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Date Published: July 16, 2020

 Publisher: MindStir Media


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Man…F@#K! shares the honest and often unspoken reality of entrepreneurship while serving up a large dose of much-needed hope and inspiration to all business owners and entrepreneurs trying to take their companies to the next level. Unlike most other books on business, this book clearly defines the difficulties of life and the challenges of managing and building a brand from virtually nothing into a potential global company. It also accurately illustrates the struggles of working with a family business and the expectations of starting in a small market and what it takes to overcome those challenges and achieve personal and professional goals on a larger scale.

It’s a fun, yet realistic story of what it takes to keep your head up in times of trial – when all you can think is Man…F@#K! out of frustration – in order to ultimately make your dreams a reality.



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Title “A love for business early on”

 

“I was so excited after our first year in business that for the next school year, I was allowed to pick out my own attire from the JC Penny’s catalog. I knew instantly that there would be no more jeans and T-shirts for me; I chose the slacks and polo shirts, with matching belt to be sure. I was going to be a business professional and certainly needed to look the part. The only thing missing was a briefcase. I asked my parents if I could buy one, but like most startup companies, money was tight, and the answer was no. Even at a young age, however, it was evident that I thought outside the box, and I noticed a backgammon game that nobody played with anymore. I simple emptied the contents, and although it was a little small, I filled it with a calculator, pens, paper and some business cards and… voila, a briefcase! I know you’re probably thinking ‘What a nerd’; but I like to think I was a pretty cool nerd!”

 

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Rod F. Marchand is the president and CEO of Marchand Retail Group, Inc. operating multiple businesses including retail, wholesale, and manufacturing.

As a second generation, family-owned business operation, he is excited to welcome his sons into the transition of a third-generation ownership group.

Rod is a proud husband and father of seven children and currently three grandchildren, dedicated to inspiring other entrepreneurs to seek out achieving their dreams and goals! 

 

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The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy

A Pride and Prejudice Vagary

Historical Mystery

Date Published: August 2020

 

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Fitzwilliam Darcy is devastated. The joy of his recent wedding has been cut short by the news of the sudden death of his father’s beloved cousin, Samuel Darcy. Elizabeth and Darcy travel to Dorset, a popular Regency resort area, to pay their respects to the well-traveled and eccentric Samuel. But this is no summer holiday. Danger bubbles beneath Dorset’s peaceful surface as strange and foreboding events begin to occur. Several of Samuel’s ancient treasures go missing, and then his body itself disappears. As Darcy and Elizabeth investigate this mystery and unravel its tangled ties to the haunting legends of Dark Dorset, the legendary couple’s love is put to the test when sinister forces strike close to home. Some secrets should remain secrets, but Darcy will do all he can to find answers—even if it means meeting his own end in the damp depths of a newly dug grave.


With malicious villains, dramatic revelations and heroic gestures, The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy will keep Austen fans turning the pages right up until its dramatic conclusion.



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She had left the pages resting on the small desk to stand and stare out the window. Heavily, she leaned against the frame. Elizabeth’s cheek rested against the cool pane. “Protect him, God,” she whispered to the night sky. She said no more. God would know her sentiments regarding the probability of Darcy’s demise.

There she had stood from three to five of the clock, staring out the window, gazing at the road: She had kept an anxious vigil awaiting Darcy’s return, but saw nothing. As dawn’s fingers broke through the blackness, her anxiety increased.

“Where is he?” she whispered as she searched the outline of trees and shrubbery on the horizon. Elizabeth reasoned, “If he were injured, Mr. Holbrook would have brought word.” For a brief moment, she felt the satisfaction of Darcy’s continued health, but the dread Elizabeth had forcibly placed aside returned. “But if Fitzwilliam were dead …” She stared intently at the narrow path leading to the main road, the same road her husband would ride upon his return. Hot tears pricked her eyes, and Elizabeth could not catch her breath. “Would they not inform me?” she sobbed. “Would they not permit me to comfort my husband in his last hours? His last minutes?”

A figure appeared at the far end of the path, and for the pause of three heartbeats, hope swelled in Elizabeth’s chest. She clung to the sash and watched as the figure moved closer. Her heart lurched. “Not Darcy,” she whispered. The figure belonged to a woman. “Too spry for Mrs. Jacobs,” she speculated.

