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LUCKY, in love

 
 
LUCKY, in love by Victoria Monroe
 
 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
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Lucky
 
I’ve never wanted much, but what I want seems to be unattainable. I’ve lived my entire life right here in Ocean Creek, dreaming of making the abandoned island property mine. My dream never changed until I met Kace Donovan. We fell in love that summer, and promised each other everything. Suddenly, all my dreams included having Kace by my side. Weeks turn into months, months into years, and eventually I saw almost every one of my dreams turn into reality — almost. While I stand on the property that’s my dream come true, Kace Donovan is just a memory…
 
Kace
 
The movie I just wrapped is the pinnacle of my acting career. I’ve acquired fame and fortune. I’ve had starlets on my arm for decades.Through it all, I’ve kept almost every promise I made — almost. I was in love once, and I promised Lucky MacIntyre that our goodbye wouldn’t be forever. I promised her I’d come back. I never said it would take twenty-one years…
 
Will they ever be lucky in love? 
 

 

 
 

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Rule #1: Never fall in love.
Rule #2: Never sleep with a local.
Rule #3: Never sleep with the same person twice
Rule #4: No glove, no love.
Rule #5: Never break Rules 1-4.

These are the rules that I’ve lived by since I opened The Grove Bar three years ago, but in the last thirty-six hours, I have broken most of them…repeatedly. And boy-oh-boy, did I break them.

Damn you, Burton-f’ing-Hayes.

I didn’t just break my rules with this sexy as sin man; I smashed every one of them to smithereens, and then set each one on fire and pissed on the simmering ashes.

Life was easy with my rules, but now that I’ve obliterated them, I don’t know what to do. Do I follow my heart and set new rules? Or do I stick to my original rules and risk it all?

They say rules are meant to be broken, but at what cost?

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Shortly after her son was born, DL began reading again. With encouragement from her husband, she picked up the pen and started writing, and now the voices in her head won’t shut up.

DL enjoys listening to music, drinking white wine in the summer, red wine in the winter, and beer all year round. She’s also never been known to turn down a cocktail, especially a margarita.

