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The Dead Betray None

The Dead Betray None

A Viscount Ware Mystery

by J.L. Buck

Genre: Historical Regency Mystery

An aristocratic spy and a highborn lady cross paths over a dead body.

The Dead Betray None begins in 1811 when England is at war with France, facing the threat of revolutionaries at home, and on the verge of open conflict with America. Lucien Grey, Viscount Ware, has secretly spied for the Crown on the Continent the last four years. Called home on family matters, he soon becomes bored with such a leisurely life. Then a French spy carrying a vital dispatch is captured, but the document he carried–which could mean the difference between victory or defeat for Wellington’s army–is stolen by a band of thieves.
Lucien agrees to assist the War Office in recovering the dispatch, but he never envisioned the mission would include such perilous complications that would lead him from London’s crime world to polite society’s ballrooms and even into the shadows of the very government he serves.

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J l Buck began writing full-time after she retired from a legal career with the Juvenile Court System. Over the next few years, she published sixteen urban fantasy/paranormal novels under the pen name of Ally Shields. In 2019, she decided to fulfill a childhood wish to write mysteries, chose a period in history that fascinated her—and began work on the Viscount Ware Mystery series set in Regency England.

Ms Buck lives in the Midwest with Latte, a mischievous Siamese cat, who attempts to co-author her writing by taking over the keyboard. When not writing or running two blogs, J L Buck enjoys her eight grandchildren (and a great-grandson), reading (preferably on a sunny deck), travel (USA and abroad), and binge-watching any sub-genre of mystery shows.

She can be contacted through her website, her Ally Shields fantasy website, or social media (twitter: @janetlbuck or her pen name account: @ShieldsAlly)

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Strut by Jay Hogan

Jay Hogan
(The Style Series, #2)
Publication date: July 14th 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance

New Zealand farm boy turns New York fashion model.
Fairy tale? Maybe. But it hasn’t been easy. A year in this crazy city, working my tail off just to survive in a ruthless industry where sex sells and boundaries are too readily crossed.

A year and a reassuring ocean away from Hunter Donovan—a sexy, humiliating mistake that I’m not about to repeat. Distance is good. Distance is safe.

But now Hunter is back. In New York. In my life. In all those treacherous feelings that haven’t gone anywhere. But when my world suddenly crashes and I have to piece myself back together and fight for my career, will Hunter be there when I need him? Will we have what it takes to make it through this, together?

Note: This book contains themes of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

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Halfway down the block I came upon a small queue outside a tidy brick establishment which proved to be Color. The distant thrum of Ariana Grande leaking through the double wooden doors onto the sidewalk reminded me I was close to a generation older than most of the guys ahead of me waiting to get in.

I joined the line, ignoring a low whistle of interest from one of the guys as I passed. I took his appreciation as reassurance that my skinny black jeans paired with one of Rhys’s new season tight black-and-white-checked T-shirts passed muster. I checked my phone as I waited and fired off a text to my younger sister knowing it was afternoon in New Zealand. A few seconds later the phone rang in my hand, and I smiled and swiped it open.

“Hey, sis.”

“Hey, you. I’m heading to the supermarket. What’s up?”

The line shrank by a couple of guys, and everyone shuffled forward. “Not much. I’m waiting to get into a bar and thought I might catch you.”

Silence. “Hunter Donovan is in a queue?” She chuckled. “You don’t do queues, bro. I thought you rarefied fashionista types skipped those pesky things.”

“It’s not that level of club,” I explained. “Think popular, off-the-beaten-track gay bar. I doubt I’ll see anyone I know and certainly no one who knows me.”

“A gay bar? Ohhhhh, are you on a date?”

“No, I am not on a date. You know me. Besides, I’ve only been here two days.”

“You’re right. I do know you. Which means you’re cruising for some pretty arse. You after a bit of downtown rough, big brother?”

“Jesus, Patty, you sound like a low-budget movie, and we are not having that conversation. Ever. If you must know, I met a guy I worked with in Auckland and he happens to tend bar here. I said I’d drop by.” Kind of, almost.

