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Lover by Eden O’Neill




Title: Lover
Series: Courts University #4
Author: Eden O’Neill
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 1, 2020


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Two lost souls. 

Two separate lives.

A high dive. 

A challenge. 

And a pizza.

“What do you say, Jersey girl?”

He asked me that over a deep dish, a man I met at a wedding when I’d been trying to forget the epic disaster that was my life. He was too young, but I was hurting, sad, and recently divorced. Basically, the trifecta for bad decision-making. 

Did I mention I’m divorced?

Because I am, and he made me laugh. God, did he make me laugh and I didn’t do that. Not anymore. My ex-husband stole something from me I could never get back, and my pizza companion was there to offer an alternative. His body and a night to forget old wounds from the past.

And I’m totally not a terrible person because he was running from something too. We both were. Two strangers drowning in the sea of our own pain. He had a past and a woman he was trying to f*ck out of his mind, and I had a trauma that needed the same prescription. 

One night to forget all the crap and the people who came before. One night of rash decisions. One night with a beautiful man who made me smile. Made me laugh. 

He’s in his twenties. 

I’m in my thirties. 

Ramses Mallick may prove to completely unravel me. 

It’s only made worse that he’s my student. 


Author’s Note: Lover is a NA age-gap, student/professor romance. Unlike the previous books in the Court University series, it is a non-bully romance and is recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual content. It’s a standalone novel with no cliffhanger. It’s also book four in the Court University series, which is a spin-off series about characters featured in Eden O’Neill’s Court High books. Reading the Court High books first is not necessary for the enjoyment of Court University. The characters origin stories merely begin in Court High and can be referred to at any time if the reader so chooses. Enjoy!







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Eden O’Neill is a vegan millennial who loves all things romance! She also LOVES Disney, The Mandalorian, and pretty much all things nerd-gasm. Her books are about fierce ladies and the alpha a-holes they love to hate.


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Broken Vow by Sophie Lark




Title: Broken Vow
A Dark Mafia Romance
Series: Brutal Birthright #5
Author: Sophie Lark
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 2, 2020


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I’ll Protect Her… Whether She Likes It Or Not 

Riona Griffin is gorgeous, intelligent, and iron-willed. My perfect woman, except she hates my guts. 

She thinks she doesn’t need anybody. But she needs me. 

She’s being hunted by an assassin who never misses his mark. 

I’m going to stay by her side, day and night, keeping her safe. Riona thinks that’s a fate worse than death but I know she’ll learn to love me. 

If this hitman wants to kill her, he’ll have to go through me first.







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Sophie lives with her husband, two boys, and baby girl in the Rocky Mountain west. She writes intense, intelligent romance, with heroines who are strong and capable, and men who will do anything to capture their hearts.

She has a slight obsession with hiking, bodybuilding, and live comedy shows.  Her perfect day would be taking the kids to Harry Potter World, going dancing with Mr. Lark, then relaxing with a good book and a monster bag of salt and vinegar chips.


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Dragonfly Dance

Dragonfly Dance
Mercy Mountain Series Book 1
by Becca Maxton
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Some things are worth the wait…
Ben Mannis never got to be young, wild, and free. Both his parents died when he was 20, leaving him a ranch to run and younger siblings to raise. Now 42, life—and love—seems to have passed him by. Not that he’s complaining, the town is his family and he’s been too busy to fret a missing love-life. When he’s asked by the newspaper editor to show the Gazette’s owner around the local area for a few days, Ben is happy to oblige. Little does he know everything he’s missed out on is arriving wrapped in one sophisticated leggy, blonde package.
Catherine Kendall wants to live her creative dream and not the dictated life her father has assigned. As the only child, she’s been groomed to run the family publishing empire. Trouble is, she hates the news business, hates the city, and longs to live near mountains and indulge in becoming a sculptor. So, while the town thinks she’s come to inspect the Gazette, she’s really there on a frustrated dare her father tossed out—prove herself an artist or return to Kendall Publishing and never speak of her silly ambitions again. The mountains are just what she needed to spark her passion. Turns out, so is the handsome rancher acting as tour guide.
Can two late-bloomers turn a sexy fling into true love, or has their time passed them by?
Becca Maxton is a contemporary romance author. She writes sensuous (dare say, steamy) and encouraging stories about rocky road detours leading to resilience and romance. Her characters are brave women and men facing challenges together and finding love.
Becca is a member of Romance Writers of America, Colorado Romance Writers and the best critique group of writer friends ever. She lives in Northern Colorado with her husband and son.
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The Hotel

