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Series Title: Doctors of Eastport General Season 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance (multi)
Release Date: March 2023
Cover Design: Thunderstruck Cover Design
 
 
 
Syd Ryan – Doctor Irresistible – March 6th
Amy Stephens – Doctor Mistake – March 7th
Tracy Broemmer – Doctor Divine – March 8th
Celeste Granger – Doctor, Please – March 9th
CA King –Doctor Frank Enstein – March 13th
Amber Ghe – Doctor Change of Heart – March 14th
Mel Walker – Doctor Know – March 16th
TL Mayhew – Doctor Delectable – March 17th
Adryan Hart – Doctor Love – March 20th
Pandora Snow – Doctor Danger – March 21st
A.N. Waugh – Doctor Stuck-Up – March 22nd
E.M. Shue – Doctor Sinful – March 23rd
S.L. Sterling – Doctor Right – March 24th
 
 
Are you ready to return to the halls of Eastport General?
The second season of Doctors of Eastport General Series will give you a taste of 13 new books in a shared world experience. All books are standalone but may include cross-over in characters or scenes.
About the Series:
Come on in and meet the new ER Physicians, Surgeons, Specialists, Residents, and patients that occupy the rooms and halls of the largest hospital on the coast of Rhode Island. You may even run into some of your favorite doctors from Season 1. We hope you are ready to fall in love with all the new sexy stories that take place inside the walls of Eastport General Hospital.
 
 
 
 
 

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Title: HATE/LOVE

Author: Quinn Riley

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Blurb

Our story is a lie, a relationship built on fake promises and hopeful dreams.

He’s my bully.

I crave revenge.

At least that’s what I keep telling myself for my plan to succeed.

I need Korbin freaking Rose to be consumed by me.

So I can crush his black heart, leave him broken and bleeding.

Except now, with each kiss and touch, my plan shifts.

There really is a thin line between love and hate.

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Title: Payoff Pitch
Series: Venom Baseball Series Book 1
Author: Kaylee Rose
Release: March 25, 2023
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance/Second Chance Romance
Publisher: Red’s Bookshelf Publishing
Photographer: RPLUSM PHOTOGRAPHY
Cover Model: Marcel Pospiech
 
Whoever said out of sight, out of mind must be crazy.
There wasn’t a day since I left that I didn’t think about her.
As much as I wanted to stay with her in Boulder City, it was never an option.
Caroline had big dreams of becoming a chef, and I’d just signed my rookie contract.
It was the chance of a lifetime for both of us.
After years of no contact, I’d assumed I’d lost her for good, but when I injured my pitching arm, I was given a second chance to right the wrongs from the past.
This is my last chance and the biggest payoff pitch of my life.

Kaylee Rose is a mother, sports fan, and contemporary romance author looking to stretch her creative muscles and explore other genres.
Inspired by her husband’s law enforcement career and her passion for the written word, Kaylee began to pen her novels as an escape from the rigors of everyday life. She admits that teaching herself the craft of writing has been a challenging but wonderful journey and is just the creative outlet she needs. Writing time is her time, and she protects the hard-won moments fiercely.
Kaylee’s award-winning series, The Weight of the Badge, was written after she attended required law enforcement classes with her husband. The seminars focused on the stress a first responder faces daily, how it affects their lives both on and off the job and the continually growing number of law enforcement suicides. With her books and experience married to a law enforcement officer, Kaylee found herself armed with the perfect platform to use her voice and subtly spread the statistics others may not know. Kaylee Rose is passionate about sharing sexy stories with an important message mixed in.
As a mom of four boys and a competitive streak of her own, Kaylee spent over twenty years coaching youth sports.
Kaylee’s husband is her biggest supporter, believing in her even when she can not, and writing love stories comes naturally to her after falling in love with him at first sight.
Kaylee has teamed up with best-selling author Zane Michaelson for her first extra-steamy co-write, Hot in the City.
Keep your eyes out for future collaborations from this writing duo.
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Title: Bluebird Sky
Author: Emi Hilton
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Small Town Romance, Second Chance Romance
Release Date: January 24, 2023
Cover Design/Publisher: Parcel and Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Emi Hilton did it AGAIN! This sweet, second-chance romance is a beautiful addition to any romance reader’s collection.” ☆☆☆☆☆ Author Fiona Keane
 
 
Dumped before her wedding, Emma wants to forget about her heartbreak, but her life falls into more shambles after a skiing accident.
 
When she meets the local town veterinarian, whose rescue distracts Emma from her failed honeymoon, their spark could turn everything around.
 
Their attraction is instant, but Sean will never get married, and that’s something Emma can’t accept.
 
Heartbreak and all, Emma holds out hope for her happy ending, while Sean’s past keeps him from the future he wants with Emma.
 