Whoever it was, Woodvine was the woman’s destination. Elizabeth turned from the window. She quickly gathered Samuel’s journals and shoved them from view between the mattresses of her bed. She would hide them more carefully upon her return. Elizabeth shed the satin robe she had worn over a simple chocolate- brown day dress to ward off the night’s chill. She had chosen the brown dress for its warmth when she had hoped to accompany Darcy to the field. When her husband had refused, Elizabeth had remained dressed for an impending emergency.

Now, she caught up a heavy wool shawl before rushing toward the servants’ stairs. Elizabeth meant to meet their visitor and learn news of her husband. Surely, a woman would not be on the road at this hour without words of pressing importance.

She burst into the kitchen just as the door opened quietly upon the room. Few servants were about at this hour, and, other than a scullery maid filling a kettle with water at the well, no one stirred. The familiarity of the visitor’s countenance subtracted from the surprise Elizabeth might have felt otherwise.

“Mrs. Ridgeway?” Elizabeth hissed. “What has brought you to Woodvine at this hour?”

The woman glanced to where the door to Mrs. Holbrook’s small room was propped open with a broom. She stilled, her features, initially, proving unreadable. However, with a grimace, the housekeeper caught Elizabeth’s arm and tugged her in the direction of an alcove, which served as a stillroom. “I came to fetch you, Mrs. Darcy,” she whispered.

“Why all the secrecy?” Elizabeth asked.

“Mr. Stowbridge did not want the others to know what happened in Mr. Rupp’s field.”

Elizabeth’s breath caught in her throat. She let out a long exhale. It was her impatience showing, but Mrs. Ridgeway appeared to ignore Elizabeth’s exigency. “You have word of my husband.” The housekeeper nodded curtly. “Is Mr. Darcy in health?” Elizabeth asked through trembling lips.

Mrs. Ridgeway tugged Elizabeth along a passage to a side entrance. “I cannot say for certain,” she said seriously. “For I have not seen Mr. Darcy personally. Mr. Stowbridge thinks such matters are not in the realm of a lady’s disposition.”

Elizabeth could hear the strained words, a sound of contention between the housekeeper and the woman’s new employer, but she had more pressing concerns. “Speak to me of Mr. Darcy.” She rushed to keep pace with the housekeeper. They had exited Woodvine and had set off across the well-tended lawns.

Mrs. Ridgeway spoke over her shoulder at the trailing Elizabeth. “I possess only the knowledge of a second tongue in what I overheard Mr. Holbrook tell Mr. Stowbridge.”

Elizabeth caught the housekeeper’s arm and dragged the woman to a halt. For a discomfiting moment, neither of them moved. “I understand,” she said with more calm than she possessed, “that Mr. Stowbridge did not confide in you. Yet, if you possess any knowledge of Mr. Darcy, I demand you speak of it immediately.”

Mrs. Ridgeway’s eyes appeared distant, and Elizabeth could not read the woman’s true intentions; yet, she would let nothing stand between her and her husband. The lady paused for what seemed forever, but was likely only a handful of seconds. Finally, Mrs. Ridgeway said, “If you will accompany me, I shall explain what I have learned. I think it best if we speak while we walk. It will save time, and, as I am certain you will wish to reach Mr. Darcy’s side as quickly as possible, we should hurry our steps.”

Elizabeth offered, “Should I have someone saddle horses or bring around a gig?”

Mrs. Ridgeway tutted her disapproval. “In the time it would take to rouse one of Captain Tregonwell’s men to assist us, and then have the gentleman locate us appropriate transportation, you could be reunited with your husband. That is assuming you do not mind a walk across a country lane.”

Elizabeth despised the challenging tone in the woman’s voice, but she hesitated only a moment to glance toward the house before making her decision. “Lead on, Mrs. Ridgeway,” she said with determination.

The housekeeper strode toward the line of trees, and Elizabeth quickened her step to keep abreast of the woman. They entered the shadowy overhang before the woman spoke again. “This is what I overheard when Mr. Holbrook came to Stowe Hall in the early hours.” Their pace slowed when they reached the rough terrain of the wooded area. “Mr. Samuel’s groom called at the squire’s house at a little past four of the clock. He told Mr. Stowbridge a most astounding tale.”

They climbed a stile and descended the other side. Mrs. Ridgeway set a diagonal path across the field. “Mr. Holbrook spoke of discovering a coven celebrating Beltane under the stars where the old monoliths are found. Do you know the area, Mrs. Darcy?”