“Riiiight.” She sounded sceptical. “Do I know them? You’ve always said the best thing about your trips to New York was all the great clubs. I’ve never known you to waste your time on suburban bars.” My sister was way too perceptive.

“True, but this is that model from fashion week last year? The guy Rhys discovered—”

“Oh my god,” she blurted. “That gorgeous hunk of drool you shot for Flare. Alec someone, right?”

“Alec Williamson. He got signed by Cage Talent after the show and has been in New York since. I ran into him quite by chance.”

Patty was quiet for a few seconds as the cogs in her brain ticked over. “But you liked him, right?”

What the fuck? I said nothing


“You can’t lie to me, Hunter. I know you. He’s the one hanging in your office on your wall of fame, aka my personal wall of hotness. He’s wearing Rhys’s design. Holy shit, Hunter. Do you have a thing? Are you—”

I needed to shut this down fast. “He’s hanging there because it was my best friend’s signature shoot for his new label,” I argued. “Not because it’s Alec.”

“Mm-hmm.” There was an irritating smile in her voice. “Pull the other one. I called into Flare that day, remember? You couldn’t take your eyes off him. Neither could I, to be honest, but you were a little smitten kitten.”

I so was. “I so wasn’t. You’re dreaming. Alec is a great model, that’s all. If I was smitten, it was on a purely professional level.”

“And yet you’re queuing to have a drink at the place he works?”

Well, when you put it like that. “Maybe.” It was all she was getting. “It’s the friendly thing to do, right?”

“Aha. Yep. Very neighbourly of you. Oh, here’s a thought. If you like him, how about you keep it in your pants for once, at least for more than a day? Get to know him.”

Too fucking late. “Oh, look at that, the bouncer’s waving me in. Gotta go, sis. Nice talking to you.” I stabbed the End Call button, stared at the double doors for a second, took a deep breath, and then pushed through.

The immediate assault to my eardrums almost rattled my brain from my skull. Add that to the heaving crowd and multicoloured light display circling the room and dripping down the walls, and I needed a minute to orient myself. I passed the coat check desk and slid against the closest wall to take a look around.

The place was humming, the music pulsing loudly above the thrum of a hundred different conversations, while the surprisingly spacious dancefloor writhed with every possible combination of couples, throuples, and dogpiles of slick bodies. Like the queue outside, it was a younger crowd, mostly early twenties, but with enough around my age to drop the creep factor to acceptable. I watched the dancers for a bit, appreciating all the hot skin and tight muscle on display before scouting the bar.

“You wanna dance?” A warm body leaned close, and I turned to find an attractive dark-haired man just inches from my face. He had the greenest eyes I’d ever seen and a pouty mouth made for sucking cock. He licked his lips and ran his hand up my arm. “You’re fucking gorgeous.”

On any other night I would’ve had him down the back and on his knees with my dick down his throat in about five minutes flat, but I wasn’t even tempted—a disturbing fact that was worth an alarm bell or two. Instead, I simply smiled and covered his hand with mine.

“Thanks. You’re pretty hot yourself, but I’m meeting someone.”

Author Bio:

Heart, humour and keeping it real.

Jay is a 2020 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Gay Romance and her book Off Balance was the 2021 New Zealand Romance Book of the Year.

She is a New Zealand author writing mm romance and romantic suspense, primarily set in New Zealand. She writes character driven romances with lots of humour, a good dose of reality and a splash of angst. She’s travelled extensively, lived in many countries, and in a past life she was a critical care nurse, nurse educator and counsellor. Jay is owned by a huge Maine Coon cat and a gorgeous Cocker Spaniel

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Can’t See Around Corners


Supernatural Thriller

Published: April 29, 2022

Publisher: Pageturner Media and Press

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Cant See Around Corners is a story about two fraternal twins, Sharon and Annie who are born into opulent wealth and are the only children of Edna and Warren Karce. The girls have accomplished studying for their degrees and look forward to their once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe. The sister’ love for one another is obvious to the bystander, but a sinister undercurrent of malicious feelings dwells profoundly beneath their facade of shared contentment. Once abroad and with their hypervigilant parents absent, penetrating treachery, deceit and wickedness develop intensely between the girls and their relationship advances into the vilest possible nightmare, changing their lives forever. The discovery of an ancient mysterious pendant formerly owned by Vlad the Impaler from Draculas Castle begins an epic spiral of demonic incidents that traumatize not only the twin’s lives while in Romania but has the ability to penetrate their family’s existence back home in Australia.


