Itâs just a belated goodbye, right? No harm, no foul.
A FOOL FOR YOU
Foolproof Love #3
Releasing Oct 3rd, 2016
Itâs been thirteen years since Hope Moore left Devilâs Falls, land of sexy cowboys and bad memories. Back for the weekend, she has no intention of seeing the man she never got overâ¦or the two of them getting down and dirty. Itâs just a belated goodbye, right? No harm, no foul.
Until six weeks later, when her pregnancy test comes back positiveâ¦
Daniel Rodriguez hasnât forgiven himself for how things went down with Hope all those years ago. He knows sheâs better off without him, but when she shows up on his doorstep, panicking because sheâs pregnant with his baby, he canât help seeing it as a chance to make up for the past.
Too bad Hope has no intention of going along with his plans.
Hope Moore held her breath as she passed the sign declaring Welcome to Devilâs Falls. She hadnât crossed the town boundary in thirteen years, not since she sat next to an open grave as they lowered her brother into the ground. Not since she turned her back on her entire life here, whisked away by her parents to the best medical facilities Texas had to offer.
She touched her knee. Sheâd never cheered again, never run track, never done any of the things sheâd had planned when she was eighteen and had graduated high school with stars in her eyes.
Stars in her eyes, and love in her heart.
Neither had lasted past that car crash.
Oh, it had taken the love a lot longer to die than it had her knee, but Daniel Rodriguez made sure she knew where she stood with him.
She caught herself taking her foot off the gas and picked up speed again. There was no telling if sheâd see him while she was here, but it couldnât matter. Sheâd moved past what happened that night, moved past the disappointment that sheâd almost let sour everything else about her life. It might not have happened like she planned, but sheâd made the best of her college experience, and sheâd gone on to create a successful little niche for herself, helping people and institutions with too much money on their hands create trusts and scholarships for those in need.
And now Hope was back in town to finally do that in her brotherâs memory.
She pulled onto Main Street, heading for the only lodgings someone out of town with no relatives to stay with would considerâSara Janeâs B&B. It was a nice little place, but Sara Jane was nosy to a criminal degree and gossiped more than anyone Hope had ever come across. The second she checked in and went up to her room, everyone with a phone would be getting a call letting them know that she was back in town.
It wasnât that it was a secret, but she couldnât help but feel that sheâd always be John Mooreâs little sister, the one who survived when her older brotherâher better in a lot of waysâdidnât. She knew that was her own insecurity. Sheâd had too many years of therapy to believe anything else, except in her darkest heart of hearts, the place she didnât let see the light any more than strictly necessary.
But it was hard to ignore that little voice when driving through Devilâs Falls. No, not through.To. This was her destination.
Her parents hadnât been too thrilled about her coming back, even for a limited time, but even they couldnât deny that this scholarship she was here to set up was a good thingâthe right way to honor John. Heâd been in the middle of a full ride at the University of Texas when he was killed, and it made sense to set it up to allow other kids the opportunity heâd never be able to realize.
She pressed a hand to her chest and pulled into the nearest parking spot against the curb. God, even after all this time, it still hurts. Most days it didnât. Heâd been gone long enough that sheâd processed her grief as much as one person could process grief, and she was able to focus on the good memories.
Her eyes focused on the sign sheâd been staring blindly at, and she frowned. Cups and Kittens. That was new. In a town as mired in the past as Devilâs Falls, change was something of a novelty. Or maybe she was biased in a negative way, because the only thing this town held for her was memories. Some bad, mostly good, all dust now.
Pathetically grateful for something external to focus on, she climbed out of her car and looked at the cheery window painting depicting kittens frolicking in between flowers.
The B&B could wait a little while longer. Her meeting with the town board wasnât until tomorrow, so there was no reason she couldnât do a little poking around in the meantime. Thirteen years was a long time. If anyone had asked her, she would have joked that she hadnât expected anything about Devilâs Falls to change while she was gone.
Apparently sheâd been wrong.