From Daylight to Madness
The Hotel Book 1
by Jennifer Anne Gordon
Genre: Psychological Suspense, Gothic Horror
The latest book from the critically acclaimed author of Beautiful, Frightening, and Silent; Jennifer Anne Gordon.
On an almost uninhabitable rocky island off the coast of Maine, a Hotel looms over the shore, an ever-present gray lady that stands strong like a guard, keeping watch. For many who come here, this island is a sanctuary and a betrayal.
This is a place where memories linger like ghosts, and the ephemeral nature of time begins to peel away …like the sanity of all who have been unlucky enough to step foot on its shore.
In the late spring of 1873, Isabelle gave birth to her son Oscar, he cried for three startling minutes, and then went silent. During the months that follow, Isabelle is drugged and lulled into an almost hallucinatory world of grief and fear. Her life begins to feel as though it exists in a terrifying new reality separated from those around her …
When her grieving begins to make her husband, Henry, uncomfortable, he and his mother conspire to send Isabelle away to a Summer Hotel on Dagger Island, where she can rest and heal. While they are adamant that the hotel is not an asylum and that Isabelle will be able to return eventually to her home, Isabelle understands in her heart that it is all a lie. That perhaps, everything about being a woman in this time, may have always been a lie.
Her family has lied to her, and she has lied to herself.
The Hotel, of course, is not what it seems, and the foreboding Dagger Island begins to feel more like a prison than a retreat. Isabelle hears relentless sounds coming from the attic above her room, and the ever-present cries of small children scream in her head almost constantly. Are they hallucinations, or are they connected to the small cemetery she found, filled with the fresh dirt of little graves, the brokenhearted reminders of people that no one believes ever existed?
She meets a fellow guest at the Hotel, a young, enigmatic, and deeply damaged priest, named Francis.
Together they teeter on the edges of reality and try desperately to become free from the fates that their pasts have bound them to.
From Daylight to Madness is a poetic, and haunting Gothic Fiction novel that is both profoundly unsettling and darkly romantic.
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When the Sleeping Dead Still Talk
The Hotel Book 2
Critically acclaimed Author Jennifer Anne Gordon’s conclusion to The Hotel Series, with the sequel to From Daylight to Madness.
In one startling moment in the late summer of 1873 a tragedy fell like summer sun on the gray jagged shores of Dagger Island. Francis loses everything he thought his life was, and what it could have become. His heart breaks and his feet run, all the way back to his childhood home, he reaches for a past that may not exist.
He is there, in the little house in Dorchester Neck. A place haunted with missing time. He feels the comfort from walls that lean in too close, but then …He feels the trauma that ripped his life in two and in a blink of an eye he is back at the hotel. He can feel the memories fade as the cold fingers of winter wrap around him. He does not know how he got there, or indeed if he ever left.
Francis has lived his whole life veiled in the memories that are more alive than his present. The current days fade away before he can hold on to him. Everything he was or thought he could have been is gone. He realizes he may be a monster, and the person he has fallen in love with may not even exist. Francis holds onto the memories he thinks are real …until he is almost consumed by them.
Francis is isolated in a world of mesmerism, with his tormentor and healer Doctor Hughes.
Francis is a guest in this hotel with his past, his present, and who he believes to be his future. Isabelle. His world is a labyrinth … he feels her hand in his. The fingers intertwine and there is nothing left but her …
She is a memory, a ghost, and a hallucination.
He can almost remember the moment when his father’s glass shattered into his face…he can almost remember who he was before he was broken in two.
He can almost remember…
He can almost…
He can…
He…
JENNIFER ANNE GORDON is a professional ballroom dancer and choreographer by day, and a curly haired neurotic writer by night. She is an actor, a traveler, a photographer, a lover of Gothic Horror, and a dog mom. She lives in the wilds of New Hampshire with her partner on and off the dance floor. Her novels include the Kindle Award for Horror 2020 Winning book, Beautiful, Frightening, and Silent, as well as the historical Gothic novel From Daylight to Madness (The Hotel #1) as well as When The Sleeping Dead Still Talk (The Hotel #2). She also has a published collection of her artwork, titled “Victoriana {mixed media art of jennifer anne gordon}.
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Link by Link: An Anthology of Haunted Holidays