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Half Truths

Title: Half Truths
Author: Rachael Brownell
Genre: An Opposites Attract Romance
Cover Designer: Pink Ink Designs
Publication Date: August 17th, 2020
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Blurb:
All-American boy meets broken girl… at rehab?
It will never work.
How could it?
Alex is Chicago royalty. Harley considers herself Las Vegas trash. While he’s been handed everything his entire life, she scrapes to make ends meet. Still, the chemistry between them is undeniable. Both long to break free from the stereotypes of their upbringing and embrace each moment together. Yet, neither are ready to share all of who they are.
Their secrets.
Their fears.
Their bitter realities.
Does their budding relationship stand a chance under a blanket of secrecy? Or will owning their truth set them free?
Rachael Brownell is an award-winning romance author. She resides in the midwest with her husband, son, and fur-babies. A morning person at heart, Rachael is a coffee addict who enjoys writing characters readers can connect with. She’s also known for placing those same characters in situations that will make you feel like you’re right there with them, going through the experience.
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I want your pleasure.
Of course, I didn’t say it loud enough for her to hear me. That would have shaken her in a way I’m not sure she would have been able to rebound from.
She was already fighting a losing battle. I saw the way she reacted when I touched her. There’s a war raging inside her that mimics my own. One we both want to fight for but are afraid we’d lose too much even if we won in the end.
For me, I can’t risk her finding out the one thing that’s holding my entire life together right now. The lie I created. Daphne needs to finish rehab. She needs to find her way back to who she once was. Before the drugs took over her life. Before everything turned dark.
Still, there’s this growing need inside me, and every time I lay eyes on Harley, it’s compounded. It strengthens, drawing me closer to her. Closer to wanting to risk it all for a little taste of heaven.
My lack of control over my actions speaks volumes. I’ve never had this strong of a reaction to any woman in my life. The last time I wanted anyone even close to this much was in college.
She was a beauty, sure. Sexy as hell. Available. And I had her, but I wasn’t the only one. Everyone had a taste. She slept with more of my friends than I care to admit. When I found out, I wanted to blame them for seducing her, but it was the other way around.
Drunk college boys aren’t that hard to get in bed.
All you have to do is offer, and most of them jump at the chance.
So that’s what she did. Over and over again. And no one said a word to me.
I should have known she wasn’t worth it. I barely had to put in any effort. She slept with me on our first date. She invited herself back to my dorm room. Didn’t care that my roommate was fast asleep in the twin-sized bed only a few feet away.
There was no chase, no thrill in being with her.
For her, it was all about sex. She wanted to get her rocks off, and anyone willing to help her was welcome. She wasn’t even ashamed of her actions.
It wasn’t long after we broke up that I found out more about her. About where she came from. Who she really was. It helped me to understand her a little better. I’m sure she assumed none of us would want anything to do with her if we knew her truth.
The thing is, she didn’t even give us a chance to get to know her.
I couldn’t give a shit less where she came from. We’re all ashamed of our families or our past at some point in time. It’s what we do to change our situation that matters. It’s what we make of ourselves in the process.
We need to learn from our mistakes so we don’t repeat them.
So when I look at Harley, knowing she’s hiding something, it makes me wonder what type of woman she is. Is she hiding who she really is? Trying to be someone she’s not? Or is it something else?
I worry someone’s already destroyed her in a way that’s beyond repair. A man. Maybe Phoenix’s father. And if that’s the case, the challenge of helping her repair her broken heart is tempting.
Which is why I want her in my bed.
Beneath me.
So I can show her what it feels like to be treated the way a woman deserves. To be ravaged with respect. To experience pleasure.
Before that can happen, I’m going to have to get her worked up. Make her want me. Tease her to a point she comes to me ready and willing. Make it so the only way she can get release is to be with me.
In a sense, I’m going to have to break her.
So that’s what I plan to do.
I’ve memorized the lies I’ve told. I’ll stick to my story, and everything will be fine. I have to keep telling myself that because the idea that this could turn out any other way is unacceptable.

Worth Something More

Worth Something More by Suze Robinson
 
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Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
 
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Kate has three focuses — video games, red wine, and following her dreams. None of those will require her to fall in love, settle down or have kids like her mother wishes and she’s quite content with her non-existent dating life.
 
That’s until Lincoln shows up and literally knocks her on her butt during their first encounter. Subsequent meetings are less than stellar as the gorgeous and broody marketing director comes out of hiding. With a shared love for gaming, Lincoln and Kate form a quick friendship despite their age gap and working relationship.
 
Fate decides to take a dark twist, testing Kate in ways she couldn’t imagine. With a tragic turn of events, Kate’s life will take her on a new path, one that might not cross with Lincoln’s anymore.
 
What happens when fate makes you decide between your heart and your dreams?

Unnatural Diaries

Title: Unnatural Diaries, Vol. III
Author: Tara Rhodes
Genre: Bisexual Romance, Erotica
Publication Date: August 6th, 2020
Blurb:
To put an end to the struggle between father and daughter, Susan and her team move against Lord Kennedy Marriot. Their goal is simple; to take control of the US branch of the business.
After returning from France, Luke prepares for war against Lord Marriott by bringing his secret weapon, Eva. After Luke, Matt, Susan, & Eva team up and Susan refuses to return home, Lord Marriot grows suspicious. After leading into a battle of who is in control, Lord Marriot hires a spy who will gain a foot hold in their group..
At least that’s what he thought.
Susan not only has tricks of her own on the inside, but Matt has history that Lord Marriot doesn’t know about that gives his group an advantage against Lord Marriot.
After the team finds out about Matt’s dirty little secret, they employ him to…
In this book, all issues from the past are resolved, Eva Devereaux makes a dramatic return, and Sophia finally gets closure. In a battle of power, where old love and lust run free, Unnatural Diaries Vol. III reveals old passions and and uncovers unknown mystery. This story includes MM, MF, FF scenes at various turns in this book.
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Hi! My name is Tara Rhodes, and I’m from San Francisco, California! I’m a full-time housewife, mother of 3 beautiful children, and part-time romance novelist. I love to write and I’m proud that I get to share my ‘Rhodes World’ with everyone in my spare time. I live a fairly simple life, but in my reads I share a hidden part of myself. I hope you all enjoy and spread the love and positivity as I share my reads with you!

