The American Wives Club by Anna Durand is live!
When best friends fall for the same girl, it takes a family to save the day.
MacTaggarts love to meddle. I learned that lesson long ago, but when my brother Jack sends me to a physical therapy clinic, I have no clue about his real motive. Until I meet my therapist. Kate Wagner is a bossy lass who wants to shrink my head while she rehabilitates my knee. I don't care how sexy she is. The woman ordered me not to ride my Harley, and that's unacceptable.
I might have accidentally kissed her, but I cannae stand the woman. So when my British best friend, Hugh Parrish, sets his sights on Kate, I say fine. He can have the overbearing lass.
Callum MacTaggart gets under my skin like nobody else ever has. He's stubborn, sarcastic, and growls at me. Hugh Parrish has smooth talk down to an art, but I don't want him either. Maybe I'm starting to see another side of Callum, and maybe we share a few steamy moments. That means nothing.
Aye, Kate is bonnie, sensual, and clever. But we can never work out, especially since I swore to Hugh that I don't want her. Now the American wives of my brother and my cousins have decided to "help" me by meddling in my life.
The American Wives Club is the second multi-series crossover book uniting three bestselling worlds—Hot Scots, Hot Brits, and the Au Naturel Trilogy. Get ready for nudists, Wiccans, gypsies & more! Coming soon in audio narrated by Zachary Webber & Stella Hunter with a special appearance by Shane East.
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Meet Anna Durand
Anna Durand is a bestselling, multi-award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her books have earned bestseller status on every major retailer and wonderful reviews from readers around the world. But that's the boring spiel. Here are some really cool things you want to know about Anna!
Born on Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, Anna grew up moving here, there, and everywhere thanks to her dad's job as an instructor pilot. She's lived in Texas (twice), Mississippi, California (twice), Michigan (twice), and Alaska–and now Ohio.
As for her writing, Anna has always made up stories in her head, but she didn't write them down until her teen years. Those first awful books went into the trash can a few years later, though she learned a lot from those stories. Eventually, she would pen her first romance novel, the paranormal romance Willpower, and she's never looked back since.
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Now Live, He Said Together by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Ruth Cardello
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Kal has always done whatever was necessary to protect and care for his family—even if that meant dancing for money. He’s not happy with his life or himself, but what matters most are the people he loves.
The best part of Jade’s bachelorette party is Kal’s stripping on the stage. The worst is discovering that her fiancé is sleeping with one of the bridesmaids. Drunk and ditched by her bridal party, Jade finds comfort and encouragement from the unlikeliest of men.
When Kal suddenly finds himself financially free, he seeks out the woman he hasn’t been able to forget. Their reunion is hot and heavy, but poorly timed. Jade is on the rebound and Kal’s life is upside down.
He said together, but is that even possible?
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Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from her large extended family. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York–then came full circle and moved back to New England. She now happily lives one town over from the one she was born in. For her, family trumped the warmer weather and international scene.
She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love- writing and has never been happier. When she’s not writing, you can find her chasing her children around her small farm or connecting with her readers online.
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Blaze by Helen Hardt
(Steel Brothers Saga)
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BlurbThey’re in love…and in danger. Donny Steel lives a charmed life. He’s a successful attorney, in love with the woman of his dreams, and a member of the Steel family. But while Snow Creek’s golden family seems perfect on the outside, how many skeletons lurk in the Steel closet? Each day, Donny finds more and more evidence of foul play while dredging up his own past—something better left forgotten. Callie Pike never imagined Donny Steel could fall in love with her, and she desperately wants to revel in their blazing passion. If only her own past hadn’t returned to torment her. Why now? What does it all mean? Is it somehow related to the attempt on Talon Steel’s life? Or the fire that destroyed her family’s livelihood? As scattered pieces of evidence crop up in unlikely places, Donny and Callie work to find the common thread to pull everything together. But someone clearly wants to destroy them, and laws, ethics, and locked doors don’t seem to be standing in the way.
Meet the Author
#1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.
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Date Published: 2/22/2022
Publisher: Brimstone Fiction
The Adoël keep their past a secret, speaking only of some great sin for which they pay penance by living as servants to the royal family. The curse that haunts them, that turns their skin pale and their hair white, is a shame too deep to even speak of.
Raendel resents being told he must pay for the guilt of others. Why should he have to suffer? Their actions had nothing to do with him. Or so he thinks.
When creatures out of the darkest legends attack the king in his own castle, and the prince runs off on a suicidal quest for vengeance, the ‘sins of the past’ suddenly become a very present reality. And very personal.
Urgent shouts of “Protect the king!” echoed in Raendel’s head while flashbacks of the vision from Master Othniel’s chamber pricked his conscience. He covered his ears with his hands, but he couldn’t block out Othniel’s voice that spoke inside his own mind. We failed our master. We must never fail him again.