Link by Link: An Anthology of Haunted Holidays
Publication date: December 2nd 2020
Genres: Holiday, Paranormal, Supernatural, Young Adult

“‘I wear the chain I forged in life, ’replied the Ghost. ‘I made it link by link…’”-Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Link by Link is a collection of 9 stories of ghosts, spirits, and creatures unnamed, all come to teach lessons we won’t soon forget. From sweet Christmas tales to terrifying holiday hauntings, these stories take a dive into the past in the hopes of creating a better—or at least different—future.

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Farewell the Dragon

 

International Mystery

Date Published: September 2020

Publisher: Barckwords Publishing



In Farewell the Dragon, Nate Scheutt, American, 35, is pulled into a politically charged murder investigation when he stumbles onto the bodies of two young Europeans on a prestigious Beijing university campus. Gradually Nate discovers the case is entwined with an international quest for a small stone tablet, (a stele) that might contain the key to ancient China’s long-lost link with the West.

In the 1980’s, old Beijing’s walls and hutong alleyways were disappearing, victims of Deng Xiaoping’s proclamation 致富光 荣!(To get rich is glorious!). While juggling teaching English, his business, (and women), Nate seeks refuge at the bar on the roof of the Friendship Hotel with a legation of self-imposed exiles from the both sides of the Cold War. There he enters a netherworld of sex, spies, strange religion and the hidden history of China’s Cultural Revolution.


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Early August 1987

Chop, chop, chop – I knew it was still pretty early, even though the sunrise was beginning to light up the white walls of my bedroom. In the apartment above, I could hear Liu Taitai still chopping up garlic.

She usually finished the chopping and cutting before daybreak. Chop, chop, chop – China’s heartbeat.

As I lay in bed, I remember thinking that I was going to stay in China, at least for another year. Chop, chop, chop…I can remember turning over on my side and the noise from the cast iron bed springs drowning out the chopping. Everything in Xilou was so solid; the steam radiator against the window must weigh a ton. The red brick building called Xilou, West Hall, was constructed by Russian engineers and Chinese labor in 1957. It was one of the first buildings in Beijing specifically designed not to collapse in an earthquake.

Xilou: each apartment was designed with socialist equality and utilitarianism in mind, two big rooms, a kitchen, bathroom, high ceilings and lead-framed windows with the view of the courtyard to the sunny south. The living room is the same size as the bedroom. We moved in almost a year ago to the day in August. In the winter, the apartment had been luxuriously warm, hot if you wanted. It was a long way from our cold, dank apartment in Louyang. Molly and I were the only foreigners in Xilou. Nearly all of the men there were teachers, authors, or language researchers, as were several of the women. All had been exiled for ten years during the Cultural Revolution. Some did not come back. My next-door neighbor, the Party leader Dr. Lü — her husband did not come back. Those that survived returned in 1977, and were told by the Party to sweep it all under the rug, for everyone to just go back to the way they were, and forget about the ten lost years. Like the morning vegetable chopping, it was part of the rhythm of this place. “Please,” said Lang, stopping the tape player to get up and bring me another beer.