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They were still eating when the clouds suddenly changed and began pouring down its contents on them. All four ran into the house as the rain fell on them. Once inside, Eva suggested they play a drinking game, and Matt laughed internally. He knew where this was going, and he liked it. Soon enough, Susan was drunk enough to be dared to kiss Eva. At first, Susan was surprised, but with the confidence from the alcohol, she approached Eva.
The kiss was naughty, sensual, more of a tease than a kiss, but Eva would not allow herself to be played with. She began kissing back, Susan had never kissed a girl before and had no idea how pleasurable it could be. She was melting under the influence of Eva’s kiss when Matt joined in and started kissing Eva. The kiss was urgent; it told her how much he missed her. His lips and tongue danced with hers, telling a story of longing. Her body lit up in response to his actions, and he was still at it when Susan pulled Eva off him and pressed herself against Matt. Luke could not believe what
was happening, but there was no way he would be left out. Luke pulled Eva to himself. From the time he met her in France, he had wanted to do this. He kissed her hard as she placed her small hands on his bare chest and ran them around his muscles. She moaned inside his grip, and it encouraged him to intensify his actions. They switched partners again. Matt and Luke began kissing each other as the girls also explored each other’s mouths.
“If we don’t stop now, we might go all the way,” Luke said, ever the prude.
“That’s the plan, darling.” Replied Eva as she began fondling with Susan’s nipples.

Deception

Title: Deception
Author: Victoria Saccenti
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance (erotica light BDSM)
Cover Designer: Scott Carpenter
Publisher: Essence Publishing
Publication Date: July 31st, 2020
Blurb:
Her submission is his sweet revenge…until the truth detonates his plans.
When Joe learns Hunter’s name, his inner Dom’s lust turns to black rage—he’s convinced it’s her fault a teammate committed combat suicide. He embarks on a plan to seduce her, but by the time her sweetness ensnares him, the truth threatens what could be the love of a lifetime.
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Award-winning, multi-genre author Victoria Saccenti picked up pencil and paper when her childhood book heroes started conversing with her. Sounds a little crazy, but there’s no rhyme or reason for inspiration. Back then, she wrote one-act plays and fairy tales for simple amusement. Today–many…many moons later–her playful stories have grown into romantic women’s fiction, paranormal, and contemporary romances with a sharp edge.
In 2018, her novel “Destiny’s Choice” book two of the “Destiny Series” hit the Amazon Best Selling list. In 2019, “Noémie’s Journey,” an interracial romance set in 1968 North Carolina, received the prestigious B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree badge and won Readers’ Favorite silver medal.
Central Florida is home. She splits her busy schedule between family and her active muse at Essence Publishing. But if she could convince her husband to sell their home, she would pack up her computer and move to Scotland, a land she adores. 

