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Title: Resisting the Rookie
Series: Charleston Pirates
Author: Jacob Chance
Genre: Sports Romance (can be read as standalone)
Trope: Enemies to Lovers
Release Date: December 9, 2022
Cover Design: Sybil Wilson/Popkitty Design

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bodhi Shine, my brother’s best friend, is the closest thing I have to an enemy. Tall, with irritatingly good looks, this cocky jerk has been a thorn in my backside for as long as I can remember.
 
We’re like oil and water—we just don’t mix.
 
I do my best to avoid him, but now that he’s the new running back for the Charleston Pirates and staying with my twin, that’s damn near impossible.
 
And when we find ourselves as guests at the same beach house, there’s no way to keep my distance. Forced to spend time together, it’s not long before our mutual attraction wins out over common sense.
 
Although I remind myself of all the reasons I should resist the rookie… making the wrong choice has never felt so right.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jacob Chance grew up in New England and still lives there today. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker, and junk food lover.

A USA Today bestselling author of sports romance and romantic suspense, Jacob plans on writing many more stories.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Billionaire’s Arrangement

The Kept Trilogy Book 1

By Amelie S. Duncan

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Genre: Billionaire Romance | Age-Gap | Spicy Romance 

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Paul Crane is rich, brilliant, and powerful. And I belong to him, body and soul…

 

I came to New York City to study design and build a life for myself. The last thing I was looking for was love.

I needed money for my family and for the medical bills that threatened to pull us into poverty.

I didn’t have time to worry about my loneliness filling that cold empty spot in my heart…then I met Paul Crane.

At first, it seemed like Paul was the answer to all my problems. But after he rescued me from a desperate situation,

I soon discovered Paul had demons of his own.

Paul wasn’t looking for a lover…

He wanted a companion, a kept woman. And I was captivated by his charm, lavish gifts, and trips to Paris.

And his touch awakened my desires, passions I had never dreamed of.

But the closer we get, the more I begin to wonder. What happens when our arrangement comes to an end…

 

First book in a brand-new Billionaire Romance trilogy.

 



 

About Amelie S. Duncan

Amélie S. Duncan writes contemporary romances. Whether writing in the erotic, sports, or dark genres, all of her stories at the heart are character-driven. Her inspiration comes from many sources, including her life experiences and travels. She lives on the West Coast of the United States with her awesome husband and her sweet golden retriever Rosco.

 



 

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Series: Hot Vegas Nights Collaboration
Authors: Shannon O’Connor & M Leigh Morhaime, E.M. Shue, and D.M. Davis
Genre: Romance
Collection Hosted by: S.L. Sterling
 


 
Two strangers. One bed. A steamy weekend in Vegas & a wedding.


Violet:

All I need is for the damn stick to not turn blue. And for the wedding to go off without a hitch.
But my best friend keeps trying to tell me he’s in love with me and I don’t know how to let him down gently.
When the blue haired goddess catches my attention, I can’t help but wonder if she’s what I’ve been missing.

Dakota:
All I want is for my little brother’s wedding to go well. And maybe a nap.
So when the hotel tells me all their rooms are booked, I’m about to lose it.
That’s when the beautiful maid of honor swoops in to save me.
Now all I want to do, is save her from herself.

All’s Fair in Love & Vegas is a FF only one bed, rom-com set in Vegas. All’s Fair in Love in Vegas is apart of the Hot Vegas Nights Series.

 
 
 
 
D.M. Davis’ Vegas Storm is a spicy, billionaire, recovering bad boy, contemporary romance of of mistaken identity, misconceptions, and rules that were made to be broken.
 
There are two things you should know about me: I don’t gamble. I don’t date.
 
Relationships are not my thing.
I have fully vetted, no strings attached arrangements.
No repeats.
Then I kiss the wrong woman.
Mix up my arrangement with a business deal.
That’s a line I never intended on crossing.
Yet, I can’t stop thinking about doing it again.
There are exceptions to every rule.
I pride myself on not being one of those exceptions.
She prides herself on proving me wrong.
I’m willing to gamble my future for a chance with her. Only, she calls my bluff.
Never gamble what you’re not willing to lose.
 
Vegas Storm is a Storm Brothers Novel as well as part of the Hot Vegas Nights Series.
 

