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Scarred by Emily McIntire

Title: Scarred
Series: Never After #2
Author: Emily McIntire
Genre: Dark Royal Romance
Cover Design: Cat, TRC Designs
Release Date: January 4, 2022


Once Upon A Time,
there was a king who passed.
He left behind two sons,
one beloved and one outcast.
The older of the two was set to take the throne.
But before he could, he had to find a queen to call his own.
The younger one was known to be unruly and unhinged.
The chosen queen was warned to keep far away from him.
Beautiful and cunning, in the light is where she stayed.
But late at night it was the shadowed lands in which she played.
Mistakes were made and secrets forged; forgetting duty and her sense.
And while the new king had her hand,
her heart belonged to the scarred prince.





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Emily McIntire is an Amazon Top 20 best selling author of painful, messy, beautiful romance. She doesn’t like to box herself into one subgenre, but at the core of all her stories is soul deep love.
A long time songwriter and an avid reader, Emily has always had a passion for the written word, and when she’s not writing you can find her waiting on her long lost Hogwarts letter, chasing her crazy toddler, or lost between the pages of a good book.


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Remembering Rosie


Memories of a Wisconsin Farm Girl


Date Published: June 2021

Publisher: Page Publishing

In Remembering Rosie: Memories of a Wisconsin Farm Girl, the author looks back fondly on growing up in the mid-twentieth-century on her family’s Wisconsin dairy farm. She shares vivid and heartwarming stories of attending a one-room school, the dangers and hard work of dairy farming, and lessons learned that built a foundation for her long life. She reveals the turning point when she vowed never to be a farmer or a farmer’s wife.

Despite having an often idyllic childhood, by the 1950s, the post-war optimism fed teenage Block’s hope of going to college to escape her barricaded and often small-minded world of farm, small community, and church. Though her desire to go to college was not encouraged by her family and teachers, and there was no money to help, as the oldest of five children, she knew she had to lead the way. Take a trip through the good, bad, and ugly of dairy farm living in the 1950s as the author looks back with nostalgia on the childhood she wished to escape.

About the Author

Nadine A. Block has ceaselessly and successfully fought for children’s rights for three decades. She was a teacher, a school psychologist, and the founder and director of a nonprofit organization that fought to end school corporal punishment. Block previously published This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You: Children Share in Words and Pictures How Spanking Hurts and What to Do Instead (2011) and Breaking the Paddle: Ending School Corporal Punishment (2013). During her retirement, she privately published Our Family: Wisconsin Pioneers, Stories for My Grandchildren and other stories for her grandchildren, using personal travel photos and illustrations, including “Casey the Cat in Kathmandu” and “Corey the Camel in Timbuktu.”

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by Bailey B.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

I’ve sworn off men forever!

Okay, not forever but for a few months. After my last hook up, my vag needs a reset because the last man to touch me broke it in the worst of ways. Not a problem, until my new dance partner comes into the picture. He’s turning into my forbidden fruit, tempting me in ways I didn’t know possible.

I have three months of celibacy ahead of me and eight weeks to whip my new dance partner into shape.

Someone save me.

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Bailey B is an up and coming New Adult author. She lives in Lehigh Acres Florida with her husband, twin girls, and two fur babies. She enjoys (but doesn’t get to take part in because of her crazy daughters) the simple things like Disney+ binge watching, Netflix romcoms, reading and sleeping. She reads two to three books a week and thinks if narwhal’s are real animals then unicorns might be too.

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A Paris Affair by Mary Oldham

Title: A Paris Affair
Series: Hotel Baron #1
Author: Mary Oldham
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 11, 2021


Begin a brand-new series from award-winning author Mary Oldham—two friends become lovers in book one of the Hotel Baron’s Series—a whirlwind office romance where the boss is never right… A Paris Affair

From Paris to Portland, their journey is heartfelt as the search for true love knows no bounds.

Daisy has never known the unconditional love of a traditional family. It’s not that she doesn’t believe in happily-ever-after. She’s just not so sure she’ll ever find it. But that’s the least of her concerns right now—if Daisy doesn’t land a job, she’ll have much more to deal with than just finding work. Fortunately, the stars are aligned. She lands her dream job and quite possibly her dream man too…except he’s her boss. And she’s totally against office romance for reasons only her mother knows. But she can’t seem to keep away—

Alex doesn’t believe in love at first sight. He doesn’t tolerate employee fraternization of any sort. When they first met, he found her delightful and someone he could imagine a future with—but then he’d hired her. She was his subordinate, and she was strictly off-limits. At least that’s what he’s been telling himself…over and over and over and over.

As they grow closer, they discover a mutual attraction that won’t quit. But, will Daisy get her HEA? Does Alex realize their love is real?


