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Better Than Beginnings

Title: Better Than Beginnings

Series: Better Than Stories, 5

Author: Lane Hayes

Narrator: Nick J. Russo

Publisher: Lane Hayes

Release Date: January 30, 2020

Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 10 Hours 46 Minutes

Genre: Romance, Bisexual, Established Couple, MM Romance, Gay romance

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Synopsis

Matt Sullivan knows he met someone special the night he spots the sexy man on the dance floor. However, he doesn’t know his life is about to change forever. First of all, Matt is straight. Okay, maybe not, but he doesn’t think falling in love and spending the rest of his life with a hotheaded, unapologetically fabulous diva is an option. Aaron Mendez is confident, smart, and very comfortable in his skin. He knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go for it. And though he might have reservations about falling for someone newly out of the closet, no one has ever looked at Aaron the way Matt does. Navigating a relationship has its challenges, but both Matt and Aaron are willing to deal with difficult parents, holiday blues, and learning curves. They know their happy ever after is worth fighting for and that true love is better than good. *No/low angst, sexy fun! This collection of short stories follows the lives of Matt and Aaron from my first novel, Better Than Good. The end of one chapter is the beginning of a whole new story from ordinary everyday life to an engagement, a wedding, and more. This collection is dedicated to Matt and Aaron fans and those who believe that the real love story happens after the first “I love you”.

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Better Than Beginnings Excerpt- From Better Than Wedding “What’s Saturday?” “A no-work day. And we’re meeting with our wedding planner. I was worried his ideas would be too pricey, but Vic will be thrilled when I tell him you agreed to spare no expense on the reception.” “That doesn’t sound like something I’d say,” I huffed, blowing on a spoonful of chili, then taking a bite. “Mmm. This is delicioso.” “Gracias. Well, someone who looks and sounds a lot like you just agreed to a unicorn ice sculpture at our reception,” he deadpanned. I snorted. “Yeah, right. You can’t use anything I say in the last few seconds of a playoff game against me.” “Does that mean no to two champagne fountains too?” He snickered at my stone-faced expression as he reached for his wine. “Fair enough, but you’d better start weighing in before I’m tempted to do something crazy. This isn’t just my wedding, it’s our wedding.” I turned to fully face him. “I thought we were set. We have a date, a place, and a minister. We agreed on invitations, and we even talked about our honeymoon. What am I missing?” “The details, Matty! All the details.” Aaron flashed an incredulous look at me and smacked his hand on the island. “Look, you’re busy at work, and I know the last things you think about are table decor and cake toppers, but I’m busy too and I can’t stop thinking about them. And then my head explodes with more choices like roses or lilies, chocolate ganache or buttercream, and don’t even get me started on the seating arrangements. It’s making me crazy!” “I can see that.” I chuckled and set my spoon aside, snaking my arm around his waist when he glared at me. “Hey, I’m kidding. Tell me what you want me to do. How about if I choose the flowers?” “Oh, no. Definitely not. I know you too well, Matty. You’d wait until the last minute, then either ask your secretary or my future monster-in-law to help and there’s no way in hell I’d—” “Hey. No need to get nasty here.” I threaded my fingers through his and kissed the platinum band on his left ring finger. “I’m sorry. I know I told you I’d handle things, but you’re kind of strict about the budget.” “One of us has to be if we want to buy—” “I know.” Aaron leaned against me and kissed my shoulder. “I think it’s a great idea, but the problem is that you don’t really understand how much things are. You need to be part of some of the major decisions, so you get the picture. I have a proposition to make.” “Oh, boy. What did you do, and how much is it going to cost?” I asked, slipping his glass from his hand and taking a healthy swig. “Ha. Ha. I didn’t do anything. Yet. But let’s be real—this whole thing is going to cost a fortune, but it’ll be worth it. I’ve already done the bulk of the research, and Vic is a great resource, but I still think we should have a weekly powwow so I can go over things with you before we meet the wedding planner. So we don’t waste time or veer off course…because yes, Vic really did ask how my fiancé felt about a caviar bar.” “Oh, my God.” I set the glass down and gulped. “Don’t worry, Papi. I told him it wasn’t your style. But gosh, I could easily get talked into a champagne fountain. It sounds romantic, doesn’t it?” “No.” Aaron snickered at my quick reply and gestured for me to eat. “See the problem? I promise I won’t make any rash decisions, but I need your input on some things if we’re going to make it to the altar without you wringing my neck when I’m ten thousand dollars over—” “Ten thousand!” My jaw dropped as I widened my eyes comically. “Calm down. I’m innocent. I’ve been so good it hurts,” he said with a sigh. “But if something is going to hurt, it should be in a good way. And preferably with an orgasm or two. Don’t you agree?” Aaron lowered his hand and rubbed his palm over my half-hard cock. “Y-yeah.” “We should have our husband-to-be chats once a week to discuss our plans.” I lifted my hips slightly and cupped his neck to bring him closer. “Good idea.” “But you’ll have to give me your undivided attention,” he purred as he pulled at the elastic bands of my shorts and boxer briefs. Then he slipped his fingers under the fabric and grabbed my dick. “I don’t want to compete with basketball, baseball, or anything else. It’ll be a special date. Just me and you.” “Mmm. Yes.” I licked the corner of his mouth, pulled his pajamas and boxer briefs down, and kneaded his ass. “We can be flexible about the day and time,” he said in a throaty tone, nipping my jaw as he stroked me from base to tip. “What about location?” I asked, tracing his crack with my middle finger. “Yes. Anywhere is fine.”