Determined to grow from their pasts, Emma and Sean realize their journey was worth the wait as they embrace their future together, under a Bluebird Sky.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emi Hilton is a California native who was born at March Airforce Base, while her father was an Officer in the US Army Combat Engineer Battalion. An English Professor for a mother, Emi followed in her footsteps and graduated from Brigham Young University in English. While in college, she took a year and a half break from her studies to serve as a full-time missionary for her church in the Canary Islands. When Emi isn’t writing, she enjoys training for marathons, fishing off local piers with her husband and three sons, or visiting her other love, Spain.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Title: Starting Back
Author: Stephanie Rose
Release: January 25, 2023
Publisher: That’s What She Said Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Single Mom, Firefighter, Second Chance, He falls first, Small town, Hurt/comfort, multi-cultural

“This story is steamy, romantic, sweet and heartwarming. Everything you could want!” ★★★★★ Barbara A.

“… a sweet and sexy, small town, single mom romance with all the feels.” ★★★★★ JudyAnnLovesBooks

Kristina
My accidental solo vacation takes a turn for the less-depressing after a drink that leads to a date with a brawny, bedroom-eyed firefighter. I’m 42, divorced, with two daughters at home. I thought romance was in my rearview mirror until the mysteriously intense Leo makes me feel like I’m the only woman in the Florida Keys.
I know better than to get attached. But between midnight kisses and dirty talk under starry skies, our connection feels so real. So right.
I can’t give up my entire life for a fling. Not even for a man that reminds me I’m not defined by a failed marriage and a car pool calendar. And especially not one who has no interest in a family of his own, let alone a package deal like me.
Leo
We were supposed to be temporary. Just like everything else in my life. So why can’t I get Kristina out of my head? I’m the master of no strings, no attachments. But our time together haunts me after she leaves.
I’m not cut out to make a life with a woman. A woman with two kids? Forget it.
At least, that’s what I thought until fate brings us together again. It turns out the move I made to be closer to family brings me to Kristina’s hometown—and right in her path.
I can’t still explain the overpowering pull between us, but I’m sure of who she is.
Mine.
And I’m not letting her go this time.
Stephanie Rose is a badass New Yorker, a wife, a mother, and lover of all things chocolate. Most days you’ll find her trying to avoid standing on discarded LEGO or deciding which book to read next. Her debut novel, Always You, released in 2015, and since then she’s written several more—some of which will never see completion—and has ideas for hundreds to come.
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Title: Bluebird Sky
Author: Emi Hilton
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Small Town Romance, Second Chance Romance
Release Date: January 24, 2023
Cover Design/Publisher: Parcel and Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dumped before her wedding, Emma wants to forget about her heartbreak, but her life falls into more shambles after a skiing accident. When she meets the local town veterinarian, whose rescue distracts Emma from her failed honeymoon, their spark could turn everything around. Their attraction is instant, but Sean will never get married, and that’s something Emma can’t accept. Heartbreak and all, Emma holds out hope for her happy ending, while Sean’s past keeps him from the future he wants with Emma. Determined to grow from their pasts, Emma and Sean realize their journey was worth the wait as they embrace their future together, under a Bluebird Sky.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emi Hilton is a California native who was born at March Airforce Base, while her father was an Officer in the US Army Combat Engineer Battalion. An English Professor for a mother, Emi followed in her footsteps and graduated from Brigham Young University in English. While in college, she took a year and a half break from her studies to serve as a full-time missionary for her church in the Canary Islands. When Emi isn’t writing, she enjoys training for marathons, fishing off local piers with her husband and three sons, or visiting her other love, Spain.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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When I Fall in Love

Ashleigh Lake Series Book 2

Genre: Contemporary Romance | Small Town | Second Chance

By Sophia Karlson

Release Date: February 14

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Hunter Logan

There are only two things that keep me going: my business and caring for my extended family. So the expansion plans I have for my ice cream company, plans that will set up my siblings and cousins for life, are very close to my heart.

 

When a major obstacle gets in the way, it rocks my world. Suddenly I’m scrambling to save my business, and the person who holds my livelihood in the palm of her hand is the girl who stole my heart sixteen years ago.

And never gave it back.

Beth is back in Ashleigh Lake, and this could be my second chance, but will I pick my family over the love of my life again?

 

Beth Anderson

The last person I expect to walk back into my life on a random weekday afternoon is Hunter Logan, the boy who broke my heart. And now he wants me to save his business and not sell the farm in Ashleigh Lake that I’ve inherited?

 

The best thing I can do is shut the book on Hunter and my past, but that won’t be easy. Not when he’s my next-door neighbor on my visit to Vermont to sign on the dotted line. And most definitely not when he goes out of his way to remind me of everything I once loved about Ashleigh Lake…him most of all.