How will the highly famed socialite dynasty survive the unforeseen satanic impacts created by the menacing pendant, integrated with the discreditable exploits from the once idolized and respected daughters of the Karce Empire?


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Josie Townsend was born in regional NSW Australia. Her fondness for Steven Spielberg movies and Stephen King books have driven her to write supernatural thrillers. She enjoys bringing imaginary characters to life and orchestrating their lives throughout the story.


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One Kind Hero by Christine DePetrillo 

One Kind Hero
Christine DePetrillo
(Heart of a Wounded Hero)
Publication date: July 14th 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

What do you do when your life plan goes up in flames?

Army sniper Reid Colborn has nothing left. His last mission was technically a success. Enemy hit. Boy rescued. Day saved. Getting trapped in a burning building, however, wasn’t part of the plan. Now Reid doesn’t have a steady shooting arm, and his military career is over. Heading back to his hometown of Maplehaven, Vermont is not the next target he’d hoped for, but he’s out of choices.

Until architect Valerie Bellerose gives him another option.

When Valerie sees Reid, every detail of their one night together as teens nearly ten years ago comes flooding back. Not that the memory had ever died. Reid had given her something that had made it impossible to forget him. Now that he’s back, can they have a second chance to hit their mark?

Is one kind hero high enough caliber to build the family they’ve always wanted?

One Kind Hero is a second-chance, small-town, steamy contemporary romance novella with a wounded military hero searching for what comes next after losing everything. For more romances set in Maplehaven, check out the One Kind Deed Series also by Christine DePetrillo.

The Heart of the Wounded Hero series was created to pay tribute to and raise awareness of our wounded heroes. Each of the over eighty authors involved have contributed time, money, and stories to the cause. These love stories are inspiring and uplifting, showing the sacrifice of our veterans but also giving them the happily ever after they deserve.

By increasing awareness through our books, we believe we can in a small part help the wounded heroes that have sacrificed so much. Thank you for reading.

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I have a place to stay and a job to go to. I need to quit whining and suck it up. That’s hard to do, however, when the treasured motorcycle I owned and rebuilt myself as a teenager is staring at me right now.

Straddling it, I love feeling it beneath me. The seat contours to my body. The paint finish is still glossy because Uncle Karl kept a cover over it. The chrome parts glint in the overhead lights. My left hand wraps around the left handlebar, the grip molding to my palm, as I lean forward a bit. I tighten my hold and imagine zipping down the open road.

I reach for the right handlebar with my right hand. The grip hits my palm, but my fingers won’t close all the way around it. My entire right arm shakes at being stretched out. There’s absolutely no way I can steer this motorcycle ever again.

I slam my left hand into the handlebar and get off the bike. The urge to kick the thing onto its side is overwhelming, but I get rational at the last second and refrain from doing so. Instead, I drape the cover back over the motorcycle.

Out of sight, out of mind.

If only I could drape a cover over myself, but all I have is a green Brenton Sawmill baseball hat and a matching sawmill T-shirt. Smoothing the wrinkles out of the shirt, I stomp out of the barn. The morning sunlight is too harsh, too cheerful. I should have picked a rainier, gloomier place to restart my entire life.

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Christine DePetrillo can often be found hugging trees, conversing with dragonflies, and walking barefoot through sun-warmed soil. She finds joy in listening to the wind, bathing in moonlight, and breathing in the fragrances of things that bloom. If she had her way, the sky would be the only roof over her head.

