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I’ve Got You (Down South #3)

I’ve Got You (Down South #3)I’ve Got You by Audrey Ravine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you are looking for a good book on overcoming people standards this is the book for you. This book keep me on the edge. I was not sure if going to laugh or cry but it did not take away from the love of the characters. Cora has always had this cloud hanging over her. This was was a wonderful journey of patience and care of Sterling & Cora
Highly Recommend reading today

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Beautiful Lies

Beautiful LiesBeautiful Lies by Charlotte Brice
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book surprise me from page one. This one draws you in with the wide characters that are so different from each other. You have some magic and a thief mix in together. Leon is looking for answer and when he give chase to to one that been taking things. This is a must read book today if you love to read a dark book with some twist. Cant wait to see what coming up next

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Protecting Her Mate by Ariel Marie

Title: Protecting Her Mate
Series: The Nightstar Shifters Series #2
Author: Ariel Marie
Genre: F/F Paranormal Shifter Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2020
Cover Design: Crimson Phoenix Creations


Robin Nova was a wolf shifter longing to find her mate. Settling wasn’t in her vocabulary, but her animal was getting restless. She didn’t desire a relationship of convenience, she wanted the one person whom fate had designed for her. 

A night out with a few friends and she meets a beautiful human who caught her wolf’s attention. 

Heather Wright, whose sweet scent drew Robin to her. The pull to mate was strong, but she had to tread carefully. Heather wasn’t a shifter and would have to be taught their ways. 

But it would seem Robin wasn’t the only person enthralled by the beautiful accountant. 

Deadly rogue wolves who blew into town and set their sights on Heather. They didn’t abide by the laws of shifters and that made them extremely dangerous. 

Robin vowed to do everything in her power to keep Heather safe. As long as she had breath in her body she would defend Heather.









 


Ariel Marie is an author who loves the paranormal, action and hot steamy romance. She combines all three in each and every one of her stories. For as long as she can remember, she has loved vampires, shifters and every creature you can think of. This even rolls over into her favorite movies! She love a good action packed thriller! Throw a touch of the supernatural world in it and she’s hooked! 
She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she currently resides with her husband and three beautiful children.



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Bonus Kisses by Freya Barker

Title: Bonus Kisses
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2020


Free-spirited black sheep, Taz Boran, has worked tirelessly as a nurse bringing efficient medical care to Africa for the past eight years. But when her sister Nicky is told she doesn’t have long to live, she immediately flies home to small-town Eminence, Missouri. 

Unfortunately, taking care of Nicky means being around her husband, Rafe; the one man Taz could never forget. Rafe is not only her brother-in-law but also took over the family veterinary clinic from her dad. 

As Taz becomes Nicky’s home health care nurse—working closely with Rafe to make her sister comfortable—their latent attraction comes sizzling back to the surface. They won’t betray Nicky, but if her dying wish is to see them get the happy ending they always deserved, can they really keep fighting what’s meant to be?





That voice. 

Goosebumps break out over my skin as I swing around at the sound. The softly whispered fuck me when he recognizes me almost has me running.

The thirty-eight hours and four airplanes it took me to get me here—from the small airstrip by the clinic to the international airport in Kinshasa, via Paris to New York, and finally Springfield—left me too much time to think. I’d reconsidered the wisdom of the split second it took me to make a promise I hadn’t really thought through all the way. 

The man who has my hair stand on end was one of the main reasons I almost changed my mind. 

Damn, he looks good. A little gray in his whiskers and a few more lines in his face, but otherwise he’s still the same Rafe I first met nine years ago in my parents’ kitchen. The same deep blue eyes pin me in place.

All I can hear is the blood rushing through me, but I realize Nicky must’ve said something when his gaze flits to the bed behind me. I turn around. Shame instantly floods me when I see the mere shadow of my perfect sister lying in the hospital bed.

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Rafe finally says. “Need I remind you of the last time she decided to show her face? You were a mess for months.”

I wince at his description of my last visit home five years ago. Nicky catches it and shoots me an apologetic smile. I instantly realize she hasn’t told him the reason why I left in such a hurry and never returned.

“Well, I don’t have months now. Besides, that was not Taz’s fault,” she defends me, but Rafe won’t hear it. 

