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The Island

Title: The Island

Series: Abnormal/Variant, Book Two

Author: M. Rose Flores

Publisher: NineStar Press

Release Date: May 4, 2020

Heat Level: 1 – No Sex

Pairing: Female/Female

Length: 86300

Genre: Horror/Thriller, LGBTQIA+, YA, PNR, bisexual, dark, horror, zombies/undead, postapocalyptic, family drama, found family, San Francisco, Alcatraz

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Two years after the end of the world, Cate and Marco have finally found a place for their people to start over. Sustainable and safe from zombies, the island is everything they hoped it would be. It seems the worst may finally be over; they can stop surviving and begin to live again. But the arrival of two new people sets in motion a chain of events that throw the island into unrest, and Cate must fight for her love, her people, and her sense of self. Can the inhabitants of Alcatraz Island find a way to come together when everything around them is falling apart? Almost two years before their arrival on the island, just after the event that ripped their family apart, Marco began an aimless journey. With his foster family gone—some dead, some vanished—once again, Marco was on his own and sure it was for the best; other people only slowed you down, ended up as liabilities, or worse. Alone was good. It was what he was used to. But on his journey south, he collected other wanderers and began to consider the idea of a cooperative group or, maybe, a found family. There was, after all, safety in numbers. Finally, together on the island, everyone assumes they are safe. But assumptions in a world run by zombies can be dangerous. Deadly. There is something going on in the city, terrifying and unnatural. Something that will change everything they think they know about zombies. And it’s coming to the island. The Island is not a stand-alone. It’s advised that book one, The End, be read first.


The Island M. Rose Flores © 2020 All Rights Reserved Cate Those are not people. The way they move, the fact that when we wave, they don’t wave back, and the way they are all shambling toward us down the paths to either side. It all collectively spells zombie. “Hello,” calls Calvin. No answer. Damn it. None of us has the energy to fight any more. We spent the whole night fighting to get to the island. We watched our people get maimed and die; Calvin’s Nana Mae sacrificed herself to save him, my sister Mel, and their new babies. Five other people died too, though I didn’t know any of them well. They were all Marco’s people. Now we’re all one another’s people. What a way to make a family. Toby is looking pale. His younger brother Jax, though much smaller than Toby, is doing his best to keep him upright. The place where Toby’s hand used to be, before it was clawed by an Abnormal zombie and then cut off by me to prevent infection, is wrapped in a bandage from what I’m guessing is a very limited supply. I think everything is probably limited. There wasn’t much time to pack or prepare after Mel’s labor screams drew in the horde last night. It’s not her fault. Birthing twins with nothing stronger than ibuprofen must be agony. But we had to leave in a hurry. We made it all the way to Alcatraz, barely. And now, apparently, we have to fight again. I’m too exhausted to cry. We are broken, for the second time since this all started. It’s cold and drizzling. There’s a thick fog rolling in. At least it isn’t dark anymore. “What do we do?” asks Sylvia, holding her kids close to her body. “Same thing we’ve been doing,” answers Marco. When he doesn’t offer anything else, Calvin steps in. “We should get the injured and the kids somewhere safe, right?” Marco nods. “They’re still far enough we can probably slip by them on that road—” Calvin points to the right. “—and come back out once you’re all safe inside. Shouldn’t take long to clear the island; there don’t seem to be many here.” “It’s a big island,” says Marco. “There will be a lot more up there than you think.” “Can’t say I’ll be much use,” says Captain Jacob, stepping forward through the group. He’s cradling his arm. I can guess what comes next: He edges his sleeve up, wincing, to reveal a definite bite near his elbow. The veins around it are black, all the way up and down his arm, peeking over the collar of his shirt. “Captain,” breathes Amy, our doctor, “why didn’t you say something?” “Call me Jacob; I told you. I knew it wouldn’t do any good. Happened so fast. Had to get us here either way.” Amy examines the wound, touches his arm where the veins disappear under his sleeve. “There’s no way this hasn’t reached a main vessel by now,” she says, feeling his face for fever and shaking her head. “I’m so sorry, Jacob.” “I appreciate it, Amy. But there’s no need. I’ll have to show someone how to drive the ferry. Murray?” “Of course, Jacob.” “It has been an honor to know all of you,” Jacob says. “Marco, you take care of these people. You got us this far. Soon you’ll all be safe.” “I’m sorry, Jacob,” says Marco, who looks on the verge of tears. “Don’t be. I did my part. I can live with the result. Or, I guess I can’t.” He chuckles at his own dark joke, but it turns into a coughing fit that makes his whole body tremble. “Come on, now, Murray. We haven’t got all day.” Murray follows Jacob, catching him as he stumbles getting back on the boat. Jacob looks back and lifts a hand in goodbye to all of us. He doesn’t have long. Another family member lost, claimed by the infection. “We should go,” says Ana, ever the stoic. “They’re getting closer.” We move up the wider path as quickly as we can, although every one of us is exhausted and several of us are in some way incapacitated, so we’re not as fast as we need to be. The path switches back and forth as it ascends. “Stay together,” Calvin whispers as the first few zombies notice us. We do as we did last night, shuffling the less capable into the middle of our huddle as we move. However, now, so many more of us can’t fight than can. When the zombies get to us, we are less efficient than we have ever been. It takes me two hits to take down one zombie, even though I sharpened my axe the other day, and I have to put my boot on its head to get the axe back. I haven’t had to do that in ages. Calvin gets one on the first try, but it takes him a second to pull his knife free. Somehow, we escape. But just up the path, more swarm toward us. Not many, but there are always more.


