Posts Tagged ‘Romance’

Title: Gentleman’s Anger
Collection Title: Players & Sinners Club 
Author: MK Moore
Release Dates: January 27, 2023
Genre: Sports Romance (Wrath/Rugby)
Cover Design: Touch Creations
Organization: Rewritten Fairytales
Logan Reynolds is a perfect gentleman, that is, until he gets on the pitch. All bets are off out there. When he sees the new owner, he never imagined she would be everything he ever wanted.
Patience Winters has never taken no for an answer. Her 1% stake in the London Hookers is about to finally pay off. She shouldn’t get involved with a player, especially not Logan Reynolds.
Is it really such a sin?
When they fall, they fall hard, fast, a dirty. Doesn’t love always win?
Can his wrath match her patience?
Hate the sin…
Love the Sinner.
Falling for the bad boys may get these ladies into trouble, but it’s hard to resist the temptation. The guys are hot, talented, desperately wanted, famous… and the details of their stories are extremely addicting.
As the women these athletes love peel away the layers, each one uncovers a side the public doesn’t normally get to see. Whether or not that side is worth the fight is a different question.
One only answered by the heart.
7 Deadly Sins meet the famous athletes of the Players and Sinners Club. Indulge with these standalone stories, guilt-free.


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
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.

Title: Immortal Sins
Series: Dark Falls Academy Book Three
Author: Anya J Cosgrove
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Release Date: January 26, 2023
Cover Design: Fiona Jayde Media
The Academy has fallen to the enemy.
Cole had to flee to Faerie. His best-friend Flynn—my bully and tormentor—holds all the answers. My family secrets are like a noose, slowly tightening around my neck.
To vanquish my demons, I’ll break all the rules. I’ll kneel before my dark prince and infiltrate his world.
Mortals shouldn’t eat Faerie fruits.
Every witch knows the rule.
Can I handle just one bite? Or two? What about a taste of forever?
Immortal Sins is the third book of Dark Falls Academy, an action-filled, enemies-to-lovers, fantasy romance. The steaminess increases with each book. Fall under the dark prince’s spell and discover a world meant to bring mortals to their knees.

Anya J Cosgrove lives in Québec with her husband, her beautiful son, and two mischievous cats. She works as a veterinarian by day. She’s a travel and Disney junkie and is passionate about her favorite paranormal series.

What would Buffy do? Kick ass!


Title: Necessary Evil (Kingdom of Monsters #2)
Author: Harper A. Brooks
Genre: Monster Romance
Cover Designer: Claire Holt at luminescence covers
Publication Date: January 26th, 2023
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


A great evil waits for me…

And it won’t stop until it swallows me whole.


I’ve been ripped from Dark Castle, thrown back into the mortal world where I don’t belong.


Here, they think I’m crazy. They’ve locked me up and forced pills down my throat, telling me I’ve lost my mind.


And maybe I have…


I’ve fallen for three monsters after all.


Prince Airic, Knight Reis, and shapeshifter Wels—they are the sinister men of my nightmares and my deepest fantasies. I can still feel their touches, hear their voices in my head, but they’re in danger.


I have to get back to them because if the shadows close in, I can lose everything.


The kingdom.


My monsters.


And ultimately, myself.


Necessary Evil is book 2 in the Kingdom of Monsters series. It’s a full length fantasy monster romance with some darker themes, lots of steam, and is a story where the heroine will end up with more than one love interest.

Harper A. Brooks lives in a small town on the New Jersey shore. Even though classic authors have always filled her bookshelves, she finds her writing muse drawn to the dark, magical, and romantic. But when she isn’t creating entire worlds with sexy shifters or legendary love stories, you can find her either with a good cup of coffee in hand or at home snuggling with her furry, four-legged son, Sammy.