Her love of nature seeps into every story she tells. As does her obsession with bearded mountain men who build, often smell like sawdust, and know how to cherish the women they love. Today she writes tales meant to make you laugh, maybe make you sweat, and definitely make you believe in the power of love.

She lives in Vermont with her husband and cat who defend her fiercely from all evils.

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COVER REVEAL: Goal Chaser by Stacey Lynn

Stacey Lynn has revealed the cover for Goal Chaser!

Releasing: September 20, 2022

Cover Design: Shanoff Designs

When my ex-wife walked out our door, she didn’t just take her belongings with her, she took my heart.

I was pretty sure it would never work again, but that was before my sister’s best friend showed up at my door. Beaten. In need of serious help. And my sister sent Emmersyn to me, knowing I’d do whatever I could to help.

Except doing whatever I can means getting married. Again.

We both know the score though, which means Emmersyn knows I’ll never love her. I can help protect her and our marriage secures her inheritance, but love? I’ve already ruined one woman. I refuse to hurt another.

We say I do, and almost immediately I realize spending this much time around Emmersyn will be my downfall.

I might be breaking my promise to her already.

Turns out, when it comes to love and women, I’m wrong about a lot of things.

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Stacey Lynn likes her coffee with a dash of sugar, her heroes with a side of bossy, and her wine a deep shade of red.

The author of over thirty romance novels, many of which have been best-selling titles on Amazon, Apple Books, and Barnes & Noble, she loves being able to turn her vivid imagination into a career that brings entertainment and joy to her readers. Focused on sports romance and emotional, small-town romance, she also loves stretching herself in different genres.

Born in Texas and raised in the Midwest, she now makes her home in North Carolina and loves all things Southern. Together with her ultimate tall, dark, and handsome hero, she has four children. Her life is a chaotic mess that fights with her Type-A, list-making, neurotically organized preferences and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Title: A Hero’s Correspondence
Author: Kelsey Kain
Genre: Military Romance
Publication Date: July 14th, 2022
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As the temperature rises, things in Emerald Ridge are heating up. These sexy heroes will have you fanning yourself off and reaching for a cool drink. Kelsey Kain has delicious men in uniform that are ready to come to the rescue!


Are you ready?


When Sabrina’s brother lands in the infirmary with his buddy, Tate, she’s placed on pen pal duty. Keeping their spirits up when their platoon ships out while they’re left to heal. Giving her heart when he knows nothing about the damage the near-fatal car accident left behind is reckless. But she can’t resist getting to know him without the risk of rejection. In over her head, she ghosts Tate, forbidding her brother to play middle man.


He’d grown addicted to her letters. Seeing her name neatly scrawled across the envelope always made him smile. The move from friends to more was seamless. After years of avoiding love after a painful upbringing , Tate’s ready to commit when she slips away. She’s been keeping a secret, and he’s hell-bent on finding out what it is— in person.

Kelsey Kain is the steamy love child of a dozen instalove authors that you adore. Writing short, high heat romance books that always end in a happily ever after, we know that you’ll fall in love with our men.

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Title: Official: An ABCs of Love Novel
Author: Georgia Coffman
Genre: RomCom
Cover Designer: Indie Sage
Publication Date: July 14th, 2022
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Agreeing to a fake relationship with my brother’s best friend is supposed to fix a stupid mistake and save my career. I’m not supposed to fall for him in the process…


My relationship with Xander is nothing more than a way to ease some of the fallout we’re both experiencing in our careers.


It’s intended to be as harmless as the spontaneous trip we’ve decided to take—an adventure of a lifetime to a tropical island.


It’s the perfect escape to nurse our wounded egos. How can we be stressed with nothing but sunshine and palm trees surrounding us?


At first, our conversations are innocent. Our touches casual. Our glances fleeting.


We aren’t supposed to grow closer.


Or kiss—we definitely aren’t supposed to kiss.


And before I realize it, what I thought would be a regular summer turns into so much more. Right up until our blissful bubble bursts from a dose of reality much stronger than our umbrella cocktails.


