From chasing fireflies to falling in love, it holds a lot of firsts for me.
Including Jase Jackson, my first kiss…. and my first taste of heartbreak. The cowboy next door stole my heart that first summer and he’s had it all this time.
We made a pact to stay in touch, but like all best laid plans, they fell apart. By the time I made it back; he was long gone traveling the world, and I was left picking up the pieces.
Now we’re both back to say goodbye to my beloved aunt— in true Aunt Shirley fashion she goes out with a bang and plays Cupid from the grave. I need his help to fix up my aunt’s place. And he needs answers. If we can stop hating each other long enough to forgive, maybe we can work together, and both get the closer we came for.
If home is where the heart is, being back in Mason Creek with Jase isn’t just a coincidence… it’s the perfect problem.
Cary Hart hails from the Midwest. A sassy, coffee drinking, sometimes sailor swearing, Spotify addict, lover of all things books!
When not pushing women down the stairs in the fictional world, Cary has her hands full. Soccer mom in all sense of the word to two wild and crazy, spoiled kiddos, and wife to the most supportive husband. In addition to writing full time, she enjoys binge watching Netflix, laying around in her hammock and baking up cookies for her family and friends.
Cary writes real, raw romance! In her stories the characters deal with life’s everyday struggles and unwanted drama, they talk about the ugly and they become the broken. Everyone deserves a happy ending, but sometimes before you can appreciate the light, there has to be darkness.
Growing up, if someone would have told her she would become a writer, she wouldn’t have believed them. It wasn’t until she got her hands on her first romance novel, that the passion grew. Now she couldn’t imagine her life any other way – she’s living her dream.
Can he tame her wild spirit long enough to give her his child?
Kai needs a child, an heir for his fortune. But from the moment the big Maltaffian lays eyes on his intended surrogate, he instantly feels an insatiable hunger only she can assuage. If the impatient little Terran wasn’t so anxious to hurry along their conception, maybe he could make her realize she needs him too.
Haven never expected to be a surrogate for an alien, but she’s always up for an adventure. When her best friend decides to volunteer with the top-secret fertility clinic, Haven jumps in right alongside her, with both feet. Though she might be a bit of a party girl right now, she knows she might be glad one day that she took the once-in-a-lifetime chance to restore her fertility.
And the free vacation and cash bonus will be the icing on the cake.
Then she meets Kai.
At first, she’s happy to ogle the mouth-wateringly beautiful Maltaffian male, and secretly very pleased to learn that they’ll be making his baby the old-fashioned way.
But then out of nowhere, he becomes wildly possessive, snarling at anyone who comes near her, making crazy statements about sharing his fortune and his fancy life with her, and swearing he’ll never let her go back to Terra-58 where he can’t protect her.
And that’s when things at the Midsummer Fertility Center start to get weird.
Author’s Note: This Science Fiction Romance contains fictional alien solutions to infertility and depictions of surrogacy for aliens that are in no way based on human gestational carrier practices. Resolve, The National Infertility Association, is a non-profit resource for information and advocacy, and may be a helpful resource for anyone seeking support in their fertility journey.
About the Author:
Tasha Black is a USA Today bestselling author of Paranormal, SciFi & Fantasy romance. She lives in a big old Victorian in a tiny college town. She loves reading anything she can get her hands on, making up stories, and sipping pumpkin spice lattes.
All words that describe Simon Ashton, lead singer and major pain in the ass. His talent is out of this world—hence the arrogance. But if he doesn’t clean up his act soon, he may find himself reliving the glory days from the discomfort of an empty mansion.
That’s where I come in, Myka Johnson, PR rep to some of the industry’s hottest artist. I get results and make a lot of money doing it. So when Meteor Records hired me to work my magic on Osiris’s leading man, I jumped at the chance.
There’s only one problem—no one told me the job include falling for the rockstar.
Meet ML Preston
ML Preston is a USA Today Bestselling Author who writes Contemporary, Multicultural Romance. Encouraged to nurture her active imagination, she quickly found a passion for storytelling. She spins sagas of passion and romance where the lines between race and creed, physical perfection and social norms disappear in the face of love. Novels of real love; erotic connections with a heart and soul that everyone can relate. She makes a home in Texas with her husband, three children, two fur-babies, and one grandchild to rule them all.
Sent to live with her strict, aloof, and uncaring uncle after her parents are killed in a car accident, twelve-year-old orphan Alyssa McCarthy longs for the life she used to have—one filled with fun and love. Then one stormy night, a message appears in the raindrops on the window that will change everything.
“Your life will never be the same again, as magic will interfere.”
Before long, Alyssa is kidnapped by Master Beau, a banished sorcerer with a mysterious connection to her who can only regain his power by weakening hers. Suddenly hurled into a world of wizardry filled with fantastical beasts and marvelous technology beyond her wildest imagination, Alyssa must defeat Master Beau if she ever wants to get home again. But Master Beau will stop at nothing, including using Alyssa’s friends, to ensure he is triumphant.
Originally titled “From Frights to Flaws”, this story is the exciting and enchanting first book in the “Magical Missions” series.
History, like magic, has a habit of repeating itself
It’s been six months since thirteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy left magic behind for good. Or so she thought…Then the enchanted objects that protected her disappear. Now a skeleton named Errol has cursed her with magical powers that keep getting her in trouble.Suddenly strange things are happening with disastrous effects, and if Alyssa can’t remove the magic, she will lose everything she holds dear.