She pushed through the door and froze in the face of a pair of cats staring at her from their perch on a table overlooking the big window in the front. The sight surprised a laugh out of her. âCups and Kittens, indeed.â
âIn the most literal sense.â
She glanced over at the woman behind the counter, a third cat lounging near the register. Familiarity rolled over Hope. âJules Rodriguez.â Danielâs little cousin. Not so little anymore. Last time sheâd seen Jules, the girl had been lanky to an almost awkward degree and had braces with bright green bands. Sheâd grown up pretty, and there was more of Daniel about her now than there had been when she was a kid.
Or maybe Iâm just back in Devilâs Falls and seeing Daniel wherever I look.
Julesâs dark eyes cleared. âHope? What are you doing back in town?â She hesitated. âI donât suppose youâre here to sweep my brooding cousin off his feet and shove him back into real life?â
Her mind tripped over itself trying to keep up with the other womanâs verbal gymnastics. Jules had always been like that, now that she thought about itâa bright and bubbly steamroller. She tried to weed her way through what the woman had just said, but there was only one thing she could focus on. Daniel. Always Daniel. âWhat do you mean, back into real life?â
âWell, you know.â
No, she really didnât. She studied Julesâs face, the way she wouldnât quite meet her eyes. âIs he okay?â She hadnât missed the way Quinn Baldwyn had frozen up when sheâd asked that same question a few weeks ago at his sisterâs wedding, and worry had been simmering in the back of her mind ever since, no matter how many times she told herself it wasnât any of her business. Daniel was a grown man, and he had always been more than capable of taking care of himselfâand everyone else around him. Things changed, but she couldnât see that changing.
Jules shifted, her hand darting out to pet the calico on the counter and then darting away when the cat swiped at her. âDefine okay.â
It was none of her business. It stopped being her business a very long time ago.
But that didnât stop her from clearing her throat and asking, âIs heâ¦is he married?â Did he build the house we always talked about and have those two wild boys and one sweet girl? Does he bring his wife waffles for breakfast in bed on the weekends?
Oh my God, stop.
But Jules was already shaking her head, her mouth turning down. âNope. No wife, no kids, no serious relationship in, well, thirteen years.â
Hope blinked. âYouâre joking.â
âI wish I was.â A calculating look came into her eyes, but then she shook herself and it was all guileless enthusiasm. âWhat are you doing for dinner?â She rushed on without waiting for a response. âWeâre having a little thing with Quinn and my friend Aubry, and, well, I kind of went and married Adam Meyers.â
Some things really do change. She remembered Adam, the wild-eyed boy whoâd grown into a wild-eyed man, better than she remembered Jules. No one had expected him to come back to Devilâs Falls after he blew out of town that last time, let alone to settle here andâ¦get married. âWow. Whatâs Daniel have to say about that?â
âHe was best man at our wedding.â Jules laughed. âThough he was pretty furious at the beginning. Here, sit down. You look like you could use a coffee, and Iâll tell you the story since weâre generally pretty dead Thursday nights. Then Iâll close up and we can go to dinner. The boys will love to see you. Quinn was just talking about you the other day.â
Hope wasnât sure she actually agreed to any of it, but the next thing she knew, she was drinking coffee while a cat curled up in her lap and listening to Julesâs wild tale about a fake relationship that turned into a real relationship. Somehow in the middle of that, she was bundled up into Julesâs truck, and by then it was too late to change her mind.
She settled into her seat, consoling herself with the fact that Jules had very specifically not mentioned Danielâs name. There was no reason to think heâd be there, but it would be nice to reconnect with some of her old friends. As much as it had hurt when things went south with Daniel, knowing that sheâd lost Quinn and Adam, too, had just been salt in the wound. Sheâd chased them around since she could toddle after her big brother and his friends, and theyâd turned into true friends over the years. She understood why they hadnât reached out, but she wasnât going to turn down a chance to catch up with them.
It would probably be the only nice thing about being back in Devilâs Falls.
âYou havenât even heard what Iâm asking.â
âDonât need to.â Daniel Rodriguez leaned down and unbuckled Ritaâs saddle and hefted it off the horseâs back. Theyâd had a good run today, the hot sun making it impossible to think too hard about anything other than whether a human being could roast alive in Texas in August. He hadnât yet, so that put the odds ever so slightly in his favor.
All he wanted was to finish here and head back to his place for a cold shower and an even colder beer.
It would just fucking figure that the universe had other ideas. He glanced up, but Aubry Kaiser hadnât moved. In fact, with her arms crossed over her chest and her chin up, all signs pointed to this adding up to an argument he couldnât possibly win.