She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

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USA TODAY Bestselling Author

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Title: Wolves of Hawthorne Cove: The Complete Series
Author: Debbie Cassidy
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Reverse Harem
Cover Designer: Jay R Villalobos – Covers by Juan
Publication Date: January 26th, 2023
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


A Lycan that can’t shift is no use to anyone.


I’ve made it my mission to be useful to my pack. As pack enforcer, I’m fast and strong, but when the time comes to bond with my mate, it isn’t enough.


Rejection means lone wolf status and isolation from the pack. But when a package arrives with an unexpected inheritance, the pack that wants to shun me, suddenly has a new use for me.


Turns out, I’m the proud owner of a house in mysterious territory, rumoured to be home to a pack of beautifully twisted shifters. Hawthorne Cove is Impregnable to Lycans, but not to a half human like me.


Now I have a second chance to be accepted by my pack.


All I have to do is infiltrate the Hawthorne pack, find the source of their power and steal it.


Easier said than done.


Because once I pass the mystical boundaries surrounding the town, I’ll be absolutely, and totally at the mercy of the wolves of Hawthorne Cove.



Wolves of Hawthorne cove is a paranormal romance story with multiple love interests and a heroine who will grow into her strength and power as the series progresses. This collection contains all five books in the series: A Shifter’s Sin, A Shifters Trial, A Shifter’s Heart, A Shifter’s Curse and A Shifter’s Choice.

Debbie Cassidy lives in England, Bedfordshire, with her three kids and very supportive husband. Coffee and chocolate biscuits are her writing fuels of choice, and she is still working on getting that perfect tower of solitude built in her back garden. Obsessed with building new worlds and reading about them, she spends her spare time daydreaming and conversing with the characters in her head – in a totally non psychotic way of course. She writes Urban Fantasy, Fantasy and Reverse Harem Fantasy. All her books contain plenty of action, romance and twisty plots.


The Billionaire Fling

A Contemporary Romance Collection for Charity 

Romance Café Collection Book 19


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Available on Kindle Unlimited


Champagne, sports cars, private jets: these powerful billionaires can buy everything but love.

With the world at their command, how will they cope with the one person who wants their heart, not their money?

Strap on your red sole stilettos, pop open the champagne, and dive into our billionaires’ glittering happily ever afters.

Over twenty titillating stories from USA Today best-selling and award-winning romance authors in a spicy billionaire collection curated by The New Romance Cafe, with ALL proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Participating Authors:

Celia J. Lisbeth

DL Gallie

Emmy Dee

Gabbi Black

Heather Scarlett

JA Lafrance

Jackie Paxson

Janie Grey

Kat Parrish

Kathleen Ryder

Keighley Bradford

Kenna Shaw Reed

Kristine Charles

Molly Lachaussee

Nikita Bloom


Susan Horsnell

TL Hamilton

Toni Denise

Whimsy Nimsy

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: 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

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.
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.
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.

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: Freedom In Friday Harbor

Author: International Bestselling Author Annee Jones

Genre: Christian contemporary romance

Publisher: Self-Published by Annee Jones

Release Date: January 25, 2023

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Will the 4th of July fireworks light the way to freedom from the past and perhaps the blossoming of new love for Summer and Ace in Friday Harbor?

Seattle marketing specialist Summer Connelly welcomes the assignment to supervise the construction of a company float for the annual 4th of July parade in Friday Harbor, WA. Not only will it be a chance to prove her leadership skills to her boss, but an opportunity for a much-needed escape, especially since she hasn’t taken any time off since her divorce was finalized over a year ago.

Ace Lockhart works himself to the bone at his Portland contracting company, but something in his life feels off. When doctors tell him his elderly father has taken a turn for the worse, he heads to Friday Harbor to be with the old man, simply because no one else in the family will even speak to him.

As fate would have it, Summer’s plans for the parade look like they could go up in smoke before any fireworks are even set off. Can Ace be the ticket to light at the end of the tunnel? Will their days together lead to fireworks in more ways than one?