The Vegas Strip is the gateway to your wildest fantasies.

Where debauchery rules and depravity runs rampant.
Ellusive billionaires, celebrity bad boys, tantalizing dancers, master mixologists, and sexy tattoo artists are all within reach.
During these 17 Hot Vegas Nights, you’ll take a chance on love, lose yourself in entertainment, and gamble your heart away!
Seventeen books are all written with your pleasure in mind.

Jackpot
Winning big has always been my thing. I grew up in Las Vegas in the harsh glare of the bright lights. I worked hard for everything I have, but winning at poker was my hobby. Learning to cater to the whales was my passion. Owning my own casino was my dream. But the reality is like the dead man’s hand. A jinx.
Until I saw her.
She’s everything I never knew I needed or wanted. She is sexy, tattooed, and not afraid of me. But she has no clue who I really am. She thinks I’m just a poker player. She doesn’t know that being my queen entails the royal flush. That I’ll take everything from her and more. I’ll take her dominance as my own and she will submit to me. I’ll make her mine permanently so she can’t ever leave me.
But she does and she doesn’t know the danger she’s in. What I’ll do to keep her safe. And what I’ll give up for a chance at the ultimate jackpot—her heart.

 

 
The Vegas Strip is the gateway to your wildest fantasies. Where debauchery rules and depravity runs rampant. Elusive billionaires, celebrity bad boys, tantalizing dancers, master mixologists, and sexy tattoo artists are all within reach.
During these 15 Hot Vegas Nights, you’ll take a chance on love, lose yourself in entertainment, and gamble your heart away!
 
Fifteen books are all written with your pleasure in mind.
 
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Title: Prey Island
Series: Prey Island Book 1
Author: Kendra Moreno
Genre: Dark Contemporary Reverse Harem
Release Date: November 18, 2022
 

★★★★★ Amazon Review – “This book is hands down the best contemporary book I have read this year and I loved every word”

★★★★★  Goodreads Review – “I loved, loved, loved this book! I normally don’t read contemporary but being this from my main girl I had to!!!! And I got hooked from page one!”
 
Welcome to Prey Island. . .
 
Billie watches enough serial killer shows to know she’s in deep trouble when she finds herself kidnapped and shoved in a cage with dozens of other people. What she doesn’t expect is to be dropped off on a remote island, given weapons, and told to run.
The Hounds have been released and they say she’s the prey.
Now, Billie is being hunted just like everyone else on the island. Trapped with nowhere to go, she finds herself teaming up with others in order to survive. Four men set her ablaze with their touch and threaten to corrupt her every moral, each as dangerous as the Hounds who hunt them. She may not be built for Prey Island, but she won’t be going down without a fight.
This rabbit has teeth and the only way out is to
Play the Game.
Squid Games meets Predator in this thrilling WhyChoose romance. If you love K.A. Knight, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti, pick up Prey Island now!

 
Kendra Moreno is secretly a spy but when she’s not dealing in secrets and espionage, you can find her writing her latest adventure. She lives in Texas where the summer days will make you melt, and southern charm comes free with every meal. She’s a recovering Road Rager (kind of) and slowly overcoming her Star Wars addiction (nope!), and she definitely didn’t pass on her addiction to her son (she did). She has one hellhound named Mayhem who got tired of guarding the Gates of Hell and now guards her home against monsters. She’s a geek, a mother, a scuba diver, a tyrannosaurus rex, and a wordsmith who sometimes switches out her pen for a sword.
 
If you see Kendra on the streets, don’t worry: you can distract her with talks about Kylo Ren or Loki.
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Title: Loving My Soldier Collection
Authors: Layne Daniels, KL Donn, S.C. Clayton, Ember Davis, Melissa Williams, Mayra Statham, Annelise Reynolds, and E.M. Shue
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 2, 2022
Cover Design: Alluring Write Productions
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AFK Deployed by Layne Daniels
Tropes: Gamer/Nerds, Friends to Lovers, Opposites Attract
Tropes: Pen Pal, Best Friends Father, Grumpy/Sunshine, Age Gap
In Plain Sight by S.A. Clayton
Tropes: Brothers Best Friend, Secret Identity, Forbidden Romance
Tropes: Pen Pal, OTT/JP, Found Family, Pining From Afar
Rocky Mountain Hero by Melissa Williams
Tropes: Female Firefighter, Age Gap, Brothers Best Friend
Rowdy in California by Mayra Statham
Tropes: Navy SEAL Boker, Age Gap, Whirlwind Romance
Southern Soldier Boy by Annelise Reynolds
Tropes: Stepbrother, Catfish, Curvy Girl, Small Town
Tropes: Virgin Heroine, College Romance, Age Gap
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Holiday Shenanigans

A Romantic Comedy Anthology

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With the holidays rolling in, what sort of trouble can we get into?