Raendel argued back against his conscience. What can I do? I don’t know how to fight! The king has Master Lenore and Master Deborah to protect him. I would only get in the way.
The shadow creature knocked aside nobles and soldiers alike, advancing to within a few yards of the high table. Lenore and Deborah pulled the king through a door that opened into a passage ending at the king’s chambers. He considered the advancing enemy and then the door where the king had gone. He didn’t know what he could do, but his conscience wouldn’t let him just lie there and do nothing. With one last glance at the attackers, he leaped up and ran after the king.
About the Author
Kevin King grew up in south Louisiana, raised on a steady diet of gumbo and fiction novels. His hobbies include Renaissance Fairs, bookstores, fencing, and daydreaming. He lives outside of Seattle with his wife, his dog Frodo, and their combined book collection.
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Erotic Fantasy Romance
Date Published: 2/25/22
When Killian returned alive after an enchanted captivity, his younger brother Prince Gawain was more than happy to step aside as heir to the throne of Abercarn. Now, though, Gawain is at loose ends — until Lady Catrin seduces him and secures his agreement to stalk Madrin, the evil magician who enchanted Killian and killed her father.
Posing as troubadours, the two battle adversity together and find that they are connected by more than their hatred of Madrin. Yet despite their growing longing for a life together, neither of them is willing to abandon their dangerous quest. Their confrontation with their powerful and wily enemy will be the ultimate test of their resolve and their love.
She collapsed on top of him, her sweat-slick body sliding against his for a moment before she levered herself away and collapsed to the moss beside him, leaving him breathing hard as he regained his senses.
What did I just do? He might have sprung away from her then, but her hand shot out to grasp his wrist, holding him in place.
He glared down at her. “What just happened?
“You had your way with me.”
“I believe it was the other way around. Did you bewitch me?”
“Then what in the names of all the gods happened?”
A smile played about her lips. “We fucked each other to a very satisfactory conclusion.”
His harsh laugh filled the glen. “Tell me, how did we go from conversation to fucking in the blink of an eye?”
“It was what you wanted.”
He considered her answer. “I might have wanted you, but I never would have acted with such haste.”
“I know.” She dragged in a breath and let it out. “My father, Simon Waller, was a mage.” Before Gawain could interrupt, she went on. “The skill passes from one generation to the next, sometimes strongly and sometimes with lesser effect. I have only a fraction of his powers, but I have one talent that serves me well. I can urge a man or a woman to do something that they are already contemplating. You wanted to fuck me, and I helped you go from thought to action.”
He couldn’t deny the desire he had felt and the unseemly way he had acted upon that desire. Realizing that they were having this conversation in the nude in a forest glen, he began gathering up the clothing he had discarded. When she saw what he was doing, she also reached for her drawers.
They both dressed quickly. When she finished adjusting her dress, she met his gaze. “And you would compel me to accompany you on your journey to find Madrin and punish him?”
She shook her head. “I would never compel a man to undertake a task that could lead to his death. A decision like that must be made without coercion.”
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Author Rebecca York began her career as a journalist writing articles for newspapers and magazines, but after several years decided to try writing fiction. She’s a highly successful author of over 50 romantic suspense and paranormal novels and is the head of the Columbia Writers Workshop. Her many awards include two Rita finalist books. She has two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times: for Series Romantic Suspense and for Series Romantic Mystery. Her Peregrine Connection series won a Lifetime Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense Series. She collects rocks, and enjoys cooking, walking, reading, gardening, travel, and Mozart operas.
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What Lies Beyond the Veil
Harper L. Woods
(Of Flesh & Bone, #1)
Publication date: February 22nd 2022
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
Once, we’d worshipped them as Gods.
For nearly 400 years, the Veil has protected us from the Fae of Alfheimr. In their absence, our lives have shifted from decadence and sin to survival and virtue under the guidance of the New Gods. I’ve spent my entire life tending to the gardens next to the boundary between our worlds, drawn to the shimmering magic like a moth to the flame.
Then, we died on their swords.
All of that changes the day the Veil shatters, unleashing the fae upon our world once again. The magic of faerie marks those of us they mean to take, but the Mist Guard protecting Nothrek will kill us all before they let the fae have us. There’s no choice but to flee everything I’ve ever known, not if I want to live to see my twenty-first birthday as a free woman.
Now, they’ll claim what’s theirs.
But before they capture me, Caelum saves me from the Wild Hunt. Fae-marked and on the run, he is able to fight back in ways I only dream of. From tentative alliance to all-consuming passion, our bond strengthens as the fae close in and evil lurks ever nearer. With my life on the line, he is everything I shouldn’t dare to want and a distraction I can’t afford. I can’t seem to stay away, not even with something greater on the line.
Author’s Note: This book is intended for readers who are 18 and older. It contains mature language, graphic violence, and explicit content with darker elements. This is book one in a series and ends in a cliffhanger.