Elizabeth wished the woman would speak of Darcy’s condition, but she understood the housekeeper’s perverseness. Mrs. Ridgeway held all the high cards, and Elizabeth was a mere player. She said encouragingly, “I am familiar with Mr. Rupp’s land.”

The housekeeper continued her tale and the punishing exercise. When they exited the field over a like stile, Elizabeth realized this was a part of the Darcy estate with which she was unfamiliar, but she brushed the thought aside as she hiked her skirt to maintain her gait. If Mrs. Ridgeway thought her a pampered lady of the ton, the housekeeper was in for a surprise. Elizabeth was not afraid of a long walk or a steady stride.

“Apparently, Mr. Barriton had taken Mrs. Jacobs prisoner and threatened to kill the woman.” 

Elizabeth heard the derision in Mrs. Ridgeway’s voice. She supposed the housekeeper thought Mrs. Jacobs deserved part of her punishment. Elizabeth said cautiously, “Mr. Darcy and Mr. McKye journeyed to Mr. Rupp’s land to put a stop to Mr. Barriton’s plans.”

“Well, they certainly managed to accomplish their task,” the housekeeper declared. “One of Mr. Tregonwell’s men shot Mr. Barriton after the man shoved Mrs. Jacobs into the fire the coven had built in Mr. Rupp’s field.”

Fear skated along Elizabeth’s spine. She offered up a silent prayer that it had not been Darcy who had dispatched Mr. Barriton. She thought such an act would lie heavily on her husband’s conscience. “Was Mrs. Jacobs badly injured?”

The housekeeper led Elizabeth deeper into the woods. Elizabeth supposed this was the shortcut to Stowe Hall, which Samuel Darcy had traversed the night he died. The thought of how easily someone had overcome the trusting archaeologist sent a shiver of dread down Elizabeth’s spine. She glanced around to learn her bearings.

“According to Mr. Holbrook, he was to seek the services of the junior surgeon Mr. Glover had once trained,” Mrs. Ridgeway shared.

“Mr. Newby.” Elizabeth provided the name.

Mrs. Ridgeway confided, “If Geoffrey Glover trained the man, Mr. Newby will serve this community well. Mr. Glover was a man of science.”

Elizabeth’s patience had worn thin. She had thought to permit Mrs. Ridgeway her moment. In some ways, she supposed she owed the housekeeper that much, for Mrs. Ridgeway’s forced exit from Woodvine had placed the woman in an untenable position. In truth, Elizabeth harbored a bit of guilt for having dismissed the woman, but she could no longer tolerate the lack of news of her husband. “Please,” she said as she came to a halt. “I beg of you; speak to me of Mr. Darcy. I cannot bear not knowing.”

The housekeeper came to an abrupt standstill. She turned to Elizabeth, and with a smile of what appeared to be satisfaction, she said, “Mr. Holbrook was to fetch the surgeon to tend your husband. It appears Mr. Darcy fought with the butler. Your husband was stabbed with some sort of ceremonial knife. Mr. Holbrook says Mr. Darcy has lost a sizeable quantity of blood.”

Elizabeth felt her legs buckle, and she could do little to prevent herself from sinking to her knees. Darcy had been seriously injured. While she slept at her small desk, her husband had lain in a field, possibly bleeding to death. “Dear God,” her trembling lips offered in supplication. “Do not take him from me.” She swayed in place as the darkness rushed in.

“Mrs. Darcy,” the housekeeper said brusquely. “We have no time for histrionics.”

Despite wishing to rock herself for comfort, Elizabeth gave herself a sound mental shake. She bit her lip to prevent the cry of anguish on the tip of her tongue. She looked up into the disapproving countenance of the housekeeper. However, Elizabeth did not apologize; instead she managed to stagger to her feet. “What else should I know?” Elizabeth asked fearfully.

“Mr. Stowbridge sent word of his late return to Stowe Hall. In the message, he indicated the surgeon had seen to your husband and had advised Mr. Darcy to permit Mrs. Rupp to nurse him until a coach could be sent from Woodvine. However, Mr. Darcy insisted on returning to your side.”

Elizabeth thought how like Darcy it was to recognize her concern and, therefore, place himself in danger in order to relieve Elizabeth’s anxiety. “Where is my husband now? At Stowe Hall?”

