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Title: Destination Don’ts
Author: Shyla Colt
Genre: Multicultural Romance
Editor: There for You Editing
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Publisher: Inspired Ink
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2021
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Destination Don’ts  

Don’t overindulge in alcohol on the flight  

Don’t make out with the hot stranger next to you  

Don’t think you’ll never see the sexy as sin make out partner again 

Don’t fall in love in paradise 

There are rules and etiquette for destination weddings. Kisi and Agustin broke them all.


USA Today Bestselling author Shyla Colt is a chaos wrangler, chronic crafter, and imaginary friend collector. The mom of two and a wife road trips with her weird brood when she’s not taking on a new hobby or bingeing on spooky podcasts and documentaries. She writes strong women with sass, plenty of nerdy tendencies, and the intriguing intense males who love them.

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I can’t shake the bit of sorrow that burrowed into my heart the moment I watched K get swallowed by the other travelers in the airport. I need a minute to get my head right and prepare to engage with my parents.

After unpacking my clothing, I hop in the shower. The white tiled showed is massive. The rain showerhead and view of the ocean from the window help me get into a vacation mindset. Washing away the travel, I let the negative energy go down the drain along with the dirt. This is a happy time, and I’m not going to dampen it in any way. My best friend is marrying the woman of his dreams, who’s perfect for him. That means there might be hope for me as well. Forty is the new thirty, and I’m starting to feel the desire to put down roots.

I’ve had wanderlust for so long it took me time to figure out what this new feeling might be. It’s not that I want to stop traveling altogether. I’m just sick of always doing it alone. Won’t Pierce get a kick out of hearing this? Refreshed, I step out of the shower, dry off with a fluffy white towel, and dress. The tropical theme in the room continues with a green leaf covered bed spread and matching curtains. I’m running a brush through my hair when a knock sounds on the door. Tossing my soft-bristled brush onto the counter in the bathroom, I hurry to the front door.

“Brother, it’s so good to see you.” Pierce engulfs me in a hug, and I laugh.  His sandy blonde hair has been tamed for the wedding. Shorter on the left side, it’s got a nice fullness in the front he’s brushed back in a nod to the fifties pompadour. I swear his hazel-colored eyes glow with joy. Nova has been good for him.

“Likewise, my friend.” I pat his back, and he steps into the room, closing the door behind him.

“You look good, Gus.”

“A life on the road doing what you love will do that for a man.” I grin, laying it on thick to hide the twinge of jealousy at his impending domestic bliss.

“I’ve always admired your ability to go after your dreams and make them come true.” Pierce smiles. “We’re going down a bit early to meet the maid of honor since you’ll both be working closely together over the next week.”

“Sounds like a plan to me.”

“Nova asked me to put in a request.”

I arch an eyebrow. “What can I do to make Nova’s special day even better?”

Pierce clears his throat. “Can you tone down the Casanova vibe with the wedding party? She doesn’t want any room for mishaps or hurt feelings.”

I chuckle. “My friend, it’s not my fault women are pulled to me like bees to honey.”

“More like flies to shit.”

I cringe and hold a hand over my heart.

“I don’t want her pissed off this weekend.”

“I get it.” I hold my hands. “I’m here to support you two and celebrate your union. Not troll for a hookup.” I feel a stab of pain. That’s never my intention. I’m not a man who falls often, but I do enjoy carnal pleasures. I never lead anyone on, though.

“I know that’s not you. You never intend to leave a trail of broken hearts behind you, Agustin. Your charm is like gravity. It’s impossible not to be pulled toward you in some way.” 

“It’s my curse to bear.” I sigh dramatically, and he chuckles.

“You ready?”

“Let’s do it.” I pocket my room key and follow him out the front door.

Is this how everyone sees me? Some sort of Don Juan who never sticks around?

We reach the elevator, and my heart stumbles in my chest. Standing beside Nova is my mystery woman, K. Her lips part, and I remember their taste and feel. She casts a worried glance from Nova to Pierce. I wink.

“There you are.” Nova steps forward, pulling me into a hug and blocking K from my line of vision.

“It’s good to see you again, Nova. Congratulations.”

“I’m so glad to have our two favorite people in the same place for the first time.” Nova steps back and turns to K. “Kisi, this is Gus. Gus, this is my best friend since middle school, Kisi.”

Kisi. I roll her name around in my head. A beautiful, unique name for a woman with the same qualities.

“It’s nice to meet you, Kisi.” I smile.

“Same, Gus?” She tilts her head.

I chuckle. “Short for Agustin.”

“We do hugs around here.” I pull her into my arms. “Hello, Cinderella,” I whispered into her ear. “I appear to have found the one who fits the glass slipper she left behind.” I pull back, amused by the fire that flickers to life in the depths of her dark eyes. There’s the woman who kissed me on the plane.

