problem, Alexander takes a wild shot and pitches Olivia a proposal that is more business than bended knee.


Will they dare to venture into the unknown or is the absurdity of their agreement doomed to upend their own rebelliously romantic hearts?

Kari Castaño is a vibrant new voice in the genre of romantic comedy. She is slated to release her debut novel, “Marrying the Muse,” in the summer of 2023.


Residing in the sun-kissed landscapes of South Florida, Kari finds inspiration in her lush surroundings, the adventures that come with traveling, and the diverse stories she encounters in her favorite Korean dramas. She has a knack for infusing her narratives with a unique blend of wit, charm, and relatable characters that resonate with readers.


Kari Castaño is a passionate writer, a global traveler, and an avid K-drama enthusiast. She spends her days crafting stories that bring joy and laughter, echoing her own zest for life, as she prepares to launch “Marrying the Muse.”


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Title: Hide Away by the Sea
Series: Oak Island Novel Book 1
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: First Love, Small Town, Second Chance
Release Date: June 27, 2023
Cover Design: RBA Designs
From New York Times bestselling author L.P. Dover comes a compelling tale of intrigue, hidden family secrets, and long overdue second chances.
Everleigh Abbott – born and bred in Oak Island, N.C. – always had a dream of going off to college and making a difference in the world.
Presented with the opportunity to attend the university with the top surgical program in the country, she couldn’t pass it up. Even though it meant leaving her family and Jensen McLean – the man she loved – behind. The couple knew the distance would come between them, yet Jensen had no choice but to stay in Oak Island and take over his family’s business.
Twelve years later, Everleigh’s a well-respected neurosurgeon in Boston and living the life she’s always wanted. However, when her grandmother passes, Everleigh learns she’s been left everything, including the beach house. What she soon realizes is that there are secrets hidden within the house, secrets that could change everything. It all leads to a tragic past that brings Everleigh face to face with her only regret.
Jensen McLean has devoted his life to making his family business the best on the North Carolina coast. When he finds out Everleigh is back in town, he refuses to waste the chance to see her again. More than anything he longs to show her what she’s missed and help her realize Oak Island is her true home. Little do either of them know, the mysteries hidden at the beach house will reveal truths that connect them in ways they never thought possible.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate.

Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.



Sinner’s Perdition

An Enemies to Lovers Billionaire Romance 

Syndicate of Sinners Book 2

By Bianca Borell

Genre: Dark Romance


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What to expect:

Enemies to lovers 

Arranged marriage.

Secret pining


Alpha hero

Untouched heroine

Jealous/possessive hero

He falls first.



When desire and temptation collide, passion consumes. 


Forced into an arranged marriage with a man even more dangerous than her father, Chiara Bertinelli is not having it. Nothing will keep her from freeing herself of the shackles of the mafia world. Not even the ruthless man who tries to sneak in her heart. And her bed. 


Cato Moretti is the head of the Famiglia and a part of the trio ruling their dark and deadly syndicate. He’s ruthless, vicious, and he always gets what he wants. And he wants Chiara. But winning his wife over is harder than he expected. He’s patient and follows a strategy: make her see a life with him is better than the elusive chase of freedom. Yet, she’s reluctant to give in. 


She’s everything he’s wanted in a woman. 

He’s everything she has been trying to escape. 

Their nights are filled with passion, their days are filled with plotting. 

All is fair in love and war. 


Except betrayal.


About Bianca Borell

Bianca Borell is a contemporary romance author, voracious reader, nature lover, and unapologetic daydreamer. She spends her nights deciding between getting up to write or trying to silence the voices of her characters. The battle is never-ending.

She has a weakness for tormented characters, second chances, and happy endings.

She currently lives in Germany with her amazing husband and indulges in way too many pastries than she should.


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A 4 Book Series

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Coming this May from Tara Lee and DL Gallie is the 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘱. Thatcher, Reign, Saint, Hendrix and the ladies who bring them to their knees are about to shake things up.

Pre-order today for $2.99, price will increase on release day. 


𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘳𝘶𝘯 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺’𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘦𝘭, 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘬𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘴 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴. 

𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘶𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘴. 

𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘦 𝘊𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘱 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳. 

𝘚𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦, 𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯’𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵. 




🖤Hate/enemies to lovers / bully 

💀Secrets and lies 


💀Twisted games 

🖤Elite Prep School 

💀Havoc and Danger 

🖤Four powerful sexy AF brothers with hot bodies, tattoos, dirty mouths and fast cars

💀Kicka$$ heroine who may seem timid but underneath, you don’t want to mess with her 

🖤MF and MMF


𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧 – coming 31 May.

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𝙍𝙚𝙞𝙜𝙣 – coming 30 July.

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𝙃𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙭 – coming 30 August.

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Title: Secret Obsession
Series: Men in Charge Series Book 3
Author: Tory Baker
Genre: Small Town Romance, Age Gap Romance
Release Date: June 11, 2023
Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations
Josie has always been the ultimate forbidden fruit.
When I first laid eyes on her, she was a tempting, wet dream that just appeared in my home.
That sounds perfect, but she was there as my son’s girlfriend. It also made her completely off limits.
It still didn’t stop me from tasting her.
One touch, one taste wrapped up in a stolen moment that never should have happened marked me for life.
She’s my guilty secret that I’ve privately been obsessed with. I mean hell, it’s been years and I still think about her.
Now, she’s back.
She’s single, but not for long.
This time there’s nothing to keep me from claiming her, forever.
This is the third book in the Men in Charge series, each book is a complete stand alone, the one common denominator? An alpha Hero, a man that goes after what he wants, a guaranteed happily ever after, and of course steamy romance!


Tory Baker is a mom of two teenagers and a dog mom to one wild and active Weimaraner, Remi. She lives in a small coastal town on the east coast of sunny Florida. Oftentimes you’ll find her outside soaking up the rays with at least three drinks surrounding her, a wandering imagination, and a notebook in hand where she’s jotting down a plot for her next story. She’s a lover of writing happily ever afters with Alpha heroes and sassy heroines.