“They found him on the road after he could not sit his horse. Mr. Newby is treating Mr. Darcy in a small tenants’ cottage while Mr. Holbrook escorts Mrs. Jacobs to Woodvine and returns with a wagon. Tregonwell’s men assist Mr. Stowbridge with the investigation and the prisoners.” The woman turned back to the path, and Elizabeth fell in step beside her. “It was thought Mr. Darcy would prove a better patient with you in attendance.”

Despite the seriousness of the situation, a smile shaped Elizabeth’s lips. She could easily imagine an aristocratic Darcy barking orders to the young surgeon. That is if he were able, Elizabeth cautioned the knot lodged firmly in her chest. “Where is this cottage?” she asked in concern.

“One more field to cross,” Mrs. Ridgeway said confidently. “See.” The woman pointed to where a thatched roof could be seen behind an overgrown hedgerow.

Elizabeth quickened her stride. “Why in the world would they have taken shelter in such a deserted area?”

The housekeeper shrugged her shoulders. “It is the way of men to make women’s lives complicated.”

Elizabeth rushed across the field, which now stood fallow. Her heart pounded in her ears from the speed of their journey and from the all-encompassing fear that surrounded her. Would she be in time? Mr. Holbrook had said Mr. Darcy had lost a sizeable quantity of blood. Men did not normally worry so unless danger existed. Was Mr. Newby skilled enough to stop the bleeding? What of infection? She lifted her skirts higher and quickened her pace. Soon she was running, needing to reach Darcy before it was too late.

Gasping for air, Elizabeth burst into the small cottage, nothing more than a one-room sanctuary from the cold, to discover a profound silence. Nothing moved within. Her chest heaved from her run and from the heart-stopping realization that Mrs. Ridgeway had erred somehow. She caught at the stitch of pain in her side. “Where is he? Where is my husband?” she croaked.

An arm caught her across the neck while another hand placed a large damp handkerchief over her mouth and nose. From behind her, Mrs. Ridgeway’s harsh words stung her ear. “Dead. Mr. Darcy is dead.”


About the Author

Regina Jeffers, an award-winning author of historical cozy mysteries, Austenesque sequels and retellings, as well as Regency era romances, has worn many hats over her lifetime: daughter, student, military brat, wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, tax preparer, journalist, choreographer, Broadway dancer, theatre director, history buff, grant writer, media literacy consultant, and author. Living outside of Charlotte, NC, Jeffers writes novels that take the ordinary and adds a bit of mayhem, while mastering tension in of her “grand joys.”

 

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Kolleen Fraser’s “Exposure”


Title: Exposure
Author: Kolleen Fraser
Series: Love & Fate, book 1
Genre: Second-Chance Romance
Release Date: October 3, 2020
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: BookSmith Design

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Through darkness and light, true love will find a way to conquer all. 

Lexi’s life has never been easy. Her mother’s violence, neglect, and eventual abandonment leave Lexi and her brother, Matt, desperately trying to survive on their own. 

A chance meeting with a handsome stranger, Noah, has her heart racing. And her future looks bright for the first time in her life. 

One tragic night everything is taken away and Lexi’s life is once again thrust into the unknown. 

Forced to pick herself up and carry on with her life, she longs for the missing pieces of her heart. Hoping that somehow true love will find a way back to her.

From author Kolleen Fraser comes a heartbreaking and uplifting second-chance romance—rebranded, edited, and published by Hot Tree Publishing.




Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest in coastal British Columbia, Kolleen Fraser finds the lush green forests, snowcapped mountains, and the ocean waves soothing to her soul.

She’s always been an avid reader and loves blogging about her favorite reads. Her writing journey began by hitting publish on her first novel in her duet in 2015. Since then, she’s written across multiple romance genres.

Writing has always been therapeutic for Kolleen and offers a way to process and express all the crazy thoughts running around in her head while telling powerful stories in real ways that readers can connect with.