Holidays are all about togetherness. There will be family get-togethers. Decorating the tree and singing along with every Christmas carol known to man. Remembering yesteryear. And don’t forget the family arguments over who gets the last piece of pie.

Come see what shenanigans the authors included in this collection bring to the table. Nothing is off limits in the name of Holiday cheer and shenanigans.

Holiday Shenanigans is a compilation of short stories guaranteed to make you laugh out loud—and possibly make your holiday season a little brighter.

 

The publisher’s proceeds from Holiday Shenanigans will be donated in their entirety to The Salvation Army. Please note that Holiday Shenanigans and its authors are not affiliated with or endorsed by The Salvation Army.


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Barb Shuler & KA Graham

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Mine This Winter

A Winter Romance Collection 

Romance Café Collection Book 18

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 Craving swoon-worthy happily ever afters?

This winter romance collection delivers.

Keep cozy with stories featuring enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, fake relationships, and forced proximity, all set during winter-time.

Seventeen titillating stories from USA Today best-selling and award-winning romance authors in a spicy collection curated by The New Romance Cafe. Available for a limited time only, HEA guaranteed.


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A.R. Bell

Anna Volkin

Charlotte O’Shay

Chele MacCabe

Chrissa Rose

Danielle Bellwood

Harper Michaels

Heather Scarlett

Karigan Hale

Katherine Moore

Lila Grey

Megan Hetherington

Melanie A. Smith

Rebecca Conrad

Sofia Aves

Suki McMinn

Toni Denise

Trinity Wood

 


About The New Romance Cafe

The New Romance Café is the place to get your daily dose of romance books. 

Hang out with like-minded readers and authors at different stages of their writing journey, in a diverse and inclusive group. 

Find out about new releases, take part in fun discussions, and recommend your favourite reads in the safe space of the Café.

 

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Title: Flirting With the Enemy
Series: Harbor Highlands Series
Author: Gia Stevens
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 27, 2022
 
All is fair in love and promotions…
Until you flirt with the enemy.
Seth Taylor is a thorn in my side. I can’t stand his cocky smirk, know it all demeanor, but most of all, I can’t stand those ridiculous bow ties he wears.
But the number one reason I hate him…
He’s applying for my promotion.
Well, it’s not mine, yet, but he’s certainly ruined my shoo-in chance.
When we’re told interviews will be held during a conference in Colorado, I pray our hotel rooms are on different floors.
Of course, things never go according to plan.
A failed connecting flight, a road trip, and a blizzard force us to seek refuge at an isolated roadside motel in the mountains. When my only option is to share a room with Seth, I’m expecting the bow tie wearing, clean cut, black rim glasses Seth. Not this guy standing in front of me wearing only gray sweatpants that hang dangerously low on his hips and a cocky grin.
Maybe it’s the high altitude or perhaps it’s Seth who’s causing this lightheadedness.
Because when a game of twenty questions turns naughty, it doesn’t take long for the burning rage to turn into fiery passion.
All I know, the longer we stay here lines blur and feelings become real.
★★★★★ Let’s Read Romance – “The banter is witty, the dialogue delivered with a one-two punch that’ll have you laughing your ass off”
 
★★★★★ Goodreads Review – “If you enjoy romantic comedies, contemporary romance, a good amount of spice, AND getting emotional, this book is for you!”
 
★★★★★  Randi Reviews – “….boy did Gia Stevens deliver and then some.”
 
Gia Stevens resides in the up north of Minnesota. She lives for the warm, sunny days of summer and dreads the bitter cold of winter. A romantic comedy junkie at heart, she knew she wanted her own stories to encompass those same feelings.

When she’s not busy writing your next book boyfriend, Gia can be found playing in her vegetable garden, watching reruns of The OC and Gossip Girl, or curled up with a good book.

