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Beg For You

Title: Beg For You
Series: Rocktown Ink #1
Author: Sherilee Gray
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 11, 2019
Ten years. Ten endless years I’ve waited to destroy the man who tore my family apart. But I never thought I’d get the chance… until his daughter walked into my tattoo parlour, looked me in the eye — and had no damned clue who I was.
 
I never planned on falling for Cassandra Deighton. She’s silk scarves and manicures. I’m scars and rage. Yet I can’t resist when she begs for more, my ice queen who burns with enough heat to sear the soul.
I need to end this. Before she finds out who I am. Before she gets hurt.
But I’m not the only one with secrets. We both have our scars, and if the truth comes out, we could lose everything…

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Sherilee Gray is a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful New Zealand with her husband and their two children. When she isn’t writing sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance, searching for her next alpha hero on Pinterest, or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.
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The Other Half

Title: The Other Half
Series: A Door Peninsula Passions Novel
Author: Katherine Hastings
Genre: Rom/Com
Release Date: June 27, 2019
When spoiled socialite Cassandra Davenport takes things one step too far, her grandfather gives her an ultimatum… prove she can live without her famous name and riches or give up her place in the family legacy. With nothing but $100, her tiny dog, and a car that should have died in the eighties, she heads to the family cabin in Door County to prove she’s more than just a pretty face with a trust fund.

 

 

 

Jake Alton doesn’t know much about the woman who showed up at the dilapidated cabin next door, other than the fact she’s putting a damper on his solitary and secluded lifestyle. Even though he tries to avoid this intruder to his sanctuary, the beautiful woman proves impossible to ignore.
Can true love conquer the divide between them, or will secrets and differences tear them apart?

 

 

“I’m cutting you off.”

“What?” The word came out harsher than I’d intended, and his eyebrows rose in a challenge.

“It’s my money that has allowed you to live this way.” His hand swiped over the photo again. Unable to stare at it any longer, I ripped it off the desk and crumbled it up before tossing it on the ground. 

“What am I supposed to do?” Panic changed the tone of my voice to a pitch similar to a whining five-year-old. “Please don’t do this. Don’t sell the company. Don’t cut me off. Just give me a chance to prove it to you. Please, Grandpa.” I was begging now, but I didn’t care. The darkness had stripped me of my desire to go after my dreams these past two years since my parents died, but knowing they were being ripped away had me grasping the air desperate to get them back.

“It’s too late, Cassandra. I’ve lost faith in you. You’re not capable.”

“I am, Grandpa! I swear I’m capable!” Sucking back the tears I straightened back up. “I got off track. Yes, I admit it. But you taught my father everything you know, and he taught me everything he knows. I’m the best of both of you. Just let me prove it. Please don’t do this.”

He sucked his cheek between his teeth like he did often when giving a thought careful consideration. Sitting back in his chair, he rubbed a hand across his bald head. “You think you have what it takes?”

“I know I do.” Raising my chin, I gave him my most confident stare, wishing there wasn’t mascara dripping down my face and snarls in my hair to destroy the appearance of a woman capable of taking the reins of a billion-dollar company.

“Then you must prove it.”

“Anything. I will do anything, Grandpa.”

While he stroked his face, I stroked my dog, waiting for his decision. A decision that would alter my entire life.

“If you want to prove to me you have what it takes, then I want to see you out in the world on your own two feet. I want to see you succeed without your name or my money. I want you to get your hands dirty and rise from the ground like I did. To understand the strife of the people you consider below you… the type of people who will one day be your employees and count on you to make decisions that secure their jobs and their income. Their very livelihoods. I want you to live like the other half.”

“Anything, Grandpa. Just tell me what to do.”

Silence settled over us while I struggled to control my breathing and the minutes ticked by. Just when I couldn’t take the suspense any longer, I saw a flash in his eyes and a smile lifted one corner of his lip. 

“I know how you can prove it to me.”

“How?”

“You are going to leave New York City and travel to a place where I’m certain no one will know you. You will find a job, pay your bills, and live with people who don’t own private jets and travel in limos. You’ll live amongst good people and hopefully you will come back here with an understanding of how the world really works and with a new appreciation for the life you can have. Should you choose to work for it instead of having it handed to you on a silver platter.”

“I can do that, Grandpa! I swear I can!”

“Good. Then I will make arrangements and you can prove to me you have what it takes, and you aren’t just a spoiled Park Avenue Princess.”

I put my hand up as if taking an oath. “I will. I promise.”

His eyes, a mirror of my own, narrowed into slits. “There will be rules.”

“What kind of rules?”

“You can tell no one who you are.” Leaning forward, he pressed his elbows into the desk and steepled his fingers. “No one. You will not use your name to get any favors. If I find out you told people your name to pave your own way and make things easier, the deal is off.”

“Okay. I can do that.”

“You will not tell your friends where you are and get them to help you. The only money you get is the money you earn on your own.”

“Ok. Fine. No friends. No outside money.”

“I mean it, Cassandra. I want you to live like the common man and woman so you might appreciate them more. Don’t think Eleanor didn’t tell me how you treated her. I won’t have you treating people you feel are inferior to you that way again. No one is inferior to you. No one.” 

Cringing, I nodded.

“Do you agree to my terms?”

“I do.”

“I’ll be keeping tabs on you. If you so much as take a penny from someone to pay a bill, or call those wretched friends of yours, I’ll know. Then the deal is off, and the company will be sold before you can come crying back with your latest sob story. And you will be cut off completely until you get your parent’s trust when you turn thirty.”