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M. Rose Flores has enjoyed writing since she learned how to string letters together. She grew up in the vast green Pacific Northwest of the United States, which with its dense forests, four seasons, and proximity to the ocean made a perfect setting for The End. When she isn’t writing on her computer or in a notebook (though scraps of paper and the palm of her hand will do in a pinch), she works as a professional dog trainer and loves every part of it, even the copious amounts of drool. She believes everyone should be represented in literature and all other media. The End is her first novel.

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Bound in Sacrifice by Murphy Wallace

Title: Bound in Sacrifice
A Dirty Heroes Collection Novel
Author: Murphy Wallace
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense/BDSM
Release Date: May 4, 2020


Once upon a time, a scorned Queen opened a box, unleashing horrible evil on the world’s heroes. Instead of gallantry and chivalry, they now possessed much more perverse traits.
They’ve fallen victim to their darkest and most deviant desires.  

This is one of their stories…

A regular at my club racked up a large debt that he couldn’t afford, so I sent my men to collect. Instead of delivering the money I was owed, they brought me her. Unable to fulfill her father’s debt, I told her he would pay for it with his life. When she begged to trade her father’s life for her own, I was intrigued. But she couldn’t hide the shiver of fear cloaked beneath the façade of strength and bravery she tried to portray.

Silly girl, you don’t know what you’ve gotten yourself into. I’m going to snuff out your pride and stomp on your courage.

My father was a good man with strong values, who put his family above everything else. We weren’t perfect, but we were happy. Then, Mom died and took our happiness with her. Dad quickly got caught in a downward spiral that spun our world into chaos. The warm, caring man that I knew from my childhood was replaced with a complete stranger.

It sucked the light from my world. Now, I fear I will pay greatly for his transgressions.


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I swallow my nerves like I’ve done nearly every moment of this provocative and exhausting day so far, and it’s only just past noon.
“I’m not sure about anything, anymore. I don’t even know who I am, right now. All I know is that I am tired of making the wrong decisions. Tomorrow, I may feel differently about my choices being taken away from me. But today, the erotic feeling that is swirling around inside of me, wreaking havoc on my body is my driving force. Outside of that, I don’t have enough energy to care about anything else.”
Who is this person inside of my head making me speak these terrifying words? I feel like I am having an out of body experience and I don’t know whether or not I should fight my way back in, or pop some popcorn and see how this all plays out.
I look at The Beast who seems to be desperately trying to prove to me that he is more than what his nickname implies. 
“You’ll hold your feelings in higher regard by the time I’m finished with you. You’ll see exactly how exhilarating it is to leave your fate in the hands of the person entrusted with your care.”
His promise comes across as a threat, yet it stokes the fire that is still burning bright within me. 
“Yes, Sir.”
“Walk to the door and wait for me. I need to go talk to Master Luca for a second and I’ll be right there.”
I stand in response to his instruction and my conscience screams at me to wake up and realize what is happening. But I’ve already checked out of reality for the day. At some point between the time that I woke up this morning and now, I managed to lose my Goddamn mind. 