“For the life of me I don’t understand how you can stand up for her. You forget I lived through the aftermath.”

“You don’t know everything.” Nicky’s voice is weak and her eyes tired. “I need her. I can’t do this without her.” Her hand finds mine and she grabs on as the first tears I’ve shed in years start rolling down my cheeks “Please, Rafe,” she pleads. “I need you to back me on this.”

His eyes soften on her, before turning to me with suspicion and concern. It fucking hurts, but I lift my chin and stare him down, my sister’s fragile hand in mine strengthening me. 

Rafe’s only answer is a curt nod. 

The reason why a united front is necessary becomes clear when, half an hour later, Mom walks in the room pushing my father in a wheelchair, a sight that shocks me. 

She stops right inside the door, clutching a fist to her chest when her eyes land on me. 

“Out,” she growls, and the single syllable is like a dagger in my back. My gaze darts to my father whose face has gone slack. 

“Mom…” 

Nicky’s plea goes unheard as my mother narrows her eyes on me. “How dare you show up out of the blue. You broke your father’s heart.”

Not even my sister’s surprisingly firm hold on my hand can give me the strength I need for this face-off. I’ve been traveling for days with little to no sleep, endured barbs from the one man who has the power to injure me, and haven’t even begun to process that my sister is dying. There is no way I can handle my mother’s anger or my dad’s disappointment. 

“That’s enough,” Rafe barks unexpectedly at my mother, shocking her as much as it shocks me. Then he adds a bit more gently, “Taz is here because Nicky called for her.” 

Using the brief silence that follows as my mother struggles to understand, I bend over my sister, my face close to hers, effectively shutting everyone else out. “I’m going to step out, but I’ll be back.”

“Promise?”


 



USA Today bestselling author Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories. 

Driven to make her books about ‘real’ people; she creates characters who are perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills in their lives.

Recipient of the ReadFREE.ly 2019 Best Book We’ve Read All Year Award for “Covering Ollie, the 2015 RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for Best First Book, “Slim To None”, Finalist for the 2017 Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, and Finalist for the 2020 Kindle Book Award with “When Hope Ends”, Freya continues to add to her rapidly growing collection of published novels as she spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!




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The Nearness of You

The Nearness of You
by KG Fletcher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
She’s got the voice. He’s got the body. When their music and fashion worlds collide, will their wildest dreams come true?
Lauren Rose always imagined her life in show biz. Singing classic love songs in posh hotel lounges by night and teaching theater to kids by day, she wonders if her big break will ever come. Enter a charming British supermodel, and she’s starstruck for sure.
David Randle needs a break. Solely focused on his successful modeling career for over a decade, he shifts gears and channels all his energy into the launch of his high-fashion debut cologne, Drive. But after arriving in Atlanta to attend his sister’s wedding, he’s propelled off course by a beautiful lounge singer performing at the hotel where he’s staying.
When David invites Lauren to New York to see him rev up for a fashion shoot to promote his new cologne, he must steer clear of his uptight assistant who tries to put the brakes on his newfound happiness. And with her stunning Brit impossible to resist, Lauren knows she could potentially be a distraction and derail the success of the biggest launch of his career.
Can the celebrity couple navigate the precarious speedway of fame and fashion, or will they crash and burn?
The Nearness of You is a breathtaking standalone contemporary romance novel. If you like swoon-worthy magnetism, celebrity situations, and speeding hearts, then you’ll adore KG Fletcher’s unforgettable story.
Buy The Nearness of You for a serenade of passion today!
Dubbed, “The Singing Author,” KG Fletcher lives in her very own frat house in Atlanta, GA with her husband Ladd and three sons. As a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN, she became a recipient of the “Airplay International Award” for “Best New Artist” showcasing original songs at The Bluebird Café. She earned her BFA in theater at Valdosta State University, and has traveled the world professionally as a singer/actress. She currently gets to play rock star as a backup singer in the National Tour, “Remember When Rock Was Young – the Elton John Tribute,” www.almosteltonjohn.com She is also a summer artist-in-residence at her alma mater performing roles in musicals for the Peachstate Summer Theatre program, her favorite roles to date being Donna in Mamma Mia!, and Marmee in Little Women the Musical.
KG is a hopeless romantic continuing her work on her original cabaret act called, “The Novel Romantic – an unexpected evening of sweet & spicy love” to help promote her romance novels. As a full-time indie-artist, a particularly thrilling moment was when her Amazon best-selling romance novel, Georgia Pine became a 2019 Maggie Award of Excellence Finalist. KG loves to interact with readers on social media, and is a conference speaker sharing how music can enhance a writer’s experience.
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Midnight Dance by Alexa Padgett

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All secrets come with a price in this page-turning Romantic suspense by USA Today Bestselling Author, Alexa Padgett.