“It won’t come to any of that. I promise I’ll do better, Grandpa. I can do this.”
Katherine Hastings loves love. It’s why she writes romance novels. Getting lost writing a romantic adventure is one of her favorite pastimes. When she’s not on an adventure with her characters, she can be found at her home in Wisconsin snuggling her husband, two Boston Terriers, and the world’s naughtiest cat. Two things make Katherine want to leave her happy home these days… going for rides on her dressage pony or floating at the beach in her big inflatable raft. Writing her novels while floating in the lake is one of her ultimate pleasures… that and Fried Wisconsin Cheese Curds, of course.

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Forever Wanted

Title: Forever Wanted – Part One
Author: Dee Palmer
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 25, 2019
Cover Design: Concierge Literary Promotions
Pink’s Story:
As much as I love Finn, my brothers and our way of life… when things started to change, I found myself with only one option. I had to get away.
 
I need to clear my head and what better way than to hit the open road. My plan, for what it’s worth is to drive, try and work out what I want and to take care of number one for a change. 
 
What is it they say about best laid plans? 
 
My plans might be about to change dramatically when I suddenly have to swerve to avoid hitting a runaway bride. She might be beautiful underneath all that dirt but she’s a disaster, with drama written all over her tear stained face. 
 
I have to tell myself, this is not my problem. 
 
I don’t care.
 
I tell myself enough, I might even believe it for a fraction of the second it takes me to stop my truck and haul a u-turn.
 
Again I tell myself, I don’t care…until I do and then it’s too damn late.



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Davan Part 2

Title: Davan Part 2
Series: A Barber Shop Ink Novel
Author: Penny Blush
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 22, 2019

‘You couldn’t ask for a more heartbreaking, loving, funny and all around emotionally great book!’

 

‘The heart of a broken man learning to love for the first time.’

 

‘Take 3 separate emotional people and make them into a great family.’

I met the man of my dreams at a friend of a friend’s wedding.
It was everything I didn’t know I wanted in a man, tall, tattooed, bossy.
His life is complicated. Married with a daughter. But things are not as they seem.
I didn’t want to love him. He kept trying to push me away but like a moth to the flame I kept being drawn to him.
I love him with all my heart, he is my life.
Life is complicated, love even more so. 

 

 

 

My name is Penny Blush, I love all things book and book related. I’m hoping that the people who make the James Bond movies will call me to ask to use my name as the next Bond Girl *Fingers Crossed*
 
When I’m not hoping for the Bond people to contact me, I can usually be found with my nose in a book. Getting lost in a story or thinking about stories I would like to write.
 
I’m Australian, I love to sing, and Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I believe in magic, fairies, the power of the universe and that everything happens for a reason.
 
Basically, I’m a crazy person, and I’m ok with that, at least my life is not boring!

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Surrender

Title: Surrender
Series: Scandalous Series (standalone)
Author: Ady Anes
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2019

 

Can you surrender your body without surrendering your heart?
 
Nicholas Reed, the proud owner of Hedonism, where everything you desire can be found under one roof. Andrea Johnson is everything he wants.
 
Beautiful. Submissive. Willing to be his.
 
Andrea knew the moment she met Nic nothing would be the same. He’s offering everything a girl could want, himself. So, what’s the problem? She’ll never have his heart though he’ll likely keep a piece of her forever.
 
Can she still be his without surrendering all of herself?
 
**Contains mature content** 
For maximum reading enjoyment – recommended reading order for the Scandalous Series:
Attraction (Book One)
Irresistible (Book Two)
Temptation (Book Three)
Until Him (Book Four)
Reverence (Book Five)
Surrender (Book Six)
Forsaken (Book Seven)

  
 
Ady Anes is a dutiful wife and mother in real life, but a dirty girl between the pages. Her love for reading transfers into her passion for writing. She always has stories floating in her head, ready to pour onto blank pages. Ady has a killer sweet tooth, loves music and sports, and names her kids and fur babies after fictional characters.
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Sing to Me

Title: Sing to Me
Series: On Tour Duet #1
Author: Lee Piper
Genre: Contemporary Rocker Romance
Release Date: July 10, 2019

 

 

 

Never trust bad boy rockers.
 
They lie.
 
They cheat.
 
They grasp with one hand and push away with the other.
 
I’m done.
 
He’s not.
 
And when we collide, this time his heart will be on the line… because I’m not risking mine.

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Chasing Paige

Title: Chasing Paige
Series: Washington Guardians Hockey
Author: Ellen Devlin
Genre: Hockey Romance
Release Date: June 25, 2019
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

 
“Love at first sight.” It’s such a cliché. But when I saw her across a crowded room I couldn’t take my eyes off her.
 
One can say I’m the modest type. I don’t walk up to a girl, introduce myself and expect her to fall at my feet just because I’m a NHL player. If friends didn’t give me a little push me in her direction, I probably never would have approached her. But I’m so glad I did.
 
The electricity between us blew me away. From our first kiss to the first night we spent together it was clear. Paige was the one.
 
But something is holding her back, And with the trade deadline looming, she’s using it as an excuse to push me away.
 
Luckily, I know how to chase dreams; it’s how I made it to the NHL. I like a challenge, and I never quit until I get what I want. 
 
And what I want is Paige.

 

Red Hatter Book Blog – “Chasing Paige is dipping cotton candy into powdered sugar and topping it off with frosting and sprinkles levels of sweet.”

 

 

Law firm office cog by day.
 
Writer of steamy romance by night.
 
Hockey fan all the time.
 
Ellen lives in the Northern Virginia area with her husband and two sons, along with various furry and scaly creatures.
 
Life is good.

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