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Lane Hayes loves a good romance! An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016, 2017, 2018-2019, 2020-2021 Rainbow Awards. She loves wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in a newly empty nest.  

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The Splattering of Silence by M.M. Gargiulo

The Splattering of Silence
M.M. Gargiulo
Publication date: February 3rd 2023
Genres: Adult, Fantasy

Life left Phillip so abruptly, he entered the afterlife with very little sense of self. He managed to find his way to Valhalla, the resting place of warriors, and begins to piece back the story of his life. Shockingly, he manages to find the love of his life, but another stands firmly in his way.

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~BLURB~When a steamy video lands in the wrong hands, their worlds collide as they never should have. With one video he thinks he has her all figured out? Does she have a surprise for him…IzzyIzzy Scarpa is a quick study. In the past ten minutes, she’s learned that unwritten rules are there to make people toe the line. After a most humiliating meeting with her boss, all she wants is to walk out of this boardroom, but she has a new contract to sign—one that will derail all her future career prospects and everything she’s worked for. If only she’d adhered to Bryce Sutherland’s simple rules…Rule #1:Don’t let your boss catch you in a steamy video you posted online, flaunting his company logo as if he were your biggest sponsor.Rule #2:No tears in the boardroom. Ever.Rule #3 (and this is one of her own):If your boss wants to screw you over, screw him over right back.In theory this works perfectly, that is until she falls in love with the human behind Bryce Sutherland’s cold, handsome façade…and has to make the hardest choice she never anticipated making in the first place.BryceFor Bryce Sutherland all decisions in life fall into one of two categories: good or bad.Every day he works hard to step away from his past and make good decisions, especially where his company and reputation are at stake. Rules make good versus bad decisions easy, and he likes to stick to them.Rule #1:His company’s interns are off limits. And that goes double when it comes to Izzy Scarpa.Rule #2:When that same intern makes a hot-as-hell video that lands in his inbox, company logo and all, don’t keep it. Or watch it on repeat. Delete, delete, delete.Rule #3:Don’t break rule #1 or rule #2 and be the idiot that falls in love with this gorgeous, feisty woman in the process.As for Izzy Scarpa…she might break more than rules and his bank account—she might just break his heart.

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The Mushroom Effect Blitz

 

Sci-fi Time Travel Romance

Date Published: August 15, 2022


Can you imagine to be able to travel in other worlds and find out that who you love is living a different life without you? A life that you could feel and go through looking for another chance… because let’s be honest, we all make mistakes and often we have thought about a second chance.

This novel narrates the tragic story of two lovers separated by death. Like Orpheus ventured himself to the land of the dead to attempt to bring Eurydice back to life, Francesco will try to find his beloved beyond the boundaries of the understandable. With his singing and playing, Orpheus, charmed the ferryman Charon and the dog Cerberus, guardians of the River Styx. His music and grief so moved Hades, king of the underworld, that Orpheus was allowed to take Eurydice with him back to the world of life and light. Hades set one condition, however: upon leaving the land of death, both Orpheus and Eurydice were forbidden to look back.


She died and he lost his memories of her.

A life that, Francesco, feels destroyed, incurable.

Rehabilitation has failed.

The encouragement of his family was not enough.

Friends put aside.


Except that, suddenly, after months of unlimited suffering, an old schoolmate proposes an ambiguous solution: to try a substance able to take him into a parallel world to meet his lost love. He must travel through an uncharted reality and bend the law of nature in order to regain lost memories. But in this new reality, Francesco meets another girl and new friends.


