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Don’t Expect Me To Cry

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Non-Fiction / Memoir

Date Published: October 24, 2018

Publisher: MBK Enterprises LLC / Spotlight Publishing

Don’t Expect Me To Cry is a powerful story of the horrors Janet experienced at the hands of multiple abusers, including her father, and her courageous journey to a life that is inspirational to other survivors.

Janet’s resilience is evident as she tells her story in three parts, reflecting her thoughts and experiences at critical stages of her life.

Don’t Expect Me To Cry – Starting with a child’s view of shocking abuse, Janet shares how she had to build defenses to survive the impact of the horrors of her childhood.

Don’t Expect Me To Lie – Continuing with her journey through early therapy, Janet describes the pain and fear she experienced as she started to share the ‘secret’.

Don’t Expect Me To Die – The final part tells how Janet hit ‘rock bottom’ and tried to end her life. From that place of despair, she learned that it is possible to heal from the dark shame and trauma.


About the Author

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Janet Bentley was raised in Southern California. She currently lives in Arizona where she founded the non-profits Courageous Survivors and Show Up For Children. Janet is a member of RAINN’s (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) Speakers’ Bureau, a facilitator of Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children training, and a co-author of the international best-seller, We Choose To Thrive. She also started and facilitates a support group for survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Janet loves living in the beauty of the desert.

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T-Bone by Vanessa Vale

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These Grade-A Beefcakes are sizzling hot!
T-Bone by Vanessa Vale releases on November 15th!

Tucker Duke is a cattle rancher, but they don’t call him T-Bone because of his steaks.

And Colton Ridge? The two of them will give Ava Wilde a double helping of…big beef.
Remember: With a Vanessa Vale book, one cowboy is never enough. In this smokin’ hot series, each heroine gets an extra helping (or two) of Grade-A Beefcake.

Sir Loin of Beef is available NOW!

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The Hysterics Box Set by Kristen Hope Mazzola

The Hysterics Box Set by Kristen Hope Mazzola is available NOW!

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From Best Selling Romance Author, Kristen Hope Mazzola comes Five Standalone Rockstar Romances + Bonus Material all in one book.

The Hysterics Series is made up of heart-melting, swoon-worthy rock star standalone romances focusing on The Hysterics rock band! From the panty-dropping rock gods to the women that steal their hearts and the family that loves them – this series has it all, with tons of characters that will make your heart pound while making you wish you were back-stage with the band and keeping you turning those pages… So, grab your e-reader and get your heart racing while falling in love with this amazing group of incredible musicians and their entire family as they take you on one hell of a wild ride!

The compilation includes:

The Hysterics
Colt & Serena
Becoming Hysteric
Steele
Where Are They Now: A Glimpse into The Hysterics Future

Please note: This is meant for audiences that are 18+ for sexual situations, language, and adult content.

About the Author:

Bestselling author, Kristen Hope Mazzola, is a Florida native that has found herself loving a North Carolina life. She writes contemporary romance ranging from steamy romantic comedy, sexy erotica, angsty new adult, all the way to sports romance – with dirty bikers, hot military men, and swoon-worthy rockstars in between.

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Hollywood Fairytale by Harlow Layne

Title: Hollywood Fairytale
Series: Fairlane #2
Author: Harlow Layne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 18, 2018
Blurb

The conclusion of
Luke and Alex’s story.

Finding love was the easy part.

Now plagued with being thousands of miles apart, someone trying to discredit
their relationship all over social media, and Alex’s ex-husband.
Will their love stand up to the challenge?

I knew our life wouldn’t be easy, but I never thought I’d be scared for my
life.

Note: This book should be read after Hollywood Redemption.

