Ghosted

Title: Ghosted
Series: My Shattered Soul Saga #1
Author: K. Schwartz
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Published: October 12, 2017
IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE LAST PARTY OF THE SUMMER—NOT OF BLAIRE’S LIFE.
After spending a summer learning ‘good values’ through hard work at her first part-time job her parents insisted she get, Blaire Stevens is looking forward to spending some much needed time letting loose with her best friend, Grace, as they dance the night away. But her perfect night of freedom turns deadly in one blinding, soul-shattering moment of destruction.
When Blaire awakens, she finds herself in an extremely plain hospital room, and her doctor has the worst bedside manner possible as Blaire searches for answers on what happened. When it all comes rushing back to her, she finds herself on the other side of the barrier… where an entire realm of ghosts maintain the balance between life and death.
 
Blaire must learn what it takes to be Ghosted, where everything is different. But as she begins to learn her place in this new realm, not everything is as it seems. Aiden Briar, her emerald-eyed wallflower from that fateful night her life came crashing to an end, comes with a past that will haunt Blaire for the rest of her eternity… if she even survives that long.
 

Kristine Schwartz was born in London, Ontario, Canada, where she quickly developed her love of all things books and stories. After dipping her toes into the writing community by reviewing everything she could get her hands on, she began developing her first book. She published that story, Ghosted, in October of 2017, and she quickly began work on further works to offer readers. As a mother to four, her days are consumed with loving her children, freelance editing, and plotting and writing her next works.
 
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The Dog Walker’s Diary

Title: The Dog Walker’s Diary
Author: Kathryn Donahue
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Madeline Berger
Editor: Kelsy Thompson
Blurb:
Daniel Ashe has reason to believe he is incapable of falling in love. He certainly has no romantic interest in Annie, the odd Irish woman he hired to walk his dogs – but every night he comes home to find she has left him a new and fantastical story about their secret lives. His dachshund is a buccaneer on the high seas, his retriever recounts a past life as a circus lion, and Daniel is cast time and again as a romantic hero.
As her stories become the highlight of his day, Daniel realizes that Annie is embedding hints about her own astonishing past, and he has to ask himself if he’s truly incapable of falling in love after all.
Kathryn Donahue is a freelance writer and former tongue-in-cheek advice columnist for The Deepwell Press. Her humor essays have been published in First Sunday, and she won the Spotlight Award for her one-act play The Sty. Her debut novel, The Dog Walker’s Diary, is a Forward finalist for Indie Book of the Year. It earned a coveted star review from Publishers Weekly, ( “… a diverting delight from beginning to end,”) and a four star rating from RT Book Reviews, (“… one of the most remarkably unique contemporary romances this year.”) Ms. Donahue is completing a new novel, and working on a screenplay.
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Dog Diary
Thursday, 5:00 a.m.
Dear Annie,
Your stories are back in here, but during their short hiatus to my office I showed them to my boss. After reading them, Peter took off his glasses and said, “So you’re telling me that this woman leaves you a new fairy tale every night?”
     “Yes. Every night.”
     “Then you know what she is, don’t you?”
     “What do you mean?”
     “This Irish woman. Do you know what she is?”
     I shook my head. “What are you talking about? What is she?”
     “Wake up, Daniel. That dog walker of yours is a Scheherazade.”
     Annie, you didn’t respond to my invitation, and in looking back I can see how easily it could be misconstrued. If I were a woman, alone and in a different country, I might not agree to meet a semi-stranger for coffee either, even if I had been entertaining him for days with fantastical stories.
     So please, allow me to make myself less of a stranger.
     I am known by a small but select group of females as a heartless jerk incapable of falling in love. Each in turn soon gave up on me, more with a sad shake of the head than with dishes flying. It has happened so often that I have to concede the ladies are right. Apparently I have skipped or tripped over some developmental step that makes me incapable of true intimacy. I’ve made my peace with that, and recently have been lucky enough to meet Victoria, a lady who seems to suffer the same affliction. (Does that make us soul mates or soul-less mates?)