She frowned harder. âItâs your birthday. You canât just sit at home by yourself.â
âSince itâs my birthday, this is the one day a year I should be able to do exactly that with no one bitching at me.â He regretted the harsh words almost as soon as they were out of his mouth, but Aubry wasnât like his little cousin. She was meaner than a rattler and twice as likely to bite.
She narrowed her amber eyes at him. âYour cousin misses you.â
That explained why she was out here when he knew for a fact she thought horses were akin to goatsâas in, the devilâs own creatures. Hell, she was giving poor Rita a suspicious look even while guilt-tripping him using the one person in his life he couldnât say no to.
Which doesnât explain why Jules herself isnât here.
âShe sees me on a regular basis.â
âThis is your birthday.â Aubry sighed and rolled her eyes, looking put-upon. âLook, it goes like thisâJules has worked really hard to put together a surprise birthday party for you, and if you donât show up to be surprised, sheâs going to be crushed.â
He stared. âI donât want a surprise birthday party.â The fact that it was no longer a surprise said a whole lot about Aubryâs priorities, and he couldnât blame her for that.
âLook at my face. This is the face of a woman who doesnât give two fucks what you care about. What I care about is Jules, and that means youâre going to go shower off the smell of that animal and show up at their house in an hour, right on time.â She paused, her brows slanting down in an expression that was downright forbidding. âYou helped me out not too long ago, so Iâm going to do you a solid and give you the lowdown. Ready?â
Fuck, no. âSure.â
âJules is worried about you. Really worried. If you donât show up tonight, sheâs going to take that as a sign to go forward with plan B.â
He knew he was going to regret it, but he still asked, âWhatâs plan B?â
Aubry gave a tight smile. âA full-scale intervention with everyone in your life, including your parents. The kind where they sit you down in a circle and each speak their mind in the most uncomfortable way possible until youâre ready to beg the ground to swallow you whole.â Her smile dimmed. âSheâs worried about you, Daniel.â
Everyone seemed worried about him, though they usually did him the courtesy of at least trying to hide the looks exchanged when they thought he wasnât looking. The whispered conversations with his various cousins and his parents. The never-ending work that was only there because they were throwing him a goddamn bone. It didnât seem to matter that he hadnât done anything requiring an intervention. Heâd just stopped enjoying the company of people, mostly because he was such shitty company these days. But try telling that to the family, and they acted like he had just confessed to being an ax murderer.
At least Jules had mostly stayed out of it. Up until today.
He grabbed the curry brush and went over Ritaâs back. Aubry was right. Showing up to a party he didnât want on a day he sure as fuck didnât feel like celebrating was vastly preferable to the alternative. âExplain to me what the plan is.â
She gave a grin that did nothing to reassure him. âDinner and drinks. Itâll be nice. Adam and Quinn miss you.â
âI see those assholes every day.â Kind of hard not to when they worked the ranch alongside him. It felt right to have Adam back, to have Quinn there, but at the same time it was a constant reminder that they were a man short.
And it was his fault.
âItâs different and you know it,â Aubry continued, obviously enjoying how miserable he was. Sheâd always been a mean one, which never failed to amuse him because Jules was her polar oppositeâas bright and happy as a spring day. Rita shifted in her stall, and Aubry went even paler than she was normally. âDinner starts at six. Donât be late.â Then she was gone, moving at a clip fast enough that a less cautious man than Daniel would call it running.
He waited a good five minutes before he followed, hauling the saddle into the tack room and sorting out the bridle. He didnât begrudge Quinn his happinessâor Adam, for that matterâbut sometimes it sure as fuck was hard to be around them and their women. The fact that one of those women was his little cousin barely entered into it.
He headed for his truck and took the pitted dirt road leading around the edge of his parentsâ property to the little house heâd built a few years ago. It wasnât anything fancy, but it got the job done, and it was far enough outside town that most people thought twice before stopping by unannounced.
Most people not including his family.