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Author Bio
Harlow Layne is an emerging author of small-town and
Hollywood romance. 
Harlow wrote fanfiction for years before she decided to
write Luke and Alex’s story that had been swimming in her head for years.
When Harlow’s not writing you’ll find her online shopping on
Amazon, Facebook, or Instagram or hanging out with her family and two dogs.
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The Christmas Window by Melissa McClone

Title: The Christmas Window
Author: Melissa McClone
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
Release Date: October 18, 2018

Blurb

A
matchmaking aunt wants her nephew to find love under the mistletoe…
All doggy daycare
owner Callie Andrews wants for Christmas is to win first prize this year. The
annual window display competition is a huge event in Silver Falls, and she’s
determined to showcase her success when her family visits her small town. It’s
time for her parents and three older brothers to realize the “baby” of the
family is thriving on her own.
The last
thing Brandt Winslow wants to do is rehash the past, but returning home to
Silver Falls means confronting the reason he left. His vacation, however, takes
an unexpected turn when his well-meaning aunt meddles in his love life, and he
finds himself caught up in her misguided efforts at matchmaking.
Despite
their reluctance at being paired up, Callie and Brandt discover the holidays
are full of surprises…and romance. But is the magic of Christmas strong enough
to keep the couple together through the new year?
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Author Bio
With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford
University, Melissa McClone worked for a major airline where she traveled the
globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t
compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. She’s now a USA Today
Bestselling author and has also been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s
RITA® award. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three
children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the
house. They do!
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Blackened Magic

Title: Blackened Magic

Author: Emily Cyr & JoJo Bartlett

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Cover Designer: Lori Gundy

Blurb:

Sawyer’s in big trouble. Lord knows, she’s never been a great student, but she never expected to be an inch away from flunking her economics class this close to graduation. Failing is definitely not an option and she’s running out of hope. That’s when her roommate suggests contacting a warlock who will sell her an oh-so-illegal spell to help her pass the final.

Kane is almost a free man…er warlock. He has one last job to do for the magical cartel, and then he’s out of here. He’s tired of them taking all his money when he knows he can make more cash out on his own. But before he delivers the cartel’s spell to them, he takes a call for a side job– to deliver an outlawed spell to a desperate college student. Only, he screws up. Big time.

Both Kane and Sawyer must dodge the magical police, the cartel, and enemies neither of them knew they had. If they don’t fix Kane’s mistake, it will cost them more than Sawyer’s life; it will cost them everything.

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Emily Cyr is a stay-at-home mom turned writer. She holds a degree in middle grades education with certification in English and social science. She has always had a love of all things paranormal and fantasy, but it wasn’t until Emily’s husband said the words, “Why not?” that she considered putting her thoughts and ideas into the book, The Lightning Prophecy. This trilogy was just the start for Emily. It seemed to open a creative door that had been locked.

Emily has always been an avid reader. Through reading came her love of writing. The more she read, the more she knew she wanted to create her own world. Many of her first works were fan fiction.

Emily and her family currently reside in San Antonio, Texas. She has an incredibly supportive husband, who is also an officer in the United States Air Force. They have three sons, ages 6, 5, and 2. Somehow, even with the demands of being a parent to three little boys, she finds time to escape to her fantasies and write them down.

Currently, Emily has two urban fantasy series out, but stay tuned via her web-site, http://www.EmilyCyr.com, for more!

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JoJo Bartlett loves soft blankets, the color blue, and laughing so hard she snorts. She’s never met a chocolate chip cookie she didn’t like. If you ask her husband or two kids, they will tell you she considers being called “weird” a compliment. Should the opportunity to participate in shenanigans with JoJo ever be presented to you… seize it, with both hands (or however many you have).

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Pixie Cut by Julia Wolf

Title: Pixie Cut
Series: The Sublime #5
Author: Julia Wolf
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 18, 2018
She’s a busy lawyer whose life has just been flipped upside down. He’s an ex-soldier whose heart has just been broken. They’re perfect strangers, and now they’re roommates too.

Sometimes I’m a hot mess. There’s no debating that. But I’m trying to get my life together, starting with my fixer upper house.

How did I end up with a tall, devilishly handsome Israeli roommate? I couldn’t actually tell you. Avi steamrolled into my life, and I kind of liked it.

He’s a flirt, but we have a contract and rule number one is no sex. Which is a good thing, because as attractive as he is, he’s just putting his broken heart back together, and I’m not looking to be his rebound.
Only it seems our contract isn’t worth the pink highlighter and paper it’s written on since Avi’s never met a rule he didn’t want to break.


   


“Julia lives in Maryland with her patient husband and three crazy beautiful kids. When she’s not writing, momming, or watching Real Housewives, she’s reading a book. Julia’s a lover of all things romance. From sweet, to funny, to steamy, to so dirty you’ll blushing for days, she reads (and writes!) it all.”
 