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Mary Oldham is a multi-award-winning author, and three-time Golden Heart Finalist with the Romance Writers of America in the areas of Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense. Mary resides in Portland, Oregon when she is not writing by the Pacific Ocean in scenic Yachats, the Gem of the Oregon Coast.

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Washed Up by Kandi Steiner

Washed Up by Kandi Steiner is now live!

It was just another day in the Emergency Department — until she was wheeled in through the doors.

Amanda Parks, my childhood best friend’s mom who I may or may not have secretly kissed before leaving for college.

I haven’t seen her in over a decade, and in so many ways, she hasn’t changed.

Same killer curves.
Same hypnotizing eyes.
Same reaction from my heart when I see her.

But something new?
There isn’t a ring on her finger anymore…
And I’m much more of a man than I was at eighteen.

Washed Up is a stand-alone age gap medical romance coming this winter!

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Washed Up is a slow burn age gap medical romance that will have your heart racing as you turn the pages desperate for more. Early reviewers are calling it “addicting,” “gripping,” and “phenomenal!”⁣

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Meet Kandi

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

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Book 2 of the Dung Beetles of Liberia series.

Political/Historical Fiction

Date Published 12-15-2021

Publisher: Boutique of Quality Books (BQB Publishing)

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April 1979: Ken Verrier and his wife, Sam, return to Liberia to buy diamonds. They did not return to get caught up in a rice riot and a coup d’etat. But that’s what happens. Ken witnesses and unwittingly participates in a period of Liberia’s tumultuous yet poorly documented history—the overthrow of the Tolbert presidency and ultimately the end of the Americo-Liberian one hundred thirty-three years of political and social dominance.



2019 Grand Prize Winner – Red City Review


Based on the remarkable true account of a young American who landed in Liberia in 1961.


The blend of fictional action and nonfiction social inspection is simply exquisite, and are strengths that set this story apart from many other ficitonal pieces sporting African settings. – D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review


NOTHING COULD HAVE PREPARED HIM FOR THE EVENTS HE WAS ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE. Ken Verrier quickly realizes the moment he arrives in Liberia that he is in a place where he understand very little of what is considered normal, where the dignity of life has little meaning, and where he can trust no one.


It’s 1961 and young Ken Verrier is experiencing the turbulence of Ishmael and the guilt of his brother’s death. His sudden decision to drop out of college and deal with his demons shocks his family, his friends, and especially his girlfriend, soon to have been his fiancee. His destination: Liberia—the richest country in Africa both in monetary wealth and natural resources.


Author Daniel Meier describes Ken Verrier’s many escapades, spanning from horrifying to whimsical, with engaging and fast-moving narrative that ultimately describe a society upon which the wealthy are feeding and in which the poor are being buried.



It’s a novel that will stay with you long after the last word has been read.







About the Author

A retired Aviation Safety Inspector for the FAA, Daniel V. Meier, Jr. has always had a passion for writing. During his college years, he studied History at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW) and American Literature at The University of Maryland Graduate School.  In 1980 he published an action/thriller with Leisure Books under the pen name of Vince Daniels.

Dan also worked briefly for the Washington Business Journal as a journalist and has been a contributing writer/editor for several aviation magazines. In addition to BLOOD BEFORE DAWN, he is the author of its prequel, the award-winning historical novel, THE DUNG BEETLES OF LIBERIA, as well as 2 other highly acclaimed novels published by Boutique of Quality Books (BQB Publishing).

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Scoring Over the Holidays

Title: Scoring Over the Holidays Anthology
Genre: Holiday Sports Romance
Release Date: December 6, 2021


The holiday season is a time for trimming the tree, sipping hot cocoa by a cozy fire, and reading scorching hot romance that will heat up your cold winter nights. From 15 of your favorite sports romance authors come brand new short stories meant to deck your halls and make your season bright.

Stories included in Scoring Over the Holidays:

The Mistletoe by Alexia Chase – Can the awkward girl ever win the hot football player? Saylor dreams of an epic love story of her own, but she’s the awkward girl that’s never been kissed…and as far as she knows, Knox is dating a stunning runway model. After dumping his cheating ex, Knox is ready to settle down and have a happily ever after with someone like Saylor. Will they ever get their signals uncrossed? Maybe a little mistletoe magic can help solve their problems.

Holiday Home Run by Alexis Anne – When center fielder Rhett Ryan and professional cyclist Hope Crawford meet, they both know they’re looking for…something. What, neither of them is sure of, only that they want a repeat. So Hope tempts Rhett with a promise: meet her in the same place on Christmas Eve and he can have her as a present under the tree.