The shower did nothing to ward off the feeling of pending doom. It wasnât that he didnât like Jules or Adam or Quinn or whoever the fuck else was going to be at this damn party, but he wasnât in the partying sort of mood. Truth be told, he hadnât been in that mood for over a decade. It was almost enough to make him call the whole thing off, but the knowledge that Jules would have no problem bringing the party to him got him moving again. Not to mention the potential intervention he needed like he needed a hole in the head.
At least if he went there, he could hang out for the appropriate amount of time, make his excuses, and slip out while everyone else was occupied. Two hours, tops.
Feeling significantly better, he pulled on a pair of his favorite old jeans and a T-shirt and grabbed his keys. It struck him as he walked out the door that he was thirty-fucking-four years old. How the hell did that happen? He shook his head. He knew damn well how that happened. One day turned into a week, a month, a year, a decade. All while he kept on keeping, the world changing around him, but never changing enough.
He glanced at his watch. âTwo hours starts when I get there.â
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpaâs knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and they changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
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Renewed Spirits by Merryn Dexter
A desperate woman…
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When Raegan meets the copper-eyed stranger, a passion she never believed herself capable of awakens. Zamahl is horrified by his burning attraction to the timid little human. Humans, weak of mind and body, are to be avoided at all costs.
As the Summer Solstice celebrations continue, Raegan must decide what she really wants from life, and find the courage to claim it. She must overcome Zamahl’s doubts, the disapproval of one very unhappy were-tiger, and the fickleness of Fate to find true happiness.
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Elizabeth Summers is sick of being the baby sister of Garth the pack alpha. Her brother with the help of his best friends has taken it upon himself to scare off every guy who has ever shown any interest in her. With a little nudge from her sister-in-law, she decides to seek Madame Eve’s help to give her one night of pure pleasure.
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Narrated by Hollie Jackson
If she remembers the past, they won't have a future.
Gwen Fairfax awakens in a hospital, assaulted by stabbing head pain and unable to remember anything about her past, especially the man who claims to be her fiancé. A trip to the Wiccan Haus is her only hope to discover the woman she used to be, understand her mysterious dreams about a resort, and fall in love with the man she's supposed to marry.
To stop his stepmother's land development schemes from ruining the natural habitat he's dedicated his life to preserving, Tucker Wilde is willing to do anything, even pretend to be engaged to the woman his brother left at the altar. But he isn't prepared for the sweet, vulnerable woman to tempt him at every turn until he longs to give in to the temptation.
The more Gwen gets to know Tucker, the more she's certain he's a man worth remembering. But if the Wiccan Haus heals her memory, he'll have to fight to keep his bride.
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Narrated by Eddie Caiazzo
For Erik Anderson, the Copenhagen line is his curse. He takes the train every night to collect souls. Like any lovelorn fool, he bargained his own long ago, and now pays the price - a lifetime of loneliness as a grim reaper. Stay distant - that's been his mantra and what keeps him sane. Until Mina Castner drops into his life like a whirlwind, one spilled drink leading to staying up until dawn with the woman. He believed one night couldn't hurt, but he sorely underestimated her determination. Every encounter between them is a reprieve from the guilt of reaping souls every night, but it can't last. Even if she sparks long buried feelings, and even if her sheer presence intoxicates him, he can't let this continue. For humans, his touch is poison, and if he slips up, it could cost her her life.
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If you are a fan of Fifty Shades, this scorching workplace drama is a must-read.
Laws of Seduction #1
The Laws of Seduction series featuring Lainey and James, two people who have to put their pasts behind them and learn to take risks.
Readers should be warned that this story is intensely romantic, deeply seductive, and beyond addictive. If you are a fan of Fifty Shades, this scorching workplace drama is a must-read.
I am not the type of girl to sleep around, so it is a shock when I come face to face with my one and only one-night stand on my first day at my new job as a junior associate at one of Manhattanâs biggest law firms. It turns out that my one-night stand has a reputation as a player and is one of the biggest commitment-phobes on the island. Not to mention the fact that he only has to snap his fingers and women fall at his feet. Can I forget about the sexiest night of my life and keep my professional mask in place? This is just the start of my problems in dealing with the complex office politics and my exploding passion for James.