I lifted the first bite of cake to my mouth, flavors of vanilla and cinnamon on my tongue as I chewed. There was nothing hidden within it, just the sweetness of the cake itself as I watched the others around me chew theirs.
I was through my second bite before something struck my tooth and I raised a hand to my mouth to pull it out. The ring glimmered in bronze against my palm, a sign of the shackle I’d spent my entire life knowing was coming.
Death or prostitution were the only escapes from marriage in the Kingdom of Nothrek. Still, the clear symbol in my palm felt like a noose around my neck, like a death all its own.
“Congratulations are in order; I see?” Adelphia said, her voice tentative. There was no joy on my face at the prospect of my pending nuptials. It didn’t matter that I had no knowledge of who my husband might be.
Men were almost all the same, in the end. Looking for a warm place to stick their cock and a trophy to sow their seed.
“It would seem so,” I said, smiling and trying to shrug off the dread coursing through my veins. I’d never believed in the fortune tellers who worked at the market every week, predicting which of the thirteen lives a person found themselves on in the cycle of reincarnation before the true death. I’d never put any stock in the magical items a person could purchase if they spoke the right words at the right stands.
I wouldn’t start believing in prophecy just because it predicted something I’d always known was coming anyway.
There was a soft thump behind us, the group going still as they looked over my shoulder at the circle. I turned slowly, following their gazes to where a single candle had fallen off its stone and extinguished the moment it touched the grass, as if by an unseen force.
I swallowed, working out the placement for a moment before I turned back to the group with a shaky breath. The silence between them as they watched me rise to my feet spoke volumes about their belief in their Samhain traditions and the clairvoyance they brought.
“I should get home,” I said, looking at the sun just cresting the horizon through the trees.
Adelphia nodded, not even bothering to argue with me. There was nothing left to say.
The only candle that had fallen was mine.
Enraptured by love. Captivated by fantasy. USA Today Bestselling author Adelaide Forrest writing spicy fantasy romance as Harper L. Woods.
Colliding With Fate
Publication date: February 22nd 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Kyrell Knight believes life is a game to be played and thoroughly enjoyed. He rarely takes anything seriously, lives in the moment, and indulges in as much pleasure with women as possible. But the sarcasm, money, and women are an attempt to erase the memories of his past as he tries to forget what he came from. It works until his past wants to be a part of his present.
Kyrell reconnects with Quinn Halifax at their mutual best friend’s engagement party. They spark up a friendship that quickly turns to flames when it becomes a superficial, no strings attached relationship.
Kyrell is struggling with his past while Quinn is trying to secure her future. Neither is looking for more, but fate has other plans.
What happens when two people collide with fate?
Content Advisory: child abuse, death, mentions of suicide
My eyes roam over the way her shimmering gold dress is clinging to her curves. Quinn is art. Her skin is a smooth, copper brown with chocolate colored curls pulled into a tight ponytail on top of her head and bright brown, almond-shaped eyes that could probably see through the depths of all my bullshit.
Quinn may be besties with Harlow, but that hasn’t stopped me from wondering what she’d look like bent over without that dress. I try not to fuck around with Harlow’s friends, but the way she is looking tonight… I’m willing to risk it all. Even though Harlow is our mutual friend, Quinn and I know little about each other, other than the basics.
From the time I’ve spent with Quinn, I’ve noticed she is about her business. Part of the reason I didn’t shoot my shot in the past is because she didn’t seem interested in the hook up shit. You can tell she’s the type who has a five-year plan and knows what she wants. Everything about her is meticulous. I prefer to live life in the moment and see where that takes me.
I’d fuck up her life in a heartbeat if she’d let me though. Tonight, she just might.
We reach the bar and she leans against it, giving me a better view of her ass. “You look thirsty.” She says to me with a smirk over her shoulder.
“Parched.” I say, standing next to her. She’s trying to play me and I’ll let her think that it’s working.
I order a beer, despite me swearing off drinking a couple of weeks ago, and she orders wine. Once we both have our drinks, we head to the table.
“Why did you cut your hair?”
“Why? Do I look better with locs?” I ask, avoiding the question.
She laughs and looks at me over her wine glass as she takes a sip. “I already told you once tonight that you look good. How often do you like to have your ego stroked?”
“As often as possible.” I say with a smirk. “Are you still in Texas?”
A.E. Valdez discovered her passion for writing when she was given a journal by her 5th grade teacher and has been creating poetry, works of fiction, and gaming narratives ever since. As a child, she wanted to read more stories with people that looked like her.
She loves all things romance, from heartbreak to happily ever afters. She pours her own heart and soul into the stories she brings to life. Causing readers to fall in, and sometimes out, of love alongside her characters.
Amanda currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two sons. Most days you can find her sipping on an iced latte while she writes or enjoying time with her family.