All In by Cathryn Fox – Caleb Stewart is the hottest footballer on the team, a bad boy with a reputation. Peyton Young hates everything about him, especially how he overlooked her in college. Now, eight months later she’s lost the weight, and is determined to show him what he’d missed out on. It’s a solid plan. Until she gets him naked.

Mistakes Under the Mistletoe by Daniela Romero – ‘Twas the night before Christmas when I sexted my ex…

Christmas Curveball by Kimberly Readnour – With his life at a crossroad, this Major League Baseball player needs to choose between continuing his dream or face the harsh reality of leaving behind the only thing he’s ever loved—the game. What he doesn’t expect is the curveball fate throws him.
Christmas Curveball is an unrequited love romance based on second chances mixed with Christmas spirit.

Freak: A Holiday Arrangement by Lisa Lang Blakeney – I’m spending holiday break tutoring the guy I’ve had a crush on since freshman year, that is until the hottest ball player at our university shows up instead. Freak Stevenson needs to pass a class in order to graduate and heard I was the best, so we make the wildest holiday arrangement ever. If I help him ace his final, he’ll help me land the guy of my dreams by Christmas. Every moment we spend plotting my target’s seduction is hilarious, until I realize that I’m actually the one who’s being seduced.

Holiday Heat by Megan Ryder – When baseball pitcher and permanent bachelor Alex Rasmussen needs a plus one for a holiday gala, his best friend’s flaky sister-in-law Lucy Monroe is the worst choice ever. Despite her past reputation, Lucy is trying to change her life by not chasing the wrong man, not flaking out, and not flitting from job to job. But as the one night turns into more, will Alex convince her that the heat between them is not just for the holidays?

Jingle Devil: A Holiday Puck by Melissa Ivers – There are two things Coach Weller can’t get enough of this holiday season: white peppermint mochas and his assistant, Tessa Risen. She’s half his age and touching her would land him on the naughty list. But when an office mishap ends with her face in his lap, he’s ready to break all his rules, and do whatever he can to steal her heart. Even if he has to fight dirty.

Dirty Christmas: A Slayers Hockey Holiday by Mira Lyn Kelly – As car-jackings go, I know I lucked out. But still.
Christmas is rough. Now I’m stuck in some tiny twinkle-light town with my plans to avoid the holiday hype blown to *holly* hell. I’m starting to suspect there’s no escaping this lump of coal when a feisty redhead lands in my lap. Suddenly, I know exactly what I want for Christmas.Now I just have to convince her I’m not the naughty player she thinks I am and to give me a chance to score a permanent spot on her nice list.

Holiday Hat Trick by Samantha Lind – Olivia swore she would never date a hockey player, but when she ends up in the locker room to interview Jason, sparks fly! Will they be hot enough to melt the ice and her heart?

A Forward Holiday by S.E. Rose – A famous footballer with a recent injury is sidelined in his small English hometown. He’s been moping around and feeling unmotivated to get himself back on track until he runs into an American woman at a local publ. Will a chance encounter lead to more? Or will these two spend holidays wishing they hadn’t let the other get away?

Holiday Hole in One by Sierra Hill – As the only female exec invited to the leadership golf retreat, two obstacles stand in Everly Banks’s way. Learning to play golf and bringing a fake Plus One to the weekend in the Bahama’s. Can former PGA-player turned golf club pro, Chase Novak, be the hole in one she needs to score the promotion she’s waited for? Or will her fake fiancé show her how much more she deserves?

Final Shot by Stacey Lynn – Lizzie Winston was my best friend for years, but when I told her I wanted more, she ghosted me. It’s been a year since we spoke, but now we’re on a plane together, headed to see our best friends. I have three days to repair our friendship. She doesn’t know I’ve been traded, and I’m leaving Chicago for Las Vegas. This might be our final shot to save what’s left. I might still want everything, but I’ll take whatever she’s willing to give me as long as she’s back in my life.

Mistletoe Misconduct by Stephanie Kay – After being jilted at the altar, Anna is not in a holiday mood, but her friends drag her to the Houston Stampede’s charity bachelor auction, and then they buy her a date with Santa. Hockey player, Nick St. John, AKA Santa, is more of a Grinch, but with a little fun and a sprig or two of mistletoe, will Nick and Anna find their holiday cheer?

Secret Santa Face-Off by Victoria Denault – Pro hockey player Nolan Duggan is a Grinch. Team employee, Felicity Roark, is a relentless little Christmas Elf. When they draw each other’s name in a Secret Santa gift exchange, each is determined to make the other have a change of heart. Their hearts do change, just not in the way they expected.


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Alexia Chase
Alexis Anne
Cathryn Fox
Daniela Romero
Kimberly Readnour
Lisa Lang Blakeney
Melisser Ivers
Megan Ryder
Mira Lynn Kelly
Samantha Lind
SE Rose
Sierra Hill
Stacey Lynn
Stephanie Kay
Victoria Denault

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The Santa Claus by J.O Mantel


The Santa Claus


Genre: MM

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On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…a Santa Claus.