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The Rogue’s Redemption by Cecelia Mecca

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Title: The Rogue’s Redemption
Series: Border #8
Author: Cecelia Mecca
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: October 18, 2018
Blurb

He thought himself irredeemable. She showed him the
truth.
The Rogue
Reid Kerr has always
known his place. He’s the brother no one can depend on, the rogue who’s 
determined never to
marry. But when he attends a council of border chiefs at Highgate End, he 
meets the one woman
who might change his mind about love—and his own worth.
His Redemption
After narrowly
escaping an arranged marriage, Englishwoman Allie Bowman is content to 
remain a permanent
visitor at her sister’s new home, Highgate End. She is finally free to be 
herself. Or so she
thinks. When she falls for the most notorious rogue in Scotland, she will 
discover her sister
has very particular ideas of whom she should marry.
With both loved ones
and circumstances poised to keep them apart, will Reid and Allie fight to 
stay together?

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Author Bio
Cecelia Mecca is the author of the bestselling Border
Series medieval romance.
A former English teacher, Cecelia combines two of her
passions, romance novels and the middle ages, transporting readers to an
admittedly romanticized time of knights and castles. Her first series, set
along the Anglo-Scottish border in 13th century Northumbria, turned Cecelia
from educator to full-time author. Readers love the Border Series for its focus
on well-developed characters and their steamy relationships leading to
satisfying happily ever afters.
Cecelia lives in Northeast, Pennsylvania with her husband
and two young children where she can be found either planning a Disney trip,
watching period dramas or convincing her children to watch Star Wars. She is
firmly House Stark and Gryffindor.

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HeartLess by Kristy Love

Title: HeartLess
Author: Kristy Love
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 18, 2018
Cover Design: Emily Wittig Designs and Photography


Plan the wedding of the century. Get the job. To hell with the guy.

Bianca Fair’s hard work was paying off. After slaving for years as an event planner, the partnership of her dreams was in her grasp. The respect and admiration of her peers was only a wedding away. All of her carefully crafted plans were falling into place. Finally.

Enter Nash James … heartthrob … sex symbol … rock god … His band was number one on the charts, and he was number one on the freebie list of every woman alive.

Rock music’s “It Boy” was marrying Hollywood’s “It Girl,” and Bianca’s career hung in the balance.

No problem. Piece of cake. She could plan this wedding in her sleep. This was what she thrived on.

Too bad the last time she saw Nash James, he was skipping town after crushing her heart.

And no way in hell could the bride-to-be find out Bianca had loved her fiancé first.