Author Bio

Murphy Wallace is an International Bestselling Author with works in several different genres, but most of her work as been in Dark Romantic Suspense. 

When she’s not getting in touch with her inner child at Disney World, or enjoying everything that Florida has to offer with her family, she enjoys writing and watching true crime documentaries.

She currently resides in a small Eastern Florida town with her husband, who doubles as her best friend, and their two boys.

She has a cat named Maisy who is her constant writing partner.

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Hearts & Bruises by A.M. Brooks

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A.M.Brooks Sale-2 Hearts-and-Bruises-Ebook With love comes pain. And with pain comes scars. Believe me, I have had my share of it all. After my mother’s death, my father couldn’t deal. So once again, we’re moving. To a town full of lies, darkness, and corruption. All masked in sunshine and money. But then I meet him… My biggest mistake. My biggest temptation. A royal pain-in-the-ass. And Darrian King is no prince. He’s controlling, aggressive, and downright wrong for me. But what he dishes out, I give right back. After all, love hurts. And so do we. A.M.Brooks Sale-7

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Death In Her Eyes by Erin Bedform

Title: Death In Her Eyes
Series: Children of the Fallen Book 1
Author: Erin Bedford
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: April 28, 2020
“Once inserted reading it I couldn’t stop. So many witty lines in this book and a quarantine reference. Angles, Nephilim, visions, Fire… you get the picture. I completely recommend this book! I can’t wait to read more of this authors work!” ~Amazon Review
“Erin never disappoints … Hands down one of her best books yet!” ~Amazon Review
Since she was four, Elle’s life has been nothing but pain and death, so it’s not surprising she ended up jaded.
When Elle’s absentee father kidnaps her from her own mother’s funeral, Elle is forcefully enrolled into Fallen Academy, a school for nephilim like herself.
Mind readers, seers, and elementals? Finally, Elle is with other freaks like herself.
Except, Elle soon finds that even surrounded by her own kind, she might just be too different to fit in.
Will Elle find her place among the other children of the fallen? Or does her father have plans of his 
Erin Bedford is an otaku, recovering coffee addict, and Legend of Zelda fanatic. Her brain is so full of stories that need to be told that she must get them out or explode into a million screaming chibis. Obsessed with fairy tales and bad boys, she hasn’t found a story she can’t twist to match her deviant mind full of innuendos, snarky humor, and dream guys.
On the outside, she’s a work from home mom and bookbinger. One the inside, she’s a thirteen-year-old boy screaming to get out and tell you the pervy joke they found online. As an ex-computer programmer, she dreams of one day combining her love for writing and college credits to make the ultimate video game!
Until then, when she’s not writing, Erin is devouring as many books as possible on her quest to have the biggest book gut of all time. She’s written over thirty books, ranging from paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and even scifi romance.
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When You Came

When You Came
The Real Men Series Book 10
by Susan Saxx
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Snowy Slopes. Faithful Dogs. Sudden Intrigue.
Golden Boy Ski Patroller meets Plain Jane Geek, anti-skiing heroine.
Military reservist Sven Golden works as a first responder for the Canadian Ski Patrol, saving lives and training avalanche dogs in stunning British Columbia on Canada’s West Coast.
But after the woman he thought he’d marry does indeed get married—only to someone else—and he’s forced to take the harrowing new management job at Snowy Peaks Chalet, things go downhill fast. And when he’s asked to head the resort’s new Valentine’s Day Extravaganza instead of working on the slopes, protecting people, he’s had enough.
But when he meets organizational whiz Keara Linn, a Torontonian desperate for the 2-week temporary job as his assistant, things just don’t add up. Very plain, somewhat overweight, yet smart and focused, she’s hiding secrets.
But the passion and heart she’s buried deep inside finally explodes his world. Now nothing is going to shut that down—or his feelings. Not even a crazed madman who is determined to bring revenge on Keara and her guardian dog, the one she loves with all her heart.
And when it’s time? The whole quirky Terrence Point community will have something to say…about everything.
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Starting the Riot by Karen Renee