Someone will stop at nothing to silence her…

Ethical hacker Tawny Reed chose the FBI over a possible criminal record….and gave up any semblance of a life to meet her handler’s stringent demands. But getting stabbed in the line of duty wasn’t part of the plan: she deals in code and algorithms, not the blood and violence that cost her father his life. 

Biology professor Colt Rippey rushes to save an injured woman on the side of the road. That white-knight act tumbles him into Tawny’s world of power built on lies–and people’s lives. When Tawny reveals she has nowhere to go, Colt suggests they hide in his cabin deep on the Olympic Peninsula. There, he hopes to save Tawny and even give his life some meaning.

Danger stalks Tawny and Colt, making it difficult to know who they can trust. The sanctuary Tawny finds in Colt’s arms and bed are temporary. Isolated in a remote cabin, hunted by figures who want to silence her, Tawny must outpace and outmaneuver the men who destroyed her life years before. The hunt is on…will Tawny’s timebomb explode while Colt risks his life and future to keep Tawny safe?

 

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Be a deer, be a deer,” I whispered, even as my palms began to sweat, and my heart slammed against my ribs. “Or a mountain lion. Or…” 

I trailed off because the long, tangled honey-colored hair was clearly attached to a human head, and, as I inched closer, I ascertained that the body attached to that head and hair was in the shape of a woman. 

A small one, maybe even tinier than my little sister. She wasn’t dressed for the winter chill.

I pulled over, trying to swallow past the dryness in my mouth as I pocketed the car keys. Not what I had in mind when I thought about shaking up my situation. I’d been considering online dating. 

Whatever this was, it was way outside my area of expertise. I exited the vehicle, taking slow, measured steps toward her. I gulped down the fear that sizzled in my guts.

“Um… Miss?”

No response.

My stomach iced over. What if she were dead? Had she been hit by a car? I leaned down and noted the bloodstain around her thigh. 

Shit. That couldn’t be good. I tugged at the edge of her pants and grimaced at the sight of her ragged flesh. 

All right. An injury of this magnitude I could deal with. It was above her knee and long—but it wasn’t too deep, through the outer layer of flesh, and the edges of the wound had already begun to scab over. I headed back to my car and pulled out a T-shirt. I ripped it into long strips and then made a pad out of the remainder. I placed the pad against her leg and then wrapped the strips around her thigh, securing the knots. 

“No. Don’t touch me,” she said. The words were a moaning whisper, a bit too thready. “You hurt me, Howie.”

Howie? The only Howie I knew was engaged…no…married to Kara.

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Alexa Padgett’s books have garnered accolades from Kirkus Reviews, National Indie Excellence Awards, The Romance Reviews, and Readers’ Favorites. Her last few novels have been added to several Goodreads Best lists.

Alexa spent a good part of her youth traveling. From Budapest to Belize, Calgary to Coober Pedy, she soaked in the myriad smells, sounds, and feels of these gorgeous places, wishing she could live in them all–at least for a while. And she does in her books.

She lives in New Mexico with her husband, children, and Great Pyrenees pup, Ash. When not writing, schlepping, or volunteering, she can be found in her tiny kitchen, channeling her inner Barefoot Contessa.

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Death’s Legacy



 Urban Fantasy

Date Published: November 17

Publisher: Acorn Publishing


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Twenty years ago, Reaper of Souls Kassidy Simmons battled Azra-El, the Angel of Death and won—or so she thought.

Now, a number of strange and unexplained deaths are afflicting Kassidy’s quiet New York town. She wishes she didn’t care. But she does.

Her empathic abilities are expanding beyond her control, and the intense emotions are tearing apart her relationships. They’re also degrading the magical wards put in place to protect her from other Reapers and the even deadlier Wraiths—onyx-eyed henchmen of Azra-El.