 

WHEN I FALL IN LOVE is a second-chance romance written in first person, dual Point of View, set in small town Vermont and sure to give you a warm and fuzzy glow around your heart!

 

 

 

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She has a healthy addiction to tea, takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls), and chocolate.

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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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Title: Wonderfully Yours: An Aster Family Complete Collection Box Set
Author: Hayley Faiman
Genre: Second Chance Romance
Release Date: November 7, 2022
 
 
The Astor Family is close.
 
They have gone through trials and tribulations that would tear apart most families. Yet, they have bonds that are unbreakable.
 
Welcome to Texas, where the drama is high, and the love is an inferno between these four couples. There is an age gap, a secret baby, a fake marriage, and a second chance romance—a bit of everything for everyone.
 
In this four-book complete series boxset, discover just who is Hypocritical, Egotistical, Matrimonial, and Occasional. Then at the end, you will also read about who is Perpetually Yours.
 
 
 
 
 
BOXSET INCLUDES:
Hypocritically Yours
Egotistically Yours
Matrimonially Yours
Occasionally Yours
*Also includes the brand new novella: Perpetually Yours
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
As an only child, Hayley Faiman had to entertain herself somehow. She started writing stories at the age of six and never really stopped.

Born in California, she met her now husband at the age of sixteen and married him at the age of twenty in 2004. After all of these years together, he’s still the love of her life.

Hayley’s husband joined the military and they lived in  Oregon,where he was stationed with the US Coast Guard. They moved back to California in 2006, where they had two little boys. Recently, the four of them moved out to the Hill Country of Texas, where they adopted a new family member, a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.

Most of Hayley’s days are spent taking care of her two boys, going to the baseball fields for practice, or helping them with homework. Her evenings are spent with her husband and her nights—those are spent creating alpha book boyfriends.

 
 
 
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Title: Memories of the Past
Series: Willow Valley Book #1
Author: S.L. Sterling
Genre: Small Town, Second Chance Romance
Release Date: October 11, 2022

“This is an adorable small town, second chance romance.” ★★★★★ Review


“Such a sweet story. S.L. Sterling always pulls you in head first with her writing!” ★★★★★ Review

Thomas was the love of my life, or he was supposed to be. Instead, he became the guy who broke my heart, crushed my spirit, the last guy I ever dated, and the reason I never wanted to date again.

All this, I decided at seventeen, right after we graduated, which coincided with the day he left. He had his truck packed. We’d talked about running off together, eloping. Instead, Thomas explained he was leaving, joining the rodeo, and I could come if I wanted.

If I wanted!

I thought we shared a dream, but it didn’t include running off to join the western equivalent of a circus. Not with him. Not with anyone. I knew better.

So, he left, and I decided to make a life on my own.

I spent the next few months learning all I could about the small bookstore my aunt owned. I gradually took over as she aged, until one morning she woke and announced that she was ready to retire. She had picked a retirement community nearby, she wanted to relax, sleep in and hang out with the old people, like herself.

I’d begun to clean up the place, sorting through boxes of books she’d packed away and began setting them out. I’d let people make me an offer since I was short on space. That was when Thomas appeared. His father had passed, and the community was buzzing with rumors that he had returned to sell the property.

He’d come in looking for a good read or so he claimed. Instead I shoved a book at him and told him to take it. I hoped I’d never see him again, but I was wrong. He returned, with the book, his note told me to read the book and I’d understand. So, I read it, and I understood nothing.

It was Aunt Vi’s diary. She too had never stopped pining for a cowboy who left her behind.

Maybe he thought he was saving me. Perhaps I missed what I was supposed to understand all together. All I knew was that I didn’t want to face him. One look at him told me it would be all to easy to fall into those strong arms again and I knew I still loved him, even if he didn’t love me in return.

“Morning,” I said unenthusiastically. 


“Well, if I had of known you’d be this excited to get your coffee cake muffin, I’d have ordered you two.” Peggy giggled, sitting down in one of the chairs that sat in the corner. 


“I’m sorry, I had a bad night,” I said, placing my clipboard down on the counter and crossing my arms in front of me. “How are you?” 


“Good. I can’t stay too long this morning. I had a huge order for some funeral arrangements. Plus. I need to get all the baskets done for Mrs. Parker as well.” 


“Funeral? I’ve been so busy that I’m behind on all the town gossip. I almost feel as if I live in another universe right now. Who passed away?” 


“William Jenkins. His son came in yesterday to order the flowers for the funeral. Oh, did he stop by? He asked about the store by name, so I’m guessing he used to live here at one point,” Peggy said as she peeled the wrapper away from the soft, cakey muffin. 