Title: Starting the Riot
Series: Riot MC #0.5
Author: Karen Renee
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: April 28, 2020
Jackie Eastmon’s life changes after a brutal attack on her best friend. While getting Simone the help she needs, Jackie meets a rough, burly biker.
Henry “Volt” Adler, President of the Riot MC Jacksonville chapter, admires Jackie’s rarely found spunk and dedication to Simone. The timing is all wrong for him to pursue Jackie. He runs into her nearly two years later, and he will stop at nothing to make her his.
Jackie struggles with this bossy, alpha-male in her life. When she learns he knows who attacked Simone but hasn’t made them pay, she questions if he’s the man for her.
Upon the two-year anniversary of the attack, Simone attempts suicide, and Volt hates seeing Jacqueline hurting for her friend. He orders his brothers to make the attackers pay for what they did to Simone.
His lips quirked. “I want to stay, but I really gotta go. Though, not until you kiss me goodbye.”
He was insatiable. 
Before we even got out the door of the clubhouse, he backed me up against a wall and we had a make out session in the middle of the common room. There were three other bikers present, but had they not been there, I think Volt would’ve commenced wall-sex with me. As it was, he worked me up with his hand outside my jeans and only when I was squirming against him did he stop and drag me out to his bike. Then at Panera, he insisted we sit outside at a secluded table and he made out with me in between bites of bagel and sips of coffee.
With a sideways grin, I asked, “I haven’t kissed you enough this morning?”
“Are you lookin’ for a spanking?”
He pulled me close and planted his lips on mine. I slanted my head, and he took the invitation to deepen the kiss. My hands slid around the back of his neck. His arms tightened forcing my breasts tight to his chest.
“Oh, my,” I heard Andrea say in a low voice. 
Volt tried to pull away from me, but I chased after his lips with mine. I could sense he wanted to cut this short, but I became more aggressive and he growled into my mouth. For a moment I debated dragging him to my room, but he wrenched free of my lips and my hold.
“Jacqueline. You’re going to pay for that.”
“You asked for it,” I chided in a husky voice.
His hands, still on my ass, squeezed. “Call you later, baby.”
I closed the door behind him, locked it, and turned to find Andrea at the table chewing her omelet. 
She swallowed and pointed her fork at me. “I might have to get a job at Carmine’s so I can find a man to kiss me like that.”
Karen Renee is the author of the Riot MC Series. She has wanted to be a writer from a very early age, and she’s finally bringing that dream to life. She has worked in advertising, banking, and local television media research. She is a proud wife and mother, and a Jacksonville native. When she’s not at the soccer field or cooking, you can find her at her local library, the grocery store, in her car jamming out to some tunes, or hibernating while she writes and/or reads books.
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The Therapist Series by W.S. Greer

Title: The Therapist
Series: The Therapist #1
Author: W.S. Greer
Genre: Erotic Romance/Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Robin Harper, Wicked By Design
Release Date: June 2, 2020


Sex runs the world. It’s always there, buried just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. Sex drives us, stimulates us, breathes life into us, and when we don’t respect it, our relationships can struggle.

That’s where I come into play. My name is Dr. Malcolm Colson, and I’m the therapist. I specialize in relationship therapy as well as sex therapy, and my office is always humming with patients.

Sean Tillman is my newest patient, and he’s dealing with a familiar problem many men face but won’t admit—he has no idea how to please his woman. While my sessions with him are bearing fruit, my own sex life is being strangled by weeds.

I crave control, and when Ava Pierson starts to break the rules I put in place for our casual but scorching hot relationship, I’m the one grappling to keep things in check.

Sex runs my world, both at work and in my personal life. I help save my patients’ relationships, but sex may just ruin mine.

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Title: Shameless
Series: The Therapist #2
Author: W.S. Greer
Genre: Erotic Romance/Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Robin Harper, Wicked By Design
Release Date: July 7, 2020


A mask is temporary, even if we don’t realize it. My mask was put in place against my will. It was securely fastened by my mother and all of her judgments and expectations, and I willingly hid behind it until I could no longer bear it—until my mask slowly slipped away as I looked in the mirror and caught a glimpse of who I truly am, and what I really want.