“Pretty confident to assume the role of Prince Charming,” she mumbles.

“Did you prefer Snow White? You did look adorable sleeping on my shoulder.” I cast a glance at the soon-to-be newlyweds whispering to one another as I press the elevator button.

“Stop.”

As the car arrives with a ding, and the doors roll open, I admire her hips in the off-the-shoulder white dress with the light blue floral pattern. I stand close to her while the others enter, occasionally brushing our arms as we travel to the main floor. I’ll play along for now, but the fact that we ran into each other again is fate at work. The Garcia men have the zing when we meet the woman we’re supposed to be with. Like our body goes up in flames, and our heart syncs with them. I’m peering at Kisi, feeling lovesick and frightened as hell. Is this where I get taken down by the Garcia zing? No. Be careful what you wish for. You’ve been thinking about settling down for a couple of years.

“Mijo.”

I jerk to the left and spot my mother and father directly in front of us.  He still towers over me at six foot four, though age has taken some of his mass. His shoulders are still broad, but over all he’s slender, and his facial features are sharper. The square jaw and wide forehead are nearly identical to my own.

“I’ll meet you inside in a moment,” I tell Pierce, who nods.

“Hey, Mom.” I bend down and hug the petite woman with a slender frame to me.

“Finally, I see my son with my own eyes.”

“It’s only been nine months.” I smile as I kiss her cheek.

“Dad.” We shake hands.

“Skype is not the same, Agustin.” Mom humphs.

“How’s playing in the dirt coming along?”

“The excavation went well. We’re going to be featured in Nat Geo for the discoveries we found at the Roman soldier site. It’s revealed some previously unknown information.”

“Aren’t they less than reputable these days after the whole Mer people debacle? And that super shark.”

“Megalodon,” I mumble. He always finds a way to snatch the joy from me. “And that’s television. We’re going to be interviewed and published in their magazine and speak at one of the conventions later. It’s a big honor.”

“That’s wonderful.” My mother fixes my father with a cold stare. “Isn’t it, Mateo?”

Dad’s never gotten over the fact that I didn’t want to join his firm or follow in his footsteps like Tomas and Diego. There’s a reason why they’re still single and slightly disgruntled. The weight of pressure is heavy. They can have that crown because I never wanted Dad’s kingdom in the first place. But I do miss his approval and affection. Of the three of us, I favor Papa most, but we couldn’t be more different.

“Yes. I’m glad they’ve recognized your hard work and brilliance.” It’s the closest I’m going to get to a ‘job well done’ from him.

“Thanks, Papa. I need to catch up with Pierce and see what they’d like me to do this evening. I’ll see you later at dinner.” I can’t get away fast enough as I turn on my heel and leave them behind.

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Series: Book 7 in the Gypsy Kings

By ROUX CANTRELL

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What kind of life was it when your best quality was pulling the trigger?

Drugs and alcohol have been my companion for so long I’m not sure I can feel anything real anymore.

I saw her again…wanted her… to be real. She’s my dark angel and I’m the devil that’s going to ruin her. Even if I have to drag her down into my hell I’ll have her. I’ll make her whimper, then I’ll make her scream. Frisco is mine. She just doesn’t know it yet.

I saw him again: mysterious, moody and high. I don’t care. I’m not looking to fix anyone. I’m not looking to save anyone, hell I can’t save myself.

I’m just window shopping and he’s pretty to look at. When he brushed past me, I could feel the heat radiating off his body. When he stared down into my eyes, I wanted to drown in them. When he shoved me against the door and kissed me … I remembered he belonged to someone else.

His unique scent still lingers in me…on me …around me … cedar and gunpowder. 

It’s all him…all male …all Wrench

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Roux Cantrell resides in a quaint college town on the north shore of New Orleans with her husband and her Hemmingway cat named Monster. 

She loves all things Halloween and throws a hell of an over-the-top party every year.

Her love of writing started in school when an unwilling Roux was forced by an English teacher to read an urban fantasy. She became hooked on books after that.

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“Within every mind there is a place to travel. You just have to be willing to take the trip.”

 

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Title: Against the Odds
Author: S Lucas
Genre: LGBTQ+ Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Peachy Keen Author Services
Editor: BBB Publishings
Publication Date: April 30th, 2021
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Book description or synopsis: Marcus Brady seems to have it all. He’s the captain of the football team and dating the head cheerleader but things aren’t always how they seem. When the new guy at school catches his eye, he soon realizes that feelings are being awoken in him that he never expected. Will others accept the new him, or will it all go to hell?

Trey Banks is the new guy at school, starting from scratch with his mom after they move to a small town for a fresh start. Trey can finally be who he is meant to be. Marcus, the jock, is a temptation he never asked for but he just can’t resist. Are his fantasies about Marcus just that, or could they become something real?