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Title: Hate Games
Author: M Jameson
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Enemies to Lovers
Release Date: November 29, 2022

“I love everything by M Jameson and this book was no exception! I couldn’t put it down until I was through. Ryder and Ash were just gasoline together, chemistry off the charts. He was a perfect jealous/possessive alpha who loses his shit and can be an a-hole when he wants to.” – Goodreads Reviewer

I knew she was trouble. The kind of trouble you’ll never be able to run from. The good kind.
When Asher moves in with her aunt in the elite college town of Rothwell, all she wants to do is keep her head down and remain the wallflower she’s always been. But one encounter with the town’s badest playboy threatens to unravel her plans.
Ryder’s number one rule is ‘no connections’ but the new girl is getting under his skin. All his attempts to ruin her backfire when their hate games and sizzling chemistry collide.

“Does humiliating a woman make you feel like a big man, little boy?” 

“What did you say to me?” I tilt my head, annoyed and intrigued that the tiny thing has the balls to insult me. She frowns, and I’m irritated to find I like her frown. She repeats herself slowly, likely for emphasis.

“You have no idea who the fuck I am, do you?”

She scoffs at me. “Just ‘cause your daddy thinks he owns this town and donated some money to get a school named after him doesn’t make you special, Ryder Rothwell.” 

Oh, the girl has no fucking idea how many lines she’s crossing. I close the short distance between us in a few strides. The closer I get, the more frustrated I become. The girl doesn’t flinch. She just stands with her hands on her small hips, chin jutted out in defiance. My eyes roam down to the slim column of her neck, and my fingers ache to reach down and wrap around it.

She cocks a brow. “Boys like you don’t scare me, never have, and never fucking will.”

“You sure about that, sweetheart?”

“Oh, I’m all kinds of sure.” She stares me down, shoulders past me, and walks toward Cassandra, who stands watching our exchange with a stunned expression. 

“You alright?” Marcella’s cousin, A — something, asks Cassandra. I didn’t even catch the girl’s name when Dylan was begging me to invite her to my party, but now I want to know, so I can make her regret ever talking to me the way she did.

“I don’t need you to stand up for me,” Cassandra snaps.

“See there, kitten. Some girls know their place.”

She turns toward me. “Where’s that?”

“At my feet.” 

Her cheeks redden, and I turn away, climbing into my Wrangler. Oh, she’s going to be sorry. Nobody crosses me and gets away with it.

M Jameson enjoys writing steamy, taboo, and forbidden stories. Sometimes dark, sometimes angsty, but sexiness and HEA (albeit not conventional) guaranteed. Jameson loves to delve into the hard topics and pushing the limits, so if you’re looking for escapism and like your boundaries crushed, she’s your go-to.
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Title: Wicked Sins
Series: Secrets in Blood Book 1
Author: Dani René
Genre: Dark Romance, BDSM, Steamy
Release Date: November 26, 2022

“This age gap mafia romance was a rollercoaster ride with secrets waiting to ambush you at every corner and dangerous passion ready to grab you at every step.” ~ PP’s Bookshelf

USA Today Bestselling Author, Dani René, dives back into the world of BDSM with this sensual, steamy, dark romance.
 
I bask in their tears. I want to hear them beg. And watching them crawl feeds my desire.
 
My proclivities would make most submissives balk. But a chance encounter with a beautiful stranger leaves me wanting something I never thought I would ever want—a second taste. It’s dangerous, but I’m willing to risk everything for more of the woman built for sin.
 
She’s my wicked sin, and I’m not giving her up now.
Dani is a USA Today Bestselling Author of dark and deviant romance with a seductive edge.
 
Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, she now lives in the UK with her better half who does all the cooking while she writes all the words.
 
When she’s not writing, she can be found binge-watching the latest TV series, or working on graphic design either for herself, or other indie authors.
 
She enjoys reading books about handsome villains and feisty heroines, mostly dark, always seductive, and sometimes depraved. She has a healthy addiction to tattoos, coffee, and ice cream.
 
You can find more information on her website, www.danirene.com, or find her on social media, Instagram and Facebook being her favorites. Along with her newsletter, which you can sign up for here – https://bit.ly/DaniVIPs
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