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Bad Girlfriend by Elise Faber


 

Bad Girlfriend by Elise Faber releases on October 5th!

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What made a good girlfriend?

Someone who was understanding. Kind. Someone who listened and baked cute, little cupcakes and remembered things like anniversaries and their boyfriends’ favorite meals.

In a word, someone who wasn’t Tammy.

She wasn’t good with mush, couldn’t stand watching a romantic movie without wanting to hurl. She didn’t have songs with her significant others. Hell, she didn’t have significant others.

Then . . . Fletcher.

He was just a co-worker who needed a fake girlfriend to take to a wedding, one who wouldn’t get attached like all the other women who fell in love with him at the drop of a hat and then required him to do outlandish things like solicit fake girlfriends.

In another word, he needed Tammy and her cold, dead heart.

So she did him a solid, went to the wedding, and charmed everyone while staying blissfully unattached.

But then Fletcher fell for her.


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The Ripening: A Canadian Girl Grows Up by Lily Iona MacKenzie

Title: The Ripening: A Canadian Girl Grows Up
Author: Lily Iona MacKenzie
Genre: New Adult/Adult Coming of Age Novel
Release Date: October 15, 2021
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Sexual awakening can be messy business.
Tillie Bishop never knew her father, and when her mother abandons her, Tillie quickly becomes streetwise. Even in Calgary, forces of the coming 1960s—a decade of rebellion, discovery, and upheaval—are already at work within her. As a Canadian Girl in Training, she’s tried to follow their Christian guidelines, but she prefers to make up her own. She smokes cigarettes in the church bathroom during the group’s meetings and plays kissing games afterward with neighborhood boys. Barely a teenager, glamour becomes her new guiding star, and she fantasizes about a future of dating men and having sex.

At seventeen, during a stay in Toronto, she becomes a band groupie and throws herself into the “sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll” scene—just what she she’s been looking for. Then, seeking more adventure, she moves to San Francisco, drawn to its psychedelic night life, leading to a deeper downward spiral. However, Tillie’s grit and ability to face life’s challenges are inspiring, the seeds for later discovering her artist self.

Tillie takes readers on a wild ride through a period of riotous personal and cultural change. Join her if you dare!



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Tillie Bishop never knew her father. So when her mother abandons her, Tillie becomes streetwise. She’s tried to follow the Canadian Girl in Training’s Christian guidelines, but she smokes cigarettes in the church bathroom during the group’s meetings and plays kissing games afterward with neighborhood boys. Barely a teenager, glamour becomes her guiding star, and she fantasizes about dating men and having sex. Even in Calgary, forces of the coming 1960s—a decade of rebellion, discovery, and upheaval—are festering within her. At seventeen, during a stay in Toronto, she becomes a band groupie and throws herself into “sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll.” Then, seeking more adventure, she moves to San Francisco, drawn to its psychedelic night life, leading to a deeper downward spiral. But Tillie’s grit and ability to face life’s challenges are inspiring, the seeds for later discovering her artist self. Tillie takes readers on a wild ride. Join her if you dare!


A Canadian by birth, a high school dropout, and a mother at 17, in Lily Iona MacKenzie’s early years, she supported herself as a stock girl, as a long-distance operator, and as a secretary. She also was a cocktail waitress at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel, briefly broke into the male-dominated world of the docks as a longshoreman (she was the first woman to work on the SF docks and almost got her legs broken), founded and managed a homeless shelter in Marin County, co-created The Story Shoppe, a weekly radio program for children that aired on KTIM in Marin, and eventually earned two Master’s degrees (one in Creative writing and one in the Humanities).

She has published poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction in over 165 venues. She also has published three novels: Fling! (2015), Curva Peligrosa, (2017), and Freefall: A Divine Comedy (2019). A sequel to Freefall, The Ripening: A Canadian Girl Grows Up, will come out in October 2021. Her poetry collection All This was published in 2011, and her poetry chapbook No More Kings in 2020. She currently teaches creative writing at the University of San Francisco’s Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning and blogs at http://lilyionamackenzie.com.



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Jackson Revealed by E.M. Shue

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Morgan’s past has taught her one thing, guys in uniforms don’t understand girls in uniforms. Even her own team treats her differently because she’s a woman. A chance encounter and a one-night stand have her reevaluating her future.

Jack’s future showed up on his door one cold winter day, bundled in a pink blanket. Being a single father wasn’t in the cards for him, but he’ll deal himself a new deck. His only focus raising her and coming home every night to her but being a former NYPD undercover Narc has its challenges. Now he’s a K9 officer and found the woman who is meant to be his.