 

Whole Lotta Frogs

 

 

Title: Whole Lotta Frogs
Author: Samatha Harris
Genre: Standalone Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 19, 2018

 

Blurb
My name is Lennox Brooks and I’ll admit, I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I
don’t take the big risks, I cover my insecurities with snark, I’ve shown my
crazy a few more times then I would’ve liked, and I’ve been trying, and failing
at love pretty much since I first grew tits.
Weirdos, Mama’s boys, the over-coiffed, and underwhelming, I’ve been
out with them all, just read my blog. I’ve got horror stories that would curl
your toes and singe your nose hairs, but none of them compare to the toad who
started it all, Ellis Walker.
He was the boy next door, the charming, infuriatingly gorgeous one who
broke my heart and disappeared without a trace. Now he’s back and determined to
throw my life into chaos, dredging up painful memories just when things were
getting good.
But the thing is there are always two sides to every story.
I’ve spent the better part of my life hating him for everything he put
me through, but without that resentment clouding my judgment how will I ever
resist him?
Love is complicated, appearances are deceiving, and sometimes you have
to kiss a whole lotta frogs before finding your prince.

 

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I got ready in a fury and reread Ellis’s invasive text three times while
I fixed my hair and makeup, shaking my head each time and fighting back a
smile.
I still hadn’t answered when I started walking the six blocks to Sawyer’s
apartment. I’d barely stepped off the stoop of my building when my phone rang.
“You never answered my question,” Ellis said.
My lips curled up at the corners. “Of course, I didn’t.”
“Why not?”
“Because it’s none of your business.”
“Len, your nudity is absolutely my business.
In fact, I’m the CEO of that luscious body and I’m a hands-on kind of leader.”
I shook my head, unable to hold back my smile any longer. “Wow, you
managed to turn a creepy text into an even creepier metaphor. Kudos to you.”
Ellis laughed. “Are you?”
“Am I what?”
“Naked,” he said. “I’m about the hop in the shower and I need a visual
to, you know, help me finish the job.”
“You’re unbelievable.”
“Unbelievably sexy you mean.” I could hear the grin in his voice.
“Whatever.”
“Seriously, though,” he said. “What are you up to?”
“Well.” I took a deep breath, the ice-cold air burning my nose. “If you
must know, Sawyer offered to make me dinner. I’m on my way to his place.”
“Really?” he asked. “Great!”
I stopped short on the sidewalk my feet frozen to the pavement. People
around me grunted their disapproval and moved around me as I stood glued to the
concrete.
“Great?” What happened to throwing his hat in the ring?
“Yeah. I’m starved; I’ll meet you there in ten.”
“You can’t be serious.”
“I love his food—man, that guy can cook. Best decision I ever made, going
into business with him. Even if he’s trying to steal my woman.”
“Ellis!” I shouted into the phone. An elderly woman pulling a grocery
cart behind her glared at me for my outburst. I mouthed my apologies to her
then returned to my phone. “So help me God if you show up at Sawyer’s…”
“What’s the big deal? I’m friends with him. He’s friends with you. We can
all have dinner together, it’ll be fun.”
“You aren’t invited.”
“Oh, Len, I’m hurt. I thought we were moving forward. We’re friends,
aren’t we?”
I sighed. “Yes, we’re friends.”
“And friends sometimes eat together?” I groaned, not liking the route
this conversation was taking. “Sawyer and I are friends, which I expect might
change when I tell him how I feel about you. Oh, what the hell—we’ll just leave
him out of this and you and I will just go ourselves.”
“Smooth, Ellis,” I said. “Real smooth.”
“I am pretty smooth if I do say so myself. Not to mention devastatingly
handsome, and moderately charming.”
“Only moderately?” I asked.
“Yes, but don’t worry; I grow on you.”
I took a deep breath to calm my nerves and closed my eyes. “Please tell
me you are not going to show up this evening.”
Ellis laughed. “Relax. I won’t be interrupting your little dinner.”
“Thanks.” I checked the address and looked up at Sawyer’s building. The
door to which was sandwiched between a dry cleaner and a greasy pizza place.
“I’ve got to go. I’ll talk to you later.”
“Okay,” he said. “Lennox?”
“Yeah.”
He didn’t say anything right away. I just stood there, the cold wind
biting at my fingertips.
“Don’t—,” he started, his voice sounding almost pained.
“Don’t, what?”
I stood there listening to him breathe on the other end.
“Nothing.” He sighed.
I groaned and rolled my eyes. “Bye, Ellis.”

 

 

Author Bio
Samatha “Sam” Harris lives near Baltimore, Maryland with her husband
David and daughter Ava. Born in Florida, she migrated north which most people
agree was a little backwards. She has been an artist all of her life, a Tattoo
Artist for more than ten years, and a storyteller since she was a kid.
Sam has a slightly unhealthy love for Frank Sinatra, classic movies,
and Jazz and Blues music, but her first love will always be reading. From
Romance, to Thrillers, to Historical Fiction and everything in between, she
loves to become a part of the story. As a writer she tells the stories that she
would want to read.