Prologue

Ellie Goulding was the perfect way to start my day. My hips swayed, my steps bounced, blood pumping.
I was an event planner for a prestigious planning company in Pittsburgh. I’d even planned a few events in other countries. I loved it. I loved the way I could break down the events into tiny details and plan them, control every element. I loved the order, the procedure, turning chaos into something beautiful.
My song ended and turned into another song, the collection randomly generated by Spotify. I didn’t immediately recognize the opening bars of the tune, but as soon as the voice filled my ears, I ripped my headphones out and shoved them in my purse. I scowled at my phone, annoyed at it for disrupting my few moments of fun. My heel snagged in the cracked pavement. “Fuck,” I mumbled. I stumbled but was able to regain my balance before I fell flat on my ass.
I turned the music off, my Zen completely ruined. I got to the crosswalk and pressed the button, so I could cross the street. A bus stop shelter was a few feet away from me, and a poster caught my eye. HeartLess at the PPG Paints Arena. I glared at the poster. Not only had they graced my morning jam session, but now they were crashing my city? My good mood from earlier crumbled. I trained my eyes forward and waited for the walk sign to flash, then speed walked across the street as soon as I could.
I opened the door and inhaled a deep breath, centering myself. I had a huge client coming in today, and I needed to be ready. I had no clue who it was or what type of event I’d be planning. My boss, Nadine, had called me yesterday telling me she’d cleared my schedule to take on a last-minute client that needed the ultimate VIP treatment. In her usual fashion, she’d neglected to tell me who it was. It didn’t matter; I’d handle it.
On the fifteenth floor, I smiled at our receptionist who was on the phone. In huge, sweeping letters, As You Wish was etched behind her on a pane of glass. I was filled with pride every time I saw it, knowing I’d taken my passion and made it into a career. Not only had I made it into my livelihood, but I was good at it. Not just good, I was excellent. Clients requested me by name—even sports figures and celebrities.
I went straight to my boss’s office and knocked on her door. “Come in,” she called from behind the closed door.
“Hey, Nadine,” I said. Her brown eyes swept over my body, taking in my appearance. Nadine believed in perfection, and I had no doubt she’d send me back home to change if I didn’t meet her criteria for the day. Well, maybe not home, but definitely to Macy’s to pick up something that satisfied her. I fought the urge to smooth my gray pencil skirt or adjust my burgundy blazer. I didn’t want her to see me squirm. She gave a slight nod of her head, meaning I met her standards and motioned for me to take a seat.
“Are you prepared today, Bianca?” Nadine never beat around the bush. She’d built this company from the ground up and expected nothing less than the absolute best. That’s how I became her right hand; she demanded, and I rose to the occasion. Over the last five years, I’d proven that I delivered—every time. Perfection, professionalism, and punctuality. The three Ps that were Nadine’s mantra.
“Of course.” Really, there was no way for me to prepare. I had no idea who I was meeting with, what type of event it was, or how much time this would take, but I’d never tell Nadine that.
“Good. I want you to take special care of these clients. They’re important and need to be treated with the utmost care and discretion.” She tipped her glasses down her nose, gazing at me over them. “They’re our top priority as a company. Anything you need, you let me know. If they want you to paint the sky purple, you make damn sure you get it done, understood?”
Nerves tingled in my stomach. Whoever these clients were, they were big. “You know you can count on me.”
“That’s why I assigned them to you.” She handed me a manila folder from her desk. There wasn’t any writing on it or any indication of what I was getting myself into. She narrowed her eyes at me. “Everything else you’ve been working on has been handed off to other planners. You are to work on nothing else. If this goes well, we can expect a whole new level of clientele.”
I fought the urge to look in the folder. I was so anxious about who I was going to be working with, but I didn’t want Nadine to know. I portrayed my usual self-control. We’d planned galas, weddings, and birthday parties for some big clients already. A few movie stars, some musicians, and almost all the sports figures in the city came to us. We already had A-list clients. Who was making Nadine so twitchy? “I’ll do everything in my power to make sure they’re satisfied.
Nadine gave me a shrewd smile and pushed her glasses back up her nose. She turned her attention back to her computer screen, her interest no longer in this conversation. “You should head to your office. They’re waiting for you.”
A twinge of annoyance raced along my spine. If these clients were so important, why did Nadine keep me in here to chat? To intimidate me and make me feel like I couldn’t handle these clients? I was early to the office, as I always was. “I thought the appointment wasn’t for another fifteen minutes,” I said as I checked my watch.
“They got here early, Bianca. The bride-to-be is most eager to get started.” Nadine raised her hand from her keyboard and actually shooed me away. Sometimes, I wanted to smack her across her perfectly made-up face.
I didn’t bother saying anything before I slipped out the door. I rushed to my own office and noticed the wall of windows I had separating my space from the rest of the floor were blocked by my drawn blinds. Seeing that, it sunk in that this was no joke. The fact that I knew it was a wedding filled me with a slight amount of dread. I hoped to God she wasn’t going to be a bridezilla. I didn’t have the patience for them with normal clients, but a client that Nadine was so set on pleasing… This could end badly.
I paused briefly outside of my office, tugging down my blazer and smoothing my skirt. I ran my hands over my hair, making sure nothing was out of place. I straightened my posture and plastered my most endearing smile on my face. My planning persona washed over me, making me unflappable, pleasant, and orderly. I opened my door.
“I’m so sorry to have kept you waiting,” I said as I strode across my office. My eyes connected with the female sitting across from my desk and I steeled myself. This client wasn’t just a big name, she was the name. And then…
And then I was leveled by the freight train that was my past.
From the time she was old enough to form words into sentences, Kristy Love has been writing stories. She attended La Roche College and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Writing. When she’s not writing, Kristy can be found with her nose stuck in a book or spending time with her family and friends.

She lives with her husband and two girls in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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