Both have challenging jobs that are dangerous, but they explode with desire.

Now Jack’s past is ready to ignite his future in a blaze of revenge. Can he protect his daughter and the woman that is his one from the darkness he barely escaped?

Past and future collide in this action-packed hot and steamy romantic suspense from award-winning author E.M. Shue.

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Meet E.M. Shue

Writer, wife, mother of three girls, doggie mom to one, and doggie grandma to four. This multi-published award-winning author likes her whiskey Irish, her chocolate dark and her hockey hard hitting. She’s an avid reader and you can find her Kindle packed full of all sub-genres of romance. When she isn’t writing action-adventure, suspense, and strong woman she’s spending time with her family exploring Alaska.

She’s currently writing several series and standalones in multiple sub-genres of romance all are hot & steamy and action-packed.

Three of her books have won the Colorado RWA Beverley contest, Sniper’s Kiss in 2018 for Suspense, Angel’s Kiss in 2019 for Contemporary, and Accidentally Noah in 2020 for Suspense, while many others were finalists in this same contest.

E.M.’s favorite saying is don’t piss her off she’ll write you into a book and kill you off in a new and gory way.

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The All I Want Series (Books 1-2): A Small Town Romance Box Set


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Choose Me, book 1:
He catches criminals, I defend them – how could this possibly work?
I see the good in everyone. My heart bleeds for the people who get a bad rap and no shot at redemption. Being a defense lawyer in a small town is not easy–especially when I am defending the criminals they loathe. And then, wouldn’t you know it. I attract the attention of the hottest cop in the entire town. He’s smart, rugged, and completely irresistible.

But there’s one problem…

Luke Hudson is running for sheriff. And he would be a damn good sheriff. This man never backs down. He sees the law in black and white–right or wrong. I see all the shades of gray in between. Now, with the election looming and our relationship heating up, everything implodes.

Luke’s given a choice: it’s either me or his dream job.

And all I want is for him to choose me.

Be with Me, book 2: 
The more things change; the more they stay the same…
After all these years, Jack Perry is still the same: tall, gorgeous, rugged, and protective. I can’t resist his boyish grin and sexy, little wink. Jack still only sees me as his cute, quirky friend who creates temptations in the kitchen.

But now that he’s back in town to help save his family’s business, I’m determined to show him a lot has changed since high school. I plan to tempt him with more than just my sugary delights. He may only be here for a short while, yet it’s time he saw how grown up I really am. It won’t be long until Jack Perry finally sees the truth: he wants nothing more than to be with me.

 

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The Rules of Love by Kerri Carpenter

The Rules of Love
Kerri Carpenter
(Entangled: Amara)
Publication date: January 25th 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Award-winning romance author Kerri Carpenter writes contemporary romances that are sweet, sexy, and sparkly. When shes not writing, Kerri enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) rescued poodle mix, Harry.

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THE LIE by Karla Sorensen

Release Date: September 15

Rule number 1 for the team owner’s daughter? Don’t date the players.
Especially not hotheaded tight ends with tattoos and impulse control problems. 
That’s why Dominic Walker is completely off my radar. Sort of.
Babysitting the team troublemaker when he’s forced to volunteer for the foundation where I work means I can’t exactly avoid him.
I wish I had though. Because once I get to know Dominic, it’s almost impossible to ignore the feelings he brings out in me. 
Pretty soon, I’m breaking all my rules. I just have to hope he doesn’t break my heart in the process.  

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Meet Karla Sorensen

Well, let’s see … I’m a wife and a mother. If the things that I write bring a smile to someone’s face, then I’ve done my job.  


I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. 


If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. 


I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I’ll love you forever. 


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Not Alone by Christie Gordon

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Ash is a rock star. Micah is a broken man. Neither one wants to be alone.

Ash Oakley has spent his life making music and doing what it takes to reach the top, along with his best friend (with benefits) Wells by his side. After a year of touring and opening in stadiums for rock legends across the globe, he needs down time and rents an apartment in a beach town outside of foggy San Francisco. He decides to take up surfing. His first time out, he discovers a rude, but mysterious man on the beach who captivates him in a way he didn’t expect. The man is clearly grief stricken, something Ash knows a lot about after losing his guitar-playing brother to a drug overdose.

Micah Knowles left his friends, his family, and his high-tech job to sit on the beach, day after day, struggling to heal from a devastating event he can’t even speak of out loud. He doesn’t deserve friendship and certainly doesn’t deserve love, not after what he did.