 

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King

 

 

Title: King
Series: Broken Bows MC Duet #1
Author: Kerri Ann
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: July 19, 2018

 

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He wants something I won’t give. 
Oubliette
Even if it means my release. Even if it can help others.
I don’t want to be a part of this hell, though I can’t see a way
out. 
He’s arrogant, ruthless, harsh, and a complete prick. Busta is an
asshole. 
Though there’s something about him that feels redeemable. I need to
find a chink in his armor. 
Busta
Liar. 
I lie to everyone. I’m so good at it now, I don’t know where the truth
starts.
As Enforcer of the MC my job is to protect the club at all costs.
The day they ask me to watch over Oubliette—the sexy bartender from the
Four Horsemen—I knew this would be difficult. That she’d be hard to resist. 
I thought it would be simple; I thought I could get the intel. That I
could save her and contain the lie. I was wrong.
She ignites a fire within me that I cannot hope to control, and her
strength in the face of defeat consumes me.
To save her, I may chance everything. My life, my future….my club.
Who will win this war of wills?

 

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Originally a part of The 7 anthology, Rook is the novella
that ties KING to PAWN in the Broken Bows Duet. Do not miss the story that
started it all. 

 

Dark, light,
angsty, sexually charged and twisted.
Heart wrenching
stories are what I love to write. The muse directs the story. I’m the
instrument of their lives.
I won’t guarantee
an HEA or HFN, because life doesn’t have those.
Enjoy the OMG’s and
tears. Sincerely, Author Kerri Ann.

 

 

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The Callie Leveaux Series

Title: The Callie Leveaux Series
Author: Kate Benson
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Blurb:
***Both novellas in this series contain subject matter that is suitable for adults***
ESCORT
Callie
I’m Callie Leveaux and I’m an escort for those with only the most specific of tastes.
In my world, sex is a buffet.
That dark, daring spot where only the most adventurous visit?
That’s my corner.
The deviant ones with the least to lose come to me.
They get their fill, treating their palates while the rest steer clear, because they know what they like and they know only I can give it to them.
My name is Callie and I’m the girl you’ve been waiting for.
If you pay the right price, you can get a little taste.
SAVAGE
Tommy
Since the night I met her at a shitty basement party in high school, I’ve wanted her, craved her. Even when we were fifteen, she had something animalistic, primal hiding behind those grey eyes. I still can’t put my finger on what it is about her.
Whatever it is, I’m addicted.
Callie Leveaux? She’s always craved sex. Up until now, she didn’t even care much who it was with, but I’m about to change all that.
I sat on the sidelines, struggling to kick one vice so I could trade it for my addiction to her. You might think I did it to be a better person, but the truth is, it’s always been for her.
My name is Tommy Savage and I’m the man she’s been waiting for.
Blurb:
***This book contains subject matter that is suitable for mature readers***
A traitor lies within.
CALLIE
I met him at a basement party when we were fourteen. I was looking for an adventure, he was looking for an escape. That night, we found both and never looked back.
We traveled on a wayward path for far too long. Tommy turned to a life in the shadows. Me? A life between the sheets. All that time, I thought I was addicted to sex.
Turns out, I was just addicted to him.
We took a lot of wrong turns, met a lot of bad people on the way to the salvation we’ve managed to find in each other’s arms.
I thought when we walked away, there were no loose ends.
Turns out, I was wrong about that, too.
TOMMY
By the time she came to me, I was already a walking statistic. That night, though, something inside me sparked to life. A fate neither of us could comprehend erupted, exploded.
The second I saw her in that basement fifteen years ago, I think a part of me already knew. I took her hand and we never looked back. I gave her excitement, she gave me hope.
For over a decade, we belonged to the dark corners of the city, denying ourselves nothing in the name of lust and survival. When I finally walked away, I made a lot of enemies, but it was never about them, only her.
It’s always been her.
I never regretted my choice to walk away, because it was that choice that gave me the courage to finally take her as mine and mine alone.
At first, we thought they’d let us go. For months, we thought we’d escaped.
We were wrong.
Our past has come knocking and now, it wants us back.
***Traitor is the mind blowing, epic conclusion to The Callie Leveaux Series and is full-length and multi-POV***

Kate Benson was raised in Texas and currently resides in central Florida with her husband and their growing army of fur minions.She learned to read at the age of four and has been hooked ever since. She credits her passion for literature to her mother, her love of story-telling to her father and her unwavering faith in happily-ever-after’s to her husband, Sean.Some of her favorite things include rainy days, loud music, superhero movies, hot tea and of course, lazy afternoons with a great book.To find out more about Kate, her work or to just say hello, she loves hearing from her readers and can be found on social media.