Which begs the question… are we a vacation fling, or can we finally make our relationship official?


**Official is a complete stand-alone in the ABCs of Love series where each author delivers a brand-new story for you to rediscover your ABCs.

Georgia Coffman is a romance author with a Master’s in Professional Writing. She loves books, the TV show Friends, and shopping. She also enjoys working out, traveling, and playing with their two dogs. Georgia loves to connect on social media or through email, so feel free to reach out with any questions, your favorite book recommendations, or even a funny joke!

“When we look back on this moment in fifty years, trapped in a soul-sucking retirement home, don’t we want to be able to say we did something crazy fun instead of bailing on a trip of a lifetime like a couple of suckers?”

I worry my bottom lip, chewing on his proposition like he asked me to move in with him. But it’s only a short vacation, right? To freaking Maui.

Sweet paradise.

Why am I not saying yes?

“Say yes,” Xander pleads, a sparkle in his eye and a pause in his breathing.

“Okay, let’s do it.” Smiling, I spread my arms and realize too late that I’m still holding a full cup of coffee. It spills over the edge, the warm drops splattering across the tops of my feet and the carpet.

“Leave it. You’ll clean up when we get back.” Xander nudges me toward my closet.

“I need to clean that before it sets.” I set the cup on top of a coaster on my nightstand. “Besides, what’s the rush?”

“I already bought us two tickets, and our flight leaves in two and a half hours.”

“We’re not going to make it. Traffic alone will be ridiculous. And I need to pack, cook and eat breakfast, do my yoga and meditation—”

“Grab a swimsuit and your passport. We’ll stop for coffee and bagels on the way. You’ll meditate on the plane. Maui, Sam. Maui.” He whispers the last word, and his lips twitch with similar excitement to the energy fluttering in my chest.

His enthusiasm is infectious.

“Maui,” I repeat, my smile widening.

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Lincoln by VH Nicolson

Title: Lincoln
Series: The Boys of Castleview Cove #1
Author: VH Nicolson
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 14, 2022


Love is for suckers.

It’s one of the reasons I’m here in L.A. on the other side of the world from my home in Scotland and the five-star hotel I run with my dad.

I’m sick of watching everyone else’s happy ever afters from the sidelines. I mean, if my own mother left me as a baby, what hope do I have of finding a woman who wants to stick around?

I’ve spent months traveling, surfing and working on my tan, but my need to work led me to take a temporary job in a gym for six weeks before I fly home.

What could possibly change in six weeks?

Apparently quite a lot.

I could meet someone who rocks my world with her killer curves, hypnotic hips and her purple dresses that leave little to the imagination.

She could ask me to take a leap of faith with her I can’t resist taking.

She could get me so hot and bothered I end up in the emergency room.

She could invite me into her home, introduce me to her dog that looks like a walking cloud, and break me out of my self-inflicted sex sabbatical.

She could show me what it feels like to be loved, so I never want to leave.

Violet West walked into my life and changed things forever. It’s just a shame that good things never last.


Lincoln is a steamy standalone, dual point of view, learning to love romantic comedy with a Happy Ever After, with no cliffhangers.
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I push my feelings way down. After all, I was the one who said it could just be fun.
So why does it not feel like that suddenly?
Lincoln’s head falls forward. His mouth finds mine and he kisses me with such gentleness and intimacy.
He tenderly nuzzles into my neck. “You feel like the part of me that’s been missing.” I’m not sure he meant to say that out loud. He’s so quiet.
I suck in a breath and my heart flutters in my chest.
It’s then I realize, deep down within him, the little abandoned boy still lives there.
My real life lost boy. I want to spend every hour with him to keep him safe and heal those broken parts.
His soft lips kiss my neck.
In his strong arms, I feel so adored. So wanted, needed, completely treasured and coveted.
I’ve never before had anyone pay me such special attention.
His lips find mine and we kiss slowly.
He sucks my tongue into his mouth and butterflies dance in my stomach at how much in tune we are with one another.
I thought our intimate encounter would douse the fire that’s been burning between us the past couple of days to get us out of each other’s systems, but it hasn’t. All it’s done is make it burn brighter and hotter.
“I want to lick every part of you, my sweet Petal.” He’s so quiet when he talks, barely a whisper.
My sweet Petal.
My heart just gave out.
“I’ve been desperate to go home to Scotland. Now I don’t want to leave,” he mumbles inaudibly.
“Fate is messing with us.”
“I hate fate. It’s not my friend.” He pulls me closer, engulfing me with his addictive scent.
“It’s not mine either.”
We only have six weeks.