His face looked very pained. “We don’t need to talk about that. I am pretty sure that the Cultural Revolution had nothing to do with the deaths of the two foreigners.”

I didn’t argue, but I wasn’t sure he was right.


About the Author

Born and raised in the small Jersey Shore town of Barnegat NJ. Parents, Doris (Jones) and Bill Barckmann, both deceased. Two sisters, Liza and Laura. Moved to North Jersey suburb at 13 (1964). Went to University of Kansas, graduated (1973), degrees in Economics and History. Planned to be a writer, wrote much of the backstory later incorporated into the The SwiftPad Series. Worked in various capacities as laborer, heavy equipment operator, became a Land Surveyor (1977). Worked in a Civil Engineering office, managing business. Wrote articles, grant writer of social service agency, involved in local politics, Progressive election mechanic (Eugene Oregon). Went to China, (1984) as English teacher in Xian Medical college. The following year I moved to Beijing to teach at Foreign Language Institute. Returned to the US (1987), married Mary Traeger, son Zach born (1988). Started a career in IT in a strip mall Computer store. Worked for various companies and organizations as technical lead in various IT specialties, (networking, software development, computer security, systems management) Retired from IBM (2014). Presently full time author.


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Colorful Tales

 


Children’s 
Grade Level: 2 – 3 
Age Level: 4 – 8

Date Published: March 20, 2018

Publisher: WestBow Press



In Colorful Tales, lessons of love, acceptance, wonder, humility, joy, and courage are tenderly revealed through the adventures of life-loving Buz the Bear. No ordinary bear cub, Buz surprises and delights as he finds meaning in living everyday bear life. Through his stories, young readers find their own unique experiences given shape and purpose while celebrating their love of fun and adventure, the natural world, and the realness of the spirit.


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Father, teacher, athlete, humorist, and humanist, Don Hansen writes short stories, poetry and novels that uplift and enlighten. His work is inspired by an abiding faith; his love of son Eric, daughter Tiffany, and his grandchildren; and the young people he taught and coached for decades. In Colorful Tales, Don celebrates the lessons of life that shaped him most, lessons that resonate with parents and children alike. A natural storyteller, his is the voice of the timeless sage around whom people of all ages want to sit and listen. A retired educator with countless interests, Don divides his time between Arizonas central valley and her northern forests.