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The Novellas (contains books 1/2)
Traitor (book 3)
Excerpt from Traitor:
Callie
“Stay down,” he mouths to me silently as he holds my eyes.
Only able to nod, I watch him as he carefully pulls away from me and moves swiftly toward his bag where he left it near the door, dragging it toward us and resuming his protective position over me. Caging me carefully, he moves with impressive speed as he pulls his piece from the side of his bag and hands me a pair of shorts I hadn’t known he’d packed for me. Maneuvering beneath him, I quickly pull them on and replace myself in his protective embrace, listening as carefully as I can for the danger lurking on the other side of the wall.
When I look up at him less than five seconds later, he’s carefully staring down at me, motioning for my silence as we listen to the sounds of hushed voices outside our window. One voice seems sure that we’d been ‘taken care of,’ but the other insists on a sweep of the house. Reluctantly, voice one agrees and swallowing hard, I stare up into his eyes knowing he’s thinking the same thing as I am. If they found us, that can only mean one thing.
Someone sold us out.
Tommy
Callie’s been with me through some crazy shit, but all of that was nothing compared to the shit I’m about to put her through. I feel the regret violently coursing through me as we listen to the voices waiting outside. As I look down at her ivory skin, the soft planes of her face as her grey eyes dart to the wall, the pure instinct of survival taking over, I feel like the most selfish asshole in the world.
I should have done what she asked. I shouldn’t have let my ego get the best of me. I think somewhere deep down inside, I knew even as the words left my lips that this could only end one way. She called it, but I didn’t listen.
I wish we could have met under different circumstances. I wish our lives weren’t that of two people who were raised by the harsh realities of the streets and surrounded by the darkness of the city we called home. I’ll never regret her or the man I am, but as I stare down into her grey eyes, I can’t help but wish I could give her better than what’s waiting beyond the front door.
I can’t though. The best thing I can give her is protection from the shit storm that is our life and pray she’ll still love me when the smoke clears.


 

Virginia Templeton Stories

Title: Virginia Templeton Stories
Author: Marsha Casper Cook
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Blurb:
These are three short stories about Virginia Templeton that focus on her life as she makes her way through the upper class society. Virginia loves playing games with men,especially in business. Because she prefers to play the misunderstood diva men don’t see the real her and that is what she enjoys more than anything else. She smiles while planning her next move which makes the read so exciting. She would like to find one man to love but just when she thinks she’s found her man she realizes it’s not going to happen and moves on to someone else. In her world there’s no good or bad there’s just her trying to live her life.
These three stories are not the end of Virginia’s stories. There’s a lot more to come.
From romance and inspirational to adventure and fiction, Marsha has more than 20 years of experience in the writing industry. Overall, there are 12 books, five of which are children’s and 11 feature-length screenplays published and written under her name. Several of her screenplays have been optioned by Production Companies.
She has a lot of fun with her writing and with her latest romantic comedy, It’s Never Too Late For Love, she has decided to use this book as the start for a new series featuring Gracie, as dog that is not only an angel, but she talks.
She is also the founder of Michigan Avenue Media and a partner of the World of Ink Network where she does her podcast, A Good Story Is A Good Story. Marsha is not only the host she currently produces all the Podcasts. Her shows are about writing and what’s new in the entertainment field.
She also tackles many subjects that are currently in the news. The World Of Ink/ Michigan Avenue Media has produced hundreds of shows over the last eight years and will continue to help writers reach their goals as she did when Marsha founded the literary agency Marcus Bryan & Associates in 1996.
She achieved signatory status from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) within two years. In that capacity, she has represented more than 100 screenwriters and authors, and has also optioned books to movie production companies.
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Rip Cord

 

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Book Title: Rip Cord: The Complete Trilogy

Author: Jeanne St. James

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: EmCat Designs

Genre/s: Contemporary Romance, MM Sports Romance

Length: 198 paperback pages

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The Reunion

Gil Davis hated high school. Ever the geek, he has no intentions of attending his 10th year class reunion. The last thing he wants is to relive the taunting and teasing he received during his teenage years. However, there is one thing he misses from high school: the star Varsity football player. The one he had a crush on from the first day he laid eyes on him. But the last thing he expects is the now pro football player to come back to their hometown to attend a lame high school reunion. Known as the Bad Boy of the NFL, Ripley “Rip” Cord, not only shows up, but shows up without a date and an eye for Gil.