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A Bryson Family Christmas by Jeanne St. James

Brothers In Blue: A Bryson Family Christmas by Jeanne St. James Available Now! Amazon — mybook.to/BrysonChristmas FREE with kindle unlimited
Welcome back to Manning Grove… Enjoy a trip back to the quaint town in Northern Pennsylvania, where the Bryson brothers are celebrating Christmas in this special holiday edition of the Brothers in Blue series. Come visit with Max and Amanda, Marc and Leah, and Matt and Carly while they wrangle their kids, along with Greg, Menace and Chaos, too! Joining in on the fun, the man we can’t forget (because he won’t let us), Teddy, and his fiancé, Adam. And, of course, Ron and Mary Ann, the parents/grandparents we all wish were our own. Spend a couple fun-filled days surrounded by the Bryson family, twinkling lights, evergreens, fresh snow and plenty of presents. Plus, share some intimate moments between the couples. Note: This is the fourth book in the Brothers in Blue series. It’s highly recommended to read the Brothers in Blue trilogy first, along with Teddy’s short story, since everyone in this book has already found their soulmate and the love of their life. This book is meant to be a fun and light-hearted revisiting of a few beloved characters in a small town we all know as Manning Grove. *******
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About the Author: JEANNE ST. JAMES is a USA Today bestselling romance author who loves an alpha male (or two). She was only 13 when she started writing and her first paid published piece was an story in Playgirl magazine. Her first romance novel, Banged Up, was published in 2009. It was rereleased recently under the title Damaged and became a USA Today bestseller. She is happily owned by farting French bulldogs. She writes M/F, M/M, and M/M/F ménages. Connect with Jeanne! Website — http://www.jeannestjames.com Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/JeanneStJamesAuthor/ Bookbub — http://bit.ly/2EkVRSd Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/jeannestjames/ Newsletter —
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Beautifully Broken

Author: Eve L. Mitchell

Series: The Denver Series

Release Date: 14th November 2020

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Beautifully Broken is the next standalone book in Eve L. Mitchell’s The Denver Series, and is available for preorder now from Amazon: 

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𝒟𝑒𝓋𝑜𝓃  

It wasn’t my plan to be noticed. 

I’d spent almost two years of my life being invisible. 

But one night changed it all.

I saw too much.

𝐼 𝒹𝒾𝒹𝓃’𝓉 𝓈𝑒𝑒 𝑒𝓃𝑜𝓊𝑔𝒽.  

I can’t outrun him. 

𝐻𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝓁𝓁 𝒸𝒶𝓉𝒸𝒽 𝓂𝑒.

I can’t hide from him. 

𝐻𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝓁𝓁 𝒻𝒾𝓃𝒹 𝓂𝑒.

I can’t disappear. 

𝐻𝑒 𝒾𝓈 𝒶𝓁𝓌𝒶𝓎𝓈 𝓌𝒶𝓉𝒸𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔. 

He tells me he is waiting to decide what to do with me.

Does he even care that he holds so much 𝓅𝑜𝓌𝑒𝓇 over me?

My life is in his hands and as I wait, the pull towards 𝒽𝒾𝓂…scares me. 

𝑅𝒶𝓅𝒽𝑒

She thinks she didn’t see enough. 

𝒮𝒽𝑒 𝓈𝑒𝑒𝓈 𝓉𝑜𝑜 𝓂𝓊𝒸𝒽.

She thinks she can run.

𝒮𝒽𝑒 𝒸𝒶𝓃’𝓉 𝓇𝓊𝓃 𝒻𝓇𝑜𝓂 𝓂𝑒

She thinks I will forget. 

𝐼 𝓃𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝒻𝑜𝓇𝑔𝑒𝓉.

She thinks she’s invisible.

𝒮𝒽𝑒 𝒾𝓈 𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝐼 𝓈𝑒𝑒. 

What started out as a simple job, will become the biggest fight that I’ve ever faced.

*This is Book 2 of The Denver Series, but can be read as a standalone novel. You do not need to have read Her Greatest Mistake to enjoy this book, but if you want to enjoy the series, it is recommended to read Book 1 first.

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Exposure by Kolleen Fraser

Title: Exposure 
Series: Love & Fate #1
Author: Kolleen Fraser
Genre: Contemporary/2nd Chance Romance
Release Date: October 3, 2020


𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁, 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹. 

𝗟𝗲𝘅𝗶’𝘀 life has never been easy. Her mother’s violence, neglect, and eventual abandonment leave Lexi and her brother, Matt, desperately trying to survive on their own. 

A chance meeting with a handsome stranger, 𝗡𝗼𝗮𝗵, has her heart racing. And her future looks bright for the first time in her life. 

One tragic night everything is taken away and Lexi’s life is once again thrust into the unknown. 

Forced to pick herself up and carry on with her life, she longs for the missing pieces of her heart. Hoping that somehow true love will find a way back to her.

𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳 𝘒𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥-𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦—𝘳𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥, 𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘏𝘰𝘵 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘗𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨.





“How did you end up living with Jax?” 

I shrug. “No freaking idea, it’s my first night here. He’s a friend of my brother. It’s only for a month, until we can find a place.” 

“Where’re your parents?” 

“Parents bailed, it’s just us now. You ask a lot of questions for a sexy stranger in the dark.” I laugh.

“Sexy, huh?” he asks with a smile. 

“Oh crap, I said that out loud? I must be tired.” I called him sexy, to his face. Lord, let the earth swallow me now. He sits down next to me. 

Holding his hand out, he says, “Noah King, AKA sexy stranger in the dark.” 

I smile up at him, extending my hand. “Lexi Young, hot mess on a step.” He chuckles at this and his laugh makes my heart happy. What is happening to me? A Jeep pulls up front and honks. He gives them a quick wave before turning back to me. Without thought or reasoning, I use his shirt to pull him closer, our lips meet in the most perfect kiss that has ever existed. I want to own this moment, to take charge and prove to myself that I can still be normal. I can kiss a boy I think is cute. I’m not completely broken. His hands cradle my face and the kiss deepens passionately. He pulls back, smiles and places one more delicate kiss on my lips and one on my forehead before stepping away. “That was…” he starts. 

“My first kiss,” I finish with a smile. 

“I’ve never been anyone’s first kiss. I’m honored.” Taking my hand, he places one perfect kiss on my palm. “Stay safe, Lexi Young, hot mess on a step.”





Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest in coastal British Columbia, Kolleen Fraser finds the lush green forests, snow-capped mountains, and the ocean waves soothing to her soul. 

She’s always been an avid reader and loves blogging about her favorite reads. Her writing journey began by hitting publish on her first novel in her duet in 2015. Since then, she’s written across multiple romance genres.

Writing has always been therapeutic for Kolleen and offers a way to process and express all the crazy thoughts running around in her head while telling powerful stories in real ways that readers can connect with.



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Devotion: Isn’t What It Seems

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I was broken, just waiting for death to end my pain.

Till the day I saw Lachlan’s face…mirror image of my dead husband.

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I’ve spent years turning my life around.
Burying my demons in one night stands and my work as the CEO of Morgan Securities.
My routine worked for me until I met her—a temptation dressed in red.
I walked away at first, but as luck would have it, she was hired as my company’s interior designer.
Soon she became an addiction I couldn’t escape.
What I didn’t know is she had a secret that would change everything.
One that turned into everything I ever wanted.
But sometimes when life hands you lemons, they go sour.
No matter how hard I try to fight it, my old demons would come back to haunt me in the most unexpected ways.
Holly and my son are my salvation, and I want nothing more than to be all in with them.
No matter what.

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STEALING KISSES WITH A KING by Sylvie Stewart

🔥🔥COVER REVEAL🔥🔥 STEALING KISSES WITH A KING by Sylvie Stewart is coming October 14! #PreOrderHere:https://books2read.com/stealingssHe makes my heart do the tango and my head want to explode. In other words, it’s just another day working for Prince Malcolm.ALICE:
Give me a problem and I’ll fix it. That’s what I do. The trick is remaining calm and preparing oneself for any eventuality. But even I failed to anticipate my former boss, Malcolm, crossing an ocean to bribe me for my help. He insists I’m the only one who can fix his problem, but I had an excellent reason for leaving that job in the first place and putting an ocean between us. It’s hard to keep the big picture in mind when you’re secretly in love with your boss. And even harder when he’s about to be crowned a king.MALCOLM:
Being a prince certainly has its perks: money, cars, women, and a license to do just about anything I please. But since my assistant, Alice, resigned out of the blue, I’ve been unable to find my footing and have admittedly been a bit cranky. When a problem arises calling for the utmost discretion, it’s clear Alice is the only woman for the job. But she’s less than thrilled at being coerced into returning, and she’s doing her best to make me pay for it. With the clock ticking down to my coronation, I’m putting all my trust in her to see me through. But the stakes are getting higher because Alice is beginning to look more like my future than even the throne I was born to take.Add to your Goodreads TBR link: https://bit.ly/stealinggrBloggers sign up for the release events here: https://forms.gle/7kn8iMmmMYraqXvr9

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