Soon enough, both guys find themselves fighting against the odd

*This book is intended for mature readers and includes M/M, as well as some M/F scenes. Some readers may find some content of the story triggering. This story contains homophobic slurs, cheating, violence and bullying in some chapters.*

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S. Lucas is a self-published indie author, who lives in the UK with their significant other. When they are not writing they can be found either reading, blogging, or sat behind a sewing machine making costumes for various events around the country. 

After completing NanoWriMo for the first time in 2020 with the completed story of Against the Odds, they were set on the track of publishing their very first book. 

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LUCE ETERNA

By SJ MOLLOY

Release Date – April 27

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Lucca and Lexi are back to stop and start your heart.

This is the ultimate love story. The most tragic love story.

In a heart-stopping and explosive two-part conclusion, Lucca and Lexi face every parent’s worst nightmare.

Lexi and Lucca are adjusting to parenthood with premature-born twins after their traumatic birth. With their son requiring a prolonged hospital stay, their pain is far from over.

On the day of little Luciano’s chest x-ray, Lucca and Lexi believe they’ll be able to take the vulnerable twin home from hospital to start family life. Instead, they face excruciating agony and heart-wrenching despair.

The worst trauma any parent should discover.

Chaos erupts. An investigation begins. Lucca and Lexi fall apart.

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SJ Molloy, British Author of ‘The Luminara Series’ was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She currently resides in Scotland with her husband, two daughters, and loving gun dog who is utterly spoiled. Along with writing and publishing romance fiction, SJ is completing her MLitt Creative Writing, Crime Writing and Forensic Investigation postgrad at Dundee University, Scotland.

SJ loves well-developed, multi-layered stories with moral complexities in various genre’s. SJ will be splitting her time between writing and publishing crime fiction; namely: Tartan Noir, Mystery Suspense, and Psychological Thrillers along with various genre’s of romance fiction, script writing, blog posts, and freelance creative writing.

When she’s not writing, reading, studying, enjoying family time or walking her dog, SJ loves all things practical and creative. Dancing, music, cooking, travelling, good food and wine are her favourite past times along with laughter, lots and lots of laughter.

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Book 7 in the GYPSY KINGS SERIES

By ROUX CANTRELL

Genre: Contemporary Romance | MC

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What kind of life was it when your best quality was pulling the trigger?

Drugs and alcohol have been my companion for so long I’m not sure I can feel anything real anymore.

I saw her again…wanted her… to be real. She’s my dark angel and I’m the devil that’s going to ruin her. Even if I have to drag her down into my hell I’ll have her. I’ll make her whimper, then I’ll make her scream. Frisco is mine. She just doesn’t know it yet.

I saw him again: mysterious, moody and high. I don’t care. I’m not looking to fix anyone. I’m not looking to save anyone, hell I can’t save myself.

I’m just window shopping and he’s pretty to look at. When he brushed past me, I could feel the heat radiating off his body. When he stared down into my eyes, I wanted to drown in them. When he shoved me against the door and kissed me … I remembered he belonged to someone else.

His unique scent still lingers in me…on me …around me … cedar and gunpowder.

It’s all him…all male …all Wrench.

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Lover of Chocolate, martinis, and shoes …

Roux Cantrell resides in a quaint college town on the north shore of New Orleans with her husband and her Hemmingway cat named Monster.

She loves all things Halloween and throws a hell of an over the top party every year.

Her love of writing started in school when an unwilling Roux was forced by an English teacher to read an urban fantasy. She became hooked on books after that.

If your fast enough to catch up with her she is always up for a chat.

“Within every mind there is a place to travel. You just have to be willing to take the trip.”

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Lucca and Lexi are back to stop and start your heart.

This is the ultimate love story. The most tragic love story.

In a heart-stopping and explosive two-part conclusion, Lucca and Lexi face every parent’s worst nightmare.

Lexi and Lucca are adjusting to parenthood with premature-born twins after their traumatic birth. With their son requiring a prolonged hospital stay, their pain is far from over.

On the day of little Luciano’s chest x-ray, Lucca and Lexi believe they’ll be able to take the vulnerable twin home from hospital to start family life. Instead, they face excruciating agony and heart-wrenching despair.

The worst trauma any parent should discover.

Chaos erupts. An investigation begins. Lucca and Lexi fall apart.

 

 

 

 

Altered Perception by H.J. Marshall
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Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
 
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I came to Las Vegas to escape my tumultuous home life and after years of hard work, gained a reputation as the unobtainable and illustrious Mistress Alexandria. I turned hardship and betrayal into success and built Club Perception into the most sought -after adult club in the city. From outward appearances, my life was filled with adoration and mystery, but behind closed doors, I was isolated and alone.
 