Who are they and why do they look so familiar?

Will he be able to understand the facets of life’s deepest secrets?

 


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M. A. Iori resides in Bournemouth. Born in Italy, where he published 4 novels, and worked for several years in the field of natural and organic cuisine. He runs a blog of topics related to spirituality and religion.


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Tour – While The Baby Sleeps

While the Baby Sleeps

by Stephanie Hazeltine

Genre: Thriller

Four mothers.
One body.
Many secrets.


Marnie is a first-time mum in a new town, paralysed by anxiety and pushing away her police-officer husband.

Peyton is a teen mum, living with her parents and longing to behave like other teenagers her age.

Fleur looks like the perfect picture of a mum who is coping and loving motherhood, but no one knows that under her beautiful dress, her body is covered in bruises caused by her husband.

Amalia, a single mum, lost her parents in tragic circumstances and will do anything to honour her mother’s dying wish and protect the family she has.

When these women meet at mothers’ group, they bond over feeding schedules and baby products, but when a local is found murdered, they discover it’s not their babies who will tie them to one another forever.

Each woman has a motive to kill and secrets to hide, but do they know who the real enemy is?

Stephanie Hazeltine is a contemporary fiction author who writes about fearless females as they fall in love, navigate motherhood or tackle mysteries.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, two kids and two cavoodles.

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Death by Puffin: A Bachelorette Party Murder in Reykjavik (Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery) by Jennifer S. Alderson

About Death By Puffin

Death by Puffin: A Bachelorette Party Murder in Reykjavik (Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery) Cozy Mystery 9th in Series Setting – Iceland Traveling Life Press (November 24, 2022) Number of Pages: 180 Digital ASIN : B09WX2D57V

Iceland—land of fire, ice … and murder?

 

After a nasty fight with her boyfriend, tour guide Lana Hansen takes a week off work to get her head straight. Fate brings her to Iceland and the Hotel Puffin where she hopes the magnificent natural surroundings will help heal her heart and point the way forward.

 

Instead of the rest and relaxation she wishes to find, Lana ends up neighbors with a group of rowdy Americans in town for a bachelorette party and wedding. Their joyous frivolity is a painful reminder of her own relationship problems, and Lana does her best to steer clear of the group.

 

Yet when someone in the wedding party dies under mysterious circumstances, she gets pulled into the investigation. Can Lana help unmask the killer before they strike again—or will this trip be her last?

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Jennifer S. Alderson was born in San Francisco, raised in Seattle, and currently lives in Amsterdam. After traveling extensively around Asia, Oceania, and Central America, she moved to Darwin, Australia, before settling in the Netherlands. Her background in journalism, multimedia development, and art history enriches her novels. When not writing, she can be found in a museum, biking around Amsterdam, or enjoying a coffee along the canal while planning her next research trip.

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Spindrifts by A-M Mawhiney blitz

Spindrifts
A-M Mawhiney
Publication date: November 24th 2021
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult

Racism, climate change, and violence are in the past. The new world values respect and collaboration with others. But are there secrets lurking in the shadows of the Land of Hope? What truth about the past is being covered up?

When fifteen-year-old Fania returns from Immersion, she is shattered to learn that the next phase of her education is at home with Alicia, her granny. She had hoped for something far grander that would prepare her for an important role with the Earth Project. Their two strong personalities clash as Fania begins to learn more about the past and her family’s role in it.

As Fania grows in confidence and power, she starts to wonder exactly what secrets Alicia is keeping in her underground lab. After Fania discovers the truth, she finds her calling: one that has the power to change everything.

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Fania’s Journal: An excerpt from Spindrifts by A-M Mawhiney © 2021

I’m supposed to write in my journal every day. Sure. Like that’s the best use of my time. They said it’d be a private place to think, but I’ve wondered about that. I can think in my head without writing my thoughts. Just in case, I always use my disconnected tablet for the real journal, encrypted with three protective codes and in a language I developed myself. I know this might be over the top, but I’ve felt better knowing no one can read my actual journal. So, people can read how excited I am about my apprenticeship, but privately I’m totally dissed. I really want to learn about people From Away, and instead I’m apprenticing with Granny, my great-grandmother, who’s spent most of her life close to home in her research laboratory, two miles down an ancient mine shaft. It used to be where they studied mysteries of the universe! How the heck did that work?

I’ve always loved Granny. I’ve felt as though we’ve had a special relationship, and I’ve missed spending time with her. I just never thought they’d give me a responsibility so far removed from what I really want to be doing.