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“Bitch!” Joe punched his desk as he spit out the curse to himself.
Heartless harpy, she’d closed the letter with a single “Hunter.” Without a good-bye, a polite farewell, a “take care,” or “be careful,” not even “go jump in the fucking lake.” He flipped the envelope around. The return address had been written in the same script: Hunter Giordano, c/o Pete’s Place…
No personal address, the epitome of finality. She’d cut all personal ties.
Burning fury and a crazy sense of impotence roiled in him. Good thing Hunter wasn’t within his reach, ’cause if she were… His fingers trembled with the desire to hold her by the throat and squeeze the life out of her.
He jumped to his feet, shoved his fists into his pockets, and walked around the desk, trying to calm down. Violence wouldn’t solve anything or bring Billy back. He paced back and forth, ordering his thoughts. He stopped as the answer appeared. He folded the written sheet, carefully reinserted it in the envelope to avoid tearing the brittle paper, and closed the flap.
Minutes passed. The small notion—the light of a flickering flame illuminated his mind. Slowly, it took shape and grew into an outline, a plan to set things right. Ms. Hunter Giordano had clearly stated she didn’t know love and didn’t care to learn. However, that had been a lot of bullshit on her part. The sort of crap one used to break up with a lover. He’d seen her tonight in action. She didn’t walk around in a disinterested world, detached from everyone, as she liked to pretend.
Hunter cared. About what, Joe had no clue, nor did he give a rat’s ass. She’d been damned cruel and cavalier with Billy’s emotions. She’d endangered the men who fought with Billy, and Joe had lost his eye. Worse, Cooper and Billy had died because of her. Two lives. No matter how you shook it, intentionally or not, she’d incurred a karmic debt. In Joe’s view, a fix was required—retribution, a penance, an act that would restore balance to the universe.
What better way than to pay Ms. Giordano with the same currency? It was high time she knew love, with all its happy and painful consequences. Apparently, the job to show her had fallen on him.
Did he want to deal with this shit?
Not really.
But could he walk away from the task, drop this despicable letter into a rarely opened drawer, and pretend Afghanistan hadn’t happened? Could he forget the night of Cooper’s and Billy’s destruction? Could he forget his own loss and wounds?
“No,” he murmured. “I can’t.”
He’d undertake the assignment. Heartbreak was coming to Ms. Giordano. He shrugged. The universe demanded it.

Unnatural Diaries

Title: Unnatural Diaries, Vol. II
Author: Tara Rhodes
Genre: Bisexual Romance, Gay Romance, LGBT Short Stories, Erotic Romance
Publication Date: July 30th, 2020
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I only have one request… All three of us to be together… right now.
Luke Longfellow is a brilliant student at the University of New York, who recently graduated in flying colors. He comes from a religious family, and his parents expect him to get married to Annette, daughter of a local deacon at their church. Luke, on the other hand, has a secret; he’s bi-sexual and enjoys the company of both men and women.
During his time at the university, he has been exposed to this fact and has had the chance to explore himself and learns he can no longer go back to being heterosexual. A week into the wedding, Luke’s friends take him on vacation to Las Vegas for their version of a bachelor’s party. There, he meets Matt. A handsome hazel-eyed stranger/ Luke reveals that he is basically being forced into a marriage that will make him miserable.
He lets on that he does not have amorous for Annette, who he sees more as his sister than a lover. Luke advises Matt to break off the engagement; an advice which Matt takes. Breaking off the engagement leads to a breakdown in relations between Matt and his parents. This forces him to leave the house and head for a bisexual themed nightclub as a sign of defiance.
At the club, Luke and Matt meet again and eventually go home together. They continue seeing each other with no commitment until Luke after caught Matt with someone else just a day after they were together. Matt shows no remorse, and they eventually break up, leaving Luke to focus on his career.
After Luke becomes wildly successful in his career, he meets Susan, a client and billionaire heiress who has an interest in him. Luke and Susan start seeing each other and have a perfect relationship until Matt gets in the middle of their business.
Susan has been sent by her controlling father to set up a new business branch in the US from England. Things are going smoothly until Matt comes along and buys up parts of the land where Susan has earmarked for development on her father’s orders. Matt is willing to sell on one condition; he wants to have a drink with both Luke and Susan.
The three of them meet, and old flames are rekindled, leading Matt and Luke to have sex while Susan is passed out from alcohol. What they do not know is that she is not out cold, and she confronts Luke the next morning. Luke is surprised at her reaction. Instead of anger, she makes a request. She wants a threesome: Matt, Luke, and her. Luke agrees, and it happens. The threesome paves the way for a successful transaction and lays the foundation for the future, which could include an industrial war between Susan and her father.
In Unnatural Diaries Vol. II: MMF Bisexual Menage Romance, you have MMF and MM scenes. You also have a story full of power, will, and hot steamy satisfying pleasures. Can you handle it?
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Hi! My name is Tara Rhodes, and I’m from San Francisco, California! I’m a full-time housewife, mother of 3 beautiful children, and part-time romance novelist. I love to write and I’m proud that I get to share my ‘Rhodes World’ with everyone in my spare time. I live a fairly simple life, but in my reads I share a hidden part of myself. I hope you all enjoy and spread the love and positivity as I share my reads with you!