Since writing her first contemporary romance novel over lockdown, Vicki is now completely smitten with writing love stories with happily ever afters. VH Nicolson was born and raised along the breathtaking coastline in North East Fife in Scotland. For more than two decades she’s worked throughout the UK and abroad within the creative marketing and design industry, as a branding strategist and stylist, editor of a magazine and sub-editor of a newspaper. Married to her soul mate, they have one son. She has a weakness for buying too many quirky sparkly jumpers, eating Belgium buns, and walking the endless beaches that surround her beautiful Scottish hometown she’s now moved back to.


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Rule Bender by BJ Harvey

Title: Rule Bender
Series: Chicago First Responders
Author: BJ Harvey
Genre: Steamy Firefighter/Boss’s Daughter/Best Friends Romantic Comedy (Interconnected Standalone)
Release Date: July 21, 2022

London Kelly is in love with her best friend and has been for years.

Too bad he’s an adorably clueless idiot who a) just doesn’t see what everyone else sees and b) abides by the rule of ‘don’t screw the crew’s sisters, daughters, or exes.’ And since London’s dad is his fire captain, that puts her firmly in the do not touch category.

Then one night, London decides to throw caution to the wind and kisses him, finding her unequivocally placed in the friend zone.

That’s when London decides that maybe it’s time to move on.

Except fate decides to have the last laugh, calling Luca to the scene of a fire at the very same restaurant where London is on a secret blind date, bringing him face-to-face with the reality that he could lose his girl.

Suddenly all bets are off.

Besides, bending the rules isn’t the same as breaking them… right?

USA Today Bestselling Author BJ Harvey brings you Rule Bender – Book 4 and the last book in a spin-off to the Cook Brothers steamy rom-com series featuring first responders in Chicago who are fighting the good fight and also finding love at the same time. This series can be read as a standalone and is set in the same world as the Bliss and Cook Brothers series before it.

“Lonnie’s the one who met Luca Rossi and fell head over heels at first sight,” my sister Violet declares.

“That’s old news, Vi,” I mumble, my cheeks burning hot.

“Hey. It’s cute. Kinda adorable. And even after you went away and came back, you’re still friends with him, despite everything.”

“Despite nothing. He’s gone from ‘no, I don’t see you like that’ to ‘I’m going to drop two thousand big ones and give you the date of your dreams with the man of your dreams then give you the best sex of your life and—’” I slap my hand over my mouth, my wide eyes slowly scanning the amused and approving faces of my friends and family.

“I knew it!” Val says. “It’s still eww because he’s my brother, but good on Luc. At least he’s got that working for him. The rest can be a work-in-progress.”

“As much as I hate to admit it, if you’ve got chemistry, respect, honesty, and yes—hot sex—anything is possible, ” Skye adds.

I sigh. “Do I have honesty though? Because he took three years to make a move after more than a few chances.”

Renee shrugs. “Maybe he’s just slow on the uptake.”

“More like a damn snail,” Val says.

Skye giggles. “Or a sloth.”

Val’s brows furrow “Is a sloth slower than a snail?”

“Wait. Let’s look it up.”

BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of angsty contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and sometimes a little bit of romance suspense. She regards herself as a smut peddler, suspense conjurer, and a funny romance thinker upper. An avid music fan, you will always find her singing some hit song badly and loving every minute of it. She’s a miner’s wife, a mom to two beautiful teenagers, and was born in New Zealand and currently lives in Perth, Australia.