 Allied with her longtime mentor and a college professor with ties to her past, Kassidy learns that the untimely deaths are regenerating Azra-El, and that the only way to stop him is with the Scythe of Cronus, the legendary weapon of the God of Death.

To save her loved ones and reset the natural order, Kassidy must journey home and confront a past she’s been running from for two decades. She’ll face-off with enemies, old and new, and through a haze of fear and addiction, Kassidy will learn the secrets of her heritage, and challenge head on the one being she fears most—herself.

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Dennis Crosby grew up in Oak Park, IL and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois in Chicago. With a degree in Criminal Justice, he spent six years working as a Private Investigator and during that time developed an affinity for writing poetry. While working on a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology, Dennis transitioned into social service. Dennis has spent the last twelve years working with men and women experiencing challenges with mental health and addiction. He currently serves as Clinic Director for an Opioid Treatment Program.

With a lifelong passion for writing, Dennis wrote dozens of short stories, tapping into his creative side, but did not pursue the finer points of the craft until later in life. After leaving Chicago and moving to San Diego, Dennis had the opportunity to get more involved in the writing community where he strengthened his skills. To further augment his writing skills, Dennis completed an MFA program at National University.

A self-proclaimed geek and lover of pop culture, Dennis still lives and writes in San Diego, CA.


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FINE

Young Adult/Mystery 

Date Published: 11/17/2020

 

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Six years ago, Anna Williams-straight-A student, cheerleader, and all-around golden child-vanished.

Ever since, her younger sister, Katie, has drifted through life, wracked with guilt, grief, and anger over Anna’s unsolved disappearance. But when her own future reaches a breaking point, Katie takes the investigation into her own hands. She searches for answers in her sister’s missing person’s file and discovers that some questions aren’t so easily answered.

Through police memos, interrogations, and excerpts from Anna’s diary, Katie breaks down the carefully crafted façade Anna left behind and uncovers the dark truths of her life in the months before she vanished.

For readers of Courney Summers and Sarah Dessen, Fine is an unsettling, surprising, and ultimately hopeful mystery that will break your heart and put it back together again.


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AmyLea Murphy is the author of Fine, a young adult novel that blends the mystery of Sadie with the poignancy of Sarah Dessen. Inspired by Gayle Forman and Jennifer Niven, AmyLea enjoys writing about life-changing moments that unearth the resilient beauty of the human spirit in the hopes it empowers her readers to embrace life in all of its messiness. When she isn’t writing, AmyLea can be found dancing and singing in the car with the windows down. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband and three children.


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Surviving Remote Work

 

Non Fiction / Self-Help

Date Published: 11/17/2020


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Sharon Koifman is a survivor. He survived the dot com crash. He survived working with outsourcers that mastered English like fish mastered riding bicycles. And he survived building and leading a completely remote business spanning four continents… With two toddlers in the room. The title of this book is a lie. Sharon Koifman didn’t survive remote work. He thrived with remote work. This is a book by someone who experienced everything described within firsthand. Sharon made all the possible mistakes (plus a couple of impossible ones) in remote work. All so you don’t have to.

Surviving Remote Work is the distillation of a decade of lessons. Inside, you’ll learn the tools, strategies and tactics to survive and thrive as a leader in the remote age. You’ll learn how to keep your company culture alive remotely — or even build one from scratch. You’ll be given a world-class recipe for onboarding new remote people — one that has received praise from dozens of clients and hundreds of employees. Sharon will share his techniques to manage and avoid distractions, his practical experience researching and testing the best remote communications technology, and his in-depth strategies on how to protect your business’ (and your clients’) data in a fully-distributed operation. Finally, he’ll also spend some time showing how you can keep the extroverts in your team from wanting to kill themselves… And the introverts in your team from wanting to kill themselves. Buy this book… and learn how to Survive Remote Work!


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Sharon Koifman is obsessed with remote management. He has over two decades of experience running three companies 100% from his computer. During this time, he learned how to create an amazing work culture, one where people love to come to work. These days he runs DistantJob, a very unique recruitment agency geared specifically for finding full-time remote employees who work from all over the world. He wrote “Surviving Remote Work” in the wake of the COVID crisis in order to help businesses not only survive but actually thrive in this new environment.


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