It’s the holidays. A time Deacon Brady spends with his family in New York City during the most wonderful time of the year. 

This year, things are different for the former Hollywood Soap Opera star and A-Lister. Now, Deacon Brady is unemployed, and at the brink of losing everything due to the Global Financial Crisis.

All he wants to do is enjoy the holidays, be with Brodie, and try to get his life back on track. That quickly changes however, when he meets the attractive and mysterious stranger known as Kris…Kris Kringle that is. 

With news from Brodie that will change Deacon’s life forever, can he find happiness with Kris for the holidays?

The Santa Claus is told through the eyes of multiple character points of view who appear in the Men of the World Series. The main character, Deacon Brady, his sister Kate, Brodie, his boyfriend, the mysterious and gorgeous looking Kris, and producer of Tainted Love, Dante. It serves as a prequel to the Men of the World series and ties into the events of the first book.

Merry Christmas.

About J.O. Mantel:

J.O Mantel was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. As a child, J.O loved reading and his favourite authors included, Roald Dahl, Robin Klein, and Morris Gleitzman. Always an avid reader as a child, J.O had a vivid imagination, like most children. It wasn’t until 2016, that he realised his love for creative writing, and released his first novel, First Crush in the Dark Falkon Series that same year. In January 2020, he began his first MM book, The Australian, part of the Men Of The World Series. When J.O isn’t hidden behind his laptop or iPad, he works in a busy retail environment of Customer Service and management. J.O lives a quiet life on a rural property in Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs.

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Wrong by Adelaide Forrest

Title: Wrong
A Black Hearts Romance Presents
Heaven & Hell Series Standalone
Author: Adelaide Forrest
Genre: Dark/Taboo Romance
Release Date: December 3, 2021


She’s the girl I can never have.

Everlee likes to torment me, to enrapture me with her innocence at every turn. The games we play skirt the lines of what is appropriate, but I’d never allow myself to cross them. Her father would kill me if I did.

He’s my oldest friend, and I’ve watched his daughter blossom into the woman she’s becoming. My tastes are too deviant for her shining light, and I need an outlet even if she’s all I see when I close my eyes.

Enter Purgatory — the club that caters to every manner of taste. Arranging a meeting with a stranger to fill my needs, the last thing I expect when I look in the window of our meeting place is to find Everlee sitting and waiting for me at the table marked with a single red rose. I should walk away, end the agreement that never should have happened in the first place, but I can’t resist her. She chose a game with the devil.

I hope she’s ready to play.

Wrong is part of the Black Heart Romance presents Heaven & Hell series, but can also be read as a standalone. Wrong is a dark, daddy’s best friend romance with nonconsent.



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The door closed as my attacker took a few steps into the silent room, and then my world turned upside down again as he flipped me over his shoulder. The soft press of a mattress came against my back, catching me as he flung me forward.
I thrashed, rolling as I tried to vault for the edge of the bed. I didn’t know shit about my circumstances or surroundings, but I had the distinct feeling a bed was never a good thing while being kidnapped.
Crap on a cracker, I wanted to die a virgin.
His weight came down on my hips, pinning me still as his hands touched the back of my head, sliding beneath my hair. He unknotted the scarf from the back of my head and pulled it away from my eyes.
The light in the room blinded me, the overhead fixture shadowing the face of my kidnapper from view as I blinked to adjust to the sudden glare. His fingers slid to the front of my face, grasping the cloth gag he’d shoved into my mouth and wrenching it free. My lips throbbed with pain, leaving me to run my tongue over them to soothe them.
When my eyes finally adjusted, my mouth dropped open as I blinked a few more times.
I was dreaming.
This was a nightmare, a twisted manifestation of all the years I’d spent wanting a man who some would consider my family.
“Uncle Landon?” I asked, my voice trembling as I spoke the words. Still believing it was a trick of my mind, refusing to accept it as reality.
There was no way he would scare me like this. No way he would risk hurting me.
“Hello, Everlee,” he said, the smooth drawl of his voice curving around my name like a gunshot to my chest. I dug my nails into my own hands, hoping the sharp bite of pain would wake me up.
There was just his hazel glare, anger like I’d never known directed at me.
Oh God.


Adelaide fell in love with books at a young age and quickly discovered her love for writing soon after. Since then, she’s become a self-professed plot hoarder of over 300 book concepts.
After receiving her degree in Psychology, Adelaide went on to work in a therapeutic riding facility. When her daughter was born, Adelaide traded out her boots to be a stay-at-home mom. In 2019, she added author to those job duties after a lifetime of dreaming about it.