When their worlds collide, Ash must uncover the truth about the man he’s falling for and decide if he can handle it. Micah must face his demons to heal and let Ash in. But after all that, Ash’s very public world and lifestyle might be the thing that tears them apart.

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Ash picked up the board, threw it under his arm, and strode to his backpack. As he set the board down, he glanced at his neighbor and flipped his blond hair up over one side of his head, the long ends splashing against the top of the wetsuit. The neighbor hugged his knees tight with his head lowered. “Hey, you sleeping?” He bent over the backpack, his hair dripping into dry sand. The neighbor lifted his head. A gust of wind blew over them, so strong it drove Ash forward. The brim of the neighbor’s baseball hat fluttered and flew off, throwing the hood off with it, making his long, black bangs swirl up around his head. His gaze caught on Ash, the large, brown eyes, and thick lashes under straight brows, vulnerable, but intense. He lifted his face, every bit as perfectly laid out as if it were a doll, the cheeks holding a slight flush over porcelain skin. Gorgeous. Ash whispered, “Holy shit.” He gawked, unable to move, his breath caught in his throat, his heart pounding. The neighbor jerked around in the sand. Ash blinked hard and scrambled for the hat. As he snatched it in his fingers, the perfect doll appeared in his vision again, this time gazing at him up close, too close. He plopped his butt in the sand, leaning on one hand, gaping at the vision in front of him. The perfect doll sat next to Ash, lips parted, his dark, expressive eyes wide. “Uh, thank you.” “Wh-what’s your name?” He stared at the doll, unable to look away, his heart thumping in his ears. Jesus, he needed to get a grip on himself. “Micah.” His neighbor held out his hand. He stared at Micah’s hand and placed his own inside it. He squeezed. “Um, my hat.” Micah ripped his hand free. “Please.” He shimmied away from Ash. “Can you give it to me?” He dropped his head forward, letting the dark bangs cover his expressive eyes. “Oh, yeah, sure.” What an idiot. As he flinched, he handed the hat to Micah, his other hand still tingling from Micah’s touch. He gulped hard and looked around him, fighting to find his voice, to calm the pounding in his chest. “Um…” “You don’t want to be friends with me.” Micah placed the hat over his head and brought the hood up to cover it, then twisted around to face the surf. “Wh-why wouldn’t I?” Did he hear that right? He stared at the back of Micah’s head. “You just don’t.” Micah said, his voice unsteady, as if holding back tears. And so, the rudeness was back. “Then why the fuck are you out here and not back at the beach in front of our apartments? You’re the one that told me to come here.” What the hell is wrong with this guy? He scowled at the back of Micah’s black, hooded sweatshirt. “If you think I came here to watch your sorry ass surf, you’re mistaken,” Micah said, his voice wavering. “Fine.” He didn’t need this shit from him. If Micah wanted to be like that, then fuck him. With a growl, he stood up, stomped back to his board and backpack, seized them up and trudged to his Jeep.
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Christie Gordon started writing gay and M/M romance fiction after becoming preoccupied with anime and in particular, the boys love and yaoi genres. She’s always had stories in her head and always enjoyed writing, so she took up fiction writing classes at a local community college and published her first book with eXtasy Books back in 2009. Christie likes to write complicated characters with painful pasts that refuse to be ignored until the characters are forced to face them head on. Angst? Yes. Happily ever after? Always. It’s the struggle to get there that counts.

Christie’s day job is in the high-tech industry with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration. She currently lives in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area and enjoyed eight years in the Bay Area of California but grew up in Minnesota. She shares a home with her partner of twelve years, a musician by night and a coder by day, who is currently in three bands, giving her plenty of time to keep writing. She is also a mother of two sons, one currently in college for engineering and the other preparing for nursing college. Her one-eyed, rescue pug is always by her side, snoring the day away.

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LGBT Romance Giveaway – 41 separate stories from 30 authors

Free books from some of the Registered Authors of the GRL 2021 Retreat

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September 1 – October 31

Genre: M/M Romance

Contemporary, paranormal, mystery, fantasy, shifter, historical, sports…

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These stories are written by authors attending the GRL Retreat, the must-attend event for people who create and celebrate LGBTQ romance. Discover new authors, new books, and new series—and find new favorites!

While all of the authors with stories in the giveaway will be attending the GRL Retreat 2021, there may also be additional authors who were unable to participate.

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Gail Z. Martin   Merry Farmer   Jacqueline Gray   Kris Jacen

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