After being made to feel enough embarrassment and shame to last a lifetime, I realize I have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. My therapist, Dr. Malcolm Colson, has helped me remove my shackles, and I’m able to take my time learning what pleases me. I won’t let judgment hold me back, I won’t be shamed into chastity, and I will no longer allow myself to go unsatisfied.

Now that the mask is off, I’ll never hide behind it again. Instead, I’ll discover what my needs are, and never again settle for a man who isn’t capable of meeting them.


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Title: The Fallout
Series: The Therapist #3
Author: W.S. Greer
Genre: Erotic Romance/Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Robin Harper, Wicked By Design
Release Date: August 4, 2020


What happens after a bomb detonates? The action happens, and everything is destroyed. The world is shattered. Splinters fly everywhere. Lives are wrecked. Time stops, and the only thing that matters is survival.

But how do you come back from the ruins? How do you manage when everything has been wiped away, and replaced by carnage? How do you return from annihilation?

When you’re in a committed, monogamous relationship, an affair is a bomb. When it explodes, it causes just as much damage as any missile. It hurts as much as any bullet. Anyone within the vicinity of its destruction can become collateral damage, and it takes a remarkable kind of love to mend the wounds. Eli and Demi Lane have to heal from the damage caused by Eli’s breach of trust, but the devastation may be too much to come back from.

While Eli and Demi try to recover, their therapist, Dr. Malcolm Colson, learns that the effects of his own detonation will be far more than he ever bargained for.

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Title: Toxic
Series: The Therapist #4
Author: W.S. Greer
Genre: Erotic Romance/Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Robin Harper, Wicked By Design
Release Date: September 1, 2020


I don’t know when things became so out of control.

On one hand, I have new patients who exhibit all the signs of a toxic relationship: anger spewing from the man, fear emanating off the woman, faded bruises that look to be covered with makeup, and an obvious level of control that exceeds anything that can be considered healthy.

On the other hand, a blast from my not-so-distant-past has returned, and the effects of her arrival are like wildfires being set throughout my life. The flames are spreading too rapidly for me to put them out, and somebody is bound to be burned.

I don’t know when things became so out of control, but if I don’t reel it all in, everything I’ve built will become ashes in the wind.

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WS (Will) Greer is an international bestselling author, and an active duty military member with the United States Air Force. He’s been serving his country since 2004 and writing since he was in the fifth grade when he wrote and recorded his very first song. Will is a military brat who bounced around the world as a child, and graduated from Clovis High School in Clovis, New Mexico in 2003.

Will now lives in Delaware with his wife and 3 kids, and when he’s not writing bestselling books, he’s writing poems or songs, and reading everything he can get his hands on. He’s fascinated with history, science, and politics, has deployed to the Middle East 3 times, and always values an inconvenient truth over a reassuring lie.

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Defy You by Diana A. Hicks

Marriage of Convenience Romance!
Defy You by Diana A. Hicks releases on May 8th!
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Wrong place, right time… After a long volunteering stint in South Africa, hot shot doctor Zack Cole is ready to move on with his life and get his residency job back. At his brother’s engagement party things take an unexpected turn when he finds himself kissing a beautiful guest. With a bad case of mistaken identity, a passionate kiss he can’t stop thinking about, and a marriage proposal, this gorgeous stranger turns his carefully constructed world upside down. Former cartel accountant turned spy, Rebecca Smith is desperate to stay in the states; returning to Venezuela would be a death sentence for sure. Her only hope is for the steamy doctor to accept her twelve-month deal. Rebecca needs a fake husband to get a green card and stay alive. But will pretending to love him for a whole year break her heart for real? Note: This is a steamy romance with explicit sensual scenes, happily ever after, no cheating, and no cliffhanger. Can be read as a standalone.
About the Author: Diana A. Hicks is an award-winning author of steamy contemporary romance and science fiction. Her latest release LOVE OVER LATTES, Book 1 in her Desert Monsoon Series, recently hit the Amazon #1 Best Seller list in a category! When Diana is not writing, she enjoys kickboxing, traveling, and indulging in the simple joys of life like wine and chocolate. She lives in Atlanta, and loves spending time with her two children and husband. Connect with Diana! Facebook — Instagram — Website — Facebook Group — Bookbub —