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Annee Jones Bio:

Annee Jones is an International Bestselling Author of romance, fantasy, and mystery. She is passionate about writing stories where dreams come true and love wins!

Professionally, Annee works as a disability counselor where she is honored to help her clients navigate through complex medical and legal systems while rediscovering their wholeness in Spirit.

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Excerpts from Freedom In Friday Harbor

Excerpt #1 ( 224 Words)

Dr. Fielding crossed her legs and ran a hand down the leg of her cream-colored pantsuit. “Those were decisions that you made in the past. Now is the present, and the future has yet to be written. You have the ability to make different choices going forward.” 

“I’m scared though—you know I haven’t even considered dating since the divorce went through,” Summer said. “I’ve been too busy focusing on work.” 

“That’s something we can look at more closely,” said the counselor. “I know your 30th birthday is coming up. Do you have any fun plans to celebrate?”

 “No,” Summer said morosely. “Quite frankly, I don’t even want to think about it. I’m so not where I wanted to be at this age.”

 Dr. Fielding chuckled and took off her glasses. “Honey, no one ever is.”

 The therapist’s light-hearted comment lifted her spirits. “I guess that’s true,” she said with a rueful smile. 

Dr. Fielding glanced at the wall clock. “I’m afraid our time is up. Try to do something nice for yourself for your birthday. Give yourself some grace. You’re only human. And remember -awareness is key to not repeating the patterns of the past.” 

“God forbid I should ever do that,” Summer said, shuddering.”

 That’s something we can both agree upon,” said Dr. Fielding, rising to give her a quick hug goodbye.


Excerpt #2 ( 278 Words)

“I have a project that I’d like to put you on. But it would mean that you’d have to travel.” 

“Travel?” she repeated, her curiosity peaked. 

Jim held up his hand. “Not that far, just a ferry ride over to Friday Harbor in the San Juans. Have you been there before?”

 “No,” she said. “I moved up to Seattle after graduating from college in Oregon but haven’t visited the islands off the coast yet.” 

“It’s beautiful out there,” Jim said. “Friday Harbor is the main town on San Juan Island. It’s a historic seaport village – very quaint.”

 “What’s the job?” she asked. 

He grinned. “I need you to supervise the building of a float for the town’s annual 4th of July parade.”

 “A float? Parade?” she asked incredulously. Her job usually consisted of designing digital marketing promotions. “I’m – I’m not sure I’m qualified,” she said, gulping. “Oh, I think you’re plenty qualified,” Jim said, chuckling.“

A construction crew can do the physical labor part. But I need you to design the thing and make sure the parade goes according to plan. It would of course therefore require you to work over the holiday. To make up for it, I want you to take a few days off and relax afterward.”

 “Hm,” she said. “That does sound nice. What is the company that’s hiring us to do their float?”

 “The Pacific Beekeepers Association,” Jim said, his eyes sparkling. 

Summer groaned inwardly, remembering the pain when a bee stung her in the arm at a summer picnic when she was six.

 She nodded, doing her best to smile. “Right,” she said. “You can count on me, sir. I’ll do it.”


Excerpt #3 (240 Words)

“Coffee would be perfect, thanks,” replied Summer.

 “Coming right up,” said the server. “Help yourself to the buffet whenever you want.” She turned and headed toward the kitchen, passing a waiter carrying a pitcher of ice water. Summer held out her glass for him to fill and then took a few sips of the cool liquid. Rising, she walked over to the buffet, interested to see what was in the steaming trays. She picked up a plate and walked slowly down the line, choosing scrambled eggs, sausage, and hash browns. A tall carousel of delectable-looking bakery items on a cart caught her attention. There was one blueberry scone left. Unable to resist the temptation, she reached for it, promptly bumping the hand of someone else, also making a grab for it from the opposite side. 

“Oops, sorry,” she said, pulling her hand back quickly.

 “Oh no, I’m sorry,” said the tall, dark, and ridiculously handsome man who stepped out from around the cart. He smiled at her affably and handed her the scone. 