Laws of Seduction #2
The story of Lainey and James continues in the second book in the Laws of Seduction series. Will the secrets from their pasts and forces beyond their control continue to drive them apart? Hold on to your seats, readers, as this scorching workplace drama unfolds
My job as a junior associate at one of Manhattanâs largest law firms couldnât be going better. Itâs my personal life that keeps me off balance. I thought James and I were off to a fresh start, but he continues to blow hot one moment and cold the next. James works closely with a beautiful senior associate from our firm. Seeing them together every day makes my doubts grow. What is really going on between them? Is he worth it? Maybe I should give my summer fling Davis another chance, or were things really that bad with my ex-boyfriend Mark? He says he wants me back. Can I resist the seductive allure of James McAllister, or am I just kidding myself?
Laws of Seduction #3
Lainey opens up to James about her past. Is keeping their relationship a secret ultimately going to tear them apart? Can they learn to trust before it is too late?
James comes from wealth, a lot of wealth. I donât know if I can fit into his world. His family hates me because I am not one of them. It is not only his family. My brother still blames James for his girlfriendâs death. The arson in my office remains unsolved, and I am beginning to receive other threats. Are they from one of the women obsessed with James or could it be someone else?
Laws of Seduction #4
Contemporary romance writer, Ava Hayworth, pulls out all the stops in this breathtaking saga.
I understand that James wants to protect me and keep me safe, but he goes about it the wrong way. I canât live a life where the man I love shuts me out. I long for James to share his problems with me so that we can work together as a team. Will he ever learn that he can trust me?
Ava Hayworth is grateful to be doing what she loves best â writing full time! She has been a voracious romance reader for as long as she can remember, and nothing makes her happier than plotting the love lives of the characters she creates. After living and working in New York City, Ava moved with her family, which includes a husband, two kids and a cat, to Berlin, Germany. When she is not writing, she tries to soak up as much German language and culture as she can.
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Colt will do anything to keep Luna safe, including put his life on the line.
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Montana Men #5
Releasing Sept 20th, 2016
Colt Kendrick knows one thing about a small town, you canât avoid anyone for long-especially a girl he crossed the line with and is best friends with his brotherâs fiancÃ©. Luna could have been the one if he hadnât done her wrong. Coltâs intentions are nothing but honorable, but his thoughts about Luna sure arenât. How could he ever let a sweet girl like her go? He wonât make that mistake twice.
Luna Hill thought she lost her shot with the sexy cowboy, but sometimes lightning does strike twice. While she wants to see what one scorching kiss leads to, sheâs got a job offer out of state. Will she stay stuck in her less than life, or reach for her dream? An unexpected and amazing opportunity will keep her in town and give her what her heart desires most, a chance to be with Colt, but it comes with a price that may cost Colt his life.
Colt will do anything to keep Luna safe, including put his life on the line, because nothing is more important than the woman who showed Colt he has a heart-and it belongs to her.
Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted Series and The McBrides Series. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances featuring strong men and equally resilient women. Her stories are filled with love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find.
Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isnât writing a book, sheâs reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home and in how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, youâll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.
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Private Wolf by TL Reeve
Shawn Blu, tracker and private investigator, has come home. As a pack tracker, he’s ready to defend Los Lobos and use his contacts to find pack members and bring them back into the fold. So, when Miss Fern, his aunt, asks him to find Brienne Talbert, he’s happy to help out. What he isn’t expecting is to find his mate.
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Narrated by Jannine Williams
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BLUE SATIN SASHES
Favorite Things Trilogy #2
Releasing November 28th, 2016
From the #1 bestselling author of The Great Pretender comes the highly anticipated second book in the captivating Favorite Things TrilogyâBlue Satin Sashes is a searing story of passion, desperation and vengeanceâ¦
What happens when you fall in love with someone else?
Paris, France. Corporate brand designer Michael Frost knows heâs found a once in a lifetime love in professional illustrator Priscilla Bauer, the granddaughter of a legendary Hollywood iconâbut Michael must now cross an ocean of regrets to repair damage inflicted by his heartbroken high school sweetheart Amber Holland, whose increasingly extreme attempts at sabotage may know no boundsâ¦
How will she win? How will she lose?
Brave the razor-sharp edges of an intensely hot love triangle as Michael and Priscilla discover the depths of Amberâs passion ultimately rivals their own.
RAINDROPS ON ROSES
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Released Nov 18th, 2014
What happens when his ex just won't let go?