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Luke and Matt sat together on a sofa in the mansion. His trance-like stare was half because it was beautiful and half because he was drunk. Matt placed his hands on top of Luke’s shoulders and whispered something Luke did not hear. Although they had a prior discussion on being attracted to each other, Luke did not quite expect it when Matt reached in for a kiss. However, although it felt strange, he did not flinch, he wanted Matt’s lips on his. One kiss and he felt a volcano of emotions erupt in his pants.
Luke instantly hardened and yearned for Matt. Soon enough, they were both covered in sweat, breathing each other’s breath, and all Luke could think of was the increasing want to have Matt’s body thrusting into his. Without warning, Luke pushed Matt into the couch where they had sat a few minutes ago, and taking Matt’s already hard erection into his mouth, Luke slowly sucked on it, while Matt groaned. The response excited him, and he increased the tempo with a passion that seemed to borrow its fire from hell.
Matt dug his hands into Luke’s hair as he muttered, “fuck.” Luke smiled, he knew he was doing a good job, he could feel his balls shiver. But Luke wasn’t ready to end this, and as though Matt read his thoughts, Matt grabbed Luke’s jaw and kissed him gently. Luke could feel a smile on Matt’s lips as he helped himself to Luke’s mouth. Luke buried himself in what seemed like an unending barrage of kisses filled with fire. He was so enveloped in it, he barely heard Matt when he said, “turn around, Luke.”

Falling For Dr. Kelly

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Every force has an equal and opposite attraction.
Love being the most volatile of them all.
AVERY
My life is anything but boring.
So what if I’m an introvert and prefer to focus on my career?
I was fine.
Until I met him—Flynn Kelly.
The doctor with the sexy Irish accent.
I thought we were unbreakable, until someone close hurts me in an unimaginable way.
Can two opposites fight the laws of attraction or will it end up tearing us apart?
FLYNN
I work hard, and play even harder.
When it came to women, I could have anyone I want.
Until I met her—Avery Evans.
She’s quiet, shy, and everything I’m not.
But we’re drawn together like magnets, sparking each other to life.
When the unthinkable happens, our differences really show.
Is our attraction about to sizzle and flame out? Only time will tell.
𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 

Afraid to Hope

Afraid To Hope by Sutton Bishop
 
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Series: Ancient Passages; Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
Archaeologist and INTERPOL contractor Dr. Natasha Jordaan is on a dangerous mission to recover artifacts looted from Morocco — the home of her past and her heart. Trained, competent, and proven, the last thing she needs is a brash, infuriating babysitter, no matter how sexy he is.
 
Former special forces Bane Rua wants this starched-up professor in every way a man can have a woman, and he always gets what he wants. His duty might be to protect the beautiful doctor and recover the relics, but no one ever said he couldn’t have two assignments.

Hybrid

Title: Hybrid
Author: Apryl Baker
Genre: Adult Dystopian\Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Dark Wish Designs
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Blurb:
Abomination. The word follows Katyia Dragonovich, bastard daughter of the Regent of Sector Three.
After being turned over to the vampire clan by the only mother she has ever known, Katya swears vengeance. Although terrified, she boldly faces her new future, even if it’s an uncertain one with a man who is as cold as the mountain’s ice caps.
When the Vampire clan discovers one of their new turns has been infected with ravager blood, they rally for her extermination. They cannot allow anything carrying the mark of the monstrous creatures that have overrun their world to live among them.
But Roman Stratcovich, rightful king of the Vampire clans, has other plans. This hybrid woman—part witch, part vampire, part ravager—may be the secret to gaining what he’s lost. More than that, however, she’s also the key to unlocking his cold heart.
The question is, does he want her to?
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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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