“You take it,” he said. 

“No, you,” she said, hoping she wasn’t blushing as she passed it back to him. 

He stepped backward and shook his head. 

“Well, when my sister and I wrestled as kids over the last cookie or slice of pie, our mother would always make us split it. So how about we share?” he suggested. 

She grinned. “That only sounds fair,” she said.

Title: Illicit Affairs
Series: Appeal of Attraction Book 1
Author: Savannah Sloan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 12, 2023
Tropes- age gap, arranged marriage, cheating, Forbidden, Political scandal

“I’m still rather new to the Savannah Sloan universe, but after Illicit Affairs, I’m keeping my eye on her as I LOVED it so much.” The Power of Three Readers

“I am so happy I found this author! I was absolutely floored!” lindasbookstoreadblog

“This book is phenomenal.” @boundbypaper

I’m not the man you’re hoping I am.
The first time I saw her, she wore her youth like a designer gown. Tailor made to fit her like a second skin. Her innocence obvious even as her body screamed sin.
Two things that spoke to the bastard lingering inside me.
Young and eager, she served herself up to me, a delectable dessert on a gilded tray. I took from her what only one man would ever get to have, and then when it was time, I walked away.
I tried to tell you, I’m the villain of her story.
But now she’s here, broken by a past I had nothing to do with and damned to a future with a man she doesn’t love. Her family sees her as nothing more than a pawn.
She wants more. And I’m the only one that can give it to her.
Don’t waste your sympathy on him. He’ll get over it. As my brother he should have known, I don’t share well with others.
What? I warned you—I’m not the hero here.
But I am the man she needs.


It’s always starts the same: tightness in my throat, pressure in my chest. It feels as though if I don’t remove myself to a place where I can be alone, that I might die—even though sometimes I wonder if that would really be the worst thing. So I run. At least this time, I had the wherewithal to put on tennis shoes and not run out in my slippers.

 That penthouse. The glamorous sterility of it makes grounding myself damn near impossible. I can’t find something to name in the room of different colors when everything is either white or various shades of tan. That vanilla existence literally sends me into orbit. There is nothing in that environment to distract from the darkness swirling inside me.

When the panic sets in, like it did tonight, I pace the entire minute-long elevator ride to the ground floor. Like a caged animal, I ping four steps from one wall, then four steps to the other. Back and forth. I can’t stop moving. Sweat beading on my neck, my damp hands fidgeting as I beg for the ding of the doors before they open. I desperately anticipate seeing those big plate glass doors that let me run from their expectations. I can put a pin in my father’s predetermined future for me, at least until they find me.

Funny how the path he’s chosen for me has changed so drastically over the last few months. Before, it was law school, working for him, breaking my back to make up for the fact that I was born his meek little girl and not his goddamn respectable son.

Liam Betancourt is far from father of the year. Everything with him is a business transaction. He wasn’t always like that, but one day he woke up and slipped into his god complex like a perfectly tailored suit and hasn’t let something as emotional as fatherhood color his judgment since. His priorities changed quickly. All that matters to him anymore is power, and he only bothers with things that will give him every ounce that he feels entitled to. Now that an opportunity for a fistful of it has come his way, or more specifically, in his daughter, he won’t let it slip away from his insatiable grasp.

Savannah Sloan was born in the Pacific Northwest, but gave up beautiful beaches, snowcapped mountains, and Seattle Mariners games to move to the Midwest for a guy.
A tall and tattooed Marine to be specific. You can’t fault her for that.
She is now a mother of four, a disobedient housewife, and a lover of happy endings.
No wait—that’s something else—Happily ever afters… she fully believes in them. However, she’s not opposed to the aforementioned.
In her overabundance of free time, Savannah loves writing about dark, brooding, morally gray men and the strong women who always fall for them.
You can find her on most social media platforms… she’s just not the best at updating them.