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Side Hustle

COVER REVEAL Title: Side Hustle Series: Jobs From Hell #4 Author: Marika Ray Genre: Romantic Comedy Cover Design: Rachel Connolly Release Date: January 14, 2021 BLURB The side hustling small town girl finds herself the main attraction when it comes to the mayor’s son. Too bad she’s hated him since he dumped her in high school. Hazel Redding is so poor her side hustle has a side hustle, but what she lacks in dollars, she makes up for in enthusiasm. Hazel’s latest gig might a little embarrassing as a deodorant sniffer, but from her perspective, life is one big party. Especially when she finds gold one day in the hills of her small town. The only downside? The brooding rich boy who broke her heart in high school is the owner of that land, and they’ve had a strict policy of hating each other ever since. Rip Bennett has a need to right some wrongs, but that requires coming out of the shadows of his father, the town mayor. Hazel seems like just what he needs to bring some sunshine to his life, but will the lure of riches and pesky criminal family members pull them apart before Rip can fight for her? Rip might have to get his own hustle on to make her stay. GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55845969-side-hustle EXCERPT Hazel came around the table and pulled me from my chair. “Dance with me.” “Oh, I don’t know,” I dragged my feet until she spun on me and clasped her hands below her chin. “Come on, Rip. Live in the moment just this once. Please, please, please?” I scrubbed a hand over my forehead, sure I’d make a fool out of myself trying to dance. But how could I deny her? She looked like that cat in Shrek when Titus and I babysat Roxy a few months ago. Big eyes and a tremble to her nose I couldn’t resist. “Fine…” Hazel squealed and I felt like an ass for not being more excited over something she clearly wanted to do. She grabbed me again and steered us into the living room. I certainly did not mind pulling her into my arms, her short frame fitting against my body like I was made to shelter her through life’s storms. Funny how it was the opposite though. She was getting me through this transition in my life and I wasn’t quite sure what I’d do without her. Wasn’t sure what I’d do when she realized what a weirdo I was and dumped my ass for someone more fun. The song was slow, thank God, and I knew enough to sway back and forth with her. It wasn’t ballroom dancing. I could sway with the best of them despite never going to any dances in high school. Hazel laid her cheek on my chest and I was sure she could hear my heartbeat kicking up a notch. When she shifted left, her thigh brushing mine and her stomach pressed against the front of my pants, I knew she could feel that. “Why are you frowning?” she whispered. I looked down to see her peering up at me, her eyes gone lazy and heated as we danced. A strand of her dark hair stuck to her lips and I wanted to tug it free. No one got to touch those lips but me. Which was the last thought—rational or not—I had before my hands left her waist and thrust into her hair, keeping her right where I wanted her. She didn’t hesitate even a second, just opened to me the moment my lips hit hers. She let me consume her. Her hands traveled up my neck and into my hair where she grabbed a fistful and held on tight. We’d kissed quite a few times before, but this was more. This was a frenzy I’d never felt before with a woman. A belief that if I couldn’t consume her right then and there I might actually break an essential body part. Hazel pulled back to gasp, her eyes as frenzied as I felt. “Rip. Take me to bed right f*cking now.” AUTHOR BIO Marika Ray is a USA Today best selling author, spending her time behind a computer crafting stories, walking the beaches of southern California, and making healthy food for her kids and husband whether they like it or not. Prior to writing novels, Marika held various jobs in the finance industry, with private start-up companies, and then in health & fitness. Cats may have nine lives, but Marika believes everyone should have nine careers to keep things spicy. Marika enjoys writing all types of fiction novels, based on what inspires her. Right now she’s working on a new steamy RomCom series along with sweet romances to make your heart explode. All her books come with a money-back guarantee that you’ll smile at least once with every book. More information can be found at http://www.marikaray.com AUTHOR LINKS Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/marikaray Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/marika-ray Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16856659.Marika_Ray Newsletter: http://bit.ly/MarikaRayNews Website: http://www.marikaray.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormarikaray Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MarikaRaysofSunshine Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/authormarikaray Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authormarikaray Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/marikarayauthor Book+Main: https://bookandmainbites.com/MarikaRay
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Behind the Badge by Renee Harless




Title: Behind the Badge
Series: Home in Carson #2
Author: Renee Harless
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 2, 2020


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Love is dangerous. . . behind the badge. 

Former FBI agent Preston Savage could settle for a slowdown. Moving to Carson and joining the local police department is the change of pace he needed. 

Preston has made a lot of mistakes and he’s looking to make amends, not fall in love. . . especially with someone tied to his dangerous past working undercover. 

Single mother, Shelly Johnson, has one mission in life: protect her son from his father’s sins. All it takes is one incredible kiss to turn her carefully constructed world upside down. 

Preston has never forgotten about Shelly, and now that she’s close enough to touch, he’s not letting her get away. If he can earn her trust, he can keep her safe. But the closer they get, the more complicated things become. 

What will happen when the truth surfaces and the past comes for both of them?







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Renee Harless, her husband, and children live in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She studied Communication, specifically Public Relations, at Radford University.

Growing up, Renee always found a way to pursue her creativity. It began by watching endless runs of White Christmas- yes even in the summer – and learning every word and dance from the movie. She could still sing Sister Sister if requested. In high school she joined the show choir and a community theatre group, The Troubadours. After marrying the man of her dreams and moving from her hometown she sought out a different artistic outlet – writing.

To say that Renee is a romance addict would be an understatement. When she isn’t chasing her toddler around the house, working her day job, or writing, she delves head first into a romance novel.


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