In order to get rid of her unwanted wizardry, Alyssa will have to boost her bravery and confidence and determine who Errol really is. But every time Alyssa uses an enchantment, Errol is one step closer to getting his flesh back and becoming alive, and he will do anything to achieve his goals…even if it means destroying Alyssa’s happiness.
Originally published in 2016 as “Wizardry Goes Wild” and “The Unruly Curse” in 2019, “A Curse of Mayhem” is book two in the exciting and suspenseful “Magical Missions” series.
Cursed by a sorcerer’s hex, Alyssa McCarthy finds herself in a fight she can’t afford to lose, or everything she knows will be lost!
After she finishes her final year of junior high, fourteen-year-old Alyssa faces an uncertain future in more ways than one when a sorcerer casts a hex that leaves her with involuntary magical powers that are too dangerous to remove.
Unable to control her newly gained abilities Alyssa’s end-of-middle-school sleepover ends in disaster when she knocks her friends unconscious when her powers go out of control. If Alyssa can’t learn to master her magic soon, she will be cursed to forget her loved ones and serve as the warlock’s slave for all of eternity.
Her only hope is to focus on controlling her emotions if she is to break the curse. However, the difficulties of adolescence, along with the perils and growing disasters she faces, make Alyssa struggle even more. From putting her friends’ lives at risk to losing their trust, she continues to fear what will become of her if she fails.
Will Alyssa be able to break the hex and become the enchantress that she was meant to be, or will she become enslaved to the sorcerer forever?
Sunayna Prasad has published a few books between her late teens and her mid-twenties. Aside from writing, Sunayna also likes to cook, do art, and watch videos online. She has graduated from college in May 2017 and is looking to continue more writing. Sunayna lives on Long Island, NY.
She grew up in the perfect American family. He’s from the wrong side of the tracks. She’s just starting out in life. He’s got baggage from his past dragging him down. She believes marriage is a joke. He’s been waiting for someone like her his whole life. She needs someone to help her believe in love. He needs someone who will never give up. Can two people finally let their guard down enough to grab ahold of what is in front of them, and learn to never let go? And what happens when forces outside their control try to rip them apart?
K.B Barrett lives in western Michigan with her wonderful husband and three kids. Her love of books started early, due to her grandmother who was an avid reader and encouraged her to love books. Eventually she had too many ideas and so she started writing her own books. She loves camping with her husband, traveling to new destinations, and enjoying coffee in one of her many colorful mugs.
Galvin and Spike, two struggling writers, have been dating for a while now. The attraction — a connection of minds and bodies — has only gotten stronger. As they push boundaries in the bedroom,
exploring darker and more intense fantasies, the two men wrestle their own demons and insecurities… both professional and personal.
AJ Graham has a passion for cold weather, unusual beers, and anything otherworldly. Dragons, demons, shapeshifters and psychics have always populated their imagination, but sometimes the real world can be just as fascinating and mysterious. And no matter the genre, AJ has always loved stories about soulmates connecting. Whether it’s instant, explosive passion or a slow burn, the power of two (or more) minds and bodies coming together to form a greater whole is always a story worth telling. AJ lives in the Chicago suburbs with their husband. Find AJ on Goodreads.
Brandon Smith Keep it easy. Keep it fun. Never hold on. That sums up my relationship goals, with hockey teams and with women. I learned early on that love and family equals fights and heartache. So I’m always moving on to the next team, the next hookup, before things turn sour.
When I meet Lola at a tropical beachside bar, it’s the perfect set up for a little hot vacation sex. She’s gorgeous, funny, and most importantly, leaving for home tomorrow. But this time, I have a sinking feeling I’ll be sorry to see her go.
Lola McGrath I knew after that night in Aruba I’d never see Brandon again. That’s fine; I’m too busy vying for the corner office to make time for relationships. But when our paths cross again in New York, our sizzling attraction leads to “just one more night”. Then another. And another.
We never meant to become friends with this many benefits. Especially the one neither of us ever expected—or thought we wanted.
About Kelly Jamieson
Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas.
Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season!
A novella-length fable about young Brian confined to a bare white room with
a mysterious illness. Mervyn, a mere house painter, is hired as the only
non-abstract artist to paint Brian’s room with the realistic scenes now
missing from his life in the fantastic, modern yet magical village of
Sandstone-by-the-Sea where Witches and Wizards attend the local Chamber of
Commerce. Mervyn stuns all with artwork so real he creates a new, and better
world. Complications of a satiric, comedic and fantastic nature soon follow
as all the tourists only want to have Mervyn do something like that for
them, or to visit Brian’s room for a fee charged by his father. As these
complications climax Mervyn is chased by a mob but paints a figurative and
actual storm in which he escapes in a tidy ending that restores order and
leaves Brian with an extra sense of wonder….
About the Author
Lance Lee is a poet whose “Elemental Natures” caps a lifetime of
poetry, a novelist “Second Chances” and “Orpheus Rising”
(A Best book of 2021, Indie), and playwright “Times Up And Other
plays.” As an environmentalist he was instrumental in the creation of
the state part system in the Santa Monica Mountains running into Los
Angeles. Now concentrating on children’s literature, “Orpheus
Rising” was published in 2021, an epic fantasy for children and their
parents, to wide acclaim, and this year he will bring out “The Tale Of
Brian And The House Painter Mervyn” (April 15, 2022).