Mayfair Island, Florida. Grief-stricken after the sudden loss of her beloved grandmother, an enduring but reclusive Hollywood icon, young Priscilla Bauer finds herself adrift and looking to find solace in the arms of her vast inheritance, when she meets the kind and considerate corporate brand designer, Michael Frostâa drop dead gorgeous beacon of light in her all too dark night.
Falling hard and falling fast, Priscilla has no idea sheâs stepped into dangerous territory...someone else has already branded Michael Frost her very ownâwith no intention of letting him go!
Love. Loss. Jealousy. Vengeance. Passions are high but bitter vengeance gets even higher in this razor-sharp love triangle you won't forget!
With Raindrops on Roses, the captivating Favorite Things Trilogy takes flight!
Praise for Millenia Black
"Intensely intriguing and deeply riveting, Black's latest is a first-rate page-turner that will draw you in from the very beginning and never let go." âSheri Melnick, RT Book Reviews
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No one does family and relationship drama quite like bestselling author Millenia Black! Heralded as a double life and relationship expert, she's been a featured guest on radio shows across the country, discussing the 7 Smoke Signals Your Man is Living a Double Life.
Millenia lives in Florida where she's currently unmarried and has never dated anyone living a double life...
We are very excited to bring you the cover for the upcoming standalone novel HEAT WAVE from NEW YORK TIME Bestselling Author Karina Halle. HEAT WAVE is a new alluring forbidden romance you do not want to miss releasing on November 3rd.They say when life closes one door, another one opens. This door happens to lead to paradise. And a man I can never, ever have. Still grieving the loss of her sister who died two years ago, the last thing Veronica "Ronnie" Locke needed was to lose her job at one of Chicago’s finest restaurants and have to move back in with her parents. So when a window of opportunity opens for her – running a kitchen at a small Hawaiian hotel – she’d be crazy not to take it. The only problem is, the man running the hotel drives her crazy: Logan Shephard. It doesn’t matter that he’s got dark brown eyes, a tall, muscular build that’s sculpted from daily surfing sessions, and a deep Australian accent that makes your toes curl. What does matter is that he’s a grump. Kind of an asshole, too. And gets under Ronnie’s skin like no one else. But the more time Ronnie spends on the island of Kauai, falling in love with the lush land and its carefree lifestyle, the closer she gets to Logan. And the closer she gets to Logan, the more she realizes she may have pegged him all wrong. Maybe it’s the hot, steamy jungles or the invigorating ocean air, but soon their relationship becomes utterly intoxicating. There’s just one major catch. The two of them together would incite a scandal neither Ronnie, nor her family, would ever recover from. Forbidden, Illicit, off-limits – sometimes the heat is worth surrendering to, even if you get burned. ADD TO GOODREADS Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Racing the Sun, Sins & Needles and over 25 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books. Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK. Hit her up on Instagram at @authorHalle, on Twitter at @MetalBlonde and on Facebook. You can also visit www.authorkarinahalle.com and sign up for the newsletter for news, excerpts, previews, private book signing sales and more. FACEBOOK TWITTER GOODREADS AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE
Fallon McQueen needs a date to her ex-husbandâs wedding...yesterday.
CRAZY FOR YOU
A Christmas in Starlight Hill Novella
Releasing November 15th, 2016
And then she meets...Santa Claus.
Jack Cooper was simply trying to do a good deed and now he has a hot, but batshit crazy blonde asking him to be her date to a destination wedding.
But if Jack is going to help, they're going to do it his way.
Heatherly Bell writes humor, heat and heart contemporary romances with sexy Alpha every day heroes. She promises readers love, laughter, and a happily ever after.
When early onset stage fright crushed dreams of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame status, Heatherly tackled writing in 2004. A steady stream of teenagers (hers) and their angst impeded her progress, but she sold her first book in 2013. Now the people and voices that occupy her head refuse to leave. She no longer sings unless you count randomly bursting into song to annoy her children (and the dogs).
Her second passion is crime, and Heatherly maintains she could be a detective and a criminal's worst nightmare. She watches Dateline every Friday night, and has solved many local cases, including the case of the Late Teenager and the case of the Missing Keys (recurring).
She lives in northern California with her family, including two beagles, one who can say 'hello' and the other who can feel a pea through several pillows.