Peggy had only moved to Willow Valley about four years ago, after she lost her husband. Even though we became friends almost instantly, I’d never told her about Thomas. Some things were just better left buried, and Thomas Jenkins was one of them.


I felt my stomach turn. That explained it completely. That was why Thomas was back here. It had to be. There’d be no other reason. I walked over, picked up the muffin Peggy had brought for me, and removed the paper, then I buried my teeth into the sweet cake, savoring every bite.


“Did you want coffee?” I asked with my mouth full. 


“Yes, please. I’m going to need the energy.” Peggy giggled. 


I brought out a fresh, hot cup of coffee and set it on the counter, noticing that Peggy was looking at me, a look of concern on her face. “Trinity, is something wrong? Where’s Vi?” she asked, looking down the hall toward the back.


“She moved to the new retirement village. I dropped her off there on Tuesday. She said she was ready to retire. I’m not going to lie. It came as a shock, to be honest.”


“Is that what’s got you so down?” 


“No, if she is ready to retire, I say let her. I’m happy for her. What I’m not happy about is the visitor I had last night,” I said, taking a sip of my hot coffee and setting it back down.


“Oh? Is it something I should be worried about?” Peggy asked, taking a sip of her coffee. 


“Not unless you have the same ex I do,” I said, shoving another piece of muffin into my mouth.


“Ex? You have an ex?” Peggy questioned, looking at me with big, rounded brown eyes. 


“Unfortunately, I do. I know most people around here think I’m just some book-loving spinster, but I did date someone a long time ago.” 

Peggy couldn’t help but start to laugh at my choice of words. “What happened?” Peggy sat back in the chair, getting comfortable, waiting for my story. 


“The usual, girl meets boy, girl falls for boy, and then boy runs off and joins the western version of the circus.”


Peggy couldn’t help but laugh again. “Trinity what are you talking about.” 


I blew out a breath and sat down in the chair across from her. “Thomas Jenkins happened. We were supposed to get married at the end of the summer after we graduated high school. He was going through a real rocky period with his father at the time. I remember it like it was yesterday. We were having breakfast at The Crispy Biscuit, and he ran into a man who used to work for his father. He had left to join the rodeo, and he had invited Thomas to come down to Darling Ranch to check it out. Without me knowing, he went later that day. That night he dropped the bomb that he was leaving Willow Valley.”


“Thomas Jenkins? As in William Jenkins’ son?”

“That would be him.” I nodded.  


“So, he left for good? He left his parents behind?” 


“Yep, Mr. Jenkins was always busy with the ranch. Betty used to come and have tea with Aunt Vi often after he’d left. She’d always ask about me, but I did my best to keep my distance. I was hurt enough.” 


“So, you mean after all these years he never came back?” 


“Oh, he did, once, maybe twice over the years. I followed his career for a little while after he left, and I know for a fact that he was here for his mother’s funeral or at least he had come into town when she died. I never did see him at her funeral, so perhaps he didn’t go. I just heard it from some of the others around town. I assume he came into town, had a fight with his father, and left again. After that, I never heard anything about him. He certainly never tried to find me, until now.” 


“And how did he do in his career?”


I shrugged. “He did well, but I had to stop watching after a while. He was gone, and it was unhealthy to sit and wonder about someone who you knew wasn’t coming back. Besides, when he left, along with him he took my heart. I couldn’t allow him to take more than that.”


Peggy was silent. She just sat there staring at me for a bit, nodding in understanding. “I’m sorry. If I had of known, I would have lied and told him that the store had closed or something. I figured he was here to see Vi, since he only mentioned her.” 


I shrugged. “It’s all right. You wouldn’t have known. Anyways when he showed up here last night, it shocked the hell right out of me. I didn’t know what to say. He, of course, acted as if everything was normal between the two of us. I just wanted him to leave. I couldn’t even look at him without every feeling I ever had for him rushing right back into me. I had to do whatever it took to protect myself, so I told him to just take a book and go.” 


“What happened?” 


“Exactly what I figured would happen. He took the book and left.”  I shrugged. “He hasn’t changed. He’s still running.” 


“Who’s still running.” 

Both Peggy and I jumped at the sound of a man’s voice behind us. I turned and looked toward the door to see Thomas standing there, holding the book he must have taken last night in his hand. 


I swallowed hard as I looked at the man I’d been in love with my entire life. He leaned up against the door, wearing perfectly fitted jeans, a blue plaid shirt that brought out his eyes. The sleeves of the shirt were rolled up, exposing his muscular forearms, and he held his hat in his large, rough hands. Large, rough hands that I’d kill to have hold me once again. I swallowed hard. 


 
 
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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