The Weekend

Geek Gil Davis hasn’t heard a word from NFL player, Rip Cord, since hooking up at their class reunion. Then Rip calls him unexpectedly, he’s taking Gil to his cabin for a weekend of erotic exploration.

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Staying in Vegas

Title: Staying in Vegas
Author: Sam Mariano
Genre: Mafia Romance
Cover Designer: Covers by Combs
Publication Date: April 4th, 2018
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Blurb:
When I met Rafe Morelli, he didn’t look like the biggest mistake I’d ever make; he seemed closer to the crime family version of Prince Charming. Charismatic, beautiful, and attentive—with an intoxicating air of power—Rafe was the stuff of my darkest fantasies.
What we had should have been a simple fling, no-strings-attached. My hot weekend with the sexy, dominant Vegas boss—a harmless memory to replay once I returned to my quiet, predictable life.
One tiny hitch in that plan: a panty-melting memory isn’t all he left behind. Now the stakes have changed, and I’m faced with a potentially life-altering decision. Do I stay away and enjoy my status as the only woman in known history who has played in the Morelli flames without getting burned, or do I risk everything and step back into the fire?
BOOK 1 OF 3 IN THE VEGAS MORELLI TRILOGY.
Can be read if you have not read the original Morelli family series, but this trilogy will have spoilers for that one.
Sam Mariano loves to write edgy, twisty romantic reads with complicated characters you’re left thinking about long after you turn the last page. Her favorite thing about indie publishing is the ability to play by your own rules! If she isn’t reading one of the thousands of books on her to-read list, writing her next book, or playing with her adorable daughter… actually, that’s about all she has time for these days.

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Beautiful

Title: Beautiful
Author: Sylvia Hubbard
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Blurb:
There was absolutely nothing Madison wanted more than to be savored, enjoyed, and loved for every inch of her true self—inside and outside. Hungry with an insatiable desire for passion and the ability to give herself fully to another, she discovers a handsome stranger, who can fulfill her every wish and she is willing to do anything possible to gain his adoration, but there’s a catch.
As the two grow closer together she discovers hidden jewels and hellish facets to herself and life that she never experienced before. Highly intelligent though lacking confidence, Madison’s pain is deeply experienced and brought to the surface as this stranger discovers the entirety of her—insecurities and all.
Yet just as her dreams are finally beginning to come true, someone steals her life’s research? Was it her best friend? Her father? The assistant? Or the stranger she thought she could trust? Will she survive this deception or lose herself and everything she has worked for?
Detroit native, Sylvia Hubbard, a single mother of three, has worked tirelessly to promote and encourage emerging writers in Michigan. She independently published her first romance novel in 2000 and has continued to write in that genre, sometimes venturing into other subgenres. Always urban and contemporary styled, her writing is enjoyed all over the world. She has published 6 paperbacks and over 30 e-books.
The same year she published, Ms Hubbard also created Motown Writers Network to fill the lack of education and networking for Michigan authors online and offline. By 2004, she was frustrated that all the literary conferences had moved too far away from the city and co-created The Essence of Motown Literary Jam Conference held only in the City of Detroit annually.
In addition to romance writing, Hubbard has been featured at various conferences and workshops all over the United States and Canada, where she has taught authors how to sell their books on the Internet. She also published Internet Marketing for Writers & Businesses as a resource for those unable to attend her workshops. In the upcoming year, she will be featured in several anthologies and plans to publish additional e-books.
“I’m no superwoman,” she states with a smile that seems infinite on her lips. “I’m just being an asset in the world instead of a liability.”
Considered an addicted blogger by HoneyTechblog.com, nominated and recognized for her literary work in the Metro Detroit area, referred to as “A Literary Diva” by Detroit City Council and donned “Cliffhanger Queen” by her readers, she finds solace in speaking and educating on a variety of topics.
Her subjects range from Creative Intimacy, Single Parenting, Blogging, E-Books, Publishing (all aspects i.e.: writing, publishing, marketing & promoting online & offline), and personal triumphs with inspiration mixed in.
Never a disappointment, Sylvia Hubbard, has spoken in front of thousands all over the United States and Canada. Check out her website at SylviaHubbard.com.

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