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Do No Harm by LJ Garland and Debbie Gould
Air Force Pararescueman, Junior Lieutenant Kyle “Raven” Alvarez has seen it all. After three years as the team’s medic, he’s been up to his elbows patching back together the worst humanity has to offer, overseas and stateside. So, when his teammates set him up for a date through Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand service, he jumps at the chance. But under no circumstances will he end up like Colin, Bobby, and Zeke...with a ring on his finger and a lifelong commitment. Just one night of hot, sweaty no-strings-attached sex, and he’ll be good to go. Besides, Madame Eve found three perfect matches already. He’s in the clear, right?
Dr. Melissa Anne Carter has dedicated her life to saving people. Especially the innocent victims of rampant gang violence that come through her Emergency Department. Then out of the blue, her long-forgotten application to 1Night Stand is answered. Madame Eve has found her perfect match. Maybe a night in the arms of a man who can make her body sing will help her forget all the horror she’s witnessed and lives she couldn’t save. At least for a little while.
But destruction at the hands of a madman has never hit so close to home, becoming more personal than ever. And when a man with a penchant for explosives vows revenge by abducting Melissa, the oath she took to Do No Harm takes on new meaning. Can Kyle and his team save the good doctor before the timer runs out—literally?
If You Can't Stand the Heat by Taryn Kincaid
Derek Dunne is a Cordon Bleu-trained food critic for the prestigious New York Monitor, whose scathing review of a popular Italian bistro has driven away all but the most loyal neighborhood patrons.
Lucrezia Serafina DiCicco is a clumsy business school drop-out, working as a chef and scrambling to keep her family's restaurant afloat, after her father develops diabetes and is banned from his kitchen for his own good.
Now, with The Monitor folding, Derek is searching for his next career path and longing to get back to his first love—cooking—while Lu is desperate for an influx of cash to save the struggling restaurant…even as her father puts his foot down about non-family employees.
Derek and Lu embark on a marriage of inconvenience to save the restaurant. But can Lu ever really trust the man who nearly destroyed her family, who once noted her initials spelled “LSD,” and her food was like a “bad trip?”
Or will it be their hearts on the chopping block?
New in audio ~ By The Sea by Katherine McIntyre
Narrated by Kim Park
Most kids had imaginary friends, but most weren't like Megan's friend Niall. There were rules: only at night and only by the sea. She could've sworn he was real, but when someone vanishes without a trace, what else can you believe? All that was seven years ago, buried in the past until Niall shows up in town with his tight swimmer's body and easy smile. For Megan, just the sight of him is enough to tear open a scar that never fully healed. However, their reunion only elicits more questions. Niall's keeping secrets, unbelievable ones, and as Megan delves into the supernatural depths of who he really is, she's sure he'll vanish again. Megan's not stupid - she knows how bad it'll hurt if she gets involved. The first time Niall disappeared, she never thought she'd recover. But the moment they lock eyes, it's too late - because Megan will go to any length to see that boy smile.
Listen to a sample: https://soundcloud.com/decadent-publishing-audio/by-the-sea-sample
WHAT'S LEFT OF ME
Releasing Oct 4th, 2016
Letting go of the past is never easyâ¦
Jenna Olsen has spent the last four years trying to move on from the heartache that tore her world apart, but when Cole Sullivan suddenly shows up back in town all of those feelings come flooding backâ¦and even some new ones she didnât know were possible.
Leaving town all those years ago was necessary, but now that Cole finally has a handle on his life he decides to return home to his family, friends, and the woman he just canât forget.
Coming back home though comes with its costs, and Cole ultimately has to decideâ¦will he be able to fight his inner demons to keep Jenna in his life, or will the chance of hurting her again be too much to risk?
Bestselling author Kimberly Lewis writes sweet, sexy contemporary romances filled with heart and humor.
Born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, this country girl caught the creative bug at an early age, doing everything from drawing to writing short stories. After dabbling in many genres, Kimberly rediscovered her love of romance stories and soon after published her first novel.
Kimberly still lives on the good old Eastern Shore of Maryland with her wonderful husband, two beautiful children, and spirited Doberman Pinschers. Along with writing, Kimberly enjoys reading, horseback riding, and spending time with her amazing family.
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