Ezma told me I’ve many skills and a strong aptitude for analytical thinking. I know what that means. It means sitting in an underground lab every day for the rest of my life. I guess I wasn’t very good at hiding my feelings because Ezma felt she had to remind me what Granny does is very important. Then she asked me a curious question.

“Do you know what she does?”

Well, of course I do! I explained, “Granny is the researcher who found the serum. She said it was a fluke.”

That comment made Ezma laugh, hysterically almost. “Well, Fania, you’ll find there’s a lot you can learn from Alicia. I hope you’ll keep an open mind.”

When I boarded the transport to head home after two years at Immersion, my patch reminded me to change my timer back to the village’s schedule. The health patch is a misnomer; it’s actually an up-to-date example of bio-merged nanotechnology. This latest gen’s so far advanced compared to the primitive models my grandparents used when they were young—those things they wore on their wrists. Now the healer implants the technology at birth where it merges with our brainwaves. It has reciprocal transformational capabilities, but I’ve been told there are limitations so it can’t change the basic personality or natural abilities of anyone. The patch transmits and receives communications, monitors personal health data, and provides all my reading materials. Everyone in our territory has them, so far as I know.

Author Bio:

A-M Mawhiney was deeply moved by the events of 2020 and the cries from advocates fighting for equity and justice for people living precarious lives because of structural barriers and discrimination. As a former social worker and academic she has spent her career seeking ways to improve lives of marginalized learners through inclusive education for all students. Mawhiney has hope for a better future for us all. Her vision of what this might look like inspired her to write Spindrifts.

Anne-Marie lives in Sudbury, Ontario, in the territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek in the Robinson-Huron Treaty Area, with Dave McGill and their canine companion, Charlie.

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COVER REVEAL – Before the Storm by Montana Fyre




Title: Before the Storm
Series: Frost Industries #4
Author: Montana Fyre
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: December 30, 2022


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The weight of my family’s future is on my shoulders.

Our parents are gone and there hasn’t been a day since their death that we haven’t been in danger.

But now we have a new threat, one that’s getting a little too close to home, and with it brings my very own brand of heroine.

She’s everything I shouldn’t want. Sweet. Innocent. Young. But she calls to me like a siren in the deep, and I’m powerless to fight my obsession with her.

She was in trouble even before I touched her, but being mine adds a new level of danger.

I should send her away, allow her to have a normal life with a someone her own age, someone with a soul. But I can’t let her go.

Can I keep her and my family safe? Or will my affections for Ayvah be the downfall of us all?

Content Warning: This book contains violence, elements of BDSM, dub con, non con, attempted r*pe, and other themes which readers may find distressing. Reader’s discretion should be applied.





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Montana was inspired to write her own stories from an early age and it wasn’t long before her dream became becoming an author one day. Life hasn’t always been kind to Montana, but each of the challenges she has faced she has turned into a positive outcome, and has made her want to achieve her dream that much more.

Montana is a lover of all living creatures, except for spiders, and her love for her pets is never ending. She leads an active lifestyle and enjoys many different cuisines, often referring to herself as a garlic bread connoisseur. Montana loves to travel, and has found inspiration while exploring the USA and Canada with her wonderful husband. She has always loved everything Disney and is a pop culture nerd.

She attributes her ability to write romance to her husband, Sam, as she’s inspired every day by their fairytale love story. If she can bring about positive change in one persons life with something she has written, she will consider herself a successful author.


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Release Blitz for Omega’s Choosing by Evie Burks


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One omega for two alphas. What could possibly go wrong?

Adelyn has known from a young age that she would have to follow the guidelines laid out by the
government… but dreaming about alphas and seeing them in real life are two very different
things. In real life they’re hard, dangerous, and only interested in one thing, her. Claiming her.
Breeding her. Making her theirs.

She’s seen what happens to omegas who disobey the rules. She’s not going to be one of them.

Bash, a hardened alpha construction worker, has been skipped over for years, so he’s skeptical
when he’s chosen by Adelyn, but it’s not pity that he sees in her eyes. No, it’s desire. Sharing
her will be a monstrous task, but this alpha is all in. He won’t let his one chance to get off this
island slip away.

Rhylon, a new alpha, doesn’t know what to expect when he arrives at Alpha Island. It certainly
wasn’t making eyes at a cute omega on the transport or being chosen by said omega.

With danger lurking just around the corner, these two alphas must fight their instincts and work
together to protect their omega at all costs. Will they manage to do the impossible and save her,
or will they lose her and their chance at happiness forever?

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