One night of vulnerability led me into his arms, and he left an indelible mark. He was quickly making a name for himself in the city of sin and as hard as I tried, I couldn’t resist his touch. We both had secrets we wished would stay buried, but Las Vegas, nothing stayed a secret forever.
 
Confronted on all sides with pain and deception, we had a choice to make. Walk away from each other and live an incomplete life or cling to each other, fighting the forces hell bent on destroying us both.
 
When the truth was finally revealed, would we come out the other side as winners or would we roll snake eyes and lose it all?
 
How much were we willing to bet to find the truth?
 
Altered Perception is an Amatory spin-off and is a complete standalone.
Originally published in the limited release Call My Bluff Anthology 
 

 

 
 
 

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THE LONG ROAD HOME

By SAPNA BHOG

Genre: Romance

Trope: Second chance Romance

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 Losing the boy she loved nearly destroyed Mehak Khanna. But letting him in a second time can be more dangerous for her. Rishi Sehgal has left a steady stream of broken hearts in his wake and if Mehak is not careful then she may just end up becoming the next victim of his dashing charisma. But Rishi is everywhere with his charm, his wit, and that devastating smile. Now Mehak has to fight a daily battle to not fall for him again.

RISHI SEHGAL has never forgotten Mehak, the girl who broke his heart when he was very young. Thanks to her, he has his rules—no relationships, no staying the night, and no promises. But all his hard rules fly right out of the window when Mehak returns into his life. Now Rishi has to decide if he can open his heart to Mehak a second time.

Some things, however, are written in the stars and sometimes you have to move beyond the past and choose to believe in love.

However, what destroyed their relationship the first time will once again test their love. Will they survive a second test, especially with Mehak’s life on the line? Will Rishi and Mehak learn that true love is worth fighting for?

Find out more in this tale of young love and second chances.

The Long Road Home is the fifth book in the Sehgal Family & Friends Saga, and can be read as a stand-alone.

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Title: Life After
Author: Kira Adams
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Cartel Romance
Cover Designer: Shane Morgan
Editor: C. Marie
Publication Date: March 12th, 2021
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Topher

I’d never imagined I would find someone who completed me, just to lose her. I’d never imagined the
love I felt could be overshadowed by the deepest depression I’d ever lived through.
Two years had passed since she touched my life, since she was taken from me. I was afraid to let anyone else close, afraid to lose them like I lost her, and then Destiny crashed into my life. She was nothing like Ciera, and that’s what attracted me. The more she pushed me away, the more I wanted her. I knew I was playing with fire, but I liked the burn.

Destiny

He was so unexpected, nothing like the guys I would normally go for, but he was persistent. He saw the ugliness inside of me, and he accepted it; he nurtured it. I’d been looking out for me for so long that, when he came into the
picture, I couldn’t accept it. It was too good to be true. He was too good to be true, too good for someone like me. But when shit hit the fan, Topher was there by my side, holding me up. He didn’t run away when things got tough, and that meant the world to me. I wasn’t Ciera; I didn’t want to be her. I just wanted a chance to show him the love I knew he deserved.

 

Krista Pakseresht has always been a dreamer, from the first time she opened her eyes, and creating worlds through words is one thing she is truly talented at. She specializes in young adult/new adult romance, horror, action, fantasy, and non-fiction under the pen name KiraAdams. She is the author of the Infinite Love series, the Foundation series, the Darkness Falls series, A Date with the Devil, The Life I Never Asked For, Never Trust a Bad Boy and Ultimate Game Changer.

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Topher

Holy fucking shit.
This girl is nuts.

I can’t help the smirk spreading across my lips. I bring my glass up to my mouth, taking another
sip from it.

“Look, man, I won fair and square, and you want to be a sore loser? You knew what you were
getting into when you agreed to play. I’m sorry you underestimated my skills.”

The giant of a man stalks forward toward the girl. She doesn’t move an inch. Badass.

She looks fierce behind her glossy black hair. The bottom of it is dyed teal, and she has
chocolatey brown eyes. She is short, no taller than 5’2”. She has an hourglass
figure, and I’m pretty sure she’s Hispanic. Although much smaller than her
opponent, she stands tall. There is no fear in her eyes. I can’t look away.

What’s even more entrancing is the fact that this isn’t just a two-person argument—there are two
more goons standing behind the one in the altercation. They have their arms
crossed in front of their chests, waiting for the right moment to jump in.

“Give me my money back and maybe I’ll let you walk out of here,” the huge man threatens. He has
bulging biceps and looks Hawaiian.

The ferocious girl glances up at him. “Maybe you’ll let me walk out of here?” She laughs, slamming
the money back onto the pool table. “You’re going to pay me what you owe me,
and maybe I’ll forget this ever happened.”

I don’t know this girl from Adam, but she’s downright insane if she thinks she can take him.